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Githead News - 18.12.07

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.

Documentary coverage.

While Githead themselves have been pursuing other activities over the last couple of months others have stepped into the breach to supply an eager and waiting world (well at least those that are paying attention :) with small documentary “features” about the band.
Renat Ziegermann, shot footage at the soundcheck and during the gig at Bar Music Hall, London in June and made a video entitled  “Profile”. You can see it online at by going to the downloads page and locating the link. Also on that page is a link to a video interview with Malka & Colin made by Mike Robinson of Eastwood Guitars who very kindly gifted us with rather fetching Seafoam Green Airline guitars.

And a fantastic 2008....

Lastly we'd  like to wish you all a splendid Gitmass (well, what else would be wishing you!) and hope that 2008 brings you everything you wish for.

NEWS ROUND UP

Here's some news from the site you might have missed.

[GH] OCTOBER 29th , 2007: ATHLETIC GITS!
Our Max and his girlfriend Didi have done us proud (whilst displaying impeccable taste!) running the annual Damloop (Amsterdam to Zandaam) race in their GIT- t-shirts. Whilst we cannot confirm or deny whether this means that we will be official supplier of racewear to next year's marathon season one has to ask the question "what serious athlete would want to be seen strutting his stuff without his or her GIT- shirt?" Best get yours before they run out!

[GH] AUG 10, 2007: MALKA IMAGE IN BBC'S "BRITAIN IN PICTURES"
One of Malka's images (of Centrepoint) has been included in the BBC's Britain In Pictures series curated by top TV photographer Tom Ang. The image is drawn from the pool uploaded at her enormously popular flickr page which she maintains under her visual artist name Maya Newman.

See you next time.

Love Githead

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Githead News - 24.04.07

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

Gloriously demented

- Dave Simpson, The Guardian

grounded in technological modernity, not the tired styles of yesteryear.

- Louis Pattison, BBC

Expect plenty more like that.

- Read more.

Githead News - 05.12.06

Dear Githead Fan

Art Pop Cover

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.

Githead News - 21.10.06

Dear Githead Fan

Studio Oct 06

Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter. Occasional? It's been quite a while! Well, we did promise not to spam you!

Firstly - an apology to all of you who have re-subscribed because you thought you'd dropped off the list. In fact in spite of no public band activity over the last year the number of subscribers to this list continues to swell as the number of hits on the website continues to grow on a month by month basis. Someone out there must love us!

OK, enough of the self congratulation, we do actually have some news to impart. We have been beavering away on the, as yet untitled, 2nd album over these past few months and have quite a lot of it already finished - tunes like These Days, Drive By, All Set Up, Jet Ear Game, Drop, Lifeloops and others we don't have final titles yet for will be hopefully brightening your lives in the early part of next year, perhaps earlier...... As part of the process this month we took a very successful trip to our live sound man Frankie Lievaart's new Metropolis 22 studio in Rotterdam for some live recording & additional recording on things we've already worked on. As usual the cameras were out in full and a little gallery page has been added on the site. We are now on to full on mixing to get it all finished! here - Read more.

Love Githead

Githead News - 11.11.05

Dear Githead Fan

Groningen Poster

Welcome to the 4th edition of our newsletter, new bunnies and old lags alike will find within this slim piece of eye candy news, views and gossip direct from Git-HQ.

We are quietly slipping in new content to the downloads section of the site. There is now a video of "My LCA" (directed by Malka) for streaming & download also new wallpapers (actually bearing the correct URL!!) and MP3 are waiting your attention. Keep your eyes peeled also for further MP3s & videos.

The gallery has also received a makeover to accommodate the huge number of pictures from the recent European tour including , of course the many by the now (almost) legendary nightly "audience photographer", a '"responsible looking" person selected at random from the audience to document proceedings with Colin's camera. Many thanks to all those embarrassed (and not so embarrassed!) individuals who have aided Githead in their quest for forensically extensive documentation. We are still receiving submissions of images. If you have some you want to post to us on CD then you can find a postal address here - Read more.

Githead News - 24.07.05

Dear Githead Fan

Paris 34

Welcome to the third edition of our newsletter, something which appears to be coming out with alarming regularity. Surely there can't be more things to say??? It appears there are!

Firstly - a small but significant change - from githead.co.uk to githead.com - The old addresses still work but the site will now resolve to it's githead.com variant whichever address you put in. If you have linked pages to us in the past, please make sure you update them so we can quickly regain premier status on the google listings.

If resetting your bookmark has prompted a trip to the site then you will also be greeted with the big news is that there is going to be a Githead tour in September. While these mere 9 dates may not challenge the earth-striding extravaganzas of others they do represent a significant step for Githead as in a 2 week span we will have more than doubled our gig tally (currently 7)!!
The dates are - Read more.