1. Two New Housekeeping Society Albums Released Today!

    We’re very excited to release our new music into the wild. We’ve been working really hard for the past year or so to create these two exciting new records and we think that they’re worth the wait.

    The first one is the album “Wilderness” which takes as it’s inspiration the great outdoors and sets about creating songs, soundscapes and stories that reflect the environment and the characters who are lost there.

    The album features special guests Rob Reed on guitar and Simon Cantrill on bass and was recorded by Gary Chilton and mastered by Will Richards.

    You can listen to it and even buy it below;

    Listen/purchase: Wilderness by The Housekeeping Society

    The second is the reworking of the soundtrack that we made for the theatre show “Dancing With The Orange Dog”. When it was announced that the show would continue we had to rethink the songs that Spence had been pivotal in contributing. We have revisited the themes and created 4 brand new tunes which we will be adding to the set at the upcoming London and Barnsley shows.

    The tracks feature our friend Danny Chritiansen on bass who will also be joining us on stage at the gigs.

    You can listen and purchase below;

    Listen/purchase: Songs From The Orange Dog by The Housekeeping Society

    Our thanks goes out to all of the musicians involved, but also to the other artists and craftsmen that helped us out; all of whom are credited on the respective bandcamp pages.

    We really hope you enjoy our new music and thanks for your continued support.


  2. Studio Photos From The Making Of Wilderness, Taken By Simon Cantrill

    Simon Cantrill played double bass on our new record Wilderness and in between takes took some photos that chart some of the process. We thought we’d share them here;


  3. A Blog About The Making of “Wilderness” by Rob Reed

    Our good friend and occasional collaborator Rob Reed has written this hilarious and insightful blog about his involvement in our new album. Rob plays down his musicality in this blog more than it deserves - we knew what we were doing when we got him involved. Though he may not be as experienced as us as a musician, his understanding of storytelling and art in general lead to some great music. Anyway, enjoy;



  4. Those of you who have followed us for a while will know that we have a close relationship with ELFM in Seracroft in the east of Leeds. We just love the organisation and have done a number of gigs and radio broadcasts with them and Ric has been involved with running songwriting workshops and the rather bizarre 100 Buskers project a couple of years ago.

    We’re excited to announce that we have been invited into the all new Chapel in Seacroft for a week long residency. We will do a show there on Friday October 17th and then be in there for the following week, the aim being to create a record about the buiklding and surrounding area. The hope is that this will be released before Christmas with a single taken from it to be released even sooner.

    To come along to the show on Friday October 17th follow this link for information and tickets.


  5. Dancing With The Orange Dog

    Delighted to announce that the Dancing With The Orange Dog show is returning. we’re re-imagining a few elements from the show in readiness for performances in both London and Barnsley through the Autumn. Those that were lucky enough to see it in its original run at Manchetster’s Lowry theatre, Bradford’s Theatre In The Mill and Stockton’s The Arc will recall how the show is a combination of our music, theatre, dance and visual art. It was really well recieved by audiences and we got somne great reviews as well. A new version of the album will be released online in the lead up to the tour.



  6. The return of Thud, Crackle Pop…

    After the huge success of the London exhibition, artist Pete McKee is taking his Thud, Crackle, Pop exhibition on tour to both Manchester and Sheffield. We were commissioned alongside poet Ralph Dartford to create a track for the show. See the poster below for details of when you can come along and see the work.


  7. The Housekeeping Society and The Firm of Poets in Harrogate


    Don’t forget that we are playing a gig with our friends The Firm Of Poets at the Harrogate Festival on Thursday (June 5th). We had a great time with them at a housegig we played last week in Marsden (thanks for having us Taru and Bob) and more of the same is promised for Thursday.

    You can get info and book tickets here


  8. The Cavern

    Thanks to all the people that came along to our gig at The Cavern in Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. We had a great time and it was great to see so many familiar faces there. Many thanks to the IPO organiser David Bash for organising it.

    A big congratulations also goes to Danny Christiansen who played bass for us at the gig for the first time and he did a great job.

    Here’s a photo from the night (thanks to our new friend Mr Qwerty for sending it to us)



  9. Fabric Lenny

    We’ve been asked to play at the launch of our friend and long time collaborator Fabric Lenny’s new art exhibition at Dewsbury Museum. Come along to hear some tunes and have a look at his amazing artwork.



  10. 45RPM at Thirty Three and a Third


    We were commissioned to work with poet Ralph Dartford to create a response to Pete McKee’s upcoming exhibition based on vinyl. Pete Mckee is a visual artist who has worked with Oasis front man Noel Gallagher and fashion designer Paul Smith amongst others. Pete’s inspiration for the new show stems from his love of music and from the culture surrounding record collecting- those who buy it, play it, sell it and create it. His exhibition “Thud, Crackle, Pop” is on May 23 – 24 in London where you’ll be able to hear our new track. It will also be available from our website from then on. You can find out more information about the exhibition here; www.thudcracklepop.com

    We’re really proud of the track and it got a mention on bbc 6 music by Steve Lamaq last night.

    You can listen to, and purchase the tracks by clicking on the image above. And here is a short video from Ric about the process of putting the track together.