We are very much looking forward to getting back on the road again in January. We are heading to Finland for the very first time playing Helsinki and then we have a string of dates organised in Norway.
We're absolutely delighted to be able to offer to you this reissue of our first album on vinyl for the first time.
Released on Blues For The Red Sun records on awesome raspberry milkshake pink or white vinyl. ( we only have the milkshake available here)
To say we are excited about this is an understatement, this album has been with us a long time and being the first lng player we made it means a lot to us. Also it happens to sound amazing on vinyl , much better than we thought it would.
Guys we really don't know how or where to start with last nights gig in Mandela Hall Belfast for our album launch.
The Mandela is the best room in Belfast and a grand old girl and to everyones dismay they're knocking it down, we don't know why.
The fact we got to headline her before she goes is such an honour. When you release an album its an emotional thing, when you write music its emotional, when you record it emotional so getting to do this is beyond our dreams.
Then.... then... all you sexy gorgeous bastards come out and give us your all, to say we have been humbled is a massive understatement.
We've been touring a lot, and we have a lot more to do, but its no secret that Belfast is our favourite place in the world to play and last night was all the evidence anyone needs to understand why.
Check out Dale Buchanans great video of last night and you'll know why.
Thanks to The Mandela staff, sound, lights for being the best in town. Thanks to Shelley McMullan and Janie McGibbon for all the positivity, love, support and flowers. Conor Keys, Colin Geddis and Amy Montgomery absolutely fucking nailed it. Alive naturalsound and Punk Rock Blues
We called this the Funnest Album Launch In History and it was exactly that.
"....With the ‘phones on and your eyes closed, it’s easy to imagine these guys opening for Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience, they’re that good and here’s the thing: if they weren’t that good (they are), their sense of humor would still earn them a special place in my heart...."
Is this our sexiest album so far? We think so for sure.
When we started this band one of our guiding notions was to get people dancing. Here in Northern Ireland it seemed to us at gigs there was a distinct lack of boogieing. I remember going to see the Von Bondies, before the Bonnevilles was a thing, in Belfast and they tore the place up but the entire room was pinned to the walls tapping feet but
not shaking booty. Jason, told the room off, and he was right to do so then played even harder in reaction, that impressed the shit out of me. Northern Ireland was still traumatised from its recent history, people were still trying to figure out how to be normal, I remember it very clearly and we didn’t know how to dance to a great band.
Sometimes being a band thats rooted in the blues it’s too easy to get weighed down by its sheer mass and heavy content.
Over the years we’ve written about death and love, zombies and strippers. Not Zombie strippers though, not yet anyway. This record we’ve gone straight for passion,sex and love along with a little political righteous indignation. For us love and politics are not mutually exclusive.
We give you Dirty Photographs, the album, you can provide your own filth.