ANARCHISTWOOD
 
 
 
 
 

WHEN'S THE NEXT GIG?

NOVEMBER 8TH CHELMSFORD

anarchistwood play The Asylum in Chelmsford once again with Criminal Brainstorm, Hooligan Collective and DJ Skullfuck. hold on to your strait jackets...

Chelmsford is an easy ride up the line from Liverpool Street for all you cockerneys and you can even get home the same night ... unless you want to stay out in the wilds of Essex for the night - it's very friendly...

mitchell denney

photo opposite from Mitchell Denny Photography

World Zombie Day After Life Party at The 100 Club

11th October 2014

22nd november 2014 - anarchistwood's nine years of adversity party

anarchistwood 9 years adversity party

No - that is actually true... nine years have passed since the first anarchistwood tunes spilled forth from candi'sflipped honeyed loins.... and to celebrate we have the likes of The Flesh Happening with possibly their LAST ever GIG, a rare and hugely exciting AVJ set from KodeK, KG Lumphead of the tricksy Sugarlump Soundsystem on the decks, Sadogasm from DeathSex BloodBath to compere for the evening, wemakeyousoundbad on the sound plus screening of the works of Tim Okenden .... lots of punkvertery eyecandi and YOU!

anarchistwood will be joined by some very special guests on the non-stage of The Others from 7pm on the 22nd November - prices - £6 / £4 students / £3 unwaged - keep updated on antisocial media...

autumnal transmission 2014ce from flipped on Vimeo.

December 27th 2014 not too many details out yet but be prepared - anarchistwood will be joining the South London Massive for a huge charity party arranged by that devilish dj Kenny Mulligan... watch this space!
maciej wasilewski

WHO ARE ANARCHISTWOOD?

Candiflip Blackwood - guitar, bass, vox & noise
Sista Kist - vox, grinding, pegs
S.K.E.T. Now! - VJ Tech and Surgical Support
CJ - bass and vox
Doctor M - drumps
Handsum Pete - tambourine, vox and monkey pouch

anarchistwood photo by MACIEJ WASILEWSKI at The 12 Bar February 2014
chris sepulcre anarchistwood
anarchistwood photo by Chris Sepulchre at The 12 Bar August 2014

by David McKnight

photo by David McKnight - more pictures on his website - at The Tin 2014

Doctor M
Doctor M on Drumps - photo by Chris Sepulchre at The 12 Bar August 2014
anarchistwood are still working on their third studio album. Working title seems to be THE NASTY ALBUM (after a deep discussion with Zali Krishna in between-the-festival-dates Noise gig in East London) Since Erreth died in the post apocalyptic chaos of 2012 they are using the intermediate services of Mada Nomdak for mixing which at this point seems that a flowering of wood in bloom may grace universal ears one day

that clever LIGHTHEART PICTURES guy David Blair has made another video... this time with the help of sorceror's apprentice Joel Rosenberg...

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID

Psycho-delic-anarchist-techno-velvet-stomp - artist Calum F Kerr November 2013
on listening to Situationist Normal... "Among abstract gutar riffs that range from punk rock to psychobilly there is a voice sometimes yelling, sometimes mourning, and sometimes speaking words of political wisdom. If you finally make it to get through the whole playlist you will then realize why bands like anarchistwood are potentionally dangerous for the music industry." TRIBE4MIAN June 2013
"interesting" Gaye Advert - 12 Bar February 2013
"stop taking drugs" - some punk at the 12 Bar February 2013
ANARCHISTWOOD - THINK NINA HAGEN AND THE SLITS WITH A BIT OF RUBELLA BALLET AND SOME WICKED RHYTHMS. 12 Bar Promo January 2013
The best of several pretty good bands at a feminist riot grrl night (although I also liked Skinny Girl Diet, not least their amazing screaming). But Anarchistwood: quite a rocky take on punk 'n' roll. Very energetic vocals from a sort of mutant clown-woman who was one part comedy MC, one part political ranter. Best use of politics at a gig for some time in my book.Anarchistwood - Taylor Johns, Coventry, 13 October - part of Niluccio's 20 Best Gigs of 2012
Anarchistwood's arrest warrant Holding up posters that say "ICC Arrest Warrant" alongside pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is not typical rock band behaviour. Then again, Anarchistwood are not your typical rock band. Stop clowning around! Watch Anarchistwood, listen to Corelli ... Niluccio aka Neil Durkin - video link on his site
Anarchistwood assaulted us with crimson toned gypsy post punk. The highlight of the set being where the band went political and spoke out against the situation in Syria, brandishing pictures of the countries leader with the words “Arrest warrant” underneath. - Lyric Lounge Review of wood supporting hot favourites Wrapped in Plastic in Birmingham July 2012

"anarchistwood, yay! Lovely wee punky gigstuff in the tiny basement that is London's most famous music venue (apparently), the Hope and Anchor. Sometimes I am disappointed by the lack of politics in music, but this band restore my faith, what with the shout-out to the brothers and sisters in Syria, the guitarist proclaiming Assad's cuntiness and the bass player's sticker in support of Bradley Manning and Democracy Now! t-shirt, along with the general awareness of the band's material. So, yay for anarchistwood again, long make they rock!"....Punk's not dead, it just needs a bloody good kick up the arse. And you guys have got yer boots on. - Steve Coola ColaKid at Punk Club 06.04.12

"that tune sounds like what's wrong with the clutch on my car"- Marina 'Pussy Dead Leg' Young, whilst learning a new wood track in November 2011
'The Sisters of the Daughters of the Mothers of Invention' - Rolf Harris look-a-like at Tigers gig June 2011

"you look like, in the nicest kind of way, you don't give a fuck" - observer in Brighton April 2011

"i don't remember it that well. i just remember a lot of nudity and a hospitalisation and finding what I heard of your band very interesting. but i couldn't remember what you were called .... so now i'm listening to your stuff. very wierd and cool. it sort of makes me think what would it be like if amanda palmer took acid and joined a grunge band... ... and the answer is anarchistwood"
Dan Daydream - after seeing the 'wood in Birmingham with Wrapped in Plastic 16.04.11

They create a post-punk sound of their own with a creative song structure, the singer beginning one song with a short rap, and in another falling into something close to opera singing. Imagine if The Slits had existed in our time and founded The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster and teamed up with Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls. Then you'd have something similar to Anarchistwood.
Ellen Melin on Anarchistwood★★★★, www.londonfestivalfringe.com January 2011

Sleaze Rock? White comical dance rock punk? - various associates of Savage Rehab August 2010

you look fucking great - you sound fucking awful!- Kunt and the Gang fan July 2010

Last night was awesome, thanks so much, we grinned like bastards for the whole set. nice touch the drummer humping my leg like a dog at the end. if only every band were so friendly Spoon - The Monkeyball Experiment May 2010

When it comes to raising the roof, Anarchistwood like to turn up the heat a notch and burn the whole goddamned house to the ground. Previous comparisons to The Butthole Surfers and The Jesus Lizard just don’t do this mighty troupe justice. Personally I’m thinking the New York Dolls vs. GG Allin (sans faecal projectiles). Had the stage not being at floor level then we might have faced a mosh pit of disaster zone proportions (yes, really).
Peter Makinde - Hackney Hive 17.04.10

Can punk music be established.... ? Jan Maat NO:ID February 2010

Like the Cramps with Patti Smith - Brady from Legendary DNA Cowboys / London SS IOTG 31.01.09

Swampy Melvins - Sean Organ January 2009

Butthole Surfers with Patti Smith and Crass - Organ Magazine 10.09.08

So good I was afraid to listen to the end - an ex-member February 2008

anarchistwood album release

Situationist Normal - a collection of lies, hearsay and truths of an inconvenient nature

EXGR8LP5

15th September 2011

anarchistwood have pressed their second album. A long and treacherous process with many deep bogs being fallen in and mountains scaled, this troupe of noise addicted freaks have finally completed the majority of their recordings under the careful hand of Stuart Crossland at ArtSpace Studios Brixton.
Guest artists include Larry Love of Alabama 3, Dusty Limits, Johnny Fistfuck Deluxe, Plinth's Emmet O' Riabhaigh and Tomas Antona vocalist of Alice Donut. Mixed by Erreth Sondabeng, mastered by Kramer and cut by Max Quirk at Only Vinyl in Cricklewood. To order your vinyl copy, go to our shop.

calum f kerr anarchistwood

photo by Mitchell Denney at The Tin, Coventry August 2014
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photo by Daisy Blecker - Otherfotos.com at The Tin, Coventry August 2014 - there's a whole lot more amazing stuff to be found on the site

 
Vinyl Releases

ex gratia vinyl

situationist normal
Situationist Normal: a collection of lies. hearsay and truths of an inconvenient nature
 
Specialisation is for Insects
number 36
No36/Door
image 1
Blessed Are the Cracked for They Let in the Light
 
exgr8