C H I N C H I L L A F E S T 8
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Weekend Ticket = £12
Friday 7th May, 7:30pm, £7
MARVIN | COWTOWN | KOGUMAZA | SPECTRALS
(plus super sweet Baltimore awsomeness to be announced sooooooooon!)
Saturday 8th May, 4pm, £8
BILGE PUMP | HIGH PL...ACES | ZUN ZUN EGUI | QUACK QUACK
CHEN SANTA MARIA | A MIDDLE SEX | CISSY | EUROPEAN SPIRITS
more info here... http://www.copsandrobbers.net/messageboard/topic.php?id=4579
otherwise it'd be on that list for sure!
but we can't make it... balls!
we have decided to leave the tickets going on sale until november, so that people's pay cheques have time to land.
200 Tickets will be available from WEGOTTICKETS on the 2nd November, and 100 will be available from Brudenell from behind the bar.
Tickets limited to 2/3 per person also, this will be decided nearer the time.
Leeds gig details:
3rd Decmber @ Brudenell Social Club
will be on sale as soon as the supports are all confirmed.
and they're playing at the brudenell social club on 13th may with Pit Er Pat (Thrill Jockey) and Quack Quack for a mere £5!
it's gonna be a right love fest!
how good the drummer is - he's great to watch!
that really does suck... wonder what venue it was...
on a slightly positive note, at least being stuck in amsterdam isn't as bad as being stuck elsewhere!
it's about the £££££££££££££ not the customer experience!
i missed them at chinchillafest whilst cooking food for other bands, will be good to finally see them play!
it is looking likely that this will be the first gig that CHOPS will have our split 12" with helheston for sale! :)
it's kinda pointless? the curators don't even really get to choose that of the bill now do they... it's all mainly a list of bands that'll fill the place, rather than people deciding on bands because they are good!?
i'd be ridiculously super stoked to be on the same bill as prince!
i mean, its a fiver a seven inch and 13 quid for the postage of them all from the states to the UK, and presumably one at a time as each one is released. it's more than i'd ever sell a 7" for, but it's not extortionate.
also, why can't music be an art object? music is an artform!
28 april - the junction, BRISTOL
29 april - cargo, LONDON with YACHT (upset the rhythm)
30 april - LEICESTER
1 may - the portland arms, CAMBRIDGE
2 may - NEED A GIG! HELP!?! PLEASE!
3 may - BIRMINGHAM with Talibam! and late night DJs
cos captio's right! and i'm not saying that cos we're playing!! i'm saying it cos a.P.A.t.T. are playing, and it is FACTUAL TRUTH that they are way more amazing than pretty much anything ever!
YACHT is also playing at Cargo on 29th April with CHOPS and a.P.A.t.T. with Upset The Rhythm.
you're forgetting about a.P.A.T.t., who is clearly bestest, but yeah they're not bad!
i've never seen danananananananananana live, keep missing them. duncan is so lovely!
"in full flight it’s like witnessing Fantasia conducted in an outsize branch of Curry’s"
brilliant i say!
thanks for the bonus review of CHOPS captain!
funny you say rampant noise, i thought that was our most pop set so far!!!
we do usually play on the floor, though it's not something that we base ourselves around - when it suits us, we'll play on a stage... and we had planned to play on the stage for this gig, but it wasn't possible due to all the gear already on the stage!!
we don't play on the floor because of lightning bolt though... it's just the way we're used to attending/putting on/playing gigs in leeds, as for many years that's just how it's been done.
being on a stage can be so separating, it's much more fun for us when it's more immediate. i don't really care if people can't see us properly, even if some people do find it frustrating... we're not out to please anyone but ourselves, and we're not there to be watched, but rather listened/danced to! i don't mean that to sound rude, but hopefully you'll understand what it is that i'm not quite saying properly!?
unfortunately, our own PA speakers were broke, so we had to put my synth and leon's 303 into the cargo PA, which meant i couldn't really hear what i was playing which was a bit odd as i know it was loud out front!
anyway, next time you see us, hopefully we'll have our PA up and running again, and we'll also have my 2000w power amp speakered up (if i got the cash for speakers!), which means we'll be as loud, if not louder than black dice. that's always been my aim; i want people to feel the bass deep inside their bodies.
they are great
the "guys" in this band are, i believe, actually assembled together by a "gal" who started excepter. not that i want to make any distinction between male and female musicians, but you know, if you're going to refer to them as "guys", it only seems fair to bring it up?
i thought the other bands were all pretty terrible mind. and it was very hot in there!
lykke li and her band were really nice though, and the first band (you didn't mention in the review??) thought i looked like jonny depp, so that smugged me up for the evening, haha.
it was funny selling the likke li 10"s, it was all she had with her and so many of the industry folk wanted CDs; i rather enjoyed telling them all they should already own a record player by now!
the amount of time that dude's spent on his hair is clearly 100% PUNK
haha. they always lie because interviews are dull. one of them can't lie properly though and gives the game away
if you want see even more exciting bands for a snip of the price.
moshi got confused, i was going to be filling in their day off with a leeds gig but there's been a confirmation they forgot about so yeah, 30th is at grammaphone after all
don't go to the grammaphone on the 30th. that date is wrong! the gig on the 30th january is in LEEDS!
... be sure to scribble the sixth annual three day CHINCHILLAFEST (Brudenell Social Club, Leeeds) into your 2008 diaries for Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May.
As a little mouth-whetting teaser, we're currently discussing flights with a select few megagood bands from across the globe to bring home the party on the Friday and Saturday, and you can expect a wide selection of the bestest UK bands we can get our sweaty hands on!
We are also very happy to announce that the longstanding, awsome and prolific PICKLED EGG RECORDS (home to a.P.A.t.T., Fulborn Teversham, Zukanican, The Go! Team, Nalle, Need New Body, etc) are putting their fine name to the Sunday line-up which has been chosen by our first ever guest curators QUACK QUACK (superthanks to Nigel and Moz!).
Line-up, advance tickets and full details all coming soon!
thanks for the kind words about our new release! i wasn't sure if it was a positive or negative review until the succinct closer!
"You wouldn’t want them in your house: they’d leave their slow-jawed crisp mastication with crumbs in every corner, crayons on the floor and urinate on your sofa as they slept."
did we stay with you this tour!!?! haha
it's not even closing. it's just refurbishment. what a pointless article!
the brudenell in leeds gets its delivies on a tuesday. perhaps you could utilise this fact to publish a news story every tuesday for the next year.
HEALTH didn't play there either, or visit it, and i don't think the place was mentioned once in an entire 14 days of UK tour. hmmmmmmmmmm.
either way, venues closing is a sad thing.
would it be possible NOW to set up a not for profit record label?
yes. there's fucking loads and loads and loads and loads and loads of them. probably more than there ever has been i reckon - ok, so the big ones have been snapped up by the majors, but DIY isn't suddenly going to stop just cos one more indie disappeared.
i am driving K.I.T. from san francisco around the UK at the moment.......
here is the scenario....
i am leaving them behind on the 22nd to start driving the Mika Miko/No Age tour, but they have since been added onto several gigs with deerhoof, between the 23rd and 28th june......
K.I.T. don't have to take equipment with them as they are sharing the deerhoof backline, so they're not neccessarily after a van - a medium sized car will do (there are four of them).
if anyone is interested in helping them out by driving them around (either if you have a car or if you could drive a hire car), obviously they will pay you some cash, probably throw you a few records as thanks, and you get to see them play (i've seen them twice so far, and they're really good, plus you'd see deerhoof too, y'know, they're pretty ok too!). they are pretty strapped for cash, but will happily pay you what they can!
if you think you can help out, please get in touch with me (domclare AT hotmail.com)
oh, and without this trying to sound like a job description, it'd would be rather excellent if you aren't a drug addled drunkard, have the potential to be reliable behind the wheel, not a total douchebag, but...... desperate times, etc!!!!
will be playing an improvised free jazz set, utilising vintage alto saxophone and the drums of matthew woodward (dragon rapide, the lapse, origami, etc)
CHINCHILLAFEST 5 - LINE-UP AND APPROX. TIMES
Friday 2nd March - starts 7pm - £5
BONSAI KITTENS 7:15 - 7:45
COWTOWN 8:00 - 8:30
I HAD AN INKLING 8:45 - 9:15
PIFCO 9:30 - 10:00
TIGERS! 10:10 - 10:30
PRINTED CIRCUIT 10:30 - 11PM
Saturday 3rd March - starts 3pm - £8
DAWN CHORUS 3:30 - 4:00
SENSE OR THIS 4:00 - 4:30
ACTION BEAT 4:45 - 5:15
MAN AUBERGINE 5:30 - 6:00
HUMANFLY 6:15 - 7:00
POLTERGROOM 7:15 - 7:45
TRENCHER 8:00 - 8:30
KLING KLANG 8:50 - 9:30
A.P.A.T.T 9:45 - 10:20
BILGE PUMP 10:30 - 11:00
Sunday 4th March - Starts 4pm - £5
INECTO SCHOOL AND SERFS 5:00 - 5:45
7 HERTZ 6:00 - 6:30
BROWN OWL 6:45 - 7:15
CHRONICITY 7:30 - 8:00
EIGER 8:15 - 9:00
QUACK QUACK 9:15 - 10:00
oh, japan for sega have sadly ceased to be a functioning unit, and as such will not be playing the festival. bonsai kittens will be moving from sunday to the friday. everything else is as go!!
they might have got totally confused, and accidentally put a sticker from THE DRAGON RAPIDE 12" we released (who are kinda chicago post rock esque) on the TIGERS! 7" instead.
unbusy yourself, it'll be well worth it!
here are some posters for the fest...
TICKETS: Unless we sell out of weekend tickets in advance, there will be both day and weekend tickets available on the door. Weekend Ticket = £15, Friday = £5 , Saturday = £8, Sunday = £5. We are selling tickets in advance, at no extra cost, via our paypal account - email
letting us know exactly what tickets you're after and we'll give you our paypal details. Once we have received payment, we will email you confirmation, which you will need to print out and bring with you to the fest to exchange for entrance, cd, etc. Weekend tickets are also available from Jumbo Records (The St Johns Centre, Leeds), and Out Of Step Records (The Merrion Centre).
we have been made aware of sad news. EIGER, featuring one of the chinchilla collective, will be splitting up some time in the next few months. their drummist is going to visit the queen in london, and stay there. we therefore had little choice but to squeeze them onto sunday's line up. they are very good. DiS agrees with us wholeheartedly.
C H I N C H I L L A F E S T - 5 - 2007
£15 weekend ticket with free cd and cook book
Friday 2nd March - £5 - 7pm
Saturday 3rd March - £8 - 3pm
Sunday 4th March - £5 - 5pm
A benefit for, and located at...
The Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Road, Leeds
FRIDAY 2ND MARCH with FUNDER STRIKES DJs
PRINTED CIRCUIT http://www.printed-circuit.net
leeds' twin powered synth dance party, head bobbing feet tapping homages to 80s pop past, present and future, with potential bonus rap-star special guest!
chinchilla's homegrown reprobates, no wave ridin' fucked up and loud, just about danceable good times. people call me rude, i wish we all were nude. i wish there was no black and white, i wish there were no rules...
JAPAN FOR SEGA http://www.myspace.com/japanforsega
teeside's foremost boy / girl power duo teach and display how to have accelerated fun with fruity loops
leeds' new grunge revivalists kicking out tune after tune and currently discovering futuristic technology such as keyboards
loaded with new toys (cowbells) and new tricks (vocals), leeds' ex-instrumental max-party unit will get bums off seats for shakin' booty on the floor
I HAD AN INKLING http://www.myspace.com/ihadaninkling
from three different corners of the UK, with their new improved formula of no-formula improvised whacked out psych prog of undanceable dance rhythms
SATURDAY 3RD MARCH with GOLDEN LAB RECORDINGS DJs
southern records' premier casio grind trio from london, delivering three eerie fistfuls of zombie cock right up in the ovaries
witness the all-encompassing brilliance of liverpool's "every-wave" obsessive compulsives, chewing up elements of every musical genre you ever heard (and a few you haven't), carefully and carelessly churning them into new, unrecognisable, magnificent shapes.
BILGE PUMP http://www.gringorecords.com/bilgepump.html
formed in the murky early 90's, leeds' skronkrock overlords continue to blow chunks, minds, skins and the occasional amplifier
KLING KLANG http://www.klingklang.mersinet.co.uk/old05/pages/main.htm
mogwai's rock action records' flare wearing scouse hippies utilise seven synths, two guitars and drums to create psychedelic trance rock, periscoped into your modern ears indirectly from the kraftwerk era - recently reformed and back to pure bombastic form
MAN AUBERGINE http://www.manaubergine.co.uk
high on them gasoline fumes of london, twanging them olde bluegrass notes, progging into new and exciting pastures (although the field isn't necessarily green)
recently reformed london purveyors of fire and brimstone, invoking thee ancient gods and godesses, plagues of earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes
where once was fast now goes slow, psychedelic hard rocking songs rooted in the past, played in the present for the future
SENSE OR THIS? http://www.chinchillaweb.co.uk/senseorthis
"John, come here quick! I think my washing machine is broken" ... "The washing machine is fine Mandy, I'm playing Dom's cd" (my girlfriend's parents)
ACTION BEAT http://www.myspace.com/actionbeat
improv (although you wouldn't necessarily know it) oddball rock attack, often heavily groove laden. from the centre of the universe, bletchley
DAWN CHORUS http://www.myspace.com/dcfortissimo
topless boys of milton keynes somehow getting away with mixin' up da funk, hip hop and math rock
SUNDAY 4TH MARCH with CHINCHILLA DJs
QUACK QUACK http://www.myspace.com/thisisquackquack
emerging from the seemingly forgotten depths of LS6's math rock past, smiling and hailing krautrock as the way forward
BROWN OWL http://www.chinchillaweb.co.uk/brownowl
rare performace from leeds/newcastle favourites. scratchy guitar hops and skips over intricate and immediate tight locked free formed bass and drums
newcastle's former red monkey and current sailor. scratchy punk-phunk-wonk-wonk music, less of the art-school and more of the frankfurt school
BONSAI KITTENS http://www.bonsaikittens.co.uk
japanese/wakefield cabaret pop - bad dancing, good tunes
7 HERTZ http://www.myspace.com/the7hertzband
improvised and composed orchestra, weaving folk ditties, chamber jazz shanties and eastern european scales
INECTO SCHOOL collaboration with SERFS http://www.harmonicrooms.co.uk/inectoschool.html / http://www.myspace.com/serfserfserfs
leeds' ramshackle improv collective of drums, double bass, trumpets, clarinet, guitars, electronics and vocals, lacking in style but plentiful in substance. serfs travel across the pennines from manchester, bringing either/or acoustic/electric guitars and the psychedelic heat of the arizona
This is the fifth annual three day Chinchillafest, and the last in its present format before we start introducing some new ideas to festivals we organise in the future. Our main aim, as usual, is to provide a mighty fine excuse for a weekend of fun fuelled by good music. We work with the following formula;
"Good Music + Good Venue - Bullshit = Good Times!"
Good music made by people that make music first and foremost for fun, and couldn't give two hoots about the latest musical fad, being cool, expanding their 'fanbase' or making it big. Good music in a good venue free from advertising, sponsorship, promoters making wads of cash, or any of the bullshit associated with most festivals. The Patented Chinchilla formula guarantees good times!
This year, the weekend ticket will include a free cd of bands on the Chinchilla-Tone label, as well as a bunch of the bands playing over the weekend.
There will also be a complimentary limited run cook book, containing the favourite recipes devised and concocted by the Chinchilla collective and friends.
Over the weekend there will also be DJs from Funder Strikes!, Golden Lab Records and Chinchilla. Friday and saturday will provide the chance to buy a £1 ticket to Gojonnygogogogo's new club night, Imaginary Friends at Subculture in the Merrion Centre, Leeds, for partying till 3am on the saturday night. As usual, there'll be stalls from our favourite UK record labels, just in case you don't want to spend all your cash on lots of boozes.
Unless we sell out of weekend tickets in advance, there will be both day and weekend tickets available on the door.
Weekend Ticket = £15
Friday = £5
Saturday = £8
Sunday = £5
We are selling tickets in advance, at no extra cost, via our paypal account. We will email you confirmation of the tickets, and you will be able to collect them at the door as you arrive. Please check http://www.chinchillaweb.co.uk to book tickets - we'll have the paypal stuff up soon so you can start getting tickets.
Weekend tickets will, we hope, also be available from Jumbo Records (The St Johns Centre, Leeds), and Out Of Step Records (The Merrion Centre).
____about the benefit:
The Brudenell Social Club is a vital space in the heart of LS6, with far more to it than the immediately striking Phoenix Night's style decor. It provides space for various sections from the local community to relax together, and provides a welcoming home to a wide variety of locally based entertainment and international acts alike. The Entertainmens Committee have raised over £10,000 for sound proofing, and recently acquired funding of a further £10,000. We are keen to raise extra finances to pay for a few more essentials that the funding does not cover. If you're not already a member of the Brudenell Social Club, please remember to keep a couple of extra quid on you to join. To find out more visit http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
the album took a long time to come out because kling klang split up... and, several years later (ie, recently) they re-formed and released this. and yup, joe joined part chimp, but he's left them and is still in kling klang. and as amboss notes below, he isn't the only talented one. the line up at the moment features people from Oi Polloi (!!!) and and ex A.P.a.T.t dude.
we have had a bit of bad luck with our good friends trencher in the past - one year their van broke down and they arrived 10 minutes after the gig had ended. we tried to find a squat or house gig for them to play, but they ended up heading back home ready for work on sunday morning. last year they had a very valid excuse in that liam ended up being booked in for an operation in hospital on the day they were meant to play (coincidentally, his birthday). they'll be here this year though, third time lucky!
yeah. so the council didn't seem too keen on this idea and it's not happening now. boo! i was looking forward to playing!
manchester doesn't have those bands because no one in manchester wants to put them on i'm guessing. blaming the bands is stupid - they all use tour booking agencies for a start! if you want those bands to play in manchester, get your shit sorted and DIY!!
ps. i can't wait for this tour. every night is going to be fun!