We’re going on tour REALLY soon. I bought some new plectrums and I’m feelin’ excited.
Here are the dates:
MAY 3rd ANDOVER @ The George
MAY 4th BRISTOL @ The Croft
MAY 5th MANCHESTER @ Sound Control
MAY 6th GLASGOW @ The Captain’s Rest
MAY 7th MIDDLESBROUGH @ The Westgarth
MAY 8th BIRMINGHAM @ The Rainbow
MAY 9th LONDON @ The Garage w/The Front Bottoms
MAY 11th DEN HAGUE (Holland) @ Walk The Link Festival
MAY 12th TILBERG (Holland) @ O13
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Hey there world.
We’ve just announced a freakin’ million shows for the next few months. We’re coming to lots of great places. You should come and see us. There will be buckets of sweat and several pieces of broken and breaking equipment. Maybe even some new songs.
28th The Beercart, Canterbury
29th The Hydrant, Brighton
1st The Edge, Portsmouth
2nd The Watershed, Milton Keynes
9th Soul Cellar, Southampton
27th Room On Fire @ The Frog & Parrot, Sheffield
3rd The George, Andover w/ The Bots
4th The Croft, Bristol w/ The Bots
5th Sound Control, Manchester w/ The Bots
6th The Captain’s Rest, Glasgow w/ The Bots
7th The Westgarth, Middlesbrough w/ The Bots
8th The Rainbow, Birmingham w/ The Bots
9th The Garage, London w/ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, The Bots, Stagecoach
3rd Crash Doubt Festival, Lincoln w/ Crazy Arm, Apologies I Have None
12th 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham w/ Tall Ships, Imperial Leisure, Straight Lines
It’s Christmas Eve. A few years ago I was three floors downstairs in my folks’ basement recording the first demos of songs that became “Edith” and “Freud Links The Teeth And The Heart”. This year I’m in the attic. Outside it’s raining.
In 2011 we released our sophomore album “The Wages Of Fear”. We toured and toured. In lovely vans and vans that were broken beyond recognition. We played with The Get Up Kids and watched Devon Williams of Osker play to nobody in London. We made three videos and released two of them. We dressed in drag. We swam in the sea. We moved to East London. We wore speedos. New Found Glory liked us. We grew our moustaches in April. We carried on working jobs that aren’t being musicians. We rode the teacups in Essex and watched Daniel Flay drink cocktails out of goldfish bowls. We got way too drunk in Leicester and upset a poor girl’s housemates. Penguin tweeted about “Edith”. We formed The Sticky Bandits in Manchester. We made a Christmas song over a weekend at the start of December. We played in a street in Stirling. We finally found a copy of Don Quixote on tour in Scotland. Henry got into Fantasy Fiction. Pete got promoted. Andy got serious. Ric got (even more) handsome. Matt opened a bar. Ben toured the world and made us jackets. We wore tour jackets on the beach. We loaded in through torrential rains and wind and sun, mornings, afternoons and nights. We played a gig at an indoor ski-slope. We headlined 2000 Trees. We met a million people. We met a couple of great bands. We dressed as wrestlers and fought. We toured some more. Ric got sick in York. We went to a church in St. Pancras. We talked to Americans. We got doubtful and then we got resolute. We tried to say thankyou. We had a good time. We were grateful.
Giant hugs and thankyous to Matt Hughes, Simon Drake, Greg Hilson, Kev Marston, Peter Miles, James Bragg, Aisha Ali, Ed Thompson and all of the other people who’ve helped and helped us. We don’t exist without you. Stay brave this Winter.