• A decade in hell

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    Back in October 2004, us five miscreants, plus our singer Oz, played our first show at the Crown & Cushion pub in Haslemere. We played 18 songs – opening with ‘Blood Runs Down My Satisfied Face As I Scream With Delight’ and closing with ‘Next Hour’. In this foolishly ambitious long set we also covered ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Disarm’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’. God knows what we sounded like – the PA was hastily soldered together while we hastily drank our free beers / payment for the night.

    10 years later the pub is no more but we are fighting onwards…

    Here are a few pics of us naive young scamps…

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  • ArcTanGent Festival 2014

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    We are ecstatic to be confirmed for ArcTanGent Festival 2014 – it is truly a fantastic festival for all fans of post-rock, math, instrumental, left-field music (with some slabs of heaviness thrown in for good measure!)

    We can’t wait to play and to relax in the sun drinking beers and watching some of our favourite bands on earth. So many friends from the scene are playing, many of which we haven’t seen for years so we’re foreseeing many drunken reunions.

    Last year was beyond doubt the best weekend of the summer and this line-up is even better – it’s also cheap!

    So go get tickets now and don’t miss out - http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arctangent-festival-2014-tickets-9690908769?aff=ReferFriendsToArcTanGentFestival&afu=96721615897


    ArcTanGent 2014

  • Photos from Sebright Arms show with Her Name is Calla & Rumour Cubes

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    Thanks Magda - www.facebook.com/RoomWithAViewPhotography  /  www.magdawrzeszcz.com

    Thanks Simon - www.simonkallas.com

  • Free Music / Show with Her Name is Calla

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    We have just released Volume Five of our A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters series of compilation albums. Once again we have been skulking about in the dark and misty undergrowth to bring you the best UK Post-Rock, Instrumental and Math-Rock bands. This edition features Alright The Captain, Cathodes, The Winchester Club, Karhide, Those Amongst Us Are Wolves, Wicket, Constant Waves, Polymath, Fox in the City, Cheap Jazz, and Degree of Arc. Stream and download it from one of these sites:

    It is a FREE Download (or you can Name-Your-Price if you want to help out an underground band with some cash….)

    For various reasons (including hospital jaunts), gigs have been light on the ground for us recently so we’re pleased to be getting the gears oiled once again for a show with Her Name is Calla in December. Calla have been favourites of ours for some time now and its great to finally be sharing a stage. Check out their magnificently epic and haunting ‘The Quiet Lamb’ if you’ve not already.

    We will be joined by our pals Rumour Cubes at the show which is on Thursday 12th December at the Sebright Arms, London. More details here -https://www.facebook.com/events/433503026767170/ and you can buy tickets here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241937

  • Christmas time, Post-rock and Wine

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    We have a couple of tasty Christmas shows coming up – although the world will be ending on the day of the first one (moments before our set knowing our luck….) Looking forward to seeing some cheery old faces we haven’t seen for a while plus some friendly new ones. See you out there on 21st in London and 23rd in Chichester. And Merry Santa-Mas to you all….

    Friday 21st December @ Roadtrip & The Worksop, Shoreditch, LONDON

    A celebration of the post-rock of the ancient Mayans. With each crescendo we will beckon the impending collapse of all that is and ever was. Plus we’ll play some new stuff, get sweaty and drink beers.

    Flies Are Spies From Hell


    Kraken Mare

    Children & Lions

    £4 Entry // Doors 7.30pm

    FB Event here – http://www.facebook.com/events/381483121934907/


    Sunday 23rd December @ The Chichester Inn, CHICHESTER

    ChiLive Christmas All-Dayer at our old local stomping ground. Big day of festive cheer and tunes.

    Flies Are Spies From Hell
    We Are Traitors
    Kraken Mare
    Belle Amour
    Elisha Pemberton

    £5 Entry // Doors 12noon // Music from 3pm

    FB Event here – http://www.facebook.com/events/373972922690791/

  • Weary bones and happy hearts

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    Hi all,

    We are back to normality now after the European tour - it was the best tour yet and we met some beautiful people along the way. Cheers to Frontal Noize for booking it for us. My guitar is broken again, but other than that we got through it pretty much unscathed. Having said that, Will did smash his leg into the stage in Dresden (hilarious) and by Jena I was in massive back and rib pain. Anyway, the hospitality we experienced was far beyond what we’re used to in England and it made for a much more relaxed and cost-effective tour. We also played in the corner of a restaurant which was an odd new experience for us (apologies if we ruined your dinner) – oh, and I got engaged which was brilliant too. And only one vomit incident (the sink had no pipes attached, not my fault). Thanks to everyone who came to a gig, put us on, put us up and helped in any way – we will be back when we can.

    We played with many great bands along the way – I won’t mention them all but you should certainly check out The Samuel Jackson Five (http://www.facebook.com/thesamueljacksonfive), Eschar(http://www.facebook.com/escharband), Artwon Artown Artnow(http://www.facebook.com/artwonartownartnow), Sleepmakeswaves(http://www.facebook.com/sleepmakeswaves) and Kovlo (http://www.facebook.com/KOVLO).

    There are lots more photos of us playing and pratting around on our facebook (http://condense.it/2×4) – if anyone has any photos or videos we haven’t got hold of yet they’d be much appreciated…..


    Our next show will be on Saturday 9th June at The Urban Bar, London with The Narrows and Yokozuna. FB event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/216841675090438/  It will be our last show for a while as we want to hide ourselves away and write for a while before we crack on with recording the second album.

    Again, thank you for your support of this band – it really does fuel the fire. If you feel like helping us out some more please ‘share’ our facebook page onto your timeline and link people to this site. In return we will make the best sounding album we possibly can.


    Chris - Flies Are Spies From Hell.

  • European Tour

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    On 6th April we will embark on our most extensive tour yet. The 13-date tour begins where our last European dates left-off in Antwerp Music City (with label-mates Atlantis). That night is also George’s birthday so I smell a big one……

    We will then play Holland (including both dates of De Bestuiving Festival – www.debestuiving.nl), Germany, and Czech Republic, before returning home for two UK dates.

    Full dates:


    6 : Music City, Antwerp, Belgium (w/ Atlantis, Monomyth, San Diablo) FB event: http://condense.it/4q4 - Entry: €6.66

    7 : Festival De Bestuiving, dB’s, Utrecht, Netherlands – FB event: http://www.condense.it/bq4 - Entry: €10.00

    8 : Festival De Bestuiving, De Bakkerij, Castricum, Netherlands – Entry: €5.00

    9 : Dwaze Zaken, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Entry: Free

    10 : Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany (w/ O ) – Entry: €9.00

    11 : Subway to Peter, Chemnitz, Germany

    12 : Schokoladen, Berlin, Germany (w/ Kovlo) – Entry: €6 - €8.00

    13 : A Studio Rubin, Prague, Czech Republic (w/ Zkouska Siren, Ravelin7) – FB event:  http://condense.it/6u4

    14 : AZ Conni, Dresden, Germany (w/ The Samuel Jackson Five, Petrels) – FB event: http://condense.it/7u4

    15 : Cafe Wagner Jena, Germany (w/ Sleepmakeswaves)

    16 : Waldmeister, Solingen, Germany (w/ [ B O L T ] ) – FB event: http://condense.it/8u4

    21 : The Chichester Inn, Chichester UK (w/ Eschar, Mohit) – Entry: £3

    22 : Roadtrip & The Workshop, London, UK (w/ 52 Commercial Road, Eschar, The Strangerhood, Teletextile) – Entry: £3

    Go to the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/154788421302199/


  • Megamix Playlist on our youtube

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    For giggles I’ve put a playlist of awesome tunes I’ve been digging recently up on our youtube channel. We may even make this a regular thing… Go there now for videos by Nick Cave, Napalm Death, Swans and Einsturzende Neubauten. Plus instrumentalish brothers in arms such as Goonies Never Say Die, Lions Are Smarter Than I Am and Double Handsome Dragons. Go quick before copyright laws erase everything………



    P.S. Also includes a track with Jeff Buckley growling like a death metal fiend.

  • New EP out on Field Records

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    Hey all,

    Our new ‘Nerves Still Beating’ EP will be released on 27th Feb 2012 through Field Records (distro by Cargo). We’re glad to be putting out a record alongside great bands we’ve gigged with such as UpCDownC, What The Blood Revealed, Alright The Captain, Kasper Rosa and Maybeshewill.

    The track listing is:

    1. Nerves Still Beating

    2. Axe to the Root

    3. Wallow in Threat – Remixed by Court of Hidden Faces aka Andy from our old friends and touring buddies Monsters Build Mean Robots.

    4. Great Deadener – Remixed by Dan from Gunning For Tamar, a great Oxford band we’ve played with and who recently joined us on the Frontal Noize bookings roster.

    5. King Sly –  Remixed by Tim Waterfield aka Karhide.

    Artwork by Colour Doomed – check out his phenomenal work here http://samedwin.blogspot.com/

    Tasty Fanzine gave the EP 8/10 (full review here  http://condense.it/cp4 ) and Echoes & Dust said this: ‘Ordinarily I might have considered this a two track EP with three bonus remixes. It’s not. It’s a great post rock EP of just under half an hour that is full of variety, experimentation and progress. There should be more like this’ (full review here http://condense.it/dp4 )

    You can listen to a track and order the CD here http://condense.it/ep4

    'Nerves Still Beating' cover art


  • Happy Holidays

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    Happy Holidays everyone – Be sure to stuff your ears full of goodies this Christmas…

    Happy Holidays

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