Undoubtably many of our thousands of readers have been consumed with despair thanks to the drastic lack of blog posts. We apologise, for we have been incredibly busy. Instead our time has been spent revising, playing gigs, and attending modelling award ceremonies to support our very own Alex ‘Ribcage’ Wright:
LIBERTY CITY RELEASE
Our youthful tune Liberty City was released a little more than a month ago, along side a homemade music video which was directed by Jonathan Varty with some small help from the band.
Many a man have taken the time to watch the music video, for it has received well over several views. The video stars us, the band, doing nothing, roaming our local area – an area that vastly contrasts the city the song is written about.
The music video is available to watch here, please take the time to watch what can only be described as a breathtaking display of decent cinematography. If you are blind or if you hate our music video then you can simply follow the link below and listen to it on SoundCloud – if you are feeling really adventurous you can even download the song free!
It was an honour and a privilege to be part of the North East’s finest spectacle for new music. We played at the Tanners in Byker, alongside Palace, Goodbye Chanel and our friends Alex Butler, a truly beautiful experience, topped off by the 40oz steak burgers we devoured before our performance, which slightly hindered our movement on stage.
It was fantastic to be on the bill alongside such incredibly talented acts, however the pick of the festival had to be SHIELDS, our new local favourite – soon to follow in the footsteps of Little Comets and Polarsets, and make it out of the musical snow globe which is the North East of England.
Thanks to Generator for putting on such a special night for the local music community, and huge thanks to all the venues and all the people who took the time to come along to make it such a great night.
After brandishing our musical weapons at the Tanners it appeared we had somewhat spread the name of Lisbon. A few days later we were asked to support York’s Likely Lads at Think Tank.
We had a great time in front of a capacity crowd, thanks for coming down. However it wasn’t all fun and games in Hoults Yard, amidst the beer, portaloos and music, a fashion war began to arise. It appeared that our very own Gordon had spotted some talent in Joe’s trendy new blue shoes, which had been revealed a week previously – so much talent that he immediately splashed out on a brown pair for himself and christened them at the gig. In an interview sometime after the crisis Gordon stated: ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’
ALEX RIBCAGE – THE PHANTOM MODEL
Yes it may be true that as a band we are most famous for our music, yet some of us have other skills, skills that must be shared with the world. Alex Wright, who goes by the professional name of Alex Ribcage, recently won his first WBMI (Whitley Bay Modelling Institute) award for ‘best facial pose’. The winning pose itself of course is the legendary Ocean Peach. Alex’s special modelling skills are now blossoming in the local limelight.
When interviewed after the award ceremony, concerning his new found recognition in the local modelling world, Alex stated:
“I’m delighted of course – over the flipping moon. I’ve been working hard in the build up to the WBMI’s, everyone knows that, and now, finally, my hard work has paid off.
“I know I mentioned this in my acceptance speech, but the WBMI’s is the big one for me, the big ceremony, and I couldn’t of done it without the constant support of my friends and family.”
When asked about his future, the ambitious Alex Ribcage really came out his shell.
“I think it’s time to evolve, you know? Become bigger, better, faster, stronger. I think that will start with the development of a new facial pose. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ocean Peach, but I don’t want to be one of those one dimensional models, I want to show the world there’s more to me that one pose, I don’t want to be remembered for just that.
“My catwalk game needs to improve as well if I’m going to compete at the highest level.”
So there you have it, not just our little drummer boy, but a local star. Alex Ribcage: The Phantom Model.
If you’ve read all of this post, firstly – thank you, secondly – why?
We have a busy summer lined up of course, including a trip to The Cluny 2 to support Crooked Hands ahead of their new single release, as well as a return to The Event at Segedunum, where we will pass on our title to another young band of budding talent.
Stay tuned for news.