Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Exciting things


Wow, it's been a while! Well, there's lots I could tell you about, but I'll restrict myself to a few key things.

It's been exciting times round our way recently, although things have seemed pretty quiet from the outside. The main things are that the wonderful Fists have been in the studio recording, and Anders has set up a record label with Tom (Whalley from Not In Nottingham) and Nick (from 20 Year Hurricane)called Hello Thor (you might already know that!).

Luckily these two happy things have dovetailed neatly into a plan to release a Fists 7 inch just as soon as they're ready to go! So, keep your eyes peeled for updates!

The boys from Hello Thor have also been busy finding other new acts and planning in some gigs which we will tell you about in the very near future.

I, on the other hand, have not been having quite so much fun! I've just started a new job and I'm studying in the evenings, so time is quite limited and it's usually all I can manage to watch the Apprentice and not be grumpy!

That said, I did go to see the latest production at the Playhouse last night which I'd really recommend. It's "On the Waterfront" and is directed by Stephen Berkoff. The direction's definitely the best thing about it, it's really inventive and stylish and throws in a few surprises. If you go to see it (I would!) then be patient, the accents are a bit shaky at first, but they even out and it's really enjoyable.

I also saw the new Mike Leigh film "Happy Go Lucky", which I quite liked despite Joey Chickenskin's best efforts to ruin it for me! I won't tell you what he said, but Joey (if you're reading) Anna and Anders agreed, but I quite enjoyed it!

I'll leave this rambling post here, just thought I'd drop off a little hello and update. Anyone else been up to anything good? Got anything good coming up? let us know!



Monday, 21 April 2008

boys in the park...


It's that time again...the Midlands friendliest, artiest, craftiest, jazziest, most bijou night of music and fun returns.

For anyone that doesn't know, Jumpers for Goalposts is a night at the Alley Cafe, Nottingham featuring 1 live music act, 1 (or more) DJs and a creative competition.

It's so much fun I can't even begin to tell you.

This month sees Polymath playing live and acoustic and myself, Tom "Not in Nottingham" Whalley and Chris "Jazz Corner" Barrett spinning tunes. There'll be great prizes to give away and of course it's all free, free, FREE!

Hope to see you there

Another Reason To Be Happy Happy!

Open Exhibition Submission Call!

Our good friends, The Happy Happy Poster Club are putting on another exhibition but first they need lots of great stuff to exhibit. That's why they're putting out a call for submissions.

They're on a mission to spread happiness and hunt down the finest in Poster Design and they want YOU to take part!

This is your chance to exhibit at the new Hand & Heart Gallery in Nottingham, free of charge!

All you need to do is complete the phrase 'Happy as...' and email a digital version to

The image must be in the proportion of A2 and sent as a jpeg format.

The deadline for this is this Friday 25th April, when the FINAL selection will be made, so HURRY! Get your crayons, paints and mac book pros out, have a go and spread a bit of Happiness!

For further details and to see posters from past exhibitors, check out the Happy Happy Poster Club profile page.

Get involved! Invite all your friends! You know you want to...


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Time for tees


Just thought we'd let you know about the brilliant new website of our good friends at I DRESS MYSELF.

It's full of our favourite artists and designers including the mighty Jon Burgerman and the ever-alarming David Shrigley.

You can buy beautiful tees, delightful art prints and even lovely lil' badges.

Check out to feast your eyes!


PS tons of good gigs coming up including The Breeders and Billy Childish next Thursday and Saturday respectively. Followed by Fists supporting Curtis Eller on the 15th!!!