Jeez, that Marcus Collins cover of 7 nation army? Surely the worst thing created since chemical warfare? Anyway, on tour our friend Pearl was taking pictures of Kaiser Chiefs and we asked her on stage on the last gig in Plymouth…here are the results!
Hey, last night we played Leeds and it was pretty rad. saw, mega amounts of people come to us, is nice to come back from playing to lots of people on other bands’ gigs to lots of people on our own. hooray!
If there is anything I have learnt this week it is that Plymouth is a long way from Leeds, but it’s a pretty good place to play a gig. Anyway, Birmingham welcomed us early on Friday evening but it didn’t stop the hordes from making their way in which was great. Someone had deposited a fairly frightening pornographic magazine in our dressing room toilet and much hilarity followed with our crew cutting out their favourite shots from “40 and over” and sneaking it into the band’s bags, coat pockets, or putting it on a wall and drawing Vijay’s face on it. Don’t ask what the beard was…
I forgot to mention we got to see this awesome keyboard in Derby!
That blew our tiny minds for a long time. Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday was enormous…Look!!!
And the crowd was incredible! Additionally the other support band All the Young dedicated a song to us to say goodbye, what lovely chaps. We have had such a great response on this tour it’s been quite humbling. We sold 900 tour cds and vinyls which was pretty nuts, and we’ve been treated really well by all the crew, bands and venue staff. We even got Champagne from Kaiser Chiefs on the last date…
So to say we’re charmed is an understatement. I’m pretty sure we’ll return to all the places we’ve been fairly soon, most likely this year. So thanks to everyone who has come, we’ve got our own bit of touring starting this week which is proper good and what not…
Club Smith - Lee, Sam, Vijay, Neil
Kaiser Chiefs - Peanut, Ricky, Simon, Nick, Whitey
Soooo, we played in Berlin on Thursday night! What an amazing place, great people, tasty beer and graffiti everywhere. Loved it. We played Sage Club, which we soon learnt was some kind of sexy-fun club on weekends (the decor was outstanding). Noone got naked during the gig, but loads of fun was still had. Thanks to everyone who came down and enjoyed our set and massive thanks to Steven, Jens and Madlen at Phonocaster who did an ace job of looking after us- we’ll be seeing you again soon!
On sunday, at around midday, we went along to The White Rooms in York to mix some of our self recorded demos. Over 10 hours, 2 pizzas, 4 portions of chips, 8 cokes and a hash brown later we left the building. With 5 finished tracks proudly stored on a portable harddrive, we went home to bed, dreaming of ways to unleash these creations on the world. Keep dropping by this here webbysite to find out how and when you can get hold of the tracks… it won’t be long.
In the meantime here’s some music i’ve been listening to recently:
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