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Knock Knock Knock on Sky Sports
Friday, 14 January 2011

If you have Sky Sports on your TV you can hear our new single ‘Knock Knock Knock’ this Saturday (tomorrow) on Sky Sports 2’s ‘Soccer AM’ show (10 am to 12). Apparently it’s going to be the theme music for some hot goal action as various footballers knock knock knock the ball into the back of the net.

 
End Of Year Report
Friday, 24 December 2010


2010: We released ‘Here Come The Popes Part 4’, the last single from ‘High Slang’ and promoted it with a live session for Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music.
We said goodbye to John Paul Jones and Kate Arnold. Said hello briefly to Steve Gilchrist who played bass for several months. Then said hello to our new bassist (and banjo player!) Andy Crowe.
We recorded our next two singles, ‘Knock Knock Knock’ and Molly’s Bar’ and carried on work on the next album ‘Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself’ which is about 80% done.

2011: We’re going to release these records at last. Rough schedule:
February 21: Knock Knock Knock EP (4 tracks)
May: Molly’s Bar single
Summer: Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself album (the history of the papacy up to early 1400s).
And we’ve got loads of other new songs we’ll be playing live.

Good luck for 2011
Sergeant Buzfuz

 
Summer newsroom
Sunday, 25 July 2010

It's summer. And we're all buggering off on various holidays. Mine's a slightly working holiday as I'm playing at the Edinburgh Festival and no doubt a few folk nights in Banffshire. We'll be back in September starting with the first 12 Bar Club Blang night in its new first-Tuesday-of-the-month slot on September 7th. This one should see all 6 of us playing, including our new bassist Mr Andy Crowe. Then we play three London gigs in October.  I'm currently putting finishing touches to EP due in October and playing accordion on Kinkajou's forthcoming album. Have a good summer.
Joe

 
July Newsroom: new video, Edinburgh Festival etc
Monday, 05 July 2010

Here’s a video of us playing ‘Knock Knock Knock’ at our recent BBC 6 session for Tom Robinson.
Featuring Steve ‘Stuffy’ Gilchrist guesting on bass.  Stuffy’s last gig with us will be the Blang night at the 12 Bar Club this Monday July 12th. And then we’re auditioning new bassists. We’re still busy in studio here and there working on the Popes album and new EP. I’m playing solo at the Edinburgh festival at Lach’s late night Antihoot (12 30 to 2 30) at the Gilded Balloon Teviot on August 7 and 8.
Joe

 
June Newsroom
Wednesday, 02 June 2010

We've started recording our next record, the"Knock Knock Knock" EP. It'll be "Knock Knock Knock" and 3 B sides including a remix by Oculus III. We've also been recording for the next album which'll be the first 'Popes' album. We're hoping to finish that by the end of the year. We play a gig of entirely new songs on Monday July 12 at the 12 Bar Club. And I'm playing 3 songs at a Leonard Cohen "Under The Influence" night at the Boogaloo in Highgate on June 21st. One Cohen song and two of mine.
Stay buzzed up!
Joe

 
BBC 6 Session Repeat
Saturday, 01 May 2010

BBC 6 SESSION REPEAT
Two tracks from the session we recorded for Tom Robinson's show in March are broadcast again on Tom's show this Sunday night/Monday morning from 1 to 3 am. 'Here Come The Popes Part 4' and 'Knock Knock Knock' are slated for airplay.

RECORDING NEXT WEEK
We're back in the studio on Tuesday night to start recording 'Knock Knock Knock' and B sides for a 4 track download EP.

JOE SOLO IN LEEDS/SHEFFIELD
I'm playing solo in Leeds and Sheffield over the Bank Holiday at the end of the month. They're both Blang nights, other acts to be confirmed soon. Details here
Joe

 
BBC 6Music session this Friday
Monday, 22 March 2010

We’re playing a live session for Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music this Friday March 26th. The show airs from 7 to 9 pm. We’re starting with recent single Here Come The Popes Part 4. This will be the last emission from the High Slang album. Then we’ll play 2 new songs to kick off the next phase of Buzfuz.
Listen in on DAB radio or online here


SAVE 6 MUSIC
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4 Join the Facebook group
5 Listen to 6 Music here


TOM ROBINSON’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH
Tom Robinson, our biggest supporter on the radio, celebrates his 60th birthday with a Glad To Be Grey gig at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Tuesday June 1st. Tickets are £15 here
Let’s try and sell the night out for one of the country’s biggest champions of underground music. Please make the effort to come along if you can.

 
'Popes 4 Cops 1' single launch
Thursday, 04 March 2010

Our new double A sided download single ‘Popes 4 Cops 1’ (BLANG 26) is out this Monday 8th March. The A side is a shorter version of ‘Here Come The Popes Part 4’ from ‘High Slang’. The AA side is ‘Here Come The Cops’ an instrumental remix by Oculus III (my remixing alias) dedicated to Vatican priest Cesare Burgazzi who led police on a high-speed car chase through Rome last October after being stopped in a red-light district. When caught after 20 minutes Burgazzi said ‘”You have no idea who I am. You don’t know who you’re messing with.”

There’s a review of the single at Sounds XP

We’re launching the single at the 12 Bar Club on Monday 8th. Also on the bill are former Six By Seven frontman Chris Olley and Parisian duo Reipas.

8 30 Reipas
9 15 Sgt Buzfuz
10 Chris Olley

Full details at Blang site.

We’re playing with guest bassist Stuffy, AKA solo artist Stephen Evens, ex-singing drummer in Stuffy/The Fuses and ex-drummer with Graham Coxon. Stuffy is also joining us for a BBC 6Music (God save them) live session on Tom Robinson’s show on Friday March 26th.

I’m also playing solo at a night I’ve arranged at the Elixir Bar on Eversholt Street, near Mornington Crescent tube, on Wednesday March 10th, I’m on early at 8 and am followed by my guests Lucy’s Diary, Reipas, Kinkajou and Corporal Machine and the Bombers.

This is the last single from High Slang and then we’ll be releasing new stuff.

Joe

 
BBC 6 airplay
Sunday, 24 January 2010

Tom Robinson played forthcoming single A side 'Here Come The Popes Part 4' last week on BBC 6Music

 
Popes 4 Cops 1 single
Sunday, 22 November 2009

“Popes 4 Cops 1” is a double A side single due in March. The A side is a shorter mix of “Here Come The Popes Part 4” and the AA side is “Here Come The Cops”, a remix of the track by Oculus III (Joe’s remix alias). The remix is a response to the recent news story of Vatican priest Cesare Burgazzi who led police on a high-speed car chase through Rome after being stopped in a red-light district.


It’s remixed in the style of a 70s TV cop show. The A side will be the last single from “High Slang”.
The band are rehearsing new songs and are planning 2 albums, one being the first part of the history of the Catholic Church and the other being Pope-free.


NORTHERN GIGS IN JANUARY
The band visit Sheffield and Derby in mid-January.
Friday 15th SHEFFIELD The Grapes
Saturday 16th DERBY The Old Bell Inn

 
Blang label showcase
Monday, 28 September 2009

Buzfuz appear at the Blang label Showcase Night as part of the BBC Introducing "Fresh On The Net" Festival:


Blang Records Showcase at Fresh On The Net Festival
A BBC Introducing Event
October 21, Riverside Studios Hammersmith


Blang Records are proud to announce their involvement in Fresh On The Net Festival, a two week festival curated by Tom Robinson from BBC 6music. To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the ‘BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net’ radio show, Tom Robinson is presenting a fortnight of outstanding new songwriters, indie bands and electronic artists at Riverside Studios. The festival will run from Tuesday 20th October to Sunday November 1st.
For more information go to: www.freshonthenet.co.uk


Tom has invited Blang to produce a label showcase as part of the festival on Oct 21st, with eight acts reflecting the diverse range of characters on the label. It promises to be a civilised but lively affair, in a seated venue with a curfew of 10.20pm. Plenty of time for an aftershow party then!


The line up is as follows:
Milk Kan
David Cronenberg’s Wife
Sergeant Buzfuz
Dexter Bentley
Filthy Pedro
Kinkajou
Malcolm Kaksois
Lucy’s Diary


What: Fresh On The Net Festival, Blang Records night
When: Wednesday October 21st
Where: Studio 3, Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL
Tickets: £6
Doors: 7.30 (first band on at 8pm)
Tickets available here.

 
August update
Tuesday, 18 August 2009

GIGS
Joe has 2 solo gigs in Manchester and Sheffield as part of a Blang unplugged jaunt on Bank Holiday weekend with Tom Mayne from David Cronenberg’s Wife, Scrappy and Jimmy from Milk Kan and Malcolm Kaksois. Then he plays Monkey Fest in County Mayo. The band return to the 12 Bar on Sep 14 where they continue to try out new songs. See Gigs for details. (Note: the planned gig at New Cross Inn is now cancelled).


RECORDS
The next Buzfuz release should be a download-only new cut of Here Come The Popes Part 4 sometime in the Autumn.


OCULUS III
Oculus III is Joe’s remixing alias. He’s remixed DCW’s Sweden from their upcoming 2nd album. He’s now working on a remix of Popes Part 4.


EDGAR ALLAN POGUES
Are a new band formed to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Poe’s death on October 7th. They’re playing Poe poems in the style of The Pogues. Joe is playing accordion and they have gigs at the 12 Bar Club on Oct 7 and the 100 Club the night after. More details soon.


HOUSE OF TRACKS ARTICLE
Article/interview with Joe Murphy and JJ Crash about the Blang label.

 
What's happening with Sergeant Buzfuz?
Friday, 17 April 2009

I’m playing a solo gig at The Fenton in Leeds this Saturday 18th, onstage 10.10 pm and it sounds like a really good night.


Next Friday 24th the band are playing at the Offline night at Brixton’s Prince Albert. With Rich having left the drumstool our mate Ian Button, who played on half the new album, will be thwacking the skins for us.


This week I remixed a Lucy’s Diary track which should be a forthcoming LD B side. Lucy’s Diary are my Blang label colleague JJ Crash and Lucy Joplin. They’re kinda garage indie. Ian Button recorded their album, which should be out on Blang this year.


Next Thursday night (23rd) at 8 30 or so I’m doing a live radio interview with the best-named radio station in the world, yes Radio Scilly. You can tune in online at Radio Scilly.


We now have all our albums streamed for you to listen to at Last.FM. We’ll get the singles up there soon and more videos.
Our Last FM page here.


And if you really want more regular news like what I’ve had for breakfast and how our cat is then you can ‘follow’ me on Twitter.


Will be sending a Blang label mailout soon (DCW on Marc Riley next Thursday 24th too, 7 to 9 pm)
Keep well y’all
Joe

 
"High Slang" in shops now
Sunday, 15 February 2009

The 4th Sergeant Buzfuz album is now in the shops. It’s called “High Slang” (BLANG 15). Available as CD and download. See online reviews here.


“Universally charming” (NME)


“ Dazzling...Referencing 1960s punk, psychedelia, German-rock, Irish folk, glam-rock and drone, Sergeant Buzfuz achieve a harmonious, chiming mash-up, sounding like none of the above. ‘High Slang’ should be the record which catapults the band out of the underground” (Aesthetica)


“Ceaselessly inventive...14 candidates for John Peel’s Festive Fifty (RIP)” (TimeOut)


“Buzfuz are a bloody riot” (Plan B)


“songs full of spirit, an album full of them” (Organ: Album Of The Week)


“Blending an awe inspiring instrumental with poetic and story-telling lyrics on each and every song its difficult to be even remotely bored by this band.” (Music-Zine)


“Sergeant Buzfuz definitely do whatever they like and they definitely have something to say. Endearing and compelling,” (Supersweet)


“Razor-sharp lyrical wit” (Alternative Ulster)


“The problem with dumbing down radio is that it means most people never to get hear bands like Sergeant Buzfuz.” (Fatea Magazine)

 
Sergeant Buzfuz new Single/Live on BBC 6 Monday
Sunday, 25 January 2009

GOD TO HOLLOWAY
Sergeant Buzfuz have a new download-only single out on Blang this Monday Jan 26.
A side: God To Holloway
`123B side: Go Hoot, Owl Lady
From all download shops.
Catalogue no: BLANG 15



A side is a different version to the one on forthcoming ‘High Slang’ album (out Feb 9). B side is a remix and anagram of A side.


LIVE ON MARC RILEY SHOW
The band play a live session on Marc Riley’s show this Monday night at 7 pm on BBC 6 Music. They’ll be having a chat and playing 3 songs, one at 7pm and two at about 7 35.
Tune in on DAB/Internet/Freeview TV Channel 707
Mon Jan 26th at 7 pm.


ALBUM LAUNCH GIG
“High Slang” album launch party:
12 Bar Club
Wednesday February 4th
Onstage 10 pm
£5

 
December update
Monday, 01 December 2008

JOE SESSION ON BBC TEES
Joe played a live session on BBC Tees in Middlesbrough the other week and it was broadcast last Wednesday night, it’s a 25 minute long mix of live acoustic songs, a song from the new album due in February and lots of chat about Blang, eyes, The 12 Bar Club, Misty’s Big Adventure and Popes. You can still hear it here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p001hkvt/Bob_Fischer_26_11_2008
It’s from 50 mins in until about 1 hour 15



SINGLE AND ALBUM IN NEW YEAR
The new album, ‘High Slang’ is out February 2nd. It’s preceded by a download-only single, a mix of ‘God To Holloway’ which is shorther than the album version. Lots of gigs in February too.

 
Sergeant Buzfuz single out today/Launch gig Friday 26th
Friday, 26 September 2008

SThe new Sergeant Buzfuz single “Here Come The Popes Part 3” is released today. The limited edition 7” purple vinyl single is available form all good record shops and from www.normanrecords.com
Also available as a download from i-Tunes, www.finetunes.net and all other download stores. B side is “Dentist To The Stars”

”like the Pogues beating up My Life Story....Single of the month by a mile” (Playlouder)
“a bizarre string-driven song about those popes of the middle ages that’s kind of XTCish” (Organ)
“Like the Soft Boys, this is unselfconsciously smart-pop, with a noir-psychedelic twist” (Sounds XP)
“One of my favourite songs for some time... I love its spirit, I love the idea behind it, I love the fact that it’s like nothing else I’ve ever heard” (Mark Lamarr, Radio 2)
“Absolutely brilliant” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music)
“they have taken the Sixties back catalogue and asked Gorky's Zygotic Mynci to give it a remix” (bbc.co.uk London Calling site)


SINGLE LAUNCH AT BETSEY TROTWOOD FRIDAY SEP 26
SKU Events presents: Sergeant Buzfuz Here Come The Popes Part 3 single launch
Friday September 26th
Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL


10 Sergeant Buzfuz
9 15 Kinkajou
8 30 Michael Eden
£5 entry (no concessions).
Tickets available from Ticketweb


Nearest tube Farringdon
Map

 
Semptember Newsroom
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

LIVE SESSION ON BBC 6 THIS FRIDAY
Buzfuz play a live session for Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6 Music this Friday 5th. They play 3 songs between 7 and 8.30.


POPES 3 SINGLE RELEASED ON 22ND
'Here Come The Popes Part 3' b/w 'Dentist To The Stars' comes out on Blang on Monday 26th on naughty papal see-through purple vinyl and invisible download.It's been played on the radio by Gary Crowley, Tom Robinson and Mark Lamarr. The first 2 reviews can be read at the Reviews page.

 
August Newsroom
Saturday, 02 August 2008

NEW BUZFUZ DRUMMER
Rich Keeble, who also plays in Goodbye Sergeants, has been confirmed as the band’s new drummer. He only plays for bands with Sergeant in the name.


MOSELEY FOLK FEST
The band have been confirmed for the Moseley Folk Festival in Birmingham on Sat August 30th. More details at www.moseleyfolk.co.uk.


PAUL HAWKINS AND THEE AWKWARD SILENCES/WAR SONGS/TEARDROP EXPLODES
Buzfuz have several links with Thee Awkward Silences. Kate sometimes plays violin with them, Joe has guested live on guitar and keyboards with them and Silences drummer Ian Button helped on the new album after Buzfuz split with ex-drummer Martin Parker.
Joe is playing a gig, partly solo, partly with Polly MacLean, at the launch of the new Silences single ‘The Battle Is Over’ at the Betsy Trotwood on Saturday August 9th. They’ll be playing a set of war-related covers songs.
Then on Saturday September 12th the band are playing at the launch gig for the Silences album ‘We Are Not Other People’ at the 12 Bar Club where all the guest acts are playing sets by other people. Buzfuz are playing a 4 song Teardrop Explodes set. Thee Awkward Silences are rumoured to be doing a Pet Shop Boys set. Kinkajou are doing The Fatima Mansions. Other sets include The Doors and Motley Crue.


HERE COME THE POPES SINGLE DUE SEPTEMBER
Here Come The Popes Part 3 is released as a 7 inch single on purple vinyl on Blang on September 22nd. More news soon.

 
June Newsroom
Monday, 02 June 2008

Sgt Buzfuz play their first live gig of the year at Blang at the 12 Bar Club on Wednesday June 11th, see Blang site. Also on the bill are Head and Shoulders (featuring Jowe Head ex-TVPs/Swell Maps), Sheffield's ethereal balladeer Michael Eden and lo-fi psychotic folk man The Boycott Coca-Cola Experience.

New single Here Come The Popes (Part 3) is now expected in September followed by album High Slang either in Autumn or New Year. Early mixes from the album are currently on MySpace.

 
March Newsroom
Sunday, 09 March 2008

VIDEO
The band are filming a video for Here Come The Popes Part 3 in London on Sunday 16th. Although they haven’t found a new drummer yet (they’ve been concentrating on the new recordings). So if you want to guest on drums in the vid get in touch with them.

SINGLE
Here Come The Popes Part 3 will be backed with Dentist To The Stars which is also currently on the band’s MySpace playlist. Expected release date is June or July on Blang. 7” vinyl and download.

ALBUM
The band are still slowly working on the 4th album when they get the chance. They hope to finish it in April and release it in September.

SOLO GIG
Joe plays solo at Blang at the 12 Bar Club this Wednesday 12th along with Ashley Reaks, Mary Epworth and the Jubilee Band and The Stage Sages.

 
February Newsroom
Monday, 04 February 2008

LINE-UP CHANGES
Buzfuz have parted company with drummer Martin Parker and will soon be looking for a new sticksperson. In addition Kate is taking a sabbatical until September while she finishes the rest of her course, although she’s still recording in the studio.


ALBUM
4th album A Likely Story is slowly being worked on at One Cat in Brixton. Ian Button has been in to guest on drums. The first 4 mixes are at the MySpace page.


SINGLE
Here Come The Popes Part 3 is next single. It needs a remix. A video is being discussed with a film director in Manchester.

GIGS
Joe has two solo gigs coming up at the 12 Bar Club. At Blang supporting Thomas Truax on Feb 13th and at the Antifolk Fest on Feb 16th with The TV Personalities and lots more. See Gigs. He’ll be joined by a mystery guest musician.

AND FINALLY
Tom Robinson played Here Come The Popes Parts 2 and 3 on BBC Radio 6 a few weeks ago, describing it as ‘something a bit special’.


Sgt Buzfuz are mentioned in this month’s Mojo (with Radiohead on cover) in a review of an album by Lupen Crook, who they are compared to.

 
December Newsroom
Saturday, 01 December 2007

JOE’S BROTHER’S BOOK.
My brother Brendan has written a book to tie in with the 150th anniversary of Sheffield FC, the world’s oldest football club who formed in 1857. It was published in October by Sports Books. It’s a fascinating and irreverent look at how football evolved in Victorian times in England’s public schools and Sheffield’s factories. It’s a perfect Xmas present for that football loving relative (and indeed anyone interested in rugby, cricket and Aussie rules too). Every page packed with a potential quiz question. Some of it’s amazing. (Eg, the factory where our Dad worked (and me and Brendan too in summer holidays) had a team which reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup, going out to West Brom). You can get it from Amazon, The Book Depository.com, etc.
“From Sheffield With Love” by Brendan Murphy
Published by Sports Books paperback, RRP £8.99
There’s a Yorkshire Post feature/interview with Brendan here.

GIG CRAPNESS
Something In The Water (me, Polly and Tom Alder’s other band) played a crap gig at The George Tavern this week. No soundcheck, soundman not there ‘till 9, one feeble monitor which we couldn’t hear the vocals in. So we couldn’t hear ourselves singing and apparently neither could anyone else. In hindsight we should’ve just walked off after the first song but we gamely struggled on with the engineer’s tweakings making no difference.
Then tonight I’ve cancelled my solo gig for Filthy Pedro’s night in Archway. I’ve got a sore throat. Which I’m trying to protect for recording vocals on Monday.

GIG AUSPICIOUSNESS
Still, the next Blang on Wednesday Dec 12th should be a cracker with Being 747 and their From Amoeba To Zebra show and the return of Ashley Reaks, the last time he played I laughed continuously for 30 minutes. See Blang site.

RECORDINGS
We’re still slowly recording a new LP on weekends/days off. I’m in on Monday to record vocals and hopefully my voice’ll be better. I’ve had a cold at some point at least during the recording of every single Buzfuz album to date. We’re still planning to release Popes Part 3 as a single and we’re talking to Sam Alder (Tom’s brother) about making a video for it. More news next year.


Keep well
Joe

 
October Newsroom
Tuesday, 02 October 2007

Goodbye and thank you to Cormac O’Hara who has updated these pages since we started the Buzsite. He’s finally had enough and is a busy chicken so from now on the band are going to be updating the pages. Thanks for all your help Cormac.


‘What’s new?’ I fondly imagine thousands of you screaming. We’ve been in the studio. We’ve done 8 songs in 4 days at One Cat, home to our ex-cellist/bassist Jon. The music’s more or less done. I’ve got to go in and sing next, which I’m supposed to be starting on Saturday. Except I’ve caught a bloody cold so we’ll see. We’ll be recording more songs over the next few months. There should be a new LP next year and a single, probably ‘Here Come The Popes (Part 3)’. Maybe on purple papal vinyl…

Oh, and we’re playing at Blang next week which is going to be a great night. Subterraneans headline and there’s Kinkajou and Nadege, all great stuff.
Stay de-tuned
Joe

 
September Newsroom
Monday, 03 September 2007

BUZFUZ TRACK ON COMP CD
Buzfuz have a track on the new UK antifolk compilation CD “AFUK and I”. The album is out now and is in the shops. It’s out on AFUK Records. The Buzfuz track is “Too Stupid” which is an out-take from the Fire Horse album. It’s essentially a Joe solo track. The CD also features Jinx Lennon, Milk Kan, David Cronenberg’s Wife, Filthy Pedro, JJ Crash, The Teenbeat, The Rebel, Matthew Sawyer and The Ghosts, Paul Hawkins and many more.

12 BAR GIG WED 12TH
The band play Blang on Wed 12th with Ian Button (Death In Vegas, Paul Hawkins and Thee Awkward Silences) guesting on drums. It’s the launch party for Malcolm Kaksois’ debut single “Sexy Dentist”. Full line-up etc here.

RECORDING
Sgt Buzfuz go into the studio this weekend to begin recording the next album. They’re recording with Jon Clayton at One Cat.

 
June Newsroom
Wednesday, 06 June 2007

DEBUT GIG FOR NEW LINE-UP
Buzfuz play their first gig with the new line-up at Blang next week. The band are on at 10 15. After Filthy Pedro’s single release launch gig at 9 15. See Blang site Gigs.

FREE DOWNLOADS EACH MONTH
The band have made 4 tracks free to download on their Myspace site. The 4 tracks will be changed each month. This month’s tracks are:


1 Here Come The Popes Part 1 (from The Jewelled Carriageway)
2 It’s Not What You’ve Got It’s Who You Give It To (Jewelled Carriageway)
3 Scratch A Lover (Fire Horse)
4 Tear The Clouds (Obsessive Compulsion…)


SOMETHING IN THE WATER

Something In The Water (Joe Buzfuz, Polly Maclean and guest violinist Tom Alder from David Cronenberg’s Wife) have a busy June. They play a cover of Paul Hawkins’ ‘Mother I’m On TV’ at the Paul Hawkins/L’il Lost Lou split single release party on Friday 8th at The Betsey Trotwood, Farrigdon Road. Free entry!


Then on Saturday 16th they support Dr Strangely Strange at The 12 Bar Club. It’s the first London gig for 34 years from the psych-folkers. The night has sold out.


On Friday June 22nd SITW will be playing as live guests on Johny Brown’s Mining For Gold mix show on London’s volunteer-run art radio station Resonance 104.4 FM. 11 pm to midnight. Can be heard outside London on www.resonancefm.com.

RATIONAL FOR THE HARDCORE
Buzfuz were mentioned passingly in last week’s TimeOut in a preview of the Homefires festival, debating the merits of its becoming less strictly "folk" based: "...this year's Homefires is a more musically varied affair than any of its predecessors [...]If for you this is like Dylan going electric (or Sergeant Buzfuz going rational, for the real hardcore), you should check out Sunday's Upset The Rhythm hop." No, us neither… but nice for the band to get a mention.

ANTIFOLK COMPILATION
There’ll be a Sergeant Buzfuz track on an upcoming antifolk compilation CD compiled by JJ Crash and released on the AFUK label. The Buzfuz track is ‘Too Stupid’ which is an out-take from the Fire Horse CD. More news soon, word is on a summer release.

 
April Newsroom
Monday, 02 April 2007

The band have drafted in John Paul Jones as new bass player. Not the guy from Led Zeppelin though. We’ll do a Meet The Band feature on him soon.


You can read Joe’s tourblog of the Feb tour up north and Scotland at Myspace.
Joe is solo at this month’s Blang at the 12 Bar Club on Wed 11th, see Blang gigs.

 
Bronchitis
Thursday, 15 February 2007

Joe Buzfuz has bronchitis and missed last night’s Blang 5th Anniversary/Valentine’s Special. Tom Mayne took over the MC-ing. Joe is on antibiotics and an inhaler and should be ok for the tour next week.
See Blang site for news of the night.

 
February Newsroom
Monday, 05 February 2007

WHITE ROSE AND THISTLES TOUR
Joe sets out on a tour of the kingdoms of Yorkshire and Scotland on Feb 18th accompanied by Polly MacLean who has guested as a duet singer on a lot of his solo gigs. It’s a homecoming tour for Yorkshireman Joe and Scots lass Polly. The dates are:
All February ’07:


Sunday 18 HULL Adelphi
Wednesday 21 INVERNESS Market Bar
Thursday 22 ABERDEEN MUSA (supporting John Otway)
Friday 23 EDINBURGH Henry’s Cellar Bar
Saturday 24 SHEFFIELD Red House


Note that the Edinburgh venue has now changed (it was previously at The Café Royal).

And there’s a tour warm-up gig on Valentine’s Night at Blang at the 12 Bar Club. The night also marks the 5th anniversary of the Blang night. See Blang.

 
January news room
Saturday, 13 January 2007

GUDBYE T' JON
Jon Clayton will leave his role as Buzfuz bass/cello player after the gig at The Archway Tavern next Saturday. Jon joined Charlotte Hatherley’s band as bassist last year and with 2007 set to be a busy year for Charlotte and her band Jon has decided to quit. Jon also plays with Stuffy/The Fuses and in a project with his girlfriend Jen.
The band wish him the best of luck for the future. Jon will probably continue to act as engineer/producer for Buzfuz recordings.


WHITE ROSE AND THISTLES TOUR
The Archway gig was set to be the last band gig for a while anyway as Joe is focussing on solo activity. February sees a short tour of Yorkshire and Scotland for Joe accompanied by Polly MacLean of Kinkajou on duetting duties. The White Rose and Thistles Tour sees Yorkshireman Joe and Scots lass Polly return home to visit Hull, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sheffield. See Gigs. In March Joe is to start recording a solo Buzfuz album.


SHAKENSTIR ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Jewelled Carriageway was chosen as one of Shakenstir.co.uk’s albums of the year for ’06. As with Fire Horse the album was ignored in the mainstream press but appreciated in the underground!


CARGO DISTRIBUTE ALBUM
Cargo are distributing the Blang label so The Jewelled Carriageway is now available in specialist record shops across the UK.

 
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