Press-Stud Vendetta [revisited] - new recording to break the silence...

greetings Pain-fans, it's been a while (a year this Sunday, in fact).

I have come to break the silence with this news:

Go to our myspace and look at the myspace music player. There is a NEW song on there, well a NEW recording of an existing song, a NEW mix by our NEW producer.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you a hefty slab of brutalist, wall-of-synths pop:

(mixed by Woodie Taylor at Milou Studios)

enjoy it, and we will be back soon.
Dom Pain x


a quick Hand Shandy and some Organ action

Those naughty types at Hand Shandy zine have given us some rabid and unwholesome praise in the Spring issue of their dirty little pamphlet. Here's what they said about that single what we released last year...
[click the pic to make it BIG >]

Also, we're pleased to announce an end to the Miss Pain airwave drought*: Kiss Cuddle Torture was played on the Organ show on Resonance 104.4FM back in May. Looking at the playlist we were in the illustrious company of Genesis and Todd Rundgren, as well as The Low Anthem, and the endearingly named Gay Beast.

they said this:
"They’re a rather pointy electro garage punk band from Brighton, two girls, one boy, and all kinds of synthy fetishy things - fair games written on backs and lo-fi Flying Lizards and bedroom Devo and home-made Roxy and scratchy pop, a kiss in the face, torture is good..."

It's worth mentioning that there are still a few copies of Shelf-Location ROM/Kiss Cuddle Torture seven-inch in the Brighton record shops (Rounder, Resident, Borderline), in case you hadn't got one yet. Or you can buy it direct from us via our palatial online boutique, which also has links to buy mp3 versions and remixes.

*there may not have been a drought, I just stopped looking in a bid to improve my general well-being.

keep it pain-ful


better late than never

Blimey, looks like The Source finally found the single we sent them for review (released November 2008). They say nice things too!

We always knew that Miss Pain had it in them but Shelf-Location ROM’s pop is more polished than the band’s past. The arch-cleverness has taken a backseat to great melodies, a sing along chorus and tight riffing. Anyone looking for electronic craziness are well served by the 8-bit computer style bleepery of MC Fashion’s Kiss Cuddle Torture, the original of which is also chaotic fun. (JK)


Trommelmann: The Resurrection

Back in the "early days" we took perverse pleasure in opening our sets with what, in hindsight, could only be regarded as an obtuse, bloody-minded, but totally artistic statement of intent. It went by the name of Trommelmann. It was 4 minutes 36 seconds of martial drums and Psycho strings, with a flash-gun popping in the audience's eyes, all underpinned by the dog-bothering whine of a detuned radio.

At least that's what the audience heard.

There was a foreboding deep-bass melody picked out by Sarah on the Jen SX1000, but unfortunately every sound engineer who ever had the (mis)fortune to encounter Herr Trommelmann failed to bring this vital melody to the forefront. The result: the unsuspecting punters had their ears bashed by a relentless 4 and a half-minutes of belligerent clattering drums and not much else. There would be a smattering of polite applause at the end, and a thinned-out crowd as the dry ice lifted.

It took us quite some time to realise that this wasn't the best way to win a crowd - we heroically debuted it at our second gig at the Lounge Bar, Worthing on 03 May 2002, and its last recorded airing was at The Freebutt, Brighton on 23 October 2003. And the Trommelmann only lived on when we took to naming our rhythm section, of drums&bass in a metal box, after it.

Until now... There has been talk of late in the Miss Pain camp of resurrecting Trommelmann and knocking it into shape. So I powered up the old 8-track and took Herr Trommelmann to task. It emerged re-arranged, still brutal, and a little rough around the edges.

We will hopefully be putting Trommelmann on tape in our next recording sessions, but for now, here's a relic from those "early days":



Look Mum! We're in Plan B!

The keen-eyed Plan B readers among you will have noticed, in the current issue (Feb 09), a (short) live review of a gig we did with The Chap last June!

Better late than never we say.
Apologies for the bad scan.
Thanks to kicking_k for his kind words...


Lux Interior R.I.P.

He's gone to join The King in the goth-a-billy graveyard in the sky...