Shit. Nearly three months since our last news update. What’s been going on you say? Well we’ve played lots of fantastic gigs with the likes of the Swingin’ Utters, Obsessive Compulsive, Eureka Machines, Evil Scarecrow and the East Town Pirates. I (JD) have been appearing on radio stations all over the country sometimes staying live on air for almost an hour instead of the scheduled 15 minutes (Ipswich), occasionally doing solo acoustic sessions (Manchester) but always flapping my gums about something or other and spreading the good word of the FDCs. We made our debut in the hallowed halls of Rock City Nottingham last week supporting the Virgin Marys, we’ve got Birmingham, Bradford and Newcastle gigs coming up before the end of the year and we’ve already added some shows to our 2012 gig calendar with plenty more in the pipeline too. Mint!
We’ve sold a quite frankly STUNNING amount of copies of our new “Burn This City Down” EP. It ain’t boastin’, just truthin’. It’s blown us away. Every penny that comes in from our CD and digital sales goes straight back into the pot and helps us on our way to finishing the debut album. If for whatever reason, you’re still on the fence about whether to buy it or not, the reviews have been extremely positive and you can check them out in our PRESS section. We’ll be starting work on a new promo video for BTCD in January. By the start of the new year, our rockumentary/short film “Behind The Schtick” should be out too.
If you’d like to vote for us in the Pure Rawk Awards this year, we’d appreciate it. It’s the only thing that we ever ask you to vote in because it’s dedicated to giving the underground scene a bit of well deserved exposure. We almost won “Best EP” last year for the FDCCDEP and we’d love to win either “Best Video” or “Best EP” this year, but feel free to vote for us or anyone else in whatever category you like. Vote here!
The most important bit of news though, (from my point of view!) comes behind the scenes. We’ve taken on Helen Robinson of A & R Inc. as our co-manager. I’m still calling the shots baby, but it’s awesome to have someone else on board who shares the same vision as us and believes in our potential. So from now on she’ll be handling all booking and press enquiries and thus hopefully freeing myself up to spend a little bit more time on the creative side of things like oooh I don’t know, the music and whatnot. Welcome aboard Helen!
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PS. I heard a great quote today: “Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.” And on that note, here’s a picture of us at Rock City last week after fucking with each others mic stands during the last song. Thanks to Kylie Buchanan for the pic.