Monday, 22 July 2013

Major Bad news: The Chapman Family split.


The Chapman Family have announced tonight that their gig this Friday at the Georgian Theatre will be their last. 

I, for one, am VERY sad to hear this news. I have always thought and still think that The Chapman Family have all the components to be a huge band, if only the retarded music industry wasn't so cash orientated. I personally would like to wish the band members the very best of luck in whatever they go on to do. 
Check out The Chapman Family's music on iTunes HERE


Indie Pen Dude


Statement from the band:-

To our fans and friends,

We're really sorry to announce that The Chapman Family is coming to an end.

The gig at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees this Friday night will be our last.

We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the support you've given us over the years since our very first gig at the Kubar in 2006 to the very moment you're reading this now. You're all...
amazing and it's been an honour and a pleasure to play for you. You've given us memories that we will treasure forever and we hope in some small way that the records we've made for you - from the pink DIY effort of "You Are Not Me" in 2007 to the purple vinyl of "This One's For Love" last month via the album "Burn Your Town" and the EP "Cruel Britannia" - will provide you with pleasurable diversions throughout your lives for years to come.

We were the first completely unsigned band to feature on an NME tour as well as top the MySpace charts on MTV. By hook or crook we managed to play to audiences in Japan, America, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria as well as more towns and cities than we can possibly remember in the UK. We'd like to thank everyone that we've ever worked with, every promoter that's ever put us on, every soundman that has asked us to turn up and not down, every blog that has interviewed us, every DJ that's played our songs, every magazine or newspaper that's taken an interest and every one of you who's ever had their heads turned slightly or their eardrums blown by a bunch of Teessiders trying their very best to be the most exciting rock band they can possibly be.

You have given us the most exciting years of our lives.


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Another Cracking Oasis Book on the way: Supersonic: Personal Situations with Oasis

Hot on the heels of Tony McCarroll's amazing OASIS THE TRUTH (Available Here), there's another book on the way that gives us a brilliant insight in to the early life and development of the band between 1992 and 1996.  In my opinion, definitely their most interesting and eventful period.
The book is written by Stuart Deabill and Ian Snowball the authors of Thick as Thieves: Personal Situations with The Jam, which was described by Paul Weller himself as "The best book on The Jam and it's audience I've ever seen".  What more do you need to know.
Personally recommended by none other than The Big Un himself ('cos he's in it),  you know that SUPERSONIC is gonna' be mega!
The book is published on 16 Sep 2013 and you can pre-order it now HERE.

Johnny Marr - Video for the new single "New Town Velocity"

The Right Honourable Johnny of Marr has released the video to accompany his new single "New Town Velocity".
Take a gander.... then, if you haven't already, Go BUY THE ALBUM!!!!