It’s finally landed…

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Wow… 6 and a half years down the line and I have finally managed to finish my very first debut album as Steel Box Theories – I must say I’m pretty f*cking stoked.  It’s not been easy and at times I didn’t think I was going to finish it, but with dedication and just being generally stubborn It’s finally here:

http://steelboxtheories.bandcamp.com/album/steel-box-theories

I have decided to use CD baby to distribute the album digitally so you should be able to purchase the album pretty much anywhere, and I have launched a bit of an advertising campaign with them too, so we will see how that pans out.  All that’s left to do now is promote, promote, promote! 

The album description is below:

6 and a half years in the making, I present Steel Box Theories debut album for your aural pleasure. Like a sledge hammer to the face or a rhino tickling your testes, this album is not for the faint of heart.

Drawing from influences such as Nine Inch Nails and Primus through to the classical compositions of Bela Bartok, the album is a melting pot for multiple genres, and as I have complete creative control over this release I could do whatever I wanted.

This is a true DIY project everything you hear has been recorded, produced and mixed by me (Lawless Luke). So I really do hope you enjoy the album and if you don’t please do go on the internet and bitch about it to someone who gives a sh*t…

So interesting times…  I’m also going to be getting on the road and doing some solo performances under the name of Lawless Luke, the live set up is pretty unique – I use a loop pedal acoustic instruments like a Cajon, acoustic guitar and even a resonator blues guitar!  The style is a bit different to SBT and is certainly more accessible kind of blues biker rock thing going on you can check out my soundcloud page below if you fancy a listen:

https://soundcloud.com/lawlessluke

That’s about it, there is certainly plenty to be keeping me busy over the coming months!

Ciao for now…

Lawless Luke

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Further down the rabbit hole…

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So after quite a few months of gigging to dwindling audience numbers due to a variety of different reasons, poor venue event promotion, lack of interest in live music, etc I have decided to take matters into my own hands and create an event.  Working as a promoter, performer and events organiser I have put together an event to help inject some much needed interest back into live music and creative arts whilst at the same time raising money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.

The event is focusing on raising money for Cancer Research UK whilst also promoting creative and experimental music and visual art in Coventry. 

​The focus of the night will be creativity and has to achieve the following:

Be a platform for creative artists; visual artists and musicians to showcase their work.​
Create more of a ‘scene’ for live music and creative arts in Coventry,​
Raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK​

The event will be taking place on October the 12th 2013 at a live music venue in Coventry.

 

All entries must be received by the 30th of August 2013 to be considered for the event, so if you do want to be involved please send us an email with links to your work etc: steelboxtheories@gmail.com

 

If you would like to make a donation and help in the fight against cancer, please visit:

http://www.justgiving.com/steelboxtheories

In other news I am working on some new material and pushing ahead with the debut album, we have also had a request from a fellow Soundclouder to remix two of our songs!  So I’m excited to see how that turns out 🙂

That’s all for now, check out our website http://www.steelboxtheories.com and follow us on social networking to keep up to speed on breaking SBT news.

Cheers

Luke Tetlow

SBT Creative Director

Our First Blog

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Hello Friends of SBT!

 

We hope you are all well and enjoying this late summer!

 

We have been busy at the Steel Box Theories base camp recently with no less than four gigs in two weeks!  We have met some great people playing at The Roadhouse, Birmingham ArtsFest and Cargo in London at The RPIXfactor battle of the bands and no doubt some of you new subscribers will have met us at one of these events, so thanks for joining and supporting us!

 

We are currently busy planning gigs for late 2012 and early 2013, so if you want to see us at a venue check our gig listing or suggest some venues that we can contact to book a gig J.  We are also looking into getting some kind of management or agent involved so we are busy researching that, again any suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

And finally I am still busy working on our debut album; we are toying with the idea of using some kind of voluntary donation framework like Pledge music or Kickstart to help with the costs of funding, more to follow on that soon…and finally we are looking to arrange a short tour of the UK and Europe to coincide with the album release in spring/summer 2013, so it’s all go go go!

 

If you would like to connect with us on twitter or facebook you can do so through the following, we appreciate your support:

 

www.facebook.com/steelboxtheories

@steelbox007 (twitter username).

 

Speak soon

 

Luke