Monday, November 15, 2010

Live Bierhaus, Cathair na Gaillimhe, Samhain 19.

This coming friday the ship will return to Galway's Bierhaus. We are pleased to be heading back as our gigs there are always full of energetics and atmospherics, could be due to it's proximity to Galway Bay and the mighty Atlantic or could be put down to the cultural sophistication of the regulars, we dont know. We are only visitors.

Here is another excellent Deathship poster designed for the event by Adrix.  Get there.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns Digital Download

There is a digital download version of Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns available here for those who wish to get it straight away, officially the digital release date is December 10th through all the digital shops that we are oblivious to. Cds will be available from 23rd of November.

Thanks to all those who have purchased the vinyl, they are going fast, so dont snooze and lose. If you have purchased the vinyl there is a note on the inner label regarding a free digital download, follow the instructions for your code.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LP Launch Gig Photos by Jay Safetyboy

Here are some photos from our 'Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns' LP Launch, a great Halloween session was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came, Block T, Legion of Two and Niamh DeBarra.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns: Out as of....

We are delivering the record tomorrow to the shops in ol Dublin Town, cheating on our release date, yar.

They will be available in All City, City Discs, Freebird, Spindizzy and Tower Records.

Hope to get some in to Plug'd Records in Cork next week.

International distribution through Cargo and Vulgar is online so ask for a copy in your local record shop and if they cant get it , tell them they are square.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 30th Halloween Lp Launch gig

We have finalised all the details for our 'Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns' Lp Launch party. The good folk at Block T  are sharing their venue with us for a facy dress/gig.  Block T is a free art space rather than a bar/club/venue setup so we are charging a tenner to cover all our costs and then folk can bring their own booze and we know libations will be plentiful.

The musical lineup is top class, of course Melodica Deathship will do a pulling out all the stops gig where we will attempt to summon a demon from the Bay.

We are thrilled that Legion of  Two have agreed to play. Heavy.

Niamh De Barra will also grace us with her stylings.

So an eclectic and excellent line up that will make for an epic night of Samhain madness.

Once again the artwork cannot be outdone, prints of this poster will be available on the night as well as the
Double Lp, so use some of the scrilla you saved by not getting fleeced by the bar and take home some artifacts of culture.

Friday, October 15, 2010

MF Doom / Melodica Deathship Pics by Ian Pearce

Our comrade Ian Pearce took some excellent snaps during our recent escapades warming up for MF Doom. Controversial gig, Doom came with all the  usual rap shenanigans, late arrival, equipment malfunctions, shouting at the sooundman etc. but delivered on all of his raps.  Promoters Choice Cuts had to take some unfair stick for it.  We are glad they made the effort, we managed to enjoy ourselves thoroughly.

There is a whole series of photos from the gig here

Monday, October 11, 2010

Drop D Interview

There is a pretty extensive Deathship interview on Irish undergound music blog Drop D.   Indeed,  we rambled so much they had to put it in two parts......

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cometh the Wax

The Lp has arrived safely in our grip.  I had heard from various friends and distributors that they had received them last week, indeed it seems we were the last to receive communion with the wax.  Those waiting by the post box will soon be relieved from the wait.  Release date is the 31st of October but I think I will bring a few to the Doom gig to sell next Tuesday, the 12th ......

These records will take the eye out of your head, such is the magnitude of the artwork and print. Here they are above shrouded in the mist of a photo from a phone.

The record is distributed by Cargo in the UK, Vulgar in Europe and we will handle distribution throughout our island.

You can order directly from us and we will throw in some stickers with it. The records cost 15 euro, the drop down menu on the paypal button indicates shipping so choose your location. Shipping in Ireland is 5 euro, UK and Europe is 7.50 and USA and the rest of the world is 10 euro.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blaxck Shjip Coxming : Video by Epigon A.D:M

Here is a video of a tune from the forthcoming Lp, all footage was gathered during our recent trip in Berlin, thanks to Epigon A.D:M for putting this together and for his hospitality.

blaxck shjip cxoming : melodica deathship from epigon A.D:M on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Deathship Screen Printed Posters by Tiny Little Horse

Gavin Beattie from Tiny Little Horse has done a screen printed poster for the forthcoming Lp and it is something to behold.  Gavin is responsible for all Deathship artwork and he is handy with a ratchet.

Finished size is about 60cm x 40cm printed black and cyan on Cartalina brown card 200gsm. Available from upcoming Melodica Deathship shows or via mail order through the paypal button below.  They are a mere €15 including postage and packaging.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Berlin Gigs Aug 19th, 21st

 mds blog print

We are excited about out trip to Berlin in a few weeks. Thanks to the brother Epigon A.D;M for arrangements.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Volume One Promo with Overdue Sleeve Notes

melodica deathship - black tea bubblin - tour promo by equilibrium

'Here is an invitation to cruise the cold Northern Seas. Exit Dublin Bay upon a highly combustible wicker barge. Smoking is encouraged. Ashtrays are not provided and we've all soaked our skin in kerosene.

When the beat drops, gulls fill the sky of Dublin Bay like broken promises. The clouds are a dull Irish bruise. They've stuffed the cannons with pawnshop hardware and long lines of melodica. We shall troll for reeling ghosts. Wings splash like whiskey upon ice. The aim is demented by clouds of drifting gunpowder and poor judgment. The voice of this shanty is wave upon keel and a broken compass. Depend upon dead reckoning. You are chained to the oar. Pull, pull, pull.

Night has fallen. There are dark things squirming just beneath the surface of the sea. The prow of the deathship is piercing the skulls of a hard swell, coursing through wine-dark waters. The sails are full and black. Far below, at the bottom of the sea, the drowned sway upon a light-less dance floor. The beat is now a depth charge. Black eel melody slithers through rib cage percussion.

Far in the distance the glow of Babylon burning. We must sail away from the shore. The sea is pure. Out here, the world is nothing but horizon.

Leagues from shore, the captain sings a shanty, the crew's thoughts return to Derry. They will make landfall if they don't all drown. They will make landfall and not leave their women to others. Irish soil is the solid beat. The promise of a return. Regardless, fear rules the deck as the crew swabs plank and ties knots of melody. Who is not haunted by the specter of drowning? Who can sing with saltwater in his lungs? Not a man. They work to the beat of the ocean against the hull of the ship. The captain's voice twines sky and sea together as the crew's souls are slowly taken down to Hades by twilight. It is a song of drowned sailors dreaming of sunlight.

Fog and the promise of Valhalla. The wind has died. The crew is dead, but they have not realized it yet. The transition was smooth as a windless sea. The water warm as blood. The sailors swim to the bottom. They make beds on the sea floor and fall to sleep dreaming of Irish soil.

The ocean sways, holds the sailors to its breast. Sleep. This is a song of beloved exile.'
Here is a stream of a promo CD we did in 2008 to sell while we were roving around Ireland.

The above sleeve notes never made it to the CD and it is a shame and disgrace. The words follow the flow of the mix and are a rewarding read if you are so inclined. I think at some stage I am going to record a reading of this over a suitable instrumental piece because it is too good to ignore.

It was written by my friend and poet Ryan Masters and I am grateful for his gift.