Tuesday, 26 May 2015

TV Eyes 2


Hey, Marc Riley has a new show on iPlayer and he kindly asked Monotony & Sauna Youth to come up and be on it... It was a suitably strange experience, heightened by the fact this was all filmed at about 9 in the morning. We're supremely grateful though that he'd let a bunch of unknown chancers take up two slots on his TV show. It was all nicely contrasted too by seeing this after we came home from playing Power Lunches on Monday afternoon (which was great, thanks for coming, etc...)

Anyway, here's MONOTONY



Friday, 15 May 2015

Evil on my nose

Right, right, right....

The 7"s exist -




We're having a Bank Holiday Monday Monotony Matinee to celebrate that they exist - 



See you at that, Powerlunches during the day with us, THE WORMS & DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST......... how could that be missed? Home in time for tea too. NO EXCUSES.

Other things - we got interviewed for Loud & Quiet magazine


We're taking on interns... unpaid of course. 


interested? apply here - huxleyboon@gmail.com

ALSO, the first appearance of JOHN & JENNIFER at Lewisham Art House NEXT TUESDAY

Rgihttttttt. back to it. love.






Wednesday, 6 May 2015

TV Eyes

Hi, we had a lovely weekend away thanks. Our tour diary...

NO FORM
 SIMPLY RED
 RAINBOW
 TELEVISION
 GANG GREEN
 JT
PRIME YOUTH SAUNA TIME
THANXOLOTYL


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Party Party

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS... (as you can see)


Upset The Rhythm presents…
SAUNA YOUTH *Album Launch*
Friday 5 June
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317117


Friday, 10 April 2015

Vote

Two opportunities to vote...

Steve Lamacq/Tom Ravenscroft has us up for his Rebel Playlist at 6music, we're up against the "next Strokes" apparently so we prob have no chance. It's the taking part that counts as we all know.

Vote for the Palma Violets here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1JYT7n4ccCylMKk3WLN3JVg/which-is-your-favourite-track-vote-now

The other opportunity you need to register for here -

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Form IV


Jen wrote a tour diary from when Monotony went up North the other week. It's up on Form IV.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who helped us out doing it, we had a lot of fun. x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

PENTHOUSE. SHITHOUSE.





L U X U R Y
FLATS


Forms are growing
Bulging , showing
High rise living ,
Low-rent dream


Acquisitions, no ambition
Jumping off the balcony


New erections
Wrong direction
Living in captivity


Landscape changing
Re-arranging
Living in plasticity


Penthouse
Shithouse


LUXURY
FLATS


Peckham
Brixton
Deptford
Hackney wick
Haggerston
Stockwell
Tottenham
Bethnal Green
Where's OUR


LUXURY FLATS

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Today, tomorrow and the day after


Tonight - Sheffield @ The Audacious Art Experiment


Tomorrow - Nottingham @ JT Soar



The day after in Manchester @ Big Hands Bar


aaaaand, we have t-shirts and some tapes with us. reasonable prices. thanks, see you later.








Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Let's talk about it



So if you're a reader of the Quietus then today you would've seen that our new record is 100% done. We have music, recorded at Sound Savers with Mark Jasper, mixed by Boon & mastered by Kris Lapke. We have a name for it, "Distractions", we have a cover, courtesy of Owen Richards and we have a label, Upset The Rhythm to release it into the world. So far, so good. There will be plenty more to come but for now you can listen to "Transmitters" from the record, look at a photo of us taken by Robin Christian and then if you really want, go crazy and pre-order the record.

Ta. x





Monday, 16 February 2015

µø~ø†ø~¥

µø~ø†ø~¥ MONOTONY µø~ø†ø~¥
µø~ø†ø~¥ MINI TOUR µø~ø†ø~¥

5th March - Sheffield, Audacious Art Experiment
6th March - Nottingham, JT Soar
7th March - Manchester, Big Hands


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Never

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Verfreundungseffekt vol. II

Just to let you know, Jen has completed work on the second volume of her and Joe's Anglo-German arts journal, Verfreundungseffekt... it looks amazing and has work from Jen in there, as well as an essay by Lindsay & illustrations by myself.

There's a launch on the 29th Jan 2015 at the White Building in Hackney, i'll pass you over for the details...


While the British Museum is exploring Germany’s cultural history in its current exhibition Germany: memories of a nation and Germany’s depiction in the media as a cold economic powerhouse strengthens, Verfreundungseffekt is a more contemporary, ethnographic and personal record of British and American people’s interest in German culture and German people’s interest in British and American culture compared to academicised, analysed and popularised accounts of these countries’ histories, cultures and relations. The volumes are edited by Jen Calleja (The Quietus’ new columnist for literature in translation, a writer,  literary translator from German, and member of punk bands Sauna Youth, Monotony and Feature) and designed by Joe Hales (graphic designer and lecturer at Kingston University), and self-published by the pair under the moniker Bathysphere Editions.

Contributors include poet Sam Riviere (whose second collection is forthcoming with Faber & Faber) illustrator Katie Scott (winner of The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Year 2014 for Animalium), the prominent German writer Uwe Johnson, Die Zeit columnist Eric Jarosinski, editor of the journal New Books in German Charlotte Ryland, and Lindsay Corstorphine and Richard Phoenix of the band Sauna Youth. The volume includes brand new translations of poetry, fiction and theatre; short fiction and poetry; illustration; photography; essays; interviews; reviews; and covers topics as far-ranging as feminist approaches to art and Iraqi cultural trauma, to wrestling politicians and The Simpsons.
 Launch event on Thursday 29th January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/events/733857403363936/Preorder link: http://bathysphere.bigcartel.com/
While the British Museum is exploring Germany’s cultural history in its current exhibition Germany: memories of a nation and Germany’s depiction in the media as a cold economic powerhouse strengthensVerfreundungseffekt is a more contemporary, ethnographic and personal record of British and American people’s interest in German culture and German people’s interest in British and American culture compared to academicised, analysed and popularised accounts of these countries’ histories, cultures and relations.The volumes are edited by Jen Calleja (The Quietus’ new columnist for literature in translation, a writer,  literary translator from German, and member of punk bands Sauna Youth, Monotony and Feature) and designed by Joe Hales (graphic designer and lecturer at Kingston University), and self-published by the pair under the moniker Bathysphere Editions.
Contributors include poet Sam Riviere (whose second collection is forthcoming with Faber & Faber) illustrator Katie Scott (winner of The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Year 2014 for Animalium), the prominent German writer Uwe JohnsonDie Zeit columnist Eric Jarosinski, editor of the journal New Books in German Charlotte Ryland, and Lindsay Corstorphine and Richard Phoenix of the band Sauna Youth.

The volume includes brand new translations of poetry, fiction and theatre; short fiction and poetry; illustration; photography; essays; interviews; reviewsand covers topics as far-ranging as feminist approaches to art and Iraqi cultural trauma, to wrestling politicians and The Simpsons.

Launch event on Thursday 29th January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/events/733857403363936/

Preorder link: http://bathysphere.bigcartel.com/

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Cocaine Punks

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Top ten

Mince's top 10 european capital cities 2014 end of year list. 

1. Hungary
2. London