Archive for EP02 – Band of Holy Joy
Irvine Welsh that is. In The Independent. Could be worse
Has been given an incredible makeover by Inga Tillere – still at the same address here.
Transpontine is a blog detailing the life, loves and history of South East London and it got me to thinking that Exotic Pylon Records is basically a New Cross label which makes me feel very proud (and still completely amazed that the whole enterprise hasn’t back-fired yet).
SO, you should have a wander round this most unique of blogs and if you follow this link you can trace all previous Band of Holy Joy history there which includes some beautiful photos and various warm and intimate encounters with the band in one form or another.
MY GOD – this is going to be one hell of a homecoming.
Band of Holy Joy originally formed in New Cross nearly 30 years ago and for the first time in many many years they are returning to their old stomping ground to perform live at the brilliant Montague Arms. Tickets here.
Holy Joy have had an incredible year with Butterfly being one of the most (deservedly) acclaimed albums of their history, and in the very strangest of circumstances it transpires that Exotic Pylon Records lives and operates out of the same address where the Band used to hang and er, drink tea (etc.) back in the day. Call it fate, coincidence or whatever but seriously, what are the odds?
This is what they have to say:
“The night is in honour of Betty and Stan who have ran the Montague since time began and beyond. It’s an amazing pub in itself and well worth a visit we feel its going to be a beautiful mad chaotic night. We are playing with Beata Positiva and Hillfield and Stone it’s an inspired line up and we’d love to see you there.”
This is the perfect way of welcoming in Christmas and it might be wise to not make any plans for the following morning – this is going to be LARGE!
Well, we knew we were sitting on a winner.
The lovely folks over at Beat Surrender have made Band of Holy Joy’s How To Kill A Butterfly their album of the year.
Band of Holy Joy are at their finest right now and yet it feels like there’s so much more to come…
Johny Brown, Inga Tillere, Chris Brierly, William Lewington, Andy Astle and James Stephen Finn – many many congratulations – you completely deserve it.
“The more the lyrics paint a picture of debauched despair the sweeter the intoxicating instrumental melodies become.”
Louder Than War GET How To Kill a Butterfly here.
4 stars in The Daily Mirror!!!
AND jump here to read EPR hero Den Browne’s dual launch party/ album review at Mudkiss.
After a short delay Band of Holy Joy’s exquisite CD edition of How To Kill A Butterfly has arrived at Exotic Pylon Records HQ.
We’re limited to 500 and then that’s it.
The album is available digitally and on CD through the Greedbag store and then digitally at all decent online retailers from 21st November. The download version is accompanied by Inga Tillere’s beautifully re-worked booklet in PDF format.
Saturday 29th October – Watermans Theatre
Please excuse the dodgy photography, shaky camerawork and screaming but i was quite drunk and having a really brilliant time – it was a wonderful night!