Thanks to all of you who came to see us perform our second headline show at The Louisiana on 25 April. We had a really great time – it was definitely our best gig yet, and what made the night even better was the able support by promising young band The Hypothetics and the sublime Erotic Secrets of Pompeii, who we think we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future.
We’ll be uploading a few videos from the gig to our YouTube channel over the next week or so, and here’s one for you right now. ‘My Name Is Jealousy’ screams defiance in the face of hostile intent.
Thanks to Neil Fraser who took a load of photos at the gig that we rather like, a few of which adorn this post. Remember, the next time you can see us live will be at The Thunderbolt on Wednesday 22 May. Please come along, as we’re intending to get better and better every time we play!
Tickets are £5 in advance and the same price on the door if you’re on our list of awesome people (get in touch to be on that list!), or they are £6 on the night if you forget to tell us you’re coming. So don’t forget!
We are playing with a couple of fine other bands called Erotic Secrets of Pompeii and The Hypothetics. Feel free to let us know your own erotic secret of Pompeii via Facebook or Twitter. Those naughty Romans!
Here are the timings for the evening:
Doors 8pm Hypothetics : 8.15pm – 8.45pm Erotic Secrets of Pompeii : 9pm – 9.30pm We Used To See The Sky: 9.45pm – 10.30pm
Even though the doors for the gig only open at 8pm, the bar downstairs in The Louisiana will be open all evening, so come and say hello! If you watched any of our gigs last year, then don’t expect to be listening to the same show, nice as it was at the time. As well as us being a country mile better as a band than we were the last time we played at The Louisiana, we’ll be playing a bunch of new songs for your delectation as well as some of the older ones you hopefully rather liked. So shift the octave up and join us on the 25th!
We’ll update you with more details when we have the time slots and know who we’ll be playing with. What we can tell you already is that we’ll be playing some new songs and a few old favourites, and we’ll also be blooding our new line-up. Step forward, Steve S and Greg!
We’re very happy to announce that we’re back up to full strength with the appointment of Greg Williams as our new bassist, following the most thrilling audition process known to man (bassist turns up, bassist is great, bassist is offered role).
Now it’s time to book some shows to break in the new lineup before recording the album. For WUTSTS, 2019 can finally properly begin! As soon as we have some news to share about upcoming gigs, you’ll read it here. In the meantime, have beaucoup de fun in your lives!
A New Year’s update from WUTSTS Towers is more than overdue, right? Why yes, and we have two important news items to share with you. Firstly, we are delighted to announce that the super-talented Steve Sansum joined us in December as our new drummer. Seeing him behind the kit has been a real thrill – he’s already breathing crazy new life into our current batch of songs and we can’t wait to set him loose on upcoming material. The man has what I believe the kids of today refer to as ‘mad skillz’.
We have mixed feelings about our second bit of news, though. Our bassist Will has sadly left us to pursue a new musical project. We’ll miss him and his groovy bass lines loads, but his heart was always in lead guitar rather than bass and so we’re very much looking forward to hearing what his new punk/emo/experimental duo will come up with in the future!
So we’re starting January by holding auditions for a new bassist. The applicants are veritably queuing up and we’ll be seeing them over the next few weeks, with the view to filling the slot by the end of the month.
As soon as we’re back at 100% capacity, 2019 looks like being an epic second year for WUTSTS. Our main focus is to record and release our debut album, but we will of course be playing some gigs to road-test our new material, including (hopefully) some festival dates. There will be more news in due course (which may involve a big surprise…), but for now, everyone in the band would like to wish you – yes, you! – a very happy new year. May all your positive resolutions come to pass!
We are looking for a new drummer due to our previous stick man, Lloyd, moving on. Thanks to him for being a big part of the band’s great first year – we have a bunch of really fun memories to remember him by. We wish him all the best for his next adventure!
But now we need a replacement.
EDIT: And, reader, we got him. See newer blog posts!