Thursday, 4 November 2010
we played our album reissue launch yesterday at The Lexington it was great fun felt good playing in London again, thanks to all who came down.
The Reissue of In The Court Of The Wrestling Let's is out now on Full Time Hobby so go get it.
we are doing a couple more dates before the end of the year:
November 17th - The Albert, Brighton With Titus Andronicus
November 18th - Haymakers, Cambridge with Titus Andronicus
November 19th - The Cooler, Bristol with Titus Andronicus
November 20th - Bodega, Nottingham with Titus Andronicus
November 25th - The Scala, London with Titus Andronicus
Germany and Switzerland
December 6th - Subway, Cologne, Germany
December 7th - Bassy, Berlin, Germany
December 8th - Ostpol, Dresden, Germany
December 9th - Brotfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany
December 10th - Coq D'or, Olten, Switzerland
December 11th - Swamp, Freiberg, Germany
hope you can make it down to one.
There is also this I wrote for a couple of websites its a guide to every track on the new Full Time Hobby Reissue:
1.My Arms Don't Bend That Way.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
PRE ORDER HERE
LET’S WRESTLE // YOUNG GOVERNOR
“CRUSHING NERVES” // “OLD HAT” 7”
RELEASE DATE: 18TH OCTOBER 2010
LABEL: TOUGH LOVE RECORDS
FORMAT: AA SPLIT 7” SINGLE / DOWNLOAD
London three-piece Let’s Wrestle and Young Governor, the solo project of Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook, first met while touring the US together in 2009. Since Ben hates touring, he barely spoke to Let’s Wrestle, and he assumed they thought he was a huge dick. But Ben soon realised they shared common ground when he saw Let’s Wrestle leave a show drunk with the drummer on the roof of their car. 15 minutes later they were in jail. Since then they’ve bonded over nothing but shared roll ups, something less common in Toronto, where Ben is from.
When Tough Love asked Young Governor to feature on a split 7”, Ben stated that the only band he’d like to share a record with is Let’s Wrestle, claiming that “they’re one of the only bands I think are quality out of the millions I have played with over the last 3 years.” A few anticipatory emails and several months later, “Crushing Nerves” and “Old Hat” are the result of that wish.
Let’s Wrestle’s contribution, “Crushing Nerves”, is an exclusive track recorded especially for the release. Featuring frontman Wes’ trademark tongue-in-cheek misgivings, it’s pop punk charged on social faux pas and bad romance. Young Governor play true to form also, with “Old Hat” displaying their distinctively melodic mod pop, one part Mersey beat, one part first wave punk.
Tough Love Records issue the 7” as the fourth release in their series of double A side split singles. The record is limited to just 500 copies, with artwork designed by Let’s Wrestle’s Wesley Patrick Gonzalez.
Let’s Wrestle – “Crushing Nerves”
Young Governor – “Old Hat”
Let’s Wrestle – www.myspace.com/letsfuckingwrestle
Young Governor – /www.myspace.com/younggovernor
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Off we popped over the border to Vancouver, BC and talked to a man at the currency exchange shop and he told us about how Iron Maiden came through and how nice they were. we drove on through beautiful Canada to Vancouver which was very different than what I imagined, I thought it was going to have loads of waterfalls and kind of look like a little swiss town from the 20s, This was completely incorrect we were playing in Chinatown and the water falls were replaced by guys shooting up on the streets and the whole swiss feel was replaced by some very unconvincing transvestites. we hung out and went to a bar in Gastown and watched a busker play Neil Young covers which was nice, then went back to the venue. we soundchecked and tried a new song For My Mother out. then sat around and waited to play the show went pretty badly in our eyes but people fucking loved it we always like playing in Canada. after the show Me, Mike and Merch Man Ben sat and played Junkie Watch in the car which was good fun and gave the security guard, who had to look out for the cars getting robbed, some cookies we ended up deciding to get a motel that night back in the states vancouver diddnt seem to safe. but when we packed up it seemed Hoppie had lost his Passport we looked for ages but still couldnt find it, and decided to go for the border anyway. Once we got there hoppie was fine to go through but Merch Man Ben had trouble as he diddnt have the right Visa to be selling merch, but we got him through anyway. we got to the motel in washington and slept like we had never slept before.
Portland was the last show of this tour leg. We got down to Music Fest North West to pick up some free Nike shit they wanted us to have to be honest it was shit but we got to see our friends Male Bonding and the good guys of Trash Talk said hello too. the good part of the clothes stuff was that you could get things embroided on the jackets i wanted J. Stalin but diddnt have the balls. We had to get back to the venue to meet some Canadian guys for like a video session and i readid the merch sign and stuff and restring my guitar pretty boring stuff really. then we went to meet Hoppies mother and old flatmate for pizza and beer and hung out for a while until we had to get back for the show. The show was pretty busy and i was looking forward to playing aparently our friend Joanna from Quasi and the Jicks was there unfortunatly I diddn't get to see her but Mike and Darkus said hi we went on and it started from the word go pretty badly the micraphone wwas electrcuting me we couldnt hear anything right Mike's vocals were louder than mine it just went on and on and we got pretty darn angry, which actually seemed to make people really enjoy the show i dunno how that happened but I'm cool with it. me and Mike still all pissed off decided to go watch Seinfeld and calm down and we talked to some LW fans round the back who were very nice. we were shattered so after everything was packed and done we decided to just go to sleep as we had an early flight in the morning.
We are playing Chapel Hill tonight with Elf Power at the Nightlight a venue that kicked me out last time i was there so it should be good fun come down they are showing a film about the awesome Elephant 6 Collective before we go on.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
also i forgot to put on the dates for this tour we are doing a show with Elf Power in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the Nightlight where they are also showing a film about the fantastic Elephant 6 collective (Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples In Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control) which is on the 15th of September come down it'll be fucking awesome.
we left Santa Barbara in the morning only to drive up to wine country for breakfast. Breakfast was good but we had one hell of an arse hole for a waitress I got very angry she did not get a tip!!! We carried on driving and picked up some strings (I cant remember anything else I may have been asleep) until we got to San Francisco. We arrived at the American Music Hall, which was a really beautiful venue, I had some tofu and noodles and changed my strings. We drank some Coca Cola and talked about fighting and other things, then Kablamy we were on we rocked the house it ACTUALLY shook people cried and developed blister on their ears. after the show we tried to get a couple who had been kicked out back in, which diddnt work, and talked to the doorman because he was english. a charity worker asking for money did not understand that we had no money and talked to us for about 30 minutes, after we went to the hotel and slept it up.
the next day we had a travel day and were on our way to Coos Bay, Oregon where Hoppie grew up, to stay with his parents. we drove for a while and stopped off in Hopland, CA for some breakfast in the bluebird cafe we ate under a Mooses head and had some jolly japes. off we trotted we drove for hours until we came to one of our favourite american tourist atractions the Drive Thru Tree I even have a t-shirt from our last visit that hoppie bought me. the tree was great, as usual, we stayed in the gift shop for a while and talked about the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. We drove for another 5 minutes until we saw Confusion Hill so we went in there and checked out the 'Gravity House' which was just a house on a hill but you stand on a slant. we drove for hours and hours more until we got to Hoppie's parents house who had cooked us a nice meal and his dad showed his awesome old typewriters from the 1900's. After dinner we went to the Motel Hoppies parents had generously got for us, we decided to make a video for our latest US digital single 'Getting Rest' but then diddnt bother and just drank gin and watched 'Roseanne' and 'Fraiser' on TV and went to beddy byes.
Ill let you know about Seattle and Vancouver tomorrow
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
we sat backstage and had a brewski or two. I made merch man Ben a tip jar out of a bit of cardbord and some tape, and a price list with a pretty picture on it. We played another suprisingly good show and proceeded to drink G and T's and generally make merry, apart from mike who went to read his book about Chairman Mao. Darkus got talking to a group of foreigners as we are now foreigners too. we left and got to the house we were staying in, a girl called Beth put us up which was very nice it was a fucking awesome house it was huge. So then we slept.
playlist for today:
Malibu - Hole
I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Mel Gibson's Dispicable Behavior (lasts half an hour so no need for any more songs)
Sunday, 5 September 2010
The next morning we got up we were playing Fuck Yeah Fest with a bunch of cool bands we went and got breakfast and got ready for soundcheck sorted out our merch and setlist and rocked out (we were one of the first on of the day) we were suprised how well the show went after not rehersing any 'court of...' songs for a month or two and we got to see our buddies Titus Andronicus backstage only briefly but we met up with them later anyway. we did an interview, complained about the heat, had some food and rum, hung out with our buddies Titus. then had another interview with a web thing called 15 on 15 the whole get up of this thing made me fucking sick, the girl eloise who interviewed us (who was 15) seemed very pleasant but the guy filming was an absolute prick, a complete wanker for instance the girl said something about how she diddnt like Paul McCartney and mike as a joke said "well youve really hurt my feelings now" or something like that and this total fuck wad says "Rule 1 dont upset the band and if you do go down in flames, well done Mike i liked that. It is hard to explain why this interview was so horrific.
we hung out a bit longer then hit the road back to our hotel, we got some beers and tried to watch TV but the television was not working so us 3 and our friend Ben decided to strip down to our pants and phone the repair guy to come fix it while we were almost nude. we waited half an hour uncomfortably then decided to put our clothes on and undress while he is fixing it which seemed a lot funnier so we waited and he came we got undressed it was a riot he seemed pretty OK about the situation. we then went swimming and tried to come up with a syncronized swimming routine with moves such as "Drown Like An Angel" and "Link Like Lovers" it was pretty fun. afterwards me and Ben watched the programme "going postal: the 15 most extreme acts of violence" (ben had been to one of the crime scenes). Mike and Lou played on computers whilst i went to slumber town.
Santa Barbara tomorrow!
dont forget we need some help with floor space for sleeping we have Santa Barbara and DC set but anywhere else you could help us with would be grand.
i'll hit you up with an LA playlist
Randy Newman - I Love LA
Weezer - Beverly Hills
Pavement - Range Life
Black Black - The Most! The Best! The Greatest! Forever!
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Beach Boys - Disney Girls
Best Coast - Boyfriend
The Beatles - Act Naturally
Monday, 30 August 2010
hope you are all well.
We need your help with floors to sleep on at the following dates:
5th September - Santa Barbra, CA - Soho Restaraunt and Music
6th September - San Franscisco, CA - American Music Hall
8th September - Seattle, WA - Neumos
9th September - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
10th September - Portland, OR - Music Fest North West
17th September - Washington DC - 9:30 club
5th to the 10th is with Man Man the 17th is with Superchunk if you or are a friend has a floor to sleep on and wants to see us, Man Man or Superchunk let us know as we will hit you up with some guest list in exchange for floor space there will be 5 of us apart from The DC show where there will be only 4
any help would be greatly appreciated
we also need to borrow a drum kit for San Fransisco and Vancouver if anyone would like to lend us a kit we will also give you guest list (I'm sorry we dont have much to give if you like the look of one of us maybe some sexual intercourse maybe a good deal?)
anything would be greatly appreiciated if this seems like something youd like to help us out with e-mail us at email@example.com
I will leave you with this its my favourite song at the moment ive listened to it over 10 times today you may remember it being used in Seinfeld whilst Kramer and Newman makes Sausages I diddnt want you to think we were all taking and no giving!
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Ive been listening to a lot of McCartney Solo albums today (Ram is the best album of all time) and also finished my book "The Paul McCartney Story" so I wanted to put up our cover of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" from a Mojo Cover Mount CD, I hope you kids like it, this guy didn't, I think he thought we were a Prog band because of our King Crimson referencing album name:
"I have praised this CD to no end, but my complaints have to start here. Notorious as a lapse of taste in the Beatles catologue, Let's Wrestle managed to "wrestle" all the charm out of this incidental classic. It's blank, phoned in and involves little to no talent. A shame. I had such high hopes for a group who named their album "In the Court of the Wrestle Let's.""
Friday, 20 August 2010
We just signed to the label Full Time Hobby and they are re releasing our first album with a disc of the early singles and the EP as well as 2 new songs "Getting Rest" and "When I Was In Hospital" both written after the albums release the full tracklist is here
1. My Arms Don’t Bend that Way, Damn It!
2. I’m in Love With Destruction
4. My Eyes Are Bleeding (Interlude)
5. My Schedule
6. We Are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon
7. In Dreams
8. Atlantis (Interlude)
9. Song for Old People
10. I Won’t Lie to You
11. Diana’s Hair
12. I’m in Fighting Mode
14. It’s Not Going to Happen
15. Waltz (Interlude)
16. In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s
1. Song For Abba Tribute record
2. Quazar Blues
3. I Wish I Was In Husker Du
4. I Won’t Lie To You
5. I’m OK You’re OK
6. Song For Man With Pica Syndrome
7. Insects (EP version)
8. Music Is My Girlfriend
9. Joe Reddington, You’ll Be The Death Of Me
10. I’m In Fighting Mode
11. Let’s Wrestle
12. Getting Rest
13. When I was in Hospital
anyways we are off to record the 2nd album next month after we've toured the west coast ill hit you with the dates once more
|4||Los Angeles||CA||FYF Fest||w/ Man Man|
|5||Santa Barbara||CA||Club Mercy Presents|
|6||San Francisco||CA||Great American Music Hall|
|17||Washington||9:30 Club||w/ Superchunk & Tommy Keene|
|18||New York||NY||Bowery Ballroom||w/ Superchunk|
And we shall be back playing in the UK and Europe which we havent done for a while in November so get ready only a bit longer to wait
Saturday, 17 July 2010
hey we played a couple of festivals in Norway what happened, I'll tell you what happened
Thursday 15th july - Trondheim Jordunnst Festival
We woke up early, Mike's mother was driving us to the airport on the drive I was very tired and I couldnt stop myself from talking it is a common occurance when I'm tired and hungover i came up with a plan for a shop hiding as another shop the first one was a Rymans that sold sandwiches but there would be no menu or anything it would be exactly like any Rymans but all the staionary would have a different number so if you wanted to buy an adress book you wouldnt be able to youd only be able to buy an egg mayo sandwich i though of also a pizzaria hiding as a launderette and the pizza would be served on your unwashed clothes.
we got to the airtport and hit the air slept and arrived within the first 5 minutes of getting in the airport cops took us to one side as a sniffer dog had smelt something on us (which of course we diddnt have) and then they took us to a back room and interegatted us and made us undress and spread against the wall this is the first time any of us have undressed infront of men and we found it odd and unpleasant but once they found out we were good boys we left and went and met rolf who was driving us to the festival we got dropped off at the apartment we were being put up in and hung out for a bit then off we trotted to the festival we had some fish and potatos and began drinking people from the other bands (who were mainly metal bands) proceeded to come up and talk to us one told us he was heavily affiliated with the jam scene this was not our bag so we decided to go watch a band. I diddnt know who the band was but crikey were they frightning all dressed up in black with their hair flowwing down what a spooky look they looked like real life monsters.
then it was our time to play which was allright we played ok we came off and i talked to a kid who was tottally mugged on boffins who was finding it very hard to tell me he liked our band and kept saying "i knew you before the festival" mike came up and his attention went to him so i ran off. after that we went back to sleep as we had to wake up at 4am but sleeping was very hard as it doesent ever get dark in the summer in norway and in the winter it is dark all day and night so me and mike had a big freak out about it but we ended up getting at least 1 hours sleep.
Wednesday 16th July - Tromso Bukta festival
again we flew and got into tromso by about 11 we were picked up by hannah who had the lovely job of looking after us for the day and she took us to the hotel I had my own room and Mike and Darkus had to share it felt like we were I was Johnny Borrel and Mike and Darkus were some other plebs from Razorlight (of course this is not actually the case we are all equals unlike cunt bands like Razorlight) so I went and had a shower then joined Mike and Lou in there room where we watched Dynasty and Paris Hilton's new best friend as we had nothing to do until 4:30 we decided to go to the hotel bar where we met Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age and talked about how the beer tasted like fish Mike played a big white grand piano in the Lobby i think he played the tetris theme but I cant remember. Quite boozed up we hit the restaraunt for our slap up paid for 3 course dinner which i cant remember much about as we had a bit of an argument but all was resolved by the end of dinner. our chaperone for the day hannah came and picked us up at the end of dinner to take us to the festival where we had a trailer (snazzy stuff for us right?) but before we knew it we had to play we got to the stage played another average set and got back to the trailer and saw if we could all put grapes up our nose which we could. then Mike and I went back to the hotel had a chat then went our seperate ways I watched a film with tom cruise in which wasent Top Gun and drank some gin then conked out. I dont know what Darkus did for the rest of the night.
Mike should have some photos up soon
thanks Norway it was fun
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
We announced some shows in the states about a month ago but did you think that was it, no no friends
Sat Sept 04 - Fuck Yeah Fest - Los Angeles, CA
Sun Sept 05 - Soho Restaurant and Music with Man Man - Santa Barbara, CA
Mon Sept 06 - Great American Music Hall with Man Man - San Fransisco, CA
Wed Sept 08 - Neumos with Man Man - Seattle WA
Thurs Sept 09 - Rickshaw Theatre with Man Man - Vancouver BC
Fri Sept 10 - Music Fest NW - Portland OR
Fri Sept 17 - 9:30 Club with Superchunk - Washington DC
Sat Sept 18 - Bowery Ballroom with Superchunk New York NY
Also i forgot to announce these 2 festivals we are doing in Norway this week
Thursday July 15 Jorddunst Festival - Frøya Norway
Friday July 16 - Bukta Open Air Festival - Trommso Norway
come down I know Thursday is with Sham 69 which should be punkerrific
and Friday will be with Dinosaur Jr which will be good
i got some photos of us in the states from our tour manager hoppie's blog so check it out:
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