Apologies, I Have None
London / Black (ltd to 400) / Household Names Records
AIHN, Calvinball, ONSIND Split / Black with screen printed B Side (ltd to 100) / Specialist Subject Records
Sat In Vicky Park / Black (ltd to ???) / Self Released
I’ll be honest, it took me a while to get into Apologies, I Have None. I’d seen them a couple of times whilst they were still a two piece and they never really did it for me so, for all intents and purposes, they dropped off my radar… until I saw them as a full band with Crazy Arm. Damn that was good! This was just before the release of London, and the beginning of the year that Apologies seemed to support everyone. And guess what - I was cool with that. Eventually London came out and to this day I regret sleeping on the pre-order edition which came with a nice hand drawn/painted map and different colour way, if I remember correctly.
This copy of London was picked up at the Bristol date of the Touche Amore / PBTT / AIHN tour. I fell ill with a flu like virus the next day, dosed up, put the Angels and Airwaves film LOVE on my laptop and experienced the strangest coach journey back to London of my life. Seriously, a strange film, illness induced detachment from everything, the effects of too much mixed medication and all those lights zipping past your window at night… beautiful, but bloody unnerving.
I think I picked up the Calvinball split (seriously, check out their cover of ONSIND’s ‘Heterosexuality Is A Construct’, it’s fantastic) and the Vicky Park 7” off of Eddy. The 7” comes with a couple of ‘build your own animals’ origami sheets which are really cute and match the artwork.
AIHN, what a band.
Oh, and fellas, if you see this, holla - might have missed the boat on PFC#7 but that interview is always welcome in #8.
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