Sadly and regrettably, due to freak “cheese fondue” related incident, Dai will be downing his bass tools briefly for our March and April UK tour dates with The Hip Priests.
Stepping in, and please make him welcome for his stint, is Mr Ian Pickens. As the photo below shows, he’s more than keen to fill the 4-stringer glunk rock position and should fit it perfectly!
So The Sick Livers vs The Hip Priests dates in full are:
07/03/14 – Stag & Hounds, Bristol w/ The Setbacks.
08/03/14 – The Barn, Portsmouth w/ Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons + Second Hand Citizen.
03/04/14 – The Firefly, Worcester w/ 10:94.
04/04/14 – The Pipeline, London w/ Los Pepes.
05/04/14 – The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham w/ Los Pepes.
06/04/14 – The Dolls House, Abertillery (Matinee Show) w/ Trigger McPoopshute + Terrorbite.
Full tour flyer to follow shortly.
But first, we go old school…
A charity night, Punk For Porky, at Taibach RFC on 1st March 2014. We hook up with Trigger McPoopshute, The Front, Pancho from Dirty Sanchez and a host of on-the-night prizes including a free gas boiler service and rissole & chips. All the details are on the glorious poster above.
See you on the road, glunkers. Tidy.
When we started this trashy glam punk outfit, we expected to achieve well, nothing! This was all about making music we love for ourselves, and if a few people enjoyed it along the way then great! 2013 has totally blown everything out of the water.
There’s been too many highlights to mention, but hey we’ll have a go!
• Getting our album out there on vinyl, and receiving rapturous applause from the rock press.
• An appearance alongside our peers at Camden Rocks. Truly humbled to be accepted by what are heroes to us.
• A tour with our bad sisters The Hip Priests. Messy times and more to come in 2014. Oh dear!
• A split UK / Japanese 7″ courtesy of AM Records.
• A sell-out show (in under 8 days no less) in our adopted hometown of Newport. Amazing scenes.
We could go on, but then we also had to turn down a support with our glunk rock hero Sylvain Sylvain to honour a smaller show and we had a shitty photo in the NME with a predictable caption!
To top off the year in style, our album hit the number 4 spot overall at Uber Rock’s Albums of 2013. This is made all the more special given our DIY ethnic on how we recorded and released the album ourselves, with final input from Glunk Records. Check out the full Uber Rock lists here:
Collect your wristbands at downstairs bar. Please have your name and booking number (printed or otherwise) ready.
Guest listers: Just give your name at downstairs bar as previously agreed to receive your wristband.
£10 ticket holders to also show their name and booking number upstairs at the merch table to receive your goodie bag. You …can claim any at anytime during the evening. We can also post for a small fee.
Deadbeat Deluxe: 8.30 – 9pm
Hacksaw: 9.15 – 9.45pm
The Sick Livers: 10 – 11pm
NB: The gig is sold-out so no ticket, no gig admission. Please don’t ask band members or Le Pub staff to gain entry. There’s nothing we can do!
If you do have a spare ticket, please share your wares on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/569362823110988 - Thanks!
Hope you have a great night. Now let’s get our glunk on!
Feast your eyes on the brand spanking new Hell Bent & Glunk Records t-shirt design. You’ll be able to get your greasy paws on these sexy beasts at gigs from 28/12/13 onwards and online worldwide thereafter. VJ is currently holed up in his shed making these bad boys in the DIY fashion we know and love.
The sold-out LP launch at Le Pub is almost upon us. There’s been loads of requests for extra tickets but we just ain’t got ‘em! Strictly no walk-ups or no pay on the door either by order of Le Pub management. If you do have a spare we urge you to post on the Facebook event page so ticketless brothers and sisters don’t lose out. Fire away here… https://www.facebook.com/events/569362823110988/
Uber Rock still have exclusivity of album sales until the end of this year and here’s the deal… Whilst you can grab one in person off our bad selves, if you order via Uber Rock you will be in essence funding the 2nd Glunk Records release. This is GLUNK001LP, let’s secure GLUNK002LP. More great glunk tunes from great glunk bands. Order here: http://theuberrockchurchofmerch.bigcartel.com/product/the-sick-livers-motors-women-drugs-booze-killing-12-lp
Check out the new patches courtesy of http://www.embroidered-patches.co.uk along with our testimonial for their site below. Much kudos and respect.
“Based on the lead track from the critically acclaimed album “Motors, Women, Drugs, Booze & Killing,” this “Gimme The Drugs” embroidered patch is to be given away free to attendees of the sold-out show by The Sick Livers at Newport’s Le Pub on 28/12/13. A Christmas and New Year’s party night to celebrate a triumphant DIY year for the band which culminated in their album being released on 12″ vinyl courtesy of Glunk Records and Uber Rock. Patch to be sewn on your leather or denim kutte to instantly make you the coolest rocker around!”