PROFIT AND LOSS IS OUT NOW!
I never thought I’d live to type this, but The Winter Olympics’ debut album Profit And Loss is out now on Freakscene Records (FREAK 021). You can download it now at iTunes, Amazon and eMusic (later today). The album is also available on CD (with 12 page colour booklet), heavyweight vinyl (with free download card) and slick-looking Oyster card (with wallet) from our brand new Merch Megastore or Facebook shop.
Recorded in bedrooms and beneath pubs by Paul Hollingsworth (Roots Manuva, Ride), mastered by Doug Shearer (Venom, Electric Wizard, The Fall and Jamelia) and featuring additional mixes by Donald Clark (Guns ‘n’ f*cking Roses, Florence and the effing Machine) Profit and Loss is a homespun love letter to the classic albums of the eighties and nineties - stuffed full of singles, ten songs long and easily fitting on one side of a C90. It is ten years of blood, sweat and tears, crammed into forty minutes of music and a twelve-page booklet. The album comes with fabulous full-colour artwork by top illustrator (and SW skate legend) Mark Smith and designs by Andrea Rostron and Tim West.
We will be celebrating the launch of Profit and Loss (and trying really hard to sell you a copy) at our COMPLETELY FREE show at The Camden Monarch this Thursday 4 October. The band will be playing Profit and Loss in full, and will be onstage at 9.30pm. Support comes from the incendiary North London MC B.B. Manik.
Our friends overseas wanting to try the album before-they-buy should tune into the ARA City Radio breakfast show in Luxembourg this Monday or RADIO_FM in Slovakia on Tuesday afternoon where Profit And Loss will be getting an airing and recently kidnapped Winter Olympics’ singer Wagstaff (me!) will be trying his damndest to field a few questions.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us keep this show on the road for the last ten years. It’s been an eventful decade, and it’s going to be an even more eventful week. Thank you all for your support, we honestly couldn’t do this without you.
The Winter Olympics x