A Sleazy Hogmanay! Tickets on sale NOW! 19th November, 2015
Alright Alright Alright, Glasgow’s premier Ska party band ESPERANZA roll in to blow minds and vibrate spines for our Hogmanay Party this year. We have a whole bunch of staff going down so if you’d like to check out our listings page to keep up to date on the news. Even better is that the first wad of tickets we have available are £8 only, once they’re gone the price shall go up, MAKE IT HAPPEN. Yes. Positive vibes.
Interview: Our Love Will Destroy the World 16th November, 2015
Interview: Klaus Kinski 11th November, 2015
Ahead of their gig at Nice’n’Sleazy on the 14th of November Klaus Kinski talk their namesake, horses and why they paint themselves red..
Who are you and where are you from?
We’re from north wales originally, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Dwgi & Colwyn Bay. We were born with individual names but in 2010 we deed polled all our names to Jake McKenna. In 2011, Jake McKenna (6th) joined (local lad from Burnley) and so now we have 12 legs in total, which is great for walking over mountains and relocating to Manchester which is what we did.
You share a name with Klaus Kinski, the German actor famous for his roles in Werner Herzog films including Nosferatu the Vampyre, who has had lead a fairly strange life. How much of an influence was he on your name or band?
The name Klaus Kinski comes from when Jake 1 and Jake 2 watched Nosferatu, and were so aroused by his performance they decided to write a musical based on his life, all the songs encapturing his intensity, however due to lack of funding and interest from the local performing arts community just decided to form a band and named this child Klaus Kinski as homage to the German God of Germany.
Your facebook page makes it pretty clear that your sound is influenced by horses (in addition to The Stooges, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave..). How did you Klaus Kinski get together and was there primary moment of horse-spiration that started it all?
Horses are just funny. They are graceful machines of nature and we admire their strength and beauty. They also have big ole’ d****
Both the art for your Untitled EP and your bandcamp photo features people covered in red paint and symbols hanging out on hillsides. What’s all that about?
The photos were taken by our buddy pal m8 Alex Gould. The red a visual metaphor for the blood spilled in the name of religion and the hardworking people devoured by the corporate machine of the illuminati. Not really, we’re just idiots who thought it would be funny.
The festive time of Halloween is just behind us. What did Klaus Kinski get up too? (The band and/or the deceased actor)
Klaus Kinski was still dead at Halloween. The band were probably either doing something incredibly satanic or just watching Netflix and chill. Jake 1 actually owns a purple hearse and would probably have been pelting it down the backroads of Wales looking for adventure in the seedy underbelly of Eglwys Bach.
Finally, who or what should we check out next?
As a collective we make up a tonne of other bands/solo projects and are involved in many fingers of which are put into many pies; Sex Hands, Queer’d Science, Irma Vep, Dave of Mutilation, Desmadrados Soldados de Venturas, Damir Bojanic, Salford Media City, Dylans solo project David Liversidge (there’s many more) but also shout out to welshies Ectogram and Datblygu!
Interview: Dogfeet 11th November, 2015
Dogfeet from London talk about how they got together, the fusion of art, music and writing and what’s hot in London + Berlin right now…
Who are you, where are you from?
We’re Dogfeet, formed and based in London, although only one of us is living in London right now. Drums – Richard Ruston is in London, Vocals – Rob Banham is in Brighton, Guitar – Jesse Tadini Rybolt is in Berlin and Bass – Kane Martindale, is in LA.
It’s all a bit ridiculous right now. We’re still making stuff though, I can’t see us stopping.
How did Dogfeet come together?
We’re all friends.
Three of the original members were in another band together since 2007 (Stavin’ Chains). We met Rob through another band he was in – “The Murder Act” who Dogfeet has played with a number of times. Rusty had seen us at a gig or something and when our old drummer left, offered his services.
We’ve always been really careful about who joins, we’ve had a load of different people in for short periods, but we’re after such a specific sound and have such an unwavering sense of the place that music and art has in the world, that when people don’t get it, they just don’t get it.
You launched your album last month, how was the launch?
We’ve always viewed Dogfeet as more than just a band or a musical project, we’re all involved in different things: writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, film and video etc. Because of our greatly intertwined artistic, political and world views, all the different work we produce ties in together cohesively. As such, the intention for the album was always that it would be sonically disparate, tying together many different influences, production techniques and the use of instruments we never use on stage.
We also wanted the artwork to reflect this, we ended up printing an A4 book that reflected the work in the album, containing lyrics to the songs as well as additional poetry, photographs, painting, collage and drawinsg produced by the band. While the book is in many ways an accompaniment to the album it was also made as a work of art in itself.
We’ve not actually answered the question yet have we…? The album launch was great. We had it at The Old Fire Station in Stoke Newington. It was half exhibition, half gig, we put up prints from the book as well as original paintings, sculptures and installations, it was fucking loud.
You’re donating the profits made from your new album to a charity, what do they do?
Addaction is a substance abuse charity that was helping our dearest friend who was Dogfeet’s singer before he died.
What or who should we watch out for next?
Us and only us. We’re gonna be releasing a new EP as soon as possible, we need to give our ears time to stop ringing though.
No, we know a bunch of people down in London doing some really good stuff, Prom are really good, not had a chance to play with them yet, but sure we will at some point. Our friends’ club night: DIM always has great people playing. In Berlin, a band we’ve played with a few times in London and will hopefully tour with next year: BATALJ are fucking incredible.
Interview: Nitehawks 10th November, 2015
Italian trad. heavy metal band Nitehawks talk touring, vendettas and their favourite metal bands..
Who are you and where are you from?
We are a bunch of unruly guys, who are into playing and enjoying real Metal. We are from Italy, Ravenna, but it now seems we are lost nowhere in Europe.
Interview: PROSTITUTES / James Donadio 7th November, 2015
PROSTITUTES (aka James Donadio) performed a set of his rhythmic minimal electro earlier this month at Nice’n’Sleazy for a Night School Records event and made the mistake of telling us how much he liked Glasgow, so here’s what we asked him about it..
Where are you from?
You want the philosophical answer or the more common one?
Let’s go common…
I’m from Ohio but specifically have been in Cleveland for the last 3 decades & continue to be to the bewilderment of everyone I meet.
How many times have you been to Glasgow?
Twice. Both this year and both for an extended period of time.
Favourite things in Glasgow?
I can’t count this as a “thing” but first and foremost it’s my friend Michael Kasparis (Night School Records CEO & Apostille/The Lowest Form). I met him in Switzerland a few years ago and since then have counted him among my closest and dearest friends.
I have always been fascinated with Glaswegian labels and artists… everything from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band & Simple Minds to Orange Juice and Ganger. Not to mention Glasgow Underground & Optimo. I honestly love everything about the city. The people are kind and have a quick, sharp wit as well as being extremely sincere and belligerent at the same time.
I also love haggis pakora, Mono, Monorail, Rubadub, Stravaigin, Fyne Ales Chip 71 and the M&S in Glasgow Central.
Glasgow or Cleveland, OH?
Now that is a hard one to answer.
Cleveland, for better or worse is home to me so I have to go with that but it’s extremely hard to leave Glasgow every time I visit. I can’t say that about any other city.
Best thing you seen on your EU/UK tour so far?
To tie the all things Glasgow theme together, seeing Golden Teacher in Madrid was definitely a high point. They were absolutely phenomenal!
Besides that, Graz really blew me away. An utterly beautiful city.
Come back soon!!
I plan on it!
Interview: LoveyDove 2nd November, 2015
Dan: Bernie has always been honest. He has never pulled any punches in his career as a senator whether calling out Wall Street greed or currently, the climate change cover up of Exxon. His popularity, we believe, stems from two qualities rarely seen in an American political figure: consistency and authenticity.
Photos: A Sleazy Samhain – Acid Mothers Temple, Muyassar Kurdi + KRK – 30th October 2nd November, 2015
With thanks to Gregor Thomas Photography for the photos.
Interview: Muyassar Kurdi 28th October, 2015
Muyassur Kurdi discusses travelling, her introduction to experimental music and her latest explorations of sound..
Who are you and where are you from?
LoveyDove bringing the oddball goodtime vibes from California on Nov 5th! 21st October, 2015
We are totally psyched to announce that on November 5th the new project of lofi underground pop sensations Azalia Snail and Dan West shall be playing Nice n Sleazy on Nov 5th. The band is LOVEYDOVE and what they do is ceaselessly endearing outsider pop music. You need to check it out :
Opening the show will be Nice n Sleazy favourites Chrissy Barnacle and Youngstrr Joey :