Wednesday, 20 August 2008

london times

we spent the last 2 days in london.

monday night we played a kerrang awards show with you me at six. they were an absolute pleasure to be in the company of, as always, and put on a good show. it was a bit of a strange one (again) for us, as we were playing to their fans who were totally dedicated. some had been there since 10am apparently! the set went down better than anticipated. i thought id be all punx and try pull off a stage dive, no one caught me and a landed on my back in the middle of the crowd. rock'n'roll or something... was very very funny in hindsight and id had just enough carlsberg to not really feel the fall.

tuesday, we hung out at alex holy roars flat til the early afternoon, got a parking ticket and played lots of multi-player DS tetris. i got loads of new music to listen to off al's mac which i was particularly pleased about. we headed to camden to meet up with the throats boys before their show at the underworld with gallows. throats seem to have the worst luck ever! weeks after having to cancel a tour due to van issues, their van broke down again on the way to london leaving their guitarist mark stranded. after several phone calls he eventually made his way down on the train and got a taxi to the venue. we lent them some gear and they went on and played one of the best live sets ive seen all year. i dont know if it was because of how pissed off they all were or what but the passion and intensity of the performance was something ive not seen for a long time. i had a lot of respect for them for doing everything to get down to play the show. we'd have probably given up at the broken down van but they persisted and it was all worth it. i literally cant wait to share a stage with them for a week in september/october.

so yeah, london=fundon. we're all off to leeds festival this weekend and no doubt will have some words to write down when we get home.

easy now,

Sunday, 10 August 2008

a week in the world of...

so this week we went down to london to do some press for the release of our album.

it was a pretty gruelling two days but we got to speak to a lot of interesting people and hopefully answer all the questions that people might have to ask us. theres some really cool features planned so keep yr eyes peeled over the next few weeks if you want to see what we have to say about our record and ourselves.

hassle will be hosting a track by track explanation about hysterics which was a lot of fun. take the majority of whats said with a pinch of salt and try and ignore how haggered we probably look!

on thursday night we got to go see some pretty cool bands at the macbeth in hoxton. white williams and zombie zombie notably stood out for me. it was also great to see some friends; tom throats, steph gallows, steve lovvers, the no pain in pop crew and plenty of others.

yesterday we played summerslam in wolverhampton. a bit of a weird one and we didnt fit the bill too well BUT it was a good day, we got treated really well and got to hang out with some bands we've met before. big shout outs to furthest drive home and we are the ocean for being dead nice. our set was perhaps a little rusty so apologies for anyone that came to see us. we'll be back later in the year in much more razor sharp form i would hope. thanks to the kids who dance, the kids who threw things at us and the kid RIGHT at the front who called me a wanker. much appreciated!

final bit of news. we have a mailing list now and you will be rewarded for signing up to it by getting access to a free download of scabs from hysterics. visit and add yr address to our list to get scabs and get excited. buzzing.