ANTI-PATTERNS 1 Launch with Apostille

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On the 11th March 2013 at around 20:00 please join THE EUROPEAN and guests for the launch of the new EP ANTI-PATTERNS 1: Waves On Waves / The Fountainhead at The Sebright Arms in London’s thrilling and diverse Bethnal Green. Buy advance tickets here.

We have two extra-special guests for this magical night:

Apostille is the solo project of Michael Kasparis of Night School records and Please. On the fantastic debut single Wrong / The Road To War kaleidoscopic instrumentation and cracked synths frame degraded pop songs centred around a lurking sense of misanthropy, albeit a misanthropy tempered with ecstatic tendencies.

Rounding things out with one of his legendarily gnarled & funky dj sets is the fantastic J. P. Buckle.

The Sebright Arms is well known for its amazing food & local ales, so why not come early and “hang out”!?!?

Please note, due to unforseen circumstances Mathew Sawyer will no longer be playing. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Phase 2

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Hello there! My name is Simon Break and I am THE EUROPEAN.

After a long silence due to the fact that I have to make money so I can eat and not be homeless, I’m back with PHASE 2 of this great project you all love with such fierce devotion! The exciting elements of Phase 2 are:

  • This beautiful new website, based on the WordPress platform
  • A new EP series called ANTI-PATTERNS
  • A headline gig in London on March 11th with AMAZING special guests
  • New videos
  • Other new things

In the next few days I’m going to be posting more information about all these exciting topics, so make sure to add my site to your favourites! Or your RSS reader! And follow me on twitter! Oh, and buy my records!

On The Radio

Marc RileyThis man can make you famous

THE EUROPEAN will be performing a live “session” on this Thursday’s edition of the Marc Riley Show. The show, and session, begin at 19:00 BST (18:00 GMT).

In addition, a cover version of Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley will be recorded for later broadcast on the Gideon Coe Show.

Incidentally, the production team at 6music favour the font Comic Sans in their correspondence.

[UPDATE: The Bob Marley cover is no longer required by the BBC. We apologise for any disappointment this may have caused you and are fully committed to bringing this important work to the public as soon as possible through other channels]

IAVRSN Launch

Album Launch FlierEveryone will be there

We are pleased to announce that the official launch of In A Very Real Sense Now will be held on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 (not Monday as you may have heard previously) from 20:00 at The Stags Head. Support will be provided by Taigen Kawabe and Jonny Ronette. Entry will be free.

Here is a gmaps link showing the location of the venue. You can get the 149 or 242 buses from Liverpool Street Station, or the 243 bus from Old Street Station.

Also, the album is available for pre-order here. Alternatively, copies will be available (including a very special hand-screened CD-R edition) at a one-time-only discounted price at the launch.