Feeling Halloweeny yet?
Our next gig! Tomorrow at the Moon Club, Cardiff. With Playlounge / Trust Fund / King of Cats & Something. Early birdies please. x
This is our next gig. Tomorrow! Free entry! In Porthcawl! Car Pool people, car pool. x x x
Free Entry gig tonight at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff with HMS Morris.
There’ll be food so you can have your dinner at the same time x
Some nice pictures and a review from Rafa Skam of El Planeta Amarillo :
Son un dúo de post-punk con bases pregrabadas, bajo y guitarra, muy potentes en directo, con melodías retorcidas en la onda de grupos como WIRE, SUICIDE o PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL. Interesantes!
Sneak preview of a new song from our forthcoming second album. Recorded live at IndieTracks 2014.
Our adventure at Indietracks. That’s Ellis & Roxy from Trust Fund in that other pic there. They played the same stage as us an hour later with Rosie Totem on guitar and they were great. (Performance pics taken by IndieDad and Fran of Francesca’s Word Salad).
This is our next gig! Heavy Petting Zoo have been nice enough to ask us to play at their single launch, so we’re gonna. Foxes get in for free. Probably. x
IndieTracks have released a sampler album featuring 56 of the bands playing this year’s festival, including Totem Terrors. Cheap at twice the price, listen/purchase: Indietracks Compilation 2014 by Various Artists
This is our next gig! Look at that line-up. All NEED, no GOT, in Panini sticker parlance. See you there?
So we had this gig at Brighton’s Green Door Store supporting Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams last night. I was meant to drive the hire van up from Cardiff but the night before I screwed my ankle up playing football (CSL4LYF).
Because of the short notice, none of our friends could take over driving duty, so Rosie got on a 5am train from Brighton to Cardiff just to drive us both back to Brighton for the gig.
Her train breaks down in Cardiff. We get to the hire place 2 and a half hours late. There’s a £20 surcharge because Rosie’s under 25. We make Brighton in under 3 and a half hours. Rosie doing 90 all the way on 4 hours sleep. We’re trying to reach Brighton Electric where we had a pre-gig practice booked.
We get there at 5. Our session was 4-6. There’s nowhere to park, and I’m on crutches. Soundcheck is at 6. We give up, forfeit the £18 and head to Rosie’s house to have an unplugged living room practice because it’s better than nothing.
There’s nowhere to park outside Rosie’s house. By the time we’ve unloaded, parked elsewhere, walked back, practiced for 15 minutes, brought the van back around and reloaded, it’s nearly 7. No soundcheck. Brighton Electric are phoning us.
We find the venue. Despite there being a car park the size of a school playground outside, we’re not allowed to use it. Inside, the bar is cash only. I have no cash. Rosie has to go back and park the van next to her street and walk back to the venue because her parking permit doesn’t cover the area near the venue.
There’s no TV in the bar. Chile will shock everyone except Barry Glendenning by beating Spain, but we won’t see it. Half way through the match, we’re on stage. Most of the sell-out crowd has arrived.
And the gig was amazing.
We make some new friends and sell a stack of merch. Afterwards, we’ll catch some of the late game and a few beers with Jeff and the Jrams at the King & Queen. Rosie will leave her phone in the pub but is lucky enough to get it back the next day. Everywhere in Brighton sells Newcastle Brown Ale. A girl called Kate who is as kind as she is pretty is willing to walk slow with me so I’m not left behind on my crutches. Sometimes things just work out.
Totem Terrors t-shirt watch : Wales Goes Pop festival, Cardiff
You can get one, too. £7 and you get our first album (digital) with it. Limited edition size & colour combos, direct from the horses wardrobe.
Our contribution to a Cupboard Music Record Store Day sampler x
Our next gig. AMAZED to be playing on the same stage as Her Parents, and generally very pleased to be among the rest of the bill too.