1. 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


  2. 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)



  3. 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.



  4. 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.


  5. The Firm of Poets

    We’ve been working with this group of poets for the past couple of months on some interesting projects. We really enjoyed doing a gig with them at Bradford Theatre In The Mill where we played some of our songs as well as created soundscapes for some of the poems. We are doing another gig with them in Marsden at the end of May (which is already sold out) and it’s just been confirmed that we will be sharing the stage with them at the amazing Spiegeltent as part of Harrogate International Festival.


    Find out more about the performance, and book tickets here;



  6. Liverpool IPO Festival


    Two years ago we were invited to play at the prestigious Liverpool International Pop Overthrow festival and this year, we’ll be back. We’re delighted to welcome our friend Danny Christiansen into the fold to play bass in some of our upcoming live performances, and the IPO will be his debut. We are doing two sets on Wednesday May 14th (one in the famous Liverpool Cavern Club). You can find all the details here;

    you can also watch a video of us rehearsing one of the tracks below;


  7. New Album..?

    In amongst all of this madness we have also made a new album tentativley called “Wilderness”. For this record we have taken the wild as our theme and music is inspired by images of nature and ideas of escape. We have been joined for this project on electric guitar by our friend Rob Reed and on double bass by Simon Cantrill (made internationally mega-famous by being featured on the BBC’s recent “Great British Sewing Bee”).


    The album will be released in the coming months but in the meantime you can listen to a track here. “Yours Sincerely” is about a character who leaves a letter for his partner to find to tell her that he is leaving. The track is still not fully mixed or mastered but serves as a good indicator of where we’re up to.

    If this player does not open go to https://soundcloud.com/thehousekeepingsociety/yours-sincerley-rough-mix

  8. …and the there were two…

    As you may have gathered from social media, founder member Spencer Bayles has now left The Housekeeping Society to pursue other projects. It was entirely amicable and we thank Spence for the work that he has put in and wish him well with everything he does from now on. We have decided that instead of replacing Spence we are going to take the opportunity to work with a number of different musicians to explore some different sounds. You can still keep up with Spence’s musical endevours over at http://www.lntvweb.co.uk/



  9. New album released today!

    Hey everyone, we’re thrilled to announce that our new album is released today! ‘Let Bygones Be: A Soundtrack’ is our first entirely instrumental release, and has been created as a commission from the contemporary dance group CoActive. 

    Check out the full details - and hear it in full - here!



  10. Upcoming shows

    Hey folks, a couple of upcoming shows to tell you about…

    Tuesday 2nd April - acoustic set at Eller Coffee in Ossett, 7pm (directions here)

    Saturday 6th April - Artrix, Bromsgrove (supporting Surf’s Up) (details here)