A Helping Hand for the Young Band…

Hello Everybody,

I am writing this post about something that truly upsets me deep to my core. It seemingly happens all over the place and is widely excepted as a method of sound means, but it really is not and we can probably help stop it or by pass it into extinction.

The ‘thing’ I am speaking  of is the notion that it is ok for gig promoters to offer bands ticket splitting deals for shows. You know the kind of thing, you get the gig offer on the condition you pick up a load of tickets and sell them to your friends and you the band recoup generally less than 50% of the original ticket price! You the band become the hands and legs and mouth of the promoter and forcibly use your friendships with other people as a ransom for them to buy tickets from you! it is bullshit I hate it so much. It is exploitation in the highest order, what makes it right for this kind of deal to exist? bands do fall this all the time. I sometimes think it is because of the idea that by having your shitty inexperienced band being seen to be playing an O2 academy or other larger venue in your city it maybe elevates your status as a band, when in actual fact you are becoming a pawn to the venue/promoter that is probably needing to fill in the blank dates between the actual events set up through that month or the next and keeps the bar ticking over with punters during quiet times.

IF YOU ARE EVER OFFERED THIS DEAL IN ORDER TO PLAY A SHOW SOMEWHERE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL THEM TO GO FUCK THEMSELVES!

With the effort you put in to sell the tickets and chase up the cash etc. you may as well put your own show on. It is relatively easy to do and you don’t have to rip off your mates in order for your band to get ripped off  by a promoter or venue. All you need a room somewhere in a bar, or somewhere more interesting; a shop for instance, a launderette (this has been happening) do it in your practice room or bedroom? you never know until you try. For instance we got offered a show recently £6 tickets and we get £1.50 per ticket we sell!! what utter bullshit. Why not put your own gig and charge your mates the £1.50 you were gonna earn while lining someone else’s pocket. The low price would definitely interest more people in coming down and if you explained it to people that the door tax is to sort your petrol, soundman etc. and basically fund a party where everyone is contributing to it both financially and physically joining in with the fun. Big venues aren’t all that, smaller the gig better the vibe, especially for gaining live experience and playing in front of people and creating the level of charismatic banter that comes with time.

Don’t feel like anyone has the monopoly on your creative output… it’s not weird marxist political bullshit, it’s about having a sense of pride over what you do, you write the songs and practice them for hours on end week in week out, so why drop down and grab your ankles at the first sight of gig and take it in the as!? if you can sort out a band practice you can sort out a gig simple. Let’s not tar all promoters with the same brush the majority out there just want to put on a decent night thats entertaining, interesting and fun and if something is genuinely that good people will go to it, thus creating a financial gain or equilibrium at the least. If someone offers you a ticket split deal, tell them to GET FUCKED RIGHT OFF! you don’t need to earn their money for them. Do It for yourself and the people who enjoy watching and listening to the music you make, it doesn’t matter where you do it!

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Tramlines 2011

 

 

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The Kids are Alright

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Gigs, Birthdays and Downloads

It’s Owens birthday on Friday, we’re playing a show @ a secret Sheffield location with our best friends “BEST FRIENDS” and some other cool skate bands….

It’s then Thom’s birthday on Saturday and we’re playing a show in Liverpool with our other best friends “Hot Club de Paris”. If you can make either of the shows then cool, if you can’t then even better.

Morph Pork!

Also, you can now download all our past releases that you missed out on first time round, by clicking on the ‘RELEASES’ tab at the top of the page….

Any beef will be battled with Pork.

Eat an cock forever, eat an ass for lunch.

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Leeds Leader

Saturday sees the Hot Boys Return to Leeds to smash it yet another asshole to relieve itself through.

In other news the album has had its first mix and it is sooooooooooo fucking good, I cannot explain. I played my mum and she pissed her pants, played my cat and it died, Played it Chris Moyles and he shit himself thin in 30 seconds, thats how good it is! We are gonna put it out with a free nappy to help all you good people clean and contained while you are listening, we are that nice you lucky fuckers.

xxx

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A Whole New World

The Hot Boys of Rotherham, Fuck that! the New Kings of Creation! Not content with recording our debut long player, we have begun writing our second album already. Below are two new bangers we wrote last week and demoed up in the Tropical Dungeon of our studio…enjoy you lucky fuckers…free to download so get your teeth stuck in and your knickers down because the hot boys are in town.

Looting & Shooting My Dears

Creatures (demo)

Look out soon for our next ep too, It’s called “Incredible” and it is … Recorded by Rory Brattwell at Pallet Studios in Dalston, London.

WE ARE THE ONSLAUGHT!

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Subtle Indifference / Platter of Pork

The Heebie Jeebies / The Hot Boy Trio – call us what you will. Our subtle indifference and take on the ‘modern world’ never fails to impress and aggravate even the tallest of ego’s. The raw nerve we seem to touch leaves the taste of un-cooked pork in ones mouth. Visit the dentist. The battle you partake to pull the ‘gutter-boys’ down, the energy you will never get back. What really are you achieving?

Misunderstood are the words of the lost. We’re not there just yet. “The Good Times are Back” will be coming very soon. It would be a lie to tell you we are excited by it. We’ve made it, it’s you for you to be excited by, we are only great artists. Artists inspired by nature. Artists inspired by the Pork-Platter….

The Harley Hotel tomorrow? See you on the other side of the butchers knife.

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