Very excited to announce our special guests at:
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on 3rd April 2020
1) Interrobang? – http://interrobangband.co.uk/
2) Paul Carbuncle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPTvSB935I
The Newcastle Uni, Newcastle on 4th April 2020
1) In Evil Hour – https://www.facebook.com/InEvilHour/
Predators – https://youtu.be/e_o6Skv8CAU
2) GGALLAN Partridge – https://www.facebook.com/geegeeallan/
Ticket link for the shows: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-ignorant-tour
Only 2 more festivals for Slice Of Life before the end of year. Both have a great line up and we’re all looking forward to it.
We’ll be playing songs of our newly released album DON’T TURN AWAY, available on vinyl and cd.
21st September – London Punk Festival, London
10th November – Breaking Barriers at Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium.
Sid and Zillah (Rubella Ballet) Film Steve’s in his bedroom at Dial HouseCrass HQ in 1997 talks about how he started Crass with Penny, touring and releasing records with Crass. Other music projects, Punch & Judy etc. Everything un-cut just as it happened 20 years ago. (Very Funny) This is the director Un-Cut version never before seen in full length.
The IGNORANT TOUR is happening, already planning & rehearsing. I’ll be performing CRASS songs with Jay Bagnall (drummer), Carol Hodge (vocals & keys), Pete Rawlinson (bass guitar) and Pete Wilson (lead guitar).
Tickets are selling fast. London is nearly sold out.
TICKET LINKS for THE IGNORANT TOUR
Scotland Calling https://www.seetickets.com/…/sco…/o2-academy-glasgow/1404352
First ever Crass gig at Huntley street, London. We only just started before they pulled the plug.
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.
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.“
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
To celebrate the fact that One Little Indian are now distributing the Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records, they handed out free Crass Stencils. Here are just a few photos of the results. What did you do with your stencil?
One Little Indian Records is now distributing the Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.
The albums have been remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios as close as possible to the sound of the original release “as it was in the beginning”
Review by The Arts Desk: https://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/reissue-cds-weekly-crass