Our Czech mini-tour with Z Ničeho Nic started off in Prague at the Matrix club. The Matrix is a huge venue that could hold over a thousand people, and it has a great sound and atmosphere. We got there in time thanks to William’s cool new smartphone navigation system, and were greeted by Honza (Z Ničeho Nic singer) and Jirka, a friend of the band who volunteered to be our guide during these 3 days. (As it later turned out, he had just been out of hospital after being hit by a train, hence the nickname Train Buster.) Continue reading
The Czech trip was awesome. A detailed tour diary will follow soon, now we’d just like to say thanks to Honza and Z Ničeho Nic for organizing all this, Jirka the Train Buster for being our guide, and all the people who came to the gigs. Díky!
Last Saturday after band practice we went down to a venue called Mania to check out a gig with thekillingscreens, The Hepcats and The Silver Shine and meet Will Zatopek from the Zatopeks. We’ve missed thekillingscreens (sorry guys), but had a fun chat with Will and his girlfriend while a few streets away three girls were crushed to death in a stampede. The Zatopeks are finally ready with the material of their next album, which is great news as the last album they released was Damn Fool Music in 2007.
And now we’re off to Prague. The weather sucks but we’ll have a fun time anyway.
2010 is almost over, time to sum up our annual achievements.
Concerts: We played only 10 gigs this year,which is a negative record, even if the Stustaculum gig in Munich was one of the best moments of our history. We’ll need to improve this next year, and with a Czech mini-tour already booked for January, hopefully we’ll be more active in 2011.
Videos: We came up with 5 videos this year (Koheed & Kembra, All Day In The Car, Wave Of Bankruptcy, Agony Bay, Sidewinder), which is a positive record. They’ve got a total of about 13,000 views so far on BlankTV and our YouTube channel, which is not a lot, but not too bad either.
Songs: We haven’t written any new songs since Razor Wires And Neon Lights, which is a shame. We should definitely come up with something next year.
Website: We’ve launched the new WordPress-based website, and now we have about 5 times more daily visitors than before. We should have done this earlier, but better late than never.
So that was 2010 for us. Now let’s move on to a more eventful 2011…
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