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LIVE DATES
2021
'Setting Sons' 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
23 SepBeach Ballroom, AberdeenTickets
24 SepLiquid Rooms, EdinburghTickets
25 SepQueen Margaret Union, GlasgowTickets
26 SepStone Valley North festival, Co.DurhamTickets
30 SepCheese & Grain, FromeTickets
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
1 OctClub Academy, ManchesterTickets
2 OctBrudenell Social Club, LeedsTickets
'Setting Sons' 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
8 OctGrand Central Hall, LiverpoolTickets
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
14 OctBoileroom, GuildfordTickets
15 OctUnder The Bridge, LondonTickets
16 OctPatterns, BrightonTickets
21 OctThe Cluny, NewcastleTickets
22 OctOran Mor, GlasgowTickets
23 OctLiquid Room, EdinburghTickets
29 OctThekla, BristolTickets
With The Skids
4 NovAssembly, Leamington SpaTickets
'Sounds Affects’ 40th Anniversary
With From The Jam
19 NovWilliam Aston Hall, WrexhamTickets
8 DecThe Apex, Bury St EdmundsTickets

News

Waiting For The Weekend 4CD boxset

We are pleased to announce that Cherry Red Records, in conjunction with the band and R and T Industries, are releasing a comprehensive 4 CD boxset covering the band’s entire UA and Liberty recordings on the 13th of August.

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News

New gig added

We’re pleased to confirm that The Vapors are appearing as special guests of The Skids at the Assembly in Leamington Spa on Thursday 4th November. Tickets are onsale now here

News

More birthday wishes

…to the other guitarist! Happy birthday to Dan ‘Danny’ Fenton today hope you have a fantastic day Mr F Junior x

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Birthday wishes

We’d like to wish many happy returns of the day to Ed Bazalgette. Hope you have a great day Mr B x

Features

Making the Jimmie Jones video

Forty years ago this week saw the release of the band’s sixth (and final) single ‘Jimmie Jones’, taken from the ‘Magnets’ LP, which Liberty had decided to commission a promo video for. Clearly they felt that it had a better chance of radio & TV coverage and commercial success compared to the previous single ‘Spiders’. We thought that it would be interesting to focus on the making of the JJ video with anecdotes and memories from those who were there on the day, including all four band members.

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Jimmie Jones @ 40

Exactly 40 years ago today, back in 1981, the band released their sixth single ‘Jimmie Jones’ which was the second taken from their ‘Magnets’ album. It was backed with another track from the album, ‘Daylight Titans’, and was far more commercially accessible than its predecessor ‘Spiders’, despite the subject matter of a mass-murdering cult leader!

To boost the promotion of the release, EMI stumped up the cash for a video to be made and there’s a feature about the making of the video coming very soon. The band even secured an appearance on Top Of The Pops with the single which you can watch here. Sadly, neither the video nor the TOTP appearance helped the single rise above that fateful 44 chart position and the band called it a day within a few months of its release. Listen to Jimmie Jones on Spotify here

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Birthday wishes!

Happy birthday to the big bloke behind the drums, Michael Bowes, have a great day x

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Sponsor a roadie!

The band’s long-time roadie Tim Cox is also a keen mountain biker and he is cycling 200 miles off-road in May to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. If you’re able to sponsor him for this worthy cause, you can find his fund-raising page here Thanks

News

Together 2021 remix

The band marked their regrouping after a year apart by working on a 2021 remix of the first single ‘Together’ from the last album. Once again, they worked with the original producer Steve Levine on the remix and he added brass making it fresher & edgier. Together is now bigger, badder and brassier! Available from all major Download platforms April 16th

Update 16/4: now available to download here

Gigs

Extra 40th NCD gig added

The band return to Guildford, their spiritual home, on the 40th anniversary of New Clear Days tour this autumn. They play at the Boileroom on Thursday 14th October and tickets are onsale now here