Hello each and every one of you. Feel our beneficent gaze and our clammy, over familiar hand on your shoulder.
We’ll be playing a free gig at The Hop, Sheffield on Wenesday 23rd May and we’re very much looking forward to it. The venue’s pretty new so here’s where to find it.
In addition to that, Pisco Presents is returning. It will be a Saturday, once every other month. The first will be June 9th. We have an excellent line up! We have a new venue! More details to follow shortly. We’re very excited about doing these again.
Finally, we’re writing and we’re recording. The plan to put out a 4 track EP has morphed into a plan to put out two individual singles, and then record the ridiculous concept album that we’re currently working on.
In short, all is well in the world ‘o Pisco
Fantastic review of AHTTCL from Exposed Magazine:
In your face, Melua.
A local four-piece known for their frenetic live performances and eclectic musical repertoire, Pisco Sour Hour like to touch upon some of life’s more peculiar subject matters. Expect an album that will transition from the sublime to the bizarre quicker than you can say ‘hedonistic mediaeval chess grandmaster’.
In our culture of recycling, it’s a relief when something truly original comes along. How many other songs do you know that tackle a bank manager going on a murderous rampage with his pet monkey (‘Spot Monkey’)?
It’s the album’s heterogeneousness that causes it to be such a refreshing listen; one moment the band are channelling Primal Scream jamming with Television on ‘Country Music’, juxtaposed with the sax-laden lounge-ska of ‘Tanya’. Give a 5-year old boy with ADHD a Red Bull and a box of crayons and tell him to go mental, you still won’t be able to replicate the astonishing variety and depth of imagination demonstrated here LP
Pisco Says: We are honoured to have been asked to play this:
The Letter Says:
And so, the end is near….
After 10 years together in various guises, THE LETTER (widescreen rock action from The North) have decided to call time on this particular chapter in their lives. HOWEVER, death is not the end and before the re-birth comes a massive celebratory gig at SHAKESPEARES on April 14th that will encompass all the stages in their ‘career’ AND will see the launch of their first (and last) album ‘UNKNOWN FAILURES’.
Shaped over a decade, the LP will feature old favorites alongside four brand new songs.
The final live fling will be an hour long show of our fave tunes and we are honored to have PISCO SOUR HOUR bringing up the rear.
If you are unfamiliar with these local legends, they describe themselves as:
“4 bourgeois idiots, flailing with instruments in a rudimentary, yet somewhat verbose manner”
We would describe them as XTC meets The Fall meets The Partridge Family
(or ‘fecking good’ in simpler terms).
Doors will open at 8pm but if you’ve not been to Shakespeares (Gibraltar Street, near the Law Courts) before or it you’ve not been since it re-opened, get down early as it’s a top-drawer boozer with plenty of interesting beverages to get stuck into!
Door tax will be mere £4, so join us for a rock & roll wake of epic proportions!
“Inspiring energetic bold and confident hard-hitting post-punk-Irish-folk, toe-tapping and captivating in equal measure”
“A five-piece melodic rock outfit with alternating vocalists and impressive changes in pace and intensity…sounding very edgy!” Sheffield Music Scene.com
Some A Hammer to the Camera Lens news:
Another favourable review of the album, this time at The Sheffield Scenester.
You can also now buy the album from Amazon
Some general news:
At the moment we are working on several things, including:
- A four track EP for release later in the year
- The return of Pisco Presents at a new venue. Expect more ridiculous distractions and super fine bands. Touchdown approx. May/June
Hello! We’ll be joining the lovely Denzil Watson on his Indie Hour on Tuesday 31st Jan from 9pm. We’ll be chatting and playing some choice cuts. Tune in in the Sheffield area on 93.2 FM or listen online at http://www.sheffieldlive.org/
We are pleased to announce that we now have CD copies of the album for sale. You can order directly from the website, or if you know us and are going to bump into us soon – give us a shout. CDs are priced at the very reasonable £5 each + £1 postage and packaging. For that you get – a shiny CD, fold out Eco Kraft card CD case and 6 (count em) double sided, lovingly illustrated lyric sheets on quality Eco Kraft stock. Look how lovely they are:
Buy them here
When you get something truly fresh and original, you know instantaneously. ‘A Hammer To The Camera Lens’ is exactly that.
Great review of the album that captures it quite nicely at Listen Before You Buy.
Read the whole thing.
Nice little review of the new album in Sloucher Zine!
Hello! You can now buy ‘A Hammer to the Camera Lens’ on eMusic! Just go here!
Hello! You can now listen to ‘A Hammer to the Camera Lens’ on Spotify! Just go here!