Pere Ubu US Tour Kicks Off This Week!

James NichollsPere Ubu

The almighty Pere Ubu kick off their US Co-Ed Jail tour this week, beginning in Toronto, Canada and travelling through 15 states before winding up in their hometown of Cleveland! Full list of dates and venues below. Watch the live preview video below Tour Dates 16 Jun: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada 17 Jun: Marble Bar, Detroit, MI 18 Jun: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL 19 Jun: Zanzabar, Louisville, KY 20 Jun: … Read More

David Thomas Donates Items To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Museum

James NichollsPere Ubu

Earlier today, David Thomas was at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, donating the Torfus sweatshirt that was recently unearthed in preparation for the Coed Jail! tour, which begins next week. After the tour, he will also be donating the lawnmower roller bar that was used on stage at their first ever gig at the Pirates Cove, Cleveland in 1976, and that is now being used once again, by David, … Read More

Pere Ubu release “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” 7″ Single for Record Store Day 2016

James NichollsPere Ubu

Our final Record Store Day announcement comes in the form of a Pere Ubu 7″ single of ’30 Seconds Over Tokyo’ – an essential for any Pere Ubu fan! Arriving in 1975 on own label Hearthan, Pere Ubu’s debut seminal single was initially written during the short-lived early days of Rocket From The Tombs. When the group disbanded David Thomas was eager to release ‘Final Solution’ and ’30 Seconds Over Tokyo’. … Read More

Tape Hiss Jail ft. Members of Pere Ubu, Rats on Rafts, Happyness & Prescott

James NichollsPere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

Members of Pere Ubu, Rats on Rafts, Happyness and Prescott played a mind-blowing improvised set last night at MOTH Club, Hackney last night as part of Label Mates festival. The night was kicked off by an opening support slot from 90’s- sounding slacker-rock trio Happyness, followed by Dutch post-punk madness from the ever-energised Rats on Rafts. Prescott played a zany instrumental set full of electronic experimentation before being joined on … Read More

Fire Records at Label Mates – ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ This Weekend!

James NichollsPere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

As part of the Label Mates Festival taking place at venues across East London this week, Fire will be hosting ‘Tape Hiss Jail’. Members of the legendary Cleveland band that is Pere Ubu join together with Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts, Prescott and London based Happyness for an improvised performance. Prepare for experimental carnage, to be surrounded by walls of thrashing, psychedelic, post-punk noise from this completely one-off experience. Support sets also … Read More

Pere Ubu Reveal New Video ‘You’re Going To Be Huge Stars’ + Manchester Date Added 22nd March With John Robb Q & A

James NichollsPere Ubu

‘You’re Going To Be Huge Stars’ is the second film in a short series of ‘Fire Tapes’ released exclusively in the lead up to the release of new box set ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ (out 18th March) that also coincides with the ‘Coed Jail!’ European live dates in Spring. Pere Ubu ‘Coed Jail!’ Live Dates 22 Mar: Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK 23 Mar: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK 24 Mar: … Read More

Fire Records Present ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ At Labelmates: Pere Ubu + Rats On Rafts Supergroup

James NichollsEvents, Pere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

As part of the Label Mates events taking place at venues across East London this March, Fire are ecstatic to announce ‘Tape Hiss Jail’; a collaboration between members of Rats on Rafts and Pere Ubu. Dutch post-punk band Rats On Rafts, plus members of the legendary Cleveland band that is Pere Ubu join together perform an improvised performance. Prepare for experimental carnage, to be surrounded by walls of thrashing, psychedelic, post-punk noise from this … Read More

David Thomas and two pale boys Sign To Fire Records + Fire Tapes Reveals New David Thomas Video

James NichollsDavid Thomas and Two Pale Boys, Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas’ project two pale boys sign with Fire Records and release the first in a series of short documentary videos. Joining the Fire Records roster, David Thomas and two pale boys will reissue their entire catalogue this year. They are also to record new material for future releases. Watch ‘I Am The Conscience Of The Music Industry’ below. Stream David Thomas and two pale boys ‘Planet … Read More

Pere Ubu Announce New Box Set: ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’

James NichollsPere Ubu

Following the release of last year’s ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’, cult Cleveland band Pere Ubu kick off the new year with the announcement of a new box set entitled ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’, covering material from albums ‘New Picnic Time’, ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’, ‘The Art Of Walking’ plus a bonus of extras ‘Architectural Salvage’. The new box is available for pre-order here and will be released on … Read More