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 while since we last updated. Over a year in fact. However, we are back with a three track EP (which apparently is too short to be classed as an EP, but we’re calling it that anyway). ‘Nazi Pugs Fuck Off’. The tracklist is:
Holy Fucking Shit
It’s Not Okay to Not be Okay
The Vegan Holocaust
You can download it for free over on our Bandcamp, or stream it on Spotify right now. It’s less offensive than you probably think it is.
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:
Thanks to you lovely people, we smashed through our funding target for the album, meaning we will definitely be recording later on in the year and releasing a vinyl – which is pretty exciting. We also got highlighted by Kickstarter as a project they love – whatever that means.
There is still 25 days to go until the pre-order period ends though, and we have a bunch of stuff left to sell. As well as the digital copies for a tenner, there are 17 limited edition cassettes left, and just one vinyl – so this is your last chance to grab one before they disappear. If you want to name the album, get your face tattooed on Lee, or split the band up – those options are also still available too.