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12.20

2010

Have yourselves a very merry Christmas

Hello all,

Last mail of the year now. Christmas is here! X Factor is over … all is at peace now. Want to say a big thanks to everyone who has helped support us at the end of this year. It took us along time to finish recording our debut album, in fact it took us about 5 months longer than we anticipated! (thats what happens when you choose to do things independently I suppose!). We were worried that we were loosing fans we’d made and general awareness after touring so heavily. However, since releasing ‘Come and See the Lights’ we have been incredibly happy and relieved to feel such a positive reaction from you guys .. many many thanks!

To fill you in on our plan moving forward, ‘Come and See the Lights’ is but the tip of the iceberg. We have 2 more singles to release next year. The second will be called ‘Passion of A Different Kind’ in March time, whilst the 3rd will be a track called ‘No Point Hanging Around’ in June. This is the song we play first in our new live set (lots of people keep asking what it’s called, which is a good sign i think!) and then we will release our debut album ‘Passions of A Different Kind’ in June …. so, still a while to go but never fear, we will be touring, touring and maybe a little bit more touring.

We’d love to play one off acoustic, maybe even electric shows for anyone, anywhere who would like abit of an intimate time with us 3 … we don’t bite, ask the guys down in Exeter! If you’d be interested in having us just drop us a mai on flashguns@hotmail.co.uk and we’ll talk details.
Until then, we can announce that we will be touring with Funeral Party in Jan/Feb next year - heading to Ireland for the first time - whooop! Ther dates:

JANUARY

Bristol Fleece (25)

Oxford O2 Academy 2 (26)

Manchester Academy 3 (27)

Glasgow King Tut’s (28)

Aberdeen Tunnels (29)

Belfast Stiff Kitten (31)

FEBRUARY

Dublin O2 Academy 2 (1)

Newcastle Cluny (3)

Leeds Cockpit (4)

Nottingham Bodega (5)

Norwich Arts Centre (6)

Birmingham O2 Academy 3 (8)

London Cargo (10)

Brighton Audio (12)

We also, have a one last acoustic video of the year that we shot in Germany. This time it’s a cover of ‘The Weight’ by ‘The Band. Click below to check it out.


Our shop is open and fully working - had a few hiccups at the start but is now fully operational. Buy yourself a nice Flashguns treat for Christmas - you deserve it!

Have yourselves a very merry Christmas..

Flashguns 2.0
12.20

2010

Flashguns cover The Band

This is the last of the acoustic tracks we recorded while on tour in Germany.  Enjoy!

12.12

2010

Photo Blog - Germany

Hello,

We are midway through our tour with Mona, thanks to everybody who has come to the shows so far. We’ve got a few more dates to go, so make sure you get down to them, dates are on our website and myspace. Here are a few photos from out recent tour in Germany, enjoy.

We drove 1200 km in 18 straight hours to make our first gig in Halle, this was at 3 in the morning under the channel on the train.

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We got to Halle at 12 after having about 3 hours sleep and explored some of the town.

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Small feet or big shoe?

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Outside Berlin.

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Name in Lights.

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Humming Records took us out for some very nice food in Berlin.

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We got a bit too into table football.

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After the gig in Berlin we went out to Cookies, those of you that are German will know what I’m talking about. Minimal electro until 8 in the morning. This was taken walking back to the hotel after one too many tequilas and a very nice McDonalds breakfast.

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Next day was Hamburg, we had played this venue last time we went to Germany so it was nice to go back.

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The hotel in Hamburg, there were about 10 of us all sleeping in this tiny flat. But Sam and Adam(from Red Drapes) kept us entertained with some improvised song making.

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Russelheim. We stayed with the promoter who was called Santiago. Probably the nicest promoter in the world. We got back to his house after a good show and some tasty burgers and had a couple of drinks.

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The morning after Frankfurt, all feeling a bit tired and hungover.

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Chemnitz in East Germany was a bit like Russia. It was the first day of the festive period for the Germans so it was a bit chaotic further in town.

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Radio interview in Dresden.

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Dresden gig.

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Backstage at Dresden after the show.

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After getting to sleep at 4 we were up at 8 to drive 1000 km back to catch our train later that night.

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Back in snowy London.

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Thanks you to everybody that came to the shows in Germany. we hope to be back very soon.

Olly

12.03

2010

2 New London Shows & Neil Young Cover

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all of you that came down to our sold-out launch for ‘Come And See The Lights’ last night. It was brilliant to be back playing in London.

If you haven’t yet got yourself a copy of the single be sure to go and pick it up from our webstore or itunes.

We can now announce that we’ll be playing 2 more London shows in the coming days. The first is supporting Bombay Bicycle Club this sunday at The Troxy, and the second is at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on December 7th with Mona, who we’re supporting around the country during december. The dates are over on the right hand side —->

We’ll be running a competition to win a pair of tickets to each of the Mona regional shows next week. Keep an eye on our facebook page on monday morning for more details.

And finally for this week, take a look at this Neil Young covered we recorded while somewhere in Germany

Much love.

Flashguns

12.03

2010

2 New London Shows & Neil Young Cover

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all of you that came down to our sold-out launch for ‘Come And See The Lights’ last night. It was brilliant to be back playing in London.

If you haven’t yet got yourself a copy of the single be sure to go and pick it up from our webstore or itunes.

We can now announce that we’ll be playing 2 more London shows in the coming days. The first is supporting Bombay Bicycle Club this sunday at The Troxy, and the second is at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on December 7th with Mona, who we’re supporting around the country during december. The dates are over on the right hand side —->

We’ll be running a competition to win a pair of tickets to each of the Mona regional shows next week. Keep an eye on our facebook page on monday morning for more details.

And finally for this week, take a look at this Neil Young covered we recorded while somewhere in Germany

Much love.

Flashguns




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