Grungiest band room ever? Quite possibly. The club we played at in Chemnitz, Germany converted their garage into this crash pad for musos.
There was something moving inside the kettle & the sheets were kinda crunchy… Cool vibe though. The walls are covered in posters from the bands that have played in town.
All the mattresses are next to each other so it feels a bit like school camp. Combine that with the lethal vodka/chilli/garlic shots the owner pours us while we play… yeah, well you get the idea. Hangover city.
One thing’s for sure- the further east you go in Germany, the more hardcore they get!
Getting up close & personal with some crazy German kids. They came, they moshed, they bought us beer. Festivals are cool, but this is what it’s all about! A grungy bar in the middle of nowhere with nothing between us & the fans except adrenalin, sweat & rock n roll.
Happy Mother’s Day to the 4 best mums in the world!!
It sucks we can’t be with you today, but here’s a photo to let you know we’re thinking about you. You’ve forged us into the guys we are today & supported us every step on this crazy ride. And you’ve never asked us when we’re getting real jobs :)
You look after the 4 of us like we’re all your own sons. But isn’t just the care packages, or turning your places into hotels when we need somewhere to crash, or the texts to see if we’re still alive or… well, the list is endless.
It’s knowing that no matter where we are on the road, the greatest women in the world have always got our backs. We love you! Can’t wait to see you again.
PS. Thx to our mates at Culture Container in Berlin for the pic
Den Helder was where we discovered how crazy the Dutch are about cycling. Took this photo on the edge of a cliff overlooking the North Sea. Somewhere on the other side of that blue haze is the UK. It was the middle of winter & this dude was happily pedalling home through gale force winds…
As our drummer Kay keeps reminding us, never get between a Dutch guy & his bicycle!
Small venues in Europe know how to look after bands, but when the owner cooks for you it’s pretty special. These guys in Den Helder made us feel right at home. Love small towns!
We crashed in the attic above the bar. Did that a lot this tour… The noise can make it hard to sleep, which sucks when you’ve gotta drive 8 hrs the next day. But it saved us heaps of cash & was super convenient. Plus there’s something about camping out between beer kegs that never gets old.