A World Of Knives

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Eclectic prog funsters Knifeworld will be performing as part of Ginger Wildheart’s Halloween Hootenanny at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, England, on Saturday 28th October.

Get your tickets here.

They’ll also be at London’s Lexington on Saturday January 20th 2018. In their own words…

A full-band Knifeworld acoustic show followed by an epic electric set. Both performances will feature long since played tunes and surprises.

Ooh!

Get your tickets here!

Once that’s all done and dusted the busy bees will be off over the pond to get on a boat or a ship or something floaty on February 3rd 2018.

Perfect Beings, Perfect News

In a flurry of news-based activity, Perfect Beings have released a veritable plethora of announcement-style news items…

  1. They’ve hooked up with the InsideOut label.
  2. They are heavily-pregnant with a release, due early 2018.
  3. Drummer Sean Reinert (Death, Gordian Knot, Cynic) is their new band member.
  4. They will perform the new album (title TBA……) at Rosfest 2018 on Saturday May 5th 2018. Get them tix asap!

These guys really are awesome. Give them your love!

Thumpermonkey ‘Electricity’ EP – Q4 2017

Quirky progsters Thumpermonkey have announced their new EP ‘Electricity’, coming to a pair of ears near you some time in the last quarter of 2017 (that’s October, November, December).

It’s now available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

They’re also gigging! Official launch of the EP is October 6th where they will be joined by the delightful The Fierce And The Dead.

More information here.

Johnny Unicorn and his marathon recording session!

Many of you will know Johnny Unicorn as an artist featured on several of the awesome Phideaux Xavier’s greatest musical moments. He also has a rich catalogue of his own mostly quirky and always interesting music. His album Angels In The Oort Cloud was one of my favourites from 2014!

And he’s about to extend his catalogue significantly by performing a marathon recording session from 4am on the 31st of December to 4am on January 1st.
Madness? Probably, but no doubt lots of fun to be had.

So if you’re the type of person that can’t pretend that an incremental change in an arbitrary measurement of an abstract concept such as time is more worthy of faux celebration than any other, you may yet find solace with Johnny at his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/junicorn.

Where’s the f**king dog?

My 2016 prog exposure has been quite limited because I’ve been spending so much of it with these chaps. They’re a recent find for me, and while I am hugely sad that I’ll never see them live, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to hear them now. Much money has been spent on their back catalogue!

Yes, a Marmite band, but the genius of Mr Tim Smith and the creative chops of his band is absolutely undeniable. Something we should celebrate!