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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)

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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