We Love You Junzo

Posted in On The Web, Recording on 22/06/2022 by chrish

We’ve contributed a track to this compilation raising money for Junzo Suzuki:

Junzo has touched many people’s lives on the underground/psych scene, and collaborated with artists such as Mike Vest and Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska. Earlier this year he suffered a serious brain injury after falling from a rail platform in Tokyo and is currently in a rehabilitation hospital, unable to play live and also without the wherewithal to access his recording revenues. His friends Tabata Mitsuru & Ned Netherwood have set up the ‘Friends of Junzo‘ Bandcamp page to help support him and organised this compilation, running to 27 tracks and nearly 4½ hours of audio. The asking price of ¥1,300 is just under £8. Full track list and details here.

That London

Posted in Gigs on 09/05/2022 by chrish

Our next gig is down in that there London, at the Strongroom Bar on 13th June. Click the poster for details and tickets.

Poster for Dead Sea Apes, Gnob, Thee Alcoholics at Strongoom, London, 13th June 2022

Ukraine

Posted in Gigs on 23/04/2022 by chrish

Our next gig is a fundraiser for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at the famous Golden Lion in Todmorden. We’re on at 9pm; click through for more info on the FB event page.

New T-shirts

Posted in Merch on 01/04/2022 by chrish

It’s #BandcampFriday and we have new T-shirts for sale!

Some gigs…

Posted in Gigs on 27/03/2022 by chrish

A couple more gigs to tell you about:

Firstly we are playing the inaugural HRH Psych festival at Liverpool Arts Club on the Easter weekend. We’ll be on at 6:30pm on Sat 16th. See the poster below for the full lineup; day splits and ticket links here or see their Facebook for the latest info.

Then we’ll be supporting Black Doldrums at the famous Night & Day Café in Manchester on Friday 22nd April. Tickets here.

You say Ommicron, I say Ohmicron…

Posted in Gigs on 13/12/2021 by chrish

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear us in Levenshulme and Dumfries, and special thanks to Sammy and Dave respectively for putting the gigs on. We really enjoyed playing live again despite the challenges involved.

We’re having a little break over Christmas and then for the dark months of the new year we’ll concentrate on recording; by March / April time we should be ready to venture out again, subject of course to how badly our alleged government have bollocksed up the next phase of the Covid pandemic. We have a slot at HRH Psych in Liverpool on the Easter weekend still on the cards; any other promoters or interested parties please get in touch!

Get yer jabs, be careful out there, and merry Christmas.

Dead Sea Apes Live

Posted in Gigs on 05/11/2021 by chrish

It’s just over 2 years since our last gig, so we’re looking forward to getting out and about again with a local show followed by our Scottish debut:

27th Nov at the Talleyrand in Levenshulme, Manchester supporting Rocket Recordings artists SMOTE and also featuring Black Brunswicker;

and 11th Dec at The Venue in Dumfries, supported by Vert:x and Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska.

Click the flyers below for tickets or see the GIGS page for more info and links.

Flyer for Dead Sea Apes and vertex at The Venue, Dumfries, 11th Dec 2021

Golden Lion Sounds

Posted in Merch, Recording on 23/08/2021 by chrish

We are proud to be part of the Golden Lion Sounds series of split singles, alongside artists such as Gnod, Jane Weaver, David Holmes and Jarvis Cocker. The latest GLS release features an exclusive new track from us, Night Of This World, and on the flip an intense jam from our old pals Carlton Melton.

The 7″ single features a unique 3D label and is now available to order on transparent violet or standard black vinyl, for delivery around the end of October* – also check out the other releases and merchandise from Golden Lion Sounds.

*As you may have garnered, increased demand, Covid and Brexit have caused a massive backlog in vinyl pressing especially for the UK.

DATALAND review round-up

Posted in Merch, Recording on 04/03/2021 by chrish

We’ve had a great response to our latest album with Adam Stone & Black Tempest, DATALAND – here are some of the reviews available online.

Terrascope | Record Crates United | It’s Psychedelic, Baby | Vanguard | The Fragmented Flâneur | C-Beams Glitter | Soundbergs | The Psych Rock | The Sleeping Shaman | My Rock News | The Ominous Drone | [sic] Magazine | Revolt Of The Apes

If you’re quick there are a few of the red & white splatter vinyl left at Cardinal Fuzz; otherwise the album is available on standard black vinyl from a variety of outlets and distributors in the UK, EU and North America; and on our Bandcamp site where we also have CDs and downloads.

We Shall Overcome

Posted in General on 03/12/2020 by chrish

Earlier this year, prompted by the Covid lockdown and the first #BandcampFriday, we made our downloadable music Name Your Price on Bandcamp with the proceeds going to charity. Our initial choice was the Trussell Trust which campaigns against food poverty and supports a national network of food banks, and we have raised over £1400 for them.

From tomorrow, under the We Shall Overcome banner, our Name Your Price download proceeds will go to support the work of Pauline Town at the Station Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne, providing much needed food and assistance to homeless people in the area. Since 2013 she has helped hundreds of homeless people access the benefits system and find accommodation as well as providing daily packed lunches. In 2015, local musicians, artists and activists including Pauline formed We Shall Overcome, which has grown into a national network of groups and events campaigning against austerity and poverty while helping those worst affected.

More information:

Manchester Evening News profile

About We Shall Overcome

Pride Of Britain Awards