Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional, small, but perfectly formed newsletter. Our numbers continue to swell and once again we'd like to welcome all those who are new here. We've been keeping the news page up to date but have saved the newsletter until we had some proper announcements to make. So without further ado...
2009 tour news
We can now announce Githead's first foray into North America, a short Canadian tour.
26 JUNE: Junction Theatre (Sled Island Festival) Calgary, Canada (all ages)
27 JUNE: Warehouse (Sled Island Festival) Calgary, Canada
29 JUNE: El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada
30 JUNE: Rose Theatre, Brampton, Canada
Dates include two in Calgary at the Sled Island Festival, as part of Colin's guest curatorship of the festival (see below for the news item). The first is an all-ages show at the Junction Theatre alongside The Famines and Indiensoci. The second Calgary date is at Warehouse and features alongside Githead what must undoubtedly be the line-up of the festival: Sub-Linguals, Women, Health and Holy Fuck!
There are a further two dates in the Toronto area, the first of which at the Rose theatre in Brampton will be streamed live. Sign up here to get a ticket.
25 SEPTEMBER: Festival L'Ososphere at the Laiterie, Strasbourg, FranceWe soon expect to be able to announce more dates in September. The gigs page carries links to the venues if you need to know addresses and other information.
Githead's third album
Githead's eagerly awaited follow up to "Art Pop" is now in the final stages of completion. Mixing will continue during the summer with an aim for an autumn release. Upcoming shows will feature a large percentage of the new material, described by those ‘in the know' as yet another big step for the band, featuring, as it does, an increase in intensity with faster tempii, and an approach which is deeper and wider yet more upfront. Intrigued? You certainly should be!
Githead on show
Those who will not be able to make the Canadian shows this summer but will be in London might like to stop by the Elixir Bar in Eversholt Street (near Euston Station) which is currently showing a small selection of Malka's images, including ones of Max and Robin. The owners are Githead fans, and so you might even here the odd Githead tune during your visit!
With the sad demise of posteverything last year, all Githead products have been now moved to the Swim shop. The shop sells physical product (where available) and digital in both MP3 and FLAC formats.
Here's some news from the site you might have missed.
APR 18, 2009: SLED ISLAND
Colin is this year's guest curator of Calgary's Sled Island Festival. The hugely ambitious city based festival which encompasses music, film, visual arts, comedy and more will take place between 24th and 27th of June 2009 and Githead will play more than one show. The line up is expected to be announced by May 1st.
NOV 28, 2008: VIDEO
Some new videos have been added as streams from the downloads page of this site. They are from performances earlier this year at the Mains d'Oeuvre in Paris and were shot by an audience member and posted on their YouTube page. In addition, some rarely seen classic videos from Githead members have now been posted on the Headgit You Tube page these include Immersion Live At the Royal Festival Hall.
See you next time.
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Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter. Our numbers continue to swell and once again we'd like to welcome all those who are new here. We've been keeping the news page up to date but have saved the newsletter until we had a proper announcement to make. So without further ado....
2008 European Tour News.Today we are announcing the first dates of our 2008 European Tour – they are :
05/02/08 : Paradiso - Amsterdam
06/02/08 : Blue Shell - Köln
07/02/08 : 4AD - Diksmuide
08/02/08 : Netwerk - Aalst
09/02/08 : Mains d'Oeuvre - Paris
We expect to be able to announce more dates soon. The gigs page carries links to the venues if you need to know addresses etc.
Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter, and the one you are waiting for!
Art Pop, our new album, is here and available via posteverything and of course we have a special offer for you!
Meanwhile, you may have noticed that "ART POP" has been getting some very nice reviews over the last few days, here's a small selection for those that haven't seen them -
Simultaneously brooding, lush, aggressive and lyrical, this is a reclamation of pop and rock music at their most atmospheric and beguiling.
- Michael Bracewell, The WIRE Magazine
Newman seems to have relocated the combination of sardonic intellectual wit and winning pop song craft that made Wire such an engaging (and influential) post punk prospect. *****
- Andy Gill, The Independent
Art Pop is a finely balanced record that seamlessly fuses familiarity and inventiveness.
- Wilson Neate, All Music Guide
Art Pop does exactly what it says on the tin. Githead get my vote again.
- Dean Thatcher, DMC Update
Slyly subversive gems that reall Wire when they were edging into poppier territory.
- John Lewis, Uncut
- Dave Simpson, The Guardian
grounded in technological modernity, not the tired styles of yesteryear.
- Louis Pattison, BBCExpect plenty more like that. - Read more.
Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter, and only a month and a bit since the last one! What's going on?? Are we crazy or something:)
Well the fact is that things have moved apace since last we spoke and after a furious post Rotterdam mixing spree the 2nd Githead album is complete & even titled. It's called ART POP and the track listing is - On Your Own/ Drop/ Drive By/ Lifeloops/ These Days/ Jet Ear Game/ Space Life/ All Set Up/ Darkest Star/ Rotterdam/Live In Your Head. The album is slated for a March 2007 release. See a cover shot above. However you won't have to wait until March to hear some of it. We are starting to seed tracks in various obvious & not so obvious places. Try checking out www.myspace.com/githead & www.myspace.com/malkaspigel for now but there will be other places and the tracks won't stay for ever... - Read more.