Leatherface – Viva La Arthouse

Leatherface - Live in MelbourneBig Ugly Fish Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Viva La Arthouse’ a Leatherface live album recorded in Melbourne in 2010 on their Stormy Petrel World Tour.

It is available to order from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop right now and is available as a single CD for £9.99 or Double gatefold LP for £12.99 plus P&P.

Viva La Arthouse is Leatherface’s second release on their own label and is a celebration of their 2010 Stormy Petrel World Tour that took in Europe, Canada, America, Japan and Australia. This double live album was recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s famous music venue The Arthouse by Poison City Record’s Matt Bodiam. The recording was made in arrangement with bassist Greame Philliskirk on the spare of the moment with the other three members of the band unaware the gig was being recorded for posterity.

Sadly The Arthouse, which has hosted punk and indie shows in North Melbourne for the past 19 years, closed its doors in May 2011 after its long-time licensee Maree Kelly decided not to renew its lease. An unsympathetic landlord and a change in the liqour licensing regulations are the two major factors in the Kelly family’s decision not to renew the lease. Leatherface’s Frankie Stubbs has a long-standing relationship with The Arthouse, in October 2005 A Death In the family flew Frankie over from the U.K to produce their debut album in the newly equipped Arthouse Studio.

Leatherface live shows have become the stuff of legend, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to catch them live you’ll have witnessed the pre-gig excitement, the trepidation of the emotional possibilities, the rollercoaster ride of each song and the overall full on powerhouse brutality of melodic punk rock which is down to Dickie Hammond’s unique guitar playing and Frankie Stubbs counterpointing riffs, the bombast of the rhythm section that comprises of Stephen ‘Skruff’ Owen on drums and Greame Philliskirk on bass. On top of this mighty backdrop is Frankie Stubbs lyrics, with his incredibly raspy voice and passionate delivery, exudes an aura that demands and gets respect. He wins admiration, in part, for his distinct lack of trying to be something he’s not. He is utterly devoid of pretense and flash.

Tracklist:1. Not a Day Goes By (Stubbs). 2. God is Dead (Stubbs, Hammond). 3. Watching You Sleep (Stubbs, Evans). 4. Never Say Goodbye (Stubbs, Hammond). 5. Diego Garcia (Stubbs, Hammond). 6. Little White God (Stubbs, Hammond). 7. Peasant in Paradise (Stubbs). 8. Hoodlum (Stubbs). 9. Sour Grapes (Stubbs). 10. Nutcase (Stubbs, Hammond). 11. My Worlds End (Stubbs, Hammond). 12. I Want the Moon (Hammond, Stubbs). 13. Broken (Stubbs). 14. Not Superstitious (Stubbs). 15. Pale Moonlight (Stubbs). 16. Dead Industrial Atmosphere (Stubbs). 17. Springtime (Hammond, Stubbs). 18. Hops & Barley (Tucker). 19. Hurt (Reznor).

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Press Release- Leatherface – Live In Melbourne – Viva La Arthouse

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Viva La Arthouse is Leatherface’s second release on their own label and is a celebration of their 2010 Stormy Petrel World Tour that took in Europe, Canada, America, Japan and Australia. This double live album was recorded at Melbourne’s famous music venue The Arthouse.

Big Ugly Fish Newsletter #8

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Big Ugly Fish Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Viva La Arthouse’ a Leatherface live album recorded in Melbourne in 2010 on their Stormy Petrel World Tour.

It is available to order from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop right now and is available as a single CD for £9.99 or Double gatefold LP for £12.99 plus P&P.

Leatherface
Viva La Arthouse – Live in Melbourne
Big Ugly Fish Recordings

Leatherface - Live in MelbourneViva La Arthouse is Leatherface’s second release on their own label and is a celebration of their 2010 Stormy Petrel World Tour that took in Europe, Canada, America, Japan and Australia. This double live album was recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s famous music venue The Arthouse by Poison City Record’s Matt Bodiam. The recording was made in arrangement with bassist Greame Philliskirk on the spare of the moment with the other three members of the band unaware the gig was being recorded for posterity.

Sadly The Arthouse, which has hosted punk and indie shows in North Melbourne for the past 19 years, closed its doors in May 2011 after its long-time licensee Maree Kelly decided not to renew its lease. An unsympathetic landlord and a change in the liqour licensing regulations are the two major factors in the Kelly family’s decision not to renew the lease. Leatherface’s Frankie Stubbs has a long-standing relationship with The Arthouse, in October 2005 A Death In the family flew Frankie over from the U.K to produce their debut album in the newly equipped Arthouse Studio.

Leatherface live shows have become the stuff of legend, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to catch them live you’ll have witnessed the pre-gig excitement, the trepidation of the emotional possibilities, the rollercoaster ride of each song and the overall full on powerhouse brutality of melodic punk rock which is down to Dickie Hammond’s unique guitar playing and Frankie Stubbs counterpointing riffs, the bombast of the rhythm section that comprises of Stephen ‘Skruff’ Owen on drums and Greame Philliskirk on bass. On top of this mighty backdrop is Frankie Stubbs lyrics, with his incredibly raspy voice and passionate delivery, exudes an aura that demands and gets respect. He wins admiration, in part, for his distinct lack of trying to be something he’s not. He is utterly devoid of pretense and flash.

Tracklist:1. Not a Day Goes By (Stubbs). 2. God is Dead (Stubbs, Hammond). 3. Watching You Sleep (Stubbs, Evans). 4. Never Say Goodbye (Stubbs, Hammond). 5. Diego Garcia (Stubbs, Hammond). 6. Little White God (Stubbs, Hammond). 7. Peasant in Paradise (Stubbs). 8. Hoodlum (Stubbs). 9. Sour Grapes (Stubbs). 10. Nutcase (Stubbs, Hammond). 11. My Worlds End (Stubbs, Hammond). 12. I Want the Moon (Hammond, Stubbs). 13. Broken (Stubbs). 14. Not Superstitious (Stubbs). 15. Pale Moonlight (Stubbs). 16. Dead Industrial Atmosphere (Stubbs). 17. Springtime (Hammond, Stubbs). 18. Hops & Barley (Tucker). 19. Hurt (Reznor).

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Leatherface Tour Dates
Thursday 21 July – The Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby. Derby DIY Collective presents Leatherface – Back in Derby after last years amazing Fathers Day show. Plus Teen-Rebel Dopefiends – Northern catchy punk on Not Shy Recs!
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20:00 – 23:00. The Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby, United Kingdom. 8pm doors / £5 adv. Tickets: thevictoriainnderby.co.uk

Friday 22nd July – The New Adelphi Club, 89 Grey Street, Hull
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Saturday 23rd July – The Dog and Partridge, Bolton. The Dog and Partridge is Bolton’s original and best live music venue. If you hate hearing Oasis four times in an hour, if you care about music, if you’re a band that wants to play somewhere you can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a decent PA then the Dog and Partridge is the spiritual home you might not have found yet. Tickets £6. Available at the Dog over Dogstock (27th/28th/29th May).
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Footage courtesy of Aussie Punk Rock Podcast D.I.Wireless www.diwireless.com.au. Leatherface’s second set of the weekend, this time back at the Arthouse on Sunday night. After a late band withdrawal they doubled up as headliners again to give everyone the chance to catch another awesome set.

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksThe Sainte Catherines – Fire Works Autumn Tour 2011
The Sainte Catherines will be on tour in Germany with Sunderland’s own Broken Few in September 2011 and of course we’ll let you know the dates once everything is finalised.

Their critically acclaimed ‘Fire Works’ is now available for £7.99 from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop. Here is what people have had to say about the album so far:

“The Sainte Catherines appear to have adapted their style with ease, retaining their blaring guitars whilst a more reflective approach has broadened their sound and with it their appeal.” Emma Howe – Manifesto Magazine

“The Sainte Catherines have released a not totally unexpected, but a surprise of an album, it’s not anarcho or hardcore; ‘Fire Works’ has too many influences. Overall this is punk albeit influenced by 1970’s rock and 1990’s Orange county punk. Good to hear a band in such great form.” Steve Janes – withguitars.com

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Pumpkin Records (Manchester)
Pumpkin Records recently welcomed two new additions to their collective, Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines, both bands will feature on the new Pumpkin Records sampler and will be working with Big Ugly Fish Recordings on some future releases.
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Drunken Sailor Records
A label who have recently released a 7″ by The Magnificent, as well as material by Unfun and The Young Leaves have approached BUF with the possibility of doing a split 7″ with Leatherface specially for the Out of Spite Festival 2011. We’ll keep you posted on any progress.
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Boss Tuneage
Three members of HDQ, minus singer Golly all went on to form Leatherface in the late 80s, whilst members also ended up at one point or another in Sofa Head, Generic, Dr. Bison, Stokoe, and of course The Jones. Well it seems plans are afoot for a third and final HDQ reissue in the near future to tie up all the other recordings by the band not covered on Boss Tunage’s two reissues of their second and third albums ‘Sinking’ and ‘Soulfinder’.
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The Sainte Catherines withguitars.com Review

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksThe Sainte Catherine’s
Fire Works
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Have you ever travelled to Montreal? Actually half of Canada? Me too, but I know a man that did, and even does. Moreover he has long made me aware of The Sainte Catherines; to be honest it was just a name of one of twenty competent Punk bands that a couple of TSC tracks made the odd CD compilation we swapped between mates. So imagine the surprise to be presented with ‘Fire Works’ the new album, face to face with a host of a diverse array of tracks, even more so, compared to the odd track I’d previously strayed upon. Though formed in 1999 this is my first major taste of Sainte Catherines, best to go into some kind of detail.

The band seems to draw on a wide range of influences from 1970’s rock and punk to eighties post punk hardcore. So there are influences that range from Alice Cooper, Kiss, New York Dolls, Ramones. I can also hear traces of bands like Pennywise, Offspring and NOFX and the vocals; remind me of The Styrenes. ‘Fireworks’ contains expansive music ingredients, all are from the various stages of rock and punk make no mistake, there is no one holding their finger in their ear or anything as dumb as that. The Sainte Catherines are far more immediate, engaging and delivered with attitude, you can go from the melodic and 4/4 tempo opening of ‘We Used to Be In Love’ to the full tilt of ‘The Great Somewhere Else’ two very different songs, one large umbrella.

‘BLR Vs Cancer’, also stands out, the song comes across all Styrenes’ (minus the piano) meets the Rocky Horror Show. While the track that could go down as the best soundtrack to that Chicago High School End Of Year Prom; still mired suitably twisted memories, long compressed questions still remain; then as the light finally begins to shine, we  go  straight into the rock tinged occasionally harmonica driven, ‘Back To The Basement That I Love’. Next up, ‘Maggie And Dave’ has a great classic feel and a king sized hook, then it’s ‘No Friends’, just give this song an extra verse and it’s my choice for a single. The three guitar ‘frontline’ of TSC really help fill out the sound, after ten plus years the 5-piece appear to be breaking loose a little, bringing in a handful of unexpected instruments and with more complex song structures, there is some hard work behind the scenes of ‘Fire Works’.

The Sainte Catherines have released a not totally unexpected, but a surprise of an album, it’s not anarcho or hardcore; ‘Fire Works’ has too many influences. Overall this is punk albeit influenced by 1970’s rock and 1990’s Orange county punk. Good to hear a band in such great form.

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The St. Catherines New Tour Dates

March 26th – Shawinigan @ Le Trou Du Diable
April 1st – Montreal @ Musée D’Art Contemporain
April 9th – Keene.NH @ Get Better Fest
April 29th – Québec @ Le Cercle
May 11th – Philadelphia @ The Ox
May 12th – Brooklyn @ Knitting Factory
May 13th – Baltimore @ Otto Bar
May 14th – Asbury Park @ Asbury Lanes
May 15th – Allson @ Great Scotts
May 21st – Montreal @ Pouzza Fest

The Sainte Catherines ‘Fire Works’ CD

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksFire Works’ by Montreal’s The Sainte Catherines is a melodic, positive, entertaining, and most interestingly coiffed LP to come out in years, all courtesy of Big Ugly Fish Recordings and is out now in the UK and Europe. You can order yours now at a special from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop right now.

This record takes its cues from the band’s early influences like American Steel, the Broadways, Jawbreaker and Fifteen, and strains it through a sieve of 70’s rock, like a French Canadian wine that will kick your dick off, get you drunk, eat all your poutine (Chips, Canadian Cheese and gravy, fast food) and find you hung over in the morning humming the most melodic and positive tunes of the bands storied career.


The emo kids like ’em, the punk kids like ’em. No one quite knows what to do with them because they’ve got three meaty guitars, a front man “Hugo Mudie”, that exists at that elusive vortex where Hank Von Helvelte, Chuck Ragan and the bar where Cirque du Soliel clowns go to get drunk all converge, and haircuts that would scare the shit out of almost any mum.

Expect an exhaustive touring schedule from The Sainte Catherine’s for the Fire Works cycle. They’re loved in Europe, Canada and the stinkiest most festering pits in all of the US so get out your mustache, cut your bangs at a weird angle and give me a “Tabarnak!” for The Sainte Catherine’s. Um…also, they’ve got funny names and they’re not above wearing vests. Did I mention that? Okay. I thankenyou.

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Tour Dates Winter 2011

Friday 11 February
Café Nord-Ouest Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
Saturday 12 February
Pub St-maurice Repentigny, QC, Canada
Wednesday 23 February
Mac Daids Le Havre, France
Thursday 24 February
Scene Michelet Nantes, France
Friday 25 February
The Sainte Catherines with Maladroit, Nowadayz, and MENPENTI at Heretic Club, Bordeaux, France
Saturday 26 February
Celtic Pub Tarbes, France
Sunday 27 February
La Dynamo Toulouse, France
Monday 28 February
O`bundies Marseilles, France
Tuesday 01 March
Warm Audio Lyon, France
Wednesday 02 March
Soap Box Club Nancy, France
Thursday 03 March
Les Combustibles Paris, France
Friday 04 March
Shaka Laka hazebrouck, France
Saturday 05 March
Peniche Fulmar Brussels, Belgium
Friday 18 March
With Tenement at Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL, US
Saturday 26 March
Le Trou Du Diable Shawinigan, QC, Canada
Thursday 12 May
Dear Landlord with The Sainte Catherines at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY, US

The Stormy Petrel T-Shirts

The Stormy Petrel T-Shirt BlackLadies and Gentlemen, The Stormy Petrel T-Shirt is now available again in black from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop, so you can now impress your friends with this quality cotton and superbly printed t-shirt. This merchandise was previously only available on The Stormy Petrel World Tour.

The staff at Big Ugly Fish have gotten their mitts on a total of thirty in small, medium and large sizes. Each shirt was gently prized from the hands of the tour merchandiser with little or no tears. Sorry there’s no XL or XXL at the moment as they were surprisingly popular in Canada, U.S.A. and Germany for some reason, but rest assured these sizes should be available again in about a months time. Happy shopping!