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

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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






Monday, 1 December 2014

YF

Hey, turns out MONOTONY are now headlining Drill Festival. ha.ha. ha.

Anyway... we are playing with Young Fathers aaaand on the Friday SY is playing with Traams. ok see you there!






Wednesday, 19 November 2014

MISFITS / BENCH

Have a read of Ecke's amazing essay on The Misfits and hyper-masculinity over at the Queen of The Track blog currently being curated by Lady Neptune AKA Moe Meade.

Also, get your eyes round PP's tribute to everyone's home...


 

Also P.S. etc, WE play this in 10 days time...


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Bench / Tourists / Drill / Tapes / Tees / Murlo

HI, just a little round up for you...

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Primitive Parts have a new 7" coming out on Faux Discx this month... TV Wheels / The Bench. More tea-towel pop from THEE BOYS.

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Feature put out a split for their tour with Slowcoaches, which has already been & gone (bit late on this one sorry...) it's called Tourists, it is excellent and has a Wire cover on it, which leads me nicely on to...

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Sauna Youth & Monotony are playing this year's Drill Festival (curated by Wire)... Colin Newman rang me up just before dinner the other day and asked if we'd like to play. We said yes. Monotony are playing on the Thursday (the 4th Dec) and SY are playing on the Friday (the 5th Dec), both at the Green Door Store.

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Monotony tapes are now available from Comfortable On A Tightrope. Whilst you're there I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of the Waiters 12" too.

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The Positive Press has printed up more Sauna Youth shirts... get em while they're hottttttttt.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_PJ03uYnx0

Sunday, 12 October 2014

POCKETS OF FUN

2 things - 

You can listen to our 2 day trip to Manchester ((obviously not the whole 2 days of interaction, including a visit to the new Manchester Central Library (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED), Akbar's Curry House (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) and The Eagle Inn (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) but rather the time that was spent on air with M. Riley))



BIG thanks to Marc, Michelle, Chris & Perry.

The other thing is that our friend Chris Smith designed us a shirt and Chris Murphy printed them. That wouldn't be such great news if they now weren't ONLINE TO BUY.




"DISTRACTIONS" SOON>