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ITALIA & OUR NEW ALBUM

Ciao tutti!
We're excited to say that we're off to Italy on April 6th
for three shows in some great venues:
Forte Fanfulla, Rome - April 7
Viniles, San Benedetto del Tronto - April 9
Fishmarket Club, Padova - April 11

We'll be playing our new 17 minute opus 'Disposable Outcomes' for the first time too!
We've spent some time in the studio this month working on the final track for our next album which is due out on Esoteric Antenna in September.
Meanwhile, our new 7" single out now on Fruits de Mer has been played on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on BBC 6 Music, made Mojo's top 20 playlist for April & has had a loads of nice reviews across the board. Hope all is good with you all - a presto!
Alan & Schnauser x

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THIS IS THE NEWS!

Our next release has now got a release date of March 31st:
Fruits de Mer FDM46 7" Astral Traveller / As long as he lies perfectly still
which will come in a splendid gatefold sleeve designed by our good friend Johnny O.

Album #5 is well on the way to being complete - we're now working on our opus-like version of Fingertips / Abbey Road Medley / 9 Feet Underground which will wrap up side two of the album. It's gonna be fun!

We've also just confirmed our first ever London show which we're extremely excited about:
March 13th - The Windmill, Brixton
If you can make it along, it's going to be a blast so stick it in your diary!

 
 
     
 
 

BUON NATALE E FELICE ANNO NUOVO

A big thanks to everyone who supported us throughout 2013, and as a special thanks, click on the image to the right to listen to our new Christmas song in Italian!

We're really looking forward to 2014 as we've got some really exciting stuff coming up including a vinyl 7" single release on Fruits De Mer in March, our Italian tour in April and some great news relating to our fifth album which we'll announce in the new year.
Have a brilliant Christmas one and all, and we hope to see you in 2014 - check our gig list at the bottom of this page to see where we're playing next!
Much love, Alan, Duncan, Holly & Jasper. x

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Where Business Meets Fashion - OUT NOW!

You can now buy our new album on CD digipak (and download) with a great gatefold sleeve by James Holland direct from us here:
http://schnauser.bandcamp.com/

"There's no earthly reason why 'Where Business Meets Fashion' shouldn't be devoured by anyone who's ever loved Odessey & Oracle, Skylarking or In the Land of Grey & Pink. It's a similarly masterful compromise between tunefulness and inventiveness." Chris Twomey, SHINDIG!

"Nothing is missed under their cracked magnifier, and it's all brilliantly hummably horrific." PROG ROCK MAGAZINE

Don't forget - our album launch party is coming up - October 12th at The Cube cinema in Bristol. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
Hope to see you there! x

 
 
     
 
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NEW ALBUM OUT ON SEPT 30th +
LAUNCH PARTY IN BRISTOL ON OCT 12th!


At long last, 'Where business meets fashion' is being released into the wild on September 30th via iTunes, Amazon & our Bandcamp page where you can buy the ltd edition digipak CD plus free download - get your pre-order in now:
http://schnauser.bandcamp.com/

We had a lovely review for the album on the excellent NZ music blog which you can read here: The Active Listener

As you can see from the poster on the left, we'll also be celebrating our album launch with a Prog/Pop/Psych extravaganza in the amazing Cube Microplex cinema on October 12th with support from our good friends Glis Glis and some special guests (tbc). Join the Facebook event here.
During the gig, we'll be screening some 60s visuals culled from some of our favourite films & afterwards, join us in the bar for a prog/pop disco where you can dance to likes of Field Music, Todd Rundgren, Soft Machine, White Denim, Blitzen Trapper, Yes, Super Furry Animals and loads more.
Entry is only £4 advance from Bristol Ticket Shop or £6 on the door with 50% of the entry fee going towards The Cube to help buy the building.
It kicks off at 8pm and goes on until late so come along and join us for what should be a brilliant fun evening! x

 
 
     
 
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AUGUST NEWS

We hope you've all been having an excellent summer wherever you are, and for a change it's been mostly nice in England.

I say "mostly" as our gig at the Bristol Harbourside festival on the outdoor stage was so wet, the soundman doubled as a water mopper between songs while an admirable group in the audience happily danced in their soaking wet clothes. Suffice to say, we ended up headlining as the gig was cancelled after we'd played.
We also played down in Dorset at the inaugural 'Forever Sun' festival which unfortunately didn't live up to it's name and provided torrential rain all day on the Saturday. Luckily it stopped around the time we played and you can see a clip of 'Waterloo Teeth' on YouTube here.

Our next show is back in Bristol at the Thunderfest 2013, a three day festival at a venue with the best beer garden in Bristol. We're on this Thursday 29th August so come along for a great night of music, food (BBQ) and beer.

After that, we have a wee break from gigs in the run up to our album launch on Sept 30th...

 
 
     
 
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JULY NEWS

We're appearing at a veritable psych extravaganza in Stroud on July 6th at Eppyfest 2, alongside the brilliant Sanguine Hum and many other inventive purveyors of psych/prog/folk. Tickets are still available - just click on the poster for more info.

Waterloo Teeth from our new album is now available for free download on the brilliant new Active Listener 8 sampler, packed full of new and like-minded pop/psych bands so dig-in! Click on the stunning artwork to go to the A.L. website to stream or download an mp3 copy.

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NEW STUFF FOR JUNE...

After a whirlwind Meat Puppets experience earlier this month involving a fantastic gig with them at the Fleece and then a debauched weekend for Al & Jasper in London watching them support Mudhoney (and then guzzling booze with both bands afterwards), we've enjoyed a relatively quiet week sweating out the toxins.

However, next Tuesday June 18th we're supporting another brilliant band, The Electric Soft Parade at the Louisiana in Bristol so if you'd like to come along and get in for just £5 on our cheap list, drop us an email here and we'll make it so.

Also, if you're on Facebook, you can vote for us to play at Green Man by clicking on the poster to the right. We're as likely to win as Bonnie Tyler at Eurovision, but what have we got to lose apart from our dignity?!

 
 
     
 
 

SCHNAUSER + MEAT PUPPETS - June 2nd

We're lucky enough to be playing with the legendary Meat Puppets at the Fleece in Bristol on Sunday June 2nd:
"The highly influential Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock. They later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. The band's subsequent album went gold, selling over 500,000 albums. Everyone from Nirvana to Pavement cite them as one of the most significant American bands."

We've got limited tickets available at the reduced price of £7 so email us if you'd like one.

 

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WEEEEIRD NIGHHHHHHT - May 10th

I don't know if you remember but Channel 4 used to do 'Weird nights' in the late 80s where they'd show an increasingly strange selection of programmes and films as the evening went on, like a TV version of The Unexplained magazine which regularly used to scare the shit out of me as a 12 year old boy fascinated by the supernatural. The 'voices from the dead' flexidisc was a particularly terrifying highlight, purportedly featuring recordings made in a crypt. The low rumbling and moaning sounds haunted me for weeks afterwards...

Anyhow, we'll be playing at a similarly 'Weird Night' on Friday May 10th in the Royal Oak, Bath, an old pub full of unexplained noises and smells, no doubt the work of restless spirits.

Our set will consist of our weirdest songs, most likely performed wearing strange clothing or even no clothing at all and either side of our live performance there will be a weird raffle, some weird people wandering around and weird music by the in-house DJ.

Luckily the beer isn't weird - it's extremely nice and a good selection too so come down for a free night of entertainment which will leave you confused and elated, like a trip to Wilkinsons.

Click the poster to go to the Facebook paaagggge....

 
 
     
 
 

APRIL NEWS

Our last gig at the Grain Barge in Bristol on March 29th was a huge amount of fun, especially playing alongside Empty Pools and Sarah Proudfoot who were both brilliant. Dan Berlin took some great pics as usual - click here to have a gander on our Gallery page.

We're off to the studio on April 19th to record a 4 track EP of our new songs with all analogue gear. Unlike previous Schnauser recordings, we're going to play everything live, just adding vocals and trimmings where needed, so we're really excited about doing some new stuff!

 

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EASTER SCHNAUSER

As you can see from this great poster by Kit Mckenzie, March 29th is not only Good Friday but also our next gig in Bristol. We've got support from the transcendental Sarah Proudfoot and some very special guests to be revealed on the night.

We'll be playing loads of new prog/pop songs, most of which we'll be recording at the end of April for a new EP.

Also, we'll be doing a raffle to win a complete set of our underwear - the lucky winner can also choose which audience member is crucified live on stage while we play the theme from Tales of the Unexpected.

 
 
     
 
 

NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!

Grab yourself a slice of Spectrum Retro with this Cassette single of a track from the forthcoming album, ‘Where business meets fashion’.

‘Good Looking Boy’ charts the tale of a fat ZX Spectrum addicted teenager, aided by his best friend who helps him break out of his routine of crisps and rubber keys in his unsuccessful attempts to move towards the joys of girls.
‘Lovely Money’ ponders the problems of financial worries away from the safety net of daddy’s wallet and ‘What’s wrong with your face?’ crosses Serge Gainsbourg with Anthony Newley in a disturbing journey into suburban darkness.

Cassette limited to 100 copies. (nb. does not play on a Commodore 64).
Play it on your 'Datacorder' / ghettoblaster / Walkman or in the tape deck of a 1987 Ford Sierra, the choice is yours.
Of course, you also get a full download of the tracks in a cornocopia of glorious digital formats to listen to on your new-fangled handheld computing device if you so desire.....

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

   
 
     
     
 
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UPCOMING SHOWS:

7th Apr - Fanfulla, Rome, Italy

9th Apr - Viniles, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

11th Apr - Fishmarket Club - Padova

19th Apr - Left For Dead Records, Custard Factory, Birmingham

2nd May - The Full Moon, Cardiff

 

 
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
   
     
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