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Hello world,
So for the last couple of months we’ve been recording our next EP – Matching Hearts/Similar Parts. We recorded two new tracks - ‘I Don’t Not Love You’, which will be the lead track off the EP and for which we have done a video – which is up on our myspace NOW – let us know your thoughts, we had to spend a whole day…yeh WHOLE day in Walthamstow getting slapped around by a rather beautiful Latino honey…oh what a world. We’re really happy with it, Sam Crack and Marcus Sharp shot and directed it – they are extremely lovely and talented and will go on to the rule TV no doubts…

The other track is ‘Racing Race’, which is more of an epic number – in at just under 7 minutes! We chose to record this track as a kind of window to a different side to us that most wont really know yet…being that we are such a giving band we’ve decided to give this out for free…Just send us your email on the front page and we’ll drop it off in your inbox…NICE

The other tracks we recorded, well re-recorded are ‘Bells At Midnight’ and ‘St.George’ - now the last time we re-recorded a track..ahem..Locarno..there was a mixed reaction. Fair nuff! Well we’ve done it again to test our faithful followers. We felt the need to do this to make sure the EP had flow and also to show how we’re moving on as a band – we want to update our tracks accordingly. We also wanted to draw a line under all our old demos and move on – we’ve written loads more tracks and now want to get on with recording them….Done. EP out 13th July…cop that on vinyl and download – download will come with a remix from the mighty Lagos Boys Choir (sounding sickkk!) and the video. Alotta bang for your buck..

Also – we’re playing Underage festival, we’re running a competition with them to give away 2 pairs of tickets. By leaving us your email you’ll be entered into the comp, and we’ll announce the winner beginning of July.



VIDEO | I Don’t Not Love You

The video has been delivered - and it’s here. Directed by the awesome Sam Crack and Marcus Sharp - enjoy!




So we headed to Amsterdam to play London Calling last weekend [check out the pictures of our adventures in the blog] - the whole gig is now online to stream - check it out HERE y’all>>>



4$ a day, freeboks, rehearsing, gear stolen, amsterdam, leeds,birmingham….

Hello Hello,

Flashguns have had a very busy week. Free clothes always a good thing but shoes is even better. Here’s a picture of our choice of Sneaker!


After that we did a little practicing, brushing up on some old songs and writing some new ones. Saw Tom Beard and Metronomy, which is always nice. Here are some shots of us our rehearsing:

MID SONG FELLATIoooooh yeah!!!

During rehearsal we mostly just do posing…

Like this…


This seems to happen a lot when we play near windows…

It may have something to do with God and stuff but we’re not entirely sure…

Our car got smahsed into by some goons at Camden Crawl, they got away with a pedal bag and a snare. Good for them, although not a very good haul to be honest.. Everything is replaced and new now.

Autoglass said this was the latest in window technology, just in from Taiwan. We are not convinced..

We played Levis on Thursday, free clothes again, and then drove down to Gatwick that night. We slept in the car for all of about 2 hours and got up at 4 to catch a flight to Amsterdam.

We arrived in Amsterdam to find it had been the Queens birthday the night before so we were the only ones awake at 8 in the morning, the streets were covered in rubbish and smelt like piss from heavy partying the night before. Paradiso turned out to be an amazing night, not just because of the obvious attractions of Amsterdam (transvestite hookers of course) but also because the venue was an old church…..

You can watch our set from Paradiso here:

The Joy Formidable and The Noisettes played very good live sets and we hope you enjoyed our set just as much. We went about the town finally gettting to sleep at about 3. We woke up at 8, to get a taxi back to Schipol.

We landed at Gatwick and were straight back in the car up to Leeds. However we got stuck in some major traffick jam and had some fun on the M25.

Samuel: “My amp is not going on the roof!!”

Olly Wrong: “FINE…” (see below for eventual outcome)


Got to Leeds late played a different show. Met some very nice fans who kindly offered to model our XS Flashguns T-shirts…

Leeds Finest!

Left Leeds at 12 at night and drove down to Birmingham where we got to our hotel at 2 in the morning all very bleary eyed.

Flashguns Morning Faces.

O James Wright

Giles Findlay Robinson

Samuel Felix Johnston

Oliver Michael Patrick Scanlon A.K.A Olly Wrong A.K.A SCOMPS

We met a very nice man who claimed he had caught a number of STD’s during the Cold War and now spent his remaining days on the streets of Birmingham.

Here are his medals>

Woke up in Birmingham at 2 in the afternoon feeling decadent, went out and got some pizza at Pizza ExpressTM:

YUM Flashguns wholeheartedly endorse Diet CokeTM!

This’ll teach the waiter to put anchovies on James Wright’s pizza…


Read some Magazines:

Then went to go and watch a film, we had some time on our hands, X-Men Wolverine, highly underated i think the verdict was.

Here is the lovely lass who sold us popcorn and American Hard Gums at extortionate prices. Damn Odeon price discrimination!

The Birmingham show was all very good, met some nice people and created one hell of a raw sound, apologies to those at the front. After that it was on our way home. Here are some random photos from along the way:


Free T-shirt to anyone who can guess who’s eyes these are.


Aurora Borealis in West London…. Interesting and very rare!

Samwell Felix J Johnston fly’s the plane home.

Here are the dates of our next tour with Hockey, hope to see some of you there and for those that arent were doing a video blog this time round so watch out for that. Love or what you will.


8 May 200920:00

Red Room w/Hockey - Nottingham

9 May 2009

Korova w/ Hockey - Liverpool

11 May 2009

Plug & Play w/Hockey - Reading

12 May 2009

Clwb Ifor Bach w/Hockey - Cardiff

13 May 2009

The Cellars w/Hockey - Portsmouth

15 May 2009

The Frog & Fiddle - Cheltenham

16 May 2009

The Great Escape @ Queens Hotel - Brighton

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