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Norwich, Nice Place, Next! (Day 4)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Sunday night and all is seemingly well in the sleepy hamlet of Norwich, paddling ground for the mighty Nicholas Parsons. We take the stage to rapturous applause and sizeable grins. They like it. Great.

Uh oh, we appear to have a few people who cannot, and dammit will not, grab hold of the concept of this being a performance of our last album, and continue to shout Suckerpunch, throughout the set. For you, my friend, we will not play Suckerpunch at all, even in the second set, where it stands third song in.

Why?

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Gonna Lose Your Mind In Nottingham Rock City (Day 3)

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Kerrang! came to review it, lots of friends came down to hear it, more than 700 advance tickets were sold for it and they even managed to turn off that awful air-con during it.

What? You might be asking yourself.

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Pictures From The Third Day

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Gav appears stern as he awaits the falling bricks through this evening's volume.
Gav appears stern as he awaits the falling bricks
through this evening’s volume.

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Bristol Creams (Day 2)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Walking around the cobbled streets of Bristol, twisting alleyways alive with Victorian memory and impregnated with vivid history, one can’t help but feel a sense of pride for the architecture that our strange little country boasts.

The excited chatter of visiting tourists pepper every exquisitely ornate gateway and cul de sac. And as I marvel at my own heritage I can’t help but think that Bristol, as picturesque as it plainly is, has a serious challenge in the shape of last nights Brighton crowd. Will the Bristol massive stand up to Brightons awesome welcome?

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Pictures From The Second Day

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I customised Ritch's bass drum today. I'm happy with the results.
I customised Ritch’s bass drum today. I’m happy with
the results.

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Brighton Rocks (Day 1)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

First day of the tour, and I don’t think it could have been any more spectacular.

A delightfully full Concorde 2 watched in joyous rapture as we ploughed through the album from first to last track. The band played incredibly well and the crew performed with military precision, although the man of the match award must surely go out to Shirt, our awesome soundman, who almost ruptured the very grounds of the venue and turned the area into a brand new glory hole.

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Pictures From The First Day

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

There will be no backdrop this evening unless you count a large C2 affair.
There will be no backdrop this evening unless you
count a large C2 affair.

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Wine Inspired Musings

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

So that last rehearsal is done, we’ve eaten the best Indian food that Bradford has to offer (Saffron, check it out) and now we’re waiting for the bus to turn up and take us onto the Wildhearts tour that I’m more excited about than any in a very long time.

The difference?

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Deafening And Awesome

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Just a quickie to say that rehearsals are sounding fucking immense.

I honestly thought it would take us ages to get these new songs together, but within a couple of days we’ve nailed the bastards and are polishing their little extremities like well loved nubbins of the rock apocalypse, or would that be rockalypse? Actually no it wouldn’t, as it is crap.

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Vegas, Baby!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Picked up by Billy and Jen this morning we met up with Chris and Donovan from Camp Freddy at Burbank airport before being hurriedly rushed into the plane (where we scan the terrifying spectacle of fires tearing across LA, amid billowing plumes of white and red smoke, as the plane flies almost above), business class, natch. Camp Freddy don’t do things small. This operation makes my biggest shows look like pub gigs, hell they make everyone’s shows look like pub gigs.

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