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A review of EP02 in a very old (2007 maybe?) copy of Rock Sound I dug out yesterday during a clear out. The editor of RS, Darren Taylor, used to love our sound, and over the space of about 18 months, we had so many features, reviews and even appeared on the cover CD! Big love to Darren - what a dude.

A review of EP02 in a very old (2007 maybe?) copy of Rock Sound I dug out yesterday during a clear out. The editor of RS, Darren Taylor, used to love our sound, and over the space of about 18 months, we had so many features, reviews and even appeared on the cover CD! Big love to Darren - what a dude.

New setlist is coming together nicely…

New setlist is coming together nicely…

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Light switch with sun beams, Manchester 2013.

gavinmiller:

Light switch with sun beams, Manchester 2013.

Back when we did our PledgeMusic campaign to raise money for our up-coming second album, we ran a series of bundles called ‘Treasure troves’.

They were big boxes of old, rare stuff from us, including out-of-print CDs, old t-shirts, unreleased music, and even Tom’s old MIDI controller. After we hit 100% on the pledge, and the troves still hadn’t been taken, we decided to break up the stuff in them and sell it all off individually on our Bandcamp store. You guys were quick to snap up some of the rarer stuff, and it pushed us further with our fundraising too, which was really, really awesome of you all!

Anyway, over time, we kept discovering other old stuff, which we’ve been adding to the pile over the past few weeks, because… well, why not?! We’ve added a bit more in the last few days, so if you ever wanted a rare EP02-era t-shirt, or a screenprint from our Ólafur Arnalds gig, head to our store here and pick something up :)

https://worriedaboutsatan.bandcamp.com/merch

"I would rather crash and burn"
(photo: Will Sharp)

"I would rather crash and burn"

(photo: Will Sharp)

Back in 2008, the band was only really two years old, and me & Tom had been trying to gig as much as possible, along with spreading the word through two releases: EP1 and EP02 (catchy names, huh?) 

There wasn’t much in the way of social networking at that time, and life online consisted mainly of MySpace, emails, and the Drowned in Sound forum. Oh, how things change! Our original MySpace was pretty much the central hub of all things ‘satan, so it was there that we decided to upload this little tour diary thing that I put together over the first half of 2008. There was supposed to be a sequel, but I just never got around to it. Either that, or the latter half of ‘08 was really boring, I can’t remember.

Anyway, when MySpace re-branded (it did this a few times, which caused uproar back then), they deleted everything off your profile and you kinda had to start again, which was well annoying, as we had tons of now-forgotten stuff on there, including this video. I thought we’d lost it when MySpace scrubbed everything off their sites, but after me and Tom were chatting about it in a pub the other night, I went and had a look to see if this was still on a hard drive.

Aaaand, as you can probably guess, it was! Tucked away with all those old pictures and text files of MySpace templates, it was there. It was knocked together by me in Windows Movie Maker, so apologies that it looks really shit (because it does look really shit), but it’s also kinda fascinating - there’s us, way back when you could still string a pretty decent tour together without a booking agent, and you had to embed PayPal buttons on MySpace pages instead of just lobbing a release on Bandcamp. I love how ‘gigging in London’ is a thing as well, but back then it was a really big deal - same goes for getting promo photos done. We’d never done any of that, and especially for DIY bands of that era, those things were not that commonplace.

There’s bits of footage from the Maybeshewill tour too, which was our first proper tour, and bits of us larking about in Iceland, where we played 2 shows just after the MSW dates. Plus there’s a whole heap of other shit in there which is just funny. 

So yeah, enjoy it!

Here’s a live set recorded back in 2009. 

It’s taken from a CD we’re selling as part of our ‘Archive Series’ which are currently on our Bandcamp as part of the big rare CD/ merch sale to help fund our new album.

Enjoy!

Leeds Cockpit, April 2008.

Leeds Cockpit, April 2008.

#tbt Bay Horse, Manchester - 2008. (not photoshopped, btw)

#tbt Bay Horse, Manchester - 2008. (not photoshopped, btw)

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