We’d just like to convey our very sincere heartfelt thanks and good vibes to the lovely, swirly folks of Sonic Rock Solstice; the crew; Martyn, Snake, Jan, Kozmik Ken, Isaac, Dave and the various folk running around carrying things and twiddling with their knobs (and indeed ours). This was our second year running, but our first appearance on the main stage.
A big high-five also to the muzos and mutants who entertained us either from the stage or at the bar – or both. This one will remain a great memory. We gave it our all, when we had our chance – and hope our wonky approximation of ‘music’ connected with at least somebody. Thanks, ya big buncha freaks!
We’re set to return to this lovely festival, on the solstice weekend. A late reshuffle of the cabinet means we’ve now been elevated by a metre or so to the main stage! And, on top of this, from the Sunday afternoon to a respectable Saturday afternoon one.
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?