FRIENDS AND FOES. We are going on a UK tour in a matter of weeks. This will be the longest time we have ever spent crammed into a metal box together, and it will be a miracle if we survive. Come see what could well be the last Closet Organ gigs ever. We have a bunch of new songs and need to recoup some of the outrageous sums of money we’ve blown doing this.
Over the past year we have been forced to find different ways to write and record. In some ways, this has let us experiment and come up with better tracks than we ever would have otherwise.
At this point we’ve built up a fair collection of tracks in demo form which we can’t play live or really record ‘properly’. Rather than have them just sit about our hard disks until 2034 or whenever we’ll next be allowed into the same room, we’ve decided to start sharing some of these rough drafts which came out of the writing process.
Behold, the first of the Isolation Sessions: Paper Beats Diamond. Dedicated to the great stock market liberation of 2021.
Greetings from the mid-apocalyptic, virus infested island formerly known as the United Kingdom. True to form, we’ve decided to release new music at the worst possible time.
The Bambi Riot / Ginger Blonde Bombshell double A-side is a digital-only re-imagining of some of our favourite tracks from our debut album released back in 2016. They were recorded by us in our own Glasgow studio, and mastered by Steven Jeffels. Pay whit ye want.
Last night we played with the fabulous False Advertising at King Tut’s. Check out their new album Brainfreeze on Bandcamp. Photos below.
Photos by Lee and Stephen.
We have a new single.
‘Fuck the Home Office’ is a two fingered salute to one of the most odious, despicable government departments the UK has ever seen. Their appalling treatment of the most vulnerable people under the ‘hostile environment’ policy is executed in a deliberately vindictive and cripplingly incompetent manner – with zero interest or concern for those caught up in the purposefully obtuse and ever changing set of contradictory rules and regulations. Seemingly accountable to nobody, they gleefully brandish their vast powers to bring misery to peoples lives – splitting up families, locking up children, and conducting dawn raids.
Recorded in the Wild Organ Studios in Glasgow, and mastered by Charlie Francis (Victorian English Gentelmens Club, Future of the Left, etc).
Get it over on Bandcamp now. Spotify etc to follow.
If you pay over a fiver, you’ll also get a stylish ‘Wicked Witch of Westminster’ pin badge, which is dedicated to Theresa May and her reign of terror at the Home Office.
A few weeks ago we moved into a new home, shared with our friends/enemies Hog Wild. Some pictures below from settling in.