Zounds. A hearty welcome to the internet blog thing that we set up for our zine distro. It's called hoojemaflap because we're simply amazing at um, like naming ... stuff yeah?

Monday, 14 September 2009

fotos from sept 11 zine social

zinesters hard at work

zines were available for sale and trade

collaging action

matilde trying to be social, bless her

Friday, 4 September 2009

So last night was the Arteries gig at the Hobgoblin, we took the distro down. When we got there the bands were setting up and we managed to nab a good size table next to the other merch people and laid out a selection of zines. We were sat next to a fellow zine distro man called Will who had a little box of vegan/freegan/anarchy zines, I got one about CCTV for free, and picked up some kick ass patches from Microscosm for a quid each:

I didn't manage to chat to Will but it was great to see other zines out at gigs. We sold quite a few, we're almost out of Ploppy Pants and the Zonked/Suspect Device split zine. There was an unfortunate incident with curry being spilt on a copy of Loserdom but it only suffered minimal smearing damage and the chap who was responsible paid for it (I think he was the guitarist from the Arteries actually!).

All the bands were really good as well, enjoyed Serf Combat and Apologies I Have None a lot. The dutch band Sweet Empire were staying at my house after the gig so I hung around with them and stayed up way too late drinking. Their touring driver/merch guy Daniel does a zine called Twisted Rights and Crooked Wrongs so it was cool to meet him and trade some zines. I even grabbed some of issues 3 and 4 off him to stock up the distro with.

Wicked night in all, makes me all enthusiastic about doing this distro lark more! Now for a busy weekend prancing around London!

teaser flyer out for brighton zinefest 2010

september11 zine social...

this weekend...

this distro will or has been at three events!!

starting off thursday at the hobgoblin

The New Wave of Cut & Paste presents...

The Arteries - myspace.com/thearteries
Householdname Record's finest. Welsh punk rock attack for fans of RKL, AC/DC or Lagwagon

Sweet Empire - http://www.myspace.com/sweetempiremusic
Netherlands punk rock ala Dag Nasty/Descendents

The Rabbit Theory - http://www.myspace.com/rabbittheory
Swiss emo/punk ala Rites of Spring/Husker Du - only Southern UK date!

Apologies I Have None - myspace.com/apologiesihavenone
London's worst kept secret, fucking incredible passionate punk rock that will be bigger than Michael Jackson this time next year

Serf Combat - myspace.com/serfcombat
Samiam via The Replacements indie tinged punk rock

then friday at hidden in london for a gabber party...

followed by a saturday outing to reclaim your future... yeah!