Friday, 18 December 2009


My favourite name of any continent.

Apparently people make good money from directing people who read their blog to certain products and services.... we don't but we probably could. I just want to share!!!!! ---->

As we have said before, we played in Reading on Sunday, and part of the fun of the whole night was the pre gig meal that we had.

In the Global Cafe on London Street, there is a Woman called Tutu, who cooks fantastic Ethiopian cuisine. Her venture is called 'Tutu's Ethiopian Table' and this is her website.

In case you were unsure, Tutu is the lady between me and jonny. See! look how happy we all look. I look happy anyway.
So if, like me, you weren't sure of what Ethiopian food is like, it's hearty and tasty, and it's served on something that me and david thought were towels or serviettes but are actually some kind of bread/pancake that you can wrap around your food a bit, and eat. Tastes really good.

So if you live in or around Reading, go in and meet Tutu and EAT HER FOOD!

They also serve Tusker beer (which I think is african- Kenyan ?) which immediately became one of my favourite beers in the whole world.

.....IN OTHER NEWS.......

We are doing some more work with David.M.Allen, who recorded our songs Blood Get's Thin and Jennifer. He's been hanging out with us a lot, coming to listen to us practise, and generally being a very wise man. (note... this probably has something to do with our new album. but not saying too much)

We are also about to embark on a merchandise madness scheme where we get very very creative and hand make all of our merch, it WILL be the coolest merch you can get. Keep watching this space for more info.....

Wow, two posts in one day, i'm exhausted.


The geese are getting fat

Hello everybody

It's very cold in my basement flat and there is a pathetic layer of snow/frost/sludge outside my window. How i wish it could be Christmas every day.

So as mentioned, our recent 'christmas' shows have been going down a real treat. To those who came to Reading, Tooting and last night's Kilburn gig at the Luminaire, thank you.

Last night's show was put on by the guys who run Song Kick, which if you are an ardent live music fan, might be an invaluable web of intrigue for you. It basically shows 'gigographies' of bands you love so you can view photos, vids, set lists etc that users upload. It really seems to cover all elements of live music. I now sound like i'm really plugging it, which i am, but only cos I think it's good.


Last night we played with Riz Mc who was very entertaining and a very nice man. And also Stairs to Korea, who showed what could be done with a midi guitar, very educational, a master of effects pedals. Coincidentally, we both played 'silent night' in out sets, they were 2 very contrasting versions though.

Our friend Pooneh who we met in New York around March has been visiting London, and continuing her admiralbe quest of capturing bands and music via the beautiful medium of Polaroid, and other quirky unusaul cameras. None of this digital nonsense. She came to our show at the Tram and Social in Tooting Bec, South of the River (a venue/pub which is well worth a visit) and took some stunning (i think) photos. Here is her website

I've interspersed some of Pooneh's photos through this blog, I haven't asksed her yet if she minds me putting them up but I don't think she will..........?

Well we don't have anymore shows before Christmas, so see you in 2010 - ah the first time i've written 2010. need to get used to it. not yet though. If we don't post again before christmas, have a good one. Love thy neighbour. x

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Toot Toot

dear All,

Big massive thanks to everyone that came to see us in Reading we had a crazy old time! if anyone has any photos send them over or put links up to them etc etc.

Another big up to the tooting massive who put on a great night and in a great venue. Nice to discover such a gem south of the river. (Which is of course where i live and have been searching for some cool places to hang out)

sorry to our friend salv who got smacked in the head by Tom's guitar.....consider it a battle scar. That's rock and roll for you.



RE toms previous post....

here is some more moustache evidence.

Its all true ...i'm so sorry

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Eleven of O nine



I wasn't sorry to shave it off though as it became a little itchy.
David has a large red beard at the moment, but i don't think it's got anything to do with our taches, and Jonny isn't involved in the facial hair scence very much.

Also in november, and this month too, we have been doing the odd show to keep us oiled and have mainly been meeting up half in Reading, and half in London, to play music together which is of course what we do.... but we are increasingly increasing the probability of creating our second album which is tantalizingly imminent you can almost hear it in the distance... in fact i wrote a new song today which i've just mailed to the other folks.

Tomorrow we play our home town of Reading - a special Christmas Shindig with super surprises hidden with in our set list. You really have to come. I'll buy you a mince pie. The next day we play in Tooting Bec. Never been there but it's a great sounding place. You really have to come. I'll buy you a soda and lime.

Posts of more relevance WILL follow. This is kind of padding, but that's fine.

I'm listening to Mazurkas. Polish waltzes i think.

More moustache photos are available on application.

later on isn't it.