JESUS HOOLIGAN - new material to download via Ex Gratia Recordings - from barrell bashers extraordinare. go to the shop to download the new FEEL EP and make the most of hitting big things very hard to whisk away your daily grind.
consisting of ...Steve Brunton - Lead vocals, Barrell, Bodhran, Gas cannister.
Jason Sanders - Slide Guitar, Barrell, Backing vocals.
Dave Croughan - Didgeridoo, Barrell, Gas cannister.
Adam Smith - Barrell, Backing vocals.
Lester Rouge - Barrell, Exaust pipe.
Arup - Drums.
Paul Geddes - Barrell, Backing vocals.
Rick Pistol - Darbuka, Exaust pipe.
Jan - Djembe
Rhys - Barrell
Sexton Ming - New Vinyl Album available now!
It's been a lonely three years for the cult of Sexton Ming. Whilst devotees waited patiently in the shadows for the next collection of psalms from their beloved pariah, the United Kingdom has fallen deeper into the clutches of malefic deceivers and empirical assholes.
Ming spent his time wisely, capturing the message in audio-format, avoiding the clever dicks, moving mountain and molehill alike, all whilst battling with the demons of negativity. The journey marks our biker sage leaving London for greener pastures. The parting gift to the proletariat? A potent collection of ear candy to help us all find the essence of our libertarian redemption.
After careful philosophical and spiritual consideration, a brush up with some rather dashing silver nail polish, experiments with 'witchypoo' and a run in with a dodgy fuck from Merseyside using the name “Luther Blisset”, Ming decided it is high-time to turn on our mojo, tune into Len and listen carefully...
True psyche ain't dead, the seas of change will crash down upon the magnates of greed and their administrators of credit-card doom are for the high jump into a rancid, bottomless pit. Retribution and an antidote to Generation Apathetic is here.
We urge to you to partake in the ritual of Ming and decipher this fifteen piece smorgasbord of outsider revelation. For you will find some comfort from the austere affliction bestowed upon yr soul, when you learn how to Protect and Survive. Don't think 1984 any more, think 2084! For the freaks shall inherit the Earth.
This latest transmission from Ex Gratia Recordings comes in memetic virus download and sacred vinyl picture disc format, limited to supply 300 Mingers.
STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS (please! or at least get them to tell us something interesting)
The great seer has also hand-painted a few slabs of wax available exclusively to punkvert Oooh!.
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...
Ex Gratia spotted the highly addictive Wonk Unit at the Fox and Firkin last summer and were so impressed that we wanted to get them out to YOU the PUBLIC on tha old fashioned medium known as VINYL. There was no alternative really... once WONK you'll never go WRONG (K) or something like that. Pwosion and his Aquatic Knowledge is now available on vinyl from our SHOP or direct from WONK UNIT as a digital download from iTunes...
Light Heart Pictures Teaser A for the anarchistwood film....
anarchistwoodhave 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.
Long awaited album brought to you by performance soloist - Handsum Pete. Wedding dresses and maracas on the winkie aside, Pete brings melodies and melodrama in fabulous proportions. Both horrendously sticky and uncomfortably addictive you will be joining up with the 'Church' once you get your ramshackle arse out of the gutter and speed to the nearest offie for something to raise your spirits. It's a Rum Doo after all.
A single! how spiffing... anarchistwood managed to get Mike 'da Bone' Blackwood down on vinyl before he headed back to Arizona mid 2008. Number 36 will have you pegging your washing out with a glint in your eye from now on and suddenly drudgery can be fun...
flip side Door was written with John Joe "Ash" Amador in mind and features on the soundtrack of new punkvert film - 402 - about the last days of Ash's life and the journey UK artists had with him and his friends and family in Texas. Ash was executed by the state of Texas 29th August 2007.
A pan-Dimensional Creature manifesting itself in your reality as an Absurd Rock Band consisting of Miss Roberts and her symbiotic slaves. In March 2001, after a performance of her surreal and absurd poetry, Miss Roberts joined with Guy Avern and Cos Chapman (Savage Earthworm Collective) and together formed the band. The performances are very theatrical and include such things as lessons in toe sucking, the mythology of Derek: the man who lives in the loft, and instructions on DIY flying.
The flagship band for Ex Gratia, have been together since mid 2006. Early vocal contributions from the notorious gob$au$age's Mark and Susie led to dirty versions of Vagrant that can be heard on the album. Andro Ortiz added percussion to the early 'Wood line up and drums on several tracks on 'Blessed'. Singer/songwriter Marianne Hyatt added a melodic entity to the 'Wood between July 06 and March 08, much of which can be heard on the debut double album.
12” vinyl / 33.3rpm / full colour artwork / 500 copies / IAO 01
Hannas Barber perpetuate their 9 bar blues shtick with ‘Don’t Buy The Sun’, an EP of intricately structured melodic electronica. From the live jam intro of ‘Possibly …self-inflicted’ to the heavily re-worked final track ‘Fatal Exception’ this record refuses to be pinned down instead taking the listener through a space generating soundscape. What with space being at a premium these days we hope you can find some in these grooves…
Ex Gratia Recordings is the brainchild of Emma and Paul Blackwood AKA Punkvert. It's a family business done for the love of music in the tradition of doing it for yrself. It also keeps us out of trouble. Clem NZ Blackwood has also joined the Ex Gratia Family bringing a business acumen of making sure he doesn't get caught with the hem of his dress round his neck...
The label was started in 2008 to release the debut LP by Prank Rock band – anarchistwood, of whom the couple are members of. An accompanying 7" single by Rude Mechanicals was also released at the same time. Rather share glory than covet it.
Ex Gratia has been influenced by the predominantly punk record labels of the 70's such as Alternative Tentacles, SST, Crass Records etc. (though with a wider music policy) and sells its releases through gigs, the internet and a small selection of independent record shops across the UK. Newest project is the Specialisation is for Insects compilations series next one coming out digitally Summer 2009, which will feature, The Cursors, HRT, Le Chaos Factory and more more more. We are a non-exclusive label. We are not part of the world of signing the souls of musicians or their work.
With a maverick approach, Ex Gratia publishes music under Creative Commons license 3.0. This agreement basically means that anyone can play, copy and distribute the work freely, as long as they credit the author, it is not for commercial purposes and no derivatives are made. Ex Gratia is not currently registered with the Performing Rights Society or any other royalties collecting body, though this may change in the future. We see airplay on commercial stations as a breach of the publishing licence and therefore send out information with all promotional material for commercial bodies to contact Ex Gratia direct. Please note this licence is also only for the recording that is published on the release. Artists keep the copyright of their work.