The Night Of The Living Dead is upon us once more, featuring Yossarian playing songs from his new album, Kinky Breakfast. See the live page for more details.
Yossarian's new album is out now, and available to download for free!
Another wave of Yossarian's favourite people (including a brand new Slick Nine band!) rise from their graves in search of fresh brains. See the live page for more useful details.
Friends of Yossarian will soon be rising from their graves to eat the flesh of the living. See the live page for more useful details.
Five members of Keyboard Rebel, calling themselves Slope, have written, recorded and produced an entire album in just 24 hours! It was inspired by this site and can be downloaded free from here.
Counting The Moon is now available to order from the shop! See below for elucidation.
Yossarian has ventured into the uncertain world of collaboration! Soon he will be releasing a joint record with his good friend The Black Maria Memorial Fund called Counting The Moon. It's a 12" slab of vinyl ensheathed in a luscious handmade blue velvet sleeve: a truly desirable object.
The record will be available from this site soon, but in the meantime make your way to the live page for details of a so-called 'promotional tour'. Advance copies will be available at all three gigs (assuming we don't sell out at the first or second).
The glowing reviews have started coming in for the upcoming Keyboard Rebel album: "A proper treat... ...think Hot Chip as knights of the round table" - mynewfavouriteband.com
For the full review click here.
Also, boyhood heroes of Keyboard Mike the mighty Wycombe Wanderers have picked up on "Small and Round" from the album as official music for highlights and features on the Club's website - awesome scenes: see screenshot here.
Keyboard Rebel's long awaited debut album explodes Monday 13th October 2008.
The 11-track long player was recorded in a 17th century farmhouse in Wales, with additional recording taking place in Manchester. For full details and to grab your copy of the album on glorious digipak CD or on mp3 download, visit popgrenade.net.
Beat Promotions' Acoustic Revolution plays host to a second Yossarian tirade on Tuesday. Now that's bravery. See the Live page for full details.
Now you can order your free copy of Yossarian's debut album The Selfish Gene right here!
Ever wondered what Yossarian would sound like if his songwriting instinct malfunctioned? Find out on the Features page.
And a third time! Now Yossarian's bringing his perplexing sense of humour, perverted sense of sound and pathetic sense or rhythm back to Manchester. He's playing Tom Kerswill's Destiny Bites night at The Carlton Club. See the Live page for full details.
Rejoice a second time! For Yossarian's good friend David of the honourable family of Goo has come to the rescue and offered him a gig in London! The heathens will be brought the Word after all! See the Live page for full details.
Rejoice! For this day a Child is born.
At around five years, the gestation was unusually protracted. But the delivery was surprisingly painless. And now it's here! Now, let's just check: ten fingers... ten toes... beautiful straight black hair... oh my God! What are these weird symmetrical bony protuberances on the skull?! Could they be? No, they can't be... little pointy horns?! What have we created? What kind of monster have we brought into the world? Quick, dash out its brains!
Er, yeah. As you probably couldn't tell from all that, Yossarian's debut album is now out! And it's free! Just send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post you a copy. All we ask is that you listen.
There will be gigs soon to celebrate the happy event. Watch this space for details.
It's been 'coming soon' for, like, longer than we can remember. But now it's here! That's right, the gallery's finally ready, and now you can see what you could hitherto only hear: the glory of Slick Nine. Go, my friends, and wallow in visual pleasure!
OMG, we are way too excited; it's not pretty. The glorious incarnation of Denis's uncompromising musical vision known as Pop Martyr play their first ever gig on Saturday! See Live page for more details.
Yossarian's got himself yet another gig! What is this, some kind of arduous touring schedule? See Live page for more details.
Keyboard Rebel are off on a crazy Austrian adventure this week. A fan there needs a shot of pure funk, so what can the Rebel do but oblige? See Live page for more details.
Yossarian's finally booked himself a gig! He's a right sociopathic lazy-arse, y'know. But anyway, it's at Dry Bar on 10th April, which is the day after he gets back from stalking the Mountain Goats around Scandinavia. So he'll be in the mood, but won't've had much practice. Perfect! See Live page for more details.
Keyboard Rebel are currently in the midst of an extended period ofrecording, but one highly prestigious gig has recently been booked. Theband are to play the RedDeer Club, at Fuel café in Withington, Manchester on 9thJune. It's a highly intimate venue with a distinguished clientele. Seethe Live page for fulldetails, and ink it into you diary immediately!
Keyboard Rebel's two singles to date are now both available on theiTunes music store for download. Alternatively for mp3 and WMA downloadformats visit the Keyboard Rebel indiestore.
The band will also be supporting the excellent This Is Seb Clarke inSeptember on the Manchester date of their UK tour. Full details on the Live page.
Keyboard Rebel's new single My Lordship is out now on Slick NineRecords! The CD version is available at Piccadilly Records,Manchester, and Rough Trade,London. Both have excellent mailorder systems for those farther afield.
The My Lordship and Northern Sherpa singles are now also available tobuy on download at the new Keyboard Rebel download storeon mp3, WMA and ipod formats.
The launch party for the single is held in Manchester/Salford thisFriday (4th August), see the Live page for details.
The My Lordship video can be watched on the Features page, where youcan also find a 30min download of Keyboard Rebel's recent studioappearance on All FM's Standing In The Shadows Of Lev radio show.
In other news, we're proud to unveil the latest Slick Nine sensation:Pop Martyr. Solo project of Denis Osborne, Pop Martyr can be heard at www.myspace.com/popmartyr.
Keyboard Rebel's hotly anticipated second single, 'MyLordship', is to be released on 31st July 2006.
The CD and download release is backed by brand new track 'Whirlwind',with exquisite sleeve artwork designed by long-term Slick Ninecollaborator Bea Turner.
To hear a sneak preview of the single, visit Keyboard Rebel's myspacesite here.
Keyboard Rebel now have a Myspace site featuring four previouslyunheard gems:
Lots going on chez Slick Nine this Spring. Keyboard Rebel, BedfordRascals and Yossarian have all been busy recording, the fruits of whichwill soon be hitting your ears.
Also, check out the Featurespage fordetails of a new animated Bangkok Huskies video as well as the newYossarian myspace site.
Bedford Rascals news:
The Bedford Rascals have a new website of their own, visit them at:
They support Pete Doherty's Babyshambles at Rescue Rooms on Sunday.
Merry Christmas one and all. For a little festive cheer, have a listento Keyboard Rebel's special version of 'White Christmas', recorded forthe 'Standing In The Shadows of Lev' show on Manchester's All FM.Download here.
Slick Nine's new film offshoot is now up and running! Check out ourfirst short film, 'Biscuits Biscuits BBC', available to download freeon the Features page.
Also, catch The Bedford Rascals while you can at a pair of upcomingdates, supporting The Others in Nottingham and then headlining at TheWater Rats in London.
Attention all those looking forward to the prospective outstandingevent of the autumn a.k.a. Keyboard Rebel, Ed Cottam and The AidanSmith Experience, live in Manchester on Sunday 6th November: you canperuse the flyer for the evening's entertainment here.
Full steam ahead at Slick Nine HQ recently: BBC 6 Music airplay, gushing reviews, Keyboard Rebelremixes, and much more.
Check out the brand new Features page for details, plus whizz over to the new Links page to join the mailinglist for monthly gossand to check out the latest Slick Nine links.
Keyboard Rebel's much heralded debut single, 'Northern Sherpa', is outnow, available at:
Piccadilly Records, Manchester
Rough Trade, London
Norman Records, Leeds
and other good retailers...
For details of how to purchase this tasty number online go to the Shop page.
New in the 'Products' section, sneak previews of the artwork and musicvideo for the new Keyboard Rebel single, Northern Sherpa. Enjoy!
'Northern Sherpa', the eagerly awaited debut single from Keyboard Rebelwill be released on Monday 5th September 2005, on 7" vinyl and CD.
The CD version features the exclusive Northern Sherpa video by LizPlatt, plus photo portraits of the band by Michelle Adhemar.
Keyboard Mike andLightnin'Rod Jackson are going on tour playing with the John Stammersband supporting Alfie around the country this month - see Gardensticks for details.
Also, Keyboard Rebel have a gorgeous music video back for their'Northern Sherpa' single, courtesy of Liz Platt. The video will featureas a bonus on the CD version of the single. As a result, the releasedate has been slightly delayed: expect to see CD and 7" versions inshops late summer.
The Slick Nine monstersprouts a new head this month with the live debut of new solo project'Yossarian'
(a.k.a. Keyboard Rebel's Tom Butlin).
Also, 'Northern Sherpa', Keyboard Rebel's new release on 7" vinyl andCD, will now be out on Monday 18th July 2005 on Slick Nine Records(SNV002).
Finally, Lightnin' Rod Jackson and Keyboard Mike are now full membersof the fantastic John Stammers band. Pics and details at http://www.gardensticks.co.uk/.
Slick Nine head southin a couple of weeks for a duo of gigs in the esteemed surroundings ofOxford University. Catch The Bedford Rascals on Saturday night andKeyboard Rebel on Sunday night.
After the runaway success of'Bootylicious' and 'Ghost Lady', Keyboard Rebel are set to serve uptheir first 7" single in June 2005, entitled 'Northern Sherpa'. Thesingle is released on Slick Nine Records and is backed by new song 'Ifeel trapped', with artwork from the highly excellent Bea Turner.
On another note, visit the only online radio station officiallyendorsed by Slick Nine, the top class Beat Goblin Radio, broadcasting high qualitymusic and chat daily.
News for 2005: Slick Nine areback for more after the hearty response to last year's 'Slick NineRecords presents' EP, with Keyboard Rebel lining up a new 7" single forearly May/June 2005, and a new SN band joining the fold in the form ofthe beautifully named Bedford Rascals.
Further news sees label stalwarts Lightin' Rod Jackson and KeyboardMike guest appearing on trumpet and flute respectively on the excellentJohn Stammers single, 'Lonely Bird', due outlater in 2005.
Today Malta (click reviews), tomorrow Japan...
A page of reviews of the 'Slick Nine Recordspresents' EP can now be found here along with some new Slick Nine pictures.
Slick NineRecords' limited edition 10" vinyl EP, 'Slick Nine Records presents' ('somethingfresh... a reason to get excited - 4/5' High Voltage), is out on Mondayin:
Piccadilly Records (Manchester)
Rough Trade (London)
KingBee Records (Manchester)
The release can also be purchasedonline or by cheque via the Slick Nine Products page.
'Slick Nine Records presents', thedebut release on Slick Nine Records, is released on limited edition 10"vinyl on 13th September 2004.
A1 Rocola Supersound - Bangkok Huskies
A2 Damn The Fifties - And The Adventures Of
B1 Beat Beat - Senockian
B2 Ghost Lady - Keyboard Rebel
For a peek at the exclusive artwork by Bea Turner check out the SlickNine products page.
Keyboard Rebel find themselves on a collisioncourse with Akoustik Anarkhy this weekend: check out the latest damagepredictions at Manchesteronline.
In other news, Slick Nine Recordsare now confirmed to be teaming up with John Stammers and the Gardensticks label at In The City 2004 for a jointSaturday evening spectacular featuring the best live music from eachlabel. The event takes place on Saturday 18th September2004 from 7.30pm at the Old Nags Head, Jackson's Row (off Deansgate,near Peter St), Manchester.
We are most proud to announce that Slick Nine RecordsLtd is now an official signed and sealed record label, registered company number5128553.
Our first release will be acompilation EP featuring And The Adventures Of, Senockian, BangkokHuskies and Keyboard Rebel, scheduled for release in September/October2004. More info and tracklist available shortly.
Denis' mum is ultracool.
Want proof? She made this.
How can we sumup the last two months in ten words? We met John Stammers he is fucking ace go see.
Keyboard Mike and Lightnin'Rod Jackson appear in an interview in City Life magazine this week, click here to read.
Calling all Slick Niners: we've had yet more label interest, so get allthose whacky ideas in quick before we have to "get serious".
FREE AT LAST! This week sees Keyboard Rebel's'Bootylicious' delivered to those hapless TN single's club punters.Will they find true love? The decision is yours...
Check out TN050/10.
For those already happily in wedlock, the track also appears on theinternet-only 'Jukebox 45 Singles Compilation' coming soon at www.twistednerve.com/jukebox2003.
OI OI OI! Bangkok Huskies land this weekend with a BOOOOOOOOOO! &an entourage of thousands. Well done.
SlickNine kickstart the New Year with a brace of revolutionary gigs. BangkokHuskies are the chosen ones to spearhead the Slick Nine Manchesterinvasion, and Keyboard Rebel take on the ecclesiastical establishmentat a church in Northampton.
Keep an eye primed in the nearfuture for more live collaborations with the good people at Blowout,and also the exercise-bike-tastic exclusive video for Bootylicious(directed by Dr Helen Parker - rock doctor).
In an attempt to sabotage Badly Drawn Boy's entire career, KeyboardRebel has upstaged him. The next Twisted Nerve Singles Club release(TN050/010) features both songwriting champions in a head-to-head vinyldeathmatch. Surely enough, BDB's 'Like Animals' takes a swift pastingat the hands of the Rebel's 'Bootylicious'.
For more details go to