Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Leeds Leeds Leeds

This is the first date in the diary for autumn gigs, and our first time in Leeds since we played at '120 Rats' [is that still there?] with Half Seas Over and a couple of other bands in about 1999. Obviously we will party exactly like it is 1999, but I'm not promising any actual bleeding this time.

Runners, Lazarus Clamp, Chips For The Poor and [new ex-Cissy band who don't have a name yet].

At The Fox & Newt.

Saturday, October 29 ยท
8:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Monday, 12 September 2011

September already - Autumn gigs, digital back catalague, and next LP title.

Since the last post, we have not been completely dormant. Birthdays, illnesses, ebay addictions and pedal-building aside, we have been doing a few things. We got together at John's in July [without Huw], and worked out two new songs ['100W bulb' and 'We are in water'], one with everyone singing in a most un-Clamp-like way. And then we got together on a farm somewhere in Buckinghamshire [without Huw], and hacked our way through a few old songs, and a few of the new ones.

In a few weeks, we will get together all 5 of us [I'd have to check through the blog to work out when we last managed that], and prepare for some Autumn gigs. These will start in late October, to coincide with the formal Damnably/Shellshock digital release of the Lazarus Clamp back-catalogue. The dates are not firmed up yet, so drop us a line if you'd like a visit.

And it turns out we have more than enough songs which sit quite nicely together now, for the next record [13 I think - that's lucky right?]. And a working title: 'The bird is not the metaphor.' We plan to book some studio time early in 2012 for those.

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