Hurrah, Falling and Laughing have got some gigs to announce! We’ve not really played any over the summer, because, uh … *tries to think of a good excuse as to why we haven’t played over the summer* … like the Bar-tailed Godwit, and the Woodland Kingfisher, we’re migratory in the summer. Honestly, it’s a thing that happens. Loads of bands do it. Famously JJ72.
Finally the day after on the 21st September we’re making the trip up to Nottingham to play with the same bill. That’s at The Chameleon. Linky here to click all over - http://allevents.in/Nottingham/House-V.S.-Home-presents:-David-Tattersall-&-Howard-Hughes-%28Nottingham%29/147277855350390
Hopefully see you at a gig!
(who are, truthfully, a non-migratory band, we just didn’t get round to booking any gigs over the summer. Sorry)
Yes, it’s true. Falling and Laughing are in London this Friday (18th March). We’re playing on the bottom of a line up with two honestly, absolutely stunning bands - the stunning Pocketbooks and the stunning Felt Tips.
(sorry if this is a bit late, recently I’ve been making much more use of the facebook page and twitter, where I’m duncautumnstore. I’ll remember to keep this more up to date with gigs in future though)
If Enid Blyton wrote books about two-piece pop bands going on inconsequential escapades involving mysteries and that, then I assume that ‘Falling and Laughing and the Party Planning Committee’ would be the first title on her list. We’d probably have to thwart the evil forces of last minute planning by bringing a drum kit so that a gig could go ahead or something.
Anyway, the Party Planning Committee (facebook/twitter) is a new Birmingham night and the first gig is looking like a good one! Actually it’s looking like a pretty awesome one that we’ve snook onto the bottom of the line up of. It goes like this:
All round lovely chap and filmmonger Paul Busst has recorded a few Falling and Laughing songs from the gig on Friday and put them up on his video channel. There’ll also hopefully be some videos of his fantastic set to go online soon too in the same place!
We genuinely had such a great time on Friday. Both LookiMakeMusic and Shana Tova (who filled in for Kidnapper Bell at short notice when they sadly couldn’t make it) put in great sets and LookiMakeMusic did some awesome DJing till late. Wow. I hope everyone else who came enjoyed it as much!
Hurrah for Autumn! It’s when bands traditionally come out of summer hibernation, as the careful planning for precisely one member to be permanently on holiday or at a festival over the summer comes to an end and everyone remembers that bands are supposed to do gigs.
Lime Chalks are using their eight legs and going on something that vaguely resembles a tour! And not in the sense of every other ‘tour’ that I’ve ever been on which usually consists of two dates played within the same week in the same city, or two dates within the same month in different cities. Nope, this is a full on proper tour with three dates which are in the same week and in different places. Take that Muse.
Oddbox Records have put out two Falling and Laughing songs as a download single as a bit of a pre-Bunnyhood teaser.
The songs can be downloaded from the Oddnet site. There’s loads of other great download singles there too!
Lights Out Birmingham was inspired by a New Scientist editorial about how they switch all the lights off in Reykjavik so that you could look at the stars in the night sky. Lights Out Birmingham was also the set opener and the ‘hit’ from when we were a three piece and had one of those bassists, like what the bumper book on starting a band says that you need. As it was Stu’s melodic basslines always contributed immensely to the two songs, and pulled them in scary new directions.
The b-side is again, Birmingham centric, all namedroppy by mentioning Snobs and The Jug and um, again all Nordic in that it’s about Swedish pop music. Isn’t Swedish pop brilliant!