Maffy - guitar and singing, Adz - guitar and singing, Matt - bass and singing, Davey - drumming

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Happy Tuesday day!

I’m very pleased to announce that Comeback Trail gig number two went off without any significant complications.  Apart from the fact that my jeans were a little too tight around the crotch, limiting my flexibility and attack on the kick drum.  But hey, I’m sure that nobody was looking at my crotch.  Protectors were amazing; no surprise there, they always are.  It was a lovely night and thanks to all who came along.

We’re still looking for a gig somewhere south of Yorkshire for Saturday 30th April.  If anyone is able to help, please speak up!

In other news, we’re now confirmed to be playing at Plugged Inn in Sunderland on Sunday 5th June, with the Down & Outs and Deep Sleep.  This gig is a birthday celebration for Daniel Shannon: genial all-round lovely bloke and Offshore Radio bass-jockey.  I can’t think of a nicer way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Can you?

Okay - I'm off to listen to the new Obits record.  Again.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Hungover band practice - caught on tape...

We added the cymbal hiss at the overdub stage like the Ramones It's Alive record - the two Matts were excluded from shot because they were so hungover they were worried they wouldn't be able to rep with the ladies after they saw this video.  If you make it through to the end give yourself a medal.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Reflections... and another gig!

After all of our optimism and enthusiasm, the writing was on the wall for the first gig of our return from the wilderness.  I just can’t believe we didn’t see it coming.  We should be thankful that it was matters beyond our control (electricitus interruptus) that caused our set to collapse midway through the first song.  I like to think that we managed to pull things back together but by then it was all too late, expectation gave way to indifference, and four more eggy faces could not have been found in Leeds that night.

Many thanks to all that came down for the warm atmosphere and positivity.  I had a great night and hope that you did too.

Oh, by the way, the walk-out was truly inspired... Bravo Leeds!

So… the comeback continues in earnest this week, with another West Yorkshire gig.  This Friday night sees the Matadors at the Hop in Wakefield, sharing the stage with our good friends the Protectors and the Brown Hound James Band.

Remember when there was such a thing as indie rock that was great?  In the nineties?  Well, that’s what the Protectors sound like.  What you get from these chums of ours is pedigree.  They ooze it.  Pierce their skin and you will be drenched with a Pylon-y, Dugong-y, Nathaniel Green-y syrup that will reaffirm everything that you love about life.

Brown Hound James Band is the latest vehicle to channel Matty Dugong’s delicate tones, this time ploughing a more laid-back, easy-going groove.  I’m not going to get too carried away, because I haven’t heard them yet.  Well, apart from through a rehearsal studio wall.  They was well muffly.

Also on the bill will be some acoustic shenanigans from Louise Distras and Don Mercy.

Stage times are…

Protectors – 10:45
Matadors – 10:05
Brown Hound James Band – 9:20
Louise Distras – 8:45
Don Mercy – 8:10

(*though probably subject to change on the night)

This is going to be a great night – great music for great people.  Come down and say hello.  I'm proper looking forward to it!


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Friday's gig

Yo dudes,

Our first gig back from the dead is this Friday (4th March) and if you can find something better to do in Leeds on that particular night then please keep it quiet as we'd like some people to turn up.

Here's the deets...

Friday 4th March - SANTIAGO'S BAR, Grand Arcade, Leeds

WOODERSON - Sheffield post-hardcore merchants on the comeback trail, slamming out a set of brand new songs and old faves.

MATADORS - if you like Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Mudhoney prepare to cringe in embarrassment as 4 old men trundle out a pale pastiche of said influences.  We're good really - honest.

The gig is FREE ENTRY - as in no pounds.  A collection will be made but if you're a skin-flint then you don't have to pay any money whatsoever.

First band on at about 9pm.

Even if you don't like the bands it's Davey's birthday so buy him a drink.

Much love.