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.

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!

Time of the Lunatics by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves. Sneak preview rough mix of track from the forthcoming debut album

Time of the Lunatics from the forthcoming debut album This Can't Get Any Worse by Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves out November 2014 on Howling Invocations. This is just a rough mix, so look out! The album has been recorded at Bainbridge Studios Edinburgh by Wall Of Sound Productions supremo Stuart Gordon... who also plays drums in Jackal-Headed Guard of the Dead and guitar in Gareeda. I hope you like this track... we certainly do!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Some reasons why nobody came to see your gig

Concrete Head @ Bridlington Leisure World 1995, only another 2000 people and we would have filled the place, sometimes it's not that nobody came, it's that you were over optimistic when choosing a venue.

I have read a few of these sort of blogs of late, largely because a few of my friends have finally lost the plot and started to promote extreme metal gigs, and ultimately lost money on ninety nine percent of them, thus resulting in them getting pissed of and posting comments on social media about apathetic audiences, or posting blogs posts not dissimilar to this one. So here is my two pence worth of hints, advice, insults and facts on the subject.
First of all, in all honesty, I wish your band would split up and fuck off. If I could fast forward your bands career to the part when you sell your equipment to buy a washing machine for your ambitionless baby machine wife then I would. More gigs for me. Or as a compromise you could start a wedding band and play polite quiet gigs of pop crap to knobheads, great. More gigs for me.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Tear Yourself Free From Those Eyes (solo acoustic)

 One of these days this song is going to get the full live band power ballad treatment, but not yet. I wrote it in 1999 so no rush yet.

I Died In Front Of You (solo acoustic)

 I wrote this song back in 1999, it got played live and recorded by a band I sang for in Liverpool called Underhill... anyway here it is again this time it's an acoustic version. Why not I'm fucking bored and don't have an amp hahaha.