We have a couple of available nights- 2 in the UK on August 10th & 12th, and August 18th, 19th, 21st & 25th on the ‘mainland’ …If you’ve got a local club/pub/warehouse/backyard/squat/houseboat/motorhome you’d like us to play please email Benny from Klownhouse Tours at email@example.com with any suggestions and/or contacts.
11.08.2013 GBR-Blackpool, Rebellion Festival w/ TSOL
13.08.2013 GER-Cologne, Sonic Ballroom w/NAZI DOGS
14.08.2013 GER-Berlin, Wild At Heart
15.08.2013 GER-Hamburg, Hafenklang w/ Adolescents
16.08.2013 GER-Lichtenfels, AZ+Wild In The Streets Contest
17.08.2013 GER-Rosswein, JH Openair w/ TSOL,ADOLESCENTS
20.08.2013 AUS-Vienna, Arena w/ TSOL
22.03.2013 AUS-Innsbruck, PMK
23.08.2013 SUI-Luzern, Sedel
24.08.2013 GER-Aachen, Jakobshof w/NAZI DOGS
Down to the last 10 out of 100 in the whole universe of the world famous The Stitches “I Can’t Do Anything” Bat Skates deck…get it here http://batskates.com/
Here’s the Moloko-Plus review for the “Do the Jetset” 12″ as German original:
And here is my lousy translation, I hope you’ll get an idea:
“8×12″ is unbeatable. “Sixteen” also. Just like “Talk Sick” or “Cars of today.” The STITCHES have it damn hard, too high is their own standard. Their early releases were awesome. What is to do? Copy forever the old successes, as a shadow of himself to play a safe commercial game? Copy Cat fate. Not with the STITCHES: If the donkey is too good, he goes on the ice when the STITCHES is too comfortable, they do a New Wave remix of their own works. The result: driving New Wave/Electro-beats, the originals survive only as a fragments. A jaunty ride between SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, MALE, DER PLAN, LIASONS DANGEREUSES, PALAIS SCHAUMBURG and early D.A.F. So not a smart’n'stylish New Wave-Punk version in the sense of EPOXIES and BRIEFS, Lohrman & Co. have fired up the shredder without compromise. It beeps and whistles like in a magical forest, Franz Bielmeier had even signed the STITCHES immediately 30 years ago for his RONDO label. Hilsberg would write wild songs of praise! There is almost none reminiscence to the old STITCHES sound, no classic punk inside. Düsseldorf ’79 instead Orange County ’96.
Mike announced “Do the Jetset” as follows:
“99% of all candy bars contain the same six ingredients It’s the configuration and packaging presentation that makes them unique to themselves. 99% of all punk bands use the same six chords. It’s the presentation and packaging configuration that makes them unique to themselves. The Jetset Utilized the same 6 songs. It’s the presentation and packaging configuration that makes them unique to themselves. The list goes on …. it’s a basic rule that often gets overlooked in the quest for originality. Sometimes, the product is already as good as it gets. We may very well live in the Age of Convenience, but customer service is king. ”
Absolutely right, straight to the point.
I’m looking very excited forward for the next STITCHES releases. One thing is damn sure: It will not be boring… I give them 10 points at the scorer’s list. For the idea, the execution and the artwork. Not because “Do the Jetset” has become a monumental work of epochal importance or has reinvented the wheel. But the wheel is newly shod. It’s a matter of taste, the one finding it terrible, others ingenious. But neither “just so-so.” And this is damn rare in the decade of arbitrariness. A sporty-dose amphetamine into the lame Music Biz. Refreshing to be different. Expectations will kicked in the ass. Extreme/Style breaks/experiments are now extremely important to keep a healthy punk spirit alive. Less polish, more corners and edges. Even if it’s a Crusty Slogan: Making punk a threat again!
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