Bad news everybody. Winter Olympics frontman Andrew Wagstaff has been kidnapped* by a sinister super-fan.
On the morning that the band’s new single Fags and Girls is released, just one week away from the launch of long-awaited LP Profit and Loss, the singer was snatched from his north London paper round and is now believed to be be held hostage somewhere scary in High Barnet. His (surprisingly hot) captor has posted this deeply distressing footage online.
Please help us meet this sicko’s disgusting demands by donating to the FREE WAGSTAFF ransom fund or alternatively by pre-ordering Profit and Loss from our amazing new shop. Your support is appreciated at this difficult time.
The Winter Olympics
*not actually kidnapped
Coincidentally, next Monday also sees the worldwide release of the monumentally moving new motion picture Rock and Roll Retirement Home. Directed by visionary British filmmaker Chris Curtis and and shot in harrowing hi-definition by top Texan artist Ray Lewis, R.A.R.R.H. is a shocking portrait of the teen rock dream crumbled to dust and a haunting meditation on human mortality. It has already been ear-marked for international film-festival recognition, and weirdly, we’re in it.
The heart-wrenching trailer is online now. The film premieres next week.
Click above to watch the trailer
Poor old Joe Elliott eh?
I MISS THE NINETIES
So this is the New Year. And it’s 1994, right? Oh.
Here’s a lo-fidelity look at the FINALLY FINISHED video for I Miss The Nineties (out through Office Rock on March 14 on cd, download, cassette, DVD and VHS). Hope you like it (and that it works). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful we are for your support these last twelve months. We promise to do our best to pay you back in 2011.
How many 1990s things can you spot in the video? Send us your list here. The person with the longest list on March the 14th (when the record comes out, remember?) wins free entry into every single Winter Olympics show for a year.
We appreciate that, at present, that doesn’t sound like much of a prize, but hell, who knows? If we get booked for Glastonbury, you’re going to be in the money, and we’re going to seriously regret our soppy blogging at two o’clock in the morning on New Year’s Day.
Happy New Year, everyone.
love you loads
The Winter Olympics x
Stills from the soon-come Winter Olympics’ video ‘I Miss the Nineties’ filmed one excellent weekend in September.
When I was a boy (and dinosaurs walked the Earth) a big rock and roll film crew coming to town and shooting an exciting music video would be pretty much the most amazing thing that could possibly happen. I’m sure that countless early-doors John Cusack movies and episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 were carved out of just such an unlikely event.
It’s unlikelier still that all the cool key grips, bearded best boys and foxy foley artists would be trying to make a film out of our little band, which is what makes everyone’s incredible hard work, good humour (and incredible cheapness) on our behalf so astonishing. Thank you very much Chris, Russ, Ray, Darren, Matt, Melanie, Max, Aggers and Kev the dog walker.
See you all on Friday night at the Enterprise in Camden maybe? (Except Kev, you’re looking after the dog).
Thanks to all of you who came out and kept the scene alive at The WINDMILL on Friday. It was an amazing night of great friends, hot rocking, warm Grolsch and late night shopping. Let’s do it again really soon, yes?