FINALLY ! Petrol’s UK/Ireland dates in July 09

After the massive success of last year’s reunion dates and fresh from whipping up a storm at SXSW in Austin, Texas the band will finally be playing a tour and some festivals in the UK during the first two weeks of july with other dates/festivals in Ireland and Europe to follow.

First date to be definitely confirmed is at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent on July 5 – check this link to the official website:

http://www.hopfarmfestival.com/home.aspx#/line-up.aspx

More news as it happens!

Rhapsody Session is open to the public!

So it turns out we *can* have people at our Rhapsody session. It’s just a studio, and we’re only going to play five songs, but hey, if you’ve got nothing else to do at 2PM, please come join us!

Green Screen Studios, 500 San Marcos, #109, Austin TX. Having problems? Call or text me at 206.601.6225.

Then, and only then, we can finally RELAX and see some other bands. BTW, Blue Aeroplanes and Ed Harcourt were both fantastic last night at our gig. This job does have some perks, and seeng those guys last night was definitely one of them.

SxSW slot – see you on Thursday.

We’ve been notified about our SxSW slot – it’s Thursday, March 19th at the Elysium.

We don’t know when we’re playing yet, as the lineup and bill haven’t been finalized. We do know a few of the bands we’re playing with, and couldn’t be happier. Let’s just say it’s a *really* strong bill, and I suspect a large number of people will be arriving early and staying all night.

The Elysium is on Red River, which is pretty much the center of SxSW festivities. It’s a goth club outside of SxSW, but don’t let that fool you. They’ve got a great PA system, so we’ll be able to be good & loud, heh heh heh.

All the arrangements are proceeding apace. Starting to get pretty excited…

2009 – Here we come!

Okay, I’ve been slacking off. Well, actually I haven’t, since I’m back in school and I have a million and one things to do. But I have been neglecting this site, and that’s not good. Time to get active again!

We’re working out the details for our trip to Austin in six weeks. Six weeks! Holy moly that’s not far away. Is anyone out there planning on coming to SxSW? We’ll let you know when we’re playing, which we should find out in the next week. We’re also trying to see if we can play anywhere else while we’re there, like a party or a radio station or record store – whatever.

If anyone out there has any ideas or offers, we’re all ears! Hook us up!

Electric Picnic 2008 Photos

UPDATE: Okay, I’m an idiot. I got my Daves mixed up. These are actually Dave *Mitchell’s* photos, not Dave Walsh. <sigh>

I’ll try to get Dave Walsh’s up as well, as they’re also super double fab. Sorry, Daves!

These photos are all up on flickr, but they’re so dang good I also want to feature them here.

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You can check out other photos by Dave Mitchell on his flickr pages.

SxSW 2009 – It’s On.

That’s right folks – international applications closed six days ago, and we’ve already heard back from our friends in Austin, TX. Is that a record? I think so. Someone alert Guiness! We’ve got another record for TPE!

BTW, sorry about the radio silence. We’ve been chatting internally about 2009, and we’ll be announcing more in the coming weeks. In the meantime we hope to start posting pictures and video from 2008. I’m back in school and it’s killing me, so I don’t have much time as I’d like to spend on the site.

Tour Post Mortem

Hey all –

We’re all back at home, in one piece. More or less.

What can we say? I think Ray speaks for us all when he told me it “far exceeded his expectations.” You guys made us feel welcome and more importantly, missed. We can’t thank you enough.

I’ll post more about the Dundalk and Electric Picnic gigs, but for now, give us a few days to adjust to the jet lag and the post-tour depression. We’ll figure out how to showcase all your photos and video, and see what’s to be done moving forward.

For now, thank you all so, so much, and here’s hoping we can do this again and have as much fun.