And lo! The Miss Pain arsenal rolled into action.

Yes, we are pleased to report that the Miss Pain three will be appearing on stage in public causing a scene at no less than 3 happenings.

1. is TOP SECRET and INVITE ONLY, and will involve frightening some poor unsuspecting wedding guests. Again.

2. is FREE ENTRY as follows:
Friday 7th October
Miss Pain + Coin-Op + Shrag
Audio, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton
Doors: 19.30

The Brighton Live organisers have asked Miss Pain to curate a show as part of the week long live music crawl.
Miss Pain : 2 girl/1 boy electro-shock pop
Coin-Op : Synthesized prog-punk mayhem
Shrag : Spiky, shouty art-school kraut-pop

3. is also FREE ENTRY and will feature them Pains duelling on the wheels o’ steel, Oh Yes!
L’Amour Electronique
Miss Pain DJ’s play Synth Pop, French Pop, Electro Pop
The Penthouse, upstairs at The Freebutt, Brighton
8pm – 11pm
entry: freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

from naughty Serge to Soft Cell, via Stereo Total and Cobra Killer. Neil Tennant-PetShopBoy turned up last time to find us rolling drunk, and he apparently approved of what he saw and heard...

Other exciting news:
1. It seems we neglected to arrange a fanfare to let you all know about the dashing video for ‘Caught My Eye’, directed by the terribly talented Rupert Noble. You can watch it at his site [also available at VidZone, between Mis-Teeq and Missy Elliott].

2. Miss Pain have been busy working behind the scenes at Miss Pain HQ, where they have just recorded their kick-ass brand new song ‘Sell it 2 the Kids’. This was immediately sent by carriage pigeon to a member of Chicks on Speed in Barcelona, and will hopefully be the Pains’ contribution to the forthcoming CoS compilation ‘Girl-Monster’. The pigeon has not yet returned.

3. Dom Pain has begun the arduous task of overhauling the Miss Pain website, so it will look ravishing, sparkly and new. It is planned to feature a whole avalanche of hitherto untapped material from the Miss Pain archive. Prepare to be astounded.

4. Sarah Pain recently took her pet rat to the vets to get her fixed. Sarah’s rat is called Ann, and is named after she of Add N to (X) who has chosen F*Machines to appear on her new compilation ‘The Electronic Bible 2’ (to be released shortly). Sarah has another rat called Ivy (as in Poison Ivy). Ivy has red eyes, but is not sickly and shaved like poor Ann.

5. Verity Pain has given up full-time employment to study Cold War design in order to become Dr Pain. She will be hanging out at the V&A museum in London talking about Sputniks and Eastern bloc chic.

6. Dom Pain is still reluctantly in almost-full-time employment. The struggle continues to free the Miss Pain one.

7. Sarah Pain continues to DJ across Brighton, rumour is she has been cloned in order to appear in more than one place at once. Unfortunately this has lead to her spending all the money she earns on duplicating her record collection.

8. The original Sarah Pain will appear at the Sidewinder pub, Upper St. James Street, Kemptown tonite (30.09.05), and will be playing her ALL-TIME TOP 100 records. Come and watch her get misty-eyed over David Byrne and Bryan Ferry, and prepare to be shocked.

For more regular and frivolous flashes of news/nonsense, please come back regularly:

that is all for now
keep it pain-ful
love Miss Pain


Poor Little Ann...

My little ratty Ann is in hospital today. I named her after Ann Shenton from add n to (x). She's gotta have an operation, but i think she is going to be ok. When i walked home from the vets i saw millions of tiny baby snails and that cheered me up.

love Sarah xx


.........STOP PRESS.........

Unfortunately L'Amour Electronique will not be happening on Sep 17th, as the venue has managed to double-book the date (despite the fact that we've had it booked for, oh, about a year!).

So if anyone wants us to come and play French pop and electro at their house, drop us a line at naughtyserge@misspain.co.uk

the Brixton Windmill gig is still happening.
Club Hemisphere presents
Gary Le Strange + Miss Pain + Napoleon III
The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ [map]
Doors: 8pm (Miss Pain onstage 9.15pm)
Entry: £3 [buy tickets]

Them Pains



Hey-ho Pain-fans!
Yr one and only 2 girl/1 boy electro-shock pop-ists are priming their machines for another marvel of glamour, sleaze and synthetic noise.

Club Hemisphere presents
Gary Le Strange + Miss Pain + Napoleon III
The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ [map]
Doors: 8pm (Miss Pain onstage 9.15pm)
Entry: £3 [buy tickets]

Come witness an explosion of filthy synthcore, frantic rhythm, and air-strike visual stimuli. Get in shape with Miss Pain’s ‘Werkout’, then jerk and holler to their new dance craze - ‘The Clap’, and a handful of other short, sharp shocks.

This is the Pain’s first London show since what seems like forever, so no excuses, please. You ain’t gonna turn into a pumpkin if you’re south of the river on a school night (at least that’s what we’ve been told).

Gary Le Strange, self proclaimed 'neo-regency face warrior' and 'bionic lord of pop', headlines. Song titles like 'Is My Toaster Sentient?’ and ‘Sex Dummy’, a voice like Bowie and countless costume changes to take you back to the futurism that was 1981. Support comes from Napoleon III – Lo-fi space folk made with car boot sale junk, and a home wired guitar.

This is followed closely by:

***postponed due to double-booking***
L'Amour Electronique
Miss Pain DJ's play Synth Pop, French Pop, Electro Pop
The Penthouse, upstairs at The Freebutt, Brighton
doors: 8pm
entry: freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Neil Tennant turned up at the last one, and we were all so drunk we don’t remember packing up. So it must have been good.

Expect the usual heady cocktail of synth pop, French pop and electro pop for robots, bar-flies and francophiles. Serge Gainsbourg to Giorgio Moroder, France Gall to Fad Gadget, Jacques Dutronc to John Foxx, Francoise Hardy to The Human League, via Stereo Total, Miss Kittin, Cobra Killer, Ye-Ye, Nouveau Rock’n’Roll Francais, etcetera.

Plus! The usual excess of decorations and embellishments to come crashing down around us. AND cheap and dirty beer.

A bientôt bread-fans,
them Pains