Only one gig in May but it’s a good ‘un – we’re on at Meadowlands, our home festival!
It’s a three-day festival at Glynde Place, Lewes, from 24-26 May, and the headliners include British Sea Power, The Herbaliser and the bloody marvellous Sweet Billy Pilgrim. We’re playing the Woodland Stage at 2pm on Sunday 26 May. Weekend tickets are £95 including camping, or you can buy a Saturday/Sunday-only ticket for £48 (includes camping that evening).
If you’re not all completely sated with music after Record Store Day, how about coming along to our gig today (Sunday 21st April)? We’re playing from 3-5pm this afternoon at the Con Club in Lewes. It’s free to get in, and the long set means we’ll be playing everything we know – and probably some we don’t.
We’re hugely looking forward to Friday night, when we’ll be supporting the magnificent Caramel Jack at the Prince Albert in Brighton. Also playing is Laura Ward & the Risen Road. Doors are at 8, and we’re on first at 8.30.
Finally, anyone listening to Radio Lewes on Wednesday afternoon may have heard Matthew interviewed by Vicky Smith, who gave over a generous chunk of her show to the interview and a few of our tracks – thanks Vicky!
Both are free acoustic gigs where I won’t have room to swing a drum stick, so I’ll probably be revealing my inadequacy on the cajon. We may also have to ration Charlie to just, say, 10 of his favourite instruments, and Matthew to 90 of his favourite decibels.
What better way to recover from pneumonia, I hear you ask, than to sit in the Arctic snow while Carlotta Luke takes photos of your band?
How about if you’re not wearing a jacket and Matthew, who turns out to be a crack shot, pelts you with snowballs? Perfect!
Must have been something about it, anyway, because last Sunday we finally got some proper photos with all five of us. Weirdly we seem to be smiling in most of them; it must be the magic of the Small Shipwrecks Shuffle – a recurrent theme kicked off by Farah whenever she’s first to start playing.
We’ll be using them for various promotions, flyers and gig applications, but for now you can see a few more on Carlotta’s website. Many thanks to her for freezing her arse off in the name of art.