Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Never

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Verfreundungseffekt vol. II

Just to let you know, Jen has completed work on the second volume of her and Joe's Anglo-German arts journal, Verfreundungseffekt... it looks amazing and has work from Jen in there, as well as an essay by Lindsay & illustrations by myself.

There's a launch on the 29th Jan 2015 at the White Building in Hackney, i'll pass you over for the details...


While the British Museum is exploring Germany’s cultural history in its current exhibition Germany: memories of a nation and Germany’s depiction in the media as a cold economic powerhouse strengthens, Verfreundungseffekt is a more contemporary, ethnographic and personal record of British and American people’s interest in German culture and German people’s interest in British and American culture compared to academicised, analysed and popularised accounts of these countries’ histories, cultures and relations. The volumes are edited by Jen Calleja (The Quietus’ new columnist for literature in translation, a writer,  literary translator from German, and member of punk bands Sauna Youth, Monotony and Feature) and designed by Joe Hales (graphic designer and lecturer at Kingston University), and self-published by the pair under the moniker Bathysphere Editions.

Contributors include poet Sam Riviere (whose second collection is forthcoming with Faber & Faber) illustrator Katie Scott (winner of The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Year 2014 for Animalium), the prominent German writer Uwe Johnson, Die Zeit columnist Eric Jarosinski, editor of the journal New Books in German Charlotte Ryland, and Lindsay Corstorphine and Richard Phoenix of the band Sauna Youth. The volume includes brand new translations of poetry, fiction and theatre; short fiction and poetry; illustration; photography; essays; interviews; reviews; and covers topics as far-ranging as feminist approaches to art and Iraqi cultural trauma, to wrestling politicians and The Simpsons.
 Launch event on Thursday 29th January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/events/733857403363936/Preorder link: http://bathysphere.bigcartel.com/
While the British Museum is exploring Germany’s cultural history in its current exhibition Germany: memories of a nation and Germany’s depiction in the media as a cold economic powerhouse strengthensVerfreundungseffekt is a more contemporary, ethnographic and personal record of British and American people’s interest in German culture and German people’s interest in British and American culture compared to academicised, analysed and popularised accounts of these countries’ histories, cultures and relations.The volumes are edited by Jen Calleja (The Quietus’ new columnist for literature in translation, a writer,  literary translator from German, and member of punk bands Sauna Youth, Monotony and Feature) and designed by Joe Hales (graphic designer and lecturer at Kingston University), and self-published by the pair under the moniker Bathysphere Editions.
Contributors include poet Sam Riviere (whose second collection is forthcoming with Faber & Faber) illustrator Katie Scott (winner of The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Year 2014 for Animalium), the prominent German writer Uwe JohnsonDie Zeit columnist Eric Jarosinski, editor of the journal New Books in German Charlotte Ryland, and Lindsay Corstorphine and Richard Phoenix of the band Sauna Youth.

The volume includes brand new translations of poetry, fiction and theatre; short fiction and poetry; illustration; photography; essays; interviews; reviewsand covers topics as far-ranging as feminist approaches to art and Iraqi cultural trauma, to wrestling politicians and The Simpsons.

Launch event on Thursday 29th January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/events/733857403363936/

Preorder link: http://bathysphere.bigcartel.com/

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Cocaine Punks

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Top ten

Mince's top 10 european capital cities 2014 end of year list. 

1. Hungary
2. London






Monday, 1 December 2014

YF

Hey, turns out MONOTONY are now headlining Drill Festival. ha.ha. ha.

Anyway... we are playing with Young Fathers aaaand on the Friday SY is playing with Traams. ok see you there!






Wednesday, 19 November 2014

MISFITS / BENCH

Have a read of Ecke's amazing essay on The Misfits and hyper-masculinity over at the Queen of The Track blog currently being curated by Lady Neptune AKA Moe Meade.

Also, get your eyes round PP's tribute to everyone's home...


 

Also P.S. etc, WE play this in 10 days time...


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Bench / Tourists / Drill / Tapes / Tees / Murlo

HI, just a little round up for you...

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Primitive Parts have a new 7" coming out on Faux Discx this month... TV Wheels / The Bench. More tea-towel pop from THEE BOYS.

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Feature put out a split for their tour with Slowcoaches, which has already been & gone (bit late on this one sorry...) it's called Tourists, it is excellent and has a Wire cover on it, which leads me nicely on to...

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Sauna Youth & Monotony are playing this year's Drill Festival (curated by Wire)... Colin Newman rang me up just before dinner the other day and asked if we'd like to play. We said yes. Monotony are playing on the Thursday (the 4th Dec) and SY are playing on the Friday (the 5th Dec), both at the Green Door Store.

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Monotony tapes are now available from Comfortable On A Tightrope. Whilst you're there I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of the Waiters 12" too.

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The Positive Press has printed up more Sauna Youth shirts... get em while they're hottttttttt.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_PJ03uYnx0

Sunday, 12 October 2014

POCKETS OF FUN

2 things - 

You can listen to our 2 day trip to Manchester ((obviously not the whole 2 days of interaction, including a visit to the new Manchester Central Library (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED), Akbar's Curry House (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) and The Eagle Inn (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) but rather the time that was spent on air with M. Riley))



BIG thanks to Marc, Michelle, Chris & Perry.

The other thing is that our friend Chris Smith designed us a shirt and Chris Murphy printed them. That wouldn't be such great news if they now weren't ONLINE TO BUY.




"DISTRACTIONS" SOON>

Monday, 29 September 2014

Work Zone

Forgot to tell you this earlier but the Saturday just gone was Cassette Store Day and Comfortable on a Tightrope put out the Monotony recordings for it... I believe it went well, unfortunately none of us made it down to any cassette stores because we were playing at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with Monotony, Brown Brogues, Milky Wimpshake and Sorry Escalator. Which was very fun indeed. Thanks to Nicky & Big Anne for taking care of us.

I don't know if there is anywhere online to buy the tape but we will have our copies on Monday and Tuesday at two gigs we're playing in Manchester/Salford... On Monday we do a session for Marc Riley at 6music as Sauna Youth, where we'll be playing a bunch of songs off our new album, then we head over to the Eagle Inn to play a gig there. The next day we do another session for Marc with Monotony, playing something or other, and then head back to the Eagle Inn to play another gig. Wild.

These shows are being sorted out by Chris at Hey! Manchester and Perry at C.O.A.T.... all the details are RIGHT HERE.





Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Good Night Out

Hey, so Jen is with Bryony today training Bristol, SOAS university staff how to deal with and prevent harassment on their campuses... here's a way you can also get involved in helping support a campaign of harassment prevention in venues across the UK.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

One Of Tomorrow's Parties

MONOTONY SECOND SHOW TOMORROW. GOT NEW SONGS & TAPE COMING SOON.



SAUNA YOUTH NEXT TUESDAY WITH PROTOMARTYR AND FEATURE @ THE LEXINGTON. ALBUM NEARLY DONE.

wa waa wa wa


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Keeps me on the right track...

Our VERY GOOD FRIENDS in Primetime just released their first 7" and it's brilliant

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Monday, 21 July 2014

TOTAL WAR ON HARD ON

Monotony's first show on Sat - 

Modern Hate Vibe presents an Endless Scummer Party. Turn up the heat for....

SEMI
Stinging Ejaculate Mutant Insurrection. Obtuse Noizy punk.

MONOTONY
All the members of Sauna Youth doing something completely different. Like Chairs Missing era Wire meets Kilslug or somethin'. First gig.

LIKE HELL
Members of Cop and Moon Gangs making duly unhinged Raw punk - second show.

(Running order decided on the night possibly via a game o' dice )

DJs sets from:

PACO MUS
Upsetting bangers bonzer residency from CYAN MAN.

THE SAMOSULLISWIFT EXPERIENCE
Your mother has thousands of CDs.

DJ DIGITAL BITCH
Stone Cold BB

Saturday 26th July 2014
Powerlunches. (Drink at the bar, brah.)

Entry: FREE / donations for the ailing MHV PA system gratefully accepted.

Zines, shirts, records and earrings & other 'femra for sale.

Prizes for best dance moves / most stylin outfit.


And then SY are playing with our favourite antipodeans The UV RACE on Sunday in Brighton - 

Teen Creeps present:
The Uv Race
+ Sauna Youth
+ Royal Limp
+ Animal House
BLEACH
27th July
£6 Adv

TICKETS:

http://www.seetickets.com/event/uv-race/bleach/803890




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

LAND OF DREAMS

Jen, Liv & Heather were up in Salford last week doing a session for the impeccable Marc Riley. He also played Sauna Youth, Monotony, Slowcoaches and Liv's Rap project - One Beat Public Relations. Good work. You can hear it here. Or if you like the future, here -
 

WE ALSO SPENT THE WEEKEND JUST GONE TRACKING OUR SECOND ALBUM AT SOUND SAVERS. IT WENT GREAT THANKS. HERE'S THE PRINCE OF PRINTS, MINCE, TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT IT...