Blang show on Soho Radio

Blang takes over Soho Radio from 8 to 10 pm on Thursday October 15th as guests on the stations Label Lodge series where independent labels are invited to host a show. We'll be playing and chatting about records from our fifteen year history. The show is broadcast on the eve of the release of Scratchcard our new compilation CD of tracks from our 2016-20 archives. Soho Radio is an online station which you can find here.

Soho normally broadcasts from Great Windmill Street in the heart of London's Soho, close to where Blang began at the 12 Bar Club. Which we all still miss terribly. But it's closed at the moment for Covid reasons so we're going to record our show in Forest Hill in South London.

Faux Fibbers album & video

Monster Raving Loony Party cabinet member  Nigel Knapp used to be the party's Minister For Lies and Big Fibs. Now he's deputy leader (okay, one of five deputy leaders). He got together with guitarist Jerry Wigens in 2015 to play his offbeat songs on a mini-tour of Wales. Nigel's boisterous performances and Jerry's stylish guitar licks have since charmed audiences around the UK.

They are joined on first album 'Learn To Lie' by drummer Ian Button (Death In Vegas/Wreckless Eric) with  Jerry overdubbing himself on bass and occasional clarinet.

And that’s all true.

‘Some people have said they’re a bit like me – it was probably them.’ JOHN OTWAY

‘The spirit of the Bonzos lives on!’ J.J. CRASH

Get the CD album from the Blang shop here.

Click to see video for John T.


New Buzfuz tracks on 6 Music

Gideon Coe has previewed two tracks from the forthcoming Sergeant Buzfuz album Fox Pop (due in July) on his 6 Music. Last night he played the Sheffield medley Who Art In Seven Hills (the band's version of the Lord's Prayer) and Rare & Racy (about a sadly lost record/book shop). At 1 hour, 11 mins here.

Last week he played upcoming June single There's Idiots, Then There's Idiots With Money. At 4 mins here