Algernon Doll at Struggle 32, Glasgow (March 6th 2014)
We really have a great city for DIY punk.
This is just a list from two promoters, there are plenty more incredible punk, emo, pop punk, hardcore & metal shows going on constantly in Glasgow.
Proud to be a part of it.
Tuesday, please come!
In Wrecks are playing tonight, as part of a new monthly gig called Repeater at Bar Bloc. They’ve been out of action for a bit, but their EP was one of our favourite releases of last year, so get down and check them out with Shambles In A Husk & Citagazi also tearing up the bill.
Yeah, I don’t know the other dates though, I was only asked to announce the Glasgow one a few weeks back.
There’s a lot going on in the next few months. Help us out by sharing these and coming to some shows.
None of those labels are big. That’s not a knock; they don’t consider themselves big either.
None of those labels are signing bands on music alone. They may love your work, but they’re just as happy to listen to it and not put it out themselves. Because unless you’re active and showing that you want to sell records, no established label can afford to work with you.
Some people may see the year Deathwish had (big Touche and Deafheaven sales) and think, “this is a good time to hit them up; they’ve got the money to take chances.” But this ignores basic business logic and the plain truth of ‘mo money; mo problems.’
When businesses generate more income, they take on more expenses. They are then less likely to take unnecessary risks. And, worth noting, they don’t have to anymore. Labels of the size you mention may not be big, but they’re big enough that they don’t have to jump on unknown bands. They can compete for bands that already have some buzz.
So, get some buzz. Put out your own record, or put it out on a smaller label. Play shows. Appear active at all times. Form friendships with the bands you play with. Or, be iconoclastic and grab attention by force of zersonality.
You’ll have to have value before anyone is able to recognize that value.
This answers questions a lot of people have been asking me,
Download Hex Charmer at https://thinprivilege.bandcamp.com/.
Pay what you want.
New single from the forthcoming Thin Privilege LP.
The illustrious WOLF MASK - ex frontman of garage punk band Cleavers & illustrator of Gnarwolves records & maker of cool zines etc - has drawn us this excellent portrait of Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart brandishing a skateboard as though it were a steel chair! Thanks dude.
This will probably be available as a sticker soon, we like stickers.