There’s just two shows left before we knuckle down and get writing and recording for a very special release at the end of the year. We’re already 3 songs to the good with more hitting the demo machine this Monday in the depths of the Rhondda Valleys. So, the last chance to do the glunk dance for a short while can be located at…
Saturday 16th April 2016 at The Louisiana in Bristol. It’s been an age since we’ve played this legendary venue and are well up for the Killing Moon party. We headline upstairs and also on the bill are The Dynamite Pussy Club, The Backhand Jags, Jemima Surrender, Rauschenberg, and New Cowboy Builders. It’s gonna be a stormer! Advance tickets are just £5 from Bristol Ticket Shop HERE.
Saturday 23rd April 2016 sees us celebrate 50 debauched years of Hacksaw’s George McDonald at The Belvoir Castle in Bath. There’s a killer line-up of punk rock including Drongos For Europe, The Pukes, Hater UK, Trigger McPoopshute, and more. All the details can be found on the Facebook event page HERE.
So, aside from the annual weekend treat of the greatest free underground punk and metal extravaganza that is Slugfest 9 in July (pictured above), it’s to the rehearsal rooms and then to some shed in the back of beyond to record in the DIY fashion we know and love. As well as the very special release, there’s some killer BIG gigs in the pipeline for August and September. Full details as soon as the promoters give us the say so! Stay up to date with all Sick things on our Facebook page HERE.
First out of the April gig bag is a support slot with 80s indie pop legends The Darling Buds at Newport’s Le Pub. This Friday 1st April 2016 show is part of their 30th anniversary celebrations as they hit London’s 100 Club the following night. At last count there were just 21 tickets left online for this double header. You know what to do if you want in! Grab a ticket HERE.
On Saturday 16th April 2016 we hit The Louisiana in Bristol for Killing Moon’s Dirt Tracks #1. It’s been a while since we’ve played this legendary Bristol venue, so we’re well pumped for it. Both floors are being utilised with bands and DJs and we headline upstairs. Also on the bill are the Dynamite Pussy Club, The Backhand Jags, Raushenberg, Jemima Surrender, New Cowboy Builders, and more. Tickets are £5 in advance HERE.
On Saturday 23rd April 2016 it is our honour to play for George of Hacksaw’s 50th birthday celebrations at The Belvoir Castle in Bath. Drongos For Europe headline as we join The Pukes, Trigger McPoopshute, and more. This could get messy! Info on Facebook HERE.
SNEAKY STOP PRESS: Stuff is happening for a top secret autumn tour and record release. Watch this space!
Collated from tonnes of raw live clips from up and down the UK and Ireland, check out this DIY video that our VJ made for “This Is My Denim” featuring Andy Cairns (Therapy). Hopefully it captures the live madness of a show by The Sick Livers. Oh, and can you spot yourself?
On Saturday 12th March 2016 we return to Hobos Live Music Venue in Bridgend for a headline show. This is a rescheduled gig we were desperate to fulfil after a cancellation last November due to Ginge Knievil getting his medication right. The entry fee is FREE! Support comes from Trackstar/Pornstar (Pontypridd) and The MLC (Bridgend). Doors open at 8pm. Keep up-to-date via the Facebook event page HERE.
On Thursday 17th March 2016 we’re honoured to be supporting The Professionals at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff. This line-up (Paul Cook, Ray McVeigh, Paul Myers, Tom Spencer) hit London’s 100 Club for a sold-out appearance last year and are now returning for a short UK tour. The Cardiff date is hosted by Death or Glory Promotions and ticket links can be found on their Facebook page HERE.
Whoa! What a weekend that was! With Dai, our main flappy four stringer, recovering from his recent car crash, we entered London after a mere two hour rehearsal with the 11th hour stand-in that was Darrel Sutton from Trigger McPoopshute. Any trepidation was blown out of the water with the enthusiasm and accolades from the rabid crowd at The Pipeline following our hectic set. As always, we remain totally humbled for your love of five guys from Wales doing what they love.
Some eternal weekend thanks and wanks to: Thomas Evrenos @ The Pipeline; Rich Rags (Role Models); Lee, Austin and Nathan (The Hip Priests); Coop and Gaz (X-Rays); The Chuck Norris Experiment; Tor Abyss (Lucifer Star Machine); Stevie Pearce (Warrior Soul); Martin Haslam (The Degenerates / Louder Than War); Dom Daley (Glunk Records); Amy Daley (for the snapshots); Charley Knievil (for merch duties, even on her birthday); Armitage Smith (The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show); Svenja Block (Photography); Dave Zorg (Musikpix); Captain Poon and Bloodlights; Zero Zero; Fuck Frankie; The Good The Bad and The Zugly; Crude Caress, Flash House; The Parkinsons; Turbojugend chapters the world over; To friends old and new.
Our warts and all set is online for your aural (dis)pleasure via The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show, where host Armitage advises.. “Frontman Ginge is undoubtedly one of the greatest R’n’R frontmen out there at the moment and can be relied upon to pulverise The Sick Livers’ pendulous Piñata of splendidly catchy Rock n Roll into several smithereens.” Listen back HERE.
The remainder of the amazing hand-printed woodcut posters to commemorate the event by Matt Valentine are now online. Grab one (while you can) HERE.
London is on! For those who aren’t in the know, our four stringed maestro Mr. Dai Bauchery was involved in a car accident recently. For a split second we had to announce that we wouldn’t be able to make our appearance. Cancelling shows is not a decision we take lightly and the seriousness of Dai’s accident threw us somewhat. Little did we know that Darrel Sutton of Trigger McPoopshute fame (pictured in all his glory below) would be in London for the ‘DeathTime ASSembly’ event, and furthermore agreed to stand-in, with Dai’s consent. So, after an overwhelming response that people wanted a show by The Sick Livers in London – we’re pulling out all the stops to give you one! We’d also like to thank everyone for their messages of support for Dai. We’re been very touched!