Topic: Fear of DIY

Hello! Sorry for my first post to effectively be spam, but I am starting up a project called Fear of DIY, where me and some others plan to film and record bands playing some songs in a sort of Old Grey Whistle Test set up. The idea being that it would be a way of them being able to show off what they are like as well as be a fun and rewarding project. If you are interested you can follow us at fearofdiy.co.uk (which redirects to Tumblr) or look it up on facebook and follow there.

There isn't anything up there yet, but we will hopefully be getting something ready in the next few weeks, with Action and Action, who got a glowing review on Collective Zine and Pump Shark, who you may or may not know, but if you haven't then good as that is kind of the point in the project.

Anyway, hope you think it is a good idea, and sorry again about the spam.

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Very good idea!

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Where abouts are you based?

DIY minded recording in Leeds: www.suburbanhome.co.uk

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Sounds like a great idea!

Screenwipe (in Manchester) do a similar thing.

http://www.manchesterscenewipe.co.uk

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mattj wrote:

Where abouts are you based?

I'm down near London, High Wycombe to be precise.

Gloom wrote:

Sounds like a great idea!

Screenwipe (in Manchester) do a similar thing.

http://www.manchesterscenewipe.co.uk

This looks cool too. Similar, but a bit more acoustic orientated. That said we have a few acoustic house shows where I live and I want to record them too.

Hopefully what sounds like a good idea will look (and sound) like a good idea too once we have had our first real shoot.

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SamFoDIY wrote:
mattj wrote:

Where abouts are you based?

I'm down near London, High Wycombe to be precise.

Gloom wrote:

Sounds like a great idea!

Screenwipe (in Manchester) do a similar thing.

http://www.manchesterscenewipe.co.uk

This looks cool too. Similar, but a bit more acoustic orientated. That said we have a few acoustic house shows where I live and I want to record them too.

Hopefully what sounds like a good idea will look (and sound) like a good idea too once we have had our first real shoot.

Yeah, two of my friends bands did screenwipe, one in the basement of my old house, the other in my friends flat.

Definately bump this up when you get round to doing it!

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DO ABOLITION AN I'LL WATCH IT

a thug changes and love changes and best friends become strangers word up

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This sounds really awesome, good luck!

Nous ne voulons pas d'un monde ou la certitude je suis un pomme de terre de ne pas mourir de faim s'echange contre le risque de mourir d'ennui
T-I-M

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Everyone secretly wants to be on Jools Holland so this will be good.

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I do a similar thing as well but it's done at a studio in Derby.
Any bands popping through or fancy making a trip to the Midlands are always welcome!

"I'm up to my knees in the original cast of mash..."
http://writinginbasic.co.uk - indie blog/podcast

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Cool!
Here's Mammoth Grinder playing some Uni Of Texas audio visual club thing, looks fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhgd9Kgg … re=related
this is partly an excuse to post this vid.

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damn fine

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Gloom wrote:

Yeah, two of my friends bands did screenwipe, one in the basement of my old house, the other in my friends flat.

Definately bump this up when you get round to doing it!

Am I not your friend anymore sam?

Nevermind whats been selling...ROIDH

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Andy GI wrote:
Gloom wrote:

Yeah, two of my friends bands did screenwipe, one in the basement of my old house, the other in my friends flat.

Definately bump this up when you get round to doing it!

Am I not your friend anymore sam?

255s did screenwipe?

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Yep. Admittedly, its not live yet. Did it in Traveling man.

Nevermind whats been selling...ROIDH

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Sounds good hope you get it going smile

my band - GEIST

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A quick update, we will hopefully be recording a gig at Scar Studios on April 9th with Silent Front headlining. Come on down if you can, should be a good one.

Also just spent a weekend recording a friends band and we filmed a take with some little Lumix cameras, so while it's not the actual take. As long as they are happy with it I'll post it up at some point.

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This is a recording of the first gig we covered. Unfortunately both cameras were out of battery by the time this song was played but I still recorded the audio so thought I may as well post it to show we are actually up to things!

http://soundcloud.com/fear-of-diy/silen … across-the

Video should be ready in a week or so. Enjoy!

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Also just uploaded another track.

http://soundcloud.com/fear-of-diy/silen … -song-live

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If you want to come do some of this in a recording studio in Nottingham, PM me.

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That would be quite cool. I'll certainly keep it in mind. At the minute I think we are just going to be mainly doing it at a venue where we know the promoter but if this thing is slightly successful to the point we start spreading to where we record it, I'll let you know. Thanks!

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Just to let you know, the first videos are up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRK3XCEjJYU

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Hello! Despite a fairly unproductive start we've been busy filming and recording and have a fair few videos up on our vimeo. Some you'll like, some you wont. You can see them over at https://vimeo.com/user7392113

Thanks for watching, if you do.