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Punk Album Release: Deadites II by The Deadites

The Deadites, DIY Punk rockers

Deadites II album arrivesWhile we spend most of our collective spare time organising and running our DIY Punk gigs, we also sometimes manage to squeeze in some time on something even more ambitious.  Over three years ago now we released our first ever record as Scary Clown Records, and we’re now proud to say SCP0002 is released; DEADITES II by The Deadites.

The album was nearing completion just as the pandemic hit, which scuppered planned meetings with the band – so everything went on hold for a bit until we realised the lockdowns weren’t going to ease up for some time.

So somehow we managed to produce a slab of vinyl for the band without physically meeting up!  We should be taking delivery of the physical copies next week.  The band has produced their own insert, with photos and song lyrics. We’ve been big fans of the Deadites for MANY years – their songs are heartfelt and uplifting – and have the unique laid-back yet energetic sound that defines the Deadites for us.

Probably the most under-rated bands in the DIY scene – they have played MPF and more SCP gigs than any other band (probably on par with Wonk Unit), and while few have probably heard of them outside the local area, touring bands who play with them are always blown away.  It’s time we helped our first label’s band get out there and heard.  They are the loveliest chaps – they’d probably play for chips*, they just love playing their music in front of good people.

You can order your copy in our shop (£12 plus postage), or try and get to a gig and by in person – The Deadites will be playing our big Skate-aid 8 all-dayer.

*they probably would like me to clarify chips & cash!

Here’s a couple of tracks from the album to sample…

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TRACK LISTING

Side A
1.  Happiness = Reality – Expectations
2. Full Circle
3. FAB!
4. No Sleep in Nola
5.  On the Way Out (Video on Facebook)
6.  Instrulude
Side B
7. The Original
8. Land of the Free, Temporary Home of The Dave
9. My Guy  (lyric video on YouTube)
10. Deep Cuts
11. Feline Fine

Recorded at The Den Production Studios  
Mixed and Mastered at Backland studios 
Vinyl Master by Matt Cade
Production:  Key Productions (via Aston, Mr Punk-rock liaison)

The Deadites

The Deadites, the first band signed to Scary Clown Records

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2021 Nearly Done – DIY Punk Gigs Back up to Speed in 2022

The Scary Clown Presents logo

Well the last two years have been a bit different, haven’t they?  The good news is we’ve had some fantastic (sold out) gigs in 2021 once venues opened up again.  You like us and the bands were very ready for some live music and fun.

Our Xmas party gig with Bar Stool Preachers and Grand Collapse is sold out a week before it happens, which has never happened for a gig mid-December for us before.

Thanks to everyone who supports us and comes to the shows, our following seems to have grown to the point we can really fill up Mama Lizs with great people (and Tucker).

We’re already planning shows for 2022 – including our half-dayer Punk Rock BBQ, and of course our biggest charity fundraiser of the year, Skate-Aid 8.  Bands are being booked up as I type.  Check out our tickets page for what we have on – we already have the Diaz Brothers coming to Mama Lizs, and a free entry show at the Ostrich Inn penned in.

We’ve had some amazing nights recently – lets keep that party feeling and positivity going!

Cheers, Krispy and the Scary Clown Presents… posse!

Brassick playing at Mama Lizs in 2021

Nicola of Brassick tearing it up in 2021 at our Scary Clown Presents show

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Thanks to Everyone Who Has Donated!

scary clown presents fund raising

We justed wanted to say thank-you to everyone who has attended one of our enforced ‘streamed’ gigs this year.  Both have been massive successes – even though we couldn’t come together as planned.  Damn that pandemic!

Still you helped us raise a huge amount of dosh – way more than we ever imagined would be possible – we all should pat ourselves on the back and feel warm and fuzzy!

Skate-aid will be receiving about £750 – and we donated over £1,800 to the local homeless charity after the special gig in honour of our lost mate Bomber.

scary clown presents fund raising

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Online Fundraiser in Lancaster’s Name a Success

langy fundraiser

As we couldn’t put on the two day punk ‘festival’ we wanted to due to the coronavirus pandemic, we instead took a gig online – a live Facebook streamed event over two evenings.

Much fun was had by all – with over 160 people watching during Duncan Redmond’s set.  We also had Alex Wonk and Dan from the Spoilers join us – who were both regulars playing Scary Clown gigs.

We raised money for a local homeless charity – and were blown away to raise over £1,800!  Thank you to everyone who could donate.

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2019 Done – Planning 2020 Gigs!

SCP stage set-up with new bass drum skin

Well our final Scary Clown Presents gig of 2019 was a total banger – the much-needed return of those mad chaps from Pizzatramp topped of a five band Xmas gig of much fun.

Don’t tell Pizzatramp, but we feel that Brassick may have stole the show though – their first visit to Mama Lizs for one of our gigs, and they blew most of us away!  We got a lot of great feedback from regulars about their set of full on hard-core.

So we’d like to wish everyone a very merry Xmas – let’s ignore the coming end of time with the totally crap election result of that total fuckwit Boris Johnson and his band of cunts.

On more positive news the new SCP drumskin with our new logo (possibly inspired by a skateboard brand) looked smashing on stage – the white really helps it stand out.  Lovely.

We’ve got lots of gigs planned for next year, including Skate-aid 7, and a very special TWO DAY punk festival in honour of our much missed Matt Lancaster.  #punksdontdie

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The Scary Clown Presents… Guns N’ Wankers Are Back!

guns n wankers gig stamford 10 may 19

On an excited scale of 1 to 100, we have reached 101 as we are only the 2nd ever gig for the Duncan Redmonds reformed 90’s punk band, Guns n Wankers!!   Yep they are back and playing gigs, and we have them coming to Mama LIz’s Voodoo Lounge on 10th May.  They are joined by one hell of a line-up;  Spoilers, Misfortune Cookie, and Beverley Kills.

The gig has already sold over 70% of the ticket allocation within a few days – so if you want to come along for a bit of DIY punk history, get your tickets ASAP!  They are £10 and we will not be selling any on the door, this is a ticket only event as we know it will SELL OUT!

Guns n Wankers were formed by Duncan Redmonds when Snuff first split up, combining members of Snuff and The Wildhearts.  The current 3 piece line-up includes original members Duncan Redmonds and Pat Walters, with Wes Wasley (Consumed) on bass.

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Scary Clown Presents.. their First Five Years DIY Punk Compilation Album

Scary Clown First Five Years album

Phew it’s been a learning curve for us three old punks, but we’ve finally put up the pre-order for our 33 track, 82 minutes, double coloured vinyl album; “The First Five Years”.  As it says on the tin, the tracks are from bands who have played during our first five years putting on DIY punk gigs.  That’s 33 bands from over 110 so far – we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the bands in our scene – they rushed to get us tracks, and 12 of them have never been released before – or special versions of released tracks.  A few bands (Matildas Scoundrels, Pizzatramp, and The Raging Nathans) even went into the studio to record something special.  Copies are available to pre-order in our shop here.

Thanks to Matt Cade who took the supplied tracks and mastered us a vinyl version, and Aston at Key Productions/Boss Tunage records who got the thing made for us!   We are just finishing off a 16 page photobook (A4 page size), and will be posting out the copies from 28th Jan 2019.  We also have a release party – a huge 6 band gig at Mama Liz’s in Stamford, featuring; Airstream Futures + The Human Project + Crocodile God + Petrol Boys + Mean Caesar + Carol Hodge.  Tickets for that are £8 and are on sale now – it will be popular because of the great line-up and the album release.

Track list

* indicates never before released or a new version of an existing track

  1. Circling the drain – Fantest Idea
  2. Spy vs spy* – Not Tonight and the Headaches
  3. Though bloodshot and blurry – Grand Collapse
  4. Draw the line – Menshevik
  5. Grey – Vanilla Pod
  6. Oh, Ethyl – Laserchrist
  7. Welcome to the party pal – The Siknotes
  8. Anna* – Wonk Unit
  9. Pride before a fall – Human Project
  10. Something to talk about* – The Atoms
  11. There is no hope – Wolfbeast Destroyer
  12. What ya goonna do – Nosebleed
  13. Six years* – Ducking Punches
  14. Hierarchicide – Bolshy
  15. Hiraeth – Darko
  16. See you ringside – Spoilers
  17. We are the Scary Clowns* – Pizzatramp
  18. Apologies – Airstream Futures
  19. Pushing poison – Deadbeat at Dawn
  20. Final song – Crocodile God
  21. On the way out* – The Deadites
  22. Currupted system – Incisions
  23. Whiskey and blood – A Great Notion
  24. Survivor – Petrol Girls
  25. Lost Weekend* – Pardon Us
  26. Guuurl – Baby Seals
  27. Standing Still – The Capitalist Kids
  28. Heathen* – Matildas Scoundrels
  29. Porcelain* – The No Marks
  30. Emily* – The Raging Nathans
  31. Oriental I – Dead Neck
  32. Wreck me not* – Beverley Kills
  33. Martin* – Simon Wells
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First Five Years Album Is Coming!

Well we are bloody well doing this!  The Scary Clown Presents… has pulled together 33 tracks from 33 bands to make our dream come true, a double vinyl album featuring bands who have all played our gigs over the first five years.  There are more we’d loved to have included, but there was limited space (82 minutes all in) – so it had to be first come first served.  We are VERY pleased with the results, thanks to Matt Cade for putting together the vinyl mixes for us, and Aston at Boss Tunage for getting the manufacturing sorted.   These things do take time – we hope to have the physical copies end of Jan, hopefully for our Airstream Futures gig on 27th Jan at Mama Liz’s.  We will keep people informed of course!  The DIY Punk album features some never before released tracks, including one from Wonk Unit, the undisputed kings of our scene.  We even had some bands go into the studio to record something special just for us, not just here in the UK but also in the USA!

Check the video below – it may well feature an exclusive track from the album… those crazy Pizzatramp boys!

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