(drum roll) ...
An EP, titled 'polymers are forever' will be released on 11th November on Remote Control (Australia) and on 14th November on XtraMile (Britain and Europe) with an initial small amount of imports being shoveled the way of the USA, that land mass which is a little to the left of Wales. Pleased doesn't quite cover it. The possibilities, literally, are end-ful.
Running order is 'polymers are forever'(*1), 'with apologies to emily pankhurst'(*2), 'new adventures', 'my wife is unhappy', 'dry hate' and 'destroywhitchurch.com'. It has a running time somewhere in the region of twenty one minutes and is 'very nice' ((c) my mother, last week). The first three songs are taken from the album sessions (see below) whilst the final three are earlier demos we didn't have the time, money or inclination to re-record. At this stage I have no earthly idea if the EP will end up being pressed on vinyl but the chances, as ever, are dramatically increased the more people ask.
'polymers are forever' (the song not the entire EP) will appear on the album 'the plot against common sense', which will be released in early 2012. More about this later(*4). We are really VERY VERY HAPPY with this record, which is perhaps ONE DAY away from being finished, whenever we can fit that in; I would like to apologise in advance to my bandmates and the cat(*5) for how drunk I get upon its completion.
The following live dates are confirmed before the end of the year -
20th November Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (No, really?) with Saturdays Kids and one more TBC tickets
26th November Leeds, Cockpit (supports unconfirmed at this stage) tickets
29th November London, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen with Saturdays Kids and Fever Fever tickets
Australian dates are as follows -
4th December Perth, Rosemount
6th December Brisbane, The Zoo
8th December Sydney, Annandale Hotel
9th-11th December Meredith Music Festival
16th December Melbourne, The Corner
Ticket information is available here. Really. Can't wait. For all of it.
I appreciate your patience. Rather than blogging (and yes, I still hate that word) throughout the year in a non-commital manner I thought it best to wait until there was something solid to tell you. 'Hey guys - big news coming IN SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS' doesn't really cut it around my face. Or, indeed, my balls.(*6)
More to fellow follow.
(*1) I have read some pretty demented comments about this song after just one radio play (and subsequent streaming). Gary Numan? Obvious Cure references? LIMP BIZKIT? None of these are things. None. Of. These. Listen again. With ears. EARS. (*3)
(*2) this is the DELIBERATE title of the song. A reviewer for a magazine, who shall remain nameless changed 'emily' to 'emmeline' on a setlist she was given earlier this year. How cute.
(*3) laptop speakers do not count.
(*4) and I ask you to interpret the word 'later' generously.(*7)
(*5) the odd seizure and shitting-on-the-doorstep episode aside, Chicken is doing well.
(*6) one balls reference per blog - new policy.
(*7) this is code for 'be patient'.