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New Single ‘Hovercraft’ and Album ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ Out Now

The new single Hovercraft from the Album ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ is out on Undergrowth Records.

When we were kids, maybe 8,9,10, we were fascinated by those ads in the back of American comics, eg Caspar the Ghost, Batman, Superman etc that promised you x-ray specs, or bodybuilding devices that made you Mr Universe in one week but most exciting were the ones that said you could build your own hovercraft. We never did send off for a hovercraft but instead got the chops for a pop punk song and bought some old braces off ebay.

The album ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ was recorded in Easton in Bristol July / August 2020 between the first and second lockdowns in the UK. A time when, for a moment, everything seemed lighter than air. Free from the past and trying not to think about the future. ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ reflects that period of freedom and release, searching for brightness, jumping between shadows, looking for lift-off in the pillars of sunlight.

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I wanna be a Hovercraft

The Woodlice album ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ is out Friday 21st May with new single ‘Hovercraft’

When I was a kid, maybe 8,9,10, I was fascinated by those ads in the back of American comics, eg Caspar the Ghost, Batman, Superman, etc that promised you x-ray specs, or bodybuilding devices that made you Mr Universe in one week, but, most excitingly, ones that said you could build your own hovercraft. I never did send off for a hovercraft but now hovering around middle age I have written a pop punk song about this very impulse. And, to make me lighter than air, I’ve spent a frivolous amount of time building several prototypes out of cardboard with my bandmates. The new single “Hovercraft” is out, complete with a reckless Hovercraft video, Friday May 21st, to celebrate the launch of our new album Keep the Light On Baby. Keep your eyes peeled and your feet floaty.

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‘Keep the Light On Baby’ – New Video and Single Out Today

‘Keep the Light On Baby’ is out today! Check out the video of Jet and his neighbours boogying through the Winter night. You can also listen to the single and pre-order the album on gorgeous Vinyl or CD.

Jet dressed up in his warmest old tweed coat and put on a Hi-Viz to alert any cars and then filmed his neighbours dancing in their front bay windows at night. Sounds a bit out there but it worked. And I hope the video says something about keeping keeping on, separate but together.

Get the single and pre-order the album here: https://thewoodlice.bandcamp.com/…/keep-the-light-on-ba

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Keep the Light On Baby – New Single and Video out Sunday 14th Feb 2021

Those tiny wee beesties of pop folk loveliness The Woodlice have a new single and video out Sunday 14th February 2021 to delight your eyeballs and whisper in your Lords and Peers.

Featuring the double glazed dancing of Jet McDonald and his neighbours, ‘Keep the Light On Baby’ is a sizzling disco lullaby with added guitar sauce from Undergrowth’s Martin Callingham.

Anyone who can spot Jet’s hip wiggle in the video will get a free cup of tea in the post.

From 14th February you will also be able to pre-order the new Woodlice album of the same name. Check out https://thewoodlice.bandcamp.com/ nearer the time.

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St Werburgh’s Summer Fayre

Hot and stripy…

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Playing at St Werburghs Summer Fayre

2pm Boiling Wells Stage come along!

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Photos from Woodlice playing All Hallows Hall

From All Hallows Fundraising Gig earlier this month…

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At St Werburghs City Farm Sat 15th Oct

Come be merry. Drink cider. Listen to The Woodlice!

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The Woodlice Playing at Start the Bus Wed 27th July

We’re playing with the wonderful Strange Billy the Saint and Anna Kissell and will be running up your legs. Fast. And slow.

(The Woodlice at End of the Road Festival. Picture by www.jpaetzkephotography.com )

 

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Playing The Harbourside Festival Saturday 18th July

Woodlice are crustaceans. This is probably why we always seem to have a gig at Bristol’s

liquid based Harbourside Festival. We’re on at 1pm at the Grain Barge Stage.

And will be playing our Harbourside hit “Bristol Water.”

Cooler and more refreshing than Fanta.

The Woodlice.

http://www.grainbarge.co.uk/section.php/4/1/music

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