Sent in by Ivan Bainbridge with thanks!
Who wants to stay today
and see the UK Decay….
Steve Ignorant’s – Slice of Life, Frankie B’s – At Night We Cry and Cambridge’s very own Freedom Faction and a wonderful crowd , joined us for a mega night to unwind at the O2 Academy, Islington, London last Saturday. Big thanks to all of the artist’s mentioned above, plus Frank Flag, Jason and the O2 technical crew and staff for making the show run pretty much glitch free. We really enjoyed ourselves and thought all the other bands and the audience were fantastic, the O2 is well set up technically for bands, apart from the countless flights of stairs between the stage and the dressing rooms.
The only regret is that we didn’t get chance to meet up with everyone afterwards, the management needed everyone out, so they could open the night club in time.
Video by puremania7777
Bring on 2014 and there is a plethora of back-scene activity of gig planning happening at the moment, we will bring further news of gigs in due course, but right now we can announce that we are appearing at the Whitby Gothic Festival on the April 26th . There is talk of new material and further release’s, nothing definite to report at the moment but watch this space!
With one crashing blow, UK Decay have rewritten the rules of engagement for supposed ‘comeback’ albums and redefined the term ‘Punk’ for the modern age. Make no mistake about it, this is no sentimental rehash of a sound from over 30 years ago, this is a seismic explosion of anger unleashed in a sound that emanates from both Heaven and Hell depending on your current stand-point. Louder Than War
1). Always look up
2). Write vocal prompts on your snare skin
3). Stamp kick drum extra hard in case bass player is losing his hearing
4). Sharpen edge of cymbals in case singer kicks them
Writing from a bunker hidden from the world’s reality here in the Llyn Peninsula , North Wales , I just wanted to send a big note of appreciation to all you that offered up such great hospitality in Helsinki (yes , the birthday party post gig was class ) and Berlin , and of course back home in London . We’re firing on all cylinders again , there is New Hope For The Dead , there are a lot of of you to hook up with in your home towns out there , the beers are on me , see you sooner ………