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Thursday, 18 April 2024 20:14

Blog #38


Sorry for leaving you all hangin' for so long. It's been a rough few months for all involved, and we've had our share of drama here at the Flicknife Officers. Our Glorious Leader, The Frenchie, messed up his foot and was bouncing in and out of hospital, barely able to walk for months, which slowed things down a touch. But we've got him a little scooter now, so he's back to being an absolute menace. Good Times! So, is anyone else a little disappointed that the eclipse didn't give us all magical powers? I feel a little cheated, myself. All that coverage in the media, social media frothing at the keyboard because the end times were here. Personally, I didn't it realize it WAS an eclipse. When it started getting a little dark in the afternoon, I just figured it was business as usual for the U.K... Ah well, apparently the rapture is coming, at the end of this month, so we'll see if that's any more fun. Assuming the world DOESN'T end, we've got some very fun releases coming up, see if anything here tickles your ear-box.

For those who missed it, we have an excellent new single from Redhead called 'Inside My Head' b/w 'Sun Will Rise Again' (FLSD23128). This is a track no good rocker can do without. Described as "If Guns N Roses made an album with Bon Jovi" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Redhead are a band that NEED to be heard, by anyone craving a good hit of solid ROCK. These new tracks are available NOW and can be found on 121 different digital sites, worldwide. SO if your platform of choices doesn't have it, make better choices! Choices like Inside My Head which Record Collector described as "Full of hooks, and great riffs". And, because we're just that nice, if you don't have a platform of choice, you can find one here. You know what to do!

Redhead Single

Times are hard. We all know this. Everything is more expensive, smaller, and worse quality. You know what is cheaper, bigger, and only gets better with time? Our selection on Bandcamp! And because we only want what's best for you dirty flickers, for the month of April, we're dropping our already low prices by a further 20%! TWENTY PERCENT! That's one fifth! that means, if you buy five albums from us, in April... you're basically getting one for free. I think that adds up. Don't check the maths, just pick up something epic. Your ears will thank you, as will your wallet.

BC Friday

And speaking of EPIC. Did you know, a very special anniversary is coming up? Yup, that's right, this April it'll be the 40th anniversary of the release of The Karate Kid! Wax on, you crazy diamonds.

Oh. Wait...

I'm being told that's not the one I'm meant to talk about.

It turns out, this April is ALSO the ten year anniversary of our collaboration with Flicknife Mainstays, and all round great people ELECTRIC CAKE SALAD ! They're the best around, no one's ever going to keep them down. To celebrate, we're releasing something a little bit special: 'The Tenth Anniversary Logbook' (FLAN24001). A very special package, with an extremely limited run, each edition contains a CD, a poster and a beautiful, numbered card, designed by Stevo Diavolo-Jonesy himself, and the whole thing will drop in your laps, in a see-through wallet.

The CD features five classic tracks:

  1. Everything (Original)
  2. Baby Firefly
  3. Everything (Dan Thomas progressive mix)
  4. Dimenticato
  5. Everything (Dan Thomas radio edit)

ECS 10th Anniversary

Be quick, though! Only 100 will ever me made, so make sure to get your pre-orders in NOW!. There's no set release date, but we'll let you know through the usual channels, as soon as we've ironed out the creases and set a launch schedule!

For a belly full of Electric Cake Salad, you can catch them LIVE at any of the gigs listed below.

18th May – Mascara Bar, London (with Cryogenica)

31st May/1st June – Alice's Wicked Tea Party, Dorset

5th-6th July – Tannerfest, Northampton

5th September – On Board The Craft, Stoke Prior

And that's all there is for this blog, folks. I hope it was worth the wait, and while I'd love to say the wait will be shorter for the next one, we all know there's a good chance it won't be. Life is pretty hectic right now, for us all, and there are a few major events coming up which could well spell doom for our species. But, as always, our advice remains the same: No matter what terrors and tribulations life throws at us, we can always pull through as long as we stick together. Don't let the silly little differences distract us from the silly big similarities, and remember that we're all just balls of wrinkly jelly, piloting skeletons on a rock, hurtling through space. Life is already absurd, so there's no need to make it harder by being a dick.

Until next time,

Catch you on the flipside!

Taheg, and the Flicknife Kru.

Tuesday, 05 September 2023 20:16

Blog #37


Sorry it's been a while, life is pretty crazy right now!
It's funny, all those centuries back when I said I wanted to get a job in a creative industry, people always thought I was mad. They're such risky jobs, they would say. Tiny chance you'll ever actually be able to support yourself, huge amounts of competition etc etc etc.

Tuesday, 20 December 2022 16:19

Blog #36


Wow, 2022 was a lot, wasn’t it? I keep hoping I’ll write one of these end of the year wrap up blogs and just talk about how we all had a really nice year, and everything went so well. But this year, is not the year I get to write THAT post. Nope, 2022 was another year of struggles for all (well, most...) Many businesses, great and small, didn’t make it this far, and many more won’t make it to this time next year. But, it could be a LOT worse. Keep a spot in your heart for all those that spent 2022 fighting for their freedom, and their lives. If you wake up with a roof over your head, and even a little food in your fridge, you’re doing better than most. That’s something, right?

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 18:14

Blog #35


It's been a while, sorry everything's been so calm and free of catastrophes that time just slipped by!!

Seriously, though; The 'Rona continues to ravage the world, Putin has thrown his toys out of the pram and our country is being run by self serving morons, too busy lining their own pockets to notice that the world is burning down around them. But, on the plus side, we have music! Aaaah, music. A gentle song to calm the heart of a savage beast. Well, we don't have anything that will soothe your heart for you this time, but we've got some crackers, to get the heart pumping and the toe tapping. That's way better, right?

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 20:40

Blog #34


We thought we’d try something a little different, this time around. We were talking the other day, at the Flicknife Towers, about albums that for one reason or another, were formative in our history. Not just albums that we enjoyed, but albums that went one step further. Teaching us something about who we were, who we wanted to be. Taught us vital lessons, that were formative in the young days of freak culture. Even beyond that, these albums that taught us all that an album could be, how they should be built and presented so that when the time came for us to start putting out albums of our own, we could make them the absolute best they could be!

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 15:26

Blog #33


It’s been a busy couple of months, since we last spoke! Hope you’re all doing well. At least as well as Paradise 9! Their new album 'Science Fiction Reality' (that we mentioned in our last blog) has dropped and it's doing REALLY well. Lots of great radio plays and some great coverage in the press! But why would you take our word for it? Why not check out some of the reviews here?

Paradise 9 Review

This is a bloody super album of magical sounds.Jon Downes - Gonzo Magazine
Magical sounds! MAGICAL!

Paradise 9 Review

Even punks bloggers got in on the praise with a 4 stars review on the Punk Site.

See? Told you it was doing well! And it doesn’t end there, we’ve got some more reviews coming out: look for a piece in an upcoming issue of Shindig! You don’t want to miss it.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 20:04

Blog #32


Spring has sprung. A new season is here, some life has returned to the world. Lockdown is beginning to ease, and there’s a small chance that life may just return to something that resembles normality by June.

So, naturally, we’ve decided it’s time to try something a bit new! Spring is the time for fresh starts so that’s our plan.

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 16:23

Blog #31


We’re back once again, for another round of "Someone let me talk to the masses, what a mistake that was" Also known, as the Flicknife Blog!
Yeash, it’s been a wild few months, eh? But don’t worry, there’s always a way to finish the year on a high and I just happen to know exactly what it is. So, if you want to make sure you have a rocking Christmas, and a rock-tastic New Years, listen close:

Cast your mind back! It’s March, 1982 and you’re listening to DOREMI FASOL LATIDO, watching Only Fools and Horses and drinking a cool glass of Pepsi, because some things are timeless. As you sit there, it hits you. What could be better, than sitting, listening to an album by your all-time favourite band, Hawkwind? Simple: listening to an album of Hawkwind, their friends, and some relations!
And thus, it came to being: Hawkwind Friends and Relations. One of the greatest album series of all time. But wait, there’s more!
Fast forward to today. Now, while you sit in that same old beanbag chair, listening to HFAR and thinking of better times, you can do it while wearing AWESOME t-shirts, featuring Hawks sleeves-inspired art! Aww yeah!

Thursday, 03 September 2020 19:18

Blog #30


Yeash. Well, it’s September. We’re still on lockdown?! ‘Rona refuses to leave. I think it’s safe to say, by this point we’re bouncing back and forth between angry, confused and resigned to spending this whole year hiding away drinking tea and watching ‘Only Fools and Horse’ on repeat.

Of course, here at Flicknife, we’d never even CONSIDERED letting something as small as that stop us from our task. We’ve been working since ’79. We’ve seen off everything history has thrown at us this far and we’ll see this off too. So, we’ve got a few wonderful releases for you today, to keep your spirits high and the good vibes flowing, until we all emerge on the other side of this current trauma.
How about we get started, then?

We dug around, looked under some roots, flipped over a few stones and we might have just ‘scavenged’ up some new tracks for you!

That’s right folks, The Scavengers are back! Forged like Damascus steel from former members of Crazyhead and Gaye Bykers On Acid, the Scavengers never fail to impress. So check out their epic new release 'Rights of Salvage' (SHARPCD20117 release date 25/09/2020), featuring 11 brand new tracks. It’ll be available as a digital download from all the good stockists and most of the rubbish ones. BUT, if you’re a special kind of legend, you can swing by our store and get one of the very, VERY, VERY special limited edition CDs. They’ll be first come first served. And trust me, these are going to fly out, so you’d better hurry!

Saturday, 30 May 2020 17:43

Blog #29


How's everyone doing? We're living in trying times, locked away in social isolation, scrubbing ourselves down every five minutes. But we can survive this: the human race has lived for millions of years and I'm sure we've got at least 10 left in us. But it's not all doom and gloom, being locked up in our homes has given us plenty of time to listen to great music because although we can't be together in person, we can still feel connected through entertainment. We've been selling a lot of great albums, both physical copies (sent safely, don't worry!) and a huge upswing in digital sales which is great! So don't worry people, even in these darkest of times, you can still rock hard, thanks to the Flicknife Kru!

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