Playing with Paranoid Visions in Tokyo was certainly special. The people we met could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were looked after from the moment we arrived to when we were on the plane again which was a good thing as nearly all of the writing is in Japanese.
The support bands we played with were fantastic and I absolutely loved listening to them. It’s a shame it’s so expensive for them to come over to Europe as I know they would go down here really well.
Thank you all for being so very patient. As you know the pressing plant postponed the delivery date from early January to late January. I’ve now received confirmation that the vinyl will be here on Friday 2nd February. Over the weekend I will then put the vinyl in the inner & outer sleeve and number them. And will start posting them on Monday 5th February.
Anyone that has ordered a copy from me -your copy has been reserved and will be posted as soon as possible!!! If you haven’t ordered one there are still a few copies left if you do want one. Just click on the shop button.
I can’t wait to finally see and hear it again. It seems a long time ago now.
In December I did an interview with Matthew Hudson from ITV Anglia at the Birdcage. He has created two punk features which will be running on ITV Anglia coming Tuesday and Wednesday (9th & 10th January) at 6pm. I haven’t seen it myself but apparently I’ll appear in the first feature.
Looking forward to see both of them.
I did play with Crass in Norwich but can’t remember the venue, in 2015 I played with Slice Of Life at The Owl Sanctuary and in 2016 we played at the Birdcage. It’s a vibrant city and worth checking out the market with some fantastic vegan and veggie food stalls.
We were all looking forward to going back to Ireland again after the warm welcome we had last year when we went on the ferry and Carol drove us around in her van. As we didn’t fancy getting up at 3 am to drive to the ferry we decided this time that flying was so much better.
Well …. It took ages for me and Jona to get through security as every single bag got checked thoroughly at Stansted. Carol had a long train journey leaving at 6am before arriving at Heathrow. And the Pete’s who are only half an hour away from the airport in Manchester got stuck on the stairs that would lead to the plane for over an hour with loads of other people as the door was broken and could not be opened. So not a relaxing journey for any of us.
But …. once we arrived at Dublin and we were together again and started our gigs it was absolutely brilliant. It didn’t matter that it rained most days and that the sky was grey because it was the people that came to see us that warmed our hearts.
Big thank you to David Manning for filming the gig at the Stags Head in Dundalk, Ireland.
I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be back with Slice Of Life at Rebellion next year . Thank you all for supporting us and coming to see us this year. It was great to see you all. Check out the photos taken by Simon Balaam.
The field next to our house has been ploughed and we’ve lit our first fire. Autumn is on it’s way and the perfect time for working on some new material, setting up gigs for next year and doing our last couple of gigs in the UK before going to Ireland. So hopefully see you around somewhere.
Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life:
22nd September – The Parrot, Carmarthen
23rd September – The Rigger, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
20th October – Crane Lane, Cork / 21st October – Fibber Magees, Dublin / 22nd October – Stags Head, Dundalk
30th September – Wakefield Literature Festival / Louder Than Words, Unity Works in Wakefield