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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Catacomb Records News

We said we wouldn’t do it again… but we have! The “Electric Kool Aid Acid Fest” will be held on Thursday, 9 April 2009 at The Old Wharf, Digbeth, Birmingham and will feature such stoner/doom and trashy dirty rock ‘n’ roll bands as Alunah, Grifter, Trippy Wicked, Gringo, and Fancy Nancy… and it’s totally FREE! Surely that’s enough to make you come out on a Thursday?

Aluna News
Due to unforeseen circumstances, as of 1 January 2009, the UK based psych, blues, doom band Aluna will be known as Alunah. Until all retailers have updated their systems and stock recall completed, Alunah releases may still be found under the old name of “Aluna”. Please check both spellings. If items still cannot be found, please refer to the Alunah store within their website. The band will be going under their new name of Alunah on their two upcoming releases in 2009. These are the limited edition split 7” with the Hong Kong/New York based doom band Queen Elephantine on Catacomb Records, and the limited edition 10” release of Alunah’s Fall To Earth EP on Nasoni Records. Release dates for these vinyls are still to be confirmed. Aluna would like to thank the following people for their help in this matter… Queen Elephantine, Nick at Code 7, Bek at Plastic Head Music Distribution, Carola at Nasoni Records, Olivia (Management), and family and friends for additional help and advice.

New contact details are as follows:

Official website: www.alunah.co.uk
MySpace: www.alunah-myspace.co.uk (Please note, this is NOT a new MySpace address, the new domain will forward to the old Aluna MySpace page)
Email: info@alunah.co.uk

Soph and Jake have been interviewed by Seattle`s Earthdog Promotions. Read the interview on their My Space blog page here. Earthdog has been instrumental in helping us to spread the word of Aluna accross Amercia, they work relentlessly and purely for the love of the stoner/doom/sludge scene!

Checkout KCSS 91.9 fm`s (KCSS.net) top underground music show "Analog Nation" to hear "Spend My Time" hit the Californian airwaves. Big thanks to Tony at Analog Nation.

Alunah Tour Dates
Saturday, 28 February 2009: Birmingham, UK - Meltdown Records “Farewell” Fest at The Asylum, with Godsize, I Am Colossus, Slab and Hellfire
Thursday, 2 April 2009: Redditch, UK - The Tardbigge
Friday, 3 April 2009: Stourbridge, UK - Katie Fitzgeralds
Sunday, 5 April 2009: Coalville, UK - The Vic
Thursday, 9 April 2009: Birmingham, UK - “The Electric Kool Aid Acid Fest” at The Old Wharf, with Grifter, Trippy Wicked, Gringo and Fancy Nancy
Sunday, 12 April 2009: Essex, UK - “The Cosmic Puffin Fest” at Mersea Island Holiday Camp, with Litmus and many more psych bands and artists
Thursday, 30 April 2009: Birmingham, UK - “Busk” at Eddies Rock Club
Wednesday, 3 June 2009: Bilston, UK - Robin 2, with War Pigs (Sabbath Tribute)
Friday, 26 June 2009: Birmingham, UK - Scruffy Murphys

Grifter News
The artwork for the Simplicity of the Riff Is Key EP is almost complete and the release will now be in early 2009.

Keep visiting Grifter’s MySpace for constant new song updates!

There’s a rather fetching video of Soph from Aluna/Catacomb Records and Ollie dueting on Alunah’s “Spend My Time.” Apologies for the dodgy sound!

Grifter Tour Dates
Friday, 20 February 2009: Plymouth, UK - The White Rabbit
Thursday, 26 February 2009: Swindon, UK - 12 Bar
Thursday, 9 April 2009: Birmingham, UK - “The Electric Kool Aid Acid Fest” at The Old Wharf, with Aluna, Trippy Wicked, Gringo, and Fancy Nancy
Sunday, 12 April 2009: Plymouth, UK - The Junction

Sonic Lord News
Lee from Sleeping Shaman has recently interviewed Sonic Lord, click here to read the interview.

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