As we put the final touches to our second long player and send it off to the pressing plant, there’s a few spring gigs to report of before we embark on a summer UK tour with Baldy Longhair’s The Disconnects from the USA. Get your diaries at the ready and polish those dancing shoes in preparation.
On Thursday 2nd April 2015, we play the opening evening of Bristol’s Stagfest. What better way to start the Easter weekend than a free entry show! Full event details can be found here.
Two days later we return to the Bridgend borough and hit Pyle Legion supporting the legendary GBH on Saturday 4th April. All the lowdown is here.
Wanna hear a big chunk of the new LP, plus all your Sick favourites live? A headline show at Newport’s Le Pub on Friday 17th April should see you alright. We may even be unveiling a 6th Liver on the night. Oooh! Just 13 tickets left at last count, it’s heading for another sell-out. Grab one while you can for £5 by clicking here.
On the May Bank Holiday weekend we jet into Dublin for a one off show at The Pint on Saturday 2nd. Tickets are €6 a pop by telephoning 087 681 9589. UK travellers can get a ticket for £5 here.
To close the spring season, we are honoured to be supporting New York City proto-punk legends The Dictators at The Fleece in Bristol on Friday 29th May. Tickets available from all major online retailers. Death & Glory Promotions’ event page can be found here.
Whilst standing by for news on the August UK jaunt with The Disconnects and getting your juices following for “Mid Liver Crisis”, get the lowdown on the new album as Ginge and VJ talk exclusively to Uber Rock. Pour a glass of your favourite tipple and relax into all the gossip and all the bollocks here.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.