And... it's festival season! Our favourite time of the year,
We've had a cracking one so far – we kicked off with the
Gateshead Beer Festival in April, Evolution Emerging, followed by
Evolution in May, London in June, Chase Park Fest in July and
Ignition festival coming up in August. Phew. Well, London wasn't a
festival... but with 6 bands playing to a packed out Water Rats
theatre, I'd like to throw that one in there.
This was our first London trip – and we were accompanied by
the delicious Victoria Ling from
137 Imaging who documented
the day for us (pictures on facebook – verrry nice!) Setting off
early doors, we drove all the way to Landaaaan. Steve (drummer) was
rather incredibly hungover, Shannon (bass) counteracted this by
reciting the whole Dr Dre back catalogue whilst stuck on the M1 and
I was holding in the car sickness after eating a whole bag of gummy
snakes by Weatherby. Pretty standard road trip so far...
..got to Landaaan, sound checked bass for a glam rock band,
sound checked our band, got changed in a skanky toilet, went to two
pubs, drank two beers, played said gig, belter time, cried because
of belter time, got in the car, stopped for crisps, drove off
without Shannon, picked Shannon up, had a water fight, sang Against
All Odds on the A19, got home at 6am. Job Done!
I guess my only real gripe was that after watching Eddie
Stobart's Trucks and Trailers religiously for the last few months,
I waved joyfully to at least 6 trucks... and not a single one of
them waved back. Phrase of the trip? Fuck you Eddie Stobart.
SO that was London. Next stop? We are playing the HUGE Ignition
Festival on the 6
th August 2011 at Newcastle Racecourse. If I can get
back stage and throw some moves with the Go! Team I will be one
So where are we now? Plans? I'm just sat at work at the moment,
eating my cheese and beetroot sandwich, writing a blog... it's been
Aye, by the way, keep your eyes peeled for the release date of
the E.P – it'll be on iTunes and everything! Loads of plans for the
rest of the year... I got a hundred songs waiting in the wings
about cheese and beetroot sandwiches. And Eddie Stobart - Angry
Songs by an Angry Bird.
Oh one more thing. The Hedge Trimmers (although genius) is not
the name of my band. Nor Bush Cutters. Nor Rug Munchers. Nor Carpet
Strokers... haway we want to get booked for family friendly events
Over and Out.
Madame Hairy Knees.