Category Archives: General Pisco Business

Forthcoming Attractions

Greeting Episcopalians

The album is mixed, mastered and a release date will be divulged soon. We’re extremely pleased with it, but will attempt to keep our self congratulatory back slapping to a minimum. It will be available through both digital and physical channels. A sample track, ‘Spot Monkey’, is available at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, we are working up another four songs for an EP, plus another set of songs for the next album. We’ll be building on some of the directions revealed recently, but will be taking many detours.

We hope to start playing live again in the new year, once Mary Pisco is back from her adventures in Costa Rica (mainly involving drinking large amount of Rum Punch).

More Pisco-Info soon. Keep your eyes peeled, your ears to the ground and your fingers on the pulse. Or something along those lines.

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Spot Monkey

Pisco Sour Hour – Spot Monkey by MrPisco

New Album Track, Title and Gig On Monday

Hello!

Thanks for voting in the album name poll. You have spoken! The next album will be called ‘A Hammer To The Camera Lens’. Here’s one of the songs (for a limited period):

Bang!

We’re also playing the Repomen album launch at the Red House, Sheffield next Monday (11th July), alongside Toads. It will be ace. Come on down and say hello!

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Facebook Poll Blurb

Hello! We, the Piscos, would like to ask you for some assistance. We can’t agree on what to call our next album and have been bickering amongst ourselves about it for the last month. We can’t agree on one we all like – discussions have been heated and there was also a regrettable incident with a mace. So, in an attempt to prevent any further violence, each band member has put forward two titles and we’d like you to chose which of the 8 options is your favourite. The one with the most votes becomes the album title and Ed can finish the album art work.

Facebook Poll

Our future (album title) is in your hands!
Thanks! x

The New Album Is Recorded

…and is currently being mixed/mastered. We’re dead, dead pleased with it. 11 tracks of Pisco Sour Hour goodness. Expect a release date soon, some sample tracks and some lovely artwork.

And a quick reminded we’re playing Take Kontroll at West Street Live, Sheffield on Thursday 7th April, where we’ll be playing a selection of tunes from said album, as well as a few favourites. Full line up and details to come.

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What We Are Currently Up To…

Hello!

Pisco update. We’re not dead, we’ve actually been rather busy!

We’re taking a break from Pisco Presents at the moment, for two reasons:

  • We currently need to devote time to finishing the album we’re recording. It’s coming on very nicely, but we need to put the time in or it will never get finished
  • We’re trying to find a new venue that works as wonderfully as our former one

However, we’ll still play the odd gig in the meantime. The next one is Take Kontroll at West Street Live, Sheffield on Thursday 7th April, which we’re looking forward to as its been yonks since we’ve played there.

So to summarise,

Album currently being worked on, with a release later in the year.

Next gig is on the 7th

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Xmas Pisco Presents – Fri 17th Dec @ Cafe Euro

Ho ho ho, etc, Christmas time is upon us. The year is almost up, the nights draw in and lo, its another Pisco Presents. Rather obviously, this programme of music and distractions is entitled ‘Grotto Of Delights’.

So we had a lovely time during our Grapes stint, but unfortunately even good things come to an end. Onwards! This Pisco Presents will be coming from Cafe Euro which is next to CCC on John Street, off of Bramall Lane (http://www.cafeeuro.org/contact.htm for map). The venue is licensed, has a similar capacity to upstairs at The Grapes. Distractions will be Christmassy and the cheer will be of the good variety. Come on down. Details as follows:

Pisco Sour Hour

Yes us. Fumbling remedially with instrumentation. Banging out some tunes. Gather round our fireside while we relate chilling tales of strange and everyday weirdness, like mentally unfocused and mulled wine impaired idiot offspring of M.R. James.

http://www.myspace.com/piscosourhour

The Yellow Bellys

Yes, language pedants, I know. Get over it. London’s Yellow Bellys are a banjo, trombone and accordian based troupe who produce a kind of languid, soulful, sexy folky polka stew. Guaranteed to warm the cockles of even the coldest, darkest hearts on a winter’s night.

Listen here:

http://www.myspace.com/yellowbellystastic

Carl Woodford

One man and a guitar. Warm, intricate and lush pastoral folk in the finest British tradition, calling to mind the likes of Bert Jansch, Roy Harper, John Martyn, while at the same time retaining a very original approach and outlook. Playing tunes that will make the meanest misers turn to wide eyed full on philanthropy, boshing out turkeys to all and sundry.

Stunning, stuff, check him here:

http://www.myspace.com/carlwoodford

Friday 17th December (last Friday before Xmas), Cafe Euro. £3.50 on the door. See you there. x

Pisco Presents Fri 22nd Oct – Lineup Tweak

Hi All

Unfortunately, and due to circumstances beyond their control, inFictions have had to pull out of Friday’s gig. However, we have a very excellent replacement:

The Letter

The Letter have manfully stepped into the breach to complete this triumvirate of musical loveliness. You may well be aware of their own particular brand of expansive, noisy and very melodic music, but if you are not, then let me tell you that they play their own particular brand of expansive, noisy and very melodic music. Hope that’s cleared it up. They’re ace and we’re glad to have them on board.

http://www.myspace.com/theletterband

See you Friday

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Pisco Presents…Grimm Tales, Friday 22nd Oct, The Grapes

Hello to all of you. The calendar advances forward remorselessly and we discover that, lo, another two months have passed. This means it’s time for another Pisco Presents. This time the programme is entitled ‘Grimm Tales’, the theme and distractions loosely based around the stories from Jacob and Wilhem Grimm’s Household Tales. We will, unsurprisingly, be glossing over the virulently anti-Semitic bits. Three super fantastic bands as follows:

The Jesus Loves Heroin Band

Loveable surf tinged garage misfits. Organ drenched, raucous and fuzzy. Like Gram Parsons fighting The Seeds with knives while Ennio Morricone attempts to split them up yelling ‘It’s not worth it lads!’ (or the Italian equivalent). Extremely recommended.

www.myspace.com/thejesuslovesheroinband

inFictions

Familiar to many of you, inFictions are now emerging from a short period of hibernation with a renewed and fervent mission to bring you epic tunes, ghostly etherealisms and monstrous cacophonies. Their’s is a sound which is extremely large, dramatic and complex.

http://www.myspace.com/infictions

(unfortunately inFictions had to pull out)

The Letter

The Letter have manfully stepped into the breach to complete this triumvirate of musical loveliness. You may well be aware of their own particular brand of expansive, noisy and very melodic music, but if you are not, then let me tell you that they play their own particular brand of expansive, noisy and very melodic music. Hope that’s cleared it up. They’re ace and we’re glad to have them on board.

http://www.myspace.com/theletterband

The Three Musky Beards

Debut show from this mysterious duo, moonlighting from their usual roles in other musical endeavours. I am told, and I quote “It’s acoustic blatherings, finger picking finesses – badder than your grandma! xx”. Intriguing.

The Grapes (enjoy it while it lasts). Friday 22nd October. £3.50 on the door. Be there, or we’ll tempt you into an over-sized oven and you’ll get proper baked up!

Pisco Presents…A Date With Fate, Fri 27th August

Hello. Another couple of months have passed. We must therefore reconcile ourselves to the fact that the time is nigh for another Pisco Presents. Gird your loins. Entertainments. Distractions. Cardboard. Flashing lights. Most of all, music. Last time there was a Sugar Rush, and the combined forces of Repomen, Dr Robeatnik and Cats:For:Peru absolutely smashed it. The programme of events this time is entitled ‘A Date With Fate’ and will feature some superb bands, and distractions based on the twin themes of superstition and fate.

Suspending their belief in the rational will be…

Pisco Sour Hour

Back from paternity leave, Andy and Pete Pisco return to complete the quadrumvirate that is Pisco Sour Hour. Expect misdirection, table rapping and much convulsing. Will be breaking mirrors while standing under ladders.

http://www.myspace.com/piscosourhour

The Unfortunate Incident

Sheffield’s own rock/country/punk/folk Frankenstein’s monster join the fray to show just why they are gaining a reputation for being a hot live act with a penchant for banging out intelligent, hooky tunes. Intend on opening umbrellas indoors with no fear of the dreadful consequences.

http://www.myspace.com/theunfortunateincident

Electric Tape Recorder

‘The Legend’ Everett True put it better than I can when he ventured forth the opinion that “they are genius: humorous, full of broken metaphors and salvaged instruments, mangled hearts and dead pixels. The blues, as practiced by the children of Bukowski, Captain Beefheart and Jeffrey Lewis. Whoa! We don’t wan’t to imagine that parentage again!”. Walking on all the cracks with no thought of the repercussions.

http://www.myspace.com/theelectrictaperecorder

The Grapes, Friday 27th August. £3.50 on the door.