The Perils of Percussive Penmanship

12th September 2014 | Ean

Forging ever onwards in the quest to add more gems and future classics to the already bulging catalogue of songs released to subscribers of the G•A•S•S• project, Ginger has been holed up in the studio of late along with Jake Szufnarowski and one Alastair Hercalees Duncan. As is the way with these things, being cooped up has led to between-takes fun and games – and a spot of inanimate-object abuse to which the studio hasn’t taken particularly kindly.

Ginger explains: “The studio are actually charging us for writing on this horrible little mini rack tom skin, in case future clients are offended.

I’d be more offended by being shown this toy drum in the first place.

Anyway, let’s have a G•A•S•S• competition to win it!!”

So there you have it. Keep an eye out for your chance to win the skin – a one-off item, and a bit of recording history that G•A•S•S• subscribers have the chance to get their hands on.

You can check out the membership options and subscribe to G•A•S•S• here.

Ginger Wildheart Band Halloween Mini-tour

5th September 2014 | Kris

The Ginger Wildheart Band will play a special six-band Halloween show, plus a small number of additional dates.

The dates are:

Thursday 30th October – York Fibbers
Friday 31st October – Wolverhampton Slade Rooms [sold out]
Saturday 1st November – Manchester Roadhouse
Sunday 2nd November – Glasgow Classic Grand

The full lineup for Halloween is: The Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six, Baby Chaos, Tropical Contact, Oaf. The support bands for the other shows are still to be confirmed.

To commemorate the 1st Annual Hallowe’en Hootenanny (as we hope it will come to be known), a limited number of posters for the event are being made available to purchase, designed by the devilishly talented Dave Pearson.

However, as the show is now sold out, and will undoubtedly be a rather hot and sweaty night, we’re making these available for purchase and delivery in advance. You can buy the print (size approx. 594mm x 297mm on heavyweight art paper) from here, and make sure it makes it home in one piece!

AshTV Videos including Albion outtakes

24th August 2014 | Kris

Ash TV are posting outtakes from many videos including several from Albion and Hey! Hello! on their facebook page.

So far we have Ginger in Cornwall, filming Hey! Hello!’s ‘Punk Wars’ video, and an early version of Drive.

Keep an eye on the AshTV facebook page for more outtakes.




G·A·S·S· month 4

2nd August 2014 | Kris

Month 4 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at

This month leads off with ‘Honour’ a duet with Courtney Love. Down The Dip and If You Find Yourself in London Town complete the lead songs for the month.

Here’s a live airing of If You Find Yourself In London Town from Camden Rocks earlier in the year:

The demos section includes the unexpectedly popular Melanchoholic and an early version of Begin From Within which has a wildly different arrangement from the final 555% version.

Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S· this month:

Ginger’s Halloween Hootenanny

13th July 2014 | Kris

Ginger has announced a Halloween Hootenanny show at Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on the 31st October.

Tickets are on general sale from:

The show will feature the Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Oaf, Tropical Contact and other special guests, followed by an aftershow party with Ginger and others DJ-ing until 3am.

Ginger says: ‘I’m very excited to present my first Halloween special, an event that I hope will develop into a Midlands tradition if this one goes well.

I’m gathering together six of my absolute favourite bands to perform, including Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six and The Ginger Wildheart Band, and there will be an aftershow party with the likes of myself, Chris Catalyst, Rich Jones and Random Jon Poole acting as resident DJs for the night.

Don’t make any plans for the next day, this Halloween we plan on bringing the biggest party of the year.’

G·A·S·S· month 3

4th July 2014 | Kris

Month 3 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at

This month features the barnstorming lead track “Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now”, featuring Kelli Compulsive, backed by “Do You?” and “Petite Mort” which has the amazing vocals of Yolanda Quartey.

The demos section includes one of the songs Ginger wrote for Alice Cooper, “Friction in my System”, which after 15 years has finally seen the light of day. On top of this there is all the content that goes with the project including horror reviews, backstage video with the Courtney Love band, exclusive t-shirts, amazing artwork and much more.

Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S·

Japanese Show Meet & Greet for G·A·S·S· contact members

20th June 2014 | Kris

Three of the four Ginger Wildheart Band Japanese dates will have an exclusive meet and greet for G·A·S·S· ‘Contact’ level members.

The shows with Meet and Greets for contact members are:
Nagoya, Apollo Base – 25th June.
Osaka, Fanj Twice – 26th June.
Tokyo, Marz, Shinjuku– 27th June.

Japanese contact members can bring their membership card or alternatively print the email they have received (and photo ID). Please also email to confirm that you will be on the guestlist.

If you’re not a G·A·S·S· member yet, you can signup at, and existing members can upgrade to Contact level using the upgrade link in the footer of the G·A·S·S· website. Again, please email to confirm that you will be coming to the meet and greet.

Contact members should arrive at 18:00 for the meet and greet. Main doors are at 18:30.

G·A·S·S· is Ginger’s new fanclub project, which for a year’s subscription provides a full update every month including 3 songs per month, demos from the Ginger archives, podcast, diary, videos, great artwork and all in all more content than you can safely shake a stick at!

Ginger Wildheart Band Japanese Dates

20th June 2014 | Kris

A four-piece version of the Ginger Wildheart band are to play four shows in Japan in June:

24 June, 2014 TOKYO, Duo Music Exchange
25 June, 2014 NAGOYA, Apollo Base
26 June, 2014 OSAKA, FANJ Twice
27 June, 2014 SHINJUKU,TOKYO, Marz

Doors for all shows are 18:30, with the start at 19:30 and Chris Catalyst will be playing a support set.

G*A*S*S* launched

14th May 2014 | Kris

Ginger Associated Secret Society, better known as G·A·S·S·, launched at the start of May and is live at!

By signing up to Ginger’s brand new fan club, you can expect to receive 36 brand new songs over the course of the next year (3 per month), as well as other bonus tracks such as previously unreleased songs and unheard demos. Ginger will be recording regular podcasts with interesting (and sometimes surprising) news and updates, and there will also be video updates and Ginger’s personal diary page. Members will also have exclusive access to competitions with some pretty amazing prizes!

Ginger explains:

The base tier of membership, the Digital tier, will get all of this content, updated at least once a month, and full access to the website where it all resides, alongside stunning artwork from a number of fantastic artists.

The middle tier of membership, the Physical tier, will get all of the above, along with an exclusive, members-only T-shirt, and a G·A·S·S· (tote) bag full of other goodies including a bottle opener, badge and sticker.

The top tier of membership, the Contact tier, gets you everything from the Digital and Physical tiers, and adds a stunning screen print, and access to “Meet & Greet” experiences, where you can come along to pre-show sessions and meet Ginger, get things signed, pictures taken, and be treated to a few more songs in a much more intimate setting.

The pricing for UK signups is:

Digital – £30
Physical – £60
Contact – £90

European and Rest of World signups will be charged higher to account for postage costs – full pricing details are available on the sign up page.

Visit to read the full details and sign up now, and keep up-to-date on Facebook at and Twitter at

The Birthday Bash Is Back

25th April 2014 | Ean

To celebrate Ginger’s half-century in style, the Birthday Bash is back again for 2014.

Says Ginger: “I suspect this one is gonna be a bit insane.”

Details are scant at the moment, so we can’t even say ‘expect surprises’ with any certainty.

Tickets for ‘Oh Fuck I’m 50′ at London’s Kentish Town Forum, on Dec 17th, go on sale Tuesday.