Music Event One, New single, Competitions and More!
Just a little update to let you know what TR are up to at the moment. We had a great time playing alongside Public Image Ltd, The Wedding Present and our pals Kids Unique (who smashed it) for Music Event One at Rochester Castle last month. Playing the castle has always been a bit of a dream for us, so that’s a big box firmly ticked and playing with bands we’ve got so much respect for made it even better. Cheers for all that came along, check out the shot by Phil Dillon here http://phildillonphotography.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/music-event-one/
Throughout the day we tried to catch as much of the fringe festival as possible and saw some excellent stuff. Crybaby Special and The Monsters were an excellent start at The Eagle and seem to have improved their vaudeville, Tom Waitsy stomps no-end since the last time I saw them. A few beers in the beer garden and then it was The Wildes who seem to have plenty of songs in their C86 locker, with a bit of New Order and Orange Juice thrown in for good measure, much better live than the few recordings that I’ve heard. A wander down the High St and we get to the jam-packed Nags Head where the sound for Petts was tip top considering the size and stature of the PA (soundmen and bands take note, bigger isn’t always better and the drums and amps don’t usually need micing up). Petts are improving all the time, the intensity of Pats Weller gone-to-the-asylum vocals, the layers of post-punk guitars (by one man/Cherub/Pett) and sometimes kraut-rock, sometimes frantic drumming and pounding bass was easily matched by the a plethora of bona fide TUNES.
Unfortunately we missed the likes of Stuart Turner, Bear v’s Manero, Broken Banjo, Balance Lost and Pantomime Villains but heard good things of them all. In the evening I was intending to see Dead Lovers and Subway Sect, but after a brilliant, blistering set by Dead Lovers at Royal Function Rooms my head started to spin from too many beers and a I retired home.
Top day all round.
Anyway… onto us. We’ve got a new single ‘100 Thousand Tears’ with two new b-side coming out early September with the album ‘at the end of a river, the sea…’ following shortly after. As well as that we’ve written the majority of the 3rd album and are heading into the studio first weekend of September to record a stand alone single.
We’ll be announcing plenty of live show soon but at the moment all we have confirmed is a support slot with those 90’s/Britpop chaps Dodgy at The Royal Function Rooms October 26th.
Get your tickets here https://www.wegottickets.com/event/178909
In the meantime joins our mailing list for a chance to win CD’s and 7” vinyls:
See you soon
In support of the release of our split 7” with Kids Unique, we play 4 dates this February.
February 23rd - Margate, The Bracket
February 24th - Rochester, The Nags Head
February 25th - Folkestone, The Bar Below
February 28th - London, The Buffalo Bar
See you there.