The Filthy Spectacula played hard last weekend.
First up, Friday: Bearded Theory. First up, opening the Maui Waui stage (we played their own festival last summer and we’re back there later this season). Including the video clip above courtesy of Traveller TV.
Three hours later, another 1-hour slot for a festival running a stage at a bigger festival. This time, Convoy Cabaret. We were new to them but we’re already booked for their own (relatively) pocket-sized event in September. The rowdy types had started waking up by this time, and Convoy Cabaret are much more punk-oriented than the mostly gypsy and electro swing Maui Waui. Perfect!
Finally (after some time off to take advantage of free food and see Killing Joke, who happened to be on main stage at the time), a short-notice open stage slot. I’m not sure the gathered stage faithful quite knew what was going on (the sound guy certainly didn’t), and as a rock fiddle player there is possibly no band I would less have chosen to clash with on main stage than Levellers. However, we can’t really complain seeing as our up-close-and-personal performance (God knows how we still had the energy) sealed the deal for a 2017 booking at Something Else and bagged us a main stage slot (also next year) at Deerstock. Put ’em in your diaries now!
Just as importantly, this was the day we officially unleashed our first album on a largely unsuspecting world (except those who’d been following the teaser video campaign). Thrup’ny Upright is out now and available here as physical CD or digital download (but then you miss out on the glorious (thru)penny-dreadful cover artwork), hailed by SteamPaper as
13-tracks of glorious dark ditties from the masters of mayhem.
So what are you waiting for?