DIY 2012


June 24, 2012 by Flapsandwich

1. buy a beat up old computer
2. download some dodgy software
3. make some loops
3. get some one who likes to rant down a mic
4. get a drummer
5. do not practise
6. get on stage

Punk’s DIY ethic is alive and well in the city of Cardiff, and it’s catching on around the UK…

in 2005, five misfits came together and decided to take to stage without ever practicing or discussing what they would do.
Johan Flapsandwich kicking out dirty acid breaks and techno loops from his beaten up old laptop; Filth Collins smashing out badly timed live rock drumming that doesn’t suit the show at all and angry arty musings and rants from disheveled front man Doghouse formed the basis of a sound that could be the only true original music of this millennia.
A mute dancer, known as Dr Conker, akin to a ‘ketamine addled Uncle Fester’ or ‘Keith Flint with aids’ provides much entertainment with his blatant mind altering ways and disgusting indecent exposures, whilst VJ Johnny No Cash supplies a visual feast of collected clips and a plethora of images from resident sick artist, Norris Nuvo – the projections at every show inspire some but offend a great deal more…

Fast forwrd to 2012 and you have a band that are headlining festivals and consistently touring around the UK and Europe, despite never actually sitting down to write a song or get some rehearsals in.
Every show is different and although songs have formed over time, every show brings something new, with special guests randomly appearing at shows, new songs made up on the spot, band members vomiting or collapsing and often half the audience members joining the band on stage. At their annual Phone In Sick Party last year, one female audience member managed to reach full orgasm on the dancefloor, a feat that the band plan to repeat on mass scale at future shows.

Sicknote have brought the DIY ethic back to the forefront of our conscience. With so many over produced bands with no real passion or integrity, the band compare this current time to the beige period before punk shook the world in the mid-late 70s, only Sicknote intend to take the punk ethic to the next level.. encouraging people to download dodgy software and start making a racket for this era.

“You can get a beat up old computer for £50 off ebay and nick some software and you’re away…”, Flapsandwich (Sicknote producer)

If people aren’t inspired to let off some steam at the gigs or to make a racket and express themselves in their own way then Sicknote feel they are wasting their time…

Time to rejoice in a real movement of the underground, which has nothing to do with the mainstream? Is this what we have been waiting for? Thousands of people are turning up at shows and rejoicing in their own unique way to the degree not seen since Acid House and previously the Punk movement.

It doesn’t make sense to the masses, but it brings the underbelly of the nation together and offends the mainstream. The music press and record companies are trying to ignore it, but it just keeps growing.. from the bottom up… like every big movement in the history of music… those in control can try and hide it.. but there is no doubt there is no taming this beast.

“We are not a band, we are a movement.”, Doghouse (Sicknote frontman)

– thanks to James McGammon, NMR

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14 thoughts on “DIY 2012

  1. Anonymous says:

    “good morning, I see no evidence of this movement in my country” Elizabeth Windsor. (HRH)

  2. norris says:

    whilst VJ – Johnny No Cash supplies a visual show that projects behind the band at every show that is sure to inspire some but offend a great deal more…???? shouldn’t that say supplied by norris nuvo?

  3. Stevie G says:

    aye good article : ) chuck it on FB so we can share and dont forget to mention Norris x

    • Flapsandwich says:

      yo bro share options at bottom of article knock yoself out! safe

    • Juan says:

      PART of my family went to KY I can send you the info. I read srhowmeee that it was because the gentlemen served in the Revolutionary War and recieved Ky land in payment. SOME of my family is Catholic, I don’t know if this branch was or not.The head of the family that went was Thomas Trueman Greenfield Waring

  4. aditikali says:

    nice one flappy..Sicknote is much more than a band, bigger than a movement..tis a cultural revolution..the light bearers in the darkness..Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light..great for us freaks to know we aint the only freaks in the village..Love n light to y all ..stay safe..:)

  5. mel says:

    🙂 keep up the good work🙂

  6. jam says:

    ye bunch o radgies wen ye comin to the toon x

  7. ‘When the going gets weird , the weird turn pro’ ( Hunter.S.Thompson)

    keeping the torch alive

    rock on mr Jason

    stay twisty


  8. Anonymous says:

    wot can i say . i will be joining the sickies at boomtown again. roll on boomtown……..

    when are you back in lampeter???

  9. Great post Flaps, cult status coming up…or is that sister was at bogies but we couldn’t make it, next time,catch up soon,lotsa love us xxx

    • Maria says:

      Abnormal this post is totaly urtalened to what I used to be looking google for, but it surely was once listed on the first page. I suppose your doing one thing right if Google likes you enough to position you at the first web page of a non related search.

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