Without wanting to blow ones own trumpet, we are nonetheless compelled to tell you that we have been honoured with receiving the above named Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by NME Awards 2014, with Austin Texas. With that in mind, we have heads down rehearsing a few numbers to play at Brixton Academy on 26th February.
The award will take pride of place on the big B&S fireplace and a warm thanks is due to our amazing fans for their never ending support over the years. It’s really not a bad start to 2014!
Coming to the show at Sundance? Why not continue the night at our Haus party at 628 Park Avenue where you can enjoy complimentary libations, tasty late-night snacks, and most definitely a lot of dancing to the beats of your B&S dj team: Chris ‘beans’ Geddes, Richard Colburn & Stuart Murdoch.
Don’t forget now – It’s on Monday, January 20th at 11:15pm.
RSVP to email@example.com.
The band have been invited by Sundance Film Festival to perform on Monday, January 20 at 9:30 p.m. at the Festival’s Music Café. This will tie in splendidly with Stuart’s God Help The Girl, which sees its world premiere next week at the festival.
The concert is presented by Festival sponsor Airbnb and Sundance Institute, and the after-party and DJ set will be held at the Airbnb Haus.
We are delighted to be asked to play and are all very much looking forward to the Sundance experience. See you there!
Tickets and more info can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
With only a few weeks to go here’s our annual run down of Royal Mail last dates for Christmas delivery. Take heed if your parcels need to arrive before Dec 25th.
DEC 4TH Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand, Australia
DEC 6TH Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
DEC 9TH Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Canada, France, Greece, Poland
DEC 13TH USA, Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
DEC 18TH 2nd Class ,
DEC 20TH 1st Class,
DEC 23RD Royal Mail Special Delivery
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing at both Hurricane & Southside festivals next year. The dates are yet to be confirmed but the festivals take place between 21st and 23rd June 2014. For information please visit the Hurricane website HERE, or the Southside website HERE.
Tickets are on sale now and can be picked up by following one of the links below or by calling the ticket hotline:
Web-links for ticketing:
Hurricane: +49 1806 853 653
Southside: +49 1806 853 653
Here’s an update from the GHTG production team for all you Kickstarting heroes out there:
apologies for our long silence. we’ve had our heads down finishing the film and getting it ready to be seen.
to recap, we shot the movie in the summer of 2012. during the fall, spring and early summer, we edited and did six rough cut screenings in glasgow, london and LA which you might have heard about. those helped us hone the film, which is now complete. it’s been edited, scored, mixed, color timed, title cards made, outputted, it’s done.
this summer, while stuart was on tour with belle & sebastian, we submitted it to the major north american festivals and thankfully, were met with an enthusiastic response.
we’ve chosen the one where the debut will take place, but we’ve been asked not to mention it until the official announcement in a month’s time.
we can say that the festival will be early next year, and it will be a good one.
we’ve not yet shown the film to any american distributors, the festival will be the first time any of them see it. once we know who that is, we’ll be able to set a release date for the film to come out in theatres in the states.
we do already have deals with some great distributors who showed faith in the film sight unseen, in the UK (metrodome), australia (transmission), spain (avalon) and taiwan (atom), for example.
we’ve decided to wait to set release date outside the states until we know the US release date in order to take advantage of the publicity that will be kicked up there.
as for your prizes, we’ve had visitors to the edit and mix, stuart’s played scrabble, and we’re working our way through getting them to you as each are ready.
there’s not yet a poster or the main iconic image or images that will carry the torch for the film. we’re at work on that now. once we have it, we can fulfill all the poster, t-shirt, etc. prizes.
the premieres will happen a week or two before the general theatrical release in each of the respective cities. the DVD and digital downloads won’t happen until after the theatrical release in each territory.
the bus tour will be 2014 – possibly just after our festival premiere. we will update those backers on that shortly as we know you you have to book travlel.
if you’re owed a prize and are wondering when it might be ready, please write us and we should be able to give you at least a general timeframe. rest assured every prize will be delivered at its earliest date.
if you’re feeling frustrated by the wait, we definitely understand. the kickstarter campaign was in december-february 2011-2012, for christmas sake!
this film, like most, has taken a long time to make.
after we complete this first festival and also screenings for international distributors in berlin in february, we will start announcing release dates. we expect the film to actually be available in theatres for you to see in either the summer or fall (2014), with DVD and digital to follow.
we’re grateful as always for your support and also your patience.
if you have any thoughts, questions or worries, please write us.
Well you may think that post-tour the band are hanging up their hammocks and sipping martinis but for the most part everyone is pretty hard at work. While a few are getting the studio ready for some writing, Chris and Richard are packing up their records and preparing to sneak off to Brazil for some late summer DJ-ing while incorporating one or two Caipirinha’s! Here’s a run down of where you can catch them on their travels:
Thursday, October 3 2013
Beco, Porto Alegre
Friday, October 4 2013
Festa Play, Brasilia
Saturday, October 5 2013
Beco 203, Brazil
Beco – Sao Paulo