We have barely recovered from last weekend’s shows at Ritual Union & Simple Things festival, but thanks to all who came to support and make it totally worth it! Review for our opening slot at The Bullingdon show in Oxford here (page 11).
More shows coming up for Halloween at the Shacklewell Arms on the 27th Oct (interview with Finn from Raw Meat ahead of the show here), at The Garage with The Garden on the 1st Nov, and 2Q Festival in Lincoln on the 3rd. Recording continues at Trashmouth Records between shows - the album will shatter you and possibly all your dreams in Spring next year.
Who could resist erolalic chanting in cod German? What sane person would pass off the opportunity to see a naked glittering Joan riding a pig in fetish heels? Featuring sublime artwork by our Charlotte and a centre label courtesy of Trixie Malixie of Ravenous Productions, the 7” vinyl of our double AA side Mermaids/ Ich Liebe Dich will finally be out on Trashmouth Records and in the shops on Friday 10th August! It is also available to pre-order now on Bandcamp here.
Mermaid thong merch anyone…?
We have now also been blessed with a brilliant booking agent in the form of Sarah Joy from ATC Live so please contact her to procure us. Since she joined us we have been described as being “like the Bangles on drugs” so we are certain she feels she has made the right decision!
Really excited about being added to the bill at Manchester Psych Fest alongside the loves of our lives, Meatraffle; plus Creatures, Toy, The Wytches, Mold & Saba Lou on 1st September.
Oxford is bracing itself for our debut show there as part of the ridiculously excellent line-up that includes Warmduscher, LICE, Gnod, The Lovely Eggs, Nadine Shah and Jane Weaver at Ritual Union on the 20th October.
Things will get spooky AND fancy when we headline the Raw Meat / Roadkill Records Halloween special at the Shacklewell Arms on the 27th October with Sex Cells + Strange Cages. Free entry plus unspecified prizes for best outfit…
The video for ‘Mermaids’ has been unleashed! Thanks to Trixie Malixie at Ravenous Productions for making it.
Immerse yourselves here.
In other news, let us thaw your icicles and set aflame your frozen, frozen hearts! We have been announced in the first wave of acts on the line up for next year’s Rockaway Beach Festival in Bognor Regis 11-13 Jan 2019, along with Gary Numan, Maximo Park, Barry Adamson, Laetitia Sadier, Chupa Cabra, The Filthy Tongues, Squid, plus DJ sets from Terry Hall and Steve Lamacq! Tickets (including accommodation) are well cheap for this at the moment - more info here.
Two mega shows coming up! The first is this Friday 18th May where we are looking forwards to playing at
The Alternative Escape
for Trashmouth Records distributor Republic of Music's acclaimed courtyard session. On at 18.25 at Shipwrights Yard,
Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
Cracking line up from 12.20pm too. Free entry with The Great Escape wristband.
Also honoured to have a slot at Raw Power festival on Sun 27th May at The Dome in Tufnell Park. Tickets still available for the whole weekend, with the likes of Cocaine Piss, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Godflesh, Slowcoaches, Snapped Ankles, Rat Salad, Thee Hypnotics, Circle & DJ John Doran also on the bill. We’re on at 2.15pm on the Sunday opening up the main stage.
The Tron hath Dawned! The tour is complete. Thank you to everyone who played at shows, put on the shows, and to those who came to shows; the excellent sound engineers, those who bought merch and who took photographs or wrote something ego enlarging; and a special thanks to those who donated to our noble cause to help get us about the country and to all who helped us raise £315 in total for local homeless charities. We had an immeasurably good time. It was an equal joy to play at Portsmouth Psych Fest on the Strong Island Recordings stage at the weekend just gone and also to witness James Melt Dunes’ inspired dancing afterwards…
Now, onwards and Avast ye sailors! We be beaming live to your living room/ bedroom / toilet as we headline this Weds 2nd May at Pirate Studios live streaming session! Tune your television, computer or mobile device to bit.ly/PirateLiveVideo at 8pm to be witness to our swashbuckling performance and massive swords…
If you'd like to then stay up late and see us AND catch the full strength of our fragrance then join us for the Official Pit Party After Party ft. Madonnatron, Squid & Ditz this Friday 4th May in Dalston. Free entry for those with a Fluffer Pit Parties Presents - Pulled Apart By Horses + friends ticket or a sexy £7 on the door.
We have sidled furtively back into the studio where we are fervently crafting our next onslaught of sounds. Of these, ‘Mermaids’ is the first to emerge. A song about secret things. The diary entry that you ripped out and burned while the house was sleeping. The saltier experiences that leave you with a stagger or a swagger although it will remain forever unclear which…
It is being premiered on The Quietus at this very moment HERE
The single will be released on 7” vinyl at some point in the not too distant future along with our first cover song and a tonic for the aforementioned disquiet of ‘Mermaids’; the Rive Gauche familiarity of B-side ‘Ich Liebe Dich’ will soothe your guilt like an amorous twenty something Marlene Dietrich engulfing you in budget pink sateen. Both tracks, assuringly, have been made with love.
Friday approacheth, you may hear a rattling across the ether as we prepare to strike! We are poised like the sharp fangs of a snake to deliver the poison and the cure. First victim - Southampton…
What the hell is Instagram? It is the place where you should follow us for visual updates and clues as to our whereabouts simply because it is the easiest way to do that, so sign up now or forever be oblivious to our goings on over the next 6 weeks…
As part of the premise of the tour, we didn’t want to just go showing off in various parts of the country and wanted to try and use the fact that people are gathered together for a show to try and raise some money for charities local to the areas we are playing in. Seeing as the government doesn’t seem to give a shit, we all must do what we can to help each other. We are appalled at the increase in the number of people on the streets in London, and with the weather being so incredibly cold we are even more aware of how dire it must be to have to try and survive in these conditions when you don’t have a roof over your head so we’ve decided to try to raise money specifically for organisations that provide services for the homeless. Announcements about which charities they will be will go into the relevant event on Facebook and on Twitter. If you’re coming to a show please bung some change or whatever you have spare into the bucket as all proceeds will be given to these places.
Thank you so much to everyone who has very generously donated to our tour fund so far this week, and to everyone who has acted like a knife laden with Nutella upon a piece of thick white bread and helped spread the word... it really is going to help us enormously. Any further assistance will be gratefully received xx
We have set up one of those awful give us money things to try and raise some funds to actually get around the country, for the Dawn of the Tron tour starts in less than a month!
If you can contribute even a small amount it will help save us from total financial annihilation and possibly help Travelodge invest in some new, slightly less depressing curtains…
There are some fine things on offer in exchange too - merch, backstage passes, artwork, video cameos, private gigs, etc
Dawn of the Tron is upon us!
A trembling shal ripple across these wretched isles as we hurtle towards you and 12 UK cities during March & April.
Support comes variously from sonic pugilists Melt Dune, Arxx, Kyogen & Chupa Cabra. Plus local support from Wild Fruit Art Collective/ Pet Crow/ Inevitable Daydream/ Jo Mary/ Something Leather/ Hollow Mask/ Mysteron/ Objectified +more.
Fear the girth!