Electric Wizard live – 11.09.09


Capsule’s first gig after Supersonic Festival will be the mighty and monstrous Electric Wizard with support from Blood Ceremony. A great way to kick things off after the summer and you seem to agree as all tickets online and in the shops have SOLD OUT! A few tickets will be kept on the door so anyone without one should get to the venue early.

Electric Wizard
+ Blood Ceremony
Hare and Hounds


Capsule posters by Javens

The very talented Mr Ben Javens, responsible for a good percentage of our Capsule posters has recently produced a series of 4 1/20 limited edition screen printed posters for our gigs. They’re a bargain at just £10 each – grab them while you can from his SHOP

A Hawk & A Hacksaw
Ltd edition of 20, hand pulled, two colour screen print on 300gsm cartridge paper. The dimensions are 594mmx420mm. All prints are signed and numbered by hand and will be sent out in a heavy duty postal tube.

Melt Banana
This is a ltd edition of 20, hand pulled, two colour screen print on 300gsm cartridge paper. The dimensions are 280mmx594mm. All prints are signed and numbered by hand and will be sent out in a heavy duty postal tube.

Once again this is a hand pulled screen print, printed on A2 (420mmx594mm), 215gsm cartridge paper, which are signed and numbered by hand and will be sent out in a heavy duty postal tube.


Hand pulled by Ben, onto some rather lovely 300g water colour paper, the dimensions of which are 380mm x 550mm, signed and numbered by hand.


Milk Kitchen – fundraiser

milk_kitchenThis Saturday sees a host of local bands and friends come together to help  our buddy Steve Gubbins who is putting together an event to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association. They’ll be some awesome acts playing including Glatze, Pete Prescription, Stinkywizzleteat, Dream Dreams The Dreamer Awkestra as well as a number of DJ’s including none other than one half of Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung, Rough Trade DJ’s and the Capsule Grannies – thats us, expect some power ballad action – oh yes reach and grab!

There is also going be some cake as well as a raffle, this is going to be great fun and all for a great cause, come along and support it.

Saturday 29th August at The Victoria – 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN 8pm till 2am. £5 entrance all proceeds to Down Syndrome Association.
Find out more – http://milk-kitchen.blogspot.com


Home Of Metal needs your vote for SXSWi

Vote for my PanelPicker Idea!

Just click on the image above to vote

Capsule has made it through to the first round for the SXSWi panel in Austin, Texas – we’ve proposed a panel around the Home Of Metal project, but to be considered for the final submission we need you folks to comment & vote on our idea, most importantly are your comments – to create a discussion and to show it’s a topic of relevance.

You’ll need to sign up to the link below – there have been 2200 proposed panels but only room for 300 panels.
Please feel free to help us spread the word, if you know other people that attend SXSW or folks that would find this subject of interest. This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the Home Of Metal project and of work going on in the West Midlands. The voting closes on September 4th.

New Ways of Collecting: Digital Archives and Contemporary Histories

How does Web 2.0 make us rethink the notion of collecting? Bedroom enthusiasts now have tools that enable them to interact with global audiences. They can work at the same level as professional archivists, and amateurs may have more virtual visits than some physical museums. This session will explore the Home of Metal Digital Archive as a case study focusing on music collections and illustrating successful 21st century collecting strategies.

many thanks as always from Lisa & Jenny


Sonic delights and such likes

oct_09Ok folks we have a number of shows coming up over the next couple of months and we’re pretty stoked on the selection.

Kicking off with ELECTRIC WIZARD,  a crushing behemoth of funeral march psychedelia with support from Canadian flute-tinged witch rock, BLOOD CEREMONY – think Jethro Tull mixed with Sabbath!
Be aware that this show is selling very fast and our capacity is limited!

A welcome return by Capsule favourites FUCK BUTTONS, with support from ZUN ZUN EGUI, a  heavy dance band, they fire up mighty, eternal grooves worthy of some dust-caked Lagos street jam. THEO – Taut, chugging guitar loops layer up with frenetic tapping patterns that interweave in spiralling complexity.

STARLESS & BIBLE BLACK have drawn together the sounds of ‘70s Topanga Canyon country-rock, ‘80s Mancunian jangle, and space-age psychedelic drones to make a dynamic, warm and woodsy sound. Support from FOX, intimate, acoustic-led songwriting combining a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, banjo, percussion, keyboards, theremin, mandolin + new Birmingham based collective Health & Efficiency, who combine banjo, two basses, two guitars, synths, samplers and more effects and loop pedals.

ISIS are back in Brum, expect heavy, slow and brutal sounds, whilst hypnotising and entrancing you all with their live show. They will be bringing with them a very special support act – more news on that soon. This will be our first show at The Asylum in Hockley, which we’re really excited about using, good beer prices & great PA.

EFTERKLANG with support from NANCY ELIZABETH will also be taking place at the Asylum on the following night – expect an upbeat atmosphere and with  a sense of hope and optimism, these guys will leave you with a massive smile on your face – what more could you want from a gig.

These are just for starters – also confirmed for November DAMIEN JURADO, WOODS/ESPERS/THE CAVE SINGERS + OXBOW

Tickets can be bought in advanced from www.theticketsellers.co.uk
Polar Bear – York Road, Kings Heath
Swordfish – Birmingham city centre


Suggestions for 2010

Thanks to Pete Ashton for sending us the Sesame Street video

Some of you may remember our blog post calling for suggestions to be made for Supersonic 2009, well now is your chance to let us know who you’d like to see perform at Supersonic 2010. You never know your dream just may come true – after all many of you asked for Corrupted, and so they came!


Beat13 latest film

Beat13 / Lucy McLauchlan – Fame Festival 2009. from Beat13 on Vimeo.

Check out this this video of our good friend Lucy McLauchlan painting an electricity tower in the Italian countryside, for Fame Festival 2009. Shot on DSLR, edited and soundtracked by Matt Watkins. Lucy and Matt produced the cover for our limited edition release of Einstellungs album ‘Wings Of Desire’, they are indeed a very talented duo.

Limited Edition 1/500 heavy weight double vinyl gatefold sleeve
Buy now


Harvey Milk – live at Supersonic 08

harvey_webWe have just released a limited edition clear vinyl recording of Harvey Milk live at Supersonic 2008,  it can be purchased exclusively from our shop – get them while you can!

This follows on from our OXBOW DUO performing Loves Holiday feat. Stephen O’Malley, Justin Broadrick , Dave Cochrane + Chipper live release from Supersonic 2007.

Recorded at Supersonic 2008, this was Harvey Milk’s first ever UK performance.

After much persuasion Capsule managed to coax Harvey Milk out of America to play in the UK for the first time. Saturday night on the outside stage at Supersonic 08 became a memorable occasion with this long awaited performance providing a suitably raucous climax to the festival’s proceedings…they certainly didn’t disappoint then and we’re equally excited to have been able to record and package up this little piece of Supersonic memorabilia as a special souvenir, whether reliving the experience or wishing you’d be there, we’re sure you’ll cherish it.

Tracklist: Side 1: 1. Crush Them All 2. Plastic Eggs 3. War 4. A Maelstrom of Bad Decisions 5. We Destroy The Family Side 2: 6. Shame 7. Probolkoc 8. Lay My Head Down Down 9. What I Want