The new album has been postponed – Having listened back to it and played it at a couple of people i am not happy with it so have scrapped it. Start again time.
REBELLION & UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL – I will be taking a load of T Shirts to both and what I have left of the last album and a few copies of some vinyl comps i am on – I am trying to get a shorrt CD together of new songs but am rapidly running out of time so may use the Demos for the unreleased album as a Rebellion / Undercover only release – so if you are not there – you cant get one 🙂
More gigs coming up – website will be updated soon – for up to date info please go to my Facebook page
Sorry it has been a while, been busy both personally and musically – I now have a new rehearsal space which is fantastic – just pay for the electricity jobs a good un – well happy with that. The album is still being finished and now has a proper title. “Age Of Contempt” – and it will be delayed in being released, – Looking at releasing it in July now and maybe with the last download tagged onto the end of it. Reason for the late release is that I have been booked to play TWO festivals in August and September and want it ready for then – Rebellion in Blackpool which i am overjoyed at getting coz I didnt think I ever would get to play it and Undercover in Margate – Not forgetting that I am doing Blank Generation at the end of May but may be pushing it to get it done by then.
The live situation will carry on as it has as I am still working out the kinks for doing it live with backing tracks so you will have to put up with me shouting acoustically for now.
There is also a new vinyl in the offing – if anyone remembers my first proper release on vinyl was “We Are The Enemy” which was a split with Andy H – well, we are doing it again – we are releasing another very limited edition vinyl of 50 copies on clear vinyl with 2 CDs (one for each of us) and a few badges thrown in for good measure. It will be out for Halloween and the vinyl will have a Halloween based them for it – My CD (1 of the 2 ) at the moment, will contain tracks that never made it to the album, tracks, some that have only ever been released digitally or on compilations as well as a couple of other new ones – its almost going to be an album. May do another pre order on it – and those who paid for the full package last time will get both vinyl and CD (my album and The Split) because it doesnt look like the box is going to happen (i will refund if you would rather do that) – keep coming along to gigs and supporting live music and i will see you at the bar
I have been a bit busy recording the album so have been a bit quiet – the good news is that it’s nearly finished. It has the working title of “ABSOLUTION” whether this will be the final name or not reamins to be seen.
I have done things a bit differently on this as when i realeased “Past its Sell by Date” – which was essentially a bunch of demos and a few released download tracks, most people preffered the tracks done with programmed drums – so that is what i have done for the album, programmed my own drum patternes. There is 13 tracks in all including three totally new tracks I have never played live or have been on any release and a total of six that weren’t on the last release and those that were are in a totally different format. This will be my last physical release for a while and will be released as soon as i can afford to get it done. If you want to know what the track listing is then you will have to wait til it’s released – there are one or two surprises on there which I am happy about.
Onto the gigs – I will not be booking any more gigs for this year at the moment – I will consider any offers of gigs but i want to concentrate on getting the backing tracks ready to use live. When thie backing tracks are ready and I have worked out the logistics of it all, I will be booking a couple of selected gigs with full support and a headline act, it wont be me as I don’t want to headline.
I also have a new project that is being worked on at the moment. The new project has a name and will more than likely just be a recording project, more news of this at a later date.
head over to the gigs page for the updated list of booked gigs and I will see you at the bar
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