Thursday 21 July 2011

Bring Back The Birch

A bit of a good weekend coming up for us -

  • Friday night we are playing [and putting the show on] at The Unicorn in Camden with Falenizza Horsepower (Jersey), Hands Up Who Wants To Die (Ireland) and Shield Your Eyes. We are on first for this one so if you want to catch us then you'll have to be there for 8pm.
  • Saturday we are in Fleet, Hampshire at The Links for Sausagefest VII. I don't know what the running order is but I do know that the day will be lots of fun as we have played this festival for the past two years and they were both great. The bands playing are; Nope, Shield Your Eyes, Falenizza Horsepower, Cuss Words, Hold Your Horse Is, Mine Our Arc + a few others.
Last weekends show with Death Pedals and Battery Men was immense fun, thanks to those who came and contributed to the brilliant atmosphere. I definitely drank too much after we played.

The mixing of the recordings we did are coming along nicely, we have sent it back a few times for some tweaks here and there but we are not too far off. It's pretty much me holding everything up because I don't think the bass guitar is prominent! Apart from that, it's sounding great.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Hopefully A Girl Will Come Between Me And The Ground

Tonight is our show at the Constitution in Camden and we are joint hosting the evening with Death Pedals. It's a three band bill and the other band to play are Battery Men [ex Monkey Boy Mark Warren on bass/vox]. As usual it is £2 entry with all the money going to the bands. Hope you can make it, it's going to be a banger.

Thanks to all those who signed the petition that I posted. It means a lot to us and will mean more to the future generations of kids with nothing to do.

Also, recording last Sunday went well. We are very much looking forward to hearing the first mix, getting it finished and finally releasing it!

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Keep Your Dirty Hands To Yourself

Sign this petition now! Save Heatham House Youth Club and here is why...

In short...
Richmond council want to sell the house and turn it into a hotel and so far, have not proposed, in any detail, a replacement. Richmond council's track record for this sort of thing isn't great either; in the 1970s they shut down the swimming pool - it still hasn't been properly redeveloped, in the late 80s they shut down the Ice Rink with the promise that it would be rebuilt - still no Ice Rink has been built and more recently they took control of a community hall with the promise they'd refurbish it and turn it into a Children's Centre - The playground is unfinished, they built the wrong things inside two of the rooms and they failed to deliver on the promised IT suite and the play managers office is still without a phone line!

The reason it's so great...
Phil and I attended Heatham House as angst ridden yoofs. It provided us [and other youth's] with the opportunity to be creative, gain confidence and mature into the ace adults we've become. In our friend group alone people like Loz from Hundred Reasons, Kiera Knightley, Laura from Blood Red Shoes, DJ Basher and Anna Calvi all benefited from it's existence. I know that sounds like it was some sort of school of arts or something horrific like that but what it did was allow these people the chance to explore, be creative and gain confidence in their art. Heatham House is a unique place and offers so much to the young people in Richmond and surrounding boroughs. Other than the recording studio, rehearsal rooms and a large venue Heatham house also offers facilities such as skateboarding, a football pitch, a sexual health clinic and most importantly, a place where the youth can be free to express themselves and develop social skills. It's fucking mint.

Richmond borough isn't the only wealthy borough in London yet it has by far the lowest youth crime rates - It also has the greatest youth club - coincidence?

I owe a lot to Heatham House and its workers. We should be building more Heatham House's, not taking them away. Please sign the petition.

Saturday 9 July 2011

And On And Ariston

We are going back again to re-record the two songs for the forthcoming split that we had planned to have out by now! Gareth and Umair [the recording man] aren't entirely happy with the original recording [Phil and I like it] so we have agreed to do it again. We are recording it on Sunday and I'll let you know how it turns out.

Friday 1 July 2011

Venue Change

Tonights show is no longer at the victory in dalston. It has been moved to The Urban Bar in Whitechapel - across the road from Whitechapel tube station.