We all had a wonderful time at the legendary Brixton Windmill on April 8th and raised £876 for the Japnese Red Cross and Doctors without borders.
More Bad Times (George from FU & Chiara ) opened the show and our friends Toshi, Your New Friend (Alex and Simon), Rica Minami, Kayaka, No Cars, Slowgun, The Catcher Nine, Rebeka Delgado, MJ Hibbett and Let’s Wrestle all rocked out and drank 4 cases of beer which Asahi very kindly donated to us.
We interviewed some of the acts and Tim who has run the Windmill for a decade. You can listen to those from the damnably website.
The Windmill is a kind of grubby, run down venue in the middle of nowhere on Brixton Hill, but we all love it and it’s probably the most important venue in the UK as new bands/promoters get a break there and it is always fun with nice staff and atmosphere. We’ll all be playing the Damnably Summer Party on July 3rd there at the end of the forthcoming smallgang and FU tour – more news on that soon!
Must be time for a quick update from FU.
We headlined ‘Rock Against WAR’ last Thursday at the Brixton windmill – which was the first show we’d headlined ever and it was a whole load more fun then playing down the bill to sober mates and a bar tender. Our friends Toshi (smallgang), No Cars, Fever Dream and Koichi from Screaming Tea Party’s new band also played – they are called TOKATONTONS.
The Kobayashi brothers were in attendance and Sab Kobayashi DJed for most of the night plus Your New friend, smallgang, Crumbling Ghost came so it was a great party of mates and really nice to see Tim from the Windmill and the old place. Its always fun there and pretty crazy. The soundguy was jumping around to the music, going wild on the ‘On/Off’ stage light switch and No Cars sang ‘Georgie San’ after a particularly shredsome rendition of Blue Fugue. That was nice.
FU had some radio play on BBC 6 Music (Tom Robinson) and Seymour’s Xtreme East Radio show. Seymour was in John Peel favourite Miss Black America and now does his own radio show plus is in bands here.
Other news – Russ has a new bass amp and some massive distortion pedals and is playing some shows coming up solo and is on Phoenix FM. Check out his website here here
Rama has been working hard for some big magazines – check out her latest pictures here
I have a new guitar and massive distortion pedal – so the old Acoustic I’ve used for the last few years is replaced by a Purple Sparkle Jazzmaster that is fun to play.
Damnably Podcast Radio show is ‘Podcast of the Week‘ in Time Out this week! Check it out here!
Chiara and I have a new show up and below that Janice Damnably has one – lots of great new music to dig through there.
Damnably has some new releases coming out soon – check the website for details, plus some more shows coming up and tours.
FU will be playing the next couple of Damnably shows, starting with supporting Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina next Sat 27th Nov, at The Luminaire. It’s the start of the Chris and Geoff’s UK tour and the launch party for their new album The Boarder’s Door.
Following that, FU will be celebrating xmas early and Damnably’s 4th birthday on Sun 12 Dec at The Social W1 with a fine bunch including MJ Hibbett, slowgun, smallgang, plus more to be announced. Exciting stuff!
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