May 2019


Didn't we have a lovely time, the day we went to Mossley...

Huge thanks to Brad at IndogoBravo for organising our guest spot on Rik and Brian's Lucky Bag show (Fab Radio International), and the show at The Rising Sun, Mossley with Diablofurs and Scream of Sirens. We will now sleep for a month!

We had great fun playing with A Void at Rough Trade on 3rd May - thanks to everyone for coming out, and to Gavin Morrow for these photographs...

January 2019


Huge thanks to tAngerinecAt for arranging a great show at The Maze this month, where we enjoyed inspiring performances from Katie Mitchell (looped clarinet) and Modulator ESP (ambient electronic soundscapes) as well as from the hosts themselves. We recommend you check out tAngerinecAt's incredible new album Many Kettles

Thanks to Gavin Morrow for these dreamy photographs.

Thanks also to IndigoBravo for having us at this month's Rockin Rotherham show at The Trades, and thanks again to Gavin Morrow who appears to have learned the art of Kirlian photography!


December 2018

The 17th Annual Christmas Covers Party at the Bodega was, as always, the partiest party of the year... Thanks to JC, Nick, Scott and Mark for hosting, and to our LA buddies Diamonds and Rust for this...
Photograph by Gavin Morrow
Photograph by Gavin Morrow
Photograph by Gavin Morrow
Photograph by Mikey Wheeler


Diamonds and Rust played: 

November 2018

It may only be November, but according to the telly the festive season is definitely upon us, so it is time to unleash something exciting!

Six years ago, we had a lot of fun making a Christmas single with music producer Richard Solaini, along with a video directed by John Turrell and Tom Turrell - starring Callum and Hannah McNab.

Every year when we share it, we're asked if it'll be released on physical format at any point. Well, we listened, people, here you go!...

Those Old Records Rugeley have released a very limited run of just fifty 8-inch (yes, 8 inch) acetates, with sleeve design and front cover image by Gavin Morrow and inner sleeve photography by Sam Rushmer, available at this linkGet yours while you can - they won't be around for long!


October 2018

After a quiet September, three out of the four of us came out of hibernation for a rare acoustic set at One BC's Halloween-themed birthday bash, held at Arkwright Studios last weekend. It was a unique event, and marked a first for us - our first performance accompanied by ribbon dancers! These two were amazing!

August 2018

Last weekend saw us playing two gigs in two days... First up last was The Waterfront Festival on Saturday, which was a lot of fun and also marked the first outing for Aly's MASSIVE new Flying V... his back may never recover.

Second up was our slot at Mental Fest, which was held over the weekend at Human Canvas Tattoo in Walsall. Huge well done to the team who raised over £1,500 for Papyrus - a charity working for the prevention of suicide in young people. Massive thanks also to Lexi Frances from Midlands Metalheads who interviewed us for her Rule Breakers show. Here's the show for those who might to hear - the interview is at about 1 hour 31 mins.

Our road trip to Ashton-under-Lyne on 11th August was a lot of fun! Thank you to Brad and Steve at IndigoBravo Promotions for organising the event, and to DJ Chez and crew at Oliver's Karaoke Bar for hosting. Special mention also goes to Sound Engineer Rebecca Nicol (who had coincidentally also travelled up from our home town to manage the sound) who did an excellent job!
Thank you Gavin Morrow for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here.

June 2018

Huge thanks to the Chameleon Arts Cafe for inviting us to play at their fundraiser on 8th June, and to everyone who came along and donated. Loads of money was raised for Framework, and we had a great night with Witches Mark and Diablofurs.


Thank you Gavin Morrow for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here.

May 2018

We finally got to find out what "Hashrock" was all about last week when we joined in the fun at The Hairy Dog... but that would be telling!

Thank you to everyone who came out of the sunshine to join us in the smoky darkness...



... and thank you to Shaun Morris for this video:

April 2018

Out Now! Limited edition CDs of '21 Girls'... and if you've already bought the LP, you might still want to get your hands on this for an extra little something...

Click SHOP to order yours!


March 2018

We had great fun playing at Rough Trade this month, when our friend Tim Holehouse brought his mutant delta blues back to Nottingham to play with us for the second year in a row, and this time Tim brought along Winnipeg’s own Greg Rekus, who wowed the crowd with his energy and stomp board moves! 

It was also an exciting night for our Martin who gave his new drum kit a test drive... We do hope everyone's ears have recovered, and don't worry, we've just ordered a load of new earplugs for all our forthcoming shows!



February 2018

This month we got to play at Nottingham's best kept secret JT Soar, which meant a trip to Murat Food Centre and a night playing with la famiglia dei Minatore 💓


January 2018

Huge thanks to our Vinyl Overlord Chris McGranaghan for hosting an acoustic set with The Madeline Rust on January 20th at Those Old Records - our spiritual home and arguably the best record shop in the UK. 

Thanks also to Chris from KOR Radio who recorded the event for broadcast on the Perfumed Allotment showGavin Morrow for the photographsDouglas Armour for filming, and to everyone who travelled into snowy Rugeley to see us.

We left with warm hearts and arms full of Italo Disco records.

November 2017

We had a great time with Luxury Stranger at the Chameleon Arts Cafe - Huge thanks to our friends at The Velvet Sheep for putting us on the bill, and hi to everyone who came and talked to us afterwards.

Also - the Chameleon looks ACE after the refurbishment! If you haven't been yet, get yourselves down there!

October 2017

The month of September may have almost killed us, but we've had a marvellous time!

Our album launch night at Rough Trade involved on-stage appearances from some of our fabulous family of musicians who contributed to the recording of 21 Girls (flautist Mace McClean and cellist Clara Pascall), and a LOT of drinking, mostly by Martin who managed to polish off two pints of wine by the end of the night. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate!
Thank you Gavin for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here.

Huge thank you also to The True Crime Museum in Hastings, for hosting us at the legendary Carlisle Rock Pub, to The Dogs of Foe for their support, and to True Crime Museum curator Joel for the excellent Q&A in the caves, and all your wonderful support. We loved our trip to the seaside.



Thank you Gavin for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here
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