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05.07

2009

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!

FREEBOKS!!! BUOFF!
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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!!!
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During rehearsal we mostly just do posing…
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Like this…

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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…
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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..
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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:

http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/41922641

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)


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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!
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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
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Giles Findlay Robinson
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Samuel Felix Johnston
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Oliver Michael Patrick Scanlon A.K.A Olly Wrong A.K.A SCOMPS
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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>
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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!
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This’ll teach the waiter to put anchovies on James Wright’s pizza…

ANCHOVIES?!!!”
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Read some Magazines:
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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!
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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:

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


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Aurora Borealis in West London…. Interesting and very rare!
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Samwell Felix J Johnston fly’s the plane home.
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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.


Flashguns.


8 May 200920:00

Red Room w/Hockey - Nottingham


9 May 2009
20:00

Korova w/ Hockey - Liverpool


11 May 2009
20:00

Plug & Play w/Hockey - Reading


12 May 2009
20:00

Clwb Ifor Bach w/Hockey - Cardiff


13 May 2009
20:00

The Cellars w/Hockey - Portsmouth


15 May 2009
20:00

The Frog & Fiddle - Cheltenham


16 May 2009
21:30

The Great Escape @ Queens Hotel - Brighton

04.29

2009

Studio Time

So - our new EP is recorded and to be delivered to the media world next week - we are all real excited by this..The tracks were recorded with Luke Smith - who has just come back from a cave in Santa Barbara recording for Depeche Modes Number 1 album…he was there for 6months, he was very pale..but a number 1 album was recorded, maybe it means something, shame we didnt record an album….

An EP was all we could muster…ahemmm afford this time round! We’ve been working on about another 8 new tracks that we’re equally excited and proud of.

The tracks we decided to cram into this Ep are - 1. I DONT NOT LOVE YOU 2. BELLS AT MIDNIGHT 3. St GEORGE 4. RACING RACE - so, yeh we went and recorded Bells at midnight and st george again! i hear a general sigh…do not worry we learnt a valuable lesson from re-recording Locarno, not that we’re not happy with it, but it was a learning curve…so, fear not because these new recordings are great and have really added to the rawness of our sound and we hope captured us more as a band..Also, this EP will now draw a line under all the ‘older’ tracks - so we can get on with releasing brand new ones from now on…

How exciting…The EP is called - ‘MATCHING HEARTS, SIMILAR PARTS’ out end of June….let us know your thoughts - we’ll have it up on the myspace pretty soon…come see us live..so all of it…all at once…

04.25

2009

A Brief History of Flashguns……. VIDEO>BLOG>SERIES

We shall be making an effort to upload a ton of videos for your viewing pleasures>

Keep an eye out for unmissable Flashguns footage available exclusively on the website, and we will keep you updated on new installments.

Be the first to watch before the BBC contractually sign us under a 7 season deal!


much love


sam

04.05

2009

The life of a Flashgun

Here are some photos, for your viewing pleasure, of what we have been up to the last few weeks.

Rehearsing

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Paris..

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Recording..

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Also here is an acoustic version of a new song, called “Racing Race” going on the EP.

Our debut EP, “Matching Hearts / Similar Parts” is being released on the 8th of June and one of the new tracks will be put up on the myspace before that so keep checking back.




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