Wednesday, 30 November 2011

GDLI Poster

Yup, should be good.

Mervyn Peake & Bush Hall

Apparently this year is the centenary year of Mervyn Peake's birth. I've nearly finished the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy, 'Titus Groan'. It took some getting into, as it's quite dense and descriptive, and peopled with eccentric and bizarre characters, but it's worth it.
The whole atmosphere of the books is humorous and sinister simultaneously, in that they present you with all these things that are sort of farcical, but then persuades you to take them seriously.
All this is unrelated to the fact that we played Bush Hall supporting Peggy Sue last night, we did alright I think, and they were amazing, they've got even better whilst they've been on tour. There was a good crowd too.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Goodbye GDLI

Our friend and one-time manager Anthony, who has been putting on shows in London for the last four years has decided to give promoting a bit of a break, and as a sort of goodbye celebration is putting on four nights of gigs at the Lexington in Angel. We're playing the penultimate one, on the 29th of December, along with Left With Pictures and Grant K Fennell.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Bush Hall

This is the link for tickets for the Bush Hall gig on the 29th, next Tuesday infact. .Get involved:
Also, I just finished this book, which is incredible: 'Diary of a Bad Year' by J M Coetzee. Very much recommended:

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Tom and I went to see this lot at the Roundhouse in Camden on Wednesday night. They were great and played for about two hours. They also had a load of cool instruments (saw, pedal organ, and other stuff I don't know the name of) and there was some nice harmonising going on.