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S.A.D.

Today is the perfect day for the song S.A.D. it will be released on our new album DON’T TURN AWAY in August.


Anyone that has suffered a loss or has to deal with depression and/or despair YOU are not alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3eVyxFQE9Y

PHOTOS BY JOE FOX
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What’s the story behind the book’s Cover?

Book review by Dolf for TRUST magazine.

References – Steve Ignorant with Matthew Worley

Lets start with the final question: „ Steve, what‘s the story behind the book‘s cover?“ „One of my favourite paintings is called Grande Odalisque by Ingres. There‘s always been controversy about it, this woman lying on her side but the spine is too long for the human torso. Couple of years ago now, I was in the pub in Sea Palling and there‘s a woman called Caroline who lives there. Now, she‘s got a different ability – a difability – if I can put it that way: she walks differently to me or you. And she was standing at the bar and I looked over and was like, ‚my god, that‘s Odalisque‘, so I asked her if she‘d mind having a photo taken. She said ‚yes‘ and that‘s why she‘s on the cover.

La Grande Odalisque

Now that this is out of the way lets focus on the rest, a book about Steve‘s lyrics. After a foreword by The Shend follows a conversation between Steve Ignorant and Matthew Worley. They talk about Steve‘s songs, the lyrics, what they mean, when they were written, why and how. It starts of with „Do they owe us a living?“ that was a Crass song, followed by 39 more songs, some of them Crass, others for Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries and his current band Slice of Life. For fans who want to know behind the scenes storys and anecdotes this is a great source, it is loosened with photos and original script. The reader finds out a lot about the person Steve Ignorant, where he is coming from and where he is at nowadays. In parts very interesting read, mixes with trivial and entertainment. 160 pages, 14,99 £ (Dolf)

Dimlo Productions Norfolk, www.steveignorant.com

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DON’T TURN AWAY TOUR

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life will be starting their Tour in April and will be playing songs from their new album ‘DON’T TURN AWAY’ that will be released later this year.

IGNORANT’S SLICE OF LIFE TOUR: DON’T TURN AWAY

APRIL

4 Devonshire Arms, Cambridge

5 Music Hall, Ramsgate

6 Lewes Con Club, Lewes

18 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

19 The Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme

20 The Maze, Nottingham

21 Dementia Aware Fest at Dolls House, Abertillery

JULY

4 Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge

5 Old Cinema Laundarette, Durham

8 Dog And Parrot, Eastwood

25 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

26 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

27 The Riviera in Boscombe, Bournemouth

28 BESTIVAL, Lulworth Estate

AUGUST

1-4 REBELLION, Blackpool

More dates tbc

Rebellion – Photo taken by Simon Balaam

Steve Ignorant further info/links
https://www.facebook.com/steveignorantofficial
https://www.facebook.com/SteveIgnorantSliceoflife

www.steveignorant.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCprIHUk5qLGbQ-y19AzuWDA

https://twitter.com/steveigs

https://instagram.com/steve_ignorant/

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life new song S.A.D. Steve: “Anyone that suffers from depression or S.A.D. will probably recognise what I’m talking about. Hope it helps people to know that they are not alone.”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3eVyxFQE9Y

Gig review: https://louderthanwar.com/steve-ignorant-and-slice-of-life-the-salty-dog-northwich-live-review/

Check out Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Live on Iggy Pop’s BBC 6 radio show where he played Stretford Blue and SAD on 22nd July 2018 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b6ppqc

https://soundcloud.com/user-869655852/slice-of-life-your-day-will-come

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Three Dimensions Of Sound @ 100 Club, London 15th December 2018

Only 4 weeks to go before Slice Of Life (postpunk kitchen sink music that kicks you in the gut) hits the stage with The Cravats (a sax-riddled dada punk combo) and Rubella Ballet (a powerful hit of vibrant colour in the punk world).
Limited signed posters, designed by The Shend, will be available at the gig.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/283536992499743/
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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Simon Balaam

Simon is a published freelance concert photographer. His new book ‘Punks Not Dead’ is now available via his website https://www.simontakes.photos/

Here’s a selection of some of his superb black & white photos.

The lovely and very talented Carol Hodge.

The superb guitar play of the Pete’s.

Pete Wilson on acoustic guitar.

Pete Rawlinson on bass.

I love the way Simon captured the light.

https://www.instagram.com/simontakesphotographs/

Facebook @simontakesphotographs

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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Autumn Tour

Just having a couple of weeks of before our final gigs of the year in October and November. We’ll be playing with some amazing bands and at very different but great venues. See you there.

Photo taken by Simon Balaam at AB Brussels

October:
5th – Islington Assembly Hall, London
26th – The Grapes, Hereford (CANCELLED-sadly another venue in Hereford that closed their doors)
27th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th – New Cross Inn, London
November:
9th – Salty Dog, Northwich
10th – The Queen’s Head, Belper
11th – Foremans Bar, Nottingham
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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Dick Slaughter

A lovely bloke and great pictures.

Carol Hodge

Getting in character.

Great sound at the Opera House.

 

Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson.

Loved it.

Thank YOU.

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Rebellion 2018 – Thank You

Rebellion is one of my favourite all ages indoor festival with 7 stages (including the Rebellion Introducing Stage), over 350 bands, art exhibition and tatooist it caters for everyone. But what makes this festival truly special is the Rebellion team/family that runs it and the people that come.

For me it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends from all over the world, listen to good music and make some new friends.

Here some pics of the many many people I met.

Biff of Sick On The Bus, me and Peter Jones of     Paranoid Visions

Jamie and me trying to look cool 🙂

Always a pleasure to meet up again.

Lovely people.

We had a laugh and a cry.

Selfie!!

His arm didn’t stop him coming to Rebellion and having a good time.

Dave and me.

Cheers.

Father and son.

Looking good.

Quick photo.

Lovely person and great polo shirt 🙂

Good to see Spike and his son Joe again.

Steve Whale and me.

Stu and me.

We are totally up for it.

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Islington Assembly Hall, Friday 5th October

I really enjoyed talking to Wayne Carey from Louder Than Words about the Islington gig on 5th October with the Membranes, Cravats and Wolfhounds, about books and other stuff.

Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography

https://louderthanwar.com/steven-ignorant-interview/

Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography

 https://louderthanwar.com/steve-ignorant-gives-us-his-top-5-favourite-books-ahead-of-his-big-london-gig/

Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography

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Rebellion 2018 – Interview with Jason Lamb

I had a great time talking to Jason Lamb, host of The Punk Show Mornings – The Zone@91-3 Victoria,  at Rebellion 2018
Check out his show’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/punkshow
Listen to the interview via this link
https://www.mixcloud.com/wrathoflamb/steve-ignorant-full-uncut-interview-080218/