You don’t often find the phrase ‘intense activity’ in the same sentence as ‘Accrington Stanley’ unless prefaced with the phrase ‘Characteristically avoiding any sign of…’, but, my friends, intense activity is what is about to take place i
n the stanley camp. First up, we are playing at the mint tribute gig at the Joiners this Saturday. It’s an all day affair with some fantastic bands playing. We’re on at 6.30 pm (just before the ‘mini-band’, who will make us feel even older than usual). Children are admitted free before 7 and can stay until 9, as long as they get a round in. Event page is here:
Then, on Monday, our new album ‘Exactly’ will be available from all decent online retailers (or at least iTunes – Amazon always takes longer for some reason). If the postman gets his finger out, we’ll have physical copies to sell (and raffle) on Saturday and at The Brook. There’ll be more posts on this, you can rest assured!
That the Accy stanleys barfed on the runway (doesn’t scan – youre fired) and kissed the Tokyo tarmac wide-eyed and gormless before the TV9 Japan cameras. There followed a monumental show in which 10,000 unsuspecting youths were corrupted by jingly-jangly UK Indie Rock at its palest and spottiest. In celebration, this is a re-posting of the classic snippet from that show. Twenty Years Ago. What were you doing in November 1992? (comments welcome, although not those selling us medication or designer handbags. We have quite enough of that sort of thing already.)
Hey Hey My My/ Britpop will never die/ Where’s me steak & kidney pie? Yes, darlings, the show of the year is but a month away – the legendary DODGY will be rocking THE BROOK with our also-rather-resurgent heroes ACCRINGTON STANLEY. Book your tickets early! http://www.the-brook.com/dates2012/11.2012.shtml#dodgy
Those nice people at ‘BBC Introducing: the south’ are going to be playing another track from the forthcoming Accrington Stanley album ‘Exactly’ this Sunday evening. Here are the stations:
BBC Introducing: The South, 7-9pm Sunday evenings
BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent
Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
Listen in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM
Listen in Dorset on 103.8 FM
An opportunity to re-post a cheeky snap of the Stanleys’ spot on the fabulous Talking Heads stage, tackling “Return to Sender” (1) legitimately acquiring possession of the ball (2) in the manner of a professional foul or (3) with manful aplomb? You, yes you, memphis-drenched victims of this star-spangled onslaught, shall decide. Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved, and Yay to the dosh raised for the Society of St James.
From the people who brought you last year’s ground breaking tv themed triumph “Why Don’t You….?” Sofa City Band Collective, in association with those marvellous cheeky Spiraltones, are pleased and proud to invite you to “All Elvis, All Night” – a multi band, multimedia, multiple Elvis hipswivelling charity extravaganza in aid of The Society of St James.
Unit11studios steps up to the stage design-wise. Expect all things King-related. Dust off that Vegas jumpsuit, perfect the sneer, and uh-huh and Aloha , all sorts of Elvis related fantasticness will ensue. You would be out of your tiny minds to miss this one, peeps. £5 waged £4 unwaged.
Accrington Stanley heave audibly with pride at the release of their new EP. Featuring the first single from the new album (currently at mastering stage and due for release early autumn), “Rites of Spring” is the first official release from the band since 2005’s “Uplift” and has already enjoyed airplay on Southampton’s Voice FM and a teaser video on YouTube.