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UK based band, gypsy punk, dark cabaret, goth, steampunk add a touch of ska and pirate shanties, mix with dark, add more dark and you are almost there.

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More video evidence! 

More evidence has surfaced proving the existence of The Filthy Spectacula.  It has been reported that they have even appeared in DAYLIGHT!  Please peruse their Facebook page for some recent festival highlights (and click the "Like" button on their page while you are at it).

www.facebook.com/thefilthyspectacula

 

The Big Malarkey - Cancelled 

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, The Big Malarkey festival has been cancelled.  This is a real shame as a lot of talented wonderful people worked very hard to put it together.  We of The Filthy Spectacula were looking forward to playing, seeing some other wonderful bands and experiencing all the festival had to offer.  If you have purchased tickets, please contact the organizers to receive a refund.  https://www.facebook.com/events/876802082348106/

 

Video evidence 

There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt in your philosophy, your science or your agnosticism, regardless of whether your name be Horatio.

Doubtless you think the Japanese and Gallifreyan fables of curses transmitted by magic-lantern recordings, ghosts that spill from projection screens, images that take on the terrible powers of the monsters they represent - you think these mere tales for the children? The arrogance of the sceptic!

I tell you in all seriousness, you should prepare. Prepare…Read more

Set sail for the Side of Mersey 

It might be our furthest cruise to date. The prow may or may not be currently pointed almost due north. It is rumoured we are among five gangs of shanty-chanters to be unleashed upon the Scouse mobs.

The question to which we all eagerly await an answer is:
Do the northern monkeys live up to their reputation and their braggadocio? Are they hard-drinking, hard-dancing, hard-singalonging, hard-debauching, hard-swearing enough to flock to us like gulls to a boatful of corpses? And when they get there, will they…Read more

An Oracle of Darkness 

On the day of this month that is the seven trinities, the colonial milord shall beat the time for the attack of Dread and MysterE. The Riddler's elbow shall jog the Fiddler's elbow - yet no drink shall be spilled unless it be danced with, and no fight shall break out unless too many remain silent and still. Then shall great rejoicing be heard in the land of the Lock Market and debauchery be seen and smelt by the artificial river of famed intoxicants. And the Spectacula shall return in triumph to the…Read more

Email woes 

One of the things I find the most shocking about living in the 21st century is our reliance on technology.  Everywhere you go there are these zombie-like creatures shuffling about, halting on stairways or busy sidewalks or wandering into traffic whilst staring mesmerised at their small glowing rectangles.  One of my hobbies is to bump them from behind, especially when they are blocking the stairs.

As we at The Filthy Spectacula are in the business of entertaining, we must be in constant communication with…Read more

Multitasking has been considered a feminine characteristic 

However, do you believe that this has prevented my comrades in - let's call it 'direct action' - from raping and pillaging at the same time? Or indeed drinking, fighting and swearing? There is nothing quite like the sight of a hardy British tar, one fist grasping a half-emptied flagon, the other clenched pugnaciously, showering his opponent with blows, imprecations and beer.

You may have realised that we are a little shorter handed than we could choose. So, as we weigh anchor for our first serious cruise as…Read more

When is a Good Ship not a good ship? 

Maybe, when it's an ale'ouse in Kilburn. Not going to sail very far in that are you? Except away to absinthe-induced oblivious absentia of course ...
Or maybe, when it's been taken over by a crew of thoroughly evil steam-age semi-human beery buccaneers such as - well, you can guess.
Either way, would you agree that for one raucous, rambunctious, riotous night in a freezing foggy January full of hangovers and hellfire (or is that just us?), the Bad Ship might be both a better name and a better laugh?
See you…Read more

What is the name of ... 

... the lesser-known brother of my good friend - I mean, the classical god *ahem* - Bacchus, who prefers apples to grapes?
Well, be that as it may, perhaps this summer you would choose to join us at a weekend of wild West Country revelry in his honour? I'm sure it can only harm your livers, brain cells and eardrums, and our palms have been crossed to fiddle for the assembled devotees.
Of course, if like ourselves you prefer to remain within striking range of the sources of the pea-soup smog and cheap gin that…Read more

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