That Nightmare before Christmas

So thank you all those dear dear people who came to Tinseltown on Friday nite and shook their complimentary sleigh-bells. Thank you to The Schla La Las for glamour beyond the call of duty with their Marilyn dresses, and especially for “I’m going back to Germany to stuff my face”. Thank you Feline1 for sound-tracking the evening with a sprinkling of audio delights and curiosities (for full setlist see comments to previous post). Thank you to the glamorous Miss Sell on projections and driving duties. Thank you Mister Bobby Laws for lending us yr drum-kit, which took us about an hour to dismantle (in our world, all drum-kits come in little boxes, with LED lights!). Thank you Miss Christina for welcoming our guests, and taking their hard-earned spends in exchange for entertainment and merchandise. Thank you the Freebutt staff for not locking us in as we tried desperately to dismantle that drum-kit. Thank you anyone who helped tidy up by taking home a piece of the over-the-top lo-fi decor we plastered across every surface of the venue. And finally, thank you everyone for bearing with us through the, er, technical difficulties. We’d like to think you now know a little too much about Sarah Pain than you ought to, following her stream of consciousness/ad-libing, during those painful moments that had Dom Pain desperately scrabbling around un-plugging and plugging in to get things working again.

We made it through in the end, and came out with sleigh-bells ringing in our ears and an abiding memory from every time we looked up and were met with a sea of gob-smacked faces. It looked a little like this:

but obviously on a slightly different scale.

And so to bed...
love from the Miss Pain three

ps For Christmas Dom Pain would like: a new guitar amp, new leads and pedals, so that he may never have those problems again.
pps He’d also like an Eowave Persephone in red snake-skin vinyl finish. mmmmmmmm.



Greetings Pain-sters and Pain-ettes.

We bring you good tidings and exciting news for your final appointment
with Pain for 2005.

This Friday sees our intrepid synth-abusers making a welcome return to
home-turf, for one of their full-on, no-holds-barred,
live-art-action-cabaret-experiences (and that's one hell of a lot of

As I type, Miss Pain HQ is a-buzz with preparations to make this one,
their first since June, a veritable extravaganza of joyous pop noise,
good old-fashioned glamour, and glittering visual hysteria.

They promise to bring a touch of Hollywood sparkle to the
spit-and-sawdust surrounds of the Freebutt.

FRI 09 DEC 2005
Miss Pain presents Welcome to Tinseltown
a Live Revue featuring performances from
Miss Pain + The Schla La Las
The Freebutt, Phoenix Place, Brighton
doors: 8pm
entry: £4/£3 mit flyer

The Miss Pain three will be all made-up, intense and smoldering, as
they take the stage and let loose their b-movie sounds. With an air of
doomed romance, they'll thrash out those winter blues the only way
they know how: pure screen-dream decadence, 50's beat innocence, and
eerie electronic melodies.

But that's not all… Miss Pain have invited the delectably dangerous
Schla La Las down from London. These sassy starlets will give you a
dose of their sweet-but-deadly girl-group medicine, laced with surf
guitar, and a nod to Thee Headcoatees'-sense of post-punk F.U.N.

Plus! Intermission entertainments and frivolity comes courtesy of
recently appointed Pain live-controller Feline1, with his miniature
mp3 jukebox, as well as a few picks from the Pain's own hit parade.

All that's left to say is: DON'T MISS THIS: we probably won't be
playing Brighton again 'til next March. But don't fear, we'll be in
touch very soon with news of our dashing new website and a few
Pain-style Xmas present ideas.

Keep it Pain-ful
Sarah, Verity & Dom Pain