Merry 2015 from the Mirth


Gar! We’re freezing our respective arses off out here but the new album is taking shape like a colossal stinkbeast. It’s going to be called “Hark! The Headland Approacheth”. We’ve got a couple of shows lined up at the end of Jan down southwest way before we return to apply the final touches to the album and then return to rock the UK with some more shows in the spring. Hark!


There’s only four chances to get your Mirth injection at live shows before the year turns, as the new album takes the helm on the duties… the first of which is going to be a gargantuous affair of spooktacular groggery! Sea poster for details… (design by pictographik)


SAT 1 NOV – LONDON Battersea Barge – Halloween Ghost Ship Party with special guests Bird Radio & The Well Rested. Tickets nearly selling out so get yours ‘ere – (mini link). The Big Noise are puttin this on so expect a banger and get mashed!

FRI 14 NOV – BRISTOL Old Malt House – with John Langan Band. Details to follow

FRI 19 DEC – DERBY Ryans Bar – with guests tbc – free entry!

NYE 31 DEC – NOTTINGHAM The Maze – with Bendigo Band and more


Blubber blubber blubber!

Yes it’s been an emotional one again, now as the chills of the brutal winter creep through the planks we reflect on our far flung forays- we’ve thoroughly enjoyed many festies this summer including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Beat Herder, Funny As Folk, Big Noise, Off The Tracks, and a recent one day tour of Devon where we righteously pilfered the county of all its Buckfast supply. 

Be sure to catch us sea dogs at Alchemy festival – we be commandeering the main stage at 5pm with a few cheeky tricks up our sleeves! Not only that, we’ll be joined by Hallouminati, Grace & The Magic Roots, Geofest crew, Earth Bound Misfits, Will Tun & the Wasters, Crinkle Cuts and many more acts of stupendous splendour!


Sorry for the lack of posts here, we’ve obviously been having far too much fun.

>)))))Dmirth boomtown14



Well, we’ve been hanging out of our collective arses for over a week now, but it’s safe to say our EuroTour was beyond immense. Thanks to all and everyone that we met in the Netherlands and Germany, we had an absolute barrel of laughs to say the least! We played 8 shows in 10 days – Den Bosch, Amsterdam, Leeuwarden, Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Aachen, Helgoland and Emmen. All were solid party pirate dancing times!

Plenty more snaps on our Facebook page, but here be a picture of us making friends with the locals on the dunes of Heligoland, home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Butterfahrt festival, most definitely one to remember!

More news – we’re confirmed for GLASTONBURY! Playing the Hellfire stage on the Saturday 6-7pm. A tankard is well in order. More shows just confirmed, this is our final list of gigs for the summer, while we still try and batter out the new album!



TOUR posterToday we shall be commencing our European foray o’ doom!! We’re all dripping in excitement to be playing in Amsterdam on Kings Day weekend, and our first festival of the year – Rock ‘n’ Roll Butterfahrt – a pirate punk festy on the isle of Heligoland… answers to “where on earth?” are welcome, tis in the middle of the German bight sea area of course!! If you’re planning on comng to a show out there, please come say ahoy and chat to us, we’re ready for an abnormally awesome adventure!! XD

New Music Video! FOG

Yes yes y’all! Biggidy big ups to our man with the lens, Mr Jack Smith for splicing this feast of a vid. All footage is taken from our Euro tour of yesteryear, The Piratical Sabbatical I. What a gay ol’ time we had. More of that to come this spring when we re-visit Belgium, Netherlands and plunder Germany!

Anyways, enough talk, hit that play button!

Happy 2014 from the ‘Mirth

Absolute pandemonium at the Canalhouse in Nottingham last night. We had soooooo much fun, cheers to all that came for our best New Years show yet!

Here’s to another year of buckling swash by the gallon, more bangin’ festivals, a European tour and a new album!

…and to obviously purchase this fabulous light fixture.

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Thanking you London! And new TUNES

Thanking you London! And new TUNES

Yes, what a splendidly awesome time we had in the smoke on the last gig. Remembered there’s more to London than getting hanged for us piratical types. Very enjoyable show for us, plus we got to play alongside wonderful bands like Tantz, Gentle Mystics, King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band and our Notts homeboiz Manieres Des Bohemiens! We also had a hoot in Leicester the night beforehand. Up next, we’re road testing our brand new tunes, by the ridiculous titles of “It’s Raining, Men!”, “Brandy Wine” and “Bamboozled By Booze”. Said shantics (shanty antics) shall occur at The Sun On The Hill in Birmingham this Sunday 8th December. Tis free as a fishie and we’re on at 9:45! Sea you there.

Back on land soon… and NEW ALBUM!

Back on land soon... and NEW ALBUM!

That’s right me bilge suckin’ boatswains! Both of those captions be accurate. We’re playing a rather big show in that there London place, Sat 23rd Nov, with some ball-breakingly brilliant acts such as Tantz, Gentle Mystics and our homeboiz, Maniere Des Bohemiens. Get yerself a ticket or two. S’gonna reek of good times!
There will be a “warm-up gig” the night before in Leicester, at the aptly-titled venue Pirates Bar…

These will be our first proper gigs in months as we have been spending time splicing together some beastly tuneskis for the second album, nearly half written, and a small slice of it recorded. Sounding meatier and boatier than the previous outing already, thanks to our George-Martin-of-the-Mirth, Mr. Phil Booth! So aye, expect some tasty new shiz next time you see us…


Back out to sea we go!

SO… as the air on the waves starts to make our respective hairy nipples stand on end and shit…

We thank ye all for an IMMENSE summer of pasty-smashing shows!

A barrel of rum-soaked love to all fans old an’ new, big ups to the festies, Boomtown FairThe Secret Garden PartyThe Beat-Herder Festival,Bearded Theory FestivalAlchemy festivalJust So FestivalRock Oyster FestivalMischief FestivalCabourne Parva Folk & Blues Festival, Worcester Music Festival, 3 Wishes Festival and Brixham Pirate Festival for having us, and those that put us on at killer gigs in London, Bristol, Plymouth and our home shores – NOTTINGHAM!

We’ve already started work on album #2 – expect it late next year but we’ll be back on dry land in late November with a rumbunctuous display of new choons. Til then landlubberinos!!


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