Right now we are recording the first group of songs for our upcoming album at Split Second Sound. We are working on 4 songs and the recording of the rest of the album will follow this summer. So far drums, bass and basic guitars are done, and already it sounds killer!
All pre-orders of the benefit tape are shipped and should be with you, right?
Since we ran out of most black shirt designs, we made a new one with an owl on it. What do you think of it? As always printed on fair-trade shirts by our friends of Fairtrademerch. We have new (antifascist) stickers in as well.
And because we are running out of acoustic Pull the Plug EPs, we thought it would be nice to make some limited edition package deals, we have 7 available. They include:
* Owl shirt in your size
* Pull the Plug 7” EP
* Perspectives & Objectives benefit tape (incl download)
* 3 pins
* Tour poster & stickers
This bundle costs 17,50 euro (in stead of 22) and includes a 5 euro donation for the tape, which we will forward to Kafka, a dutch antifascist research group.
Behind the scenes we are working hard on new songs. We hope to record our new album this spring and release it in the fall or winter. But in the mean time this is happening:
Music video “Work Horses vs Show Ponies”
It has been a while since we last posted a tour report. And our last music video came out almost a year ago. So we made a combination of both for “Work Horses vs Show Ponies”. You can check the music video below and while you’re at it, subscribe to our youtube channel to stay up to date. The video was shot during the 150 days on the road after the release of “Perspectives & Objectives”. Footage was shot all over Europe and includes tours with Propagandhi, Ten Foot Pole, ZSK and festivals like Monster Bash.
“Perspectives & Objectives” out as a benefit tape
Somewhere between trying to be hip and realizing that people don’t necessarily buy tapes for the sound quality, we came up with the following idea: we raided our old tape collections to release “Perspectives & Objectives” on recycled tapes. The release is limited to 50 hand numbered tapes. Lyrics, liner notes and a download are included to provide you with a high quality version of the album. But the best part is that since the production of these tapes is low-cost, all proceeds will be donated to Kafka. Kafka is an NGO that keeps track of extreme-right activities and tendencies in the Netherlands. A very noble initiative, but they need money to keep doing what they do.
So this project is 3-in-1: Hip tape, quality download, contributing to a better world for people and environment. What more could one want?
You can place your pre-order here. The release is in cooperation with our friends from Trilob Records (Adhesive, Banquets, In-Sane).
FEB 27 DE Wermelskirchen, Wider Rechts Woche @ Ajz Bahndamm Wermelskirchen w/ Christmas, Prime Meat
APR 3 NL NL Goes, BoemTikFest @ ‘t Beest w/ Honningbarna, Otis, Rites
MAY 09 CH Zurich, Obenuse Fest @ Hafenkneipe, Eldorado, Kinski, Kino Roland w/ Title Fight, ASTPAI, Broadcaster, Irish Handcuffs, Hysterese, Chelsea Deadbeat Combo, Deadverse, HELL & BACK, Spirits, Risk It, Lions, Worst In Me, Uriella
MAY 22 FR Paris, THIS IS MY FEST @ La Peche France Paris w/ Guerilla Poubelle, VERSUS YOU, Great Cynics, Hogwash, Slice of Life, FAKE OFF, Intenable, No Guts No Glory, Water Mane
MAY 23 UK Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary w/ Braindead, Petrol Girls, Holiday
MAY 24 UK London, More of This IV! @ New Cross Inn w/ The Human Project, Sweet Empire, Irish Handcuffs, Demon Smiles, Petrol Girls, Mug, Dynamite Dynamite, Sink Alaska, RxR, The Twin Dracula, Not Penny’s Boat, No Matter, Chairmen Of The Bored, The Dead Anyways
MAY 29 DE Hannover, Stumpf
Oops we did it again … We’re #34 in the Dutch music export report 2013 by Buma Cultuur, including honorable mention! Dutch newspaper NRC wrote this about it (and linked one of our very first tour reports). Sorry, Dutch content.
Others rated in the report (what a company!): Tiësto, Jacco Gardner, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tim Vantol, No Turning Back, The Partysquad, Dope D.O.D. and many others …