Monthly Archive: January 2017
Pre album single release – Introducing what i have called Russ Crimewave 2.0 – basically me an acoustic and some backing tracks.
Two cover versions SUBVERT (zounds) and a Trumpified “Jackbooting in The USA” (Surgery Without Research) with two other tracks one not going on the album “You’re A Terrorist” and a non album version “This Means War”
Its a quid to download all tracks (all monies going to fund the album – both covers are free individually) and there will be a limited hand assembled CDR in a paper bag with a few things thrown in it to justify the 3.50 (free postage tho) for those that dont do digital.
I have an nexpected new release – its a pay what the fuck you want download – so if you dont want to pay just stick a zero in the box and away ya go
7 Tracks Recorded live at The Castle in Sheerness on 10th December at my mate Dean’s Surprise 50th birthday including a brand new one (Trigger Warning) , a cover of a The Warriors song (Predator) and a song only available on vinyl (Buy Consume repeat)
We had problems with the DI box and had to ditch a few songs and all of my pedals so this is the only set I have done without my beloved Chorus pedal
Recorded as a video by Tony Phipps, the video was a bit dark and quiet so i ripped the audio boosted it a fair bit, left all the mistakes in, including the very out of tune Generation iDiot, took out all of the dead space and this is the result. Enjoy
What has 2017 got to offer then – Well for a start I will be unleashing Russ Crimewave 2.0 on the world – It will not be known as Russ Crimewave 2.0, just Russ Crimewave but shows will (hopefully) be billed as a non acoustic set even tho I will be using an acoustic – confused yet?? There will also be a non acoustic album, half of which has already been recording and will contain old and new songs done with a drum and bass backing (no not D&B) – There is already a title and provisional cover art for it. I may, depending on reaction, record an E.P of cover versions that I have done live, not sure on this yet.
Gigs – I have gigs and some special ones as well (a couple TBC yet) including two festival slot at BLANK GENERATION & UNDERCOVER festivals which I am bloody chuffed to have been asked to play. I am doing a gig with one of my all time favourite bands the night before the Blank Gen festival and they will be headlining that as well. First gig of the year will be at The Harp Club in Folkestone with The Hose and others yet TBC – The giglist is updated with CONFIRMED gigs – some of them have a headliner to be confirmed, others have a support to be confirmed but I am definite
In 2017 I shall continue to be angry about the state of the world, politicians, other stupid people and numerous injustices in general and will be adding a spoken word piece to some gigs about SMART technology and other surveillance devices that are imprisoning us in our own minds – as a friend said – We are on a prison planet. Sentenced to death, suspend for life.
HAPPY NEW FEAR everyone