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First show of 2015 confirmed!

Delighted to annouce we will be playing the PAASPOP Festival in Holland on April 4th 2015. Full details and tickets here

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Therapy? 2014 favourites

Yes, its another ‘end of year’ list!

ANDY CAIRNS
Listening:
Against Me!-Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Archaic-Noise in your Head
Arctic Flowers-Weaver
Burial-Rival Dealer ep
Una Bestia Incontrolable-Observant Com el Mon Es Destrueix
Mica Levi-Under the Skin soundtrack
Crusades-Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It
Lana Del Rey-Ultraviolence
Thirty Six Strategies-Strategy Two (full disclosure, features me)
Manic Street Preachers-Futurology
The Bug-Angels & Devils
Royal Blood-Royal Blood
Total Control-Typical System
Lonely The Brave-The Day’s War
Strand Of Oaks-Heal
FKA Twigs-LP1
Fugazi-First Demo
The Number Ones-The Number Ones
Chvrches-Get Away
Kode 9 & The Spaceape-Killing Season ep

Across the Line Radio Ulster
Maximum Rock and Roll radio
Get Darker
WFMU Distort Jersey City
Radio 4 in the mornings

Reading:
Michael Faber-The Book of Strange New Things
Samuel beckett-Echo’s Bones
Donna Tartt-The Goldfinch
Barbara Ehrenreich-Smile or Die
Henry Marsh-Do No Harm
Lars Iyer-Wittgenstein Jr
Karl Ove Knausgaard-Boyhood Island

Watching:
True Detective
The Fall
The Missing
Remember Me
Match Of The Day
Sonic Highways
Toast of London (yes I can hear you Clem Fandango)
’71
Boyhood
The Babadook
Under the Skin
Let the Right One In-London Royal Court
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby-Cambridge Arts Theatre (Lisa Dwan, incredible performance)
Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge. Come on you Blues!

MICHAEL McKEEGAN
Listening:
Mastodon-Once More Round The Sun
Venetian Snares-Love Is A Bulldozer
Mogwai-Rave Tapes
Conan-Blood Eagle
Lake Of Blood-Omnipotens
Mantar-Art Of Burning
Morbus Chron-Sweven
Dawn of MIDI-Dysnomia
Slomatics-Estron
Future Islands-Singles
Against Me!-Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Lonely The Brave-The Day’s War
Beastmilk-Climax
Babylon Whores-Box Of The Damned
Police Bastard-Confined
Mica Levi-Under The Skin OST
Terra Tenebrosa-The Purging
The Powder Room-Curtains
Manic Street Preachers-Futurology
Entombed AD-Back To The Front
Beach Slang-Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken & Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street EPs
Yes I’m Leaving-Slow Release
Electric Youth-Innerworld
The Oath-The Oath
Pyre-Human Hecatomb
Judas Priest-Redeemer Of Souls
Foreseen-Helsinki Savagery
Obake-Mutations
Prong-Ruining Lives

Reading:
The Twelve-Justin Cronin
The Passage-Justin Cronin
In A Fit Of Rage-Geoff Dyer
Before I Burn-Gaute Heivoll
The Transportation Accident-Ned Beauman
Single White Male-John Niven
Black Sabbath-Mick Wall
Black Metal:Evolution Of The Cult-Dayal Patterson

Watching:
Prisoners
Wolf Of Wall Street
True Detective
Inside No 9
Toast
Lego Movie
Dexter 7&8
Gone Girl
Orange Is The New Black
Wake In Fright
Conan-Hellfest
Mastodon-Live, Limelight 20/11/2014
Robyn G Shiels-Black Box, Belfast
Electric Wizard-Hellfest

NEIL COOPER
Listening:
Once More ‘Round The Sun-Mastodon
Dysnomia-Dawn of Midi
Zombi-Mombu
Dude Incredible-Shellac

Watching:
Toast of London
The Missing
Happy Valley
Red Fang-Sheffield
Clutch-Newcastle
Toxic Holocaust-Hellfest, Clisson
And So I Watch You From Afar-Newcastle
Basement Jaxx-Newcastle
De La Soul-Nottingham
Kvelertak-Sheffield
Lonely The Brave-Southampton

Reading:

The Establishment: and how they get away with it – Owen Jones
McMafia: Crime without frontiers – Misha Glenny
A Man Without Breath – Philip Kerr

Andy London DJ set 13-12-2014

 

Andy will be dj’ing at the Camden Rocks Club Xmas party this Saturday in the Underworld, Camden, London. Festive fun guaranteed!

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“Gemil Box” reduced for one month only (OFFER CLOSED!)

Please note this offer is no longer valid!

To celebrate receiving the ‘Legends Award’at the Northern Irish Music Prize & to mark the 1st Anniversary of its release, we’re reducing the price of the “Gemil Boxset” for ONE Month only to £100 (+P&P) from November 15th to December 15th

ORDER HERE/FULL CONTENTS (see what’s in the box!)

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Metropolis Studios Session TV/DVD 13th November (CANCELLED!)

Really sorry to announce that due to circumstances completely outside our control the Metropolis show in London on 13th Nov has been ‘postponed’. Our management were informed of the decision to ‘postpone’ the show via email this afternoon (probably not long before ticket holders were informed) which came as a complete surprise to us.

This is what has been communicated to us from the organisers via that brief email…

“Unfortunately we have a major technical fault with the studio systems which necessitate postponement of concert activities in Studio A. We need to reschedule the Therapy? concert to go with the next batch of shoots early 2015.”

We are well aware most of you have already paid travel & accommodation plus booked time off work/studies to attend the gig. To avoid further disappointment it would be our advice to get a full ticket refund (and travel wherever possible) ASAP. Again, huge apologies for this infuriating situation that unfortunately has arisen completely out of our hands,

TPY? 2014

 

Belfast “Troublegum” show confirmed-Nov 15th 2014

Delighted to confirm we will be doing a special “Troublegum” set in the Mandela Hall on Saturday November 15th. It’s part of the “NI MUSIC PRIZE” awards where we will be getting honoured with the ‘Oh Yeah Legend Award’. This should be a great night celebrating NI music, the 20th anniversary of “TG” and our new ‘legend’ status.

Tix are £12 here.

Full press release as follows…

THE NORTHERN IRELAND MUSIC PRIZE 2014
Mandela Hall, Belfast, November 15
With special guests, Therapy?
Performing their legendary ‘Troublegum’ album.

8PM, £12

The Northern Ireland Music Prize honours and celebrates the very best of Northern Irish albums. Successful finalists will be hoping to take home the prize won last year by Bangor’s Foy Vance (‘Joy of Nothing’).  The Northern Ireland Album of the Year will be decided by an Academy of local media and industry professionals following live performances by the shortlisted acts at the Mandela Hall, Belfast.

The evening will end with a special presentation to the band Therapy?, who formed in 1989. They will be presented with an Oh Yeah Legend Award for their ground-breaking achievements. The band will then perform their 1994 ‘Troublegum’ album, which sold over a million copies and was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize.

Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legends Award are:

Terri Hooley (2008) Henry McCullough (2009) The Undertones (2010), Stiff Little Fingers (2011), Gary Moore (posthumous) (2012).

Therapy? released the following response: “It’s a great honour to accept this award. Northern Ireland made us the people that we are today and growing up in its musical landscape informed our lives in many different ways. We’re very grateful and very proud”.

Oh Yeah CEO Stuart Bailie said: “Therapy? fully deserve a Legend Award. They completely transformed our music scene in the Nineties and are respected internationally. They continue to make great records and it will be such a thrill to hear their ‘Troublegum’ classic performed in its entirety. It will be the perfect finale to the NI Music Awards and to the entire Sound of Belfast programme.”

The NI Music Prize event is being supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The night is scheduled to take take place during the Sound of Belfast programme. Oh Yeah has teamed up with a number of leading music organisations and venues to coordinate a week of live performances, industry workshops with music experts from Belfast and London, talent development sessions for aspiring artists, and community music initiatives to support the city’s music scene.

The programme is being supported by the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) – the organisation behind the annual BRIT Awards. Other supporters are Creative & Cultural Skills, Help Musicians UK (the leading charity for musicians) and First Music Contact with input from Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast Metropolitan

About Oh Yeah

The Oh Yeah music centre in Belfast is a resource for musicians and the business of music. It houses a recording studio, rehearsal rooms, a music exhibition, a song writing room and various office units for music enterprises.”

 

Andy Cairns new solo acoustic CD available on forthcoming tour

Andy will have his second solo acoustic album for sale exclusively at the shows on his forthcoming UK tour (below).

Andy Cairns acoustic tour 2014

The 22 track limited edition CD (cover image below) is called “Fuck You Johnny Camo” and features some new tracks, acoustic versions of T? songs and instrumental interludes.

"Fuck You Johnny Camo" Andy Cairns 2nd solo acoustic album

 

Michael To Sit Out August Shows

Folks, due to family commitments Michael will be sitting out our shows on 22nd & 23rd August. Herb Magee from La Faro will be deputising for the gigs and anyone familiar with him will know the T? bass throne is in good hands until Michael returns in September. Here’s Herb in action…

A week ’til Sonisphere

Week ‘til @Sonisphere and our “Infernal Love” album set! Rehearsals going great & we start Bohemia stage 19:00

“53 Minutes Under Byker”-Andy acoustic album now available (UPDATE:SOLD OUT)

Apologies, all of Andy’s solo acoustic cds have now sold out and that’s the last of the run. Many thanks to all that ordered (and bought it at the previous acoustic shows), much appreciated.

Quote from Andy re:availiblity of his solo acoustic album on the webstore (order here)…

“Hi folks, the last remaining CD’s from last years acoustic tour are now up
for sale on the T? Site. There aren’t many left. I’ll be recording a brand new bunch of tracks for the September acoustic tour and I won’t be selling the current one so when it’s gone it’s gone.

Very much looking forward to a new experience in September.

Best Andy C”

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