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Getting ready ….

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

Talks:

30th September – Wakefield Literature Festival / Louder Than Words, Unity Works in Wakefield

https://www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk/we-need-to-talk-about-music

17th October – ‘Book Launch’ References, Rough Trade in London

11th November – Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester

Steve Ignorent With Paranoid Visions:

4th November – Midland Calling, Wolverhampton

 

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TO THE STARS . . . . . AND BACK

I had no idea when I chased off some skinheads that were having a go at an Asian punk at our Crass gig in Birmingham that I would meet him again at the Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester, November 2014 when I was interviewed by John Robb.

One of the things I mentioned during that interview was that I’d always wanted a tailor made suit and could never afford it. Afterwards Upender came up to me and said: “I’ll make you a suit”. I jumped at the chance and during my visits to his Bolton Mill, where he designs and makes clothing for one of his labels Liberty Freedom, we got to know each other really well and have been close friends ever since.

Upender was born and raised in Birmingham City in the 70s. He would hang out at gigs and clubs as one of the only Asians who would go to punk venues, for him punk was all embracing; linking music, political thought and lifestyle. He, as so many others, would wear clothes not in a ‘conventional’ way but customising old work-wear and Army Surplus clothing (because it was cheap to buy).

He still considers himself to be a “punk” as he still holds the same values and principles.

I’m incredibly grateful and happy to say that Upender has designed a ‘Steve Ignorant’ label that will be in all my T-shirts & hoodies and also designed the latest T-shirts TO THE STARS . . . . . AND BACK.

Keep an eye out for some new traditional designs later in the year.

     

   

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Glastonbury 2017 – Earache Express

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Glastonbury 2017 – Earache Express The Shangri-La area is the place to be for those that want more. Installations/art work made out of recycled materials, like a tent made of clothing left behind the year before; compost toilets -contents will be used on the farm and music that cause debate and is in your face. The independent record label Earache Records has their first stage at Glastonbury, the Earache Express. This is the first ever stage that caters solely for heavy rock music, it’s confrontational, chaotic and loud. Needless to say I was more than happy to jump on the Earache Express.