...and the winner is!

Written by Aidy.

Congratulations to Ian Guebert who won our T-Shirt competition with this photo of himself brandishing Micro Vs. System Donkey Kong Hockey. This certainly is a prime example of retro-goodness and it's still in its original box. A British IBM T-Shirt is winging its way to you as we speak young man!

Donkey Kong Hockey

T-Shirt Competition

Written by Dave.

It's time for another competition!

We're giving away one of our brand new t-shirts - All you have to do is email us a picture of you and your favourite item of retro kit! You could probably do better than me with my Nintendo Gamecube... Email your picture and T-Shirt size to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We'll announce the winner on Friday 8th February 2013 and post the best pictures on the site.

Behind the Music #07 - Is it Too Late to Save Oscar Pike?

Written by Aidy.

Lyrically this one was inspired by Paul's reluctance to turn thirty, on the run up to this milestone he wrote an autobiographical play of the same title.

It sounded a little bit country and so we decided that we'd take it the rest of the way and make it a full-on country song by enrolling the skills of David Greeves and his Pedal Steel guitar.

Guest Musicians
David Greeves - Pedal Steel

Pedal Steel
Epiphone Cortez (1962)

Fender Jazz Bass
Peavey 115 Combo Bass Amp
Tama Starclassic Drum Kit


First Gig of 2013

Written by Aidy.

the British IBM with Sam Forrest

Well we've just played our first gig of 2013! The three of us braved the snow and headed to Derby where we played the Victoria Inn alongside Sam Forrest (Nine Black Alps) and Charm of Achilles. Even our manager Matt came out for this one, it was an excellent night involving a few too many beers and some great music. Next stop is going to be the legendary Dublin Castle in Camden on the 31st Jan 2013.