Okay, it’s not really a news item. But, it is a recent item, at least – in that we’ve only just uploaded this video. It was shot by our roadie Rich McQuinn at the Hastrek Mindbender Weekend, back in September 2013. He briefly took his finger off the trigger, at one point, hence the jump edit – but, his intrepid camerawork, and the cracking sound quality (thanks, largely to Dave Hulett, out front) made it something we really wanted to share, with you.
Greetings. A quick missive to greet a few new followers and add an update or two. As you may have gathered, the Psychedelic Spring festival (scheduled for April) was shelved a few weeks ago. We’d like to quash any rumours about poor ticket sales. Bad vibes are to blame, from what we heard. Still, in the week we heard this, we also got invitations to play two new gigs! One is a private party in Digbeth, Birmingham – the other a secret, invitation only, festival at a mystery location near the sea, in Wales.
Following these, we go public once more with a cracking weekender, Off The Tracks, up near Castle Donnington! This is a very popular biannual music, arts and family event. We’d love to see you at the Spring one, where we’re on with Jesus Jones, Big Country and Eat Static among many others. More details can be found in our 2014 page.
The second album now has a title, some groovy artwork and a track running order. We’ve some new friends who we’re releasing it with – and they’ll help us market it, under their banner. As before, this will also be a limited edition keepsake of where our heads were at during a particular period, in our ongoing adventures. In this instance the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. It should be available online and directly from our grubby hands at shows. The live sets will no doubt contain elements of this album, the previous and… who knows what else?
Keep connected, groove monkeys!
Chris, Robot, Corky & Nick
A bit of video knitting to accompany a piece recorded during rehearsals and mucking about, at Smash Rooms, Telford. Spring, 2014. Enjoy.
Opening proceedings will be the eccentric tones of The Retinal Circus. Expect chaotic tongue-in-cheekiness with a chaotic Zappaesque delivery. Second on are Stourbridge groovers Socio Suki. Then it’s us. We’ve a few new tunes and, as ever, some familiar tunes given an air of improvisation. It’s on at the Bridge Inn WR1 2RX and is free entry!
UPDATE: Whilst advertised free entry, it’s now being suggested a £3 donation be made, as the brewery sponsoring things have dropped out… or something like that.
The gigs and plans for the new year are already being added to the 2014 page along with some dazzling posters. Some loose ends for other adventures can’t be confirmed yet, but when they are these will be included. Keep connected.
Recorded as we improvised: Summer, 2013. Mad images, as ever, by Corky Cordwell, Shropshire. This one really should be viewed in a dark room, with a glass of something heinous, at hand. Headphones and headgear are also strongly advised.