Tour dogs

(Action Beat + G.W. Sok in the USA)

Special delivery straight from heavenly hell…
that is: New York, Philly, Washington DC,
Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Winston-Salem,
Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans,
Houston, Austin, Dallas… that’s us, fellas…
traveling around in the Underground Scenery of
Anothermerica

One drummer missing, arrested in the UK,
tour hasn’t even started yet…
then sun blasts, heavy rains,
and a series of seriously troubled vans
long drives, short drives… and all the time
loading in, loading out, waiting, soundcheck, playtime…
yes food, no food, fast food, slow food…
yes sleep no sleep, roads roads roads and MORE roads…

One troubled van now unsurprisingly unsurrealistically
fucked up…
think fast, think not, burn rubber, on the double
one apartment, one floor, seven bodies, and dogbeds,
two sleeping-bags, and one family flee couch…
juice, water, beer, weed, coffee, “coffee”…
bagel, burger, donut, diner…

Smelly clothes, a stolen backpack,
occasional showers, a van-change, a smelly shirt change
one guitarist heading home, due to family illness…
and then there were six…
and too much change in the pocket, fuck it
a traffic jam? terrific man
and meanwhile trouble in the US of A
a certain kind of malice
in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas…
we’re just passing through, though, but we’re concerned,
and worried,
and so are the people we meet
and yes, this music IS bringing us together…
for worse, or better… rough, hypnotic, jagged
a noisy, chaotic, vital racket…
with sometimes even louder miles per hour…
who cares, hurray… hear! hear!… and we’re only HALFWAY here…
and so, what’s left?… right!
Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Binghamton,
Portland, Boston, Providence…
unlock your ears, and hear it come,
for here it comes…
the amazing noise
of the Bletchley Boys…

Tour dogs!

(misprint, baby:
tour gods…)

—2016

> back to Some Lyrics

CONCERTS 2016

coming up . . .
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS

16-09    Wormerveer (NL) – De Groote Weiver
17-09    Frankfurt (D) – Exzess
18-09    Weikersheim (D) – W71
19-09    Bonn (D) – Kult41
20-09    Hamburg (D) – Wohnpr. Ludwigstrasse 8
21-09    Leipzig (D) – Conne Island
22-09   Schaffhausen (CH) – TapTab
23-08   Martigny (CH) – Caves du Manoirs
24-09   Luzern (CH) – Konzertkeller
25-09   Chalon-sur-Saône (F) – Lapéniche
26-09   Dijon (F) – Tanneries
27-09   Paris (F) – L’Olympic Café
28-09   Tourinnes (B) – La Ferme
29-09   Antwerpen (B) – Het Bos   w/ Mike Watt
30-09   Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso   w/ Mike Watt
01-10   Eeklo (B) – N9   w/ Mike Watt

G.W. SOK
03-10    Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte   w/ Tom Carter
08-10    Amsterdam (NL) – CBK Oost (expo Onroerwoud)

so far in 2016 . . .
THE AND
01   16-01   Salvagnac (F) – Le Galetas
02   17-01   Clermont-Ferrand (F) – L’Hôtel des Vils
03   18-01   Besançon (F) – Ze Music All
04   19-01   Lyon (F) – Le Bal des Fringants
05   20-01   Grenoble (F) – Parquet Sonore
06   21-01   Saint-Étienne (F) – Le Remue-Méninges
07   22-01   Die (F) – La GriottE
08   23-01   Saint-Martin de Lansuscle (F) – Le Temple
09   24-01   Rodez (F) – Atelier JJV
SENGA ETNA
10   11-02   Amsterdam (NL) – Occii
G.W. SOK
11   20-03   Utrecht (NL) – Strowis (40 years of ACU)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
12   08-04   Delémont (CH) – SAS (Impetus festival)
13   13-04   Paris (F) – Badaboum
14   14-04   Bourges (F) – Nadir (Printemps de Bourges festival)
15   15-04   Limoges (F) – La Fourmi
16   16-04   Roissy-en-Brie (F) – Pub ADK
FILIAMOTSA
17   19-05   Nancy (F) – Autre Canal
18   20-05   Blois (F)- Chez Matthieu
19   21-05   Lyon (F) – Grrrnd Zero
20   27-05   Metz (F) – Les Trinitaires (Caveau)
21   28-05   Brussel (B) – Magasin 4
ACTION BEAT
22   01-07   Brooklyn NY (USA) – The Acheron
23   02-07   Philadelphia PA (USA) – The Pharmacy
24   03-07   Washington DC (USA) – The Pinch
25   04-07   Baltimore MD (USA) – Asian Taste
26   05-07   Richmond VA (USA) – Strange Matter
27   06-07   Charlotte NC (USA) – Snug Harbor
28   07-07   Wilmington NC (USA) – Test Pattern
29   08-07   Atlanta GA (USA) – The Basement
30   09-07   Birmingham AL (USA) – Spring Street Firehouse
31   10-07   New Orleans LA (USA) – Circle Bar
32   11-07   Houston TX (USA) – Notsuoh
33   12-07   Austin TX (USA) – Barracuda
34   13-07   Dallas TX (USA) – Texas Theatre
35   14-07   Kansas City MO (USA) – Record Bar
36   15-07   Chicago IL (USA) – The Burlington
37   16-07   Detroit MI (USA) – Trinosophes
38   17-07   Cleveland OH (USA) – Now That’s Class
39   18-07   Pittsburgh PA (USA) – Belvedere’s
40   19-07   Buffalo NY (USA) – Dreamland Arts
41   20-07   Binghamton NY (USA) – The Brass Rail
42   21-07   Portland ME (USA) – Empire
43   22-07   Boston MA (USA) – The Record Company
44   23-07   Providence RI (USA) – Machines With Magnets

Hear we go again

Out now . . .
• vocals on The Strangest Creature On Earth for the forthcoming
0 album UNWORKS & RARITIES by Oiseaux-Tempête (June)
• solo-CD with 14 bands LISTEN TO THE PAINTERS (June),
0 out on Tractor Notown (NOT 08)
Coming up in 2016 . . .
• US tour with Action Beat in July
• new album  TO AWAKE IN THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM by King 0 Champion Sounds (September), out on Excelsior Recordings
• lyric books in English and Dutch (Autumn)
• recordings with Gran Kino (Autumn)

Live footage 3x

CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS  –  No Can Do
Live at Occii, Amsterdam (NL) 2012
Filmed by Christina Hallström and Bertil Dubach (ed.)

 

ZU w/ G.W. Sok  –  Ostia/Confusion
Live at dB’s, Utrecht (NL) 2010
Filmed and edited by Bertil Dubach

 

KING CHAMPION SOUNDS  –  What I mean
From: To awake in that heaven of freedom (2016)
Found footage, edit by Detective Instinct

 

NOT 08

NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)
NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)

1.  Listen To The Painters  (Two Pin Din)
2.  Illusies 1  (Zoikle)
3.  Spoonfeed Hell  (Action Beat)
4.  Yir Of Beards?  (Year Of Birds)
5.  Here We Go Again  (Chapi Chapo & les Petites Musiques de Pluie)
6.  No Can Do  (Cannibales & Vahinés)
7.  Lore Of The Lamb  (Detective Instinct)
8.  Bericht Uit Beijing  (Gran Kino)
9.  4.Q.S.O.  (Filiamotsa)
10. Writer’s Blog  (L’Etrangleuse)
11. The World’s Still Here  (Surplus 1980)
12.  Ghetto Of Eden  (King Champion Sounds)
13.  The Heart Of Everything  (The And)
14.  The Sound Of Sirens  (The Bent Moustache)

Ear we go again

Coming up in 2016 . . .
• shows with The And, Senga Etna, Gran Kino (see: Concerts 2016)
• a collaboration/compilation CD, scheduled for April
• US tour with Filiamotsa in March
• US tour with Action Beat
• lyrics books in English and Dutch

Released in 2015 . . .
New CD/LP   LIKE IT IS by Filiamotsa
New CD/LP   SONGS FOR A FREE BODY by Cannibales & Vahinés
New 10″ album   THE AND by The And
New 7″ single   STRAW/TOWN OF STONE by The And
Compilation album   AT BIMHUIS 1991-2015 (2CD) by The Ex
New mini-album   BALLADES (CD) by Gran Kino + Sarasvati
New 7″ single   MIRROR MAN by Cannibales & Vahinés
Osorio   >   OPONONI (CD) by Oromocto Diamond
Ütopiya/On Living   >   ÜTOPIYA? (2LP/2CD) by Oiseaux-Tempête
Caged Bird   >   MEMORIES TO COME (CD/LP) by L’Etrangleuse

Plus . . .
99 concerts in 2015 . . .   with Filiamotsa , Cannibales & Vahinés, Action Beat, King Champion Sounds, Gran Kino, Oiseaux-Tempête, The And, G.W. Sok (solo), and as a guest with Mellanoisescape, Senga Etna, Outskirts, L’Etrangleuse, Two Pin Din
in 10 countries . . .   France, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, England, Austria, Germany, Indonesia, and Malaysia

CONCERTS 2015

FILIAMOTSA GRAND ORCHESTRA
01   17-01  Belleville sur Meuse (F) – MJC Verdunois
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
02   12-03   Rotterdam (NL) – Worm
03   13-03   Leeuwarden (NL) – Asteriks
04   14-03   Landgraaf (NL) – Nieuwe Nor
05   15-03   Strasbourg (F) – Stimultania
06   16-03   Lyon (F) – Grrrnd Zero
07   17-03   Biel/Bienne (CH) – City Centre
08818-03   Lausanne (CH) – La Datcha
09   19-03   Grosseto (I) – FAQ Live Music Club
10   20-03   Schio (I) – CSC
11   21-03   Savona (I) – Raindogs House
12   22-03   Mantova (I) – Arci Virgilio
13   24-03   München (D) – Unter Deck
14   25-03   Innsbruck (A) – PMK
15   26-03   Schaffhausen (CH) – TapTab
16   27-03   Antwerpen (B) – Het Bos
17   28-03   Amsterdam (NL) – OCCII
G.W. SOK
18/19   11-04   Dordrecht (NL) – Mediabunker   + w/ Outskirts
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
20   18-04   St. Pierre des Corps (F) – Le Point Haut
21   21-04   Tarbes (F) – Le Celtic
22   23-04   Toulouse (F) – La Dynamo
23   24-04   Aiguelèze (F) – La Javanaise
SENGA ETNA
24   08-05   Den Bosch (NL) – W2
G.W. SOK
25   17-05   Amsterdam (NL) – Het Hoekhuis (booklaunch NvA)
GRAN KINO
26   29-05   Bandung (IDN) – French Institute
27   30-05   Jakarta (IDN) – Galeri Kaya (1, afternoon)
28   30-05   Jakarta (IDN) – Galeri Kaya (2, evening)
29   01-06   Yogyakarta (IDN) – Jogja National Museum
30   03-06   Surabaya (IDN) – Atrium Sutos
31   04-06   Denpasar, Bali (IDN) – Betara Butaya
32   05-06   Kuala Lumpur (MYS) – The Laundry (French  Arts & Film 000000  0   Festival)
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
33   19-06   Charleroi (B) – L’Eden (Fête de la Musique)
34   20-06   Formerum (NL) – Vijfpoort (Oerol)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
35   24-06   Paris (F) – Petit Bain (album-release Ütopiya)
ACTION BEAT
36   21-08   Leeds (UK) – Wharf Chambers
37   25-08   Manchester (UK) – Islington Mill
38   26-08   Liverpool (UK) – Drop The Dumbull
39   27-08   Reading (UK) – Arts Centre
40   28-08   London (UK) – Café Oto
41   29-08   Milton Keynes (UK) – MK Gallery
FILIAMOTSA
42   06-09   Bologna (ITA) – Freak Out
43   07-09   Bolzano (ITA) – Sudwerk
44   10-09   Colmar (F) – Jazz Fest
45   11-09   Giromagny (F) – La Rebelle
46   12-09   Genève (CH) – Taverne de la République
47   13-09    La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) – LAC
48   14-09    Zürich (CH) – Boschbar
49   15-09   Genève (CH) – record store l’Usine (18h)
50   15-09   Genève (CH) – Taverne de la République (21h)
51   16-09    Montoison (F) -Hicam
52/53   17-09   Grenoble (F) – La Bobine   + w/
Oiseaux-Tempête
54/55   18-09   Cannes (F) – MJC Picaud   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
56/57   19-09   Avignon (F) – Akwaba   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
58/59   20-09   Montpellier (F) – Black Sheep +w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
60   21-09   Tarbes (F) – Celtic Pub
61/62   22-09    Bordeaux (F) – I. Boat   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
63   23-09   Bayonne (F) – Le Magneto
64   24-09   Toulouse (F) –  La Porte de la Fontaine
65   25-09   Marmande (F) – Buffet de la Gare
66   26-09   Tours (F) – Temps Machine
67   27-09   Nancy (F) – La Machine à Vapeur
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
68   03-10   Toulouse (F) – Mix’Art Myrys (Match & Fuse)
69   10-10   Agen (F) – Florida
G.W. SOK
70   18-10   Amsterdam (NL) – Loods 6 (expo vernissage)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
71   21-10   Lyon (F) – Périscope
72   23-10   Graulhet (F) – L’Ibère Familier
00000000.(Hors-les-Murs du Bolegason)
THE AND

73/74   29-10   Amsterdam (NL) – De Nieuwe Anita
0              00000.+ w/ L’Etrangleuse
75   30-10   Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte
76   01-11   Amsterdam (NL) – Loods 6 (expo finissage)
FILIAMOTSA
77   05-11   Vandoeuvre (F) – CCAM
78   06-11   Strasbourg (F) – Stimultania
79   07-11   Brussels (B) – Magasin 4
80   08-11   Liège (B) – La Zône
81   09-11   Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte
82   10-11   Tourinnes (B) – La Ferme
83   12-11   Lille (F) – La Malterie
84   13-11   Caen (F) – Le Bocal
85   14-11   Le Havre (F) – Pied Nu
86/87   17-11   Rennes (F) – 1988 Live Club  + w/ Mellanoisescape
88/89   18-11   Allonnes (F) – Jean Carmet   + w/ Mellanoisescape
90   19-11   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Bitche
91   20-11   Lorient (F) – Le Galion
92   21-11   Brest (F) – La Carène (Festival Invisible)
THE AND
93   25-11    Marseille (F) – L’Asile 404
94   26-11    Nice (F) – La Zonmé
95   27-11    Beauregard (F) – Le Presbyt’hair
96   28-11    Carcassonne (F) – Bloc G
97   29-11    Toulouse (F) – Les Pavillons Sauvages
98   30-11    Tarbes (F) – Le Celtic
TWO PIN DIN & G.W. SOK
99   19-12    Brussel (B) – Magasin 4