The album will be available from our Bandcamp and all the usual download sites, we’ll also have a small number of hand-packaged CDs for sale, with screen-printed sleeves and illustrated lyric booklets.
If you can’t make it down to the gig, we’ll be keeping a few aside for mail order from our shop. You can pre-order now, and we’ll send them out on the 19th- you’ll get an immediate digital download when you order.
Tracks from the album have been getting some advance airplay and some nice praise from BBC 6Music DJs, including Gideon Coe and Jon Hillcock. As a sample of what’s to come, we’d like to offer you a free download of “The Café at Golders Green” for free and gratis.
“A Question for Mr Richardson”/”A Repertory Man” is the double A-side single from our debut album, “Nothing Isn’t Beautiful”.
The single’s out on Friday 17th March, come along and wet its head with us at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, support from the excellent The No Sorrows and UEP!. £5 on the door, or pay what you can afford.
It’s been a bit of a year. Today’s not the day to be retracing the specifics, but we’re sure we can’t be the only ones who can’t stop looking back just yet. Too much has happened.
While it’s been happening, the four of us have been writing, playing and trying to make sense of everything together. And we wanted you to hear some of what we’ve made, while it’s still fresh.
So here it is: Smiley, our Christmas present to you. We wrote it over the summer, first played it in Germany in August in front of our European friends, and recorded it in Ben’s bedroom at the start of this month, with the help of the wonderful Tom Hatfield. It feels like a reflection of how we’ve felt this past year – still raw and angry and confused – but it means a lot to us all. We hope it might mean something to you too.
Please listen, watch Seb’s video and, if you like it, please share.
We return to Hackney’s Paper Dress Vintage on Thursday 1st December, in the company of the inestimable Firestations and the superlative Dan Shaw. £5 suggested donation in advance or on the door, 7.45pm kick-off.
In late August we return to the old Bahnhof at Bralitz for four days of music, dancing, home cooked food and lake swimming. This year we’re joined by our mates Firestations and Tom Hatfield from the UK, together with friends old and new from across the continent. Tickets are a ridiculously reasonable €22 for the weekend, including camping; children go free. So join us!
If the good music, delicious food and sheer conviviality of it all isn’t enough, we’ve heard a rumour that there might be a water slide at the lake this year too….
Bralitz is about an hour’s journey time from Berlin. Trains every half hour from Berlin Hbf to Eberswalde Hbf, where a little branch line train runs to the nearest station at Bad Freienwalde. It’s a short taxi ride from there to the festival site.