January 25, 2009

NME – Feature

Way Out West Coast Bitter exes, desperate housewives and dead dog’s ashes won’t stop LA troubadours The Airborne Toxic Event spreading their love. Martin Robinson joins their crazy Californian road trip. By Martin Robinson January 24, 2009 Bill Hicks called it “turd city”, Woody Allen said its only cultural advantage […]
November 28, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Day 27 – We’ve seen a lot of sheep…

From NME.com. As we close in on our last few shows here in the UK, we’re struck by the sheer volume of bands we’ve played with this month (around 80). The new friends we’ve kidnapped in a whiskey-fueled haze and brought to our next gig in the van. The omnipresent […]
November 28, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Days 20-26 – The Last Week

From NME.com. Nottingham, Barrow in Furness, Stoke on Trent, Cardiff, Bristol, London (again), Sheffield, and Preston – all behind us, and so now we’re officially in the home stretch. Admittedly, we’ve fallen off in posting these things, as we’ve grown more and more exhausted and unable to do much else […]
November 26, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Day 19 – Losing It

From NME.com. After London, we headed into Brighton and played a rowdy gig at a place called The Hope just up from the pier. Now officially in the last third of our tour and 19 days in without any real rest, we’ve all gone a bit wonky and recorded said […]
November 26, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Days 17,18 – Geeking Out

From NME.com. When we started this band, we tried not to get too excited about guitar effects and gadgetry lest we became one of those groups with huge, unwieldy pedal boards. We bought Velcro, electrical tape, power strips, and slabs of wood from our local hardware stores and constructed our […]
November 17, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Days 14,15,16 – First or Favorite Concerts

From NME.com. We’ve been to Manchester, Hull, and Leeds now, acquiring quite the scenic tour of this country. We’re excited that we’ve passed the halfway point intact, while gaining an appreciation for the towns we’ve only heard about from Smiths songs or episodes of The Office. Just another 14 days […]
November 17, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Day 13 – A Day in the Life

From NME.com. Naturally, a few of us started humming and singing Beatles songs as soon as we got to Liverpool, so someone came up with the idea to do a “Day in the Life” blog about what a typical day has been like on this exhaustive (and exhausting) tour, titled […]
November 13, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Day 11 – Downtime

From NME.com. We’re now halfway through our residency—not halfway through the tour, though, mind you. It feels simultaneously disconcerting to find ourselves still so early on in this adventure and amazing that we haven’t imploded yet after 11 consecutive days of driving, performing, consuming massive quantities of alcohol, and sleeping […]
November 13, 2008

UK 30 Shows in 30 Days: Day 10 – “We are the UK fan base.”

From NME.com. Sunshine is rare in this benighted land. Though we do believe it invites wit. The most one can reasonably wish for is a light drizzle to accompany the ubiquitous grey skies. Instead of torrent. Though that has its advantages too, as we discovered in Hayle the other night, […]