Sad news people – Moustache Of Insanity are calling it a day.
Moustache Of Insanity were one of the bands that made me want to start this label and I was overwhelming excited when Bill and Nik said yes to putting out a cassette on Fika this time last year. They’ve been an utter pleasure to have on the label and their Album Of Death was one of my favourite albums of last year, released here on sexy blood red vinyl and with our friends at Pull Yourself Together on CD.
All afternoon I’ve been thinking back over the gigs I’ve seen them play. Some have been truly shambolic; some have sounded rather professional; all been fantastically fun: they’ve never failed to make me grin, dance and giggle like an overexcited toddler. From the sticky, sweaty, bloody full band show in Brixton for the album launch, to the acoustic set in the workshop tent at last year’s Indietracks festival, playing a blinding set earlier this month at The Lexington, to a truly chaotic set in a basement in Hackney with The Wave Pictures…. I’ve loved every single minute. Nik, Bill, thank you both!
So before Bill gets time to get back to being a full time Dad and bass player with Allo Darlin, and Nik launches his solo gameboy project, there are a few chances to see them play live together.
26 Jan – The Book Club, London
3 Feb – The Others, London
4 Feb – The Victora, Birmingham
10 Feb – Silver Bullet, London
1 Mar – The Cellar, Oxford
16 Mar – Singapora Lounge, Rochester
You can still buy their LP from us here – every copy comes its own photograph of them fooling around somewhere, a personalised message, a tea bag of death and a cake recipe, all on a delicious smelling slab of blood red vinyl. Go buy it before they’re gone forever x