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Woodlice checking out the Sunlight

The new Woodlice album is coming to completion. All the mixes are done, just needs a bit of mastering and a pile of damp wood to nibble on. Jet is going on a letterpress printing workshop to handmake and print the CD sleeves and then its good to go. Niceing it up. Lice style.



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Woodlice at the Gallimaufry

992847_538650609528182_971754532_nPoster for our Gallimaufry gig last night. Like the aqua tint.. woodlice are sea dwelling Crustaceans…

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July 12, 2013 · 1:40 pm


Hey damp woodpile snufflers we’re still larking around in the Undergrowth.  We’re mixing dem tunes and the album should be with you this side of the Summer Solstice, just before they start throwing the logs on the fire. I’ll put a track up when it’s good to go.

Here’s a pic of a young fan pointing out our talent on the “Everybody’s Got A Beard” video…check out the Beards on the video page….

Jet x


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New Album Found Under Log

Down in Forest Studios The Woodlice spent a weekend chomping out a new album. A bit more recording and mixing in the New Year and it’ll be nibbling your stereo by Spring.

Keep your antennae up and your woodpile damp.


Pic of rhythm section in contemplation in the Forest


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St Werburghs Apple Day

The Woodlice (TM) are proud to announce their unveiling in a new supergroup line up (Dan playing violin) at the Ampitheatre multiseater stadium ( wooden stage) at St Werburghs  Apple Day at Boiling Wells safari park ( through the tunnel on the right). Providing someone can find us a battery to power the amps of course.

Sunday 21st October. Afternoonish.

It’s gonna be Woodlice stylee.


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Playing at Bristol Harbourside Festival This Sunday 22nd July

We’re playing at Bristol Harbourside festival in the Happy City area in Lloyds Amphitheatre at 2pm. Come and enjoy the sunshine (is such a thing possible?) and the Woodlice action!

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Jet performing in a Chip Shop

On Saturday the 26th May Jet, The Woodlice singer and quiff boy, will be performing in an old chip shop in Stroud in a collaboration with Ed Patrick/ Kid Carpet. The show is part of “Stroud Site festival” and Jet and Ed are fantastically lucky to be performing their show, itself based on dual identities, in an old chip shop.  They were going to be in a disused railway shed but frankly “The Golden Fish Bar” right in the centre of Strouds shopping area was an opportunity too good to miss. Ed and Jet have written the show together and it’s packed full of charity shop songs and ideas. They will be performing three shows on the day and each show will be different based on what they’ve found in three Stroud charity shops. Ambitious? Possibly. Crazy. Perhaps. Entertaining. You got ya.

From 11am onwards Saturday 26th May at The Golden Fish Bar  1 London Road, Town Centre, Stroud, GL5 2AA. Look outside the fish bar for show times on the day. (NB the programme says they are in the goods shed but they have changed location to The Golden Fish Bar)

Second Hand Identity
An experimental performance
Saturday 26th May 11am-5pm
Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP
Ed Patrick (Kid Carpet) and Jet McDonald
collaborate on a new performance
experiment. Second Hand Identity changes
with every show. Charity shops and car
boot sales are gleaned to provide all the
characters and props which are sold,
auctioned or somehow got rid of by the
end of the piece. One performance may
be about Princess Diana and located on a
chessboard, the next could be about
He-Man and set in Skegness. Somehow
the story and songs remain the same.

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The Single is out now and available on Bandcamp.

You can now download for free our single which has the tracks

“Everybody’s Got a Beard” and “Kittens on the Ketchup”.

The mini cd is available for a tiny £1 plus postage with a handmade and handprinted lino print by the band on the sleeve.

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“Everybody’s Got a Beard” The New Video

Here is the magnificent video by our longtime friend and collaborator Virpi Kettu

Everybody, truly, has a beard.



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Undergrowth Tour Photos

Some photos of our tour through the Undergrowth of the South West



 The Woodlice at The Prince Albert Stroud mmm real ale


Snails At Cafe Poco Bristol mmm tapas 


Spiderbelly at Cafe Poco Bristol mmm spiders


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