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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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The Scary Clown Presents… a DIY Punk Compilation Album!

Scary Clown Presents team album announcement

Bloody exciting news alert!!!

Our punk collective has been thinking about extending our reach by creating a small independent record label for some time – and to kick that off we’ve decided to start with a compilation album, entitled “The First Five Years”.  We’ve had over 100 bands play at our gigs over the last five years (we celebrate that 5th birthday at our next gig at Mama Liz’s, which also celebrates their 10th year of being a cracking independent music venue.

So SCP0001 “The First Five Years” is well underway, with almost all the bands & tracks agreed (30ish in total), our music producer guru is in place, and we want all tracks with him before the end of October!

We’ve got some of the cream of the DIY punk scene on this banger, and in many cases it’s never released tracks!  We’ve got quotes in for the manufacture & pressing – we are going for top quality production values on our first baby, no expense spared, no bank account left in the black.  We are talking a double vinyl gatefold LP and a full to bursting CD!

Artwork mock-ups are underway (we’ve got a ton of great photos thanks to scene photograph Mark Richards and local hotshot Pawel!)… and a rough schedule is in place too keep us honest.  We may have the best punk rock Xmas pressie of all time on our hands!

Cheers to all the bands coming in on this adventure with us!

The Scary Clown Presents…  DIY Gigs & Record Label. 

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The Scary Clown Presents Helps Mama Liz’s Celebrate 10 Years!

capitalist kids oct 27

We’ve been putting on gigs for quite a few years now – but our main venue, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, has been around even longer.  This October it celebrates its 10th year putting on shows, and we are very proud to be able to put on the official gig to celebrate that fact.

The only thing which would really celebrate this birthday would be one of our huge 1/2 dayers, so we’ve booked seven cracking bands to join us – including a band all the way from the USA – The Capitalist Kids!   They are touring the UK with Aerial Salad, who played one of their earliest gigs with us under the wing of Alex Wonk.  We are lucky to be able to bring both bands along to Stamford, to join the rest of the amazing line-up!

We start the day at 2pm, with one of our famous ‘chill sessions’ for the first three hours – just come along and have a beer or cocktail, and why not try some of the amazing Vegan street food from our friends Resist! Vegan Kitchen?   Come 5.15pm we should all be nicely relaxed and ready for SEVEN DIY PUNK BANDS, who will be rocking down in the Voodoo Lounge until late.   Children are allowed if with an adult, so feel free to bring along those budding punks!

Tickets are £12 advance, and will be £15 on the door, so save £3 per ticket if you order from our ticket shop before the event!

 

THE CAPITALIST KIDS – Tight punk power pop from Austin Texas LP available on Brassneck Records.

MATILDAS SCOUNDRELS – a folk party punk band from Hastings which you seem to see on hundreds of gig fliers! About time we brought em up to get dancing – one of the best bands on the DIY scene.

PIZZA TRAMP – omg the boys from Wales are coming back – and we know you love these three silly chaps. Come and see them smash the place up, get drunk, and probably blow your minds.

AERIAL SALAD – Welcome and overdue return for the Manchester trio who have been touring like loonies since their last visit!!!

BRASSICK – Hi Energy Punk hardcore with rocking licks from the West Midlands making their Stamford debut!

JOHNNY UTAH – Paying tribute to a time were music was valid, urgent, fun, and vital. Johnny Utah provide you with punk rock anthems of the 80’s and early 90’s

S.H.I.T. – brutal 4 chord punk rock reminiscent of Mower era Chaos UK

GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

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Local paper prints a full page SCP feature!

Peterborough Telegraph Scary Clown Presents feature

Fame at last… well at least a little recognition of what the Scary Clown Presents… is doing for the local music scene, as the local paper prints a full page spread about us.  It includes a great photo from DIY Punk’s “mr photography”, Mark Richards, who has been our guest at a couple of our shows.  He really does capture the essence of the gig with his photos.

Anyway – it’s a good pat on the back, and more importantly for us, it may bring some new people to our shows, hopefully let some young punk / alternative music fans find out about us, and join in the friendly party that our gigs are!

We’ve managed to talk about both of our usual venues, Mama Liz’s in Stamford, and The Ostrich Inn in Peterborough.

PARTY!

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Wonk Unit & Raging Nathans added to our April 2018 BBQ Gig!

Wonk Unit april bbq 2018

YES!  We are dead chuffed to be able to announce that our amazing friends WONK UNIT will return once again to Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford, this time as part of their dual headline show with the USA band RAGING NATHANS!

It’s rare one of our gigs features a touring band from the states, so make sure you get tickets for this one, as our Wonk Unit gigs nearly always sell out, and our all dayers with vegan BBQ are legendary 🙂   We plan to have a bit of a flea market too, so if you’re someone arty or who has hand-made stuff to sell, get in touch with us!  We plan to support the local exotic pet refuge, and they may well be bringing OWLS with em!

The line-up is completed with five other great bands, some old friends a couple of bands new to Scary Clown Presents… events.

More details here – and £13.50 advance tickets are already available for one of the most fun DIY Punk gigs of 2018!

Full line-up

Wonk Unit – https://www.facebook.com/wonkunitband/?ref=br_rs
The Raging Nathans – https://www.facebook.com/TheRagingNathans/
Vanilla Pod – https://www.facebook.com/vanillapodrock/
Wolfbeast Destroyer – https://www.facebook.com/wolfbeastcrust/
Beverley Kills – https://www.facebook.com/BeverleyKills/?ref=br_rs
The Atoms – https://www.facebook.com/theatomsuk/
The Tokyo Rankers – https://www.facebook.com/TheToykoRankers/

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Thanks for a PunkTastic 2017!

Punk xmas 2017 gig poster

Our small gang of reprobates at The Scary Clown Presents… would like to thank every single band, and every one of you who came along to our gigs in 2017.  After initially believing we would be winding down… we actually probably put on more shows than ever, extending ourselves from our lovely base at Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge to put smaller acoustic shows on at the Ostrich Inn in Peterborough town centre.  This year has also seen us invest some of our hard earned dosh in a back-line – adding a brand new Marshall guitar amp, a big chunky bass amp, and a set of drum shells (and now high-hat and cymbal stands!).  This allows the visiting bands to come ‘light’ – and hopefully encourage more bands to come along.

We have lots planned for 2018 – a gig in March is already organised (tickets going up soon), our April BBQ and Gig is pretty much fully booked up with bands – and there’s going to be an exciting announcement about the dual headliners of that!  We also have our Skate-Aid 5 all dayer in the planning stage, with bands being approached for that line-up.

We’ve just got our DIY Punk XMAS PARTY gig to come, on 9th December…

Venue:  Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge,
Tix:  £7 advance, or pay £8.50 on the night.
Date:  Saturday 9th December 2017

LINE-UP

Bolshy from Liverpool are gonna make you shake your baubles xhttps://www.facebook.com/bolshyliverpool/
The Crash Mats are a total party band!!  Ska and Fun.  https://www.facebook.com/TheCrashMats/
BONO are hardcore punk from Norwich https://www.facebook.com/bonohardcore/
The Deadites are firm Scary Clown favourites and damn sexy too! https://www.facebook.com/thedeaditesuk/

Get your tickets to our Xmas Party gig here.

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The Castle Builder – Edinburgh Fringe Smash hits Peterborough Town

Being old punks, we’re all about supporting local events, especially anything less mainstream and different.

There’s a show coming to our hometown of Peterborough on the 10th November 2017, which impressed at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and a friend of ours is helping to promote it so why wouldn’t we give it a mention here?  It’s  a cross between a TED talk and a Rock show apparently.  It celebrates the DIY ethic – which is what we’re all about.

THE CASTLE BUILDER

10th Nov 2017.  The Undercroft, Serpentine Green, PE7 8BE Peterborough

Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn take you on a musical, magical, moving & comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. A smash-hit success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.

The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic approval from the real world.

“It holds its audience, tenderly, in the palm of its hand, lifts us to the stars, then places us gently back down on earth, with a reminder that there’s always time to live better.”
– Exeunt (Maddy Costa):

Tickets link.   Facebook event page.

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