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Trigger/Blink

January 30, 2010

HOLA

This week has been a good week in the world of the Gaoler’s. We recently played at the Gala for the film ‘A bit of Tom Jones‘ on behalf of Get Tested (Hepatitis C charity). A bit surreal to say the least, but it turned out OK. Amy Studt was on just before and she was great, although the P.A wasn’t really as loud as it should have been for her. Twas good to see the Who’s Jack girls (Lu and Laura) again. I spotted the big bald guy from the post office adverts, Denise Welch and Doctor Sanchez (a.k.a Matt Berry, a.ka. best voice in the world) from Garth Marenghi’s Dark place. Before that we’d been to a ‘Urban Junkies’ party for Monkey Shoulder whiskey on the top floor of Centrepoint by Denmark St. It was pretty good in there and the whiskey was flowing, although we all felt a bit out of place what with us wearing our ‘we’re in a band and very poor’ outfits and everyone else wearing their finest suits. Thanks Ronnie for getting us in!

After the gig we went to Punk in Soho for a few drinks (thanks again Ronnie!). The music (it was skate rock/emo night apparently) made me remember my times down the Red Lion in Gravesend, being 15 and hiding cider in the bushes while watching some local band covering ‘what’s my age again?’. They were good times, and after one of these Medway flashbacks I found my self on the dancefloor, sadly doing the ‘rock’ sign with my hands.

Had another gig at the King’s Head Theatre Pub the other day too for Koukee Maloukes. It’s always fun there as it’s so relaxed and we get to play acoustic, which I always enjoy. It means we can try out new arrangements and songs in a chilled out environment. Peter Shreeves who runs the night is a top bloke and we’d gladly play there again. He was also telling me about his band (The Kubricks) having inadvertently written a possible world cup anthem, so watch this space. Also, Trigger from Only Fools and Horses was there! And Terry Gilliam, one of my favourite directors, artists/generally creative people. So this week has to be a solid 9/10 for celebrity spotting. Maybe i should write into heat magazine. Maybe not.

In other news, Steve Lamacq has been playing our E.P on his BBC shows more on BBC Radio 2 and 6, and yesterday I spoke to him over the phone. Just a little chat about who we are etc, and it’s nice to have someone like that liking our tunes. Something more may well come of it!

You can listen to the interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/b0072lb2/Friday/console/ (it’s about 2hrs 15mins in…)

There’s some new photos up from the Babyshambles tour. They’re on our facebook and our Website, and they look pretty sweet. Thanks to Gary for doing those

Also, don’t forget to sign up to the mailing list to recieve your free track. If you do it today (before the 1st) you’ll get 2 free tracks, so it’s basically like your birthday or something.

adios

Gaoler’s Daughter

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Shambles and Babyshambles

November 16, 2009

Hello there,

this week we played a couple of gigs. The first was in Spitalfields at a place called The Luxe. Twas an adventure in itself just getting to the gig! We were picked up from Camberwell by our friend Dave Ashby from Rum Shebeen (great band) after a quick rehearsal at Mahood’s flat. Then we drove to Dave’s to pick up a guitar amp, then onwards to Penge to collect a bass amp for Alfie. The van kept pulling over to the left but we thought nothing of it until we arrived in Penge, only to be told by a local man in beige and graduated tint glasses that we had a catastrophic puncture. So once more into the breach, we all piled into Dave’s Mum’s Fiat and off we set for Spitalfields. The gig itself was okay and it was good to see a few familiar faces, thanks guys!

The next day was much more straightforward. We were playing with Babyshambles at the Dirty South in Lewisham. It was an excellent gig, we played well and I managed to give away all of the Gaoler’s Daughter Badges I’d taken with me. If you want one yourself, get yourself to a gig and pester us! Had to un-invite people though as the gig was completely sold out the day before, so sorry if you didn’t get in. The guys in Babyshambles played a blinder, as did The Thirst, who we’ve always thought were excellent. Afterwards I had to drive back to Brighton for Uni the next day with my Sister, and so felt it only fair to buy chicken from my favourite chicken shop; Amir’s Fried Chicken in New Cross (once i only had 75p, i was drunk and tired and hungry and gave him the ‘I need chicken’ eyes, and he gave me chips and 5 hot wings! This is one of my best chicken based anecdotes)

Anyways, E.P is only a couple of weeks away from release so that’s very exciting. The second E.P is in the pipeline, having already been recorded, and yesterday sent away for mastering. So it’s all moving along nicely!

see you soon

Gaolers Daughter x