Danger of Death Out 20th December!

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen!

We had a totally awesome night last night watching the briliant Cheap Trick having a fun time.  That was ace.

Danger of Death!!!However, we have LOADS more awesome news for you this morning (we are up bright and early with cups of tea) – as Danger of Death will be released on 20th December!!!

However, to keep your Xine intake up to normal, we’ve got a special treat for you.

We’ve made one of the tracks on this upcoming single available to whet your appetite!

For more information and to have a listen, visit our awesome page on Soundcloud and check out The Music which is one of our totally excellent new songs.

We’d also love to know what you think about it – drop us an e-mail, pop a comment here or feel free to annotate the track as you see fit!

Yours in ROCK and TEA and AWESOMENESS,

The ‘Xine
xxx

Danger of Death – out soon!

We’re so excited!

We’ve now finished a long process of editing and sorting and refining and recording and can confirm that we now can see a light at the end of the tunnel!

Our new single, Danger of Death, will be released into the ether soon.  We’re also including 3 more brand new Ultraxine songs on the single.  This can only be described as “yay”!

We have spent a long long time getting everything perfect and we’ll be able to let you know a release date in the next few days.

We’re both totally happy with how it turned out and so excited to be able to share it with everyone!

Speak again soon!

Very excited Kate!!

April 2010

Well, well, well – what a month it’s been.  When we last left you, we were promising news of a new EP.  Sadly we have news of a different kind, in that drummer Micky P has vacated the ‘xine drum stool.  We were very sad to see him go, and wish him lots of success with his new ventures.  So, that sounds like the EP has been put on hold…doesn’t it?  Doesn’t it?  Well, there you are in fact wrong!  Mwahahaha.  At first Kate and Taz thought they might just record some of the new songs in the electro-acoustic style (more on that later) but it turns out that you’re still going to get a full-on electric head-banging new Ultraxine single.  “How is this possible?” we hear you ask.  Well, dear readers, you’ll never guess – but we’ve only gone and managed to coax our old drummer, good friend and all round great guy Rick ‘the dude’ Steckles out of his drumming retirement and back on to the drum stool to record the single with us.  Hurrah!  We’re not sure how many tracks we’ll get laid down yet, but rest assured that Danger of Death will be in your ears by the Summer, as originally planned.  Three cheers for Rick!

So we ARE searching for a permanent drummer, but you’ll not be without a new fix of ‘xine in the meantime.  AND, getting back to the electro-acousti madness, the girls have been rehearsing the songs without a drummer, and might just make an appearance (under a pseudonym) at a gig venue near you sometime soon.  Ooooooh, how mysterious…

We’ll keep you posted, as ever

x

Danger…of Death (Part 1)

Hello! We’ve been back in the studio this weekend rehearsing songs for the Danger of Death EP, which we’re planning to record in April. We were joined by the awesome bazzegboy who was busy taking all sorts of photos and videos that will doubtless be making appearances on our various web pages over the coming weeks.

In other news, you can now follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, so if you’re in to using either of those sites then come and join us on those pages for all our up to date news, as well as our random thoughts about guitars, rock, tea and sofas.

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Rockin’ in the new year!

Hey everyone!

New Years are upon us all – the weather’s got that “it might be summer soon” feel about it, and we’ve made our own little resolutions too!

The good news is that we’re now booking gigs for 2010, we’ll be recording some more and by the end of the year, the world will be dominated by teabags and ROCK.

2010 has a bit of an epic feel about it and like a workaholic newsreader, we’ll bring you the latest as soon as we can!

See you rather soon!

Back in the studio!

Yes…after a short (ish) break to allow for Taz to recover from giving birth (it was a boy by the way!) Ultraxine are hitting the rehearsal studio on 19th December for the first time since August.  There will be much rocking, rolling, rehearsing, and no doubt general plotting for the recording of the “Danger of Death” EP.  Stay tuned for news!

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Wakefield and Brighton

Hi everyone

First of all just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came and saw us at Wakefield.  We had a brilliant time and really enjoyed our set.  Thanks to Shield of Steel and GMT for having us on the bill.  The good news for those of you who couldn’t make it is that the extremely talented Trudi Knight from Bandsonstage took some great photos of the evening – which we’ll hopefully get up on the website over the next couple of days for your viewing pleasure!

Of course next on the agenda is Brighton, where we’ll be playing the new “pop” set which features some old favourites and some previously unheard songs at the Brighton Bash. It’s an all day event being held at The Latest Music Bar on Saturday August 15th. It’s only £5 in and there’s LOADS of bands on the bill – and it’s all for charity! We’ll be on stage somewhere between 6pm and 6.30pm, but if you get yourselves down there in the afternoon there will be a whole load of fun to be had before we even take to the stage. See you there.

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July gig news

Hi everyone!

This weeks very exciting news is that we’ve just confirmed a slot for Fridy 10th July at DNE in Wakefield.  We’ll be on stage at 7.45pm, opening for Shield of Steel and GMT.  Those of you with long memories might remember that Bernie Tormé from GMT produced our album last year, so we’re thrilled to bits to play this one.  Massive thanks go to Shield of Steel for getting us on the bill.

Apart from that we’re really busy trying to book MORE dates, so if you’re able to offer us a slot between now and August, or from December onwards then get in touch!

Keep rocking…

Gig Time

Eek, it’s May already – time flies when you’re having fun!

We’ve been up to lots recently – including some very big news (but that’s for later!) and practicing and writing like practicing and writing demons (if ever there was such a thing), and booking some Summertime gigs!

The first gig we’re happy to announce is that we’re playing at the fabulous Burning Brighton Bash – which looks like it will be our last gig of the summer.  So if you’re up for a bit of a laugh, some Brighton Rock (both sweet and rocking!), some happy times and some fundraising for a very deserving cause, please come and support us and all of the other bands on the bill – it looks like it’s going to be an absolute corker!

We’re so happy to be playing this festival – as it’s been set up in honour of a great friend and music lover, who sadly passed away in recent times.  But it’s excellent to see that her love of music and of bringing people together is living on!

For further details please visit our Gigs page.

And now for the reason that it will be our last gig for a wee while – at this gig, Taz will be 8 months pregnant! Lets hope that all those bass frequencies and rocking out don’t persuade her baby to want to come and join the fun at the gig..!

We will be taking a little time out so that Taz (and her husband Paul) can enjoy the fruits of their, er, labour.  And teach the baby some harmonies!

That’s it for now – we’ll have some more gig dates for you soon though.  Keeeeeeeep rocking!

New Drummer!

Hello – good news everyone!  We’ve found a drummer, Micky, who’s come all the way from Hungary to play in Ultraxine!  Ok, that’s not quite true, but he is from Hungary, and he does now play in Ultraxine.  So it’s nearly true.  So that’s very exciting news – we’ve had a couple of rehearsals and the songs are sounding great – Micky’s ace drum skills have brought a new punky edge to them, so we’re really pleased with how it’s all going – and hopefully we’ll soon be ready to unleash the rock on the masses and play a few gigs.

In the meantime, we are playing another acoustic set (that’s just Kate and Taz with their acoustic guitars) at the Cardigan Arms, next Thursday, March 5th.  We’ll be on stage at 8.15pm so get there early.  Our last acoustic slot had a good review from Sandman Magazine and it will most likely be our last Northen acousitic gig for a while – so basically come down and see us while you have the chance!

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