Intense Activity

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:

http://www.facebook.com/events/334775859949179/

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!

Finally, on Thursday, we are supporting the mighty Dodgy at The Brook. (event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/403923503004584/)

Well, it’s intense for us, anyway. Hope you can make one of the gigs or enjoy the album from whatever dank, dark abode you currently call home. Cheers!

It was twenty years ago today

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.)

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“Exactly” Album nears release: BBC premieres new track this Sunday

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
Listen on-line:

www.bbc.co.uk/sussex

www.bbc.co.uk/dorset

Elvisnacht – the evidence

Accrington Stanley tackles Return to Sender at Elvis Night! All Night!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.

Sofa City rides again, in… Elvis Night! All Night!

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.

“BBC Introducing” Stanleys Radio Date, this Sunday

More exciting news from the Stanley hotline: BBC introducing in the South are going to be playing a track from our new album this Sunday!

If you enjoy the Stanley stylings, don’t be shy to tell those radio folks via text or email. (If you think it sounds shite, please keep that to yourself!)

Details here:

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

Listen online:
www.bbc.co.uk/sussex

www.bbc.co.uk/dorset

Text in during the show (you need to start texts with the word ‘radio’) on 81333 (normal rates apply)

Email the show at unsigned@bbc.co.uk

Rites of Spring EP available now

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.

 

Track List:

  1. Rites of Spring
  2. Beer and Self-Loathing
  3. Keepsakes
  4. Joy of the Psalmist

Listen to Rites of Spring EP on Spotify  | Buy Rites of Spring EP on iTunes  |  Buy Rites of Spring EP on Amazon