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.
‘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).
Off of the brand new double A side, Glasgow’s Closet Organ deliver a visceral fuzz-punk track. With guttural vocals from Stephen McLeod Blythe, Smells Like Lynx Africa is a sonic powerhouse that will leave your ears ringing. – Scottish Alternative Music Awards
Recorded and mixed by us. Mastered by Charlie Francis of Synergy Mastering (Victorian English Gentlemens Club/REM/Noisettes/Future of the Left), it’s a two track grungepunk spectacle – “like Mclusky having a fist fight with The Smashing Pumpkins in a universe far, far away” (thepunksite).
You can stream the tracks below, or over on Spotify. If you want a shiny MP3 copy for yer iPod, get it over on Bandcamp for a couple of quid.
It’s been a bit of a wait, but the vinyl copies of 5318008 have finally arrived, and is ready to thrust into your open arms. Of little consolation now that we have President Trump and Brexit to look forward to, but there we go. Buy them up before your currency becomes totally worthless.
They come in a nice shocking red colour, with some high-quality black polylined sleeve things. They are ‘limited’ to 100 copies, and you can get yours over on our Bandcamp, or from Cow Tongue Taco Records. There are still a few tapes left as well if that’s more your bag.
Enjoy Closet Organ as we were meant to be enjoyed. Or, something.
The day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived: the release of our debut album! Thanks to everybody who backed the project and made it happen.
5318008 is available on digital download (£10), download + cassette tape (£12.50), or download and vinyl LP which will ship in November (£17). You can get all of this on Bandcamp. It will be up on Spotify soon, but due to a backlog this won’t be for another couple of weeks.
If you are going to be in Glasgow next Saturday (the 1st of October), we have an album launch party in the 13th Note with the fabulous Ex Wives – heading out after that somewhere or other. Fiver on the door.
We have been so moved and inspired by Donald Trump’s (inevitable) rise to power in the United States that we thought it only fitting to pay tribute to the walrus man by releasing our first music video in 8 years. It is with pride and (misguided) patriotism that we give to you… Make America Great Again.
To ensure that our message meets the right audience… the people who will really appreciate what we are doing, we have set up a targetted advertising campaign on Facebook. I’m sure these demographics will respond well:
We have (seriously) already receive a lot of support from Trump followers on Twitter and Reddit. They understand what we are trying to say.
Who ever said that Americans don’t get irony?
If you like it, do feel free to share. That would be lovely. You can pre-order the album from our Bandcamp here.
For now, we’ll leave you now with some pictures from the recording. #buildthatwall
After five years of releasing diddly-squat, we’ve gotten our act together and are releasing a single from what will be our very first full-lenth album, due to be completed later this year.
‘Paul is Dead’ is a tribute to the one and only Paul McCartney. Well, sort of. It’s actually testament to the fact that the real Paul McCartney died years ago, and was replaced by a lookalike. The evidence is all there. We’re onto you, McCartney.
Download it for free – along with two different remixes – over on BandCamp. It should be up on Spotify in the coming weeks.