9 May 2013 - Rattle Rattle
We don't normally stock CDs we haven't released ourselves, but we had to make an exception for this. We've imported a limited number of copies of Rattle Rattle by the peerless Dorian Wood.
3 May 2013 - Busy times
Dorian Wood's new EP/art book is shipping this week. Tonight he plays a rare solo show, supporting Lisa Germano at the Sanctuary in Santa Monica. It promises to be a very special evening.
Tomorrow, Nathaniel Robin Mann takes his Birmingham Roller pigeon kit to Brighton Arts Festival as part of the Audible Forces national tour. The tour is produced by Oxford Contemporary Music and features wind-harnessing instruments created by Max Eastley, Mark Anderson, Jony Easterby, Kathy Hinde, Dan Fox, Mike Blow as well as Nathan's whistling pigeons.
Also tomorrow, badass rock and rollers Rory and Ned take their dancing trousers to the Liverpool Tattoo Convention. Let's hope they don't emerge covered in biker urine.
27 April 2013 - Dorian Wood Glassellalia book and single
On Monday 29 April, we issue our first release of 2013. And what a release! Glassellalia is the second single from Dorian Wood's brand new album, Rattle Rattle.
The Californian artist and songwriter had been working on his magnum opus for five years and finally unleashed it in March of this year, to widespread critical acclaim. Rattle Rattle proved to be an album of epic scope; a doomsday opera that could have been conceived by Andrew Lloyd Webber, had he awoken grotesquely transformed into Scott Walker, in some terrifying Kafkaesque mishap.
Glassellalia is one of the album's mellower moments; a beautiful eight minute piano-led duet with Angela Correa (of Correatown), which may remind people (with sufficiently long memories) of when Antony Hegarty was actually good. The EP also features three non-album tracks, available on CD for the first time. These run the breadth of Dorian's output, from a tender piano ballad to a full-on apocalyptic cacophony, featuring a 45-member choir. Lo-fi this is not.
The CD is mounted in a 34-page, perfect bound A5 soft cover book, featuring lyrics and all-new, specially commissioned artwork by Dorian himself. People disturbed by images of hermaphroditic cherubs fucking and mutilating each other should probably give this a wide berth, or maybe just download the music from iTunes. But for collectors of his work, this is a must! Strictly limited to 170 numbered copies, this is sure to become a highly sought-after collectors item when Dorian becomes a household name (hopefully for his music).
Glassellalia is available from our webstore now and, if purchased over the weekend, will be dispatched by First Class/Airmail on Monday morning.
19 April 2013 - Dingus Khan kicks off the summer campaign
Another month passes without a website update - no surprise there. But we've been busy behind the scenes, with raft of releases and live events planned for the summer. Kicking off tonight at the Rep in Ipswich, we have Dingus Khan, the Waxing Captors and Rory & Ned on the same bill! A Dingus Khan is a sweaty rock 'n' roll behemoth from the Stour Estuary, currently menacing the land on a national tour. Arguably the biggest band ever to emerge from Mistley (there are eight of them) and signed to the influential Fierce Panda Records, (who brought the world Coldplay), the Dingus boys are promoting the re-release of their debut single, the demented murder ballad "Knifey Spoony".
Rural Suffolk ex-pats Rory and Ned return to their home county to showcase some stripped down, lo-fi garage rock shout-a-longs from their forthcoming album "Fighting Music" - out on antigen in May. And we're delighted to announce that Ipswich scene veterans the Waxing Captors survived the winter and will be delivering ten years of pop-rock anthems in thirty minutes .
The event runs from 9pm to 2am. First band at approximately 10pm. Admission a paltry £3. E-mail: info (at)antigenrecords (dot) com before 5pm for further details.
7 March 2013 - Events update
Tour dates for Nathaniel Robin Mann and The Great Park are now up on the antigen events page... only a day after the tour started, which is pretty efficient for us. The two remaining Dead Rats, Daniel Merrill and Robin Alderton, play A Festival of Untidiness in Reading on Saturday, in their Ghostband incarnation. More dates loom for both the Waxing Captors and These Are End Times, who celebrate their (non)appearance on the April page of the antigen calendar with a rare live outing.
4 March 2013 - Nathaniel Robin Mann on tourThose of you with an antigen calendar on the mantelpiece will already know that March is Nathaniel Robin Mann month. Appropriately enough, he is heading out on a 10-date tour to sing, play and whittle his log for the people of Switzerland and Germany. He will be playing the majority of dates with The Great Park and the tour kicks off on 6 March 2013. Details will be on our new events page shortly.
This tour will be the last opportunity to purchase a copy of the excellent Scraps 2 CD/book, as we have sold out at the antigen webstore. I am reliably informed that Nathan will be smuggling a few copies into mainland Europe.
2 March 2013 - Dorian spawns a monster
Dorian Wood, l'enfant terrible of the Los Angeles arts scene, has finally unleashed the long-awaited successor to his critically-lauded debut album BOLKA. Four years in gestation, Rattle Rattle has emerged freakish and fully-formed as a truly apocalytptic masterpiece of aural theatre. Available digitally now from the artist's Bandcamp page and on CD from 5 March 2013.
AND... on 29 April 2013, Dorian will be releasing Glassellalia, the epic second single from Rattle Rattle, on antigen records!
7 February 2013 - New events page
Regular visitors to this site (if indeed they exist) may have noticed a slightly slack attitude to regular news updates and a disappointing lack of fun-packed pages to flick through during idle moments of downtime.
Well, no token gesture of appeasement is too much trouble for us here, so we've added an events page to the website.
The first event to benefit from this small concession to user-friendliness is:
Massar Egbari, Will Newsome and Osten Milne live at Cafe OTO on 17 February 2013.
Our showbiz mate Daniel Merrill (of Dead Rat Orchestra and Sons of Joy) is promoting an evening of revolutionary music (in the true sense of the word), Afro-Celt folk whimsy, sax sadism and amateur DJ antics at London town's beard-stroking nexus.
Featuring the London debut of Egyptian polit-rock behemoths Massar Egbari, the wistful kora folk stylings of Will Newsome and Osten Milne, who apparently plays the saxophone and seems to have no traceable online presence.
Dan is threatening a live collaboration with Mr Newsome and I will be terrorising the hipsters with a beatless DJ set consisting entirely of field recordings of Georgian table music. Expect long periods of awkward silence, during which you can reflect on the burning political issues in the Middle East.
18 December 2012 - Luke's new blog
We are delighted to welcome Luke Littleboy on board as the new antigen records publicity officer. More widely known for his antics as front man of the Waxing Captors, Luke has, until recently, led a double life as a press officer for a well-known Suffolk institution. We are hoping he can use his talent for spin and burying inconvenient truths to advance the antigen cause.
He's already created a Tumblr blog to channel his thoughts. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the more cynical and world-weary viewpoint of antigen records. And may or may not be factually accurate.
16 December 2012 - Dead Rat Orchestra on Amazon
Is the "immoral" use of secretive jurisdictions, royalties and complex company structures to avoid paying tax on British profits keeping you awake at night? No? Then you'll be delighted to know that you can now purchase three Dead Rat Orchestra CDs via Amazon UK here:
People with a PayPal account can purchase these directly from us, using the antigen webstore. It's cheaper.
7 November 2012 - Caveat Emptor 2 mispressing giveaway
As you may have noticed from reading our Facebook page, the first pressing of the Caveat Emptor 2 compilation CD had defective disc art and is being repressed. Rather than chuck them all in a skip, we gave out a shedload at the Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Dead Rat Orchestra gig at the HMV Forum on Monday night. Quite a few were handed out without covers, so here's the tracklisting, with links. CDs by many of the bands are available in our webstore. New CDs by Dorian Wood, Sealionwoman, John Callaghan, Rory and Ned and Jack Rundell are in the pipeline!
1. Dorian Wood - Ken
3. Nathaniel Robin Mann - In the Light of No Dawn (live)
4. These Are End Times - Now I Realise How Helpless We Are (live at Latitude Festival 2011)
5. Sons of Joy - Somebody Talking 'Bout Jesus
6. Rory and Ned - Outside and Work
7. Sealionwoman - Crows
8. Dead Rat Orchestra - John Wort's Grave
9. Jack Rundell - Tiny Tim
10. John Callaghan - This is So Embarrassing
11. The Waxing Captors - Dominator
12. Henry Homesweet - Untitled
27 October 2012 - Dead Rat Orchestra EPs on sale now!
To coincide with their forthcoming European tour, we are proud to present a collection of recordings by the Dead Rat Orchestra. Three key live performances, captured between 2004 and 2007 and previously issued only as limited edition CD-Rs, are now available to the world at large.
The EPs are available individually or as a set, at the special offer, cynical purchase incentive price of £12 + P&P!
10 October 2012 - Dead Rat Orchestra update
We are pleased to let you know that production is underway on the Dead Rat Orchestra EPs, which should be available in time for their tour with Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The tour kicks off at Teatro Kapital in Madrid on 30 October and comes to the HMV Forum in London on 4 November (though that date has already sold out).
The EPs and other merchandise commemorating 10 years of the DRO will be available at all dates (barring act of god or other more mundane mishap). Head to http://www.deadratorchestra.com/ for a full list of tour dates.
5 October 2012 - You wait three months for a new release and then three come along at once...
More grovelling apologies for failing to keep the site up to date, but we have been really busy... honestly. When antigen records started, our remit was to document and preserve the offbeat, original and unusual music of East Anglia. We've staggered into exciting new realms over the years, but it is a real pleasure to return to our roots with our latest batch of releases.
We are privileged to be in a position to reissue the first three EPs by the Dead Rat Orchestra, to celebrate 10 years of free-folk freakery from this trio of wood-worrying beardies. They have been merrily exploring the outer reaches of acoustic music for the best part of a decade, and have recently received long-overdue national recognition for their soundtrack to the BBC documentary The Guga Hunters of Ness.
However, it is their uproarious live show that has built their reputation. These three live recordings were available on CDr from the band in very limted numbers and have become highly sought-after collectors' items. We will be reissuing St. Martins, Palimpsest and Ghostband on CD on 30 October 2012, to coincide with the first date of their new European tour. More details very soon.
If you can't wait that long, we still have copies of Rat-related audio in the webstore. Daniel Merrill is one-half of Sons of Joy, whose Songs of Joy has received some very nice reviews in the folk press. And a few copies remain of Nathaniel Robin Mann's solo collection and book, Scraps 2.
16 August 2012 - More late news
Apologies for the abject failure to plug the release of the new Waxing Captors single - Back to Birmingham. This is out now as a limited edition 3-track faux-vinyl CD single from the antigen webstore and as a download via the usual outlets. They've also put it on Bandcamp, so you can easily rip it with a copy of Audacity. But why do that when you can fondle a physical copy of the single in its easy-wipe laminated cover, gaze dreamily at the soft-core male near-nudity or puzzle over the irrelevant sleevenotes? We've made twice as many this time, so there's no reason to miss out.
5 July 2012 - Farewell for now, Sons of Joy
26th June brought the Sons of Joy to the Ipswich Fringe festival for what was widely rumoured to be their final performance... for a while at least. Matt Simpkins (voice, fiddle and drum) heads off to Oxfordshire in August, to study to become an Anglican priest. Daniel Merrill (backing shouts, violin and stomping) is also leaving the fair county of Essex, to study in London.
The duo performed as part of the Switch Fringe antigen records night and delivered a blistering live set in an Ipswich Labour Club outbuilding, which turned out to be a pre-war barracks hospital, undecorated since 1938. Also on the bill, Nathaniel Robin Mann, who stunned the crowd into awed silence, performing much of his set unamplified among the audience. Click here to hear a song from the night.
1 June 2012 - Animateddog's Scraps 2 is OUT NOW!
Animateddog's Scraps 2 - The Gathered Flecks of Hope & Sorrow by Nathaniel Robin Mann is now available via our webstore. This is a fine addition to the antigen catalogue - a 20 track overview of Nathan's work to date, including eight new pieces recorded in April of this year, specifically for this release.
This is a glass-mastered CD, mounted in a 24-page full-colour booklet (21cm x 21 cm on 160gsm uncoated paper with a 325gsm uncoated cover) and it is limited to 100 numbered copies.
We will not be making this release available to download, but if you want to hear some of the earlier tracks, 11 songs from this album can be found on Nathan's bandcamp page.
Nathan will be performing tracks from Scraps 2 at the Ipswich Fringe on 26th June. More details very soon.
29 May 2012 - Scraps 2 launch in Madrid
Some of you may have been lucky enough to catch Sef, Dorian Wood and Nathaniel Robin Mann on the Beards & Tongues Tour this month. They have roamed England, France and Spain bringing both voice and hair to the music-loving masses. The tour culminates at the Matadero in Madrid on 1 June 2012 with a double celebration, as Nathan's Scraps 2 collection will be available to buy for the first time at this event.
Scraps 2 will also be available from the antigen records webstore from 1 June 2012.
27 May 2012 - Nathaniel Robin Mann comes to antigenWe are REALLY thrilled to announce our latest release: Animateddog's Scraps 2 - The Gathered Flecks of Hope and Sorrow by Nathaniel Robin Mann. This is a limited edition glass-mastered CD, mounted in an oversize (21cm x 21cm) heavy stock booklet, containing lyrics and artwork by the Mann himself. The CD collects together live tracks and studio work from his two previous online releases - Animateddog Does and Scraps - all of which will be available on CD for the first time.
If this wasn't exciting enough, Nathan has re-recorded four of his best songs, one fantastically atmospheric ukelele instrumental and three crazy mbira thumb-piano freak-outs specifically for this release! And it contains the previously unheard full-length version of live favourite Whip Crack Away.
Nathan is perhaps best known as one third of the frankly uncategorisable Dead Rat Orchestra, who are readying themselves for a national tour to support the release of The Guga Hunters of Ness soundtrack on Critical Heights. He has recently collaborated with Lara Baladi, composing Hope - The Donkey Symphony, which premiered at the 1st Kiev Arts Bianniel in Ukraine last week.
19 May 2012 - Songs of Joy endorsed by folk establishment "Twin-fiddles, from the lush to the distorted, backed up by the world's oldest big drum, lead this set of lo-fi Christian tunes and songs. Lou Reed, Nick Cave and backwoods preachers are all in there, bless 'em. Magnificently loopy." fRoots "It's a visceral, rough-hewn ride - foot stompy and fuzzy around the edges. Equally spooky and sublime, it's hard to know whether these Sons will save you or send you to the pits of Hell. But whatever the final judgement, it's sure to leave you in a better place." R2 "I've heard better sounding third generation bootlegs. I don't suppose commercial success was the aim here but would it have been too much of an artistic compromise to record these songs properly?" Blues Bunny 22 April 2012 - Rory and Ned on iTunes and Amazon MP3 Man Slag by Rory and Ned is now available to download from iTunes, Tesco online etc. Or you can stream it via all of the usual online suspects, if you'd prefer to spend that 70p on a packet of crisps instead. The CD of Man Slag b/w The Forbidden Dance has now sold out. In other news, our online distributor has finally resolved its spat with Amazon UK and Europe and you are now able to buy Man Slag from Amazon MP3. Palm Trance by Henry Homesweet and Pleasure! by the Waxing Captors are also available again, with other antigen titles to follow by the end of May.
"Twin-fiddles, from the lush to the distorted, backed up by the world's oldest big drum, lead this set of lo-fi Christian tunes and songs. Lou Reed, Nick Cave and backwoods preachers are all in there, bless 'em. Magnificently loopy." fRoots
"It's a visceral, rough-hewn ride - foot stompy and fuzzy around the edges. Equally spooky and sublime, it's hard to know whether these Sons will save you or send you to the pits of Hell. But whatever the final judgement, it's sure to leave you in a better place." R2
"I've heard better sounding third generation bootlegs. I don't suppose commercial success was the aim here but would it have been too much of an artistic compromise to record these songs properly?" Blues Bunny
22 April 2012 - Rory and Ned on iTunes and Amazon MP3
Man Slag by Rory and Ned is now available to download from iTunes, Tesco online etc. Or you can stream it via all of the usual online suspects, if you'd prefer to spend that 70p on a packet of crisps instead.
The CD of Man Slag b/w The Forbidden Dance has now sold out.
In other news, our online distributor has finally resolved its spat with Amazon UK and Europe and you are now able to buy Man Slag from Amazon MP3. Palm Trance by Henry Homesweet and Pleasure! by the Waxing Captors are also available again, with other antigen titles to follow by the end of May.
14 April 2012 - Man Slag / The Forbidden Dance by Rory and Ned
Yes, it's finally here! The new Rory and Ned single is now available to buy from our online store, with iTunes and other download options to follow within the next week.
The boys have managed to avoid being stabbed for more than six weeks, since relocating to Liverpool. Though if you watch their latest video, you may wonder how.
Catch them live before they get banned from every so-called open-mic event in their newly-adopted city.
Friends and family will have the chance to see how six weeks in the birthplace of the Beatles has influenced their sound, when they open proceedings on the acoustic stage at Ipswich May Day in Alexandra Park on 6th May 2012 . The acoustic stage has nabbed all the talent this year, with our showbiz mates John Brett and Phil "Ball-Gag" Jackson of the B.Goodes also on the bill. More details soon.
23 March 2012 - The Trip
The Waxing Captors are back with a new video to promote The Trip. UK live dates to follow. The Trip is available on iTunes worldwide and we've held back some limited edition faux-vinyl CD singles to promote it. These are only available from the antigen webstore.
24 February 2012 - Rory & Ned
18 February 2012 - Missing numbers
Those of you with a keen interest in prime numbers may have noticed we have some missing releases from the antigen back catalogue. No? Well never mind... this is the situation -
antigen 17 Earth Mother Fucker - I Fuck Therefore I Am CD + 7"
The 7" has been lathe-cut by Peter King in New Zealand. We are still seeking out a missing master tape from the first ever EMF recording session in 1990 and the elaborate packing is still under construction. We plan to release this later this year.
antigen 29 Sealionwoman - TBC CD
Sealionwoman sent us everything they have ever recorded and we've been sifting through this vast archive in order to compile what we hope will be the ultimate overview of their early work. We hope to finalise a track listing in a couple of weeks. This CD will be out in 2012.
antigen 37 Jack Rundell - TBC CD
We are mastering this release at the moment and it will be available in the next couple of months. More details very soon!
10 February 2012 - Amazon MP3
Some of you may have noticed that antigen recordings are not currently available to download on Amazon MP3. This is due to a dispute between Tunecore (our digital distributor) and Amazon UK and Europe. We have not been given any idea as to when this will be resolved. All of our records are still available on CD from Amazon and from us directly via our online webstore. And downloads from iTunes are unaffected. Apologies for the disruption.
26 January 2012 - The Waxing Captors live at the Swan
The Waxing Captors join the Kabeedies and Youth Club for a FREE gig at the Swan in Ipswich on Thursday 26 January 2012. It kicks off at 8pm. If you want to get an idea of what to expect, click here for live YouTube footage of the Captors in Groningen last year. If you like it, click the Facebook or Twitter tab and help them on their way to inevitable disappointment in the Graham Coxon Tour Support competition.
XXIIRII, the unpronounceably enigmatic film-maker from Barcelona, has produced a brilliantly-realised dark narrative for Critical Buddha by Henry Homesweet. This is well worth checking out on YouTube, if you have seven minutes of your life to spare. The track itself features on the brand new Homesweet album, Enter 5D, which is of course available now from our online webstore, iTunes and Amazon UK.
We have uploaded the video to the antigen records YouTube channel, along with live footage of Sealionwoman from their performance at Ronnie's Bar in August of last year. We have compiled a load of antigen-related video oddities. Be sure to check out some of John Callaghan's fantastic self-directed promos.
30 December 2011 - The Trip CD out now!
It's the feel-good hit of the summer! Roll back the roof, crank up the volume and let the Waxing Captors provide the soundtrack to your next unnecessary car journey. With the windows down and "The Trip" on auto-repeat, you will command the respect and admiration of pedestrians and fellow drivers alike.
We've made a few CDs to support the online release of this single (see below). They are available from our online store NOW.
29 December 2011 - The return of the Waxing Captors / The Trip faux-vinyl limited edition CD
The Waxing Captors / Broken Shapes / Youth Club at the Grinning Rat, St. Helens Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. Starts 8pm. £3 admission. Details here.
The Waxing Captors return to Suffolk for their first local live show since their explosive performance at the Ugly Truth About Ipswich launch night in April. Since then, they've played a few dates in London and Europe, but this is a great opportunity for those us living in backwoods rural isolation to catch their exuberant and frequently shambolic live show.
We'll be launching a limited edition fake vinyl effect CD on the night, containing the single version of The Trip and the CD exclusive track Polynesian Land. There will also be copies of Caveat Emptor available with all purchases and Pleasure!/The Trip package deals.
19 December 2011 - The Trip
The Waxing Captors are back, with a new download single: The Trip. Available on iTunes and Amazon download for only a few pence. Or just listen to it for free on Spotify as many times as you want, content in the knowledge that none of your hard earned cash will ever find its way to the those greedy songwriting bastards. All links can be found on our webstore page. Limited edition vinyl-effect CD available soon.
14 December 2011 - Tidings of Joy
Having sat on their arses for a whole month, Sons of Joy finally get around to releasing their long-awaited second album. With their debut in November 2011 now a distant memory, Messrs Merrill and Simpkins approached BBC Suffolk's David Butcher at 8pm with their mission to learn, play, record, digitise and release their second album in 4 hours.
Mission accomplished - Tidings of Joy was released at midnight and is now available on the Sons of Joy Bandcamp page. It can be purchased for a donation of as little as 40p to East Anglian Childrens' Hospices (though if you donate 40p, you'll only be making a donation to the Bandcamp CEOs).
6 December 2011 - Great news for charidee
The Sons of Joy album launch at Holy Trinity on 12 November 2011 raised £408.10 for Amnesty International and the CO1 cafe run by volunteers at the church. Congratulations to the boys and Nathaniel Mann, who put in a fantastic perfomance on the night. And thanks to everyone who showed up to support the good cause. A special mention to the audience member who walked out in disgust and demanded his donation back, because he wasn't allowed to drink alcohol in the church.
1 December 2011 - Henry Homesweet Enter 5D available now
We've made Henry Homesweet's new CD available in advance of its official release date on 2/1/12. People who regularly check the antigen records or Henry Homesweet Facebook pages have had an exclusive opportunity to pick up this groundbreaking CD in time for Christmas.
The album is available through our webstore on this site. If you don't have a PayPal account, there are links to Amazon UK as well as iTunes links for every country we could access. Physical copies of the CD come with a free copy of the Caveat Emptor CD, whether you order through Amazon or our webstore.
25 November 2011 - Sons of Joy on the BBC
Sons of Joy were invited along to the BBC Suffolk Introducing show, to chat to Graeme and Richard about their new album.
They played four songs live during the show - Keep My Body, Jesus, Old Time Religion and the unreleased Somebody Talking 'Bout Jesus. You can listen to the interview and live songs here, if you want: http://soundcloud.com/sonsofjoy/live-session-and-extensive
14 November 2011 - Songs of Joy CD is OUT NOW!
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Songs of Joy, the debut album by Sons of Joy. This is a remarkable CD, recorded in less than four hours in a garden shed, with one microphone and no post-production. It has the immediacy of an Alan Lomax field recording and the earnest intensity of the pre-war gospel pioneers. It truly is music to feed the spirit. However, it is not a record for those who have grown accustomed to soulless Christian MOR or what passes for gospel in the church-marts of the US. It is a record of extremes, saturated by feedback, dissonance and microphones overloaded by the bestial holler of Matt Simpkins, as he channels his righteous fury like some jackleg street preacher from the 1930s. These raw gospel foot-stompers are complemented by some quieter moments, including beautiful violin interpretations of early hymns and even a Velvet Underground cover version, all arranged and performed by Matt "Rev" Simpkins and Daniel Merrill of the critically acclaimed Dead Rat Orchestra.
This 11-track album is currently available via our webstore, Amazon UK and iTunes and all CD copies come with a free 19-track antigen compilation CD (which also features non-album track It Was a Dirty Lie, available on CD for the first time).
12 November 2011 - Songs of Joy CD Launch at Holy Trinity in Colchester
Fiery fiddle duo Sons of Joy release their debut CD Songs of Joy through antigen records on 14 November 2011. They are launching it with a concert in aid of Amnesty International and CO1 at Holy Trinity Church, Colchester CO1 1JR (next to HMV and the library) on Saturday 12 November at 7.30pm.
This will be the first opportunity to pick up a copy of their outstanding new album, at a discount price, two days before the official release date!
Tickets for the launch gig, priced £7, are available now from www.colchesterartscentre.com or 01206 500900.
11 November 2011 - These Are End Times and Broken Shapes at The Steamboat in Ipswich
Following their success at Latitude, These Are End Times showcase some new material in the relative intimacy of the Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich. Also on the bill, the funky alternative Balearic sounds (it says on their Facebook page) of Broken Shapes. It kicks off at 8pm and it's £3 to get in.
20 August 2011 - Sons of Joy, Sealionwoman and BangStick at Ronnie's Bar, McGintys in Ipswich
We are thrilled to announce a very special live concert at Ronnie's Bar, upstairs at PJ McGintys in Ipswich. This may be the last show we promote at McGintys, as the landlord, Veronica Chambers, is leaving at the end of August. She has played a major role supporting bands and promoters in Ipswich over the last 3 years. Her open-minded attitude to music has seen the venue play host to everyone from Ed Sheeran to John Bowers.
We are planning to see her off with a night of typically offbeat antigen extremity on Saturday 20th August. We have Sons of Joy, BangStick and a very rare live performance by Sealionwoman.
The concert is FREE. All three acts feature on Caveat Emptor, so check out the link below to hear two tracks by each band. Caveat Emptor on Bandcamp
13 August 2011 - Henry Homesweet at the Boomtown Fair
Henry Homesweet has been added to the line-up at the Boomtown Fair, held at a secret location in "Southern England" from 11 August 2011. He'll be bringing it on at The Bodyshop on Saturday 13 August from 22:00.
1 August 2011 - Various Artists - Caveat Emptor (antigen 47) FREE with all orders
Our brand new compilation CD is out now. Featuring 19 tracks by popular recording artists, including John Callaghan, Henry Homesweet, Sabrepulse and These Are End Times. All previously unavailable on CD.
More than 75 minutes of psychedelic chip-tune freakouts, good-time rock & roll, bible-thumping dark hollers, electrifying jazz-noise, laptop punk rock and almost everything imaginable inbetween. Listen to all of the tracks on the Bandcamp link above.
The compilation is FREE with all mail-order sales from 1 August 2011, while stocks last. A jewel-case version, featuring a couple of extra bits of artwork, will be available separately soon.
29 July 2011 - John Callaghan and Jack Rundell in Ipswich
Two of our favourite eccentrics return to Ipswich to play a special low-key gig in the intimate surroundings of Ronnie's Bar, upstairs at McGintys in Ipswich. It's open to the public and it's free. We will also be giving out preview copies of Caveat Emptor to anyone we take a shine to.
17 July 2011 - These Are End Times at the Latitude FestivalThese Are End Times provide a portentous post-rock soundtrack to the mid-afternoon family fun at the Latitude Festival on Sunday 17th July. They are on the Lake Stage at 2.45pm. Expect the skies to darken...
We'll be giving out a limited number of free copies of Caveat Emptor, the new antigen records compilation CD, to members of the audience at the end of their set.