It is with a mixture of sadness and relief that we finally say goodbye to our red tour bus (affectionally known as the 38, as in “I hate the 38″ from the self-same song). It has served us well but had its very last ADAC, AA, Green Flag roadside rescue call out last Saturday at the Ruhrpott Ska-Explosion in Dortmund and will henceforward be gathering rust on some South East London scrap heap:-(
Unfortunately, this has created enormous logistical problems for our shows this weekend. Suffice it to say, the show must go on and we shall be at the Moshpit Club in Naters in Switzerland tonight (23 January) and at the Alte Brauerei in Annaberg-Buchholz on Saturday in some shape or form for a welcome return to the Erzgebirge after such a long time.
A special thanks to everyone who came to our two awesome joint headline shows with TWO TONE CLUB in Dunkirk at Les 4 Ecluses in Dunkirk and Magasin 4 in Brussels. A special BIG thank you from us to everyone at the Ruhrpott Ska-Explosion for their support and understanding and for promoting such a great festival, not to mention everyone who came and enjoyed the show. Another great night!
New dates for 2015: 3 April LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL at THE FORUM, Kentish Town
Happy New year to everyone! We’re kicking off 2015 with a second appearance the fabulous Ruhrpott Ska Explosion in Dortmund on Saturday 17th January for what promises to be a cracking line-up once again. Details below.
We are playing a couple of club shows in France and Belgium on our way out to Dortmund – in Dunkirk at Les 4 Ecluses on Thursday, 15th January followed by a return to MAGASIN 4 in Brussels on Friday 16th January. See you all there.
We are doing a short unplugged set for German TV station NRW Live tomorrow on the run-up to the show tomorrow evening at Turock in Essen and then on Saturday at the The Factory in Magdeburg for the Ska Fest. The show is going out at 10.05 pm on NRW Late-Night Live, so tune in if you can’t make it to Essen! With support from BEATMARTIN.
Current status: recharging batteries in time for two fantastic shows on our NAKED tour the weekend after next. First stop: our only show in the Ruhrgebiet at Turock in Essen on Friday, 5th December with support from Beatmartin. Doors 7.30 pm, showtime 8 pm.
A massive thank you to everyone who came along to the shows at SO36 in Berlin, KB18 in Copenhagen and the Schlachthof in Bremen. Brilliant week all round even though we got stopped by the German police again!
We are delighted to announce that we’ll be returning to Dortmund to play the Ruhrpott Ska Explosion in January. This year’s line-up includes Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison, The Offenders, El Bosso und die Ping Pongs, Boss Capone, Baby Love and the Vandangoes and The Nicks among others! Don’t miss it!
We are all really looking forward to this weekend’s shows at the CAPITOL in Halle tomorrow, Friday 14 November, followed by a trip down the road to the AJZ Talschock in Chemnitz on Saturday, 15 November.
The following weekend sees us travel to Berlin’s CBGBs, the legendary SO36 on Friday, 21 November – alongside Düsseldorf’s Ratinger Hof, the home of hardcore punk in Germany. As one of a handful of shows left this year, it promises to be a real cracker so don’t miss it! After that we are heading for Bremen via Copenhagen with shows at the K18 in the Danish capital on Saturday, 22 November followed by a date at the Kulturzentrum Schalachthof in Bremen on Sunday. See you all there!
We are delighted to announce that we will be with you this Christmas. We shall be playing an exclusive show at ZAKK CLUB for our UK mates CRYSSIS on 27th December. This show will quickly sell out so get your tickets ASAP! See you soon and don’t forget Turock, ESSEN on 5th December for our pre-Christmas Party!
The following statement was issued by the promoters and organisers of the Saarlopalooza Festival on Saturday to clarify what actually happened. Unfortunately, due to immense technical problems with the PA and the time constraints due to timetable overrun, we were unable to perform and had to curtail the show. We apologise to everyone who came to see us and who were disappointed, but the situation was completely out of our control.
Saarlopalooza Statement- Die Technik hatte große – am Ende nicht lösbare – Probleme mit dem Bühnensound/Monitorsound und so hörten sie sich auf der Bühne nicht. Feedbacks etc. haben dann alles ruiniert. Zeitprobleme wegen Deadline etc haben das Chaos komplett gemacht. leider hat das insgesamt sehr schöne Fest so ein nicht so schönes Ende gefunden. Dickes, dickes Sorry an BS und euch für den technischen Ausfall!