The Monochrome Set are back!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We've now started recording the next album, which should be released in February. There's a couple of special gigs coming up later this year, and then a load of dates early in 2018 onwards.

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    Here's the kit I was recording on (you can't see it, but I used my Mapex piccolo snare which sounded bloody brilliant). The cowbell is there too, natch :)
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If anyone is interested, here's our forthcoming dates:

    19/11/2017 - "Tapete Records Celebrates 15 Years Of Quality Pop" @ The Lexington, London, UK (tickets)
    10/02/2018 - 40th TMS Anniversary Concert #1, shorter set plus Strange Boutique in entirety with Lester Square @ Lexington, London, UK (tickets)
    11/02/2018 - 40th TMS Anniversary Concert #2, shorter set plus Love Zombies in entirety with Lester Square @ Lexington, London, UK (tickets)
    02/03/2018 - Epic Studios, Norwich, UK (tickets TBA)
    03/03/2018 - The Jercicho, Oxford, UK (tickets)
    16/03/2018 - The Talking Heads, Southampton, UK (tickets TBA)
    17/03/2018 - The Thunderbolt, Bristol, UK (tickets TBA)
    23/03/2018 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK (tickets TBA)
    24/03/2018 - The Continental, Preston, UK (tickets TBA)
    13/04/2018 - The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK (tickets TBA)
    14/04/2018 - Stereo, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
    15/04/2018 - The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, UK (tickets)
     
  3. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    The Continental in Preston is a great pub and venue
     
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  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Midlands overlooked. Again. :rolleyes:
     
  5. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    That Bristol gig's a Saturday...... <ponders> :)
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We should have more dates coming. I really want to play Birmingham again!
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a tiny venue but a lovely place.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The first mixes of the new album are sounding mighty fine!

    Two more dates have been added to the list I posted up earlier:

    11/05/2018 - Lewes Con Club, Lewes, UK (tickets)
    12/05/2018 - The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK (tickets)

    Plus it looks like we'll have some dates in Europe too (TBC). Can't wait!
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If anyone fancies going to this, there are just two weekend tickets left as the day ones have completely sold out



    I've got to learn a shit load of songs!
     
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  10. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    what studio was that?
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Onecat in Loughborough Junction, SW9.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just six tickets left for the gig later this month!

     
  13. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Rather it was the Arts Centre, but deffo going to the Norwich date at Epic Studios.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    We played our last live gig of 2017 at The Lexington last night. We've been recording the new album so it was the first time I'd played onstage for around six months and I bloody loved it!
    They hired in a lovely Ludwig kit with a Slingerland snare too.

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    Both Lexington gigs next year have already sold out, so if anyone wants to go you'll have to try the ticket swap sites (there's a slim chance I may have a guest list space free but I won't know until much closer t the date.
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Chuffed to say that the new album has already picked up a fair bit of BBC6 airplay (it's officially released next month) and that we're going back on road again soon.


    Here's the dates confirmed so far. I may be able to urbanites on the guest list for some, so drop me a line close to the date:

    Forthcoming gigs:
    10/02/2018 - 40th TMS Anniversary Concert #1, shorter set plus Strange Boutique in entirety with Lester Square @ Lexington, London, UK - (SOLD OUT)
    11/02/2018 - 40th TMS Anniversary Concert #2, shorter set plus Love Zombies in entirety with Lester Square @ Lexington, London, UK - (SOLD OUT)
    23/02/2018 - City Club, Augsburg, Germany (pay on door)
    24/02/2018 - Kohi, Karlsruhe, Germany (pay on door)
    25/02/2018 - Supersonic Club, Paris, France (tickets)
    02/03/2018 - Epic Studios, Norwich, UK (tickets)
    03/03/2018 - The Jericho, Oxford, UK (tickets)
    16/03/2018 - The Talking Heads, Southampton, UK (tickets)
    17/03/2018 - The Thunderbolt, Bristol, UK (tickets)
    23/03/2018 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK (tickets)
    24/03/2018 - The Continental, Preston, UK (tickets)
    13/04/2018 - The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK (tickets)
    14/04/2018 - Stereo, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
    15/04/2018 - The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, UK (tickets)
    02/05/2018 - King Georg, Cologne, Germany (tickets TBA)
    03/05/2018 - Schon Schön, Mainz, Germany (tickets TBA)
    11/05/2018 - Lewes Con Club, Lewes, UK (tickets)
    12/05/2018 - The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK (tickets)
    19/05/2018 - The Half Moon, London, UK (tickets)
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh and here's one of the songs off the new album.

     
  18. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    If you ever get to Murcia, list me big time! Ian Hunter (of Mott the Hoople fame) and the rump of Santana have played here recently!
     
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  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    You guys really dislike the Midlands! :D
     
  20. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

    I'm going to go to this if I'm not working.
     
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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's what we get offered! I'd love to play up there!
     
  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I can put the feelers out there to some venues? What sort of venues are they looking at capacity wise? Is there an 'agent' I should get the places to contact, or vice a versa, places I can give the agent.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'll check and get back to you!
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The bloke from Franz Ferdinand still likes us!

     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is the new song he's referring to:

     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Not a bad review!
     
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  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    You're playing Leeds, soon aren't you?
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. 23rd March at the Brudenell Social Club which everyone tells me is a brilliant venue. Drop me a line if you're around and want to come along :)
     
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  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    It's ace, both a punters' venue and a performers' venue, if you see what I mean.
    I shall pop along!
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Drop me a line a few days before the gig and I'll get you on the guest list!
     
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