Saturday, February 28, 2009

DEAF INSTITUTE









STRAYS dived into conciousness with a smokin first gig at Manchesters Deaf Institute last week.
We finished up craftin the tunes all week leading up to kick off, and then unveiled the music we've been writing for the past few months on a busy crowd of misfits, lowlifes, pastys and bigwigs. 
I was pretty nervous to be honest, but as soon as we got up there and into it there was no time for owt but holdin on by the skin of my teeth to the guitar parts. It was fuckin full blast. Seemed to me like the bulk of the crowd really dug it which kept me goin, Johnny Marr watched the whole thing and seemed pretty stoked on it, as did a few other 'names', so all in all it went pretty well.
Heres some shots from me ol fruit Andy Lawrence, heres to the next!
 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

EXHIBITIONISTS




A COUPLEA MATES HAVE SOME RAD EXHIBITIONS GOIN ON AT THE MINUTE, KES RICHARDSON IN LONDON HAS BEEN HAND SELECTED BY THE COUNTRYS FINEST TO EXHIBIT HIS WORK IN A QUIRKY EXHIBITION THAT SHOWCASES THE '61 BEST ARTISTS DRAWING IN BRITAIN TODAY'. GO CHECK IT OUT IF YOUR OUT AND ABOUT IN THE BIG ShMOKE. 

MEANWHILE DOWN SOUTH, YOUNG UPSTART JAKE COCKLE HAS HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION UNVEILED IN THE CORN AT ARCHIE BROWNS IN PENZANCE. KIDS BEEN DOIN REAL WELL AND HIS SHOW 'THE POWER OF NATURE' IS SURELY THE POTENTIAL START OF BIGGER THINGS, SCOPE IT.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

PDC


Hells bells this is pretty funny. The man behind Slut Clothing and founder of the PDC - (aka, porthleven dinghy club) Rohan Inglis, just sent me a link to an article he's posted on our inflatable device borne antics a while back, have a read here, sounds so Cornish its almost pasty shaped. Rad.

Turbulence







Its been one helluva couplea weeks in these parts. Some of the coldest weather in years was backed up by two of the best big clean swells all season. So we've been freezin our back tits off and puttin in a fair few hours in the ice. There's been a fair few dramas, Lowey bust himself up good and proper trying to bare knuckle box a house sized troll at the leen. He'll be out for a couplea months but is already training like a lunatic to be even more of a machine when he's back for round ten. We had Greg Long and Twiggy stayin with us and they lucked out despite the cold, each gettin some thick ones under the belt. Ferg's been flyin the flag for him and Lowey and going pretty damn crazy in the soup, kids takin Irish surfing to all sorts of crazy heights these days. Not to be outdone Johnny mac had his first heavy session since filming the bank job and was praising the lord left right n centre with stoke. Lord of the low key stealth attack - Dan skajarowski represented for the Bodyboarders and paddled a few dark caves at the leen before disappearing back into the snow. As for me iv been high rollin for once doin the fat cats job wrapped up in twenty layers shootin off a ski for the first time in ages, twas pretty damn functional but you sure as hell miss out on a lot of fun. We're workin full time on a film for relentless energy at the minute, shooting some rad 16ml gear and with Andy Lawrence now working with us full time its set to be pretty interesting. Have a look at the relentless site if your up for being spun out here