January 27, 2010, 11:06 am
Filed under: WHEAT

Friday May 21st – Solus, Cardiff

It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday May 21st we will be playing a headline show at Cardiff University’s Solus venue. It’s always a joy to play a show in Cardiff, but playing in the same venue (albeit on a far bigger stage) as our first ever gig, nearly exactly four years on, makes it all the more special.

Romance Is Boring is released (as you may be aware) on February 1st, and for that week only, you can buy a copy of the album, plus a ticket to this show for only £18 from Cardiff’s premiere record shop, Spillers. Tickets will go on wider sale, later this week, at the price of £12.

January 25, 2010, 1:57 pm
Filed under: WHEAT

On this coming Sunday, January 31st we will be playing a FREE instore at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane, to celebrate the release of Romance Is Boring.


Rough Trade will be selling CD and LP copies of the album on the day; the day before the album’s UK release. You can guarantee a wristband (and therefore entry to the show) by purchasing a copy of said record from the store earlier on in the day.

OBVIOUSLY, if you’ve already pre-ordered the thing, it’s unfair to expect you to buy another copy, SO, if you email your proof of purchase to romanceisboring (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and the subject title (this is important) RT Instore List, we will put your name on a guestlist.


  • We won’t start playing until the Manchester United v Arsenal match is finished, so you don’t need to worry about missing the end of that, incase you would have been. For those of you who, for whatever reason, do not live your life according to football, that means we’ll be on 6ish.
  • Obviously this instore is aimed at promoting and showcasing Romance Is Boring, so expect a set made up entirely of tracks from the new album. Because they are really fun for us to play right now.

Of course, this is a precursor to the MASSIVE ‘Romance Is Boring’ tour.

11 Feb Wrexham, Central Station (14+)
12 Feb Liverpool, EVOL@O2 (14+)
13 Feb York, Fibbers (14+)
15 Feb Aberdeen, Tunnels (14+)
16 Feb Dundee, Dog House (14+)
17 Feb Edinburgh, Bongo (18+)
18 Feb Derby, The Venue (14+)
19 Feb Leicester, The Musician (14+)
21 Feb Cambridge, Junction (14+)
22 Feb Norwich, Arts Centre (14+)
23 Feb Brighton, Audio New Slang Night (16+)
24 Feb Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (14+)
25 Feb London, KOKO (15+)
26 Feb Falmouth, Princess Pavillion (ALL AGES)
27 Feb Bristol, Thekla (14+)
01 Mar Birmingham, The Rainbow (18+)
02 Mar Northampton, Roadmender (14+)
03 Mar Reading, Plug & Play (16+)
04 Mar Kingston, Banquet New Slang (18+)

January 22, 2010, 11:10 am
Filed under: WHEAT

It is our pleasure to announce that in this coming April/May we will once again traverse the Atlantic Ocean to play shows in North America. These are SOME OF the dates. More to be announced in due course, so please don’t go flipping out just yet if we don’t appear to be playing somewhere you would like us to be. There’ll still be plenty of time for that later.

We’re very excited to be touring Romance Is Boring in the States and Canada, and playing all these new songs to you.

(All shows ALL AGES unless marked otherwise)

20 Toronto, ONT Phoenix Theatre
22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (18+)
27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
30 Chicago, IL Cabaret MetroMay
04 Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre
07 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom
08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

9th May is the last day of the Premiership season, so it looks like we might be needing somewhere in LOS ANGELES to watch THE SOCCER. Nice one.

Romance Is Boring: Video by Gareth
January 18, 2010, 11:35 pm
Filed under: WHEAT

Video by Alex de Campi

Released 15th February 2010 (Digital/7″)

The perfect late Valentine’s gift for the one you loathe.

A. Romance Is Boring

B. Too Many Flesh Suppers

Romance Is Boring: Myspace Stream by LC!
January 18, 2010, 12:04 pm
Filed under: WHEAT

You are invited…


In Medias Res
There Are Listed Buildings
Romance Is Boring
We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)
Plan A
Straight In At 101
Who Fell Asleep In
I Warned You: Do Not Make An Enemy Of Me
Heart Swells/100-1
I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know
A Heat Rash In The Shape Of The Show Me State; or, Letters From Me To Charlotte
The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
This Is A Flag. There Is No Wind
Coda: A Burn Scar In The Shape Of The Sooner State




January 11, 2010, 10:18 pm
Filed under: WHEAT

In March of this year we will be undertaking a brief tour of some countries in Mainland Europe. We will be joined on this tour by our true brethren COPY HAHO. I cannot tell you how excited we are to be touring together again. Last time we did we all got Swine Flu and bathed in malibu, so who knows what will happen when we do this ON THE CONTINENT!! It’ll be like a Christmas special of a past it’s best British sitcom. Lock up yr daughters.

These are the dates:
10 Mar Munich (GERMANY), Atomic Cafe
11 Mar Zurich (SWITZERLAND), Club Room
12 Mar St Gallen (SWITZERLAND), Theater Palace
13 Mar Cologne (GERMANY), Gebaude 9
14 Mar Amsterdam (HOLLAND), Melkweg
15 Mar Paris (FRANCE), Le Point Éphémère
17 Mar Hamburg (GERMANY), Molotov
18 Mar Brussels (BELGIUM), Rotonde

Please consult venue websites, etc, for ticketing details.

If we are not playing in a country you live in, I am sorry. I hope we will some time soon. It is not (necessarily) personal.

My Films of the Year! (Last Year) by Ellen
January 11, 2010, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Here in no particular order is my fail safe opinionated and completely flawed list of films I enjoyed the most last year. There are a lot of films I did not see, so for all “A Serious Man” and “Antichrist” lovers IM SORRY I DIDNT GET AROUND TO WATCHING THEM! They are on my ilovefilm list, honest. There are also some films missing which I thought were okay, but did not find them as effecting as others, e.g “Let The Right One In” and “Up” but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy them, it just means I am a heartless bitch. Also my memory sucks so I probably left loads out too.

Drag me to hell!

An entertaining B movie pastiche of disgustingness and stupidity with Mr Raimi returning to his “Evil Dead” esque horror comedy roots after the awful “Spiderman 3.” Plus the heroine does battle with a evil handkerchief, and we all love it when linen goes bad.


Starring lots of Sam Rockwells and Kevin Spacey’s REALLY creepy voice, it’s budget allowed special effects which make “Red Dwarf” seem sophisticated but is a highly original and character driven Sci-Fi film. Yes, it was made by David Bowies son.

Zombie land

Best Bill Murray cameo I can remember.

Inglorious Basterds

This film got bafflingly average reviews despite the fact it is a complete return to form after the film about Kirk Russel killing women WITH HIS CAR!

The acting displayed from Christoph Waltz would make Daniel Day Lewis weep into his cobblers shoes, and the  scene in which the “Basterds” are undercover in the German bar….I was literally hanging off my seat, about to fall unto the floor, gripping the chair of the arm scared… was unrelentingly good. Even my mum liked it, and her favorite film is “Shirley Valentine.”

The Hurt Locker

This Katherine Bigelow piece tracks a bomb defusal squad in Iraq and although I am unsure about its slightly one sided patriotic message, it is still an educational, gripping and somewhat disturbing insight into the American army.


One of my favorite films of last year, I knew little to nothing about Watergate or Nixon himself and this film made me learn things which normally I hate! plus Michael Sheen is always an incredibly watch-able and charismatic presence.

Star Trek

It could have sucked, it could have been a sacrilegious experience, but it was entertaining and sensitive to its origins.

Where The Wild Things Are

This is a incredibly brave and incredibly heartbreaking film which shows that Mr Jonze does not bend to the will of studios, it explores the confusion of childhood so perfectly and really pulls the “Stand By Me” esque punches. Perfect. BRING TISSUES.

In The Loop

I love Armando Iannucci very hard, plus its nice to know what “My Girl” is up to. The political ramifications this film depicts are also somewhat terrifying.


I love Michael Fassbender very hard as well, and this biopic of political prisoner and hunger strike participant Bobby Sands is a uneasy viewing experience… he was also great in the disturbing “Eden Lake.”


A heartbreakingly beautiful biopic with the guy from High School Musical.

Public Enemies

There was something about this which sparked me despite its glaring errors and flaws (e.g filming on digital and Christian “continually disappointing” Bale.) I think its the unrelenting charisma of Marion Cottilard and Johnny Depp.


A incredibly terrifying “kids” film with wreaths of imagination and darkness to boot.

My Least Favourite Film of the Year: (500) Days of Summer. It has to be seen to be believed how try hard and awful it is. I would recommend going out and watching it right now, honestly. Do it.

Ellen x