Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter, and the one you are waiting for!
Art Pop, our new album, is here and available via posteverything and of course we have a special offer for you!
Meanwhile, you may have noticed that "ART POP" has been getting some very nice reviews over the last few days, here's a small selection for those that haven't seen them -
Simultaneously brooding, lush, aggressive and lyrical, this is a reclamation of pop and rock music at their most atmospheric and beguiling.
- Michael Bracewell, The WIRE Magazine
Newman seems to have relocated the combination of sardonic intellectual wit and winning pop song craft that made Wire such an engaging (and influential) post punk prospect. *****
- Andy Gill, The Independent
Art Pop is a finely balanced record that seamlessly fuses familiarity and inventiveness.
- Wilson Neate, All Music Guide
Art Pop does exactly what it says on the tin. Githead get my vote again.
- Dean Thatcher, DMC Update
Slyly subversive gems that reall Wire when they were edging into poppier territory.
- John Lewis, Uncut
- Dave Simpson, The Guardian
grounded in technological modernity, not the tired styles of yesteryear.
- Louis Pattison, BBCExpect plenty more like that.
Meanwhile, back to the special offer....
To coincide with the release of the album we have made some very nice (if we say so ourselves!) t-shirts emblazoned with the words "ART GIT-" (go on you know you want one!) in both "classic" Red/ yellow and "Matisse" orange/ blue. We've also made up a quantity of larger sized original "GIT-" shirts (up to XXL) so all of you who "signed up" for the larger sizes will be able to get something that fits! In fact ALL the shirts are available in larger sizes AND anyone who plans to buy the album through posteverything can get the t-shirt alongside it for a special discounted price. Album and t-shirt GBP20.00...
There's also news on the live front.
One date is confirmed in Paris on the 19th June and it is highly likely that there will be warm up show in London on the 17th June. After, we are discussing some shows in Israel & Spain during the period 20th June up to the end of the first week in July. Periodically check in with the website if one of these dates might be near you.
We also have a sneak preview available for you.
Over the next period we will be adding various items to the "official" download page on the website. However we are giving a sneak preview to our mailing list subscribers so check out this page for a couple of new videos and a new desktop.
NEWS ROUND UP
Here's some news from the site & posteverything you might have missed.
[GH]March 10 & March 27, 2007: First Interview about "Art Pop"
London based blogger & podcaster The Cartoonist has conducted an interview with Malka & Colin vaguely themed around Githead & the new album ART POP in his The Cartoonist Talks series. The series is in 3 parts with the 2nd & 3rd parts posted in subsequent weeks. Some music from the album is featured. ART POP is also featured in The Wire Magazine's monthly "Office Ambience".
[PE] January 21, 2007: Githead on the Radio
Colin and Malka continue with their monthly radio broadcasts on Tel Aviv student radio network Campus Radio (106 FM & via the internet) in a show on Tuesday 23 January at 8.00 pm local time [6.00 pm GMT - London time] The show series are themed on the contents of swim studio's collective iTunes and tracks alphabetically through it's contents. You can check out the playlists here
This month's show features a couple of tracks from Art Pop. [NB this show was recorded in December 2006.]
Next month's show will be on the 20th. Feb and will be a 2 hour special live from the studios of 106 FM featuring a goodly selection from Githead's 2nd album.
See you next time.
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Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter, and only a month and a bit since the last one! What's going on?? Are we crazy or something:)
Well the fact is that things have moved apace since last we spoke and after a furious post Rotterdam mixing spree the 2nd Githead album is complete & even titled. It's called ART POP and the track listing is - On Your Own/ Drop/ Drive By/ Lifeloops/ These Days/ Jet Ear Game/ Space Life/ All Set Up/ Darkest Star/ Rotterdam/Live In Your Head. The album is slated for a March 2007 release. See a cover shot above. However you won't have to wait until March to hear some of it. We are starting to seed tracks in various obvious & not so obvious places. Try checking out www.myspace.com/githead & www.myspace.com/malkaspigel for now but there will be other places and the tracks won't stay for ever... - Read more.
Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the latest edition of our occasional small but perfectly formed newsletter. Occasional? It's been quite a while! Well, we did promise not to spam you!Firstly - an apology to all of you who have re-subscribed because you thought you'd dropped off the list. In fact in spite of no public band activity over the last year the number of subscribers to this list continues to swell as the number of hits on the website continues to grow on a month by month basis. Someone out there must love us!
OK, enough of the self congratulation, we do actually have some news to impart. We have been beavering away on the, as yet untitled, 2nd album over these past few months and have quite a lot of it already finished - tunes like These Days, Drive By, All Set Up, Jet Ear Game, Drop, Lifeloops and others we don't have final titles yet for will be hopefully brightening your lives in the early part of next year, perhaps earlier...... As part of the process this month we took a very successful trip to our live sound man Frankie Lievaart's new Metropolis 22 studio in Rotterdam for some live recording & additional recording on things we've already worked on. As usual the cameras were out in full and a little gallery page has been added on the site. We are now on to full on mixing to get it all finished! here - Read more.
Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the 4th edition of our newsletter, new bunnies and old lags alike will find within this slim piece of eye candy news, views and gossip direct from Git-HQ.We are quietly slipping in new content to the downloads section of the site. There is now a video of "My LCA" (directed by Malka) for streaming & download also new wallpapers (actually bearing the correct URL!!) and MP3 are waiting your attention. Keep your eyes peeled also for further MP3s & videos.
The gallery has also received a makeover to accommodate the huge number of pictures from the recent European tour including , of course the many by the now (almost) legendary nightly "audience photographer", a '"responsible looking" person selected at random from the audience to document proceedings with Colin's camera. Many thanks to all those embarrassed (and not so embarrassed!) individuals who have aided Githead in their quest for forensically extensive documentation. We are still receiving submissions of images. If you have some you want to post to us on CD then you can find a postal address here - Read more.
Dear Githead Fan
Welcome to the third edition of our newsletter, something which appears to be coming out with alarming regularity. Surely there can't be more things to say??? It appears there are!
Firstly - a small but significant change - from githead.co.uk to githead.com - The old addresses still work but the site will now resolve to it's githead.com variant whichever address you put in. If you have linked pages to us in the past, please make sure you update them so we can quickly regain premier status on the google listings.
If resetting your bookmark has prompted a trip to the site then you will also be greeted with the big news is that there is going to be a Githead tour in September. While these mere 9 dates may not challenge the earth-striding extravaganzas of others they do represent a significant step for Githead as in a 2 week span we will have more than doubled our gig tally (currently 7)!!
The dates are - Read more.