That’s it then!!!
Well, that’s our summer done. It’s been a heckin grand adventure up and down from Newquay to the Solway Firth to the Isle Of Wight to the Lincolnshire Wolds. Throughout our travels we’ve shared bills with a wealth of bizarre treats – everything from Fela Kuti’s son to CBeebies legends to a drummer a dressed in nothing but opened tin cans.. oh and er, Craig David too.
We hope we’ve reached some new ears of folks that shall go forth in the name of Mirth. Overdue indeed, but Sub Marine Dreams has flourished in its first full festival season since release. Been testing out a few brand new’uns too to keep thee tickled.
Massive respect to our Jen, Mani, Laura, the Cirque du Bleurgh crew and all that have helped with the show giving off maximum aquatic sensory vibes on the road. You’re all golden!! Special shout out to Andy aka Ricky Bubbles for stepping in on live duties, plus all that have put us on on their stages, (it’s massively appreciated!) and you beautiful beasts that have come to see us and spreaded the word. We need to lock ourselves away now for a couple of months to get our 4th album well underway… til then!
We shall sea you soon 😍👌🐙💋
Pic by Stephen Lynch
So firstly thanks to all that have made it to the shows this year so far. DERBY YOU WERE INCREDIBLE. More festy announcements to come, do check our gigs page for owt in your hood!
Secondly – our remix album is out now! This has been a long labour of love, there is everything from dub to house to electronica to avant space rave. Get it in your lugholes over on our bandcamp here http://seasofmirth.bandcamp.com Only a fiver! Plus all money goes to Surfers Against Sewage and FishAct – in an attempt to get some much-needed mirth back into the seas. Enjoy!
Bristol was absolutely incredible! Packed out, everyone bang up for it, Ushti Baba and Psychoacoustic Goat were on FORM. See our socials for awesome imagery from the affable photographer Nick Clague. Also had a blast in Leeds thanks to the diamond lads from Shaku. LONDON next. And we are lucky cluckers to have Hot Head Show as support. Tickets flyng out, get your bad selves down to this!
WordPress is very limiting atm but can we place on record how great it is to be gigging again and finally give Sub Marine Dreams the live euphoria it deserves. Do follow us on FB and instagram for updates and adventures!
By no measure of surprise whatsoever, our upcoming tour dates will not happen this spring, BUT we are in talks for rescheduling at least ninety percent of it, so keep your eyes to the ground and your ears peeled. Instead, WOULD YOU ADAM AND BELIEVE IT we’re dropping a new video for ‘Ink [Do The Blollop]’ which features our newest tentacular member. This was going to be promo for our tour but we feel like we’ve got to give something in its absence. Enjoy, click like/love and share the squid ink far and wide across the world!
Get in! Thanks to a sterling contribution from our fans, we managed to scrounge enough coffers together to release our new underwater album before Christmas, on vinyl, CD and digital. Sub Marine Dreams came out on the 20th of December and we did our launch gig in Notts the day after. But this year is all about the flaunting of said record, live wise and press wise too. People seem to be loving the change in direction. One five-star review is here thanks to the amazing folks at Spiral Earth!
Shows are shaping up for spring onwards. Stay tuned. We have a cheeky show in Stoke this Friday though. Do attend if you are in the area. But please, do check our album out, give it the time it deserves, it may not have the same face-value effect as previous outings, but it’s an adventure that we’d been planning for years and we’re chuffed to bits at its birth into the world. Also some of the proceeds on physical merchandise of the record go towards sea based charities. See our bandcamp page for more info.
First we wanna say thanks a MILLION to our amazing fans for helping us fund the pressing and videos for our record. We raised over TWO GRAND in THREE WEEKS. That, is astonishing. For the legendary backers, EIGHTY THREE OF YOU, we’ll get in touch asap once your rewards are ready.
Now that means we can have the album pressed to vinyl and CD. So we’ll be flogging these at THIS! It’s our album launch, and Xmas bash, all in one night. That’s right it’s the Saturday before Christmas, so merriment and mirth are hot on the agenda. We have some badass support from Afromanding [west African grooves] and Andy Lingard [violinist/saxophonist/loopstation extraordinaire] Tickets are only a FIVER, as we want a big party and we don’t want anyone to miss out. If your mate’s skint, buy them a ticket for Xmas. Get them HERE
Info on the release to follow shortly. xx
Morning. Sorry for lack of updates on this… but.. our album is finished and the Kickstarter crowdfunder is live until 16th November! Click HERE to delve in!
The time is now to pre-order the new record! Digital, vinyl or CD are available. T shirts too. Also tickets to gigs! And a music lesson! And a portrait of yourself! AND a boat trip! AND AN UNPLUGGED GIG AT YOUR SHINDIG!
We are over the halfway mark but mountains have yet to be climbed still. Please help the Mirth reach our 2k target! AFANKYOOZ XX