Thursday, 21 October 2010

Manchester and Birmingham monstering

We're a couple more shows into the dates with these monsters, having battled through shitting traffic yet again for our jaunt to Manchester. We arrived fashionably/unfashionably late, just about turning up 10minutes before our set time! Whoops! The gig was part of In The City and we were lucky enough to be invited to be on the Brew Records showcase.

The gig was alright, nothing special, nothing poor, but alright. We played some new songs, some went well some didn't! The highlight of the night seemed to be rich and steve spotting Bez!!

Last night we played birmingham. Luckily a few faithfuls showed up and just about managed enough people to warrant calling it an audience. What's up Birmingham!? Why don't people bother going to shows unless it's a Friday and they can get drunk? This city needs to fucking wake up and appreciate what is here before it's gone and everyone gets the joy of moaning about there being no gigs!!

Nottingham tonight at The Bodega, I have high hopes....

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

And you and I EP release show

We had the pleasure of joining our good friends in &U&I for the Birmingham date of their first tour, and also the release show for their awesome debut EP 'Kill the man that shot the man'. Many of you will surely heard of, if not enjoyed, blakfish, so it should be no surprise to you to find that &U&I are pretty tasty, as they spawn from the same members, minus one.

The show was busy, hot, fun, and drunk. We had the pleasure of playing alongside birminghams IO as well as Maybe She Will. I'll spare the breakdown and words about every band, it was all good throughout.

Our remix eps have been late delivered bit should be here today, so apologies to you lovely people who pre-ordered and are waiting patiently. Don't forget to enjoy the free weekly downloads at www.weareshapes.bandcamp.com

Next show is gonna be sick. The Brew Records showcase at In The City in Manchester. The venue is Gullivers. We're joining These Monsters, Castrovalva, Chickenhawk and more. We go on stage at 8pm so get down early!!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

October shows begin

We began our October stint of shows last night at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London. Despite a rocky start and quite a few hitches along the way, it was a pretty enjoyable affair.

The night began with massive traffic issues for all bands playing, and by 8.15 the doors had been open since eight and no bands were there. As can be expected the in house promoter wasn't best impressed. Luckily things turned out okay and after a slight delay it got on track.

Munroe effect opened up following a selection of hits by Thrash Hits DJs, which seemed to include numerous plays of Andrew WK! Unfortunately they were jinxed with technical gremlins and watched by a rather static crowd, but fought through and powered on honourably.

These monsters took their chance to wake the crowd up and were steaming along, all until the moment when the guitar amp head they borrowed of us went flying to the floor and taking a couple of scars on the way. We missed the rest of their set fixing the amp, which fortunately got going again.

Our set seemed to alright, a little rusty being the first of the tour, but not too shabby. We opened with some old faithfuls then chucked in a few new songs, which I think we'll be doing more of this tour.

The drive home was a killer and this bus journey isn't too inspiring after 4 hours sleep. Oh well. Next up is Friday 8th at The Flapper for &U&I Ep release show

xxx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Remix Release and October Tour

We're going on tour in October with the awesome These Monsters to back the release of our new Remix EP. Dates at www.myspace.com/weareshapes

The Pasture, The Oil features all 6 tracks off The Pasture, The Oil but remixed by various old and new friends.

We'll be releasing 100 limited edition physical copies from www.shapes.bigcartel.com and will be available from iTunes too.

We will also be giving a track a week beginning on Monday at www.weareshapes.bandcamp.com

Love
SHAPES

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

One Day Left...


...of the mighty tour known as Le Boeuf Douche Tour with our lovely lux friends in Mutiny On The Bounty.


We played Royal Park Cellars last night for Dirty Otter, joined by a third band Lost From Atlas, who were bloody spanking good! MOTB were on top form, smiling and dancing their way through a rompus of a set.


We're playing The Purple Turtle in Camden tonight, which is sadly the last date of the tour. We'll be glad for some sleep however, we must have invested a small fortune into Costa coffees over the last week or so. The Hazelnut Latte is a winner, but we are spending FAR too much money on them now!!!


Monday, 12 April 2010

motb tour continues

So the tour hads been quite a struggle for Mutiny On The Bounty, with a new guitarist and temporary bassist being trained up to get tour ready. The shit hit the fan and fired poo all over the place the other day though when new recruit Steve left the band unexpectedly mid-tour. Luckily the Lux chaps have a very handy and talented merch guy in the form of Claude, who has stepped in on guitar and done a grand job too.

We played a rather poorly attended show in Newcastle on Friday, but had a great night afterwards drinking as many beers as we possibly could with new found friend Aaron from opening support Knuckle Dragger, cheers dude x

Manchester on Sunday was top notch, especially with the Shisha bar attached to the venue, we enjoyed a fine selection of smokes before playing! Mutiny powered through even though Sacha was real ill, man those guys can overcome any boundary!!

There's only Leeds and London left with the lovely motb crew :(

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Le Boeuf Douche

We're all achey and tired after only two days on the road with Mutiny On The Bounty - what a surprise!! It's been awesome so far.

GUILDFORD
We were happy to share the bill with Mutiny, Pneu and Shield Your Eyes (along with a lovcal band who I can't remember the name of sorry). It was a corker of a night. We were a bit lame but it was daylight when we went on!! Big up to Mazz for putting on such a great line up and letting a fat load of us stuff at his after too.

NOTTINGHAM
Another corker! We were joined by Young Wolves and Solomon Grundy, who were both very good. We took third slot and had a cheeky addition to the line up in the form of Pete Reisner who id this drum cover of Trampled By A Horse. So yeah we dragged him on to play Trampled with us - what legend!
Massive thanks to everyone involved in last nights show, it was great.

Unfortunately we aren't doing Glasgow, Brighton or Southampton but will be back with the lovely Luxembourg lot on Friday in Newcastle.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sorry!!

So it's obviouis we are lame at keeping this blog updated. We're sorry, we apologise, just don't expect much and you won't be disappointed!

We had ana amzing time on tour with Glassjaw. The shows were epic, and we are very grateful to everyone for their support and enthusiasm.

Lately, we've done a few gigs here and there, we've spent a lot of timewriting new songs and that's about it really. We're really excited about the new stuff, it's coming along swimmingly. We have played one of the tracks live a couple of times and you can catch a sneaky peak of it here

We played what was probably the greatest gig of all time last week, as the sad demise of our best mates in Blakfish came. May Blakfish Rest In Peace, and best of luck to them for their future projects, which will no doubt be awesome.

We've got some lovely new tees on our merch page. We think you should buy one.

Right, we'll try and keep this more active. We promise.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Touring with Glassjaw!!!!

We're absolutely over the moon to announce that we have been asked to join GlassJaw on their UK tour.

GlassJaw are easily one of the most influential and inspiring bands to us, and we're still pinching ourselves.


But yeah, we'll be happily joining Glassjaw and Pulled Apart By Horses on the following dates:



Jan 24thAcademy w/ GlassJawManchesterbuy tickets
Jan25thRock City w/ GlassJawNottinghambuy tickets
Jan26thQMU w/ GlassJawGlasgowbuy tickets

Hopefully see some familiar faces there!


Gavin, Richard, Steve

SHAPES

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