“Come Through”…

30, Jul 2014
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Our new song “Valkyrie” is now online for your listening pleasure, having premiered on Clash Music yesterday…

Thankyries also to Electronic Rumors, Women In Music and our favourite Thomas the Tank Engine voiceover, Andy Von Pip of The Von Pip Musical Express.

“ESCHEW!”

“Bless you.”

“Thank you.”

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P.S. If you or someone you know likes tiny record sleeves, you’re in luck!

“Valkyrie”…

21, Jul 2014
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I’ve never been patient, subtle or vacant…

Any piece of leisurely mind,
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P.S. We have also been confirmed for the excellent Southsea Fest. Tickets available here.

 

O New Music, Where Art Thou?

15, May 2014
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Mayday! Mayday! Oh right, we’ve already missed that. Well anyway (awkward), we’re heading back into the studio this month and playing a few small gigs on one of our home turfs (turves?) to road-test that new material we mentioned last time. One of those live dates is on Sunday 25th May at the Wedgewood Rooms with The Octopus Project and after that, we’re off to the Isle of Wight, at some festival you might’ve heard of (see the right hand “Tour dates” column)…

Before we run off to yelp and hit things though, we’d just like to thank Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Electricity Club and It’s My Kind Of Scene for their “Precurxor” love. Also, we’re about two songs away from having a finished album, so thanks to everyone who has bought Precurxor and helped us to get back into the studio (you can get it here if you haven’t – tsk).

Postcurxor,
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P.S. The lovely poster for The Octopus Project gig is by Portsmouth Illustrator Stu Linfield. SO DRAWN. VERY TENTACLES. MUCH ARTZ. Give him a friendly wave.

“Precurxor” Out Today…

10, Apr 2014
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We’ve been overwhelmed with all the support you’ve given us for the release of Precurxor (we even made it onto Bandcamp’s best-sellers list!), so thank you. Hopefully some of you should have received your CD pre-orders today as we posted them out a little early (tweet us if you have been visited by the Royal Snail – #Precurxor).

No rest for the wicked though, we’re currently squirrelling away on another three songs to complete our first full-length release…

All seven songs from “Precurxor” are now available to stream on Bandcamp here.

Xhipping time,
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P.S. There’s also a splendid preview over at Brighton Music Blog

Precurxory…

25, Mar 2014
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It’s March 25th, which means it’s been exactly a year since we released “Further Still”.  So what’s new?

1. We actually released another blast called “Avant-Guarded” at the end of 2013. Click here to catch up.

2. New music is coming in May. We’re working on a video at the moment and Treasureseason are very kindly remixing.

3. Our first full album is written and we’ve already started the second. We’re currently saving up to record it, but of course, any support through Bandcamp or at live shows is always greatly appreciated.

4. Until then, we’re releasing a 7-song mini-album called “Precurxor”, which contains all of our early songs plus unreleased demos from 2010-2011. It’ll be available via Bandcamp on Thursday 10th April as a real-life CD and a not-so-real-life download or, if you’re feeling impatient, you can pre-order it here and get two of those songs RIGHT NOW.

Tranxmixxion end,
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P.S. When people say “[insert band here] are killing it”, killing what exactly? Modern journalism?

Things To Make & Do…

14, Feb 2014
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Ahead of the vibraphones and thumb pianos waiting to be freed from the vault, we (that is, Rob Luckins and ourselves) thought we’d show you how to make your own gigantic budgerigar head, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Glue, folds and budgie flaps here. Makes a wonderful gift for that special someone or a neighbour you really hate.

Also, we did an interview on page 43 of this here Artrocker. Two gaunt ladies. Wonderful/awkward.

Romantic gesturing,
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Thoughtwaft.

15, Jan 2014
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The last of the festive Twiglet dust is brushed away, sad Christmas trees line the streets ready to trip up mobile tweeters and, as the new year rolls on, blogs, musicians et al ask things like “Is the attention span dead?”.

Well, funnily enough, connection, creativity and “what happens next” are all themes of this rather splendid documentary. It’s particularly relevant too if you’re a musician, blogger, photographer, filmmaker, etc. (and you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not all gloom/doom/farked/bomb’d).

However, aside from watching this excellent film, getting philosophical and gorging on crunchy snacks, we’re getting our glockenspiel together to record something new soon that’s very different from “Avant-Guarded”. We’ll also be playing our first show of ’14 on the 23rd January if you can’t wait for the recording.

Anyway, seeing as the budgie isn’t budging for now, we’d like to give thanks to these avant-guarders; Breaking More Waves, Mouser, Kick Kick Snare, Drunken Werewolf, With Guitars, Sleep In Music, Tuppence Magazine, Alfitude, Soundsphere Mag, Seb Rashii Culture Zine, Nerdy Frames, ARE! ezine, Earbuddy, It’s My Kind Of Scene, The Big Beat Blog, Fame Magazine, The Von Pip Express, Just Music That I Like and Solcofn for giving Eugene Budgerigard a break from his mundane existence.

Beaking in tongues,
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Oo-ee-ooh, I Look Just Like Budgie Holly…

15, Dec 2013
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We’d just like to say thank you to all the wonderful and patient folks who assisted us in making the video and trailers for “Avant-Guarded”, whilst simultaneously paying tribute to the popular detective series “Columbo”. Thank ye.

Just one more thing, ta to Electronic Rumors and TEC for their birdy words.

Wheezers,
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Ain’t Nothing But A Bud-gie Thang…

13, Dec 2013
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It’s Friday the 13th, which is unlucky for some. Not unlucky for us, as those kind folks at Clash kindly premiered the video for our new song “Avant-Guarded” today (read all about it here), but unlucky perhaps, if you’re a lonely budgerigar working in an office…

Our chirpiest thanks to Q Magazine too for allowing parakeets onto their “Five Songs To Hear This Week” list. It’s nice that they don’t discriminate.

Going cheep,
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P.S. “Avant-Guarded” is directed by our friend Rob Luckins, who also directed the taxidermy-filled “Further Still”.

P.P.S. Feathered fanks to Alphabet Bands for making “Further Still” one of his tracks of 2013.

 

 

AVANT-GUARDED…

05, Dec 2013
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On the five and the ten, we return again. This is AVANT-GUARDED.

In other chirps, we’ve put some festive cheer* back up on our bandcamp site again, plus we’ve had our feathered heads on Guardian Music and our “Further Stills” in Brighton Source‘s “Tracks of the Year” (so close to Nick Cave, we can almost smell him). At this point, we should say thanks to everyone who left a comment on Guardian Music saying we’re not xhit. We really do appreciate it.

Finally, if you like/love budgies (who doesn’t?), the video will be on the ‘Xth’…

Featherlite,
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*may not actually contain cheer.

 

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