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Posted October 2012
Speedfest in Holland, we had to play it just cos of the name, we were supposed to be playing a Christmas bash with GBH,at The Boston Music Rooms but we had already booked the Holland gig and got our dates mixed up.
Another Damned Christmas, our Xmas gig will be at the Bostom Arms in Tufnell but it will be with Scabies and James playing Damned Damned Damned with the unstopable Texas terri on vocals
Festivals / Punx Picnics, Rebellion looks like it will be one of the best this year then we got the beer fueled madness of FUK Reddin to be followed by The Brum Punx Picnic
Japanese Warhead, we're putting on the London show for these crazy fucking hard core nuts from Kyoto on the 23rd of September along with FUK from Bristol
Off to Scotland, been a while I know be plans are being made, we may also do a couple of North England gigs on the way there too
Posted March 2012
We're in the studio next week to record a few tracks for a split release with the English Dogs
Radio silence broken, ok, it's been ages since we added any news up here, well we've been getting drunk, Biff got married, Tony had kids, we got a new drummer, Skum and we've finally recorded a new album 'If It Ain't Broke... Break It!
New Recordings, we're really pleased with the way the new album came out, (If It Ain't Broke... Break It) and we now have plans in March to go into the studio with the English Dogs to do a split EP, 2 new tracks from each band and then both of us doing a cover of each others band, we may do 'Why Doesn't Anyone Sing About World war Two' and The Dogs may do 'I Don't Belive'
Going back to our roots, next Saturday (11th Feb) we're playing with The Vibrators at The Red Lion in Raunds, less than half a mile from the house were Biff was born and his mother still lives and were Biff and Tony grew up and went to school.
Old news starts here 2006
Records! At long last Go to Hell will be
released in America! The Boys have just signed a new deal with SOS Records
to put out 'Go to Hell' in the States! http://www.sosrecords.us
News 2005 Posted Sept 21th
on the, Bus after playing their second
show at The Wasted Festival in Amsterdam with new drummer Scum, it looks
like the Boys have found a full time replacement! (Although he’s
already slipped a disc in his back making them cancel their gig at ‘The
Twelve Bar’ Camden…. drummers eh!)
GIGS GIGS GIG Its taken Tony a while to settle after his one year away but he’s now back on the ball (he's only got one). He’s now started booking gigs for The Bus in between driving The U.K. Subs around the country. So expect to see the The Busback on the road!
NEW YEAR…. NEW ALBUM! The Boys are in talks with yet another label to release their back catalogue in the U.S. & if all goes to plan they’ll start recording their new album before the end of the year!
KEV BACK FOR ONE GIG ONLY! A Big thanks to Kev (ex SOTB & Varukers) for filling the drum stool at The Wasted show at Morecambe. The last time he played for The Bus was over 5 years ago! & the poor sod hadn’t picked up his stix up for over a year and still managed to pull it off without a practice!!!
Posted April 20th
Reunited, After a year apart and a sterling job from Jet on replacement guitar the band will be reunited with Tic Tac Tony in Japan, he will be playing guitar??? for the first time in a year so we may have to do a bit of a Sid Vicious on him if you know what I mean but it will be great to see the old ball bag again!
He will also be returning to the UK with us, so with Tony back at the wheel expect more from the band this year!
Drummers, Drummers, Drummers, After 2 outta the last 3 gigs ending up in a fight between one of the band and the drummer we decided to get the guy from Rocky and the Sweden to fill in for us on the Japanese dates, plus it's one less person to fly over!
Posted September 30th
Italy / Sicily, November / December looks like to be our first visit to pizza land, 3 dates in Rome, Palermo, and Tourin always had a great time there with The Varukers so we're really looking forward to it.
GO KART GONE, after several years of waiting for Go Kart to for fill their contractual agreements have decided to move to Beer City records, (and their name is so much cooler) this means Go To Hell will eventually be released in the US early next year, about fucking time too! we will also be touring to promote the release of the album (see below) now the album will be coming out in the US we have just started writing new tracks for the first time in ages, maybe a few will appear on a 7" EP for release in Japan to coincide with the tour there.
USA, It looks like that the US tour with Discharge will be off, the promoter Ron fucked about and it seems we're off the bill, it now looks like we will be going over in the spring of next year with The Wern't, Beerzone and Red Flag 77
Posted August 11th
Easy Jet, with Tony's absence and after a drunken conversation down the pub we now have Jet of The UK Subs playing second guitar with us.
He played at The Wasted festival, about 15 songs with no rehearsal and and did us proud and came with us to Amsterdam where he actually got a sound check
Posted May 13th
Tony The Bedford Globe Trotter, as from the 1st of June this year Tony will be taking a year off from the band and everything else as he jets off around the world leaving us to sort ourselves out! this is going to be a shock to the system and will test us as good ol Tony has done everything for the band not only booking the gigs he got us to them as well, we are going to use the time while he is away to write some tracks for the next album that we want to record soon after Tony gets back in the UK, but Tony can't keep away all year, if the US West Coast tour support for Discharge comes off he will be joining the band in LA or somewhere to do that tour, and he will also be working with Ricky from Extinct Government to sort out the Japan tour In April / May 2005, so we'll probably do more gigs with him than without!
Have fun Boyo and take care!
Posted Feb 13th
LOVE YOU ?, I WAS GOING TO UPDATE THE SITE TOMORROW BUT THEN I REMEMBERED IT WAS ST VALENTINE'S DAY AND I DON'T WANT YOU CUNTS TO GET THE WRONG IDEA SO I HAD TO PULL MY FINGER OUT MY ARSE AND DO IT TODAY.
HAVE DRUMS WILL TRAVEL, WE ARE NOW BOOKING DATES FOR 2004, FRANCE IN MAY, AND OUR LONG AWAITED RETURN THE USA WILL BE TOWARDS THE END OF JUNE, LOADS OF UK DATES HAVE BEEN OFFERED AND WE ARE TRYING TO STRING THEM ALL TOGETHER TO TRY TO MAKE SOME KINDA TOUR OF THE HOME LANDS THAT MAKES SENCE, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE TOUR NEWS PAGE
POSTED JAN 7TH
4 WHEELS ON OUR WAGON, WE HAVE JUST STARTED REHEARSING WITH OUR NEW DRUMMER JIM FROM BEDFORD WHO USED TO PLAY WITH OUR MATES THE TENDONS, AFTER LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER FOR A WHILE WE FORGOT WE HAD ONE RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSE ( AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S MADE OF SPEED OR COKE) SO COME SEE THE KID ON THE STOOL AT THE GIG IN THE GARAGE WITH THE PARKINSONS ON THE 27TH OF JAN.
PISTOL GRIP GIG LET GO, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO OUR FIRST GIG WITH JIM AT THE UNDERWORLD ON THE 14TH AT THE UNDERWORLD BUT THE GIG HAS BEEN PASSED ON FROM PROMOTER TO PROMOTER AND THE NEW ONE WANTED TO PAY US LESS THAN IT WOULD COST US, NOT BEING REALLY RICH IN THE WALLET DEPARTMENT AT THE MOMENT WE TOLD THEM TO FUCK OFF!
POSTED MAY 29TH
NEXT SHOW IS IN BRISTOL AT THE STUDENT UNION IN QUEENS ROAD WITH HARD CORE PUNK MERCHANTS TETSU AREI FROM JAPAN AND THE STAR STRANGLED BASTARDS FROM THE US AND THE NEXT ONE IS IN LONDON UPSTAIRS AT THE GARAGE, THESE PROMISE TO BE A GREAT SHOWS AND ARE PART OF THE RUN UP THAT ALSO INVOLVES THE VARUKERS TO THE HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN FEST CHECK OUT THE TOUR NEWS PAGE.MORE OF THE EUROPE DATES ARE STARTING TO BE CONFIRMED, THE TOUR STARTS MID JULY IN GERMANY AND END ENDS UP AT THE ANTI SOCIAL fEST IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.
POSTED MAY 13TH
DUE TO THE CHANGES in the City Invasion we are unable to play the Sheffield show, I found out about the changes 2 weeks ago and posted them below, but never realized that the day we were playing on had been changed without us even being asked, Tony noticed the change and we just can't make the show, we will make to Sheffield one day!
POSTED APRIL 30TH
NEXT GIG IS THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW WITH THE KLINGONZ WITH US AS SPECIAL GUESTS ALONG WITH THE EXIT WOUNDS AND BIFF'S OTHER BAND THE JACKOFFS, THIS ALL HAPPENS AT THE BOSTON ARMS IN TUFNELL PARK ON SUNDAY THE 4TH OF MAY, THE VENUE IS JUST OVER THE ROAD FROM THE TUBE STATION SO IT AIN 'T HARD TO FIND
DUE TO VARIOUS REASONS, rumours, clashes and obstacles the City Invasion weekend has received a bit of a shake up. As it has become apparent the tour in it's original form cannot happen. Some bands will only be doing certain shows now. Unfortunately Vice Squad, Discipline & Mad Sin will have to be missed out completely.
SHEFFIELD CORPORATION - will keep the 2 day festival in it's closest form : March 16th : THE SUBHUMANS + LEFTOVER CRACK + MDC + F MINUS + GOLDBLADE + BROKEN BONES + SICK ON THE BUS + THE FILAMENTS
March 17th : THE EXPLOITED + THE BUSINESS + US BOMBS + TOTAL CHAOS + AGENT ORANGE + ONE MAN ARMY + DEADLINE + DISCONTENT
LONDON ASTORIA - The 2 days have had to be condensed into one Sunday May 18th : The full line-up will be THE SUBHUMANS + LEFTOVER CRACK + US BOMBS + F MINUS + TOTAL CHAOS + AGENT ORANGE + FIVE KNUCKLE + ONE MAN ARMY + SICK ON THE BUS + DISCONTENT + THE FILAMENTS
POSTED APRIL 17TH
NEXT SHOW IS ON THIS SUNDAY THE 20TH AT THE UNDERWORLD IN CAMDEN WITH PUNK LEGENDS THE VIBRATORS AND THE DERBY BAD BOYS POUND'A'FLESH, AND WE JUST HEARD THAT OUR GOOD MATES THE FOAMERS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE BILL, THIS A GREAT NIGHT TO COME OUT COS MOST OF US HAVE GOT MONDAY OFF WORK THIS BANK HOLIDAY.
FRANCE, WE HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL TOUR IN FRANCE, WE DIDN'T GET ANY ANTI ENGLISH FEELING WHILE WE WERE THERE EVEN THOUGH THE WAR WAS STILL IN FULL SWING, WE DIDN'T EVEN GET STOPPED AT CUSTOMS THIS TIME!
WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR GO KART RECORDS TO PULL THEIR FUCKING SOCKS UP SO WE CAN GET A WORLD WIDE RELEASE FOR GO TO HELL, IF NOTHING HAPPENS SOON WE WILL HAVE TO START SPEAKING TO SOMEONE ELSE
GO TO HELL ON VINYL, MASS PRODUCTIONS FROM FRANCE WILL BE PUTTING IT OUT ON VINYL AS SOON AS WE SORT OUT THE ART WORK, WWW.MASSPROD.COM
NEW GUESTBOOK IS NOW ON LINE AFTER THE OLD ONE BROKE DOWN UNDER THE WEIGHT OF ALL YOUR ADMIRING ENTRIES YOU GUYS LEFT NO DOUBT!
POSTED FEBRUARY 27TH
POSTED JANUARY 24TH
BOLLOX! WE CAN'T PLAY THE NEXT 3 SHOWS COS OF WAGS SORE BOLLOCK AREA, HE WENT OUT FOR A WALK BUT SOON HAD TO RETURN HOME, LIMPING JUST A BIT, WE'RE REALLY SORRY ABOUT THIS BUT THERE IS FUCK ALL WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, WE WILL RESCHEDULE THE SHOWS AND POST THEM ON OUR TOUR NEWS PAGE, GET WELL SOON WAG!
POSTED JANUARY 23 RD
WHAT A NERVE! WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CANCEL OUR APPEARANCE AT PARK IN PETERBOROUGH TONIGHT (ALTHOUGH I THINK TONY IS STILL GOING ALONG TO SEE THE FOAMERS AND THE FILAMENTS) WAG HAS HAD A PAINFUL TRAPPED NERVE IN THE BOLLOCK AREA FOR SOME TIME AND HAS BEEN AT THE MERCY OF A NHS WAITING LIST, HE EVENTUALLY GOT THE CALL ON TUESDAY TO GO IN FOR THE MINOR OPERATION BUT THIS HAS LEFT HIM A LITTLE SORE AROUND THE NACKERS MAKING IT TOO PAINFUL TO DRUM TONIGHT, FINGERS CROSSED (NOT LEGS) FOR THE HARLOW GIG ON FRIDAY. WE WERE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SHOW AFTER THE FUN WE HAD LAST WEEK, BUT I BLAME THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT!
POSTED JANUARY 21 ST
AFTER SHOCK! WE'VE JUST DONE A FEW DATES OF THE UK TOUR SO FAR AND HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME ON THE ROAD WITH THE FOAMERS AND THE FILAMENTS, BUT WE HAVE STILL BEEN ASKED ABOUT THESE DATES WE NEVER AGREED TO! SO FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER THEY ARE LIECESTER PRINCESS CHARLOTTE, NEWCASTLE TRILLIANS AND GLASGOW KING TUTS AS WELL AS THE DERBY AND WOLVERHAMPTON SHOWS, WE DON'T HAVE THE DATES BECAUSE WE ARE NOT DOING THESE GIGS AND WE NEVER ONCE SAID WE WERE, PLEASE DO NOT BLAME US AS WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKING OF THESE SHOWS!
PLEASE CHECK OUR TOUR NEWS PAGE AS WE ONLY PUT UP THE GIGS WE ARE PLAYING
POSTED JANUARY 9TH
ARE YOU PLAYING? JUST TO LET YOU KNOW AND TO HOPEFULLY CLEAR UP SOME CONFUSION, A BOOKING AGENT HAS BEEN BOOKING US INTO VENUES SOMETIME EVEN WITHOUT ASKING US, WE HAVE TOLD THEM WE CAN NOT DO THE GIGS BUT THEY HAVE NOT TOLD THE VENUES! SO WE HAVE BEEN DOWN AS PLAYING SHOWS THAT WE HAVE NEVER AGREED TO! PLEASE CHECK OUR TOUR NEWS PAGE AS WE ONLY PUT UP THE GIGS WE ARE PLAYING, SORRY FOR ANY MISUNDERSTANDING BUT IT IS NOT OUR FAULT AND WE ARE SORTING IT OUT.
POSTED JANUARY 7TH
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL THE BOYS ON THE BUS, WE PLAN TO A LOT MORE SHOWS THIS YEAR TO PROMOTE 'GO TO HELL' AND LETS FACE IT WE DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO DO MANY SHOWS LAST YEAR, WE START BY DOING A TOUR WITH THE FOAMERS AND THE FILAMENTS STARTING ON JANUARY 15TH AT THE VICTORIA INN IN DERBY, THIS TOUR WILL TAKE US TO SCOTLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME! HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE ROAD!
TERRORIZER JUST GAVE OUR NEW ALBUM 'GO TO HELL' A GREAT REVIEW AND 8 OUT OF 10 IN THE LATEST ISSUE, THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT IF YOU YOU DON'T GIVE THE CD TO SOME EMO COLLAGE KID THAT THEY MAY ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND IT!
3 WHEELS ON OUR WAGON, IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL GOING OUT AS A 3 PIECE FOR THE TOUR WITH THE FOAMERS AND THE FILAMENTS AS BRIAN CAN'T MAKE THE SHOWS, TONY WILL BE SWITCHING TO BASS FROM GUITAR, IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HAD TO DO THIS TONY HAD TO PLAY BASS AT THE UNDERWORLD SHOW IN DECEMBER AND HE DID A FUCKING GOOD JOB AND ALL
POSTED DECEMBER 12TH
NEXT GIG, SHOULD BE REAL BARN STORMER AT THE UNDERWORLD IN CAMDEN THIS SUNDAY, IT'S WITH THE TRUSTY OLD PUNKERS 999, VICE SQUAD AND BROKEN BONES, AS ALWAYS AT THE UNDERWORLD IT IS QUITE AN EARLY SHOW SO I GUESS WE WILL BE ON STAGE ABOUT 7 ISH, IT PROMISES TO BE A REALLY GOOD GIG SO GET YOURSELF DOWN THERE OR YOU COULD BE A LIGHT WEIGHT AND STAY AT HOME!
POSTED NOVEMBER 25TH
AFTER A SLOW RESPONSE TO OUR SHIT TATTOO COMPETITION WE HAVE HAD A CHALLENGER TO DIRTY DAVE AND HIS FAB SKIN ART?, COME ON YOU CUNTS GET YOUR CAMERAS OUT AND SEND IN SOME PHOTOS THE PRIZE IS WELL WORTH WINNING!
KERRANG, OR MARK GRIFFITHS TO BE EXACT DIDN'T LIKE OUR NEW RELEASE GO TO HELL GIVING IT A BIT OF A SLAGGING IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE, HE DOESN'T LIKE THE US 'SWEARING LIKE DOCKERS' APPARENTLY, I THOUGHT HE WAS WRITING FOR KERRANG AND NOT SMASH HITS, FROM HIS REVIEW IT SEEMS LIKE HE ONLY LISTENED TO HALF THE FIRST SONG AND READ THE PRESS RELEASE, EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO THEIR OWN OPINION BUT CALLING US 'FUCKWITS' IS FIGHTING TALK WHERE WE COME FROM CHUMP.
POSTED NOVEMBER 15TH
NEXT GIG IS AT THE VERGE, KENTISH TOWN ROAD CAMDEN ON SUNDAY 24TH, WITH THE FOAMERS, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GOSSIPS IN SOHO ON FRIDAY THE 22ND BUT A MIX UP OVER THE DATE (NOT OUR FAULT THIS TIME) MEANS WE CAN'T DO IT.
NEW VAN, AFTER THE TROUBLE WE HAD WITH THE OLD VAN WE GOT IT FIXED BUT THEN GOT A REAL STEAL ON A MUCH NEWER AND BETTER EQUIPPED VAN, SO WE'RE GUNNA BE RIDING ROUND IN STYLE REAL SOON.
POSTED NOVEMBER 5TH
THE BUS BREAKS DOWN, AFTER THE SHOW IN OLDHAM WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO ABERDEEN WHEN WE WERE BLOWN OFF THE ROAD IN THE HIGH WINS AND THE STEERING ON THE VAN GOT DAMAGED, NOW FOR A DIFFERENT REASON WE CAN'T GO INTO AT THE MOMENT WE WON'T BE DOING THE ASHTON AND THE SHEFFIELD GIGS THIS WEEKEND, WE ARE SORRY ABOUT THIS BUT IT REALLY IS UNAVOIDABLE, ALL THESE GIGS WE BE RESCHEDULED.
POSTED OCTOBER 18TH
NEXT GIG THE MARQUEE ON THE 24TH WITH THE UK SUBS
SOMETHING ELSE, THE CHANNEL 4 PROGRAM WILL BE SCREENING SICK ON THE BUS AFTER TAPING THEM AT THE VERGE GIG IN KENTISH TOWN ON SEPTEMBER 29TH SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE, WE HAVE NO DATE FOR THE TV APPEARANCE BUT THE RELEASE FORM JUST CAME THROUGH SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GUNNA HAPPEN.
POSTED OCTOBER 14TH
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27TH
NEXT GIG IS AT THE WHITE HORSE IN HIGH WYCOME ON SATURDAY THE 28TH WITH HELVIS (REJECT SOTB MEMBER ON DRUMS) AND YOU HAVE TO GET THERE EARLY TO SEE THE STRIPPERS, AFTER THAT IT'S AN ALL DAYER ON SUNDAY 29TH IN KENTISH TOWN LONDON WITH CITIZEN FISH, THE RESTARTS, THE FOAMERS AND SOME OTHER BANDS I FORGOT, WE WERE A LATE ADDITION TO THE BILL AND WILL BE ON QUITE EARLY I THINK
THE NEW ALBUM FEATURES SOME TRACKS WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING LIVE FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND OTHERS THAT WE WROTE IN THE STUDIO THAT WE BE ADDING TO THE SET IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THE FULL TRACK LISTING IS: 'GO TO HELL', 'FREAK',' WHO 'R' YA', 'NO REGRETS', 'ANIMAL', '40 WATT CUNT IN A 100 WATT WORLD',' FIGHT', 'FRANKENSTEIN', 'GIRLS ON TOP', 'CAREER OPTION', 'YOU'RE FUCKED AGAIN' AND 'YOU KNOW US'
BIFF COMPLETED HIS MOVE TO LONDON BY GETTING BARRED FROM HIS OLD LOCAL THE BEAR IN BEDFORD THAT HE HAS BEEN DRINKING IN FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS, CAMDEN / BEDFORD, BEDFORD / CAMDEN, BIFF AIN'T COMPLAINING, ALTHOUGH HE HAS ALREADY BEEN BARRED FROM THE DENONSHIRE ARMS IN CAMDEN, BUT AS HE SAID 'IT'S FULL OF FUCKING GOTHS ANYWAY'
WAG MISSED OUT ON A DRUM SPONSORSHIP FROM YAMAHA AFTER CHECKING OUT THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF OUR SONGS
POSTED AUGUST SOMETIME
THE BIG CHEESE SUMMER SLAM WITH VANILLA POD, FLETCHER, NO COMPLY AND THE NOT KATIES WAS A FUCKING BLAST ON FRIDAY NIGHT, WE GOT TO PLAY A LOAD OF THE NEW STUFF AS WELL AS THE OLD AND THEN GOT TOTALLY FUCKED AFTERWARDS AT EUGENES SURPRISE PARTY
SCOTLAND BOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE BAND WILL BE ON THE ROAD PROMOTING THE NEW ALBUM IN OCTOBER, CHECK OUT TOUR DATES FOR NEWS.
TOTAL ROCK, BIFF AND TONY HAD TO GET UP WELL EARLY TO DO A LIVE SLOT ON THE TOTAL ROCK RADIO BREAKFAST SHOW, WE GOT TO PLAY SOME OF OUR OWN STUFF AND SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SONGS (UK SUBS, DISCHARGE, THE DAMNED, THE DWARVES AND MOTORHEAD)
RADIO 1 DJ EMMA B WHO WAS STANDING IN FOR CHRIS MOYELS ON HIS AFTERNOON SHOW FEATURED US EVERYDAY AFTER PRODUCER LIZZIE SAW OUR NAME IN THE GIG GUIDE, THERE WAS A MIX UP OVER GIGS, WE WERE DOWN TO PLAY BRADFORD WITH THE DICKIES BUT NO ONE TOLD US, BUT WE HAD ALSO BEEN BOOKED TO PLAY THE GARAGE IN LONDON WITH DRI ON THE SAME NIGHT,
STRANGELY ENOUGH WE DID A INTERVIEW FOR MIKE DAVIES THE LOCK UP SHOW ON RADIO 1 AFTER OUR SOUND CHECK THAT NIGHT, WE WERE ASKED TO PICK 3 OF OUR FAVORITE TRACKS (NOT OUR OWN) AND EXPLAIN WHY WE LIKE THEM FOR HIS TRASH BOX FEATURE, WE CHOSE MOTORHEAD MOTORHEAD, I AIN'T SOPHISTICATED THE RUTS AND NEW YORK STATE POLICE THE UK SUBS.
EMMA B ENDED UP ADOPTING US FOR THE REST OF HER STINT IN THE AFTERNOON, WE TOOK SOME OF OUR STUFF DOWN (THE WHOLE TEAM WERE SAT THERE IN OUR GO TO HELL T-SHIRTS) AND WE WENT INTO THE STUDIO TO BLEEP OUT THE SWEARING SO SHE COULD PLAY ONE OF OUR TRACKS ON THE RADIO, THEY ALSO DID A PRIZE GIVE AWAY ON THE LAST DAY AND SAID THAT THEY WOULD BE COMING DOWN TO THE SHOW AT THE UNDERWORLD ON THE 16TH.
ON THURSDAY I TOOK A SOTB STARTER KIT DOWN TO RADIO 1 FOR EMMA AND HER TEAM AND ON FRIDAYS SHOW SHE COMPLAINED ABOUT HAVING A HANGOVER (I WONDER IF THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BOTTLE OF TEQUILA THAT WAS IN THERE?
STUDIO DATE FUCK UP KEEPS US OFF THE ROAD! THERE WAS A MIX UP OVER THE STUDIO DATES, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO FINNISH THE NEW ALBUM GO TO HELL IN JUNE BUT WE HAD TO REBOOK (NOT OUR FAULT THIS TIME) IN AUGUST, THIS MEANS THE ALBUM WON'T BE OUT UNTIL OCTOBER, THIS HAS FUCKED UP ALL OUR TOURING PLANS FOR THIS YEAR,
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN PUT BACK JAPAN WILL BE IN THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR, THERE IS ALSO TALK OF A TOUR OF THE STATES WITH CHAOS UK AND THE ENGLISH DOGS, OR A POSSIBLE TOUR WITH DEMENTED ARE GO SO AT THE MOMENT WE DON'T KNOW WHEN OR WITH WHO WE WILL BE GOING TO THE US WITH
WE LOST THE DICKIES TOUR BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO SORT OUT THEIR OWN SUPPORT BANDS (THAT CAME AS A BIT OF A SURPRISE) WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO NEARLY ALL THE DATES, THEN AT THE 11th HOUR WE WANT SOTB, WELL TOUGH LUCK!
ON THE UP SIDE WE DO HAVE A UK RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEW ALBUM (OCTOBER 7th) AND WE PLAN TO TOUR THE UK TO PROMOTE IT.
ROBBED Biff? car got broken into outside The Old Angel in Nottingham in December and Tony? Fender guitar was stolen along with two of Biffs leather jackets, one of which he had for over twenty years, Tony? guitar was a blonde Fender Bullet in a blue flight case with Sick on the Bus stencilled on the side, and Biff? jackets were motorbike style and one had an Iron Cross Motorhead badge and teeth missing on all the pocket zips and the other had one of the epaulets missing, we no there aint much hope of seeing them again but there is a reward for information and a beating for the cunts who took them.
THE BUS HAVE A QUICK LOOK BACK AT 2001 The year started off well with a 3 album deal with Go Kart Records from New York and then immediately went wrong with a mix up over tour dates in the US and this was going to be the way every time we tried to get over there. In the Spring we did a few show in the Midlands and a great trip over to France, in May we did our first tour of Japan and that was probably the high light of the year for us (cheers for everything you mad fuckers) In the Summer we did a hand full of shows in the UK and the massive Holidays in the Sun fest, after that we went into the studio to start work on the follow up to Punk Police but we haven? had any word from Go Kart Records about a release date. Apart from the recording and a few odd Shows (Holidays in the Smoke) things have been a bit quite in the last few months for us, things got a bit fucked up with the Conflict support in the US falling through, it was decided to cancel
METAL MAG GOES PUNK! One of the UK? leading Metal magazines Terrorizer takes a close look at the Punk scene in an issue celebrating Punks 25th anniversary this month, Sick on the Bus get a few mentions and a live review of there set at the Holidays in the Smoke and there is also an interview with Biff, done over a pint or two in London. The Hackney Punks have a good slot in there, with words from Clara (Zero Tolerance) and Kieran from The Restarts, also Caroline makes the cover and gets another photo inside, It makes a pleasant change from a long haired, bearded Death Metal band wearing inverted crosses!
PLANS FOR 2002 First off we?e going to get back in the studio to finish work on GO TO HELL, then in the Spring and Summer we should be going on tour in Europe followed by a tour of the East and West Coasts of the US with GBH. In October there are plans to go to Japan for a more extensive tour of the country with Extinct Government, UK dates throughout the year and most probably back in the studio recording more new material by the end,
THE SOTB NEWS FRIGGING IN THE RIGGING COS THERE? FUCK ALL ELSE TO DO That? right, fuck all has happened apart from a few rehersals and the odd gig, we are still waiting on some money so we can finish Go To Hell and still waiting on news of when we are going to the US this year so everything is on hold and very frustrating and fucking boring, we have done so little so far this year that Biff got a job for a few weeks but luckily the firm had money problems of their own and sent him home!
BIG CHEESE CAN GO TO HELL Well there is one bit of news to tell you and that is after a meeting with Eugene and Miles that ended in a fight a mugging and a shit load of money spent on beer and Tequila it seems that Big Cheese will be putting Go To Hell out in the UK and they are already sorting some live dates out for us. EVE OF DESTRUCTION It looks like SOTB may be main tour support to The Dickies on the UK tour in June as a run up the the Holidays in the Sun fest, but like everything else we are still waiting to hear!
WE?E ONLY IN FOR THE MONEY! In the next few weeks you should be able to buy our merchandise on line
SOTB NEWS POSTED 12/09/01
WAG BREAKS HIS FOOT AT MORECAMBE! 5 MINUTES BEFORE GOING ON STAGE WAG REALISES THAT HIS DRUM BAG IS STILL IN THE VAN AND HAS TO RUN TO THE OTHER END OF TOWN TO GET IT, ON THE WAY HE FALLS REALLY BADLY AGAINST THE KERB AND HAS TO HOP THE REST OF THE WAY THERE AND BACK, THE BAND PLAY MOST OF THEIR SET BEFORE THEY HAD TO STOP AS WAG WAS IN AGONY. AFTERWARDS TONY ATTEMPTED TO CARRY WAG ON HIS BACK WITHOUT SUCCESS BEFORE BRAIN FOUND A SHOPPING TROLLEY TO GET HIM BACK TO THE VAN, THE BAND ARE NOT SURE WEATHER THIS HAD TO DO WITH DRINKING ALL DAY BEFORE THE 12 O?LOCK (MIDNIGHT) SLOT THEY HAD GOT.
USA TOUR UPDATE SICK ON THE BUS DID NOT DO THE TOUR OF THE WEST COAST WITH CONFLICT, AS CONFLICT WANTED AN ANARCHIST BAND TO DO THE SHOWS WITH THEM ??? WE HEARD FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE THAT THEY HAD READ OUR LYRICS AND DECIDED THAT WE WERE NOT THE KINDA BAND TO BE TOURING WITH! SO IT NOW LOOKS MORE LIKELY THE BAND WILL TOUR THE US SOME TIME IN THE NEW YEAR, MAYBE WITH NEWLY SIGNED LABEL MATES AND DRINKING BUDDIES GBH .
NEW RECORDINGS 2 NEW SONGS THAT WILL BE ON THE NEXT ALBUM (GO TO HELL) RELEASED EARLY IN 2002 WILL BE COMING OUT ON A GO KART COMP (GO KART VERSES THE CORPORATE GIANTS 3) SOMETIME SOON. S.O.T.B. HAVE HAD A BIT OF A BREAK WHILE BIFF TOURED BRAZIL AND EUROPE WITH THE VARUKERS BUT WILL SOON BE BACK IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM WRITING A FEW NEW SONGS TO FINISH OFF THE NEW RECORD SOTB
NEWS POSTED 25/05/01 NEW RECORDINGS, The band have written about 15 new songs and are still writing before they go into the studio to record the new album at the end of June, they plan to call the album ?O TO HELL·after writing a track called ?esus is coming / go to hell·the song has very strong explicit lyrics and should raise an eyebrow or two. USA, SOTB going to America mid August to do a 10 date west coast tour with label mates Conflict, then fly to New York to do a few dates on the east coast. JAPAN, The first tour Japan was a great success for the band, every night was a great show and the boys want to thank everyone who helped and drank with them especially Ricky and Seiko, Soe Chan, Fumio, Kimberly, No-Gan, Kanbe (Orthofix) The Blast, Extinct Government, Colored Rice Men, Hazard, etc.
SOTB NEWS POSTED 30/03/01
GO KART SIGN THE BUS! SICK ON THE BUS HAVE JUST SINGED A THREE ALBUM DEAL WITH GO KART RECORDS FROM NEW YORK, THEY JOIN BIFFS OTHER BAND THE VARUKERS AND ALSO HAVE THE LUNACHICKS, THE BUZZCOCKS, DOWN BY LAW AND CONFLICT AMONGST OTHERS AS NEW LABEL MATES, GO KART WILL ALSO BE RE-RELEASING THEIR LAST TWO RELEASES ?ET FIRE TO SOMEONE IN AUTHORITY·AND THE DOUBLE CD SUCK ON SICK ON THE BUS FUCK HEADS·AND PUNK POLICE·SOMETIME IN APRIL.
THE BAND WILL BE GOING IN THE STUDIO IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS TO START WORK ON THE FIRST OF THE THREE NEW ALBUMS FOR THE LABEL, IT IS SET TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE, WITH A WORKING TITLE GO TO HELL·BUT THE DATE AND THE TITLE MAY CHANGE.
US DATES CANCELLED! SOME OF THE WEST COAST DATES HAVE FALLEN THROUGH SO THE BAND HAVE RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO CALL THE WHOLE TOUR OFF UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR SO THAT ALL THE DATES CAN BE SORTED OUT WELL IN ADVANCE. THE SICK BOYS ARE THINKING OF TRYING TO GO OVER TO THE STATES AT THE SAME TIME AS THERE NEW ALBUM IS RELEASED, BUT AS THEY HAVE NO DEFINATE DATE FOR THAT THINGS ARE STILL A BIT IN THE AIR.
THE BOYS HAVE FOUND A NEW REHEARSAL ROOM IN TOWN WHICH IS REALLY HANDY FOR AS THEY ARE NOW WORKING HARD ON WRITING MATERIAL FOR THE NEW ALBUM, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM THE NEW SPACE IS ONLY THREE MINUTES AWAY FROM THERE LOCAL PUB, SO MAYBE THERE WILL BE MORE DRINKING THAN FUCKING WRITING GOING ON.
SOTB OLD NEWS THIS PAGE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ABOUT JUNE 2000
MAD ANDI ARRESTED! On Wag's stag night in Worcester, The rest of the band and close friends of the groom were seen out having a "quiet" drink at The Apple Tree public house, they then left for a noisy drink over the road, on returning to The Apple Tree they were understandably disappointed to be locked out of a lock in, they then decided to go to a nearby club for a few more beverages, but on arrival at the club the door man took one look at the party and refused them entry saying "I don't like the look of you and you're too drunk" Biff the vocalist with the band tired to negotiate their way in but after about two minutes he said to the door man "your some kind of cunt aren't you?" this seemed to do nothing to aid their way in. With all the frustration Andi picked up a notice board and threw it at the door man who was looking at us through a small window , in the now locked door. The police arrived a few minutes later and arrested Andi on a criminal damage charge, but in fairness to the police they let us off for smoking skunk and made their way through the blue haze and took Andi away for a night in the cell, only to be let out the next day to find everyone had fucked off!.
BIFF LIGHTS UP! by firing bottle rockets from his arse on the recent east coast tour of the US, helped by Gabby and Julian from Molotov Cocktail (interesting???) SOTB toured with Mototov Cocktail in the UK in May and June of last year.
WAG gets time off for bad behavior! Kev the original drummer will be standing in for Wag, while he goes on honeymoon.
OUT NOW! SET FIRE TO SOMEONE IN AUTHORITY Has been released on Data Records this is a remix of the self titled 16 track cd that old out soon after it was released. This lp features the late Paul Blaber on drums (RIP)
VIDEO NASTY! Live footage of the band playing Kill Yourself will be released along with 18 other bands, fly on the wall footage and interviews, filmed between 1996 and 1999 on 'STREET PUNK ---THE MOVIE'. The Track Punk Police has been released on a 20 track com CD called Beast of British, on Deck Cheese Records (Big Cheese Magazine) The com also features Snuff, Uk Subs, King Prawn, Pitchshifter, Dog Toffee, and many more. New Tracks to be recorded, maybe for a split release between SOTB and Demented are Go, with both bands doing a cover of one of each thers songs, if this doesn't happen, expect an ep called "Go to Hell" out later this year (4 new songs and live stuff) LATEST Demented back together after split while on tour in Europe!
ANOTHER DAMNED CHRISTMAS The boys are to be the support band to The Damned on their UK tour in December.
THIS PAGE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 2000 BROKEN BONES Biff gets several broken ribs after 999 played in Bedford, Arthur the bassist with 999 was leaving the club with Biff and friends to drink some Absinth and Vodka back at Biff? flat in Bedford, when they thought it would be a good idea (in their drunken stupa) to pick up and throw each other around, but Big Arthur (6 foot 3 and about 19 stone) lost his balance and dropped Biff on his head then proceeded to fall on him. The full extent of the injuries was not apparent until the morning after when Biff tried to get out of bed. Arthur is also suspected of sitting in Biff? sun glasses back at the flat. This happens just one week after Biff and Tony and Mad Andi received their third ban of the year from Esquires for a ?ispute·with the door men. SOTB will be playing with Broken Bones in Bradford and London later this year, Check out the Tour News page.
ANDI GETS OFF! Mad Andi gets off criminal damage charge after paying the owner of the night club for the damage to the door in Worcester. For full details (see old news page 1) BRIAN ON DOUBLE BASS Brian can be seen and heard standing in on bass for another Bedford band The Tendons as they ?oger·their way round the country.
JAPAN TOUR The band will be on tour in Japan on the first week of May 2001, they will most lightly be touring with Extinct Government, Orthofix, and Hazard. US TOUR seems lightly to be in the spring of next year, due to the inclusion of SOTB on The Damned tour in November and December, but the band are on their way back to the States for sure in 2001
BIFF GOB SMACKED After getting his arm cut buy a thrown bottle on a recent Varukers tour, he got one in the face on the SOTB tour of Europe, cutting his lip and breaking a tooth, this happened at the last day of the Ladronka fest in Prague, as usual no one wanted to admit to it and no one of the several hundred people there saw anything ?f you wanna throw a bottle at least have the guts to stand up to me instead hiding in the crowd you cowardly bastard!" (Biff) CUNTS The band had all there merchandise stolen at the last show of the tour at the Ex Steffe in Karlsruhe (GER)