The Forum presents:
❄ Unfestive 2017 ❄
Blurt + Joeyfat + JC Palmer + Sweet Williams
Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 16s with an adult)
Even IDLES haven't bought a ticket!
Founded by poet/performance artist Ted Milton in 1979, unclassifiable trio Blurt were associated with Factory Records during 1980 before moving on to pastures new. Their albums include In Berlin, Blurt, Bullets For You, Poppycock and Friday the 12th. The group continue to tour and record, and released ferocious new album Cut It! in 2010. Website
The thing known as Joeyfat began about twenty years ago in a place called Tunbridge Wells, in the darkest recesses of southern England.
The band spent the early '90s releasing music with a number of independent labels including the well-respected Fierce Panda and Love Train and toured with a variety of bands including Green Day, Ligament, China Drum, Scarfo and Jawbox, leaving a name for themselves wherever they went...
In early 1996 Joeyfat gave birth to Unlabel, by choosing to release their own material rather than signing with anyone else and the Un imprint has grown considerably since then and is run by two members of the band.
All in all, only a tiny amount of Joeyfat's early work was ever held down to vinyl before they went their separate ways in 1996 to pursue other projects, which included The Club Giants, Unhome and Cove.
Four years later along came 'The Unwilling Astronaut' CD on Unlabel, a 16 track collection of studio, live and session work spanning the years 1991-'96.
Joeyfat reformed and played a handful of live shows to promote this album in the summer of 2000. They have since remained together and have been playing gigs at a steady rate and releasing occasional tracks with people they like.
The 13 track album, entitled 'You Can Change People's Lives With Your Mouth / The House of the Fat' was released on CD and limited edition vinyl in July 2003 on Unlabel.
Also in July of 2003, Joeyfat recorded a John Peel Session for BBC Radio 1.
In April 2004 a split single with Part Chimp was released on Awkward Silence Records and a launch gig with both bands playing live was held in Tunbridge Wells. Joeyfat have continued to play live and cause chaos alongside bands as diverse as Bilge Pump, SMASH, Clearlake, Lords, Dartz, Art Brut, Trencher and Little Teeth
The Joeyfat project is constantly evolving and new material is being written and recorded at the present time.