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A post or two ago, I mentioned the animated film I’d composed and recorded some music for.

It was created by my brother, who can be found here.

Here is the film. Warning, it contains extreme puppet violence.

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Today was a productive day. A musical day. My brother, Joe came round and we composed and recorded music for his new film ‘A Tale from the Endless Stair’, a bizarre and incredibly violent animation. Here’s a little trailer:

And here’s the music we recorded:

Download Opening Theme

Download Main Theme

Download Demon Appears

Download Demon in Heavy Metal

Download Moody background loop.

Download Demon Fighting.

The sharp eared amongst you might spot elements of our song ‘Demon’ in some of this. Joe has also used Demon over the end credits of the film, the finished version of which should surface soon.

PS. Have you joined our mailing list, so you can get into our fans’ area? Go on, you know it makes sense.

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At least, google says this is Hungarian.

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Hello you!

Just over a week ago, Pete and I played a gig at our old haunt The White Hart, in Whitechapel, London.

We played well, to an intimate but lovely crowd. I thought things sounded great, Pete complained about the sound afterwards.

We handed round a mailing list sign-up sheet, as we usually do, this time asking for emails and ‘your favourite time machine’. Responses included a delorean with a flux capacitor, the phone booth from the Bill and Ted films, an obscene suggestion that I won’t repeat publically, and two answers that would only make sense if the writer were caught in a time loop.

We got to hear the wonderful Chris Magerl, who is by far one of the best singer-songwriters we’ve seen on our travels through the London acoustic circuit. Here’s a video:

Also on the bill was Paul O’Kane, a very talented fingerstyle guitarist with a great sense of melody. His music reminded me of James Taylor, if James Taylor had more blues in his soul.

In other news

I’ve mixed a version of Vapour Trails, which can be heard if you log in to the Fans’ Area.

You’ll need to sign up to the mailing list to be able to do that.

And finally

Our next London gig is:

Thursday August 20th
The Fiddler’s Elbow
1 Malden Road
London NW5 3HS

Here’s a Map

Nearest tube Chalk Farm Road

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It ain’t so bad, it ain’t so bad.

Download Dance, dance, dance.

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Robot attacked Swedish factory worker.

The incident took place in June 2007 at a factory in Bålsta, north of Stockholm, when the industrial worker was trying to carry out maintenance on a defective machine generally used to lift heavy rocks. Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.

But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim’s head.

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Hello, my name is Pete and I am one half of We’ll Write. Maybe a little less than half, the Tom is a bit taller than I am.

It’s my fault there hasn’t been a new Song For The End Of The World for a while. I got quite sick and lost the use of some organs, but they’re better now. I should be able to sing a bit, and I intend to get the last couple of these apocalyptic ditties on the go so we can wrap up this project and start gigging again.

So, sorry about all the delays and that. We’ve two Songs For The End Of The World to go, and then I think we’ll probably tidy them up, put the ten of them on a CD and try and get people at gigs to hand over a couple of pounds for it. It will be a proper album! The end of this serial business, which I was convinced was going to attract significantly more interest than it did. Ah well. It did at least galvanise us and get us recording a bumload of stuff we probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. And having lots of free music available for download can only be good for us.

Over the coming weeks, there will definitely be recordings of The Dance At The End Of The World and One More Time Around, and possibly a new version of Vapour Trails and a song about our doomed future that would be called This Is Not The Future That You Wanted But It’s The Future You Have Got if we were Manic Street Preachers. Thankfully, we’re not. Although I think the Tom would look better in a dress than Nicky fucking Wire does.

Maybe that should be Nicky Fucking Wire, ’cause I’m sure that must be his full and correct name.

2009 is mostly going to be for gigging, I suppose! Which is good, I like gigging. Maybe something interesting will happen to us while we’re doing that, and people will start paying us money to play! I know, sounds a bit far-fetched, but we once played the same night as Polly Scattergood and now she’s all famous and stuff and she was truly awful! So who knows? Provided the world doesn’t end (it’s still quite likely to, let’s be honest), we shall be reasonably active for the year.

After that, I recall having a drunken conversation with the Tom sometime last year about writing and recording a whole album in the style of Jim Steinman. Even sober this strikes me as the most amazing idea ever. We will write eight minute epics about rock ‘n’ roll, chicks and motorcycles! IT WILL BE HEROIC.

In the meantime, I will be on Twitter talking about my naughty cats and my newfound enthusiasm for composting.

TTFN.

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Songwright » Blog Archive » Hallelujah – How not to Interpret a Song.

I wrote a blog post about the awful version of Hallelujah that the latest Cowell-spawn has released.

Sometimes I’m glad that the end of times is coming.

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Hello you!

 I know, I know, we’ve been bad at writing blog posts. In our defence, this is because I have started Nanowrimo. Up to 13,000 words already, so I think I’ll make it. What Pete’s been up to is anyone’s guess, but I’m sure it involved photographing his cat, programming drum beats, or both.

 I’ve also been interviewing people for my songwriting blog. If you write songs, you might find that interesting.

More importantly

 We’ve a new gig booked:

Saturday November 22nd
8.pm
Phibbers,
203 Holloway Road,
Islington,
N7 8DL
(close to Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington tubes).

And also

Our next single will be the first ’studio’ version of ‘Stand and Clap,’ a song about idiocy, religion and dogma. It includes reference to the Madonnary version of  Kabbalah, which used to sell anti-cancer water. No really, they did.

 Of course, choosing one crazy religion isn’t fair, and so the song also references other absurd cults that we should have left behind at least two centuries ago.

 The end of the world, when it comes, will be welcomed by some of these subhuman creatures.

Here’s a live version:

Download Stand and Clap – Live

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We write amusing ditties about the End Times as a kind of nervous distraction. Warren Ellis is here to make you laugh at the disgusting terror of it all.

Should all concerns be confirmed, it appears that we’re all going to die from the escape of monstrous planetary farts from beyond history.

Thanks, methane!

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