Obligatory Mark E Smith Story: My Life Story were supposed to support Orange Juice in some beautiful town in France (Renne?)in 1993 or 94 (if someone can rememb...er the date and the venue please let me know). We arrived and were told that the band had cancelled and that we’d be supporting The Fall instead. We played our set and went down better than we had expected. Brix was still in the band then and we had a great time hanging out with her, she was a doll. When the Fall were due to perform, Mark didn’t want to go on and kept the crowd waiting for what seemed like an hour or so. In the end MLS manager Anthony Hill and I basically muscled him onto the stage holding him between us and dragging him on. Anthony quickly vanished leaving me and Mark standing under a spotlight, centre stage. The French fans we’re shouting: 'duet duet duet'! They genuinely believed that this was a planned event, Ha, imagine!
The other memory of that night, is Brix repeatedly kicking a group of salivating french boys square in the face with knee high patent leather boots as they gathered right in-front of her monitor. Being french boys, they kept going back for more.
RIP MES and when music was raw, fun and interesting.
INTERVIEW: Jake catches up with MMA and has some fun discussing ye olden days.
Jake & Nick kick off the New Year with this composition for the Eastenders special tomorrow. x
The New Year begins on BBC1 for Chøppersaurus. Here's our award-nominated dirty banger "Trouble in the Delta" used to promote some trouble in Albert Square in ...the EastEnders hour long special on New Year's Day 2018.
Listen to full version: https://soundcloud.com/choppersaurus/trouble-in-the-delta
Published by Cavendish Music.
If you missed the show last night, here’s a great review from the lovely folk at Real Gone.
💫💫💫💫 💫💫 Is it possible to have a cocktail party in the middle of Islington Academy dance floor? Don't know? Gonna have a good time trying tomorrow! 💫💫 💫💫💫💫
The greatest living painter, painted in a painted corner...
Special one-off glittery My Life Story cocktail for tomorrow’s gig and Christmas Party!
Stage Times for Friday's show at Islington Academy: Patrick Duff on stage at 8.15. My Life Story on stage at 9.30. Star Shaped Club DJs before kick off, between bands and 11.00 till 3am - the party never stops! Wear Christmas Glitter. x
We've heard there were some issues with the ticket link for our Star Shaped Christmas Party show, so we have sorted a new one. Get polishing your dancing shoes for the 22nd xx http://www.wegottickets.com/event/423148
Recorded on location at RAF Cardington , home to the magnificent men and their flying machines. The concept of the video was to create a Liza Minelli Cabaret moment with Jake's hands working light graces through the smoke.. but the hangar was so big, we ran out of smoke! Our favourite bit is Danny's lonesome shot on the grandest of pianos with this huge gantry behind him, it's so incongruous.
The new Chøppersaurus single out this week!
Chøppersaurus is Nick and Jake's side project, releasing a dark and emotive instrumental every month this year. Check out all 10 tracks released so far on Spotify, iTunes etc.
As we get older I find that I celebrate the advent of days getting lighter than Christmas itself! Ahh the Winter Solstice. Support comes from Patrick Duff, MLS onstage around 9 for 9.30. Star Shaped Club DJ's till very late. xx