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MINUS 27/Gigs /Hop Into June

Hop Into June

Minus 27 at the 360 Club, The Wardrobe, Leeds

Hop Into June

Happy June everybody.

We thought we’d give you a bit of an update on our forthcoming EP and a run-down of some excellent gig news. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. Ahem.

The EP is only short of vocals at the moment (although I’m sure we’ll find an excuse to add a shaker-egg somewhere) and we’ve booked off tomorrow daytime to fill the front room with recording gear and annoy our neighbours for a few hours. We’ll let you know how we get on. Tomorrow night is obviously fully booked with the traditional English pastime of self-inflicted torture that is the quarter finals of an international football tournament.  We decided to avoid recording during the game because we don’t want a not-so-subtle background noise of Rik crying to overshadow every track.

Last night we played our first ever gig at 360 Club at The Library in Leeds, along with Gojin-Go, Otiks and JonPaul Palombo. Despite the English summer weather we had a great time and heard some great music, so a massive thank you to Club 360 for having us. We’ve also just agreed to take on the regular Open Mic Night at The Hop on Granary Wharf in Leeds, every Wednesday night from about 8.30. Matt Belmont who has run it for some time has just moved to London, and we’re really happy to be picking up where he left off. Any musicians / singers / dancers / poets / method actors / stand-up comedians who fancy it should come see us on a Wednesday sometime soon.

This Friday the 29th of June we’re supporting Samantha Smith at Lure Bar in Harrogate. Doors are at 7pm – it would be great to see you there. As well as ourselves and Samantha, the excellent Ricky Fleming will be taking the stage so it should be a top night. The Facebook event is here, and tickets are available here. Feel free to invite your significant other, your family, your friends, and anyone you see in the street who looks like they need quality music in their lives.

And finally, the talented and dashing gents at Ont’ Sofa have posted the 2nd video from our session online. Thanks for reading, and we will see you soon!