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.
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.
Thanks to you lovely people, we smashed through our goal of £400, meaning that we are definitely recording a full length album, and releasing it on vinyl and cassette. On top of that, we also passed the £750 stretch goal, with a total of £776, which means that we will also be putting together an exclusive EP for those who backed the project.
The songs are (mostly) written, and we are heading off to a cottage in the middle of nowhere next week with bottles of Goldschlager and apple loops to bluff our way through the recording process.
We’ve blasted through our crowdfunding target to get the new album recorded and out on limited vinyl release, which is awesome. If you’ve already got a pre-order in, thank you!
There are 16 days left to run in the pre-order, and even though we’ve hit our target, every order that comes in helps cover the studio hire costs, which are one of the biggest expenses. This ain’t no profit game.
As a result of that, we’ve decided to offer a ‘stretch goal’. What the hell is that, I hear you say? It means that if we hit £750, every backer will also get an exclusive digital EP of unreleased material – potentially including songs from the archives, alternative versions of new songs, and ‘live’ stuff.
Interested? We still have a bunch of cassettes left, unlimited digital pre-orders, and of course you can always make your mark on the world by naming the entire album…
Check it out at the Kickstarter page. In the meantime, we are hard at work in the studio finishing the tracks that will be on the album. Here’s a short clip: