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Album & Gig Update

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

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New Album & Gigs

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

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Disturbing The Peace – Live download

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

https://russcrimewave.bandcamp.com/album/disturbing-the-peace-in-sheerness

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Pretty Vacant

I woke up to a message on Sunday morning – Do I want to play a gig with Glen Matlock tonight – do I want to do a gig with an absolute legend in my hometown, five minutes from where I live – Well i was a bit worse for wear after watching a rather blinding set from Irish punk rockers the Defects and still on a “big buzz” from an amazing Killing Joke gig the night before and it just didn’t register, i went and had a cup of tea and then it hit me – fuck – its Glen “fucking” Matlock, he of the Sex Pistols & Rich Kids and one of those responsible for a very young me turning to punk music and letting it ruin my life ever since. Yes of course i was doing it – no brainer really and i would be paid too – absolutely splendid – whats the time? – ooh fuck its nearly three and all i have done all day is drink tea and fanny about online. I had to change my strings (good move) write out a longer set than usual (not a problem) rehearse said set list coz i hadn’t played a few of them in a while (bad move) went and soundchecked (good move) the stupidly went to the pub beforehand (very bad move) to settle the nerves a bit and bumped into a few people I knew, as you do in your local, told them to get along to the Ramsgate Music Hall, they wont be disappointed (I think they were)
I turned up to the gig with 40 minutes spare before i went on, I had had a few but I was OK (I wasn’t), I had only had a couple of pints, another one or two won’t hurt (it did) – I get up play the first notes and completely forgot the opening words of a song I had been doing for ages, ironically “We’ve forgotten” being the first two words of it, i stumbled thru the swiftly rehearsed following song, completely bolloxing it up and then finally settling into the set, thoroughly enjoyed it and even sold a couple of CD’s and made a couple of new fans which was nice.
Then like a tit in the dressing room i manged to spill my beer all over Glens brand new books, well one of them got it worse than the rest so i bought it (at a discounted rate of course coz it was beer damaged) apologised and made a swift exit after the obligatory selfie. Glen didn’t bat an eyelid congratulated me on a nice set and cleared the room just before he went on, doing a rather short (to my pissed head) set but it was rather good with a couple of Pistols numbers a Rich Kids song and I believe a Small Faces tune and a fair few others – Thoroughly nice fella. One to cross off the list of  legends I have had the privelidge to play with, although would like a do over on this one as it is the second time I have made a tit of myself in front of Glen. The other being Borders in Brighton about 14 years ago but thats another story.

Here is the selfie with Glen and my ole mate Paul

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Other Music, Other Bands

As some of you know I play in various different bands and a duo – As  it is easier to keep track of all the gigs in one place, any gig done by DeKadanCe, Surgery Without Research or Drugrat will also be on the gig listing – I wont be listing any of the other bands playing just that we are playing so a SWR gig will just say SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH gig – it will give you details of where but not who else is playing.

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