Yesterday, Pay For The Piano FC went down to Wembley for this year’s Big Scary Monsters five-a-side tournament. Our star man Jamie Wilkinson from Gullich missed out through injury, whilst Will & John from Algiers missed out through Doc/Fest commitments in Sheffield.

Our make weight team played five games. And lost five games. At one point, we’d had more nose bleeds than goals! We’ll make up for it next year…

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Lifeless Album Tour

The press campaign for the new Lifeless record is going well. Today we confirmed a track on the cover-mount CD and a review in the next issue of Zero Tolerance magazine and we’ve also got reviews lined up various other rather splendid magazines too – not to mention the fact that Total Rock Radio are play-listing Judgement Day from 3rd October. I’ll be sure to post scans etc of all press that the band get – it’s coming together nicely!

They’re touring to coincide with the release, if you’re a promoter – contact lifelessboro@gmail.com to get them booked. Confirmed dates at the moment are as follows:

24th Sept - Whitmore, Manchester
29th Sept - Head of Steam, Durham
1st Oct - Duke of Wellington, Lincoln
23rd Oct - Fish Tank, Durham
26th Oct - Riverside, Selby
29th Oct - Venue tbc, Newcastle
30th Oct - Venue tbc, Huddersfield
31st Oct - Atik, Middlesbrough - RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!
14th Nov - The Empire, Middlesbrough
2nd Dec - House Show, Sheffield
17th Dec - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Photograph by Robin Chamberlain - 83 Photography


The brand new eponymous album from LIFELESS is being released this Halloween (Monday 31st October of course) through Thrash Town and Pay For The Piano. The first review of the record can be seen on this here link:


You can pre-order the album directly from Lifeless: http://www.lifeless.bandcamp.com¬†and be sure to check out their new video if you haven’t already done so… and see if you can spot a little cameo from yours truly:

Lifeless – Judgement Day

The new Lifeless album is being released by Pay For The Piano Recordings on Monday 31st October. To whet your appetite, here’s the official video for the first single to be taken from the album – Judgement Day:

Lifeless-judgement day (official video) from Rick Baker on Vimeo.

Eagle eyed viewers may notice a brief cameo from yours truly…

A Life Of Possibilities

Yeah, so, erm, seemingly I neglected this for the entirety of 2010. Sorry about that. I’m going to be updating it far more frequently in 2011 so keep checking back ‘n’ tha’. Going to give this new fangled “blogging” malarky a crack – seems to be all the rage these days.

In terms of Pay For The Piano stuff, got some great gigs coming up from the likes of Frankie & The Heartstrings, Dananananaykroyd and Brother and got some exciting new PFTPR releases in the pipeline from Lifeless and Protectors amongst others.

Haven’t got much to say tonight, so I’ll just leave y’all with this video of The Dismemberment Plan at Webster Hall in New York from last weekend that I just stumbled across on youtube. I went to the gig. And it was amazing. Thank you to Big Ass Lens for uploading the vid.

I took some photos on my trip, feel free to check ’em out on Flickr: