NEWS – Spitting Pips vs Anton Newcombe

By |July 14th, 2015|0 Comments


Rhyl based psychedelic indie band Spitting Pips are in the midst of a very public spat with The Brian Jonestown Massacre main-man, Anton Newcombe.
Anton and Tess Parks are on tour to promote the release of a collaborative album I Declare Nothing. It’s out on Newcombe’s own A Recordings label.

They played The Ruby Lounge in Manchester last night, and according Anton’s twitter account, two of The Spitting Pips tried to make off with his guitar and jacket, leading to a fracas and subsequent online threats.

The band themselves issued their version of events on their Facebook account, stating it was all a misunderstanding and apologised for the incident, but this has since been deleted, but Anton re-posted it anyway.

ARCHIVE REVIEW – Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ed Harcourt – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

By |June 11th, 2005|0 Comments

(reviewed by Scott Causer)

Tonight we find ourselves in the civilised surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the 1st day of Patti Smith’s Meltdown Festival featuring a very rare UK appearance from US psychedelic protagonists The Brian Jonestown Massacre, who will henceforth be known as BJM due to my extreme laziness, unwillingness and inability to keep repeatedly writing their name.  The concert itself is a seated affair and we’re very close to the stage.  Such are the surroundings, it’s almost like waiting for classical musicians to appear.