Thursday, 21 October 2010


Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who came out for our tenth birthday! We had an excellent time and really, really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks too to Ed Wood Jr and Fresh Eyes for the Dead Guy, both of whom threatened to blow us off the stage, and to all of you who indulged in munching cake, stomping on balloons and letting off pathetically weak party poppers. Left Lion have written a very kind review of the night here.

But now! We are about to depart these shores for some excitement (and 2,000-odd miles) in the continent, visiting France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany:

Friday 22 October | Liege, BE | La Zone
Saturday 23 October | Nancy, FR | Le Coup De Monocle
Sunday 24 October | Freiburg, DE | White Rabbit Club
Monday 25 October | Zurich, CH | Boschbar
Tuesday 26 October | Day off
Wednesday 27 October | Lyon, FR | Le Sonic
Thursday 28 October | Bordeaux, FR | Le Nouveau Locale
Friday 29 October | Day off
Saturday 30 October | Le Havre, FR | McDaid's
Sunday 31 October | Arrive home for for a nice cup of tea

As you can see, we have a couple of days off due to impending shows having to be cancelled. If you live anywhere near where we're likely to be (between Zurich and Lyon, and Bordeaux and Le Havre), and fancy having a sweaty sextet of young Englishmen take you out for a beer/play your front porch/crash on your sofa, please get in touch! Currently we're planning on investigating vinyards and avoiding getting caught up in riots. Fun! Email:

To soundtrack this momentous occasion, our fourth (and most ambitious) European tour, we have prepared a load of mixtapes to soundtrack our glorious travels/counter terminal boredom encountered by spending 50% of each day in a smelly van. Here's a random slice of goodness for you - it's not very representative of our collective tastes (we argue about music all the time - it's one of the reasons we've stayed together), but more of what my (David's) aural receptors have been getting off on in recent weeks. Named in honour of a random pronouncement by Nick of Chameleon infamy, we present you with...

"Just Get Me A... Mermaid" - A Souvaris Mixtape
1. Leftfield feat. Afrika Bambaataa - Africa Shox
2. Sir Lord Baltimore - Master Heartache
3. Disco Inferno - It's a Kid's World
4. The Para-monts - I Don't Want To Lose You
5. Grouper - Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
6. W. John Ondolo - Tumshukuru Mungu
7. Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - Mother's Love
8. Gavin Bryars - Raising the Titanic (Big Drum Mix)
9. PJ Harvey - The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore
10. Harvey Milk - I Do No Know How To Live My Life
11. Speed, Glue & Shinki - Mr Walking Drugstore Man
12. Shorty - Coopie and Me
13. Daft Punk - Around the World
14. The Jesus Lizard - Boilermaker
15. Pumice - Pumiceraft
16. Mike Hanapi's Ilima Islanders - Hilo Hula


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Dirty Egg

This Is England '86 was the only thing on TV this year worth taking the time to watch. If you agree, or even if you don't, you might enjoy this little nugget: hot off the press, it's a short film a friend of ours made, with some familiar faces and soundtrack. Choose between your favourite streaming content provider below...



Oh, and...

NOTTINGHAM RESIDENTS: Don't forget about our 10th birthday shenanigans, as detailed below! And if you've already bought your tickets for Melt Banana (and let's face it, who wouldn't?), you can see them then get into our gig just in time to see us close out the night for ONLY THREE QUID. Wahey!