Category Archives: gigs

Songs for swinging spectres

“Four more days ’til Hallowe’en, Silver Shamrock!”.

And four more days ’til Cigarette Burns Cinema’s All Hallows’ Eve All-Nighter at the Regent Street Cinema.

You’ve got your tickets and your costume, right?

Good. “But what,” we hear you tremulously murmur “are Those Unfortunates going to be playing, apart from a selection of their own songs that we love so much?”.

We’re glad you asked. In no particular order, you’ll be treated to:

Tell The World We’re Not In by The Pedlars

…as featured over the opening titles of 1970 Judy Geeson starring incestuous twin shocker Goodbye Gemini.

Scream and Scream Again by Amen Corner

…as featured in, er, Scream and Scream Again, the bonkers 1968 Christopher Lee/Vincent Price acid bath sci-fi horror vehicle.

Alligator Man by Stoneground

…as featured in Dracula A.D. 1972, in which Christopher Lee’s vampire hits swinging London’s King’s Road with cheesy results.

The Devil Rides Out by Icarus

…as NOT featured in the excellent film based on the Dennis Wheatley book of the same name . Though apparently the band were invited to the premiere, which was nice of them.

Monsters Rule OK by The Viewers

…from 1980’s likable, silly, cheapo Brit horror portmanteau The Monster Club.

And maybe a surprise if you’re very, very bad.

See you there.

Three come along at once

You know what it’s like, you wait ages for an update and then…

So firstly, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be making our live radio debut on the deXter Bentley Hello GoodBye show on Resonance 104.4 FM.

We’re on air from midday on Saturday 14th November; if you don’t live in London, or you don’t have an old wireless set, you can tune in online at https://www.resonancefm.com

Secondly, we’re very pleased to tell you that we’ll be playing at Big Pink Cake’s Christmas All-Dayer on Saturday 12th December, at the Betsey Trotwood, in Clerkenwell, in That London.

There’s a great line up, including The Felt Tips and Catenary Wires, tickets for the whole day-long shebang cost only £15, so you should absolutely, definitely be there. Tickets available HERE– there are only 47 left at time of writing so book now!

Thirdly, we’re just putting the finishing touches to our forthcoming EP, ‘Those Unfortunates We Are’, and it’ll be available with the next edition of our bandzine, ‘Like London Buses’. That’s a bit of the artwork at the top of this post. More details coming very soon…

And just in case you’ve forgotten, we’ll be appearing this Hallowe’en Night at Cigarette Burns Cinema’s monster all-nighter at Regent Street Cinema, performing our horrific cover versions of some Brit-horror tunes. Tickets are still available here, if you’re quick…

Hallows. Is it screams you’re looking for?

The sun may be shining today. Death, purgatory and corporal corruption may be far from your mind as the scent of late summer barbeques still wafts on the breeze.

But they await us all. Prepare your soul today, while the sun still shines.

And what better way to prepare it than by booking a ticket to Cigarette Burns’ all–celluloid, no–digital, All Hallow’s Eve all–nighter, at the birthplace of British cinema, the Regent Street Cinema in London?

THOSE UNFORTUNATES will be on hand to help you through the dark watches of the night, book–ending each film with their interpretation of tunes from Brit-horror classics like Scream and Scream Again and The Monster Club along with tracks of their own.

Tickets are available NOW from Regent Street Cinema- be there, or ponder on your foolishness for all eternity….

Roaaahhrr! Join us this August at AAAHH Festival 2015 in Germany

We’re thrilled to have been invited back to play Aaahh Records’ magical festival for the third year in a row- between 28th-30th August.

This year the name of the festival is Roaaahhrr!, for reasons that will become clear nearer the time…

As before, it’s at the abandoned Bahnhof Oderberg-Bralitz in Brandenburg, Germany, just outside Berlin. Everyone who’s been in previous years will tell you what a wonderful weekend it is- if we had the chance, we’d stay there all year round.

Early bird tickets have sold out, but there are still tickets available for just €22 for the weekend, including camping, which is amazing value. It even includes food (and the food is great!).

Tickets here- more information- including our stage time- as we get it:
http://www.aaahh-records.net/aaahh-festival-2015/

A birthday party for Malcolm- Friday 12th June

On Friday 12th June, That There Those Unfortunates launch their brand new single – a (fast)moving tribute to Malcolm McDowell, star of If…, O Lucky Man and Britannia Hospital (not to mention Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange).

It’s just £5 in, and you can BYOB.

Space is limited, so although you can pay on the door, you can guarantee a place by prebooking here.

Prebooking also gets you a goody bag including an limited edition art postcard, full download of the three track EP and a bag of Monster Munch.

The band will be joined by the really rather ace Witching Waves, whose 2014 debut album, Fear of Falling Down, was picked by Drowned in Sound as one of the year’s best LPs.

Turn up early to catch a special screening of Lindsay Anderson’s masterpiece, If…, McDowell’s big screen debut. Stay on late to ring in Malcolm’s 72nd birthday, which falls at midnight (as birthdays often do) on 13 June.

Doors open at 7pm, at the Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX- that’s just off Stoke Newington High Street, here’s a map.

I Wish That I Could Smile Like Malcolm is available NOW as a free digital download from right here.

A limited edition (of 50) art print with exclusive three track digital download will be available at the gig.

https://witchingwaves.bandcamp.com/
http://oldfirestation.org/about/contact-us/

Free Gig Easter Saturday!

We’ll be appearing at the excellent Paper Dress Vintage shop on London’s Curtain Road this Easter Saturday (4th April).

Doors are from 8pm; we’ll be joined by our labelmates Walk Upright and we’ll be playing tracks from our new split single, Arthur Lowe/No Control, which is available here, and will be available for £5 on the night.

The strictly limited edition 7″ single comes wth high quality digital downloads of both sides, plus three exclusive bonus tracks.

Here comes our first single!

We’re counting down the days to the launch of our first, proper single release ‘Arthur Lowe’ on strictly limited seven inch vinyl, through Midnight Bell Records.

It’s a split release with our friends Walk Upright, and we’ll both be launching it with a free gig on Friday 20th February at Flashback Records’ Shoreditch store, in Bethnal Green Road.

We’ll be selling copies there of course, but if you can’t make it, you can pre-order a copy from the Midnight Bell webshop and they’ll post it to you when it’s released.