Abbo and Cerys tie the knott!

Congratulations to Cerys Matthews and Steve ‘Abbo’ Abbott who tied the knot in Cardiff on Friday. We wish you all the best for the future…..>>more>>

UK Decay are to return to Lisbon for Portugal’s largest festival of Gothic Rock,
Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands
since, the Drop Dead Festival back in 2008.

The three day festival runs on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August,
UK Decay are headlining on Sunday 28th. In the UK, this is the traditional
August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organized by the highly successful Pray Silence Productions, Pray Silence Festival
celebrates dark, alternative music and alternative lifestyles in general.
The line-up will include some of the best Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk,
Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands in the planet.

Worldwide renowned DJs will allow continuous celebration with special parties
until dawn, including a fetish party with fantastic performers from all over the world…>>more>>

UK Decay live @ Rebellion 2010 Some videos and Photos

UK Decay return from another great show at the Rebellion Festival in
Blackpool.
Here are some videos and photo’s of Decay’s performance, kindly
submitted by members of the community.

A big thanks to everybody who helped make it a great show, most of all
of course, you the audience!

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Four songs from UK Decay’s set at Rebellion this year, 7 August 2010
For Madmen Only, Duel, Mayday Malady and For My Country

(NEARERDARK)

New Song-(Scandalise my name) + Sexual, Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, 2010

(BONETHEROADIE)

DUEL – Blackpool Rebellion Festival UK August 2010

(PUREMANIA7777)

For My Country Rebellion 2010

(ISMUSICLOUD)

NICK-THE-POET makes an unscheduled but plucky performance!

(ISMUSICLOUD)

PHOTO’S


UK DECAY LIVE @ REBELLION 2010 GALLERY

Slideshow

VIEW IAMBIC’S ALBUM

UK DECAY REBELLION 2010 @ UKDKCOMMUNITIES

REBELLION 2010 Singles Merch

Just a few days to go before Rebellion 2010! UK Decay
are onstage at 10pm on the Bizarre Bizarre stage with Pete
Murphy.

There will be a small quantity of new un-played Unexpected
Guest/Dresden 7″ vinyl available and also a limited amount
of the Black 45, ep available for sale. The band shall also be
bringing the For Madmen Only CD to the party.

There will also be a limited quantity of T shirts and Vests
available, although you will have to get to the stand early
if you would like to secure one.
We are hoping to open the stall from about 7pm onwards on
Saturday evening (Saturday only I am afraid)

Fingers crossed there may very well be something new from
the band on Saturday, I guess we shall just have to wait and
see!

See you all there!!

UK Decay to headline Pray Silence, Sunday 28th August 2011

UK Decay are to return to Lisbon for Portugal’s largest festival of Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands since, the Drop Dead Festival back in 2008.

The three day festival runs on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, UK Decay are headlining on Sunday 28th. In the UK, this is the traditional August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organized by the highly successful Pray Silence Productions, Pray Silence Festival celebrates dark, alternative music and alternative lifestyles in general.
The line-up will include some of the best Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands in the planet.

Worldwide renowned DJs will allow continuous celebration with special parties until dawn, including a fetish party with fantastic performers from all over the world.

Although with over a year to go before the festival, UK Decay are delighted to be returning to Portugal and performing amongst such a rich line-up of bands and DJ’s.

Bands so far confirmed at Pray silence 2011Other acts so far confirmed for the festival are.

* Kommunity FK (usa)
* Clan of Xymox (de)
* The Eden House (uk)
* Diary of Dreams (de)
* Deviant UK (uk)
* In the Nursery (uk)
* Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio (se)
* Nosferatu (uk)
* Inkubus Sukkubus (uk)
* Attrition (uk)
* Two Witches (fi)
* Psyche (de)
* Sinmasters (fi)
* Midnight Configuration (uk)
* Ankst (sa)
* Rhombus (uk)
* Pretentious, Moi? (uk)
* MethodCell (uk)
* The Realm (uk)
* Inertia (uk)
* The Last Cry (uk)
* The Last Dance (usa)
* Phantom Vision (pt)
* Grooving in Green (uk)
* Sapphire Solace (uk/usa)
* Vendemmian (uk)

With more bands to be confirmed

CONFIRMED DJ’s

* Dr. Manhattan (pt)
* Martin OldGoth (uk)
* KittyLectro (usa)
* Jyrki Witch (fi)
* Zynthexia (fi)
* Mel Soulscape (usa)
* Jon TheGoth (uk)
* Yggdrasil (pt)
* Reza (uk)
* Elektrobunny (uk)
* Ad Infinitum (pt)
* Psycho Mantis (pt)

More DJ’s to be announced soon.

OFFICIAL PRAY SILENCE WEBSITE

http://www.praysilencefestival.com/

UK DECAY PRAY SILENCE FORUM POST

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6202#6202

UK Decay special guest’s of Pete Murphy on BIZARRE BAZAAR at Rebellion Festival, Saturday August 7th 2010UK Decay at Rebellion 2010 poster

UK Decay are booked for the BIZARRE BAZAAR stage at the Blackpool punk festival,

as special guest’s of ex-Bauhaus, Pete Murphy and DJ Ro Ashika.

The band will take the stage this year at a later time

on Saturday evening, appearing immediately before Pete Murphy.

(around 9.30-10.00pm)

DJ Ro Ashika is set to host an evening with a difference in the B.B. arena,

kicking off at 8pm with Renagade Burlesque followed by Razorblade kisses.

The scene is then set for UK DK to take to the stage.

Tickets available from

www.ticketmaster.co.uk

www.rebellionfestivals.com

UK Decay Forum Post

“Yeah Baby” by Julian Wolfendale

Yeah Baby.. A soundtrack to life by Julian Wolfendale

Yeah Baby.. A soundtrack to life by Julian Wolfendale. Check out Julians new site

“What happens when teenage rebellion runs out of steam and one day you wake up to find yourself someone else, up to your neck in drugs and guns. It began in 1981 with LU7 Punks. Leighton Buzzard. Safety pins and Stillettoes. Ended up in Andalucia with Corvettes and Brownings.
Accompanied by all the music of a life.”

‘Yeah Baby’is amust read for all those that grew up in the
hazy days of the early UK 1980’s post-punk scene and then progressed
on to the early UK free party-scene later in that decade. By the 1990’s
and into this century the story ends up via Holland and Goa, to the sleazy
Costa Del Sol and the Brit ex pat underworld.
Julian and his late friend were two such of life’s colourful adventurers;
the tale is woven with both fact and fiction in an invigorating stylish way.
One of the key linking features and one that will want to make one reach
for the old poppadom collection, is the way Julian recalls his experiences
with the soundtrack of the time.

Julian has now set up a new web page for the book, which is growing from strength to strength. There are some ace reviews and details where the book can be purchased. At the recent Glastonbury Festival the book was on sale at two of the main bookstalls. Julian writes an interesting blog on his visit to the festival which is on the new website.

Yeah Baby Website

According to Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen)
UK Decay’s ‘Werewolf’ is ‘Scun’

The Guardian Guide Magazine article on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's 'Scun'

The Guardian Guide Magazine article on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's 'Scun'

A couple of texts and a shout on the forum alerted the staff in a rather bleak Aldwyck Towers last week to the fact that there was mention in the Guardian Guide magazine of the UK Decay’s horror epic, Werewolf.
On further investigation and thanks everybody by the way, for the shout, we were able to ascertain that Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson from ‘The League of Gentlemen’ were talking about their new concept of ‘Scun’.

This is a play on words ‘scary, but fun’ = ‘Scun’!

On being asked to explain the new concept Andy told his experience of hearing the track ‘Werewolf’ for the first time when Jeremy insisted on playing it to him.

Apparently it brought him to tears, he was so scared. UK Decay had found a werewolf, provoked it and then recorded it……..Urban myth in the making? If only he knew the half of it!

Could there be any truth to the rumour the boys had fed the captured werewolf a crate of cheap baked beans before the recording session?

Anyway ‘Ghost Stories’ looks like a lot of fun for those ‘brave enough’ to check it out
Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson bring their stage show Ghost Stories to the London’s West End
www.ghoststoriestheshow.co.uk

Independent on Sunday 2005 article on scary sounds

Independent on Sunday 2005 article on scary sounds

Its not the first time the track ‘Werewolf’ has attracted the attention of the national press. Back in 2005 the ‘Independent on Sunday’ published an article written by Suzi Feay on the topic of Ghost stories and scary sounds.

Werewolf took the honour of ‘Scariest Sound ever’ in the writers opinion.
(we have a scan of the article here)

Further info on forum

HOPE


Album available as download here

In September 2009 a casual conversation led to a bold attempt to bring
together some of the biggest names from the goth and dark alternative scenes to raise funds for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death in August 2007 simply because she looked different.
Since her tragic death the Foundation has worked hard to bring about change, through workshops in schools and a campaign for an amendment to the UK Hate Crime laws.

“Hope” has been put together with the sole intention of raising the
maximum amount of money possible, with 100% of the price paid going directly to the charity.

The CD features unreleased material and tracks written especially for the foundation.
Every track has been kindly donated free of charge by the artist and it has been released in conjunction with World Goth Day (May 22nd 2010)

Tracklist:

Joolz – The Prophet of Calgary
Andi Sex Gang – Salamun Child
Autumn Cannibals – Monument to Shame *
Gene Loves Jezebel – Who Wants To Go To Heaven?
The Eden House – All My Love
Collide – Euphoria
Alien Sex Fiend – Gotta Have It (Sliced and Diced mix)
Andi Sex Gang & Marc Almond – The Hungry Years
UK Decay – Battle of the Elements (club mix) **
The Last Dance – Cages
Anne Marie Hurst – I Have Changed **
New Model Army – Dawn
The Mission – She’s Gone Away **
Uninvited Guest – Death of an Angel *
Faith and the Muse – To Be Continued

* = Tracks written especially for the campaign
** = Previously unreleased (at the time of this release)

Sophie Lancaster Foundation

UK Decay’s New Merchandise Store

Our T Shirts are now available again.

“Classic and brand new designs,
with more garments to choose from!”

Welcome to our new UK Decay Store!

Quick FAQ

Audio Life T Shirts

Q: Printing Method?
A:

We use a new digital technology that chemically bonds ink to cotton molecules, resulting in brilliant colors and sharp photographic quality with no overprint around the edges. The image is soft, breathable, vibrant and durable – nothing like the stiff “decal” feel that results from heat-transfer or screen print methods. Images are fade resistant and machine washable, with a fastness equal to or better than other print methods on 100% cotton.

Q: Posting Shipping
A:

Audiolife’s on demand merchandise is typically manufactured and shipped within 2-4 business days from the time an order is placed

…………………………………
The prices in the store are in US Dollars.
the currencies can fluctuate. At the moment (April 2010) it pans out like this…

(All monochrome or full colour prints on black shirts)

GBP……………………………………………………………………… US Dollars Euros
£13.00 for Hanes Authentic Tagless T ……………………..($19.99) (EU14.8 )
£14.50 for Gildan Mens T Shirt (100% cotton preshrunk)($21.99) (EU16.5)
£19.00 for American Apparel Men’s Long Sleeve T ……..($28.99) (EU21.6)
£27.00 Gildan Ultra Cotton Hoodie ………………………… ($40.99) (EU30.7)
(£34.00 for front and rear print)

£14.50 Ladies Gildan…………………………………………….($21.99) (EU16.5)
£16.00 Ladies Bella………………………………………………($23.99)(EU18.2)
£15.00 Ladies Tanktops…………………………………………($$22.99)(EU17.10)
£32.00 Ladies Hoodie…………………………………………….($48.99)(EU36.50)

Shipping to UK and Europe
A test T shirt posted to Europe cost around $6.00 (£4.00 or 5.3 Euros)
The time from ordering to arriving was less than 14 days.

Further info below…
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