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Nothing to say and saying it loudly

Goodbye Leeds - for now
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...and three years later I woke up with a hangover, but what a three year's they've been.

Friday night is my last night in Leeds, which I will be celebrating by watching the Eureka Machines and Scaramanga Six at The Brudenell Social Club in the utterly, wonderfully mad district of Leeds 6. The best place I've ever lived and a place that I'll always love.

I came to Leeds knowing not much other than the Eldritchism "spacetime in Leeds is curved". I'm pretty sure he was talking about Leeds Six and after three years I definitely know what he meant. The rows of identikit Victorian terraces twisted together into a nightmarish labyrinth populated almost exclusively by pan-dimensional monsters from the dungeon dimensions (students) certainly seems to have a bizarre effect on the fabric of reality. I'm pretty sure some of the streets are linked by worm holes - which would go a long way to explaining the contents of Tim Sinister's wardrobe.

On a personal note, I've had some tangible successes and made some pretty embarrassing mistakes, there's been friendships and feuds and the rise and fall of a band and a relationship. For all this I have a huge affection for everyone that's been a part of my life for the last three years - I've met some weird and wonderful characters in my time here, nearly all of which I feel my life enriched for knowing them - a good many I imagine I'll see plenty more of in the coming years anyway.

So I guess what I really wanted to say was cheers. Cheers to all you inhabitants of Leeds that have made the last three years as intense, as exciting and as interesting as I could have ever have wished. I haven't always said and done the right thing and there's much that if I could venture back I'd change, but as it is I've come out the other side content with how things have turned out, so thanks again - for everything.

Selling!
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A bunch of clothes on sale, some mine (including some band shirts) and others belonging to my housemates...

HAVE A LOOK HERE

Summer Shindig
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Flyer links to facebook...




Getting Into Music
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After reading Simon Denbigh's recent column in Sinzine I thought I'd write a couple of things about my musical awakening, with particular reference to my school years. I can't imagine anyone's going to find it especially interesting as I'm not a superstar, such that my musical background provides any kind of context to a career - I just felt like writing a few things down. Unfortunatly I seem to have gone on a bit and have written a lot more than I'd originally planned. Of the few that read it, I imagine none will finish!


Neither of my parents had any real musical inclinations, nor did they follow any particular bands - so a passion for music was never instilled in me at a young age, so I came into things rather later than many kids. The area I grew up in was just south of Guildford and was typical aspirational, indebted, Tory supporting, middle class heartland. That's not to say my parents were especially awful, my Mum was (and is) lovely and my stepfather is an intelligent, insightful man (in a Daily Telegraph kind of way) who I have a lot of respect for. My Dad was more of a free spirit, which probably explains why he and mum split up (I was 10) and he disappeared off to the Jungles of Borneo on an adventure while mum kept me and my younger brother, the house and all other worldly goods. To this day Dad insists the only thing he missed was his kids and his rather nice oak dining table. Anyway, I digress; my point was that there was nothing especially unusual or unpleasant about my growing up.
 

Back to music. The first record I ever owned (well CD, for this was back before I went back over to vinyl) was a QUEEN best of collection, bought for me for my thirteenth birthday by my Stepfather. For about a while that was it - music started at track 1, disc 1 (Bohemian Rhapsody) and ended on track 17, disc 3 (Thank God its Christmas).

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Some guitar outtakes
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For those vaguely curious about "things I've been doing to guitars" here are two outtakes. One or both may eventually become songs for the new band I'm putting together, but as it is here are two little sketches from my musical notebook...

Electric Eyes Mk1

Western Sun Intro

Some upcoming gigs...
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April 16th – RECORD STORE DAY

Sat Apr. 23rd – Suicide Party - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds

Sat 30th April – Rhombus – Bradford – Zuu Bar

Thursday May 19thEureka Machines – Stereo, York

Fri May 27thEureka Machines + Scaramanga Six + Black Moth – Brudenell, Leeds

Sat May 28thEureka Machines + Scaramanga Six – The Parish, Huddersfield

Sun May 29thGotham 12 – Specimen/Suicide Party/Ulterior - Islington Academy

Sat June 4thMarch Violets – Leeds Cockpit

Monday June 6thMarch Violets - Norwich

Sat 25th June – Grooving In Green – Bradford

Thurs July 7thSisters – Glasgow

21st - 24th July - DV8FEST!!

Sun August  28thMaiseyFest: Eden House, Pretentious Moi, Vendemmian and more – London

Sat 24th September – Rhombus & Vendemmian, The Shed, Leicester.

Sat 22nd October – Mission XXV + Fields Of The Nephilim + Gene Loves Jezebel  – Brixton Academy

Nov 5thWHITBY – Rhombus + The Chameleons + Berlin Black

Friday Nov 11th - The Sisters Of Mercy - Dublin

Sunday 13th Nov - The Sisters Of Mercy - London


I might be being silly here but...
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Image links to facebook event...


Gigs I plan on going to, weather permitting.
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Sat March 5thGrooving In Green + The Last Cry – Leeds

Fri March 11th – Warsaw - Ulterior + Russell & The Wolves + Islington Boys' ClubLeeds

Monday 14th March – O Children – Fibbers, York

Tuesday 15th March – O Children – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sat March 19thVendemmian + The Last Cry + Grooving In Green + Alice Moving Under Skies - Slimes, Lonodn

Fri March 25th – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry + Black Moth - Whitters

April 16th – RECORD STORE DAY

Sat April 9thRhombus – Nottingham

Sat 30th April – Rhombus – Bradford – Zuu Bar

Thursday May 19thEureka Machines – Stereo, York

Fri May 27thEureka Machines + Scaramanga Six + Black Moth – Brudenell, Leeds

Sat May 28thEureka Machines + Scaramanga Six – The Parish, Huddersfield

Sun May 29thGotham 12 – Specimen/Suicide Party - London

Sat 25th June – Grooving In Green – Bradford

Sat 24th September – Rhombus & Vendemmian, The Shed, Leicester

Ulterior - Wild In Wildlife album review
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The first thing an observant person might notice about this record is that the artwork is undeniably reminiscent of The Sisters Of Mercy’s Under The Gun, albeit even more fucked up. You can’t help the feeling that for better or for worse, this is going to be worth hearing. Black and yellow is the new black on black it seems.

Before we end up spending the evening just analysing the cover art, let’s take a dive inside and see what lies within. The last single, Sex War Sex Cars Sex, is an excellent choice of opening track. This motorised mini-overture launches us headfirst into the record proper; Ulterior like to come up fast it seems.

Read the full text at Dominion...

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I've been practising a bit of songwriting. Here are some of the working titles...

SNAKEBITE & BLACK
BIG HOLLOW CAT
(BEYOND THE THRESHOLD OF) THE GATES (OF SUMMERIA)
SHOUT AT THE GANGWAR
SUNCHONAUT

*ironic facepalm*

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