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Another Slice 30th January 2015

It can’t get anymore exciting and scary to play your first gig with a new band at the London Electric Ballroom supporting Sleaford Mods but that’s exactly what happened.

It is now 7 years ago that Pete Rawlinson became part of the Slice Family. As soon as we played the first notes on that stage I knew he was a keeper. Great bass player and lovely human being.

The following day we popped in at Dial House.

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Your Day Will Come 31-10-2021

Your Day Will Come – a song about animal cruelty which was released on the Don’t Turn Away album in 2019. You can listen for free on Spotify and support us by clicking ‘follow’.

Spotify: Your Day Will Come https://open.spotify.com/album/0fG068PG1xjNfIlGKL4lQ8?highlight=spotify:track:58MaqLGd1CQhOxDH7RLWlk

As soon as I’d written that song I had an idea for a t-shirt using one of the photos we had of Evie walking back from the shop with a baseball bat. For her it was a toy but it was a great image to go with this song. It was only a couple of months ago that with the help of Simon from Carry On Screening that my vision became a reality. He cleverly used part of the Slice Of Life Symbol (created by Brian from Flesh and Bone) to create this great image.

From design, to print, to sew on the labels, to getting it on the web shop took about 3 months. At the time of designing this great t-shirt we had no idea that Evie would no longer be with us. I hope you like the design and what it stands for as much as we do.

Text on the back is an extract of the song:

Your Day Will Come – Steve Ignorant

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Max Bode

More sad news I’m afraid – Max Bode, one of my closest friends and the inspiration behind the song ‘Diffrability’ passed away Friday 1st November 2019 at the age of 25.

Listen for free on spotify to Diffrability: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cfgbqj0YowAIiw0EkIGGQ

He always had a smile on his face and whenever we got together we’d always have a great laugh at the expense of those straights who couldn’t see past his wheelchair. Fucking lovely bloke and will be missed by many.

Max you’re not insignificant

You were not so uniform

I’m proud to have known you

And glad that you weren’t of the norm

All My love

Steve

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This is the video animation that he created in 2015 of the song ‘The Way Things Are’

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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/

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