Shows in the next month!

Don’t forget we’re playing some shows in the next weeks:

  • April 18: Bath, UK
  • May 1: Bochum, Germany
  • May 2: Berlin, Germany
  • May 3: Hamburg, Germany

We’ll be bringing lots of merchandise, like T-shirts and some rare CDs to each show, so bring some extra cash along! We always like to hang out at the merchandising booth and sign autographs and chat after the show, so if you have something you’d like autographed, do bring it along.

We’re also looking for someone who would be interested in helping us sell merchandising at the German shows. If you’d like to help out, and get to spend time backstage with us (and maybe even get a free T-shirt!), please send us a mail!

Andy & the BBC help new musicians

From the Manchester Evening News:

GUITAR-playing solicitor Andy Booth has been plucked by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and BBC Radio Two to advise up-and-coming artists on legal issues.

Andy, a partner at Manchester firm Turner Parkinson and guitarist with the 1980s band The Cassandra Complex, who recently re-formed to tour Germany and Brazil, is advising hopefuls in a nationwide search for unsigned talented songwriters.

He is providing advice on publishing and recording contracts to finalists in the BBC Radio Two New Songwriters’ Academy.

Andy, whose clients include Ian Brown and The Coral, said: “This academy is attempting not only to uncover new talent but also to advise up-and-coming musicians on how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in the music industry.

“I’m thrilled to have been selected and to be playing a part in discovering the level of talent that is out there.”

Soulshadow today!

Looks like we’ll be at Soulshadow record store this evening (Wednesday). Anyone in Sao Paulo who would like to meet us – please come along and say hello! Also we’re having a party tomorrow night (Thursday) let us know if you want to come! More info later…

Downloads coming…

Up until now most of our records haven’t been available for download anywhere. That’s been deliberate, since we don’t approve of the restrictive Digital Restriction Management used by most download sites, or of their payment policies. However that’s about to change… We’re currently uploading Wetware, the Twice As Good EP, and Rodney’s Sun God album to several different sites. Within the next few weeks you should be able to get hold of them from eMusic, Amazon MP3, iTunes, and elsewhere. We’ll let you know when they appear on each site, it usually takes a few weeks after we sign the deal for them to be released to the public. Hopefully you’ll be able to download them for Xmas!

For those that have been looking for the earlier albums… more info about those coming shortly.

rehearsing in the cold

It’s getting really cold here in Manchester, and Paul, Andy & I have all been at CXHQ for the past couple of days rehearsing for the Whitby show (Volker is still stuck in Germany until Friday). The rehearsals are going great, but the heating system has broken down here, so we’re freezing. Oh well, at least the music sounds hot 🙂

Hopefully we’ll have the heating fixed tomorrow, until then we are huddling round a couple of electric heaters eating curry to stay warm…

rss

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user registration

We’ve just opened this site up to user registration. This means that anyone can log in and write comments to the posts we’ve made. It’s a bit of an experiment, so we don’t guarantee it’ll stay that way, but let’s see how it goes.