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Blimey! This page needs an update!
This year's got off to a pretty good start, with a 10 date UK Tour and a weekender in January under our belts already.
(Tour diary's below)
Plans are afoot for a new (DIY) EP, a possible 7" split EP w/ Holiday and another album.
And there are tentative plans to go to the USA in the summer and hopefully we will finally get to Japan later in the year.
There are also two European Tours coming up...one on our own from March 26th - April 5th and another in May (w/ Casual Nausea and Chewed Up) see Gigs for dates, venues and towns.
More news as and when we have it.
UK TOUR DIARY
Friday February 13th - The Sitwell Tavern, Derby
Tour got off to a good start in Derby, big thanks to Gary and the soundman and everyone else at The Sitwell Tavern for having us.
Top sets from Strength In Blunders (Pete says it was nice to ruin someone elses songs for a change haha), Electric Shite Orchestra and Sods Law...somehow we got it all in on time, fuck the neighbours!.
Not the biggest crowd in the world but a great bunch of people!
Lovely to see Anna having a Happy Birthday and lovely to meet Craig too (what a lovely couple!) and all their friends!
Also great to see Aero and a bloke whose name I can't remember who travelled 15 miles to see us...much appreciated sir!
1 down, 9 to go.
Saturday February 14th - The Rolleston, Swindon
Fucking cracking time in The Rolly! The place was packed!!!
Huge shout to Status, as always, for putting us on and to Mr Doeser and the many past and present members of The Hamsters From Hell for letting us share their 30th anniversary...legends!
It was ace to see so many mates of ours there too...big shouts to Poppy, Sam, Lynn, their friend (the Big Friendly Giant whose name i can never remember), Skiddy, Gela Perky-Pickle-Pants, Dan, Paj, ATF and many more (apologies if we've forgotten you...we still love you though!).
Also, a massive shout to the one and only Mr Doeser for letting Pete come up and sing Fucksticks with The Hamsters...one more thing off the bucket list hahaha
Sunday February 15th - The Edge of The Wedge, Portsmouth
Big shouts to Jochen and Portsmouth Punk Promotions for putting on a belter!
Cracking sets from The SLM, Shooting Fish, Dead By Dawn + Strength In Blunders and a great crowd too!
It was ace to meet and make so many new friends and for those of you who were intrigued, happy, supportive and maybe even inspired by Pete's own little tour-within-a-tour we're happy to say that his mission was indeed accomplished.
Also, very big thanks to Jochen and his good lady for the hospitality...very much appreciated!
Monday February 16th - The Union Bar, Hastings
We first played The Union Bar in early December, we like it here as it kind of reminds us of the squats in Europe and we were chuffed that they decided to put us on again on what's usually a really crap night for gigs.
Well it appears that Monday may well be the new Saturday as we had a great crack!!
Top set from Free Beer, although we have to admit that when we saw the gig advertised as '2 Sick Monkeys + Free Beer' we thought "Hello. Session!!!"
Great chaps though with a really good sort of Hardcore/Thrash thing going on.
Massive thanks to Paul, Maisy, Tilly, Marc (No. 1 fan!), Chris (pint of soda? No. pint of cider!), Les, Harvey, the very nice security dude (having a night off!), all our mates from Matilda's Scoundrels and everyone else that came along and had some fun...best Monday!!
Tuesday February 17th - PJ McGinty's, Ipswich
Tuesday night in Ipswich? No problem with Zoe and Shaun from Casual Nausea on the case!
Last time we played here it was pretty nuts and it wasn't much different this time.
Love that little room they've got here and it was good to see so many come out and have some fun with us. A proper lovely and positive bunch of people and an absolute pleasure to make a racket for them!
Top sets from Ed Ache (can't believe it was the first time we'd seen his solo set...loved it!) and Strength In Blunders (probably the best we've seen them play!) and also to have some food and ciders, as well as a little present, was amazing!
It was great to see all our buddies from Casual Nausea and The Domestics (sadly no Simon but we'll see you on the tour in May!) and to make another load of new friends...top night!
Also as we got there so early we had a little time around Ipswich, Fred went in search of water (and found some!) and Pete went in search of charity shops (and found them too!).
Pete bought some presents and fed some of the people of Ipswich. When we met back up at the venue Fred had a pint and Pete had a coke...this doesn't happen very often! haha
Wednesday February 18th - The Red Lion, Bristol, BS5
For Tuesday night in Ipswich see Wednesday night in Bristol.
Another top night at The Red Lion put on, this time, by Tommy from Public Order Act.
Cracking turnout and top sets from The Hunx (complete with extra Millers!), Dead Neck (for some reason it was the first time we'd seen them!) and Public Order Act (who we play with again in London tomorrow!). It's always a good gig in this place and this was no exception!
Lovely to see Matt and Billie, Chris Riot Ska, a couple of Migraines and a lovely bloke who bought me a pint and had a chat but, unfortunately, I can't remember his name.
Also, a proper nice soundman who we'll see again in Portsmouth in May!
This gig also provided the quote of the tour from Andy Dazzler who said to us "One day I'll see you do a shit one!" hahaha brilliant!
Thursday February 19th - The Birds Nest, Deptford, London
Massive thanks to everyone involved in making this gig such a great crack!
Big shouts to Tom for booking us, the top soundman, the ace bar staff and the American bloke who said we reminded him of Bad Brains!!
Cracking sets, in a very diverse line-up, from our Bristol buddies Public Order Act, our Peckham buddies Bucha Effect and our (somewhere in) London buddies The Graphic...brilliant stuff folks and thanks for being part of it all!!
Great, as always, to see Matty Cabbage, Andy and a few other lovely faces and ace to see a pit in such a small space...amazing!!!
And, also, a very special thanks to whoever returned Pete's rucksack, there's some stuff in there that he didn't want to lose and whoever you are we're very grateful...thank you!
(Just to clarify, we didn't for a second think anyone had stolen it, stuff gets picked by mistake at the end of the night all the time, but we're glad that when you realised you had the wrong bag you brought it straight back...proper job!)
This tour has been amazing so far...we didn't think we could top touring with Global Parasite last September but somehow it's all gone up a notch...very happy monkeys...thank you!!
Friday February 20th - The Dolls House, Abertillery
Great to be back in Abertillery, we love it at The Dolls House! The home of the legendary SLUGFEST!
Massive thanks to Andrew and Carl for putting us on and putting us up and to Lucy for keeping us in cider...tidy!
Big shout to Strength In Blunders for the last of 4 gigs they played with us on this tour and again they let Pete fill in on bass and destroy their tunes.
Great to see Pig, his good lady and a fair few others whose names we obviously can't remember.
Not the biggest crowd in the world but a lovely bunch and definitely much better than all the nasty coked-up wankers upstairs that were having some kind of charity do/pub-smashing/fight-anyone-type of night...bellends!
Stopping in the pub with a box of ciders is always a good thing and in the morning Pete managed to get a pint together with all the bits left in the cans...happy days!
Saturday February 21st - The Duke, Neath
We hadn't played here for around 3 or 4 years I think so it was ace to go back and to see that (in the nicest possible way) nothing had changed. Not one bit!
Absolutely love this pub, just like a squat, brilliant atmosphere, no draught booze, just cans and spirits and pretty much every kind of crazy person you can think of...what's not to like?
Big shouts and massive thanks to Tony and AJ for sorting the gig out and to State Of Decay and Boycott The Baptist for amazing sets!!!
Was absolutely lovely to see Arthur and Flid and their friend (whose name we can't remember), Peran and Rhian, our old Neath buddy Mark (lovely homemade booze!), the lovely lady in the 2SM shirt who saw us at The Red & Black, the young man from Struck Out and all those crazy fuckers who were seriously and not-so-seriously pitting, crowd surfing and human pyramid-ing (failed!). The place went nuts!!! And we absolutely loved it!!!
Sunday February 22nd - The Star & Garter, Manchester
We thought this was gonna be our last ever gig at The Star & Garter, so what a way to bow out! (It turns out that it might not be - see Gigs)
Absolutely cracking day, so much fun and, I'm guessing, a lot of money raised for a very good cause!
Massive thanks to the STP family (Stu, Sam and Barbara), Jason, Noz and Kaz (for roadie duties) and Kaz again for amazing merch lady duties...thank you so much mate!
Top sets from (the bands we saw) Contempt, Billyclub, Drongos For Europe and GBH and great to see and chat with so many lovely people including Guy and Stacey, 3 Drongos, the drummer from GBH (Scott? Nice bloke!), the lovely couple from Liverpool who were giving out flyers and so many others!
We got some video of the crowd giving us the finger and shouting Fuck Off (again! haha) and we'll get it up sometime soon.
Thanks everyone, not only at this gig but the other 9 as well, for making this such an ace tour!!!
It's been brilliant...cheers folks!!! :) xx
We're very excited to announce that around July/August we're planning on going to Japan for 10 days to play some gigs...but to get there we need to raise some money.
So to help raise some money towards our flights we've put together a live album from a couple of gigs we played in Europe a few years back.
It's available for download on our bandcamp.
It'd be a massive help to us (and be very much appreciated!) if any of you fancied buying a few songs (or even the whole album).
You can find it HERE.
Happy New Year!!
We would like to say a gert big thanks to everyone who has made this year another fantastic one for us...it would be almost impossible to name you all (or even remember ha ha) but you know who you are and, somewhere in our muddy brains, so do we.
We've been very lucky to play 60 gigs across 5 countries including 10 new towns/cities...among the many highlights we supported the legendary NOMEANSNO and the MISFITS, played with a 30-piece orchestra, toured with our great mates Dead Subverts and Rash Decision and had lots of fun with friends both old and new.
To everyone that's put us on, put us up, put up with us, played with us, turned up to see us, bought us drinks, bought our merch, been nice to us or just told us to fuck off...we love you all and we'll see you somewhere on the road in 2014.......
Cheers folks!!! xx
PS: For any of you who like stats here's what our slow-but-steady march towards 1,000 gigs looks like as of Dec 31, 2013....
782 gigs in 199 towns/cities in 13 countries in 13 years...so far
New recordings, gigs and Bandcamp!!
We are slowly but surely putting down a lot of new songs for a few future releases.
These include a split release with PiPi (Japanese Punk band featuring our great mate Ayumi) and an EP of our own.
We will also, at some point soon, be getting the final mixes of the songs we recorded with Matt at Pumpkin Records for a vinyl release.
More info as soon as we have it...
Between now and Christmas we'll be out and about, so if you're anywhere near Cardiff, Bolton, Bristol, Addlestone, Salisbury, Mansfield, Swindon, Bradford, Rotherham or Sheffield, please pop along and see us.
We now have a bandcamp account.
Go to: 2sickmonkeys.bandcamp.com and you will find the first 3 EP's and Curse of the Monkeys album for 'Pay-What-You-Want' download.
More music will be available there soon...
SN1 Fest - we're playing with an Orchestra!!
SN1 Fest is a two day festival at The Town Gardens Bowl, Swindon on Saturday August 17th & Sunday August 18th.
Saturday features DJ's from all over the world and Sunday features 5 local bands (2 Sick Monkeys, AJ Live, British Harlem, Buswell and Old Colours) plus a special performance from The Underground Orchestra.
During the Orchestra's set they will be joined by all 5 bands who will perform one of their own songs with the Orchestra.
We're excited to announce that we will be performing two of our songs with the Orchestra...and we can't wait!
To find out more information about this event, please click on any (or all) of the links below.
Tickets are also available from:
FORUM - Brunel Plaza, SWINDON
HOLMES MUSIC - Faringdon Road, Swindon
SOUND KNOWLEDGE - Hughenden Yard, High Street, Marlborough
Massive thanks to everybody that has helped us get these gigs booked...the amount of people that shared and reposted for us and sent us contacts has been nothing short of amazing - thank you!!
EUROPEAN TOUR 2013 - Facebook Event
JULY 24 - La Bouée, Villejuif, Paris, France - Facebook Event
JULY 25 - The Plu, Heerlen, Netherlands - Facebook Event
JULY 26 - Crowbar, Groningen, Netherlands
JULY 27 - Rattenloch, Herdorf, Germany - Facebook Event
EUROPE - HELP!!!
Hi folks, we're really struggling to fill our first European Tour of the year.
If any of you out there can offer any help with promoters, venues, bands, squats etc.. please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
This how it looks at the moment...
EUROPEAN TOUR 2013 - Facebook Event
JULY 24 - La Bouée, Villejuif, Paris, France
JULY 25 - The Plu, Heerlen, Netherlands
JULY 26 - Crowbar, Groningen, Netherlands
JULY 27 - Rattenloch, Herdorf, Germany
Last night in Oxford was gig number 750...the march towards 800 starts tomorrow night in Plymouth (30/06/2013).
SUPPORTING MISFITS - Next Tuesday - April 9th!!!!
After topping a poll by Nazgul Agency we've been picked as support for THE MISFITS in Plymouth on Tuesday April 9th.
Gonna be a fun night!!
Massive thanks to everybody who voted for us...you're all legends!
Last night we got back from our latest UK Tour...
We had such a top time spending 10 days drinking, smoking, playing and travelling with our bestest mates in Rash Decision and Dead Subverts...
We even managed to sneak in the odd sleep or two...fantastic fun!!!
You couldn't wish for a better bunch of chaps to tour with...love 'em all to bits!!.
And top bands too...smashing it every night...fucking proper job!!
Just a few quick thanks to various people who helped us out along the way...
We really appreciate all the help whether it was big or small as it all made the tour what it was...
If we've forgotten anyone it's purely unintentional and we apologize in advance.
Dave Decision, Gaslights, Honey, Red On You and the bloke from Terrorvision!
Kat, Lost Souls, Horse
Amy, Taffy, Red and Black Umbrella Collective, Grand Collapse and Radio Rhydd.
Jonny March, Tez, Noz, Gaz, Electric Shite Orchestra (Up The ESO!!), Royce and everyone who made it out on a shitty Monday.
Adam, Shilty, Alex and his ace house mates.
Pumpkin Records, Bo and Cafren, Vegetarian fry-ups and all those who made it down and stayed til the end.
Pete Bentham at Mello Mello, Alec Antipop, Emz from Brew For Breakfast, Adam and Cherub, Kieron and the crazy crowd for their singing and enthusiasm...Boss!
Everyone at the Cowley Club, Ferox, Annie and Phillipa.
Eff Orf, Andy, Campos, Ash, 'Ippy Chris, Sean, Phil, Grand Collapse, Piss On Authority, Ephemerol Foetus, Ziplock and Slug.
BRISTOL Matty Cabbage, Anti-Fad, Steve and Rachel, the crowd for 'aving it, Directors and all old and new friends that made it a brilliant end to a brilliant tour.
Thanks folks and see ya all again soon :) xx
2SM on Bandcamp!!!
We now have a bandcamp account.
Go to: 2sickmonkeys.bandcamp.com/ and you will find the first 3 EP's and Curse of the Monkeys album for 'Pay-What-You-Want' download.
More stuff to come soon...
NEW 2SM / RD Split Reviews!!!!
Brand new review of the split Here.
Dates for Europe 2013!!!!
We're going to do two short tours rather than one long one this time.
If you'd like to see us in your town, please in touch at: email@example.com
EUROPEAN TOUR - Number 1
JULY 23th - France
JULY 24th - France/Belgium
JULY 25th - Belgium/Netherlands/Germany
JULY 26th - Netherlands/Germany/Switzerland/Austria
JULY 27th - Netherlands/Germany/Switzerland/Austria
JULY 28th - France/Belgium/Netherlands
EUROPEAN TOUR - Number 2
AUG 27th - France/Belgium/Netherlands
AUG 28th - Germany
AUG 29th - Germany/Czech Republic/Poland
AUG 30th - Germany/Czech Republic/Poland
AUG 31st - Germany/Netherlands
SEPT 1st - Netherlands/Belgium/France
SUPPORTING NOMEANSNO - SPRING 2013!!!!
Thanks to the lovely people at Antipop Records we will be supporting the mighty NOMEANSNO!!!
The gig is confirmed for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 at Sound Control, Manchester and also features the fantastic Revenge of the Psychotronic Man.
After missing out on a support slot with them in 2012 we are more than chuffed to get another chance to play with our favourite band...we can't wait for this!!!
Here's the Facebook Event for the gig.
NEW EP - SPRING 2013!!!!
We're booked in to the bloody lovely Pumpkin Recording Studio from February 11th - 14th to record a new EP.
The plan is to release it on vinyl, in Spring 2013, in time for the Easter tour with Dead Subverts and Rash Decision.
More details as and when we have them.
It's that time again....so let's do a little tour...
Saturday December 15th - The Hobgoblin, Staines
Sunday December 16th - The Dove And Rainbow, Sheffield
Thursday December 20th - The Moon Club, Cardiff
Friday December 21st - The Hog And Hosper, Pontypool
Saturday December 22nd - The Jester, Stoke-On-Trent
Sunday December 23rd - Wahlbar, Manchester
More info, including bands we're playing with and facebook events, on the Gigs page.
MORE NEW REVIEWS!!!!
4 new reviews of the 2SM / RD split and 1 new review of 'Welcome To Shit Street' have now been added Here.
We now have our first 3 EP's available on 1 tape, if you want 1 (or more!) you can find them Here or at gigs.
3 brand new, and pretty ace, reviews have now been added.
Live reviews from last Friday's gig in Lille and Bournemouth 3 weeks ago can be seen Here.
And a cracking review of our split album with Rash Decision can be seen Here.
If you've got a few spare minutes, please check 'em out...cheers!
In other news, we will soon have some tapes available...more details soon...
Last night (Friday 07/09/2012) we played our 700th gig at The Dirty Weekend Fest, Wrexham.
It was a cracking night, loud, busy and very hot 'n' sweaty!!.
But the best and most fitting aspect of it all was sharing the Pumpkin Stage with our good mates (and brilliant bands!!) Rash Decision, Dead Subverts and Global Parasite.
Thanks to everyone who helps us out in any way, be it big or small, we really appreciate everything...thank you!!
Next stop...800 x
The 7" tribute to The Ramones 'Lobotomized' is now available Here
NEW RELEASES - COMING SOON!!!!
CD's back in stock!!!
'Welcome To Shit Street' (Live album), 'Nowhere Nothing' EP and 'Why?' EP all available again, go to the Merch Page:
Gig with Nomeansno CANCELLED - gutted doesn't even begin to cover it
On a positive note, the Split Album with Rash Decision is going to press this week...not long til it's released :)
Star & Garter, Manchester 27/05/12 Live Review Added!!! Here
We're on vinyl at last!!!!
Copies of 'Shut The Fuck Up And Listen - Vol 5' (a 13 band 7" compilation album) are in our possession at last.
Massive thanks to Brad at Manic Pogo for all his help and to Pig Records, PB Records & 1332 Records for including us on this release...we're very happy Monkeys!!
You can pick up a copy at gigs or at Manic Pogo.
Or from our Merch Page.
Also, coming very soon is a tribute to The Ramones featuring The Hanson Brothers, Invasives, The Dehumanizers and ourselves.
It'll be out in a few weeks on 7" vinyl and we've recorded a version of Rockaway Beach for it.
And, finally, we are going to be appearing on another 7" compilation called Shut The Fuck Up & Listen - Vol 5
On this record we contribute our song 'Bruce, Brenda, David, Death' and it features 13 other bands/artists (including Antiseen, Pamela Des Barres & The Koffin Kats) all doing songs of around the 1 minute mark or under.
This will be released at the beginning of May.
Massive thanks to Brad at Manic Pogo for his help with all of the above - absolute legend!!!
FEB 2012 - Latest news!!!!
Unfortunately we've had to pull out of the Sham 69 gig in Bolton (March 9th).
Sorry folks...we hope to get back to Bolton again as soon as possible.
We are very sorry to announce that we've had to cancel all our gigs for February, we're gutted about this as we hate having to cancel gigs
but we have no choice.
Massive apologies to anyone who has booked us or was looking forward to seeing us this month, we hope to make it back to these places later in the year....
Normal service will be restored in March...thank you xx