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.


Mono
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.


Vetitver

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.

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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

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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
http://tinyurl.com/kjacgm

Description:
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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!
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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

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Supersonic Festival 2009 collective memory


by meisai lee

An ongoing collation of mentions of Supersonic 2009 across the internet. Please feel free to let us know if you’ve taken photos, written a review or blog post or generally want to share your experience of the festival. We’ll be adding to this over the next couple of weeks. (the first incarnation of the Supersonic Memory was created by the rather wonderful mr Pete Ashton ( who was this year responsible for pulling together the Supersonic Twitter feed) – you can check out what folks thought from 2007 + 2008 both sit on the Created In Birmingham blog)

Previews
* NME
* Vice Magazine – Festival Guide Interview with Earthless + The Accused + Growing + Skullflower
* The Line Of The Best + Interview with Supersonic
* Drowned In Sound
* Terrorizer Magazine interview Iron Lung + Thorrs Hammer + Johnny Doom
* The Quietus interview with Goblin
* The Guardian : Festival preview + Goblin Interview
* Strange Glue
* Alex Fitch
* Jazz Breakfast
* Electric Sheep
* The Stirrer
* The Skinny
* Birmingham PostCreative Industries
* Birmingham Post – Brum Cast pod cast no1
* Birmingham Post – Helga Henry column
* I want your Skull
* Time Out Magazine
* blablaismo
* Dazed Digital – interview with Goblin
* Alt Sound
* Clash Magazine
* Fused Magazine
* Fact Magazine
* Jazzwise
* Sup Magazine
* Soundshock
* Russ L

Radio
Rhubarb Radio Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Reviews websites/mags
* Bearded Magazine
* Drowned In Sound
* Liverpool Echo
* Muso’s Guide + Interview with Chris Herbert
* Guardian – Goblin show
* Dazed Digital – Goblin show
* Loud Vision (Italian review)
* MTV 2
* Birmingham Live!
* The Quietus review + podcast interviews with The Accused
* Strange Glue review + Flower/Corsano Duo + Monotonix + Tartufi + Pontiak + Arbouretum + Thorr’s Hammer + MMOB + Skullflower
* Londoners
* Terrorizer
* Freq
* Flashlight Music
* NME
* MTV News
* Heathen Harvest
* Birmingham Mail
* The Line Of The Best

Blogs
* Roadburn Festival
* Steve Gerrard Photographer
* Peapods
* NTU 07-10
* Build & Destroy
* A Man Walks Into A Bar
* Pete Ashton – There Are No Others, There Is Only Us
* Cthonian
*The Wirewool
* Invada Records
* Honey Is Funny
* Cows Are Just Food
* Phantom Circuit
* Bunny Bissoux + pet show
Outcrowd Collective
* Logulogu
* Vibes4life
* Birmingham Jazz
* Brum Blog

* Thee Claw
* Mark Titchner
* Golden Hands
* Digbeth Is Good
* Folking Cool
* Unsleeping Eyes
* Chris Hathway
* University Of Central Lancashire
* God Damn The Sun
* Metal Ireland.com
* Simon Peplow
* Collected Stories
* Mr Elephant
* Untiedknot
* Make Your City
* Ash-10 – Twitter use at Supersonic report
* Marmite Clock
* Glatze
* Data & Stuff
* Unsleeping Eyes
* Alright Pal
* Southern Lord
* Golden Hands
* White Blank Page
* Mass Movement Magazine
* AXXON
* Russ L

Photos
* Flickr Supersonic Pool
* Katja Ogrin
* JwRobinson
* Crimson Glow
* Make Your City
* Katchooo
* The Sleeping Shamen : Atomized + Thorr’s Hammer + Scorn + MMOB + Skullflower + Iron Lung + Diagonal + Rose Kemp
* Shot2bits

* Staf Magazine ( Spain) photo gallery review to follow

Video
*Pete Ashton 1200 photos in 6 min animation
* Monotonix 1 2 3
* Glatze 1 2
* Venetian Snares 1
* Sunn 0))) 1 2
* Head Of David 1 2
* Earthless 1
* Thorr’s Hammer 1 2
* Master Musicians Of Bukkake 1 2
* Goblin 1 2
* Iron Lung
1 2
* Memory Band 1
* Caribou 1
* Pontiak 1 2
* Theo 1
* Army of Flying Robots 1
* Rose Kemp 1
* Jarboe 1

* Marnie Stern  1
* Esoteric 1 2
* Khyam Allami 1
* Nancy Wallace 1
* Zu 1 2 3
* Bobby Previte 1

Social networks
* Facebook Group
* Twitter feed

Fora
* Doom Forever Forever Doomed + London Thorr’s Hammer Show 1 + 2
* Five Eight
* DIS

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