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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

termbo review

James Arthur "My Gawd!" 7"All I can really say is it's about fucking time James Arthur got back to business. He's playing everything here on some Texas-DIY headcase shit, great washes of organ/feedback, vocals reverbed to hell and back, twisted root cellar one-man-recording. That's just the first track. "Chingow" is Morricone-y soundtracking. "Job" is Jonah Hex singing a bucket of country-blues. Doomy. "Loan Not Alone" is the theme for a never made spaghetti spy film. Wow. Haunted George who? Scum stats: usual 300 Boozy press.(RK)(Goodbye Boozy //

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


driving down the coast towards sydney, rather leisurely. still no real internets, pics when i can.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


we made it in but haven't had any internets. have eaten roo and vegemite, watched wake in fright and drank many beers. weather is perfect, around 75/80 degrees.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

melbourne shows

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

here's the album cover

Friday, August 7, 2009

WHO IS JAMES ARTHUR? WHAT IS A MANHUNT? James Arthur is a Texan hick who spent a lotta time as the driving force behind some of the best '90s underground garage/punk/psych bands -- Fireworks, Necessary Evils, Feast of Snakes and the Golden Boys, among others -- recording for all the hippest labels of the day like Crypt, In The Red, Sympathy, even appearing on fine Aussie imprints Au-go-go and Dropkick. He's been dormant for a while, distilling a toxic brew of psychedelic noise in the basement of his ranch in the Hill Country outside of Austin. He's just got together a new band, JAMES ARTHUR'S MANHUNT, and has recorded an LP for Australian taste-makers Aarght! Records. We are proud to bring you the first such JA foray in some time. We brought you Eddy Current Suppression Ring, the Ooga Boogas, UV Race and Super Wild Horses so you know damn well you should listen to it. Manhunt will be touring Australia in August & September of this year in support of the LP, playing at both Flip Out Festivals in Melbourne and Sydney, with a handful of side shows. We don't know what a manhunt is. James is kinda gay. Which is cool and all, and ballsy for a Texan. ============================================= JAMES ARTHUR'S MANHUNT AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2009 FRI 21 AUG - Clarence Corner Hotel, Brisbane w/ Slug Guts, The Dunhill Blues (Syd) SAT 22 AUG - secret rooftop party in Brisbane - PM for details! FRI 28 AUG - secret warehouse gig - PM for details! SAT 29 AUG - Flip Out Festival, Manning Bar, Sydney University w/ Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Pink Reason (USA), Goodnight Loving (USA), etc SUN 30 AUG - Excelsior Hotel, Sydney w/ secret supports TBC!! THU 3 SEP - Cobra Bar (Tote upstairs), Melbourne w/ The Stabs, Chinese Burns FRI 4 SEP - Pony Bar (late 2am slot), Melbourne SAT 5 SEP - Flip Out Festival, Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Pink Reason (USA), Goodnight Loving (USA), Ooga Boogas, etc ================================================ JAMES ARTHUR'S MANHUNT - self-titled LP (AARGHT016) due for release October 2009 (probably the day they get home) ================================================ Also coming in late 2009: UV RACE - self-titled LP/CD (AARGHT014) Six Melbourne weirdos with debut full-length avant-tard masterpiece

Sunday, August 2, 2009

here's the perpetrator 7"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

man, final announcements made and it's coming up fast

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Gawd

NEW 7" ON GOODBYE BOOZY RECORDS ! OUT NOW !! GB - 48 - JAMES ARTHUR - My Gawd ! - 7"ep-James plays in The Golden Boys, A Feast of Snakes, The Signals, FIREWORKS, AAAAAAAA The New Memphis Legs!! C.C.Riders, The Necessary Evils!!!!!!!!! and many others.These are his new 4 songs PSICHEDELICA - GARAGE - PUNK-Sounds AWESOME !!!!!!!!soon new LP out on AARGHT! Records and 7" PERPETRATOR recordslimited 300 pressmore info Listen and more info email address or

Friday, June 12, 2009

josey and the pussycats? or the fabulous stains?

Morbid curiosity has driven us to plan an evening seeing the Veronica's on Sunday at the hi tone in Memphis TN USA. Sisters? It's free except it will cost us time. At least we know the bartender...wonder if we'll get carded.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Hey look at me! I'm Bloggin.

some up coming shows

Thurs June 11th Wheels On Fire The Chinamen The Dranks 9pm doors $7 Hi-Tone

day show between the gories/obilivions shows

Saturday June 20th Day show at Murphy's 2:00 Twinkle Van Winkle 3:00 Magic Kids 4:00 Lover! 5:00 Perfect Fits 6:00 Cococoma The grill will be cookin' up hotdogs & hamburgers, and the bar will be serving whiskey drinks.

and FRI JULY 3 @ Nocturnal - Austin in Memphis Spider Bags The Golden Boys CFA (Jeff Bouck and Jack Martin's band) The Gospel Truth Aaron Blount (members of Knife In The Water & The Pink Monkey Birds) Show starts at 10pm...ends whenever. $5 Nocturnal Also...working on a cheap beer deal or something. Ross Johnson will MC...somewhat. Bruce Saltmarsh will DJ too...

Flipout Fest

Run by Stained Circles and Aarght! Records, day-long festival Flip Out will make its Sydney bow at the Manning Bar on August 29. It will be followed by a Melbourne leg at the Corner Hotel – the site of the first Flip Out – on September 5.
Organisers have also announced the first round of acts with Brisbane’s Slug Guts, as well Pink Reason and James Arthur’s Manhunt from the US performing in both states. Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The UV Race and Royal Headache will augment the Sydney line-up, while Melbourne gets the Ooga Boogas, Naked on the Vague and The Disbelievers. More acts to be confirmed.
Tickets for both events on sale June 12.
(Image by Ben Frost)
Saturday, August 29Manning Bar, Sydney, NSWEddy Current Suppression Ring + Pink Reason (US) + James Arthur’s Manhunt (US) + Slug Guts + UV Race + Royal Headache
Saturday, September 5Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VICThe Ooga Boogas + Pink Reason (US) + James Arthur’s Manhunt (US) + Slug Guts + Naked on the Vague + The Disbelievers

Saturday, May 30, 2009


the album has been mixed, here's a sample of the artwork.
me and james got some recording done with the help of the golden boys and tom potter. The tour band will be james, rich(onya's and ooga booga's), jeannie(marilyn's and evan's hot rod gang) and myself