Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Electric Easter

Easter Saturday sees the next 'What's The Alternative?...' as The Electric Stars visit, and play their first gig of the year, they will be unleashing a selection of new songs for their second album so this is an exclusive, a chance to hear them first.
and, if you want to hear a preview there's a radio interview and session here

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Live with Bone Box and a borrowed drummer

it was a Fab gig with Bone Box on Saturday, as their frontman Jay Taylor said "we had a blast". Great sound from KingsArms again and MASSIVE Thanks to Jonathan French of The Electric Stars for sitting in on drums for us while we're looking for a new drummer. He did a superb job.

Set List:

The Wargame
Checkered Land
Sit by The River
Girl On The Roof
Maid Of The Grey
Day In Day Out
There's No One There
Bone Box did a terrific set, a seven piece band with brass too, ace to see them in such an intimate setting - big thanks to them and to everyone that was there; we're back in three weeks with The Electric stars as our next guest. Catch us if you can

Sunday, 8 March 2015

looking for a new drummer

This is on Saturday (14Mar), we've got drum-assistance from Jonny of The Electric Stars so massive thanks to him/them for that as we're looking for a new drummer. If anyone knows someone that might be interested get in touch on any of the social media things. Gender/hair-colour/whatever are all irrelevant, we're just after a drummer. Spread the word. Thanks.
Stuff about Bone-Box:
"Lyrics that sometimes sound like Milton... a sound that somehow transplants Manchester to a plain near Tucson" Q MAGAZINE
"Darkly insidious and wonderful" CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 

"Bone-Box weave webs of faded fairytales and cross palms with slivers of shattered tales of the everyday thrown from an out of control carousel...a ghostly gospel of drama and dented dreams far more feral than the plaintive lap-steel sometimes suggests. As an epic whole, they are The Master and Margharita filmed by Glenn Ford and scripted by Tom Waits with executive producer Leonard Cohen" BBC.CO.UK
"'Death Of A Prize Fighter' marries its brooding, bruised feel and a distant foreboding that reflects the darker Northern skies these tracks were penned under, with Americana flourishes and a musical yearning and heart located over the other side of the Atlantic" NEW-NOISE.NET 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Independent shop selling independent music

The Speed Of Sound CDs and vinyl (and badges) are as of today stocked in Muse Music
(38 Market Street Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AA) an independent record shop run by enthusiast Sid Jones.
A cool shop with an in-store cafe too, so browsing can be a leisurely affair.
This makes physical shops selling the physical music in four counties so far, as Muse Music join Spivey's Web in Macclesfield, Vinyl Revival and Piccadilly records in Manchester and Thomson & Co. in Haslingden.
Muse Music are here 
(NB: that's not a real dog)

Sunday, 1 March 2015


No fuss, no drama, we're evolving again and looking for a new drummer.

Everything changes.
"It is not possible to step into the same river twice" (Chinese proverb).
Between the middle of October and last week Owen played six gigs with us, recorded two songs, gave two interviews, did a photo shoot and filmed a video. Packed a lot in. We like to stay busy.  
We have cover for the gig with Bone-Box on 14March. But if anyone knows anyone that would be interested, let us know. We want get working with whoever the new person turns out to be as soon as possible. Spread the word. Thanks.
Thanks to Owen & to the next drummer.