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Moist moist moist

What a fabulous night we had playing last night at our friend Andy’s place on the riverbank in Temeside. A lesser mortal might have backed out or rescheduled due to the biblical weather but not Andy! We weren’t sure what to expect, with us being in direct competition with Nile Rogers playing in town but the joint was jumping. The raised risk of being blown up at any point in the set just adds to the frisson for us of course. The fact that we had the iconic Kev from Cov back on stage with his marvelous maracas was the icing on the cake.

The last few gigs have seen us taking the skufflepunk scriptures to Loopfest in Shrewsbury and 45Live in Kiddy before last night’s impersonation of the Soggy Bottom Boys. There are some superb live music events and venues out there folks – please, please, please support them if you want to keep them. Loopfest in particular is a diamond of an event – 125 acts at 20+ free entry venues across one town. It’s moving to early May next year and it’s going to go from strength to strength.

Three more original tracks are in the can, just waiting to be mixed now by Jdog and Jim at Lane’s End. Monkey’s Paw, 7.41 and Clockwork Mice have all been shown a bit of daylight in the live set and we think they’re going to stand up really strong alongside the other material on the next album.

This weekend has been an amazing one of live music for our community. The four nights of music in the castle have created a buzz around the town which you don’t get many times in a lifetime in a small market town. And we played our part. Well, that’s our interpretation. We were filming the video for the next single, ‘Dumb’, at the Assembly Rooms on Thursday night when we were interrupted by a bloke asking to borrow our drum stool. Turns out he is a roadie for the Kaiser Chiefs and they’d bust theirs the night before. Anyway, negotiations complete, he walked off with the drum stool, and we had a bunch of comps for the next night’s show. It’s created a future pub quiz question at least – why was PigDaze’s drummer playing stood up for some sections of the video for their breakthrough Christmas number 1 single?

Anyway, that’s us signing off until November at the earliest in terms of playing live. We’re taking a few months break but will be back handsomer and dafter than ever with a fresh bunch of material and re-charged batteries.


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