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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>>

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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

UK DECAY T-SHIRTS AND MERCHANDISE

Home Merchandise Store
“Official” UK Decay Merchandise Online sales now provided by Audiolife
“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise Live Event and personal sales provided for by our original suppliers.

AUDIOLIFE UK DECAY STORE (“Official” UK Decay Merchandise)

  • Full colour prints on high quality American garments
  • New range of designs
  • Expedient delivery of order
  • Available on, T Shirts, Ladies Shirts, Longsleeve, Sleeveless, Hoodies etc.

The garment prints are fade resistant and machine washable, with
a fastness equal to or better than other print methods on 100% cotton

Competitive prices, T Shirts- £13.00 – £14.50, longsleeves £19.00,
Ladies £14.50 – £16.00

Most major cards accepted.

“Authentic” UK DECAY Live event product

We at UK Decay Communities have built up a reputation serving our community.
We have already serviced hundreds of happy satisfied customers with our products and pledge to continue to do so into the future.

Up until now, any small profits that have been made from the proceeds have been fed back into the day-to-day running of the website and to help the re-establishment of the band.

We would like to thank all of our previous customers for their patronage
and to offer our warmest welcome to any new customers. If you buy a UK Decay T Shirt or garment at a live event or in our online store, we see you all as members of our community; the Community of UK Decay!

Keeping it ‘Glocal’

About our “Authentic” screen printed garments

Screen printed garments against computer printed transfers and laser prints.

Currently all our “Authentic” live event shirts are still screen printed
by hand at a small plant in Luton. The screen printing method is an old tried and tested method that has withstood the test of time and works well.

However there are certain limitations; full colour is very difficult and
so too is fine textures. Each colour (including white) has to be ‘screened’
separately, using an exclusive master screen – made up uniquely for the colour.

If more than one colour is used the garment has to be ‘screened’ repeatedly for each colour, cleaning and changing the colour master screen on each pass.
In addition, the ink on the garments has to be dry before each ‘screening’, so you can see the labour process is very time consuming.

Most of our current designs have one or two ‘screenings’ ie Unexpected Guest has a Red screen and a white screen, For Madmen Only has a front white screen and a rear white screen.

Within the design itself, there are certain considerations to be taken into
account when producing a successful print. Generally, lines have to be sharp and bold, gradients don’t work very well. The way cotton takes up the ink makes it necessary to over saturate the colour area in order to realise the required effect – in other words think of it like as using a very high contrast on an image editing application or better still using vector type graphics.

So, photo type images usually do not work very well!

Another consideration in producing the master artwork for a two or more colour design is that each colour used requires a separate but synchronised master screen; therefore needing a separate master artwork.

"Class of 1979 - 1989 Reunion III"

As an example, on the For My Country design there are two
colours, white and orange. The orange bleeds into the white background on a black material. Getting the orange sky with the clouds and texture to look right, was a difficult process. The original for My Country single cover was used as a base, the image then manipulated into two separate images, one containing everything that will end up white and the other containing everything that will end up orange.(No need for black as it is on a black backdrop) Keeping the sizes and positions synchronised is all important as any mistakes made here will end up several processes down the line and be expensive in time and money to put right.

To make matters even more confusing, the plant requires each colour master to be black, ie the master for the orange in the sky on the For My Country design ends up black on a white background and even worse so does the white, so the artwork has to be created inversely for a black back drop! There are clear areas for mistakes and often tweeks are necessary after a test screening, often leading to a readjustment of the artwork.

So why not use PC transfers that don’t have these issues and can easily print in full colour?

Computers are the way of the world and in many ways get better at doing things all the time, however when it comes to durability and quality, at this time we think all the problems of screen printing still seem worthwhile. The advantages of screen printing verses PC print can be summed up with those two words, durability and quality!

We are not ruling out digitally printed garments for the future, when and
if that happens we will make the production method clear on the designs inour shop.

Changes to the way we sell our merchandise

In April 2010 we rolled out a new online T Shirt Store which is powered by a new online service called Audiolife. We feel the service has certain advantages over our current methods of selling merchandise, particularly our online and international sales.

The advantages are firstly that they are a print on demand, which means they only print the garment when a customer orders. Secondly that they can print up to full colour (most UK Decay designs are white on black admittedly but hey we do have some with colour)

Thirdly, Audiolife fulfill the entire order and ship the product to almost
anywhere in the world. Finally they have a fine range of quality cotton American T shirts, Ladies trim-fit, tanktops, longsleeved, hoodies to choose from.

But what about digital printed quality (as mentioned earlier) and shipping costs?

The test purchase we made looks and feels awesome! It arrived
in the post two week after ordering. Considering Audiolife are a US company based in California, that’s not bad considering it was shipped from there to my home in the UK. The postage for the T Shirt came to $6.50 (£4.30). So, with the £13.00 for a print on the ‘Hanes’ model, the total cost to buy my shirt and get it posted to me was £17.20. Although perhaps a couple quid more than what we buy our screen-printed garments for, we think it’s still a great deal. Especially, considering the high-quality of the shirt and the print!

Here’s what Audiolife say about the printing method,

“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.”

For us Audiolife saves us time, in developing and creating web stores, fulfilling orders, ordering and storing stock. We are still making a small profit on garments sold on Audiolife, which again will help towards sustaining some of the band and websites running costs. We can hopefully spend the time saved, by getting creative.

All this means that we can increase our range of online designs, three new designs are already available and there will be more as time goes by.

But what about our traditional ‘Authentic’ screen-printed shirts?

Our new online store will take care of sales online and worldwide (It will be easier to obtain our products, for some customers in other areas of the globe!)

However, many of our garments are still sold ‘one to one’ at our shows. It’s this ‘personal’ level that is still so important to us and many that have purchased our shirts in the past.

The screen printed shirts have a ‘warm’, ‘organic’ look and feel. Its sometimes the slight imperfections that make something individualistic
as an object with identity, feel and uniqueness, in one word ‘special’!

So for live shows we shall continue to use our current suppliers.

They will continue with the familiar range and occasionally may supplement with a ‘tour-special’ etc. Stock produced for UK Decay’s live
events that remain unsold will be made available on request from the website.

Branding

In order to distinguish between the two different suppliers, we shall call our Audiolife garments “Official” UK Decay Merchandise (As they are an international establishment)

Our traditional supplied garments we shall call “Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise

DESIGNS

Unexpected Guest T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

UNEXPECTED GUEST

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official”
UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available at live events and by request

As worn by ‘Rodney’ in ‘Only Fools and Horses’. The Classic ‘Unexpected Guest’
T Shirt was produced at the time of the “Unexpected Guest” “Dresden”
single, released in 1980.


For Madmen Only T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

FOR MADMEN ONLY

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise usually available at live events and by request

One of the most popular of the UK Decay designs. The Classic ‘For Madmen
Only’ T Shirt was produced at the time of the “For Madmen Only”, album released in 1981.


For My Country T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

FOR MY COUNTRY

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise usually available
at live events and by request

The Classic ‘For My Country – Unwind’ design that was sold extensively during the UK Decay -Dead Kennedys tour of 1980. Brought out to coincide with the single release.


I Met Murder T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

I MET MURDER ON THE WAY…

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official” (coming soon)

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available
at live events and by request

“I Met muder on the way, he wore a mask like today..” The imortal
line from the title track of ‘For Madmen Only’. This new design is a motif
featuring a close-up of the For Madmen Only front cover familiar to Myspace users as the UK Decay calling card.


UK DK Com Class Reunion  T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

UK Decay Communities Class Reunion (special)

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available
at live events and by request

“Class of 1979 – 1989 Reunion III”

The UK Decay Communities Reunion III special.

Dotties brash ‘Mohawk Skull’ motif that has become an icon for the Community of UK Decay.


Unexpected Guest Cover Ladies ‘Bella’ *NEW
DESIGN*

Brands “Official”

“Unexpected Guest single cover”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A popular bootleg this one, in differing colour combinations. Now for the
first time presented as an “Official” UK Decay garment.


For Madmen Only 2009 ‘Hanes’ *NEW DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

“For Madmen 2009 CD ”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A tapered down version of the iconographic album cover, designed to fit the bodies natural ‘T’ shape.


Sexual Twist Long-sleeve 2010 *NEW DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

” Sexual/ Twist 2010 ”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

Another first, there was no official T Shirt back in the day featuring the1981 “Sexual/Twist” single.


UK Decay Biog 1982 ‘Bella’ Ladies *NEW
DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

” UK Decay Biog photo1982″

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

One of UK Decays most widely used press shots with the original line-up of 1982.


Italia 2009 Special *TOUR SPECIAL*

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

” Italia 2009 Special”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

Produced specially for the Italian tour of 2009, originating from the “Dresden” single cover.


For My Country 2010 Ladies ‘Gildan’ * NEW
DESIGN *

Brands: “Official”

” For My Country 2010″

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A 2010 update to the classic original 1980 ‘For My Country’ single design


Most of our “Official” designs for sale in our Audiolife
store will be available on a variety of different garments including ‘Hanes’, ‘Gildan’ and ‘American’ T Shirts. Ladies garments also include ‘Hanes’, ‘Gildan’ and ‘American’, V Necks, Tanktops and Ladies Shirts. There are also Long sleeve Shirts, Hoodies and Totebags available with our designs.

Some of our designs are inappropriate for some of the available  garments, so you won’t necessarily find every design on every garment that is available.

Rear prints.

Most of the above designs are ‘front print only’

Rear prints that are additional to front prints (double printed) work out
more expensive, whether screen-printed or digitally printed. We feel that
at the current time, Audiolife’s additional charge for the rear print, makes for an unreasonably high selling cost to the customer. However, we may make the odd exception, with one or two garments, particularly Hoodies. At the end of the day, we feel the customer can accept or refuse the option. Because the garment is only produced if there is an order, no-one is loosing anything!
But please be aware that any double printed garments, will be more expensive.

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REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL 2010

Saturday August 7th


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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 COM NEWS UPDATE APRIL 2010

UK Decay in Germany

The band will be departing for Germany next week for their mini German Tour.
The dates are April 24th, 25th and 26th.
The shows kick off on Saturday April 24th in Berlin at the SLAUGHTERHOUSE, followed on Sunday April 25th at Hamburg HAFENKLANG. On Monday April 26th, Hannover BEI CHEZ HEINZ..

The Berlin show at The Slaughterhouse looks set to be a night not to be missed, with Industrial/Punks from London ‘Ulterior’ and Berlin Band ‘The Wars’ adding support.
FACTORY meets REMEMBRANCE DAZE meets PAGAN LOVE SONGS” are hosting this evening with a promise of an after show party with DJ’s Roman, Ian P. Christ, NecroPhil and Thomas Thyssen.

Scottish band Twisted Nerve played at the Slaughterhouse earlier this year and reported back saying “Great gig , hot and sweaty with very enthusiastic crowd”, so we are looking forward to playing there very much.
For the Hamburg and Hannover shows, the support act is a band called ‘Reptyle’ from Beilefeld.
UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival. Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets are available..

Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at
http://www.remembrance-daze.com/

Hamburg Hafenklang and Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.
http://www.ticketmaster.de/

UK Decay at Rebellion Punk Festival 2010

UK DK are to return to this years Rebellion Punk Festival at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This time on the Saturday August 7th in the ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ room as special guests of ex Bauhaus Pete Murphy. The specially flavoured evening is hosted by DJ Ro Ashika.
UK Decay played earlier on the Sunday afternoon last year and are delighted to be returning for a Saturday evening this time.
Further information at the Rebellion Festival website
http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk

UK Decay Communities Web page update

We are rolling out a new framework to improve the user experience.

To begin with a new horizontal drop down menu under the masthead will aid the site navigation helping to guide the user to the right destinations.

There is a new Google site search customized for the entire UK Decay Com database that really works, is to be found at the bottom of the new pages, please give it a try – it really can find items or names buried deep within our vaults!

We have inline with web 2 social networking, integrated ‘Share This’ tabs to update the page onto Facebook and Myspace and a lot more SN sites or blogs. We have syndicated our Twitter and other feeds onto various pages, overall this will make updating the UK Decay Com web with the latest news or other information so much easier.

It’s going to take a while to completely update the whole site, so please bare with us in the meantime.

NEW! UK Decay Merchandise Store now online

T shirts available!

Our T Shirts are now available again. There are classic and brand new designs, with more garments to choose from as we roll in a brand new web store. The new store will print to demand and will ship to most places within a couple of weeks.

We shall also retain our traditional screen-printed supplied shirts for live events.
Most of the repertoire of designs, are now available online on our web store.
Features include….

Three brand new #UK Decay designs.#
Available on a selection of different garments
Printed and shipped to order
Reasonable Prices

Full details and our T Shirt FAQ at the address below
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_faq.htm

Or go straight to the store at the address below
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_clothing.htm

For Madmen Only CD now £8.99

Just to remind anyone out there that may not be aware, that much of the UK Decay back catalogue is now available on CD.
It is available from Earthquake Distribution for the princely sum of £8.99. For further details, distribution enquiries and a direct link, please follow the address below.
http://www.earthquakeltd.com/uk_decay.htm

UK Decay new material?

The band are currently writing some new material with the aim of recording during the forthcoming summer. It’s too early to say what form a possible release might take at this point. But “An album would be a nice idea” quoted Spon. Abbo is said to have some very strong lyrical ideas and with the wealth of experience gained by most of the guys in the years since the first era of Decay, it will be “very interesting to see what gives”
We can all only wait and see!

UK Decay Communities info

Website
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk
http://www.ukdecay.com

Forum
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/messageboard/index.php

Store
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_clothing.htm

Galleries
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/gallery.htm

Don’t forget you can search the entire UK Decay Communities resource on the google search bar at the bottom of most pages. It is customised to search exclusively the UK Decay domain.

Follow us on……
Twitter
http://twitter.com/ukdk

Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/ukdecay

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Decay/42949482263?ref=s

Contact

For media, booking and other general enquiries
contact@ukdecay.co.uk

For CD (For Madmen Only) distribution, sales and related enquiries
customerservices@earthquakeltd.com

Thanks very much for taking the time to read all this. We at UK Decay Communities appreciate humbly, your patronage and time and wish you the very best of regards!

W.W. for UK Decay Communities

UK DECAY: SPRING 2010 GERMAN TOUR



UK DECAY: SPRING 2010 GERMAN TOUR


UK Decay announce a three date mini-tour of northern Germany, April 24, 25 and the 26th.

The shows kick off on Saturday April 24 in Berlin at the Slaughterhouse, followed on Sunday
April 25 at Hamburg Hafenklang. On Monday April 26 it is Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.

UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival.
Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in
Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets for the Hamburg Hafenklang are available online at

www.ticketmaster.de

Tickets for Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at
www.remembrance-daze.com

Tickets for the Hannover Bei Chez Heinz. are available online at

www.ticketmaster.de

At our recent gig in Luton, we spoke with some people that showed an
interest in making the trip over to Germany from the UK.
For those thinking about making the trip to Germany,
please follow this link for information and if necessary to submit
any queries.
We shall endeavor to keep you informed.

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