Didn’t have too much time on this yesterday cos we had a plethora of shows, but here’s my two-bits worth.
So when The Menzingers were robbed we wanted to help out how we could. When The Skints were messed up too, we wanted to help how we could. We were kinda like, “well we cant do this again…” but when a band on our label - and we’re their home in the UK - get fucked over by, lets face it, organised crime. well, we have to help
Here’s Nick’s statement on http://nickythom.com/
Now, here’s the thing. Its not like they were being dicks. They’ve been screwed over by a professional thief. Yes, we the punk community need to change our ways. Tour managers, bands and promoters need to find a way of stopping this happening. Sooner or later these appeals will run out of steam, and bands might have to pay more to tour the UK, which puts up ticket prices etc etc, BUT RIGHT NOW A BAND WE LOVE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
We have an appeal available at Banquet, and one way you can help is to buy the album from us. We’ll give £5 of the £7 purchase price over to the band at their Kingston show on June 2nd. GO TO http://www.banquetrecords.com/HTLappeal FOR THE INFO
Show them some love at Slam Dunk, and the tour, and especially the Kingston gig as a send off.
And if you find the crook who did this, tell him he’s gonna need a bodybag.