14th February - A Subterfuge Bloody Valentine

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here's the free dj mix candiflip made for the party - if you didn't pick a CD up on the night just download this from the Internet Archive.... it also contains some very luscious photos from Chris Sepulchre

We are Controlling Transmission Volume 5....

The NEXT SUBTERFUGE party is on 14th February and once again at that salubrious den of desire - The Others, Stoke Newington. This time for a special bloody valentine treat, Gemma Moss will be presenting us with her EP launch with a special one off show - Broadway to Hell. Gemma and her David are sure to engineer your heads in a freaky sort of way - you may wish to bring cuddly toys to press into your searing eyes after the performance. The entire county of Oxfordshire will be sleeping soundly knowing their most infamous act are safely ensconsed in a club above a pool hall in East London for the night.

Other bands on the bill are NOT RIGHT from the Coventry / Leamington Spa chapter. Riot Grrrl and politicised to frack, Ruth, Snowy and Kirsty shed light on a variety of themes and lots of noise to your ears. This three piece kick some serious ASS! Our London selection this month are the heavy mofos Lampost Gullivers who recently put together a smashing compilation called Beyond the Marble Ear which you should purchase instantly. It's like a mini london festival on a CD. Lampost Gullivers will knock your socks off and we have placed them firmly in the middle of the evening. Our other London based act is two piece atomless fantasies Thee Unstoppable Achievers who make beautiful power sounds all over your body and then allow the waves to reverberate in your skull until you are screaming your WISHES!!! They close the night as you will most likely be spent. all over the walls.

The evening is opened by your friendly neighbourhood anarchistwood with yet another line up and most probably a costume upgrade.... epigastric hernias don't stop the shock and roll of the wood ... no lifting mind... except of spirits. DJ Miss Pink is coming all the way from across the road to play at this special night and we are SO happeee to see her spinning again for us. Sound by WEMAKEYOUSOUNDBAD and visuals by punkvert and a little KodeK on the side... join the party list here. £6 on the door before 10pm and then more - it's a tax on those who don't come to see ALL the special acts we have curated for YOU!



Crispin Coulson Asylum

photo opposite from Crispin Coulson Chelmsford Asylum November 2014




FEBRUARY 14th 2015 Subterfuge Bloody Valentine Gemma Moss, Not Right, Lampost Gullivers, Unstoppable Achievers & anarchistwood. DJ Miss Pink & punkvert eyecandi. £6 B4 10pm / more later/ £4 NUS / £3 unwaged. The Others, Stoke Newington, London, N16 5SA
subterfuge bloody valentine
28th February Book Launch - punkPunk! - an anthology of short stories - anarchistwood plus more in the afternoon 2pm - Hope and Anchor, Islington N1

MARCH 2015

8th March 2015 anarchistwood at the seaside ... moredetails TBC

MAY 2015

2nd MAY 2015 Beautiful Beltane - anarchistwood. DJ Silly Boy Blue punkvert eyecandi. £7 B4 9pm / more later/ £4 NUS / £3 unwaged. The Others, Stoke Newington, London, N16 5SA
alice's wicked tea party
MAY 29/30 2015 Alice's Wicked Tea Party - Alternative Festival huge line up of great bands for a compact and bijou alternative and family welcoming festival, from the people who bring you Wicked Spins Radio and Klub Wicked - tickets available in advance £40 - £50 on the gate for entire weekend

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Freudian Sluts & funkcutter brewing up magic at anarchistwood gig in Birds Nest photo by CHRIS SEPULCHRE at THE OTHERS NOVEMBER 2014


Candiflip Blackwood - guitar, bass, vox & noise
funkcutter - vox, grinding, pegs
S.K.E.T. Now! - VJ Tech and Surgical Support
David Kahl - blood & geetar
Doctor M - drumps
Pussy Dead Leg - bass & cucumbers
Handsum Pete - tambourine, vox and monkey pouch
Goliath - bass & vox & kaos
Campo - bass & vox
Freudian Sluts - dancin romancin & pony prancin

Chris Sepulchre
anarchistwood photo by Chris Sepulchre at The Others November 22nd 2014

by David McKnight

photo by David McKnight - more pictures on his website - at The Tin 2014

Doctor M
Doctor M on Drumps - photo by Chris Sepulchre at The 12 Bar August 2014
anarchistwood are still working on their third studio album. Working title seems to be THE NASTY ALBUM (after a deep discussion with Zali Krishna in between-the-festival-dates Noise gig in East London) Since Erreth died in the post apocalyptic chaos of 2012 they are using the intermediate services of Mada Nomdak for mixing which at this point seems that a flowering of wood in bloom may grace universal ears one day...

that clever LIGHTHEART PICTURES guy David Blair has made another video... this time with the help of sorceror's apprentice Joel Rosenberg...


You missed a cracking gig at Asylum tonight. Prank Rockers, anarchistwood were phenomenal. Featuring a new drummer, the band has a more muscular sound propelled by the vocal and physical balletics of lead vocalist funkcutter. Don't ask me what they played but it worked for me, harking back to the time when intelligent punk was subversive and exclusive. Anarchistwood may not be to everyone's taste but to those who get it them they are something very special. Crispin Coulson - Chelmsford Wild Youth - November 2014
Psycho-delic-anarchist-techno-velvet-stomp - artist Calum F Kerr November 2013
on listening to Situationist Normal... "Among abstract gutar riffs that range from punk rock to psychobilly there is a voice sometimes yelling, sometimes mourning, and sometimes speaking words of political wisdom. If you finally make it to get through the whole playlist you will then realize why bands like anarchistwood are potentionally dangerous for the music industry." TRIBE4MIAN June 2013
"interesting" Gaye Advert - 12 Bar February 2013
"stop taking drugs" - some punk at the 12 Bar February 2013
The best of several pretty good bands at a feminist riot grrl night (although I also liked Skinny Girl Diet, not least their amazing screaming). But Anarchistwood: quite a rocky take on punk 'n' roll. Very energetic vocals from a sort of mutant clown-woman who was one part comedy MC, one part political ranter. Best use of politics at a gig for some time in my book.Anarchistwood - Taylor Johns, Coventry, 13 October - part of Niluccio's 20 Best Gigs of 2012
Anarchistwood's arrest warrant Holding up posters that say "ICC Arrest Warrant" alongside pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is not typical rock band behaviour. Then again, Anarchistwood are not your typical rock band. Stop clowning around! Watch Anarchistwood, listen to Corelli ... Niluccio aka Neil Durkin - video link on his site
Anarchistwood assaulted us with crimson toned gypsy post punk. The highlight of the set being where the band went political and spoke out against the situation in Syria, brandishing pictures of the countries leader with the words “Arrest warrant” underneath. - Lyric Lounge Review of wood supporting hot favourites Wrapped in Plastic in Birmingham July 2012

"anarchistwood, yay! Lovely wee punky gigstuff in the tiny basement that is London's most famous music venue (apparently), the Hope and Anchor. Sometimes I am disappointed by the lack of politics in music, but this band restore my faith, what with the shout-out to the brothers and sisters in Syria, the guitarist proclaiming Assad's cuntiness and the bass player's sticker in support of Bradley Manning and Democracy Now! t-shirt, along with the general awareness of the band's material. So, yay for anarchistwood again, long make they rock!"....Punk's not dead, it just needs a bloody good kick up the arse. And you guys have got yer boots on. - Steve Coola ColaKid at Punk Club 06.04.12

"that tune sounds like what's wrong with the clutch on my car"- Marina 'Pussy Dead Leg' Young, whilst learning a new wood track in November 2011
'The Sisters of the Daughters of the Mothers of Invention' - Rolf Harris look-a-like at Tigers gig June 2011

"you look like, in the nicest kind of way, you don't give a fuck" - observer in Brighton April 2011

"i don't remember it that well. i just remember a lot of nudity and a hospitalisation and finding what I heard of your band very interesting. but i couldn't remember what you were called .... so now i'm listening to your stuff. very wierd and cool. it sort of makes me think what would it be like if amanda palmer took acid and joined a grunge band... ... and the answer is anarchistwood"
Dan Daydream - after seeing the 'wood in Birmingham with Wrapped in Plastic 16.04.11

They create a post-punk sound of their own with a creative song structure, the singer beginning one song with a short rap, and in another falling into something close to opera singing. Imagine if The Slits had existed in our time and founded The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster and teamed up with Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls. Then you'd have something similar to Anarchistwood.
Ellen Melin on Anarchistwood★★★★, January 2011

Sleaze Rock? White comical dance rock punk? - various associates of Savage Rehab August 2010

you look fucking great - you sound fucking awful!- Kunt and the Gang fan July 2010

Last night was awesome, thanks so much, we grinned like bastards for the whole set. nice touch the drummer humping my leg like a dog at the end. if only every band were so friendly Spoon - The Monkeyball Experiment May 2010

When it comes to raising the roof, Anarchistwood like to turn up the heat a notch and burn the whole goddamned house to the ground. Previous comparisons to The Butthole Surfers and The Jesus Lizard just don’t do this mighty troupe justice. Personally I’m thinking the New York Dolls vs. GG Allin (sans faecal projectiles). Had the stage not being at floor level then we might have faced a mosh pit of disaster zone proportions (yes, really).
Peter Makinde - Hackney Hive 17.04.10

Can punk music be established.... ? Jan Maat NO:ID February 2010

Like the Cramps with Patti Smith - Brady from Legendary DNA Cowboys / London SS IOTG 31.01.09

Swampy Melvins - Sean Organ January 2009

Butthole Surfers with Patti Smith and Crass - Organ Magazine 10.09.08

So good I was afraid to listen to the end - an ex-member February 2008

anarchistwood album release

Situationist Normal - a collection of lies, hearsay and truths of an inconvenient nature


15th September 2011

anarchistwood have pressed their second album. A long and treacherous process with many deep bogs being fallen in and mountains scaled, this troupe of noise addicted freaks have finally completed the majority of their recordings under the careful hand of Stuart Crossland at ArtSpace Studios Brixton.
Guest artists include Larry Love of Alabama 3, Dusty Limits, Johnny Fistfuck Deluxe, Plinth's Emmet O' Riabhaigh and Tomas Antona vocalist of Alice Donut. Mixed by Erreth Sondabeng, mastered by Kramer and cut by Max Quirk at Only Vinyl in Cricklewood. To order your vinyl copy, go to our shop.

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photo by Mitchell Denney at The Tin, Coventry August 2014

photo by Daisy Blecker - at The Tin, Coventry August 2014 - there's a whole lot more amazing stuff to be found on the site

Vinyl Releases

ex gratia vinyl

situationist normal
Situationist Normal: a collection of lies. hearsay and truths of an inconvenient nature
Specialisation is for Insects
number 36
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Blessed Are the Cracked for They Let in the Light