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New Blog for 2011

As part of our move to our new home at http://www.supermarionation.co.uk, we’re shifting our blog so that everything is in one place. So, this is the last post here, thanks for reading so far and continue to follow what we’re up to on our new Supermarionews page.

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Fresh on the Net

We’re now online at our own site http://www.supermarionation.co.uk Just so you know.

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On the Fly Launch Night


Launch Night Support Pt. 2

OK, so now onto the announcement of our second supporting act for the On the Fly Launch Night and its Leith’s own Mr Awesome, Lee Patterson. This singer/songwriter has been highly acclaimed since his début album was released in 2004 and continues to wow audiences up and down the country. Checkout the washboard action on this track, Your Close Friend:

Awarded “Album of the Year” by The Blues Bunny in 2009 for his third effort, Stella Maris, we’ve no idea why (i) he’s not totally massive and (ii) he’s agreed to support us, but he’s not, he likes what we do and we’re totally stoked that he’s going to be there with us at The Electric Circus on December 1st. Here’s another gem, Winter Bonnet:

Ticket’s are on sale now, they’re only £4, they include a copy of On the Fly and while enjoying the aforementioned musical delight, you can buy drinks for just £1.50.

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Stella Maris

Launch Night Support Pt. 1

Its time for the first support announcement for the On the Fly Launch Night and we’re pleased to reveal that perennial ‘Nation fave Otaku are trucking through from Bathgate to join us. We first shared the stage with them on our very first gig (at the now sadly defunct Ark – its a Chinese don’t you know) and they’ve been popping up with us ever since.

Recently expanded to a four piece, this pop-punk geek show always do the business and they’re so going to do it for us on December 1st. So you better come on down. Tickets are available RIGHT HERE for just £4, entry includes a copy of On the Fly, the post gig club night and drink prices start at £1.50.

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Scotsman Radar Prize

The winner of the Scotsman Radar Prize is announced today and your very own Supermarionation are amongst the runners and riders. You can checkout all the entries here and the winner will be announced tonight at 8pm on the Radar blog. Fingers crossed…

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Supermarionation frontman Steve (Wails & Rhymes) has been out on his own. What a cheek.

His performances at Edinburgh legendary night Out of the Bedroom open mike have been receiving less scorn by the week, culminating in this lovely review by Visual Opinions:

Steve was next on stage, and told us that the three songs he would play were all new, never before played outside of his house. That being what the evening is all about, the audience were immediately engaged. He apologised in advance for any mistakes, though it soon became apparent he need not have bothered. His first song, laid some calm, mournful lyrics against a strong bass-strum style, and instantly established his ability with an acoustic guitar. His second piece was faster-paced and more hopeful. Clean chord changes were indicative of a simple yet powerful song, and the steady rhythm carried the lyrics. Freedom is one of my favourite themes in a song, indeed one my own writing centres around, and this tracks lives up to all my expectations. A nice flourishing solo at the end concluded the track. His final song was slower again, with feelings of being oppressed and strong metaphors about love or marriage. There was some intricate guitar work again in the bridge, which was very impressive.

Bannermans Wednesday

The title says it all, the Supermarionation will be driving the rock train down at Bannermans on Wednesday July 14th. Doors at 8pm and we should be on stage at 8:15 to bring you our rockin’ thrills and spills. We hope you will be there.

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Listen up peeps, we got our demos all pumped up and totally pimped out. Check it:


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