We called the label Almighty Beard Records. The first release is available now – a split 7″ between Volunteers & The Domestics. You can check the label out here: http://www.almightybeard.co.uk/ – The site also houses our little vinyl distro where we’re currently stocking titles from the likes of A Wilhelm Scream, No///se, Iron Chic and loads more! We’re adding new titles as often as we can.
Please check us out and if you fancy picking a record or ten up, please do. All profits are being ploughed straight back into the label and the next release. We have a few things on the cards, exciting times!
You can also do the whole “Like” thing on Facebook where we post updates… https://www.facebook.com/almightybeardrecs
We’re also doing a special – where you can get a little bundle deal for issues 33 + 34 together for a reduced price. That’s right, we’re being generous at the minute, so do please take advantage of this rare moment!
You can pick them up from here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-33-issue-34-special-offer
Cheers everyone….now to get planning issue 35…..
So last Friday we took on the 24 Hour Zine challenge. To create a 24 page zine in 24 hours from start to finish. Well we completed it and it’ll be officially released later this week. On the day we were able to have chats with Greyface, We Come First, RXR, Demon Smiles, Nailhouse and Resuscitators.
Inside there are also a few columns, a couple of articles and some reviews. 24 pages of pretty much the normal Lights Go Out content. Huge thanks have to go to the legend that is Russell Taysom for drawing an amazing front cover for this issue as well, really appreciated. Also, thanks to everyone who helped out on the day to make this issue happen. We last did this in 2012…maybe we’ll do it again in another three years if I can forgot the levels of stress it brings!
You’ll be able to order it on this site soon – limited to just 50 copies, hand numbered. But do please pick up issue 33 (out now) which is a “proper” issue of Lights Go Out…
Three years ago we took part in the 24 hour zine challenge. The concept is that you have 24 hours to create a 24 page zine from start to finish! It sounds like it would be easy, but trust me it wasn’t. That became issue 18 of Lights Go Out.
So why we have stupidly signed up to do the 24 hour zine challenge again this year means I must be a real glutton for punishment. Anyways this coming Friday, June 10th we’re taking on the mission of creating issue 34 of Lights Go Out in a 24 hour window!
Luckily we’ve managed to rope some rather lovely people in to help us on the day and I really think it could be possible and hopefully without too much stress coming our way. If you’d like to get involved please do drop us a line on Facebook as we’re pretty much going to be using that for everything on the day content wise. Conducting real time interviews with bands/people/whoever we can rope in to get involved whilst reviewing music, working on columns and everything else. I really hope this won’t be like last time out when I spent something like 3 pages doing a real time movie review of the Hugh Jackman movie, “Real Steel”. I’d like to keep this as true to the Lights Go Out format as I can…fingers crossed.
Also, this one won’t be printed by our normal printer due to the time constraints. I’ll be photocopying it myself and putting it all together by hand. Just hope my stapler holds up to the task now. It will be a limited edition, maybe 50 copies, maybe less, we’ll see how it goes on the day really. So please drop us a line if you fancy getting involved and helping with our damn stupidity!
Great news…issue 33 is released today!!! It’s another dose of the usual Lights Go Out action, you can see what’s inside on the below post and also when you go and order a copy here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-33
Like I always say, we really do appreciate your support of this zine, every single sale helps fund the next issue. We are 100% DIY and most definitely non profit. We do this for love! One quick point we’d like to make as well is when sending stuff in for review, please be patient, we get a LOT of download links to check out and we can’t always download them quickly, so setting expiration dates on stuff means more than likely we’ll miss them. We do have other stuff going on away from the zine, no really we do! So please don’t hassle us and chase us up a couple of days after you send us a review request. The best thing to do is to ask us when a new issue is released if your review is in there….then do us a favour and buy a copy, hell please buy a copy anyways!
We’re already working on future issues, so please do make issue 33 a success and pick up a copy. Also we have a few issues 32 left (not many now), we’d love to see them sell out, so we have reduced the price of them as well in the online store.
London people, we’ll have the zine for sale tomorrow night at the Darko, The Wonder Beers, Second In Line & RxR show at The Black Heart in Camden. Killer line up, come along, enjoy the bands, go home with a zine to read! Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1535040053412666/