I PREFER AN EARLY SHOW
The Winter Olympics’ will be putting the ‘Barf’ in Barfly next Friday the 12th of April with an in-hard-and-home-early 7.30PM show in Camden.
We will be supporting the critically acclaimed and aptly named (I like tapes, Marty likes Echo and the Bunnymen) Echotape on the night, hence the not-particularly-punk-rock eight quid to get in. If it helps (and we hope it does) T.W.O. will be reintroducing their patented Pintback scheme for the evening. SImply hand a printout of this email to Marty or me (make it Marty, yeah?) on the 12th and we’ll buy you a drink. At legendary-London-music-venue prices that’s a saving of about a fiver off your ticket fee. (One pint per punter, terms and conditions apply).
To summarise then:
Friday night straight-from-work drinks > legendary venue > The Winter Olympics > two other great musical bands > we buy you a pint > massive indie disco > home in time for ‘Chatty Man’ > see you there.
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Hey, while we’re all here, I should say an enormous THANK YOU to the (very) brave ravers that made it down to last week’s hardcore supershow in Brixton with German punks Scheisse Minnelli. Honestly, I was as surprised as you at how it turned out. Before the gig I did an internet search for ‘hardcore’ to see what we were letting ourselves in for and, frankly, I was relieved (make your own jokes up at the back) to find out that it was actually just people SHOUTING ABOUT THINGS. A very good time was had by all.
So good in fact, that we started making plans for our 4th Great Indoors festival at The Windmill. The Great Indoors: Fore we’re calling it.
This was supposed to be a fallow year; we were going to let the barbecue recover, let Roof Dog graze uninterrupted for a while and wait for an overcrowded festival market to miss us, before we booked The Rolling Stones next year for cheap… We just weren’t going to do it. That was the plan.
But it was a f*cking stupid one. Instead, we’ve decided to book the best time in Britain: a bill full of international super-talents, a retina-ravaging rave arena, a belly-busting free feed-up and probably bloody Razmo, all for the price of a London pint. Saturday August 17th is the date. Please don’t be on holiday. Full details will follow.
Except that, having had the chance to check the stats, I couldn’t help but notice that in our last email, which announced a chart hit. an expensive video, a festival show and a fashion range (honestly, sometimes I feel like the ginger Jay-Z) the thing people clicked on most was the link labelled ‘a picture of my ass’.
Be careful what you wish for my internet friends, and see you next Friday, yes?
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The Winter Olympics’ ‘gruelling’ Profit and Loss promotional tour is entering its eleventh great year, and yet, unbelievably, the band still haven’t sold out of copies. Hell, we haven’t sold out AT ALL. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that next Thursday, BAD THURSDAY, (the day before Good Friday – which is a bank holiday - if you’re lucky you might not have to go to work) there will be a night of no-sell-out punk rock mayhem (and a Church of Merch Last Supper sale) at The Brixton Windmill. Headlining are the amazing (and amazingly named) German skate-punks Scheisse Minnelli, alongside Menshevik (ex – Capdown!) Dumbfoundus and us.
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Those of you who have already got Profit and Loss will, no doubt, have learnt all the words to Regional Showcase (it’s side one, track one) and know what happens next… “Ten long years and nobody noticed / One last shot at a festival slot”.
What I’m trying to say is that, this June, in a wonderfully pathos-filled, life-imitates-art sort of booking, your Winter Olympics are opening for Jake Bugg and Devlin on a beach in Newquay as part of Beach Break Live Festival. You should come.
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Before we break out the buckets and spades (powered by Dell)we should say a massive thank you to everyone who downloaded our recent single Heavy Metal Ending. Thanks to your kind clicking and a bit of a categorisation cock-up at iTunes the HME remix EP (featuring Corporation Scavenger’s ‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Beat’ and ‘Dub Metal Ending’ reworkings) freakishly landed in the UK jazz charts at number 98. A proper chart hit! Just five places beneath Incognito and one above Tesco-Value crooner Michael (no, not Bublé) Bubble. Nice!
Thinking about Heavy Metal Ending, have you watched its, frankly spectacular (and not even nearly paid for) video yet? Actually, don’t answer that, I checked. At present 4,403 fewer of you have viewed HME (it’s Citizen Kane on a plane) than the one with the rude nurses in it. This should probably be a lesson to us all.
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Seen the video? Got the record? And the remixes? Thank you, thank you and thank you again. Don’t suppose we can interest you in some merchandise while you’ve got your credit card out?
while others are just a picture of my ass. I wonder which will do best…
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Lots of love