We’re delighted to be supporting The Fall in Belfast next Wednesday as a part of the cathedral arts quarter festival.
We’ll be playing the the marquee in customs house square.
Canadian Long Board firm Landyatchz have been using our music to promote their longboards this year, we’re delighted. check ‘em out.
Last week my (Andy) health took a nasty turn , when I found myself collapsed on my bathroom floor at 4am struggling for breath. I recovered enough to get myself checked out and am now on the mend.
What had happened though is I picked up a flu just as we set off on tour 5 weeks ago and hadn’t managed to shake it, its developed into a full blown chest infection exacerbated by overwork, lack of sleep etc. We came off tour and played more shows here at home in Ireland and I didn’t rest at all until finally, boom, down I go, exhaustion, burnt out.
Im a 6 foot man, 13 stone, I train hard 3 or 4 times a week and am very very fit. I’ve been an amateur racing cyclist for a large part of my life so finding myself genuinely thinking for a moment I may be clocking out gave me something to think about.
The upshot is, we won’t be taking any bookings for a little while until I consider what Im to do about this. We’ll honor the bookings already made but won’t consider any more until I know how Im going to deal with this. I need to gig but I won’t be doing it in this way if it continues to make me sick.
We’re a gigging band, as you may know, we gig a lot and we like it that way but my character dictates that I give everything 100% or nothing at all.
So until we make new arrangements, we’ll play the half dozen gigs we have in the diary and no more.
Andy & Chris
Tickets now available for this one.
What better way to mark the resurrection of Jesus than with a bit of Garage punk blues? (It’s what he would have wanted.)
The bars may be shutting early but that’s when we’ll only be getting warmed up as we bring a special show to a special venue right in the heart of Belfast city.
So it’s going to be an one-off intimate gig and we are encouraging you to bring down your own beers and join us for an unforgettable performance! The party continues into the small hours courtesy of the Stereo Circus DJs too!
Make sure you click “attending” and you’ll be messaged details on the day!
We’ll thats us home from our “Folk Art & The Death Of Electric Jesus Tour”. it breaks down like this.
1 lost voice (found it again though)
8 packets of Rotosound 11s guitar strings
1 cracked crash cymbal
3 broken guitar cables
1 broken pedal board
1 smashed snare stand
1 gig cancelled
1 Mudlow, 1 Sweat Panther, 1 Uncle Tim, 1 Empty Lungs, 1 The Pacifics, 1 Psychojet, 1 The Reverse Cowgirls, 2 The Liberty Takers, 1 Homesick Aldo, 1 Geek Maggot Bingo
4 car ferrys
Lots of vitamin C and paracetamol
Loads of Guinness
1 bottle of buckfast drunk on stage in Belfast
50+ t shirts sold
200+ CDs’ sold
Not as many totes sold as we thought we would
1 long lost cousin rediscovered
1 Les Paul Studio Gold Top 50s tribute played and lusted over in a guitar shop.
3 broken drum sticks.
2 silver sparkle drum kits nearly bought.
2 inbetweeners episodes watched in boxers with beer in a Travelodge in Newcastle
2 cups of coffee left on top of car roof
1 box of butlers chocolate ate
1 entire unused rider stolen
1 exhaust welded
1 set of brake pads
1 brake caliper
and lots of new friends made.
there must be more, but that’ll give you an idea of what it takes to go on the road.
Andy & Chris