So the Filthy Spectacula broke into 2017 last Saturday, at a classically ‘us’ event. We were headlining, supported by tongue-in-cheek ska-reggae outfit the Vegetable Collective (we’ve shared a bill before. We doubtless will again) and psychobilly three-piece Shaking Bones, at an irregular series of weird-out nights in north London, this one themed ‘Funeral Party’ (the Dia de los Muertes makeup on display was impressive). It was a good crowd, I took advantage of the free-roaming possibilities of wireless (first time with the Filthy crew) and we went down extremely well. I only wish I’d been slightly more in the mood for it, but the theme was an unfortunate combination with my having spent the first half of the day at my grandfather’s actual funeral. Let’s just say coping strategies were implemented, and the audience don’t seem to have minded. Or noticed.
Lest you think Valentine’s Day might have mellowed our mood, today takes us back from the funeral to the murder (the trial will have to feature in another video, but I can never resist a good Chicago blues reference, or even a bad one). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, to prove not everything coming out of the Filthy mill is funny and boozy, feast your eyes on the new music video:
But not in front of someone you’re trying to get it on with tonight.
If music videos just aren’t your thing, there are some live shots from the gig on our Facebook page, or you can just come and see us live next time! Which would be this Saturday, 18th February, back at the Mill in Plumstead. See you down the front … or down the back, now I can just come and find you whenever I don’t need a backing mike or a drink …