Goodness me we've been busy - but where to start, where to start?
OK, first off, we're now a five-piece band. Yep indeedy, we have the rather lovely JIM THE GRYNN on lead guitar - and it's changed our sound quite a bit making it a bit more rock-y and less strict. We all think it's worked well and look forward to releasing some new stuff so you can have a listen.
To introduce Jim, we performed our fourth (I think) jaunt at Escobar in Wakefield last Saturday. The reception was fantastic, you lot are lovely and so brilliant to see so many of you there again (and some OP virgins too!). Set list was: Eclipsed
, Take Away The Tears
, Sex Noises
, Baby Baby
, Coming Up On Empty
, Disco Sauce
, Westgate Run
, and Keith Chegwin For A Day
. Yeah we know we said we'd not do Cheggers again but I think we'd have got lynched if we'd not done it given the demand. There are also some lovely photos by Dean Mitchell
and David Neville
which you shouldn't miss, and Cap'n B took some before and after the gig which are here
On the subject of Cheggers we've just given permission for it to be used in another telly programme, something about 'best-loved TV presenters'. We have absolutely no idea when it'll be aired or even if it'll be used but we'll let you know as soon as we do. Anyway, layabout satellite channel Dave
is repeating Buzzcocks
and Have I Got News
every few weeks so we're hardly off the telly at the mo.
What else? Ah yes, we're performing at Clarence Park Solstice Festival
on Saturday 19th June in Wakefield Park, probably sometime around 5pm. This will be a child-friendly set (no Sex Noises
for a start) so you should come and chill out in the park with us, and occasionally get groovy. It's also free (you're spoilt, really, aren't you)! There's a Facebook event page
if you're into that sort of thing.
Then on 25th June we are releasing our 6-track EP. This will be our first professional release which is being recorded now in Leeds. There's a few guest artists on it and I'm sure it'll be a stonking one. More about that (including a tracklist) closer to the time but more importantly we are launching it at Henry Boon's
in Wakefield (Facebook event page
) with our good pals from Shrood
. Woohoo! This'll be a full 2-set gig where we'll do the whole card. Really, I know it's Glastonbury at the same time but you'll enjoy us more - honest ;)
Pluuuuuuuuus... we're hoping to announce some really good national dates over July/August soon so please do keep checking back :) We love you loads :D xxx