Why can’t we all be happy…

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK …
RISO print, 144 pages, out at the end of September 2017 …
72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!

Available via Ex Mailorder

Concerts 2017

OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
43   18-10   La Roche sur Yon (F) – Fuzz Yon  w/ Jerusalem In My H.
44   19-10    Orléans (F) – Astrolab  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
00   21-10   Marseille (F) – CANCELLED
45   28-10    Paris (F) – FGO Barbara  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
46   09-11   Utrecht (NL) – Le Guess Who
47   13-11   Brussels (B) – Magasin 4  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK
48   18-11   Brest (F) – La Carene (Festival Invisible)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
49   23-11   Montreal (CAN) – t.b.a.   w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
50   24-11   Toronto (CAN) – t.b.a.   w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
51   15-12   Massy (F) – Paul B

SO FAR IN 2017
GRIEVING PROCESS & G.W. SOK
01   06-01   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Bitche
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
02   13-01   Paris (F) – FGO Barbara
SENGA ETNA
03   28-01   Assen (NL) – KunstSalon
SOK & LAGUERRE
04   22-02   Dôle (F) – Les Caves (masterclass)
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
05   24-02   Utrecht (NL) – dB’s
06   25-02   Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
07   26-02   Rotterdam (NL) – Worm
08   27-02   Hastings (UK) – The Printworks
09   28-02   Brighton (UK) – Prince Albert
10   01-03   London (UK) – The Islington
11   02-03   Newcastle (UK) – Cluny 2
12   03-03   Preston (UK) – The Continental (Vernal Equinox festival)
13   04-03   Manchester (UK) – Fallow Café
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
14   24-04   Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal (Action Culturelle)
15   25-04   Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal (Action Culturelle)
16   27-04   Amiens (F) – Lune des Pirates
17   28-04   Lille (F) – Maison Folie Moulins (Festival PZZLE)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
18   03-05    Arlon (B) – Entrepôt (Festival Aralunaires)
19   05-05    Quimper (F) – Novomax
20   10-05    Nancy (F) – Autre Canal
21   11-05    Paris (F) – Trabendo
22   12-05    Lyon (F) – Marche Gare
G.W. SOK w/ PERU
23   20-05   Warsaw (POL) – Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
24   02-06   Brussels (B) – Ateliers 210
25   09-06   Paris/Pantin (F) – Ciné 104 (Festival Côté Court)
ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK
26   19-08   Manchester (ENG) – Islington Mill
27   20-08   Liverpool (UK) – Drop The Dumbulls
28   21-08   Bradford (UK) – Fuse Art Space
29   22-08   Milton Keynes (UK) – The Craufurd Arms
30   23-08   Bristol (UK) – The Crofters Rights
31   24-08   London (UK) – Café Oto
32   25-08   Brighton (UK) – Cowley Club
SENGA ETNA
33   01-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
34   03-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
35   08-09   Toulouse (F) – Quai des Savoirs (Electro Alternativ)
SENGA ETNA
36   17-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
TWO PIN DIN & G.W. SOK
37   20-09   Amsterdam (NL) – Occii
38   22-09   Rotterdam (NL) – Koffie & Ambacht
39   23-09   Tournai (B) – Water  Moulin
40   24-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
SENGA ETNA
41   24-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
THE AND
42   05-10   Toulouse (F) – Le Metronum

f u c k e d . . h a p p y . . l i v e . .

THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE is the title of the brand new vinyl album by ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK … 10 explosive tracks, recorded at Machines With Magnets in Providence, RI, USA … out on Psych.KG …
Now available via Ex Mailorder > exmailorder.nl/shop/sok

ACTION BEAT + GW SOK live in August in the UK
> see the concerts- page

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the title of the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK … RISO print, 144 pages, out at end of August … 72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!
Pre-ordering possible > via Ex Mailorder.

Ear we go again

Out now . . .
• two track 7″ single FOOL THROTTLE/DEBBY ONE DAY with King 0 Champion Sounds (June), out on Tractor Notown (NOT 09)
Coming up in 2017 . . .
• vocals on Through The Speech Of Stars for the forthcoming
0 album AL-‘AN by Oiseaux-Tempête (April)
• new album THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE with Action
0 Beat (Summer)
• lyrics book WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
0
in English  (June)
• new album with Gran Kino (Autumn)

Discography 2009 – . . .

SINGLES + ALBUMS
coming up…
ACTION BEAT – The world is fucked but I feel fine (LP)
GRAN KINO – t.b.a.

2017
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Fool throttle/Debby one day (7″)
2016
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – To awake in that heaven of freedom (2xLP)
G.W. SOK – Listen to the painters (CD)
2015
THE AND – Straw/Town of stone (7″)
THE AND – s.t. (10″)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS – Songs for a free body (CD/LP)
FILIAMOTSA – Like it is (CD/LP)
THE EX – At Bimhuis 1991-2015 (2CD)
GRAN KINO + SARASVATI – Ballades (CD)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS – Mirror man/November night (7″)
TWO PIN DIN & G.W. SOK – Gifts, milk and things (2×7″)
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Songs for the golden hour (10″)
2014
ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK – A remarkable machine (2×10″)
2013
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Different drummer (LP)
2012
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS – N.O.W.H.E.R.E (CD)
2011
ZOIKLE – Illusies 1+2 (7″)
2009
DETECTIVE INSTINCT – #3 (7″)

GUEST-APPEARANCES
2017   Through the speech of stars > Oiseaux-Tempête – AL-‘AN
2017   The strangest creature on earth
00000> Oiseaux-Tempête – Unworks & Rarities
2016   Cobwebs > Action Beat/Opening Bell – s.t. (split 10″)
2015   Caged bird > L’Etrangleuse – Memories To Come
2015   Osorio > Oromocto Diamond – Opononi
2015   Ütopiya/On living > Oiseaux-Tempête – Ütopiya?
2014   ABC & she + Crack attack > Detective Instinct – Black Floral
2013   The world’s still here > Surplus 1980 – Arterial Ends Here
2013   4QSO > Filiamotsa – Sentier De Roches
2013    Alonalonalone + What is
00000> Chapi Chapo & Les Petites Musiques De Pluie – Robotank-Z
2012   Yir of Beards (w/ Year Of Birds)
00000> Various Artists – Record Store Day 2012 C60
2012   Dew (G.W. Sok & the 3talians)
00000> Various Artists – Record Store Day 2012 C60
2012   The lore of the lamb + Gangrene > Detective Instinct
00000– History Of Headaches/American Novels
2012   Goof king W (G.W. Sok) > Various Artists – ECT At Christmas
2012   Bericht uit Beijing > Gran Kino – 1989
2012   Writer’s blog + Dead Bodies Under Christmas Trees
00000> L’Etrangleuse – s.t.
2012   4QSO > Filiamotsa – Rosemary K’s Diaries Volume 3
2011   The sound of sirens
00000> The Bent Moustache – Pastures New Seasons Turn
2009   2-2-3 fridges > Africantapes/Sickroom Records (compilation)
2009   Here we go again > Chapi Chapo & Les Petit Musiques De Pluie
00000– Chuchumuchu

Biography

in English
2017   G.W. SOK – WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
00000(the collected Sok-lyrics  2010-2016, 144 p.) Druxat
2014   G.W. SOK – A/B/C & SHE
00000(poem on a postcard) Half Letter Press USA
2011   G.W. SOK – A MIX OF BRICKS & VALENTINES
00000(the collected Sok-lyrics written for The Ex between
000001979 and 2009, 384 p.) PM Press USA
2011   G.W. SOK – LIVRE UN: LE DÉBUT D’UNE BELLE FRÉNÉSIE
00000(26 Sok-lyrics translated from English in to French, bi-lingual,
0000076 p.)
La Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne CH
2002   G.W. SOK – INTO THE GRAVY
00000(an essay on punk ideas and personal ideology, originally
00000released in 1989 in Threat By Example. Re-issued in 2002
00000by Temporary Services, 32 p.) Druxat
1997   G.W. SOK – EX-RATED
00000(a series of Ex-lyrics, 102 p.) Druxat

in Dutch
2009   G.W. SOK – EEN KLEIN ZWARTWIT VECHTBEK MANIFEST
00000(acht vertalingen/hertalingen van engelstalige songteksten 00000van de band The Rondos, 16 p.) Druxat
2008   KLEIJ & ROEST – PANTKRAND 25
00000(de zin en onzin van het leven in een Amsterdams
00000woonwerkpand, middels gedichten, berichten, al dan niet
00000verzonnen
verhalen, feiten en reportages, ditjes, datjes,
00000en rondgeslingerde kladjes, 104 p.)
Druxat
2002   IJSBRAND KOUDVUUR I.O. – BESCHUIT MET PUISTJES
00000(verzamelde puberpoëzie, 48 p.) Druxat
2000   GOEROE OVERFLAKKEE – VAN GOD LOS
00000(alle columns voor muziekblad Opscene, 112 p.) Druxat

Tractor Notown Catalogue

NOT 01   Zoikle – Illusies 1+2
0000000• 2011 • 7″
NOT 02   Cannibales & Vahinés – N.O.W.H.E.R.E
0000000• 2012 • CD
NOT 03   Two Pin Din & G.W. Sok – Gifts, milk and things 
0000000• 2014 • 2×7″
NOT 04   Cannibales & Vahinés – Mirror man / November night
0000000• 2015 • 7″
NOT 05   The And – The And
0000000• 2015 • 10″
NOT 06   The And – Straw / Town of stone
0000000• 2015 • 7″
NOT 07   Cannibales & Vahinés – Songs for a free body
0000000• 2015 • LP (CD-version > Mr Morezon 012)
NOT 08   G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters
0000000• 2016 • CD (compilation)
NOT 09   King Champion Sounds – Fool throttle / Debby one day
0000000• 2016 • 7″