POW! Let’s have a re-cap of this pretty busy month!
10th to 12th February: Threshold Festival 2012, the second edition of Liverpool’s multi-arts grassroots festival! The universe and the lovely people working at Threshold put us in Chai Wallah’s Sunday line up! WtU was pretty excited to play after the truly boss Yes Sir Boss and before the very talented Joe Driscoll. Thanks to everyone who made it down to our set and everyone who made it down to Threshold! Hell Yeah!
Woo! Thanks for this lovely little review:
“My personal highlight though was the voodoo that We The Undersigned worked on the crowd with even more people throwing funky moves than previously, including many in what seems to be the unofficial Threshold 2012 accessory of an unusual hat. (Hint: How about a stall next year?!) There really should be more people in these hats and the band were on that list too, with the sax player attracting many flash lenses over the course of the set. ” – http://thresholdofficial.tumblr.com/post/17558431156/threshold-diary-day-three
For everyone who missed our set you can watch us on youtube. And, if you like to get the links to listen to the audio recording of the entire set then sent us an email to email@example.com and tell us why.
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Then we started writing a new song inspired by John Coltrane’s Equinox, Ed Solo’s We play the music and reggae caribic steeldrums And called it ‘Raise Your Defenses’! You might get to hear it when we’re back in May!!
Then on the 25th February, we played at Occupy Liverpool’s Benefit Gig…and again huge thanks to the crowd you got the energy up to stankh level!
We’re also blessed by getting such a nice preview by John Gibbons for that gig:
“Next up are We The Undersigned (WtU) who I frigging love. They call themselves Reggae Funk Superheroes, which is a TV show, starring them, that I want to see made. Despite being a big fan I literally don’t know where to start describing them. There are 15 of them for a kick off, including a rap troupe, a brass section and whatever other instrument they seem to have found on the way to the stage. They call their music “Stankh”, I call it bedlam and they are worth the money alone. They’re worth double the money alone. I wouldn’t want to go on after them put it that way.”
You can read the full article on: http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2012/02/gig-of-the-week-punk-ska-benefit-gig-at-basement-20/
Now we’re applying and waiting for festival submissions! Please if you a know or are involved in a festival get us on board by showing the festival your support for WtU – twitter, facebook or even email the festivals and tell them about the cosmic funk rays of WtU and how to get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org) Spread the Stankh! Coz you know you love it!
As well we’re about to audition a couple more drummers and then get back on practicing training up everyone to Festival Form! POW! We’ll be back with a set that will funk you up, skank your knees out and wiggle you into bits! Be aware of the superpowers of WtU!
So until we’ll see back on stage, we’re gonna see in the streets of Liverpool on different locations and probably when you least expect it! With brassed up covers and new songs! Let’s keep the party going! WOAB!
Peace and Bless!