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Autumn (Octobrrr)

Coming up
• new  album by King Champion Sounds – For A Lark (November)
• new  7″ by King Champion Sounds – 3 Songs EP (November)
• new  split 7″ by King Champion Sounds/Surplus 1980 (2019)
• 2x vocals + lyrics w/ Howie Reeve new album (2019)
• 4x vocals + lyrics w/ Surplus 1980 Ensembl Collectiv new album (2019)
• new studio album by Oiseaux-Tempête (2019)

NEW THIS YEAR
• w/ Cactus Club – 5 (LP, October 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals”: “Rue de Seine” + “Extrémophile”
Oiseaux-Tempête – TARAB (live, LP/CD, June 2018)
• w/ Christian Olivier – AFTER AVANT (CD, June 2018)
0 1x guest-vocals + lyrics: “Shoot”
• w/ Come Holy Spirit – ASTERS & DISASTERS (LP, May 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals + lyrics: “Essayons” + “Elephantine”
• w/ Oma – OMA (cassette, March, 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals: “Aberfan” + “Hospital”

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

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)

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

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