This year we have played a bazillion shows. We’ve driven a long way and drunk more energy drinks that I care to remember, we’ve met a ton of new people, and we’ve had a damn fine time doing the damn thing. We’ve taken some very serious knocks that you’ll probably never hear about, but we’ve kept going.
Our E.P has been around for a while now. And we got an amazing review in rock sound as well as a ton of other places (and a fairly lack lustre one from punktastic) some people have actually bought it, which surprises me every day. But I can sincerely say thank you to everyone who has paid his or her actual own genuine money to own it.
Thank you to the licence fee payers, who, because of the unique way in which the BBC is funded, have given us the opportunity to appear on what I think is (and I’m rambling here) one of the greatest media organisations on the planet. Second only to the Guardian in my very humble and very left wing opinion. Thank you to Sean Mcginty for being kind enough to have us on not once, but twice after I was too ill to perform on the first show
Thank you to the lovely people at Lava TV for putting our music video on the actual genuine television. One of the coolest things that happened this whole year was when our video came on at 6 in the morning when we we’re still up partying after a show form the night before.
Thank you to the good people at Dean and D Drum for letting us open the Dean DOA event this year. And thank you to the very patient bouncers who didn’t kick our asses when we had rather a lot to drink after we had played.
Thank you to the wonderful people at the Agency Group and 53 degrees for letting us play with The Blackout that was a seriously fantastic night for me personally. and thank you to the Angel Of Metal for somehow making it all happen.
Thank you to Better Left Alone for playing, what was for my money, the coolest gig of the whole year, at a little place in Penwortham. Despite what you might have heard, we don’t hate one another, or at the very least, we don’t hate them. you’ll have to ask them about us for yourself.
Thank you to everyone who helped us put together, or appears in, our new music video (you know who you are) it looks brilliant, and it will be doing the rounds very soon.
Thank you to every single person who came to see us at a show. without you we couldn’t do this
Thank you to every band, who ever showed up on time for a gig, because we do, and so should you.
Much love to…
Next Stop Atlanta, Failsafe, Make Me King, Me Vs Hero, Better Left Alone, The Blackout, Blitz Kids, Wolf, Storm Corporation, Sa-Da-Ko, Kingdom of Dead Men, Hooker, Swear Finger, Afterdown, Sworn to Oath, March, Last Lungs, Skin The Pig, Ocean City Lights, So Long Astoria (rip), Open the Skies (rip) Silver Medal Massacre, Boy Cry Wolf, Joe Public, Disciple, Ella Carrera, Ruins, Bury me beneath the waves, Red XIII, Season of Chaos, Framed at the Crime Scene, Incidium, Death trip, Massive Wagons, KatManDu, Loading Bay, The Cariolis, effect, Suicidle Pigeons, The Valentyns, Moth Circus
…and a hundred other bands who’s names I have forgotten, but if we’ve shared gear with you, or played on the same stage as you then you have our collective thanks. AND as I type this, you all have nothing but my personal eternal thanks and respect
Love - Rick P4