FEBRUARY ALBUM UPDATE + GIG NEWS!

Therapy?

As we type, the new album is taking a dirty, twisted and glorious glam punk rock shape. A 10 strong killer chorus and big riff laden opus that we believe to be our best work to date. Early seals of approval have already been stamped by our peers in the shape of Charlie Harper (UK Subs) and Andy Cairns (Therapy?). The latter agreed to supply the vocal intro to the album’s opening track – “This Is My Denim.” Massive thanks to Andy and to Ian Glasper of Thirty Six Strategies for hooking us up. There could be a second guest appearance to follow too, so watch this space!

The One Night Stand At The Pint Dublin

Over the coming months we’ve gigs aplenty. From hometown shows in our native Wales, a few festival appearances, a support slot with The Dictators, jetting into Dublin for a one night stand, and more. Full details of all our shows with ticket links can be found  Here.

Gingers Back!

Head over to Uber Rock as Ginge Knievil talks briefly about a special one-off LP preview show at Newport’s Le Pub, plus the forthcoming date in the Irish capital and more. Click HERE.

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Before we go headlong into “Mid Liver Crisis” for Glunk Records in June, check out the online merch stall over the coming weeks for new tees and a limited badge set to coincide with the 10 new album tracks. The future goodies can be found HERE.

Dj at Le Pub

So, it’s all systems go! We thank and love you for the continued support you give to us humble Welsh DIY chancers. Tidy. 

 

 

 

REHEARSING, RECORDING, WREAKING HAVOC IN OUR HOMETOWNS + MORE!

Dj & Matty Le Pub xmas 2014

The time has come to lay the foundations of the new LP. Excited much? We are! It’s to the depths of the Rhondda Valleys this week to tighten up the tracks (not too much, mind) and then to the hallowed ground of an unusually empty Le Pub in Newport to lay down the the rhythm section in all it’s raw live glory.

Djs gear

Still scheduled for a spring / early summer release with glam stomp, punk roots, riffs galore and singalongs aplenty, we believe this 10 track opus to be our finest yet. Don’t take out word for it though. On hearing potential lead single ‘Dark, Dangerous & Delicious’ live in Cardiff last year, Mr Charlie Harper of the legendary UK Subs declared: “It’s the best song Hanoi Rocks never wrote!”

Records

We can announce that Glunk Records will release the LP in the UK and Europe, with the serial numbers GLUNK004LP and GLUNK004CD respectively. Distribution news for the USA and the rest of the world to follow. A little meeting with the Glunk Records’ head honchos in early February will reveal all and more.

Song title badges

 

Whilst cooped up in a day centre at the end of last year, Ginge Knievil made up some limited packs of 10 pin badges for each album track. These will be available on album release at our online merch stall.
Hobos in it
We’ve two March live shows in the hometowns of Veej and Ginge in Bridgend County, and DJ and Matty in Torfaen. The 6th sees us hit The Six In Hand in Cwmbran, and on the 7th we return to Hobos Live Music Venue in Bridgend. Both gigs are free entry so no excuses for some dirty rock ‘n’ roll action if you’re near!
Bus Stop Ireland
Our little Irish jaunt with Trigger McPoopshute is very much alive and some stickers have been spotted (above) on Dublin’s busiest bus stop! Dates are pencilled in for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and social media reports that Turbojugend Dublin are hosting a meet-up on Saturday 2nd. Things could (and will) get very messy! Watch this space for an official Irish announcement.
Sticker
As it’s onwards with new material, within a few weeks all our old stuff will be available digitally, some for the first time. “Motors…” and “Flogging A Sick Liver” will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and the like. The latter release is a compilation (originally available on CD) of our early singles ‘Hell Of A Girl’ and ‘Rumney Rock City.’ If you wanna support the band we urge you to buy this over the “From Rumney To Hell…” version as we’ll actually see the pennies to fund future gigs and hard copy releases. Plus you get a spoken word intro track from the filthy Lee Love of The Hip Priests, so you can’t argue with that! Thanks in advance if downloads are your thing.
Camden Rocks 2015
We played Camden Rocks in 2013 and would love to return in 2015. You can help us DIY chancers get on the bill with the bigger boys by submitting our bad name. We’ll love you forever if you do. Promise! Submit THE SICK LIVERS here.
Dai in Bass Guitar Mag
Our four stringed maestro Dai made the pages of Bass Guitar Magazine this month. Be sure to ask your newsagent for a copy and marvel at his throbbing low-end chat. 
RIP Bugsy CD
Last but certainly not least, shout-out to Trigger McPoopshute who are releasing a 2 track live CD and download in memory of friend of both bands, Bugsy, who tragically passed away on Boxing Day. Something we totally support, the release will aid his family and details in full are here
TIDY!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW ALBUM!

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Happy New Year… and what better way to launch it than a one-off show in old London Town! On the 10th January 2015 we join Norwegian punks Honningbarna on their first headline UK show. The venue is our favourite rock ‘n’ roll haunt in E1, The Pipeline. Bringing up the rear is the excellent Cretin 77, so a full-on night of high-octane punk action is guaranteed. We know loads have snapped up tickets, but YOU can be part of the fun for £10. Tickets here

The new album is a-coming we tell thee! Ginge and VJ talk to Underkill TV about it all and more in Episode 95 (above). Give a watch and/or a “like” or a share on that social media, for we are very excited about the 10 new tracks that will make the next DIY glam punk opus.

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We recorded “Motors…” in sheds and cellars, and the new LP will be no different apart from that we can now confirm the rhythm foundations will be laid in the ambience of Newport’s legendary Le Pub. Thanks to Sam at the venue for agreeing to do this for us. There’ll be something really special about pressing “play and record” in the magnificent and historic building.

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Our online January sale is now live. That includes the remaining gold on black “Wet” t-shirts from the sold-out Newport show. Stocks are low, so you know what to do. Buy here.

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We have it on good authority that Uber Rock have covered the aforementioned Newport show and it will be online at the end of this week (09/01/15). What will they make of the mayhem and chaos? Fuck knows! What we do know (and are extremely proud of) is we’ve made a few end of year lists, including “Gigs Of 2014″ on the only music website that really matters. Check later for the Le Pub review, in the meantime the top gigs list can be viewed here.

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Gigs are rolling in for 2015 and at this early stage we know we’ll be sharing the stage with some truly awesome bands… The Dictators, Chuck Norris Experiment, Exit International, Spunk Volcano, Honningbarna, En Garde, and more! Get in touch to touch us live. Full listing thus far are here.

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So, it’s the month where the new album will get laid and we’d better get on it! The title has been decided, although we’re keeping it close to our barrel chests at this moment. A provisional order of debauched play has been touted (above) and Glunk Records are on hand to forward to the pressing plant for a hopeful spring release. The time is almost nigh to make you wet! Tidy.

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CHRISTMAS 2014 AT LE PUB – A THANK YOU.

Le Pub Xmas 2014 crowd

On an evening where a feast of musical genres hit Newport on the same night, there was a smell of that old “New Seattle” aroma in the air. Our horrible selves were ramping up the glam punk at Le Pub, the mighty reformed Dub War were ripping up The Basement and the 2 Rude all-stars were skanking in the Riverside. All shows amazingly attended, a definite triumph for the city of Newport.

Ginge Le Pub Xmas 2014

After proudly selling out our Le Pub show in a matter of hours and with tickets being exchanged, sold and bought until the final minutes, we were on for a mental night!

Xmas 2014 Badges

Thank you to Sam, Matt and all the staff at Le Pub for hosting and managing the event in the mêlée of drunkenness and debauchery. As photos come in, there were some proud owners of those personalised goodie bags that were cheap enough to make your local pound shop blush!

Le Pub Xmas 2014 Goody Bag

Excellent sets were turned in from Trigger McPoopshute (are they getting tighter? Ahem) and the resplendent noise in the form of Science Bastard. Massive wanks from The Livers’ ladies to both bands.

Le Pub 1014 xmas setlist

And people did travel from far and wide. Carmarthen, Bridgend, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, London… you really do blow us away with your support!
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You may have spotted some professional looking cameras darting around Le Pub. That’ll have been award winning filmmaker Hefin Rees and team. The foundations were being laid for a 2015 warts and all rockumentary on the band. We’re serious! What’s the worst that could happen? Watch this space!!
Sick livers Xmas 2014 Stage invasion 1
VJ and Ginge also participated an exclusive pre-gig interview for Underkill TV (in the glamorous setting of the Travelodge foyer no less). Next year’s album was discussed along with the usual bollocks that leaves our mouths! Should be online in the next few weeks, we’ll keep you posted!
Matty Xmas 2014 Le Pub
So, in conclusion, an awesome night that ended in a mess of stage invasions, our lovely drummer downing windowed pint glasses of alcoholic slops and an impromptu bum-off (?!?!?!). To everyone who made it the night so, THANK FUCKING YOU!! Same time again next year, is it?
R.I.P Bugsy. Xx
For Bugsy. RIP. xxx 

 

 

FESTIVE FROLICS FOR 2014.

Le Pub 2014

It’s almost time to blow away the Christmas and Boxing Day turkey and stuffing as we descend on Newport’s Le Pub for some sold-out glam punk action on Saturday 27th December.
Sick Livers sick bags
Doors open at 8pm for advanced ticket holders to grab their wristbands and free goodie bags from the downstairs bar. Ginge Knievil has lovingly personalised and packed the prescription bags, you lucky blighters! Guest-listers can also collect their wristbands from the bar downstairs and then it’s upstairs for the festive fun and frolics.
Wet T Shirt Newport Special
In dashing Newport amber and black, we’ll have a limited run of the Glunk Records’ “Make Me Wet” t-shirt on sale on the night at a punk rock price. Any leftovers will be online in the New Year.
Pipeline Gig 2015
No sooner as 2015 has got itself out of the starting blocks, we travel to London Town for a one-off at The Pipeline in E1. Norwegian punks Honningbarna are in the English capital for their first headline show. Come kickstart your new year with what feels like half of Scandinavia in Whitechapel. Tickets are still available HERE.
The Shovinator
January 2015 will also see us start recording the next glunk long player in the same DIY fashion as the last. A chorus laden 10 track meat feast we’re extremely proud of and can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, get out your diaries as next year’s shows are being booked up to support the release. Full listings HERE.
 

NEW ALBUM UPDATE, GIG NEWS + MAGAZINE FEATURES!

New Lp Songs

Well that’s it, glunk fans. The new album by The Sick Livers is written. Repeat, the new album by The Sick Livers is written! A 10 track affair that’s all killer, no filler. We’re extremely proud of these chorus laden and heavy riffed future live classics. Song title teasers shown in the pic above. Recording starts in January 2015 in the same DIY fashion as the last album. A spring release date is planned across UK and Europe, hopefully with the USA to follow suit shortly after. Proper excited, we are! In the meantime, fill your rock ‘n’ roll stockings with something from those Glunk Records reprobates. It’ll help fund the release. Browse here.

Uk Subs In the Globe

This Friday, 21st November 2014, sees us open for punk legends UK Subs and psychobilly cats The Coffin Nails at The Globe in Cardiff. It’s not often we play the Welsh capital, so get down early as we’ll be on shortly after doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are available here.

Le Pub Xmas 2014

Quick update regarding our sold out Christmas party at Newport’s Le Pub. Ginge is currently personalising your goodie bags by hand… so expect surprises! Thank you once again for snapping up the tickets in record time. Still blown away!

Pipeline Gig 2015

A flyer for a big post Christmas shindig in old London Town has surfaced (above). Honoured to be joining Norwegian punks Honningbarna on their first headline date of the UK at The Pipeline on 10/01/15. Word on the Whitechapel street is that it’s gonna be a little bit tasty, with what feels like half of Scandinavia snapping up tickets. To get in on what promises to be a hell of a fucking night, book here.

Dai Bauchery

And to conclude, at the time of writing we’re just getting the news that our 4 stringed songwriting maestro Dai will feature in Issue 112 of Bass Guitar Magazine. Well done, that man!! Head to your local newsagent and demand a copy on release. Tidy!!!
Bass Guitar Magazine

 

 

NOVEMBER NEWS!

Brace yourselves, it’s a big un!
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We were amazed and thrilled to find ourselves on a compilation alongside some our rock ‘n’ roll peers. Humble to the core, The Sick Livers feature on “Burn Out – High Energy Punk Rock” alongside the likes of The Dwarves, Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Giuda, Hank Williams III, Fu Manchu and a whole lot more. It’s available to download for free (Google is your friend), and this YouTube trailer (complete with full track listing) is probably a better place to start than any. Click here.
Roy
A few gigs to report this month. On Friday 7th November we hit Bristol’s Stag & Hounds to celebrate 50 years of Roy D. Hacksaw’s time on planet Earth. Them Hacksaw boys will be doing a turn themselves, along with the Dynamite Pussy Club and Backhand Jags. Cockney Rejects are also in Bristol that night, but as they finish, we start around 11.30pm so continue the party. It’s free!
Uk Subs
Also this month we open for the legendary UK Subs at The Globe in Cardiff on 21st November. That’ll be an early one so arrive when doors open at 7.30pm, party with us during our set and then into the wee hours with Charlie Harper’s boys and The Coffin Nails. Tickets available here
Le Pub Xmas 2014
To the advanced ticket holders of our sold-out Christmas show at Le Pub in Newport, we are already prepping your goodie bags, you lucky buggers! Six tickets were freed up last week and went like hot cakes. The only chance of entry now is if there’s any returns. Check and “like” our Facebook page to be kept informed. Click here.
Pipeline
Hot off the gig press for 2015, we can now announce that’ll we’ll be main support to Norwegian punks Honningbarna on their first headline London show on 10th January at The Pipeline. Cretin 77 open proceedings and tickets have been flying out. Hell, there’s even Scandinavians flying over especially for the show. Tickets are £10, so get on it. Click here
The Pint
Yet more hot 2015 gig (and album) news as we headline The Pint in Dublin, Ireland on 2nd May. There’ll be more dates and info to follow. Spring 2015 is the scheduled release of our next long player. We’ll be recording shortly in the same DIY fashion as “Motors, Women, Drugs, Booze & Killing.” A coherent release date across UK & Europe (with ROW to follow) will be announced from Glunk Records early in 2015 and the opus with be available on all hard musical formats. You can help fund the record by simply purchasing a slab of awesome vinyl from the label’s current releases. Click here.
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As modelled by George McDonald and Steve Dagger at The Condomerie (?!?!), we have full stock of our biggest t-shirt seller over on our online merch stall. A few of the exclusive “Wet” shirts remain too along with a handful of our last LP, so you know what to do! Click here
Ginger Xmas
Whilst we busy writing big chorus laden anthems for next year, we didn’t notice our “Cocaine Jeans” video on YouTube had notched up over 1000 views. Us DIY chancers are well happy with that. Thank you, you amazing lot. You’ve probably seen Ginge flogging his wares on the mean streets of Bridgend but if not, check it out.

Lights out Zine

You can catch an interview with our lunatic frontman Ginge Knievil in Issue 30 of UK fanzine Lights Go Out, along with the likes of Inspiral Carpets, New Model Army and more. It’ll cost you a quid and is available here

The Coat

So, that’s it. After a turbulent couple of months in our personal lives (and you we thank you for your understanding), there’s gigs in the capitals of England, Wales and Ireland, a new record on the way, and we’re fucking wetting ourselves with excitement. Hope you are too! Tidy.

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