News archive: 2009

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Nov 14, 2010: New Video For Take off

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We have today updated the downloads page with the new video for "Take Off" from the album Landing. The video is a collaboration between Githead & Ben Newman and was shot entirely on location in London.

Sept 14, 2010: Ping!

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Githead have become one of the first independant artists to have been offered an artist profile on "ping", Apple's new social media experiment within iTunes 10 (sort of like myspace without the spam as of yet).

We are sure you'll all want to "follow" us. In which case the page is HERE

Jan 28, 2010: European Dates

We are today announcing a series of dates in Switzerland & Italy (a debut for Githead in each country). The dates are as follows

Mar 10th: Usine (Kab), Geneva, Switzerland
Mar 11th: Spazio 211, Turin, Italy
Mar 12th: Init, Rome, Italy
Mar 13th: Centro Stabile di Cultura, San Vito di Leguzzano, Italy

Dec 13, 2009: Landing Video

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We have just uploaded a new video , filmed and directed by Renate Zeigermann for the title track from Githead's new album Landing


Dec 02, 2009: Gits at the Beeb

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Githead will be making it's BBC live debut the 16th December on Marc Riley's 6 Music show. The band is scheduled to play 4 songs on the show which is broadcast between 19:00 & 21:00


Photo from Le Botanique, Brussels. Thanks to Martin Hullebroeck.

Nov 23, 2009: Gig Times

We now have up to date information on the upcoming shows including onstage times. These are as follows

Nov 26th: The Scala, London: Doors 7.30, Onstage 8.30
Nov 27th: Le Scopitone, Paris: Doors 7.00, Onstage 10.00
Nov 28th: Melkweg @ Sugar Factory, Amsterdam: Doors 8.00, Onstage 8.30
Nov 29th: Le Botanique, Brussels - Schedule TBC
All times PM

Both the Scala & Botanique shows are part of the Toutpartout is 15 festival, both venues are operating as multi-room venues on the night.

Nov 16, 2009: PrizeWinners

Landing Image

Anyone signed up to the mailing list will already know that we are announcing Landing Competition Winners today.

THEY ARE

1st prize (A signed print of the cover image of Landing)
WINNER - Julien Morris (USA)

2nd Prize (a pair of tickets for one of the four November album launch shows)
WINNER - Michael Herbage (UK)

Runners up (a digital copy of any Githead or Githead related release on swim )
Mark Pitts (UK)
Steven Mochrie (UK)
Peter Tolenaars (NETHERLANDS)
Keith Gaved (UK)
Andrew J Cosgriff (AUSTRALIA)
Adam Landelius (SWEDEN)
Brian Houston (UK)
Michael J. Wilkinson (UK)
Paul Rabjohn (UK)
Harald Schrimpf (GERMANY)
TJ Reynolds (BELGIUM)

Hard luck to all those that didn't win! And thankyou to everyone who took part. Could all winners please contact us via the e.mail address - swim[-at-]greedbag.com- runners up please tell us what release you'd like .

Nov 06, 2009: Streaming Weekend

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We are offering an unprecedented "try before you buy" chance to hear Landing via streaming during the period up to the 9th November only via our special Landing Radioplayer. You can play the album as many times as you want during this weekend BUT the page will be removed on Tuedsay morning...

Nov 04, 2009: Be Our Guest

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Anyone planning to come to the Scala show on the 26th November should take advantage of the reduced price of GBP9.00 offer being made by the birthday hosts Toutpartout (our European live agency). Simply e.mail your full name to 15years[-at-]toutpartout.be (replacing the [-at] with an @) by the 17th November,turn up at the show & mention guest list and simply pay GBP9.00. Standard price is GBP15.00 + booking fee.

Pre ordering or odering Landing before 14th November from our mail order give automatic entry to the prize draw. Prizes include a pair of tickets to one of our late November shows.

Sept 12, 2009: Heidlegit

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As we announce our third album Landing (see above) we find that the city of Heidelberg, Germany has beaten us to to the punch with a city centre "installation" designed to get Githead fans raring to go.........or not as the case may be! Thanks to Arne Wojciechowski for documenting that one. See you in Strasbourg Arne!

Meanwhile we will soon start to announce live shows for November including dates in London & Brussels.

July 06, 2009: iTunes

iTunes Badge

Finally the entire released Githead cataloguue is available globally in Apple's iTunes webstore.
Art Pop
Profile and
Headgit are all now available
Don't hesitate to add your own reviews!

Please note that setlists from the Canadian dates are now posted on the gigs page. An excerpt from the streaming broadcast from Orchard studios is also now available to view on their website www.orchardtv.com choose "video" and select "Webcast Videos"

June 18, 2009: All Ages Show Cancelled

Unfortunately the All Ages show Junction Theatre, Calgary has been cancelled. According to promoter Barnaby Bennett this was due to their "costs for the show unexpectedly quadrupling (on the Theatre's end) and the lack of a suitable replacement venue".
We will instead play a daytime show at Local 510 put together by BeatRoute Magazine dubbed the "beatroute breakfast".

The full line up is
  • Hunter/Gatherer @ 10:30
  • No Gold @ 11:30
  • Hot Panda @ 12:30
  • Githead @ 1:30
  • There is the possibility that due to the early timing this can also an be All Ages show.

    June 10, 2009: Canadian Tour

    We can now announce Githead's first forsay into North America, a short Canadian tour. Dates include two in Calgary @ the Sled Island Festival. The first is an all ages show at the Junction Theatre alongside The Famines & Indiensoci. The 2nd Calgary date is at Warehouse and features alonside Githead what must udoubtedly be the line-up of the festival of - 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.

    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 & 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.

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