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Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a good one. Just wanted to put some photos up from The Rock House Xmas Party.
It was such an amazing night, I personally was totally blown away at how many people came along, how how brilliantly Emily & co. managed to decorate the place, how mixed the audience was and of course, and most importantly, at how good the bands were. Everyone totally stepped up and smashed it! I’m very excited about the prospect of more nights like this in 2014!

Here are some of what people said about the night  –

“It was very inspiring and most importantly great fun!!!!!”

“It was brilliant the bands rocked”

“It really was an amazing night! What a great start to Xmas. Made me feel decades younger too.”

“BRAVO! It was my favourite Rock House yet, an excellent mix of music and people. More of this in 2014 please!”

“Thank you everyone at The Rock House, it was exciting to be at green door store this year! Thank you everyone who performed and supported we really enjoyed the party and Stephen wants to perform again now too!!”

“Metaaaaaaal!!!”

December 11th, 2013

ROCK HOUSE XMAS PARTY

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Next week The Rock House is having it’s Christmas party, with a difference!

After the success of the PKN & Zombie Crash tour, and the gig in Brighton especially, The Green Door Store asked us to put more events on there… this is a big deal for everyone involved with The Rock House for the past 4 and a half years, The Green Door Store is one of Brighton’s best venues and right at the heart of Brighton’s music scene. For us to be invited to put on a gig with some of the learning disabled scene’s best bands and musicians is amazing and we’re all really excited about it happening. We’re going to keep the format and atmosphere of The Rock House as you know and love it, short sets from loads of bands, eclectic music, relaxed, unpretentious and welcoming… If you’ve ever wanted to bring friends or family down to The Rock House this is the one to come to! Loads of space to rock out AND there’s a bar!

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Some photos from the tour, thanks to Owen Richards and Gareth Evans!

November 19th, 2013

Shut Up and Listen Radio

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We first heard Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat on the Shut up and Listen radio show, with Ryan from Zombie Crash introducing their song “Päättäjä on pettäjä“.

We’re very honoured because they have put together entire show dedicated to the PKN & Zombie Crash tour! You can hear the whole story of how it happened, interviews with everyone on the tour and live songs from the bands! It’s great to have the support of the only radio show in UK where you’ll hear all the best music from artists with learning disabilities.

Click here, or ‘read more’ to hear the show..

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November 12th, 2013

Soda Beat – A vital service!

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Andrew Jameson from the Croydon Advertiser came down to Soda Beat to talk to myself and Olly Tipper from Club Soda about the night and wrote a piece about it for the newspaper. Here’s Richard and Adrian from The Carbonators with the paper! You can see the whole article below…

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November 5th, 2013

Photos from Soda Beat #2

Here are some photos from Soda Beat #2, which happened on the 14th October 2013. Featuring The Carbonators, The Fish Police, Slushy Guts and 2Decks. It was a great night! All photos by Sheena Holliday.

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The tour got featured in this month’s MOJO magazine, coming highly endorsed by them!

Also Saba Salman has written an article and interview with Richard Phoenix about the tour on her Guardian select blog, “The Social Issue“. You can read an extract below or just head straight to the site to read the whole thing here.

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So, last night the tour started in London at the Macbeth, the place was completely packed out, all the bands ruled and the atmosphere was incredible.

Thanks so much to Bryony, Mark at the Macbeth, Patrick the soundman, Family Outing (especially for the food!) and Shopping. All super humans.

On to Leeds! Details –

October 2nd – Leeds at Wharf Chambers / facebook event
Promoters: British Wildlife
Address: 23 Wharf St, LS2 7EQ
Bands: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, Zombie Crash, Perspex Flesh
Times: 7:30pm – 11pm
Price: £3 carers free/donation
Access: Flat access, accessible toilets

ALSO… We’ve had a great bit of feedback about last night and it’s importance beyond being an amazing gig, click ‘read more’ to see it. Thanks to Dave Sherwood.

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A week after the Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät & Zombie Crash UK Tour (which starts next week!!!) the next event Constant Flux is involved with is the second ever Soda Beat down in Croydon. With –

The Carbonators – Punk-funk digital echo rock from Croydon’s finest
The Fish Police – South London’s answer to The Specials but sped-up, warped and filtered through cracked electronics
Slushy Guts – asymmetrical indiepop that is unsettling, challenging but oddly attractive
2Decks – lo-fi, wild, fun and abrasive hip-hop

Happening on Monday the 14th October at Matthew’s Yard, CR0 1FF. Starting at 7:00pm, It’s £3 entry and the venue is fully accessible.

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September 7th, 2013

“Coffee Not Tea” Out Today

The Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät album “Coffee Not Tea” is out today! Exclusively being released as a part of the first ever Cassette Store Day. It is available in London at Rough Trade East, Rough Trade West, in Brighton at Resident Records and in Finland at Stupido-shop. It comes with a riso-graphed poster with full translated lyrics by Pertti himself. Go grab yourself a copy!

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