---------------Tuesday June 10th---------------

New arrivals! We're going record releasing crazy here at Baby Auction Towers. No sooner has the new gatefold vinyl package of Walker by NOPE arrived but we're offering pre-orders (with immediate digital download) of the debut EP by new UK Hardcore un-hopefuls Young Conservatives featuring members of Imbalance, The Horror, Voorhees, That Fucking Tank and the like. This EP is proper snappy and is in a very limited run of 300 copies. Order now to be in with a chance of getting one of the first 100 on white vinyl and/or stream below.

-----------Saturday April 19th---------------

Surprise and Happy Record Store Day! To celebrate we're taking pre-orders on our new vinyl release which is the second album by Leeds/Bradford 'supergroup' NOPE.

LOT 012
Walker

Format: 12-inch heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Band(s): Nope (Leeds/Bradford)

Release date: June 2014

Run: 500 copies (first 200 blue swirl vinyl)

Notes: Walker is the second album by Leeds/Bradford quartet NOPE, progressing the themes and aesthetic of 2012’s highly-praised debut Revision.

Featuring familiar faces from the North UK DIY/independent music scene - including Andy Abbott of That Fucking Tank, Jon Nash of Hookworms/Cowtown, and Steve Nuttall of Mucky Sailor - NOPE aim to exceed the sum of their parts with an expansive sound and vision. Nuttall and Nash’s dual drumming lays the foundation for Abbott’s relentless, cyclical riffing, which has been described with tongue in cheek as melding early Smashing Pumpkins, Neu and Status Quo. A new addition is Patrick Dowson’s second guitar, broadening the sonic pallet and freeing up the song structures to allow for more intricate melodies and a healthy dose of guitar solos.

Walker sees NOPE exploring the ground between fist-pumping alternative hard rock and hypnotic, kraut-influenced shoegaze to head banging, hip shaking effect. Framed around the 30-minute title track - which is split over two sides on the vinyl edition - Walker is a dynamic album where extended drone and ambient passages explode into violent stabs and stereo-guitar chugs, building to euphoric climaxes that recall leftfield electronica and techno. Abbott explains:

‘With this album we were able to spend a lot more time on composition. The half-hour track was commissioned by Recon festival for a collaboration with filmmaker Eoin Shea. This allowed us to approach the writing process in a more open-ended way and gave us a lot more time to experiment. We took Russell Hoban’s book Riddley Walker as a shared starting point, which also influenced the theme and look of our first album. The book has a desolate, oppressive feel but with an underlying uplifting, optimistic vibe which I hope we’ve managed to translate into the record.’

Shea also provides the artwork for the album with a set of awe-inspiring collages that wrap up the album in a gatefold sleeve, paying homage to the progressive rock and psychedelia of the 1970s that NOPE rejuvenate and advance.

Walker is a split release between Bradford’s Obscene Baby Auction and Audacious Art Experiment, two long-running DIY labels. Available in time for NOPE’s tour of the UK in June 2014. Details at www.justsaynope.co.uk.

Tracklisting

1. The Event // 2. Walker (Part One)
3. Walker (Part Two) // 4. Television Fortune

-----------Tuesday Sept 24th---------------

bit of a gig for you:

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

A Night of folk, country and rock n roll from North Alabama, USA and West Yorkshire, UK.

SERIOUS SAM BARRETT

Yorkshire-cana blazing 12 String Resonator Fingerpicker with a love of roots and blues music touring new album North Country Steed that also features..

JAMES THE FANG (of Pine Hill Haints, USA)
Guitarist and Vocalist of The Pine Hill Haints keeping the bluegrass honktytonk spirit alive with his Alabama Ghost Music.

Check it here: http://sidewalk.mpora.com/news/serious-sam-is-rwtb.html

MICHAEL CHATER
Local lad with nimble fingers playing lo-fi jazz and reggae tinged blues
https://myspace.com/mikechater

GARFUNKLE AND SIMON
Antifolk from Monty Casino and Nope man telling tales about BFC, BRI and BCL.
http://vimeo.com/31654346

THURSDAY OCTOBER 3RD. FREE ENTRY. DOORS AT 8PM.

at The Jacob (previously Jacob’s Well) 14 Kent Street, Bradford, BD1 5RL

ALSO there's a couple of additions to the digital releases section:

A new Elizabeth e.p of improvised drones acoustic fingerpicking:

And a recently rediscovered set of recordings of early Kill Yourself

Enjoy!

-----------Tuesday July 30th---------------

Happy Summer. Here's some August gigs:

Friday 23rd August

Bradford’s most luxuriant DIY club night takes a trip from the 1 in 12 Club to our sister from another mister Wharf Chambers, Leeds; shifting forward a few hours to start straight after work and accommodate the last train home. Live bands, DJs, Vegan food, cocktails and general sensory overload with performances by:

DEPAKINE CHRONO (Cz)
Czech noise-rock duo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgQ7UzNjf3E&list=PL5B5B7975A6EFFFD2

Massicot (CH)
All female post-punk troupe from Geneva with members of J’men Fous
http://massicot.bandcamp.com/

Nope
Dual drumming psychedelic alternative rock with film!
www.justsaynope.co.uk

SUPEREGO KID (cz)
Czech post rock.
http://superegokid.bandcamp.com/

Bad Body
Milton Keynes industrial performance art
http://badbody.bandcamp.com/

OSO el ROTO
French lo-fi noise eccentricity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMbMUs3hsIA

Food served from 6pm with Bare Plume DJs selecting tunes in the bar.

At Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

Friday 30th August

No Hands alternative indie disco with live music from

P for Persia
Noise Rock Electronica trio of guitar, drums and synths bringing the 8-bit rock party pleasing people who like The Advantage, DJ Scotch Egg and Three Trapped Tigers.
http://www.pforpersia.co.uk/

Speak Galactic
Animal Collective/Deerhunter-ish ambient experimental indie pop duo.
http://www.speakgalactic.com/

Garfunkle and Simon
Bradfordian Brighton-dwelling Patrick Dowson of Monty Casino/Nope/Costa and Nero alt/anti-folk offering perfect pop nuggets about Critical Theory, Bradford City Football Club, Libraries and Love.

£3 in The Studio of The New Bradford Playhouse, little Germany, Bradford. Starting at 9pm

------------Thursday June 13th---------------

This Obscene Baby Auction presents as part of HannaH Festival: http://www.hannahfestival.com/

Fawn Spots
Manic, fuzzy, lofi pop from York. For fans of No Age, Black Flag and feedback. "It’s like Lightning Bolt jamming Minor Threat riffs...and they play really loud!”
https://soundcloud.com/fawn-spots

Koala
Bradfordian female-fronted Kinsella-esque math indie with afro rhythms.
http://heyitskoala.bandcamp.com/

Unwave

Brand new Leeds based post-hardcore with mathy/prog tendencies. Their debut gig at 1 in 12 Club was amazing.
http://unwave.bandcamp.com/

8.00pm Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ. £3.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

------------Friday June 28th---------------

At Bradford Polish Club, Edmund Street.
8pm - 2am Friday June 28th

BANDS UPSTAIRS FROM 9PM £3

FREE DOWNSTAIRS WITH DJs FROM 8PM TIL 2 AM

Quack Quack
First Bradford gig in years from Krautrock-loving bass/drums/keyboard trio featuring members of Bilge Pump, Two Minute Noodles and Stu.
www.thisisquackquack.wordpress.com/about

Patchy Drizzle (USA)
All the way from New York, Zach from Ex-Models / The Seconds solo set like deconstructed My Bloody Valentine meets Journey.
www.soundcloud.com/zmochs

Splitty McCheeks
Mucky Sailor members deranged mash up of VHS tapes, improvised found object and keyboard sound scapes and odd props.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Splitty-McCheeks/91149873630

Birchall/Dobson/Kalash Trio (Manchester/Palestine)

Improv from Mancunian David Birchall, Skipton's Nick Dobson and Dirar Kalash from Palestine.

------------Friday July 5th---------------

Bare Plume: indulging senses and expanding minds on a shoestring.

The third Bare Plume event with live music performed by

That Fucking Tank
Baritone guitar and drums high octane all-rock duo from Bradford/Leeds celebrating their 10th anniversary (Gringo Records)
www.thatfuckingtank.co.uk

Ultra Demon (France)
Bass, drums and guitar trio making post/noise rock racket
http://ultrademon.free.fr/

Gerrard Bell-fife
Bradford’s finest heart-tugging alt folk.
http://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/

Bear Trubble
Debut of experimental film and music project by Hilary off of Cowtown

Plus vegan snacks, cocktails, pre-recorded music played at volume that you can dance to, etc. Across three floors.

July 5th at the 1 in 12 Club, Albion St Bradford. For members and their guests. £5 guests £4 members.

www.1in12.com

May 2013 Update

So, after our very busy March and April we're going to follow up with a massive gig as part of Bradford Threadfest on Sunday 26th May at the 1 in 12 Club where you will be able to see:

Hawk Eyes - Leeds prog metallers on Fierce Panda
Blacklisters - Noise rock on Brew Records from Leeds
Rivals - Punk rock from Futureheads members
Monster Killed by Laser - Heavy prog with Pulled Apart by Horses members
Ruby Tombs - Resurrected Bradfordian creepbeat
Junk Dealers - New industrial heaviness from Bradford
Mother Earth - Liverpudlian afro-influenced post punk
Mind Mountain - Psychedelic jams from Liverpool

at The 1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford. BD1 2LY. 4pm – 11pm. FREE

And then on Friday May 31st we're having another packed line-up for No Hands:

No Hands in association with friends Crow Versus Crow and Obscene Baby Auction bring you —

FREE Downstairs from 8pm with Regular DJs (+GUEST DJs) playing records until 2am, + Cheap Bar and Cosy Vibes + Dancing & Party Times after Bands (and whilst bands if inclined)!

£3 Upstairs for 3 Mint Bands from 9pm —
(FOR-LOVE-NOT-MONEY-WE-HAVE-COSTS-INIT!)

^^GUM TAKES TOOTH^^
Analogue electronics and drum triggers create big groove-on noise for fans of Boredoms, Lightning Bolt etc. From that London.
http://www.gumtakestooth.com

^^COWTOWN^^
Devo-ish pop post-punk trio with astounding new album 'Dudes vs Bad Dudes' in tow.
http://www.cowtown.bandcamp.com/

^^NOPE^^
Duel drum, psych-krautrocking repetitious grooves from That Fucking Tank, Hookworms and Mucky Sailor members. First Bradford gig since Beacons Festival which they'll be playing again this year.
http://www.justsaynope.co.uk/

^^JEALOUSY MOUNTAIN^^ (Germany)
Guitar and drum duo playing mathy noise-rock through a free jazz lens a la Hella and US Maple. http://www.jealousymountainduo.bandcamp.com/

at The Polish Club, Edmund St, Bradford. 8pm Doors.

Thursday June 13th

This Obscene Baby Auction presents as part of HannaH Festival

Fawn Spots

Manic, fuzzy, lofi pop. for fans of NO AGE, BLACK FLAG, and feedback. It’s like lightning bolt jamming minor threat riffs...and they play really loud!”
https://soundcloud.com/fawn-spots

Unwave
Leeds based post-hardcore with mathy/prog tendencies
http://unwave.bandcamp.com/

Plus more TBC

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

8.00pm Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ. £3.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

--------------OLD NEWS--------------

February 2013 Update

Got a couple of last-minute gig offers that were too good to let pass by so the upcoming gigs until End of April now looks like this:

Friday March 15th

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

N. Racker
Mysterious, dark and sparse soundscapes from deepest Todmorden. Members of Sam and The Plants use an array of acoustic and electronic devices, analogue synths, processed vocals and curious objects to create an alternative, bit-scary universe. Their album Flock Toxicant was release by Andy Votel’s label Pre-Cert Home Entertainment last year. This will be a rare appearance not to be missed.
http://www.nracker.co.uk/


Trans/Human

Well-travelled and respected avant-techno from Sheffield/Newcastle. Excellent humans processing sounds from proper instruments like guitars and drums to create noises that will move your body and tickle your mind. Past performances have involved collaborations with blood-letting performance artists and lots of strobe lights. For this tour Adam and Luke will be collecting sounds during the day from around the local area that will then be used in the performance.
http://www.theaudaciousartexperiment.com/trans-human/

Ap Martlet
Debut performance from one half of experimental improv duo Hagman doing treated silence constructed from homemade electronics and acoustics. Free Midwich recently had the following to say - "I remain amazed that Dave just sneaks these modest masterworks of electrical wrenching and tweaking onto Soundcloud. If I ever came up with stuff as good as this then I would organise a parade with elephants in feathered headdresses".
http://soundcloud.com/ap-martlet

at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd, Bradford. 8pm. £5 in.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

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Thursday 21st March, 2013

This Obscene Baby Wildlife presents

Papaye
French trio of faces familiar to those that have seen Pneu, Room 204 and Komandant Cobra. Think deconstructed, mathed-up indie a la Battles, Deerhoof, US Maple.
http://www.friendlypapaye.com/

Cattle
Three piece noise-rocksters doing a dirty bass, drums and vocals take on Melvins, Big Business, Am Rep type stuff.
http://cattle.bandcamp.com/

NOPE
Double drums repetitive psyched alternative rock from That Fucking Tank, Mucky Sailor, Hookworms and Cowtown men,
http://www.justsaynope.co.uk/

at Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. LS2 7EQ. 8pm start. £5 in.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk
http://www.britishwildlife.info/

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Friday 29th March 2013

The Polish Club, Edmund Street, Bradford BD5

FREE Downstairs from 8pm. Read the new zine.. As well as the usual cheap bar there is now REAL ALE on tap!

Rotating DJs + Dancing until 2am

2 x Bands JUST £2 DONATION for expenses.
Upstairs from 9pm

HIMSELF
Eccentric progressive rock reminiscent of Wetton era
King Crimson from Yorkshire. Listen to their mint 'Selfless’ EP here:
www.himself.bandcamp.com

KOALA

Young Bradfordians with fast flowing guitar riffs + playful lyrics, twirled around tuneful bass and hard hitting drums.
https://www.facebook.com/Koala.uk

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Friday April 5

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

Cath and Phil Tyler
Newcastle folk duo make a long-awaited appearance in Bradford. Legends in their hometown Cath and Phil play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle.
http://cathandphiltyler.bandcamp.com/

Stephanie Hladowski and C. Joynes
Last year Bradford’s most stunning voice Stephanie Hladowski and Cambridge-based guitarist C. Joynes teamed up to make an album of traditional folk songs for Bo’Weavil recordings called The Wild Wild Berry. This gig will see them performing songs from the fast-becoming classic described on Boomkat as ‘superb and timeless’ and a record that has drawn attention to Steph as ‘folk singer of the year’.
soundcloud.com/experimedia/c-joynes-stephanie-hladowski

In the café of the 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. 8pm. For members and their guests £5/£4 members/guests.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

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Tuesday April 9th

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

Jooklo Duo
Free Jazz duo from Italy made of Virginia Genta (sax) and David Vanzan (drums) absolutely blazing it in the best way possible. Loved by Henry Rollins and Wire magazine alike, their endless pursuit of spiritual redemption through free music has resulted in a huge strew of releases; collaborations with notable characters including Merce Cunningham, Chris Corsano, Sonic Youth, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and gigs, tours and residencies all over the world. Come see them create the good energy for Bradford.
http://jooklo.altervista.org/

Bennett/Murray/Vulliamy
The musical answer to the question; what should be done if three of the finest and most affable improvising musicians in the UK happen to all live in Bradford? A joyous collaboration of double bass, viola/vocals and trombone making it up in short bursts that are sad, energetic, unnerving, funny and intuitively composed. Seth has played in a ton of bands and groups from the DIY punk scene through to 7 Hertz, McWatt and countless Jazz projects. Aby and George were both members of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra.
http://youtu.be/HKcsmfVGWtE

Matthew Bourne and Kit Downes
Matthew Bourne’s record topped Stewart Lees Best of 2012 List for The Sunday Times. He has been spotted in Delius Centre before tinkling the ivories for the Almost-Well-Tuned-Piano event and exploring the range of the organ when Trembling Bells came to town. For this event he will be joined by equally acclaimed Jazz pianist Kit Downes who Timeout described as ‘One of the finest pianists of his generation’, for a twin attack on the senses!
http://matthewbourne.com/
http://www.kitdownes.com/

at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd, Bradford. 8pm. £5 in.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

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Friday April 12th

Bare Plume

Friday night mid-month party-times with food, cocktails and live bands from the people that also brought you This Obscene Baby Auction, No Hands, Popsy Promotions, Black Dogs and a hundred other weird and wonderful nights expanding minds and indulging the senses on a shoestring.

Expect danceable tunes of all the sorts of music from the entire of history, high class cocktails in the cafe, cheap booze from the members bar, ambient and avant noises in the library, pumping dance bands and DJs in the gig room, and kicking it off with wholesome but mega-tasty spicy Vegan food to ensure you’ve got the fuel for the long-haul.

Live Music from

Galaxians (Leeds)
Leeds’ drums and synth duo playing classic disco house that’ll transport you to the coolest warehouses and clubs of 70s and 80s NYC. Currently drawing a lot of attention from the big lads, expect them to be blasting into the cosmos anytime soon so get a boogie in the intimate settings of the 1 in 12 whilst you can.
http://galaxians.bandcamp.com/

TG Gondard (France)
Melancholi, lo-fi electro grooves or RnB music for a post-apocalyptic spaced-out urbanity with releases on Not Not Fun Records.
http://www.tggondard.com/

Gael Moissonnier (France)
Touring with TG Gondard Gael performs synth, tape and vocal experiments. He has collaborated with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Chora, Julien Louvet and promoted at the legendary Grrnd Zero in Lyon for the last few years.
http://gael.moissonnier.free.fr/

Things kick off in the café at 8pm. £5/£4 members for club night and bands. Selection of vegan food available from £3 until it runs out. Selection of Cocktails at £4 until they run out. For members and their guests. 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford.

February 2013

Sorry for the lack of updates this year. We had a cracking end to 2012 with a rammed gig at 1 in 12 Club but it's been a bit quieter in January whilst I've been away in Istanbul. Two great gigs coming up soon though. See below for details. Also, remember to check out the OBA bandcamp as there's a few fresh digital-only releases on there, both new and from the crusty archives. Go to http://obscenebabyauction.bandcamp.com/ to see.

Friday, February 22, 2013

AT THE POLISH CLUB, EDMUND STREET, BRADFORD 8pm til 2am.

FREE DOWNSTAIRS + FREE ZINE + DJS + CHEAP BAR FROM 8PM!

BANDS UPSTAIRS FROM 9PM £3
from This Obscene Baby Auction
http://obscenebabyauction.co.uk/

•••SILENT FRONT•••
From london. Stalwarts of the noise rock DIY underground. Think Unsane, Shellac, Dazzling Killmen. Handsome powerful rockers. http://www.silentfront.bandcamp.com/

•••DEATH PEDALS•••
On tour with Silent Front and offering more ear-buggering high octane noise rockings. http://www.deathpedals.bandcamp.com/

Then DJs Playing sweet sounds to dance to until 2am.

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This Obscene Baby Wildlife presents

Thursday 21st March, 2013

Papaye
French trio of faces familiar to those that have seen Pneu, Room 204 and Komandant Cobra. Think deconstructed, mathed-up indie a la Battles, Deerhoof, US Maple.
http://www.friendlypapaye.com/

Cattle
Three piece noise-rocksters doing a dirty bass, drums and vocals take on Melvins, Big Business, Am Rep type stuff.
http://cattle.bandcamp.com/

NOPE
Double drums repetitive psyched alternative rock from That Fucking Tank, Mucky Sailor, Hookworms and Cowtown men,
http://www.justsaynope.co.uk/

at Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. LS2 7EQ. 8pm start. £5 in.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk
http://www.britishwildlife.info/

November 2012
Upcoming Baby Auction gigs including one in Leeds!

FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2012

at 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. £3 for bands.

>>LIVE MUSIC FROM 9pm<<

>>Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura<<
Multi-guitar improv rock from Manchester
http://desmadradossoldadosdeventura.bandcamp.com/

>>Blood Sport<<
Psych afrobeat noise rock from Sheffield
http://bloodsportband.tumblr.com/

>>Champion Lover<<
Exciting neu Mancunian Kraut noise
http://championlover.bandcamp.com/

PLUS Girl & Boy DJ's playing tunes to get you rug shufflin' til the wee hours! For members and their guests.

----and then ----

Friday 14th December

This Obscene Baby Auction and Popsy Promotions presents

Trembling Bells
Glaswegian psych-folk-rock beloved of Marc Riley, Bonnie Prince Billie and The Guardian on Honest Jons Records
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trembling_Bells

That Fucking Tank
Instrumental noise/classic rock mash-up duo of baritone guitar and drums from Bradford/Leeds on Gringo Records
http://thatfuckingtank.co.uk/

Wooderson
Sheffield/London Fugazi-loving foursome with cracking debut on Bombed Out Records
http://wooderson.bandcamp.com/

Matthew Bourne
Leaf Label piano legend will provide musical interludes on the organ.
http://matthewbourne.com/

At the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton rd, Bradford.

8pm – 11pm. £5 in.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

September 2012
Upcoming Baby Auction gigs including one in Leeds!

Thursday 27th September

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

The Horse Loom
Newcastle’s Steve Malley of Crane/The Unit Ama plays jawdropping fingerpicked acoustic folk songs a la Graham/Jansch touring his album out on Low Point.
http://www.myspace.com/horseloom

Cath and Phil Tyler

Critically acclaimed contemporary folk duo from Newcastle.
http://www.myspace.com/cptyl

Dean McPhee
Luscious ambient solo electric guitar songscapes straight outta Bingley.
http://www.deanmcphee.com/

Aby Vulliamy
Glasgow-based viola player as seen in Nalle, The One Ensemble etc.
http://www.nadfly.com/abyp.php

Downstairs at The Sparrow, North Parade, Bradford. Limited seating space available. £5 suggested donations. Starts at 8pm.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

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Thursday 11th October

This Obscene Baby Auction and The Grub present

Hysterical Injury

Bath-based Sister/Brother duo of Lightning Boltish bass and classic Riot Grrl tunery touring their album Dead Wolf Situation.
http://thehystericalinjury.co.uk/

The Horn The Hunt
Leeds alternative power pop four piece with Clare Carter's big voice pulling the ropes. Currently playing songs from their rockier forthcoming album. Now sounds like a disco ball in a desert.
http://thehornthehunt.com/

Cowtown
Leeds alt pop rock institution guitar, drums, synth trio incapable of not delivering. Maybe they’ll have a new album too?
http://cowtown.bandcamp.com/

At Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. Doors at 8pm with strict 11pm curfew so get there early. £5.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

--------------OLD NEWS--------------

August 2012

Cheers to everyone who came out to the GOBA2012. Audio recordings coming soon. Couple of August gigs for you:

Friday 17th August 2012

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

That Fucking Tank
Classic/Noise rock instrumental baritone guitar and drums duo established in 2003 and touring their third full-length album TFT available now on Gringo records.
http://www.thatfuckingtank.co.uk/

Guns Or Knives
Solo set by Stef Ketteringham of Shield Your Eyes/Brass. Raw, loosely structured blues songs, now with added bass drum. Album on Function records.
http://www.gunsorknives.info/

Gerrard Bell-Fife
Astounding Bradford resident singer-songwriter in a Smog/Will Oldham/The National vein with a belting set of pipes.
http://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/

at The 1 in 12 Club, Bradford. Doors at 8pm. Finishes in time for last trains to Leeds. For members and guests of 1 in 12 Club. £5 guests/£4 members.

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Friday 31st August 2012

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

Blood Sport
Funkish afrobeaty indie rock a la Golden from Sheffield
http://bloodsportband.tumblr.com/

Sounds of Swami
Pop infused Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu-ish 90's post-hardcore vibes from Keighley
http://soundcloud.com/soundsofswami

at The Polish Club, Bradford. Doors at 8pm. Free. £2 entry. As part of No Hands Indie Disco.

June 2012 Part 3

Following on from the great fun of last year’s ’10 year anniversary’ the last weekend of July will see the return of the Grand Obscene Baby Auction, this time spread with bonus acoustic day on Sunday at The Sparrow. Keep checking back for more details.



Friday 27th July

Galaxians
Dancing music drum/synth duo in an early 80’s New York vein from Leeds
http://soundcloud.com/galaxians

Monster Killed By Laser

Long awaited return of ‘classic line-up’ Leeds/Wakefield Melvins-lovers
http://www.myspace.com/monsterkilledbylaser

Trans/Human

Sheffield technoise from Audacious Experimenters
http://www.theaudaciousartexperiment.com/trans-human/

Runners

Leeds analogue synth kraut-vibes
http://longdistancerunners.wordpress.com/
http://longdistancerunners.wordpress.com/

At The Polish Club, Edmund St, Bradford. As part of No Hands indie disco. £4 entry upstairs. 8pm - 12am.

Saturday 28th July

Hookworms
Leeds’ most on-it psych-rock quintet on Gringo Records
http://parasiticnematode.blogspot.co.uk/

Fathoms
Classic-rock and stoner metal from Newcastle fronted by Nathalie of Lake Me
http://www.facebook.com/fathomsnewcastle

Zoëtrøpe
All-girl dark sparse no wave from London
http://www.facebook.com/Zoetropeband

Beards

Leeds 6 three-piece skronk a la Minutemen, ESG, Bilge Pump
http://www.myspace.com/beards2000

Wooderson
Trail Of Dead, Sonic Youth, Fugaziness from the City of Steel with new album
http://wooderson.bandcamp.com/

Cut Yourself in Half
Bradfordian Led Zep/Helmet-y riffers on NHS records
http://soundcloud.com/cutyourselfinhalf

Nope

Double-drums Leeds/Bradford krautrocking foursome
http://www.justsaynope.co.uk/

At the 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. For members and their Guests. £10 guests/£8 members. 5pm - 12am.

Sunday 29th July

Acoustic afternoon in The Sparrow, North Parade hosted by Chris Hladowski.

Richard Dawson
Newcastle’s best kept secret avant-folk songman.
http://www.richarddawson.net/

Nathalie Stern
Former Lake Me singer does solo acoustic guitar and loops songs
http://www.nathaliestern.com/

The Family Elan w/ Stephanie Hladowski
Special set from Bradford's esteemed acid folksters
http://thefamilyelan.com/

Rob Holden
Shipley based rough diamond acoustic country folk blues
http://www.reverbnation.com/robholdensmusicpage

Aby Vulliamy
Glasgow-based viola player as seen in Nalle, The One Ensemble etc.
http://www.nadfly.com/abyp.php

At The Sparrow, North Parade, Bradford. Free Entry with donations gratefully accepted. 4pm - 8pm.

June 2012 Part 2

Details on the next OBA gig..

Wednesday June 27th, 2012

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

That Fucking Tank
Classic/noise rock mash-up duo from Bradford/Leeds play tracks from latest album TFT on Gringo Records.
http://thatfuckingtank.co.uk/

Le Cercle des Mallissimalistes
French creepy PIL-ish post punk quartet featuring Api Uiz members.
http://vimeo.com/30185174

The Family Elan
Bradfordian stomping globally-influenced acid folk rock trio.
http://thefamilyelan.com/

At the 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. For members and their guests. £5 guests/£4 members. Doors at 8pm. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

June 2012
The debut album Revision by NOPE has landed. And it looks fit:

There's only 300 of these bad boys. Order your copy now and be in with a chance of getting the limited edition red swirled vinyl edition:

Also expect some details on nice gigs coming soon including Le Cercle des Mallissimalistes at 1 in 12 Club on June 27th and The Grand Obscene Baby auction 2012 July 27 - 29.


May 2012

Really happy to be putting together a line-up of all-ace bands as part of Bradford Threadfest and it will be FREE! Come along..

Saturday 26th May, 2012

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

Gum Takes Tooth - London analogue noise and dual-drums in a Load records style
http://www.facebook.com/gumtakestooth

Black Moth
– Sabbath/Coven rock outs from Leeds on New Heavy Sounds
http://blackmothband.co.uk/

Trio VD – MOJO’s jazzers of the year high-octane mentalism from Leeds
http://triovd.com/

The Family Elan
- Bradford's masterful psychedelic folk trio
http://thefamilyelan.com/

Gerrard Bell-Fife – Smog/Daniel Johnston-esque singer songwriter from Bradford
http://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/

at 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. For members and their guests. 8pm – 12am. Free entry.

Part of Bradford Threadfest www.bradfordthreadfest.com supported by University of Bradford.

April 2012

Big Baby Auction news - there's a new vinyl on the way. This one is by psychedelic krautrocker's NOPE - a band featuring Andy from That Fucking Tank, Nash from Cowtown/Runners, Steve from Mucky Sailor and Patrick of Garfunkle and Simon infamy. Pre-order 'Revision' now to be in with a chance of the super limited coloured vinyl version and get immediate download. Shipping in June 2012. Released by Obscene Baby Auction Records and The Audacious Art Experiment.

Also, next baby auction gig will be as part of April's No Hands

Friday, April 27, 2012.

<< BARBEROS >>
Drum-heavy genre mashing party noise from Liverpudlian Stig Noise and a.p.p.a.t.t associates.
http://www.barberos.blogspot.co.uk/

<< DO MISS AMERICA >>
Bright new things making Bradford-Americana blues
http://www.facebook.com/domissamerica

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.
At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.
8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.
Free Entry with £3 donations for bands.

March 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out to the various OBA and related gigs of the last few months and to the bands who have played them. Sunflare, the acoustic Vialka set and Humanfly were particular highlights. It's also good to see a lot more stuff happening in Bradford at the mo (in the form of lots more gigs at 1 in 12 Club and elsewhere, as well as the excellent HowDo mag) and some exciting new happenings in Leeds (in the form of the opening of co-operatively run venue Wharf Chambers). Things appear to be on the turn; it must be spring!

Andy is organising a few things through Bradford Uni including an 'Immersion and Duration' event that involves a 12-hour performance from Seth Cooke followed by sets from Inca Eyeball and Michael Flower on Friday March 23rd. Details are here.

Just one OBA gig to mention at the moment though which is:

Friday March 30th
This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Nope
Repetitious, immersive psychedelic krautrock from That Fucking Tank, Mucky Sailor, Runners peeps with double drums.
http://justsaynope.co,uk

Guns or Knives

Stef from Shield Your Eyes does solo blues set proving he is the underground rock scene’s Rory Gallagher.
http://www.gunsorknives.info/

Gerrard Bell-fife
Lo-fi Nottingham-based acoustic folk with an Americana twinge
http://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.
At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.
8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.
Free Entry with £3 donations for bands.

That Fucking tank's album TFT got a proper release on March 12th through Gringo Records. Plans are brewing for another OBA limited vinyl release of TFT-related band Nope, but more details on that as they solidify.

January 2012

Happy New Year to all. Cheers to those that came along to the OBA/No Hands 'riff sandwich' event on NYEE, it was a great way to end a busy year of Bradford-based gigs and great to see so many people out. Continuing in that spirit there are a number of gigs coming up, including a couple at the most excellent 1 in 12 Club and some that Andy is organising as part of his role as 'Fellow in Music' at Bradford University including Runners on Jan 27th at The Polish Club and Vialka at the 1 in 12 Club on 16th February. Details of the OBA gigs will be posted on here but if you want to know more about the others and what's going on in the city Andy has a blog at http://bradfordmusicchap.tumblr.com/. Hope to see you out and about!

Sunflare
Gigantes
Azores


Pete Simonelli (USA)
Insect Ark (USA)
Bilge Pump
Black Octagon

Friday February 24th
This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Humanfly
Tasteful and progressive Heavy (post) Metal from Leeds. Sabbath, Floyd, Khanate.
http://humanfly.bandcamp.com/

Magnapinna
Repetitious precise complirockings in a Shellac and Karate style from Leeds
http://magnapinna.bandcamp.com/

BAR
Experimental doomy drone rock from Bradford via Latvia.
http://bestamongruins.bandcamp.com/

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.
At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.
8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.
Free Entry with £3 donations for bands.

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December 2011

Thanks to everyone who bought and ordered the That Fucking Tank 'TFT' vinyl. We have shifted most of them but you can still buy copies at gigs. If you want a CD/Digital version of the record Gringo Records is the place to go.

The last OBA gig of 2011 will be as part of No Hands on New Years Eve EVE! Hope to see those that can make it there:

Friday 30th December from 8pm

A New Years eve EVE night of Bradfordian Riffs;

>> THAT FUCKING TANK <<
thatfuckingtank.co.uk
Instrumental noise-rock duo back from euro tour armed with new album 'TFT'.

>> DOLPHINS <<
http://dolphins-music.bandcamp.com/
Big noise melodic riffing in a helmet/am-rep vein.

>> CUT YOURSELF IN HALF <<
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cut-Your ... 8449923135
Led Zep inspired riffers a la Soundgarden, FOTL, PABH.

>> MOTHER/DESTROYER <<
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MotherDe ... 3170835364
Ex-Jon jones riff-mongers.

4 BANDS
DJs / VISUALS
SNACKS
DANCING
CHEAP BAR
FREE ZINE!

£2 suggested donation entry for bands upstairs, get down early!

at The Polish Club, Edmund St, Bradford.

http://www.facebook.com/events/148655698570115/

November 2011

The new That Fucking Tank album is due back from the pressing plant in the middle of this month just in time for Tank's European tour with Guns or Knives. Full details at www.thatfuckingtank.co.uk

NOVEMBER

Weds 30th – London, Old Blue Last w/ Hired Muscle

DECEMBER

Thurs 1st – Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Fri 2nd – Mons, Le Bateau Ivre
Sat 3rd – Freiburg, KTS
Sun 4th – Milan, Cascina Torchiera
Mon 5th – Bologna, XM24
Tues 6th – Ljubljiana, Menza, Metalkova
Weds 7th – Prague, Final Club
Thurs 8th – CeskÈ Budovice, Velbloud Club
Friday 9th – Halle, Reil78
Sat 10th – Antwerp, Envers-Swa
Sun 11th – Canterbury, The Beercart
Mon 12th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/ Hot Snakes

Before that though there will be the usual Baby Auction live bandness element to No Hands at The Polish Club this month with a distinctly outer-limits vibe..

Friday November 25th

This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Peter J Taylor Guitar Orchestra
Glenn Branca/Sonic Youth style composed and conducted improv for drums and multiple guitars by ex-Action Beat man from Milton Keynes. Played all over the world but debut appearance in Bradford.
http://peterjamestaylor.com/

The Hobbes Fanclub

Debut performance by recognisable Bradford faces doing already internationally acclaimed C86 style indie pop. Ex Ruby Tombs, current No Hands-ers.
http://www.myspace.com/thehobbesfanclub

Deas and Denton

Sheffield-based experimental guitar duo. Drones, textures, noise a la Throbbing Gristle, Basic Channel, La Monte Young.
http://soundcloud.com/camdeas/deas-denton-inferno-side-b

Sounding

More experimental noise emerging from Sheffield this time of an electronic bent with projections. Ben Moon of Forest Creature solo doings.
http://soundcloud.com/sounding-1

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

September 2011 Part 3

As threatened Obscene Baby Auction Records is resurrected! Our first release of the decade is the new album by That Fucking Tank, TFT, of which we will be releasing the initial run on vinyl.

Gringo Records will be taking care of the official and mainstream shop release later in the year.

Go to OBA bandcamp page where you can also have a sneaky listen if you want to hear it before buying.

That Fucking Tank - TFT

Format: 12-inch vinyl (first 100 white vinyl)

Release date: December 2011

Run: 300 copies

Notes: TFT is the third album by Bradford-based instrumental two-piece That Fucking Tank, following 2009’s Tanknology; a record that became a favourite amongst the DIY and noise-rock underground in UK and Europe. TFT sees Andy and James deliver a similarly substantial amount of riffs, hooks and grooves via their chosen tools of baritone guitar (played through and switched between multiple guitar and bass amplifiers) and drums (stripped to the bare essentials i.e without toms) but with a much-expanded palette in terms of style, influence and mood.

TFT acts as a concept album of sorts. Confidently in control of their instruments and having honed the sound that has secured their reputation as one of the UK’s most invigorating live acts, Tank are able to revisit and pull together influences that reflect both their broad taste and the fact that they have been playing together in one form or another since the age of eleven. Recorded in the year when these two friends reached thirty, TFT is a musical review of the journey they have embarked on for the last twenty years.

Rob Whiteley is back at the helm as engineer, having now worked with Andy and James for close to ten years. This sustained relationship has led him to develop a unique recording technique that captures the rawness and energy of Tank’s performances (tracks are performed live in the studio with little or no overdubs) whilst creating layers of sound that translate the volume of a Tank gig as closely as possible. The result is an album of unprecedented depth and colour, for a ‘noise-rock’ duo at least, that moves across different spaces and atmospheres whilst retaining a consistency that represents the ‘minimal/maximal’ approach of the band well.

In keeping with the autobiographical nature of the album Andy and James have decided to release the initial pressing of this record through their resurrected label Obscene Baby Auction; putting the DIY ethics of the band into practice. A final important nod comes in the form of the packaging and liner notes that consciously echo Crass. Although it may be difficult for first-time listeners to make links between Tank and the anarcho-punk scene stylistically or aesthetically, an ethical and political affinity exists; Tank do their best to demonstrate that good music need not be the product of a careerist or cynically professional approach - it can just as likely come from friends having a good time together.

Tracklisting:

1. TFT // 2. Wonderful World Of // 3. Car On Fire // 4. Lomond // 5. Nailbomb //
6. NWONWOBHM // 7. Acid Jam // 8. D8 // 9. Threads // 10. End (Of Wonderful World)

We have sold out of Baby Auction mailorders but you can still buy vinyl versions from Norman Records and read a bloody nice review HERE.

September 2011 Pt 2

Here's the next couple of Baby Auction gigs

Friday September 30th

A powerful OBA / NO HANDS this month..

Early arrivals come read a FREE ZINE and chill out to some tasty vinyl records.. bands start upstairs at 9pm.

BLACKLISTERS
Leeds lads doing big noise rock like Jesus Lizard. Big faves at this year’s Leeds fest.
http://blacklisters.co.uk/

GARFUNKEL & SIMON
Bradford’s Golden Boy returns from Brighton to enlighten with astute, funny anti-folk.
http://www.myspace.com/artcomesfirst

CUT YOURSELF IN HALF
Sabbath/QOTSA riffing including ex-Jon Jones and The Beatniks Movement peeps.
http://www.myspace.com/cutyourselfinhalf

2 floors of music, DJs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

and then...



Sunday October 9th

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

A night of filthy garage, punk and boogie with

Cut (Italy)
No bass Touch and Go style riffed-up garage a la Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
www.soundofcut.com

Rent Boys
Nicely dressed lads make Vice-loved overdriven Stooges or Coachwhips racket.
http://www.myspace.com/rentboysleeds

Jimmy Islip
Magnificent lad plays acoustic punk numbers a la Bragg and the Boss.
http://jimmyislip.bandcamp.com/

Brass
Progressive classic boogie from Shield Your Eyes, That Fucking Tank, Spy vs Spy men.
http://gnatsclitrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/get-together-two

at The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. For members and their guests. £5 guests/£4 members. Sunday October 9th. Starts at 8pm. Finishes in time for last trains back to Leeds.

September 2011

Just had some late additions to the Pneu gig on 14th September now making it totally unmissable!

Wednesday 14th September

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

Pneu
French guitar and drums duo Pneu return to the UK for a handful of dates. Think Hella and Lightning Bolt with a dash of Motorhead. Loud and rocking with good use of double-bass drum.
http://pneu.bandcamp.com/


Shield Your Eyes

The UK underground’s greatest live band return playing tracks from their new and best album. Rory Gallagher, Venetian Snares and Weather Report influenced max-octane progressive blues.
http://www.shieldyoureyes.com/

NOPE!
Members of That Fucking Tank, Cowtown and Mucky Sailor getting psychedelic with the chug and two drummers. Neu!, Stereolab and Smashing Pumpkins tinged repeato-rock.
http://www.justsaynope.com/

Wednesday 14th September. At The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford. For club members and their guests (sign in on the door). £5 guests/£4 members. Starts at 7.30pm sharp. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

Facebook event is here FB Event

* Sorry to anyone who was coming along to see My Disco and PTTRNS. This gig is back to a three band bill due to some disagreements over rider and tech requirements.

August 2011 Part 2

Just a mid-month update to say that Obscene Baby Auction will be releasing the initial pressing of the new That Fucking Tank album which was recorded last week and should be out by end of September or October. Exciting stuff.

Also, as well as the gig as part of No Hands with The Family Elan, Brass and No Guts on 26th Of August at The Polish Club (see details below), there's also going to be a total boomer at the 1 in 12 that you ought to put in your diaries as soon as poss. Here are the particulars:

Wednesday 14th September

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

Pneu

French guitar and drums duo Pneu return to the UK for a handful of dates. Think Hella and Lightning Bolt with a dash of Motorhead. Loud and rocking with good use of double-bass drum.
http://pneu.bandcamp.com/

Shield Your Eyes
The UK underground’s greatest live band return playing tracks from their new and best album. Rory Gallagher, Venetian Snares and Weather Report influenced max-octane progressive blues.
http://www.shieldyoureyes.com/

NOPE!
Members of That Fucking Tank, Cowtown and Mucky Sailor getting psychedelic with the chug and two drummers. Neu!, Stereolab and Smashing Pumpkins tinged repeato-rock.
http://www.justsaynope.com/

At The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford.
For club members and their guests (sign in on the door).

£5 guests/£4 members. Starts at 8pm. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

August 2011 Part 1

Big thank-yous all round to everyone involved in The Grand Obscene Baby Auction and to those who attended. It was a couple of cracking days with supersede-ary sets by all. Big ta to the bar collective of the 1 in 12 too and the excellent 'Meals to an End' Cafe upstairs.

Next month we're back to usual OBA at No Hands which means bands with less travel expenses and as such free or donation entry. It might be worth a reminder here though that if you are able to cough up the price of a drink towards the bands then in the future more varied and exciting bands can play.

As a general rule door prices at OBA events are kept as cheap as humanly possible and are worked out on the basis that everyone who attends pays in. We don't have a guestlist as that would mean the door price would have to be higher for everyone else. By being willing to pay in you share the costs and keep it affordable for everyone.

Friday August 26th

This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

The Family Elan

Bradford-based psychedelic Eastern European folk jams to please Wire-readers and bargain-lager drinkers alike. Reasonably recently returned from Euro-tour.
http://www.myspace.com/familyelan

No Guts
Sludge punk in a Flipper, Butthole Surfers or Pissed Jeans manner from Leeds. Members of Broken Arm, Monster Killed by Laser, Gruel, Uprights, Vibracathedral Orchestra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBdPzxCqsYk

Brass
Debut gig for new boogying power trio featuring members of Shield Your Eyes, Spy vs Spy and That Fucking Tank. Think late Led Zep, early Thin Lizzy, mid Black Sabbath.

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

Also James is organising and playing a gig at The Countess of Rosse in Saltaire, it's a nice pub worth supporting and is free entry with top musics to boot.

Thursday August 11th

W.Y.S.A.S. & OBSCENE BABY AUCTION PRESENT

CORY BRANAN

Amazing singer / guitar player from Mississippi, USA. FFO Steve Earle, Ryan Adams. One of the best live performers I have seen in the last year or two and top lad to boot.

SAM RUSSO

Introspective country and folk singer / songwriter from Cambridge, UK. Shortly will be featuring on a split record with Chuck Ragan! First time in Shipley for Sam, he will love the ale scene.

JIMMY ISLIP

Punk and folk via acoustic guitar and mandolin. Gets compared to Billy Bragg a lot but I think more Macgowan! Also will be on the split record with Sam and Chuck.

8PM / THE COUNTESS OF ROSSE / SHIPLEY / BRADFORD
FREE ENTRY / 11/08/2011

62 Bingley Road
Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 4SD
01274 597 231

WILL FINISH IN TIME FOR THE LAST TRAIN TO LEEDS / BRADFORD

July 2011

Cheers to all that came out to the last No Hands, it was a top night. Next one will be July 29th as part of the Grand Obscene Baby auction which has shaped up nicely. Details below! Hope to see you there.

The Grand Obscene Baby Auction 2011

A DIY music event spread over two days and venues in Bradford featuring

On Friday 29th July
at The Polish Club, Edmund St as part of No Hands club night

Hot Club de Paris – Catchy intelli-pop rockings straight out of Liverpool
Wooderson – Trail of Dead, Fugazi style post-punk from Sheffield
Hookworms - repetitious psyche-rock in a Spacemen 3 vibe from Leeds
Crows - Dublin based bleak hardcore

Plus DJs, snacks, cheap drinks, general No Hands fun. Starts 8pm. £5 in.

On Saturday 30th July
at 1 in 12 Club, Albion St

Runners – Pure analogue synth and drums Krautrock from Leeds
Cleckhuddersfax – Progressive skronk from London-based Rush heads
That Fucking Tank – Saltaire-based riff-blending instrumental noise-rock duo
Coal Train – Sunderland’s finest song-based indie rock (ex This Aint Vegas)
Silent Front – Noise-rock in an Unsane, Dazzling Killmen heavy vein from London
Shield Your Eyes – London’s best exponents of modern amped-up progressive blues
Dolphins – Bradford Helmet, Am Rep and Soundgarden inspired big noise melody trio
Dean McPhee - Bingley man makes solo guitar reverb landscapes like late Fahey
Spin Spin the Dogs – Zappa, The Fall style eccentric punk emerging from Nottingham
Etai Keshiki – Leeds anarcho noise-core a la late-Black Flag or Flying Luttenbachers

Plus DJs, Café food, table football, films, cheap Sam Smiths booze etc. For members and their guests. Starts at 3pm. £10 guests /£8 members in.

Go to both gigs for just £12 (£10 if 1 in 12 member!). All profits to No Hands PA fund and 1 in 12 Club. At both gigs bands will finish in time for last train back to Leeds.

Obscene Baby Auction is a DIY gig and record collective formed in 2001 in Leeds and now based in Bradford. 2011 will mark 10 years of supporting, promoting and documenting music played for love not money in an effort to produce fairer, more inclusive and more enjoyable alternatives to the market-led music industry.

Click for Facebook Event Page.

June 11 Part 2

Big newsings here at Baby Auction Towers. First, this month's No Hands promises to be a total banger what with line-up being as follows:

Friday June 24th

This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Buen Chico
Zane Lowe endorsed singalong indie-pop from Leeds in an Arctic Monkeys, Hot Club de Paris, Supergrass vein.
http://www.myspace.com/buenchico

Beards
Leeds 6 greats pumping out ESG, Erase Errata, Minutemen style disco’d-up skronk.
http://www.myspace.com/beards2000

Mucky Sailor
Seriously monged synth and drum duo from Baildon and Leeds making catchy danceable ear massacre.
http://www.myspace.com/muckysailor

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

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Second and equally if not more exciting is the announcement of THE GRAND OBSCENE BABY AUCTION. A two-gig event happening in Bradford on last weekend of July to celebrate 10 years of baby auctioning and as a fund-raiser for a number of DIY musical causes. Put it in your diaries now. Details are below.

The Grand Obscene Baby Auction 2011

A DIY music event spread over two days and venues in Bradford featuring

On Friday 29th July
at The Polish Club, Edmund St as part of No Hands club night

Hot Club de Paris – Catchy intelli-pop rockings straight out of Liverpool
Wooderson – Trail of Dead, Fugazi style post-punk from Sheffield
Hookworms - repetitious psyche-rock in a Spacemen 3 vibe from Leeds.

Plus DJs, snacks, cheap drinks, general No Hands fun. Starts 8pm. £5 in.

On Saturday 30th July
at 1 in 12 Club, Albion St

Runners – Pure analogue synth and drums Krautrock from Leeds
Cleckhuddersfax – Progressive skronk from London-based Rush heads
That Fucking Tank – Saltaire-based riff-blending instrumental noise-rock duo
Coal Train – Sunderland’s finest song-based indie rock (ex This Aint Vegas)
Silent Front – Noise-rock in an Unsane, Dazzling Killmen heavy vein from London
Shield Your Eyes – London’s best exponents of modern amped-up progressive blues
Dolphins – Bradford Helmet, Am Rep and Soundgarden inspired big noise melody trio
Dean McPhee - Bingley man makes solo guitar reverb landscapes like late Fahey
Spin Spin the Dogs – Zappa, The Fall style eccentric punk emerging from Nottingham
Etai Keshiki – Leeds anarcho noise-core a la late-Black Flag or Flying Luttenbachers

Plus DJs, Café food, table football, films, cheap Sam Smiths booze etc. For members and their guests. Starts at 3pm. £10 guests /£8 members in.

Go to both gigs for just £12 (£10 if 1 in 12 member!). All profits to No Hands PA fund and 1 in 12 Club. At both gigs bands will finish in time for last train back to Leeds.

Obscene Baby Auction is a DIY gig and record collective formed in 2001 in Leeds and now based in Bradford. 2011 will mark 10 years of supporting, promoting and documenting music played for love not money in an effort to produce fairer, more inclusive and more enjoyable alternatives to the market-led music industry.

Click for Facebook Event Page.

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Last, for those that haven't had an explore in a while I've added a Digital Releases section that hosts downloadable E.P's and albums of material that either never saw the light of day or is simply more appropriately shared for free. This includes the long lost Kill Yourself album and Real Fucky Fucky E.P as well as Nope's Tour CD and some Elizabeth stuff. Enjoy!

I've also done a quick update to the 'A History' section as it was feeling a little short, and an 'On 'DIY'' article that hopes to contextualise some of the content on the site.

June 2011 Part 1

Next gig is as follows. Watch this space for announcements on June No Hands (to include Buen Chico and the excellent Beards from Leeds) and some potential excitement around end of July!

Friday June 10th

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

All Eyes West (USA)
Melodic indie punk rawk in a Dischord Records or early Foo Fighters vein from Chicago.
http://alleyeswest.com/

NGOD
Young Bradfordian upstarts banging out accomplished mathed up indie a la Foals or Faraquet.
http://ngod.bandcamp.com/

Nope
Members of That Fucking Tank, Cowtown and Mucky Sailor play psych-out repeato-rock for Neu! and Spacemen 3 fans.
http://justsaynope.co.uk/

Plus arrive early as we’ll be watching "You Weren't There: A History Of Chicago Punk 1977-84" in the cinema space upstairs from 8pm

at The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford.

For club members and their guests (sign in on the door). £5 guests/£4 members. Starts at 8pm. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103545236404029

May 2011

Two gigs upcoming: first is May 27th as part of No Hands at The Polish Club (featuring Mr Peppermint from Glasgow, Cowtown and Pifco (both from Leeds). Next is June 10th at 1 in 12 Club Bradford with All Eyes west (from Chicago but with James from Tank playing drums for this tour), NGOD and Nope. Details below, hope to see you there!

Friday May 27th

This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Mr Peppermint (Glasgow)
Glaswegian noise-rock duo on Winning Sperm Party. Like Rodan, Butthole Surfers and more psychedelic Touch and Go/Load records stuff.
http://winningspermparty.com/projects/mr-peppermint

Cowtown
Powerful angular pop from Leeds 6 of the Deerhoof and Devo variety.
http://cowtown.bandcamp.com/

Pifco
The Wedding Present and The Fall style minimal indie played by ace couple from Harehills, Leeds.
http://www.myspace.com/pifco1

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

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Friday June 10th

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

All Eyes West (USA)
Melodic indie punk rawk in a Dischord Records or early Foo Fighters vein from Chicago.
http://alleyeswest.com/

NGOD
Young Bradfordian upstarts banging out accomplished mathed up indie a la Foals or Faraquet.
http://ngod.bandcamp.com/

Nope
Members of That Fucking Tank, Cowtown and Mucky Sailor play psych-out repeato-rock for Neu! and Spacemen 3 fans.
http://justsaynope.co.uk/

Plus arrive early as we’ll be watching "You Weren't There: A History Of Chicago Punk 1977-84" in the cinema space upstairs from 8pm

at The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford.

For club members and their guests (sign in on the door). £5 guests/£4 members. Starts at 8pm. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

www.obscenebabyauction.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103545236404029

April 2011 (Part 2)

Just a quick note to say cheers to everyone that came out for the That Fucking Tank and Shield Your Eyes gig at the Countess of Rosse, it was a very enjoyable evening.

The next Baby Auction gig will be Bilge Pump, Broken Arm and Laboratory Noise as part of No Hands on Friday April 29th at The Polish Club, Bradford. Details below

Friday April 29th

This Obscene Baby Auction and No Hands present

Bilge Pump

Leeds 6 masters of Skronk. Part Fugazi part King Crimson all Oh Yeah! Gringo Records.
http://bilgepump.bandcamp.com/

Broken Arm

Leeds Garage hardcore punk a la a surfy Black Flag also on Gringo Records
http://brokenarmyo.bandcamp.com/

Laboratory Noise

My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab-ish wall of sound guitar indie from Bradford.
http://www.laboratorynoise.co.uk/

As part of No Hands indie disco – 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun.

At The Polish Club, Edmund Street (Nr Bradford College), Bradford.

8pm Doors. 2am close. Bands finished in time for last trains back to Leeds.

Free Entry with Donations for bands.

April 2011 (Part 1)

Time for another brief update and gig announcement. That Fucking Tank are just preparing to hit the road with the most excellent Shield Your Eyes of London where they will be heading Northwards for most of the time with dates as follows

April

Weds 20 – Sunderland - Independent
Thurs 21 – Edinburgh – Henry’s Bar
Fri 22 – Get in touch – house parties and the like welcome!
Sat 23 – Get in touch – house parties and the like welcome!
Sun 24 – Glasgow - 13th Note
Mon 25 – Saltaire – The Countess of Rosse FREE GIG!

The Saltaire gig will be an Obscene Baby Auction freebee! If that isn't enough to convince you to come here's some bilge..

That Fucking Tank and Shield Your Eyes Free Gig

Monday 25th April. Countess of Rosse, Saltaire. Starts at 8pm. FREE ENTRY!

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents..

As the end date of their Scottish Micro-tour That Fucking Tank and Shield Your Eyes will celebrate the Bank Holiday Monday with a homecoming gig at The Countess of Rosse in Saltaire.

For the uninitiated That Fucking Tank are a baritone guitar and drums duo from Leeds/Saltaire that honed their brand of instrumental classic rock riff mash in Leeds 6 in 2003 and are still rocking it hard. Tank have toured all over Europe and have shared bills with contemporaries Hella, Lightning Bolt, Q and not U, Oxes and Metallica.

www.thatfuckingtank.co.uk

Shield Your Eyes are often mistaken for a math-rock post-hardcore emo spazz-core trio in part due to the ridiculous musical acrobatics of guitarist/singer Stef and drum-master Henri. The true root of their musical outpourings are in progressive blues power trios of the 1960’s and 70’s meaning that beneath the noise-rock surface there’s a whole lot of boogie going on. Joined on bass by Andy from Tank for this tour Shield ‘Em plan to extend the jams and crank up the Creedence.

www.shieldyoureyes.com

The gig will be FREE ENTRY and the Rosse has cheap drinks. Trains from and to Leeds run every half hour and take about 20 mins. Bands will finish in time for the last train back.

January 2011

Happy New Year one and all! January kicked off with a most enjoyable tour by OBA related band Nope pillocking around the UK drinking Real Ales and deafening locals with the excellent In Zaire from Italy. Cheers to everyone who came along. Watch this space for more Nopey action in the future.

The main purpose of this update, however, is to let you know of another gig that is guaranteed ace-times happening in Bradford. Vialka are undoubtedly the greatest band existing currently so you'd be a mad-berk to pass up any opportunity to see them. Here's how:

This Obscene Baby Auction Presents

Vialka
French turbo-folk micro-orchestra baritone guitar and drums duo. Wonky globally-inspired virtuosity from the stable of Headache, NNY, etc. Eric and Marylise have been travelling the world and pushing the boundaries of what a DIY ‘punk’ band are capable of both musically and practically for a decade. I urge you to see them: That Fucking Tank formed just to play with them. If you like Boredoms, Magma, Hella, Ruins, Eastern Folk, Chinese punk, Kosak dancing, Madonna-style head-mics or music of any variety there will be something for you.
http://vialka.com/

Stig Noise
Liverpool based noise madness now in its 12th year. Duel-drum punk, funk, hook-laden filth party. Friends of Action Beat and spiritual relatives of Vialka and the rest of the underground music community that is committed to unrestricted exploration both sonic and geographic.
http://www.stignoise.info/

That Fucking Tank
Instrumental classic-rock mash-up duo of Baritone Guitar and drums.
http://thatfuckingtank.co.uk/

The Family Elan
Bradford’s Chris Hladowski brings the Wire-endorsed psychedelic folk aceness.
http://www.myspace.com/familyelan

Friday 25th February. At The 1 in 12 Club, Albion St, Bradford.
For club members and their guests (sign in on the door). £5 guests/£4 members. Starts at 8pm. Finishes in time for last train back to Leeds.

October 2010

Another gig upcoming for your delectation; this time featuring Lungfisherman Nathan Bell, Nottingham's finest, Kogumaza, and Bingley's best, Stu Bannister. See below for details.

Also, cheers to all for the kind comments and feedback regarding the site and the 'a history'. It's nice to know people have time to read the drivel and I am responsible for extending some of your lunch breaks at work. I've been having some enlightening chats with 'key figures' in the DIY scene B.OBA (prior to Obscene Baby Auction) which may find themselves appearing on this site in some format in the future. Until then, please come along to the gig if you can, the Playhouse needs all the support it can get at the moment.

WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2010

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

NATHAN BELL (of LUNGFISH, USA)
Bassist from Dischord records legends Lungish plays psychedelic effects-laden banjo brilliance on first UK solo tour.
www.myspace.com/osmodiusbell

KOGUMAZA (Nottingham)
Snail-paced atmospheric riffing of the uplifting and spiritual variety. Members of Bob Titlon, Wolves of Greece, Lords and Little Girl with Cherries like Spacemen 3 and Sunn.
http://www.myspace.com/oogamaza

STU BANNISTER (Bingley)
Quack Quack lad makes thrilling unlooped noise using manipulated instruments and dodgy microphones for feedback heaven. Alvin Lucier fans will enjoy.
http://www.myspace.com/stuartbnet

In the Basement Bar at Bradford Playhouse, Chapel Street, http://www.bradfordplayhouse.co.uk/
£4 in. Starts at 9pm. Bands will finish in time for trains and buses back to Leeds.

This is a DIY gig meaning that the bands, the promoters and the venue are motivated not by profit but by a love of music and self-organised activity that helps create alternative spaces to the music industry. Things are deliberately kept as cheap and inclusive as possible. Please come along to support and help sustain this and other gigs like it. It’s fun and it’s good for you and the city!

September 2010

Archiving all this old activity got the baby-juices coarsing through the cold, hardened veins and has helped inform the decision to resuscitate OBA in both name and spirit. See forthcoming gigs like that posted below for proof of early stirrings, with provisional plans for some kind of physical format music object now brewing.

Plus, now almost every OBA release is available to listen and download in the digital shop section. Go to it!

MONDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2010

This Obscene Baby Auction presents

GROPETOWN (Glasgow)
Excellent lads from the Winning Sperm Party stable of new wave of spazzy Glaswegian hardcore. Think Minutemen, early Boredoms, Butthole Surfers, Arab on Radar, Dawson or Stretchheads style discordant energetic noise-rock. Yes!
http://www.myspace.com/gropetown

GUMMY STUMPS (Glasgow)
Fellow Winning Sperms emerging from the post-Plaaydoh fallout. Minimal post-punk like Sonic Youth or The Fall with Scot-accented Killdozer-type vocals. Intriguingly mint.
http://www.myspace.com/thegummystumps

PIFCO (Leeds)
Mary and Ste have been blasting out The Fall-ish and Wedding Present-y stripped down garage-indie rock long enough to become Radio 6 Steve Lamaqc’s joint-favourite band with Steely Dan. Always wonderful.
http://www.myspace.com/pifco1

In the Basement Bar at Bradford Playhouse, Chapel Street, http://www.bradfordplayhouse.co.uk/
£4 in. Starts at 9pm. Bands will finish in time for trains and buses back to Leeds.

This is a DIY gig meaning that the bands, the promoters and the venue are motivated not by profit but by a love of music and self-organised activity that helps create alternative spaces to the music industry. Things are deliberately kept as cheap and inclusive as possible. Please come along to support and help sustain this and other gigs like it. It’s fun and it’s good for you and the city!

August 2010

Welcome to the new Obscene Baby Auction website. Presently it is an archive of old news, nice scans of the records, FREE digital rips of our releases, an archive and gallery of past gigs and flyers and writing about what we did as a music collective and record label from 2001 - 2005. Check it out! If you have any pictures, video, stories or even records that you would like to send please do so to obscenebabyauction@yahoo.com. Watch this space for future developments.

Cheers for now

Andy

May 2005

OUT NOW!!!

THAT FUCKING TANK & GRABBA GRABBA TAPE SPLIT 7". That Fucking Tank contribute the imaginatively titled 'Andrew' & 'James' two amazing songs that clock in over a whopping 8 minutes. The band, recently described as Prog-Bastards, were slightly concerned that the audio may spill off the end of the vinyl and onto turntables everywhere, but thankfully it all sounds banging and contained. Flip the disc over and Madrid's Grabba Grabba Tape will tear off your ear flaps with synth-punk attacks (Two original tracks & two amazing Minor Threat covers). If you like Devo, Residents or Polysics, check it out. According to Michael from This Aint Vegas, the Grabba Grabba Tape's side is better than Tank's no mean feat.

THANKS!!!

If you saw these bands recently, touring the UK, then you will have had the opportunity to buy this record - if you missed it, dry your eyes as the single is available in all good/bad Leeds record shops plus Hot Rats in Sunderland, & 45 RPM/Steel Wheels in Newcastle. It may rear its ugly head in some other places too!!

A big massive thanks must go out to everyone who helped us on this tour & came out to the gigs, we appreciate it very much. THANKYOU (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!)

BAND NEWS!!!

That Fucking Tank are taking a tiny break whilst Andrew builds a paper chimney but a full length record is scheduled to be recorded in late July. It is going to be long and will feature loads of our friends making a racket with us!! Look out for more news on this here and on the Jealous Records page. In the interim, Andrew & James can be seen (playing) at the following gigs on the Oxes tour:

10th June - Leeds, Woodhouse Liberal Club w/ Whores Whores Whores
11th June - Milton Keynes, Bletchley Leisure Centre (venue tbc)

Yeah!

Kill Yourself's album is nearly done too. It bangs!! After the finishing touches are put to it, hopefully it will be released. Suffice to say, the three mystery members of this band are mega-pleased with it thus far. Discussions have been going on about putting up a Baby Auction My Space (God forbid), so hopefully new Kill Yourself songs (plus others) can be hosted for the listening pleasure of all!!

Grabba Grabba Tape have some news but it is best to go visit their website for it in their own words. If you live in Madrid, there are some good gigs coming up!!! We like this band and so should you.

And finally, Eagle Eye have recorded for a single on Jealous Records. Details are Top Secret but expect a release date of Summertime and a wedge of gigs to follow. In the meantime oggle these beauties:

6th June - Leeds, Packhorse w/ Chinese Stars, Like a Stuntman, and Quack Quack

24th June - Leeds, Common Place w/ Bullet Union and more!

Bye for now

March 2005

Hi Groaners

March is about to kick off and Obscene Baby Auction is ticking away like a little Fieldmouse clock building a Tour Nest. Yes, the infinite touring duo, THAT FUCKING TANK are preparing to fack off around the UK with Madrid-based wonder duo GRABBA GRABBA TAPE. If you are a fan of Polysics, Lightning Bolt, Sparks or Minor Threat you will love our Synth-dance Spanish counterparts. Come & see us in the following sheds:

April
22nd London - venue tbc *
23rd Newport - Le Pub
24th Bristol - venue tbc
25th Liverpool - Fresa
26th Derby - venue tbc (w/ Lords)
27th Glasgow - Stereo
28th Preston - The Mitre
29th HELP NEEDED
30th Leeds - Fenton (w/ Pylon)

May
1st London (w/ Add N to X) venue tbc
2nd Brighton - Freebutt

We need a gig on the Friday so please get in touch if you want this wonder-fest up your town!!

The next Baby discharge will be LOT 008 - That Fucking Tank/Grabba Grabba Tape 7" tour celebration. Details will follow.

In other news Eagle Eye are playing about and planning a 7" and Kill Yourself have done some playing about and are in the process of finishing their album.

That is somewhat it.

Jan 2005

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii,

Some festive new-yearish news for it: In similarity to last time's news we just returned from a totally amazing time in smashing mainland Europe and un-computerable thanks goes in the direction of all the lovely people who helped out, let us stay at their house, played with us, made us the best food ever and were generally ace everywhere (apart from Mikro who was a right cunt).

That Fucking Tank got to play with some excellent bands not least the wonderful Poltergroom who seemed to be at every single gig and in the van all the time. You may not have heard of Poltergroom so here is an introduction: they are members of Dungeon Dungeon and Isambard Kingston Brunel and currently reside in London, if you like Arab on Radar or US Maple then definitley check them out..if you don't then definitley check them out, they are best. Chevreuil were also a super-group we were blessed enough to musically compete with in Strasbourg, they are from Nantes and are one guitar, drums and four fucking amplifiers. Check out http://ruminance.free.fr to learn more. Ruminance is also home to many other exciting bands that it would be healthy to familiarise with. Go to it.

Before that all happened Kill Yourself had a lovely day in the studio in Liverpool recording the rest of the songs to form an album to be released some time in the next 6 months or so. The whole thing is finished now and just needs mastering and sequencing and art work and shit sorted out. It is pretty heavy. Robert Whiteley did a beautiful job recording it so if you are in a band or want some sounds recorded in a mint manner then he is the person to go to. Having to stay in Liverpool for several hours is a small sacrifice to make for time in this man's christ-esque company. Contact us for his contact details.

That Fucking Tank will be recording the set of riffs and noises that form songs performed in Europe a couple of days after xmas. This will also form some kind of record, an e.p perhaps, so keep your ears to the ground or your computers to find out when and where it will be available. Apart from the new Tank songs a King Crimson cover will also be recorded (with special guests) to be made in to a 7" released by Jealous records. Rumours have it that the other side will feature Leeds riffing-beasts Monster Killed by Laser, which will be excellent.

Grabba Grabba Tape are coming! Prepare to shit yourself silly, we are in the process of booking a tour for one of the greatest acts of all time..Grabba Grabba Tape of Madrid. At the end of April they will arrive on our crusty shore and spend an entire week with That Fucking Tank playing gigs and wearing elaborate costumes and talking nonsense. If you want this twin-set of noise duos to visit your town in the UK then please get in touch. Grabba Grabba Tape make a sublime noisey pop mess and have played with Lightning Bolt and Daughters and loads of other crap. I defy you not to split your head in half smiling when they play, look at the gssh gssh website for photographic evidence.

LOT 008 will be a split 7" between Grabba Grabba Tape and That Fucking Tank made available for the end-of-April tour. We will be teaming up with gssh gssh to produce a thing of both aural and visual amazement in a very limited quantity so make sure you get to the gigs somehow..it may be your only chance. Details of the tour will go up soon but check the forum because its much easier that way.

Finally a little round up of gigs that you may like to attend;

KILL YOURSELF GIGS

JAN 14TH - w/ This Aint Vegas at Pure in Sunderland

JAN 15TH - w/ Imbalance (!!!) in Grimsby

JAN 16TH - w/ This Aint Vegas at Stereo in Glasgow

JAN 23RD - w/ Kid Commando at the Phoenix in Manchester.

JAN 24TH (?) - w/ Kid Commando in Leeds (check forum for confirmation and venue)

THAT FUCKING TANK GIGS

JAN 8TH - w/ Pylon and Milloy at The Jockey in Wakefield

JAN 29TH - w/ Kid Commando in Leeds (check baby auction forum for confirmation and venue)

FEB 4TH - Tasty Fanzine alldayer in Leeds/ Ireland short tour (check forum for details)

FEB 11TH - Jealous birthday bash at Fenton in Leeds

APRIL 22ND-30th - UK tour with Grabba Grabba Tape plus more TBC on Forum.

Also, we are pleased to announce the birth of a new member of the obscene family: EAGLE EYE are made up of two Auctioneers and a friend and comprise loud-keyboard, drums and guitar. They may well entice you into their sticky webs if you already have a love for such musics as Arab on Radar, Six Finger Satellite or even The Fall.

You can catch their first few gigs here:

JAN 15th - Bombed Out Alldayer, Joseph's Well in Leeds

FEB 12th - w/Birds of Prey, Cowtown and Isambard Kingston Brunel at the Fenton in Leeds.

APR 1st - w/ This Ain't Vegas, Lords and Cowtown at the Fenton in Leeds.

Thanks for spending time reading, hope you enjoyed your christmases..our records make excellent presents if you forgot to buy any for your cool friends or want to get rid of some present-cash. Later, x xx xx.

October 2004

Mo