Tuesday, 20 January 2015

This Can't Get Any Worse by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves



Here is the debut album by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves... This Can't Get Any Worse, out now via Howling Invocations. Eighteen fast and filthy tracks, mostly influenced by Motorhead, Celtic Frost and Venom. If you wan't to buy a CD, download it digitally or just stream it, you should follow the bandcamp link above.

Time of the Lunatics by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves official music video by Boshpit Productions



Here is the official music video for Time of the Lunatics from This Can't Get Any Worse, the debut album by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves out now via Howling Invocations, thanks to Boshpit Productions for doing what we think is a brilliant job. The video was filmed at Studio 24 Edinburgh at the album launch for This Can't Get Any Worse, which was an insane evening and this video perfectly captures the amazing atmosphere of the evening. We are all very happy with this and Boshpit Productions! Watch it multiple times, buy the album and share this post ta!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves live at Studio 24 Edinburgh November 2014 album launch for This Can't Get Any Worse

It's always nice to have a gigantic intimidating skinhead in a Status Quo Blue for You shirt playing a solo on a beer bottle as you play your guitar. If this is an experience you are not familiar with then I suggest you try it out immediately. This was quite good, more often than not the wha-wha pedal controls your own facial expressions, occasionally it controls the facial expressions of audience members. In this instance, the wha-wha pedal was in charge of us both. In case you didn't already know, this particular old-school giant is Matt who plays bass for Mastiff and Shitball.

Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves live at Bannermans Bar Edinburgh August 2014

Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves live at Bannermans Bar Edinburgh June 2014

Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves live at Bannermans Bar Edinburgh April 2014.

This was a very well photographed show, with pictures by Gabby Stone, Alan Swan & Gary Cooper. All three of whom are great photographers. Shame I had a fucking stupid moustache for it, but what the fuck I have looked much stupider before and no doubt will again.

Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves live at Bannermans Bar Edinburgh Feb 2014



This gig was one of the few gigs we did with the two guitar line up and the last one with Chris on bass, although we didn't know that at the time. So perhaps these pictures are historic to those of you who are interested in that sort of thing.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Recording 'Trawler Tales'

In December 2013 I found myself recording a new solo EP, in one very stressed out seventeen hour session at Mountain Sound Recording Studios in Hull, produced by Paddy Tobin. The whole thing was written, recorded and mixed on the spot. I had no equipment of my own with me and just used the studios interesting and unique collection of weird old valve amps and guitars that I really wasn't used to. The whole thing was very interesting and I am pretty happy with what I came out with.

I'd never even played a baritone guitar before and totally fell in love with it, all the songs were written on this, these are a couple of the fucked up old valve combos that I used for everything, really really nice sounding even though I couldn't get them to distort! I let the equipment lead me as to what the music should sound like.

Recording 'This Can't Get Any Worse'

May 2014 we went into Bainbridge Studios in Edinburgh to record the Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves debut album 'This Can't Get Any Worse' with Stuart Gordon aka Wall of Sound Productions. Here are some pictures to prove it happened.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Trawler Tales by Tommy Concrete



Five tracks of psychedelic punk rock and roll, recorded at mountain sound studios in Hull December 2013, produced by Paddy Tobin. Out now on Howling Invocations! Everything played and sang by Tommy Concrete except the drums which were hit by Paddy. This EP was done in one seventeen hour session, for no reason other than why not!