Tuesday, 2 January 2018

'We Are Millionaires' Album of The Year 2017 roundup

As 2017 packs away it's belongings to make the journey into our memories, we have been delighted to discover that our album 'We Are Millionaires', released in the Summer has been included in a whole host of 'best of' end of year lists.

Guttingly, we were pipped to the post to the top spot by our very good friends Fujiya & Miyagi, with our #2 placing in Brighton Music Blog 

"Accomplished and powerful. The band describe their songs as being miserable, which you can’t deny, but there’s also a majesty to them too. Most of all though, they make it look effortlessly easy, which everyone knows is the really tricky bit.
We also got the silver medal from Say It With Garage Flowers who placed it at #2 together with one of our favourite descriptions of the album:  

"Like its predecessor, it’s full of deadpan humour and dry wit. With influences including John Barry, The Velvet Underground and Lee Hazlewood, and lyrical nods to movies The Third Man and The Birds, it’s like a soundtrack to an imaginary, downbeat, British, black and white kitchen sink-drama-meets spy-film – part Hancock, part Hitchcock – but this time around, there’s even some optimism"

We're #4 in the fabulously named Indie for Bunnies , #6 in Jesus MBA, #8 in Penny Black #15 in Platten Vor Gericht, #21 in Mitoca Discos Dual, #26 in Don’t Be Real Be Post Modern ("minor key, acoustic introspection done so beautifully it’s as if they’re singing to one another in the dustlight of a pub back room") and #53 best UK album (hmmm...not sure if that's a compliment or not) over at Cowboys & Indies who also had our bromantic track 'Let's Get Lost Together' in at  #33 in their Festive 50

Thanks to all who supported us - the journey doesn't end here with the album as we plan to promote further in 2018 , starting with a series of UK dates at the end of January.

29th Jan OXFORD, The Bullingdon
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30th Jan WOLVERHAMPTON, Newhampton Arts Centre Facebook  / Tickets

31st Jan HEBDEN BRIDGE , Trades Club
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1st Feb GUISBOROUGH , Sitting Room
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3rd Feb COVENTRY Big Comfy Bookshop
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You can buy the album here


UK dates Jan/Feb 2018

Dusting off the winter blues, we're off playing some more live dates in the UK in January & February.

29th Jan OXFORD, The Bullingdon
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30th Jan WOLVERHAMPTON, Newhampton Arts Centre Facebook  / Tickets

31st Jan HEBDEN BRIDGE , Trades Club
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1st Feb GUISBOROUGH , Sitting Room
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3rd Feb COVENTRY Big Comfy Bookshop
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'We Are Millionaires' will be released on vinyl in March with more live dates to follow.



Photo by Rob Kelly

Sunday, 16 July 2017

We Are Millionaires album released 21st July

The new Pete Fij / Terry Bickers album 'We Are Millionaires' is released on July 21st on Broadcast, to some great reviews.

"Minor key, acoustic introspection (Hawley, Lloyd Cole-ish) done so beautifully it’s as if they’re singing to one another in the dustlight of a pub back room"| MOJO

"Unfailingly lovely late night reflections stalk the same territory as the third VU album, Richard Hawley, The Lilac Time, and ballad mode JAMC" UNCUT

"A sweetly gloomy affair. When opener Let’s Get Lost Together hails the duo’s chemistry with a hangdog gleam, it’s an uplifting reminder that it really is never too late to get your band together. " Q

The album on CD / download can be ordered here (we benefit the most if you order direct, though you can also get it from your local record shop, or from other online stores)

Pete & Terry are playing a series of dates

Sat 22nd July, WORTHING St Pauls
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Tue 29th Aug, GUILDFORD The Star
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Wed 30th Aug, BRIGHTON Rialto Theatre
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** SOLD OUT **

Thur 31st Aug, LONDON Aces & Eights (Tufnell Park)
** SOLD OUT **

Fri 1st Sept, LONDON Aces & Eights
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** SOLD OUT **

Autumn dates include:

Weds 25th October, CARDIFF, Gwdihw

Thurs 26th October, BEDFORD, Esquires

with further UK shows to be announced


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bickers & Fij UK Live Dates

Pete & Terry are playing a series of dates to celebrate the release of their second album 'We Are Millionaires' (released on 21st July on Broadcast)

Sat 22nd July, WORTHING St Pauls
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Tue 29th Aug, GUILDFORD The Star
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Wed 30th Aug, BRIGHTON Rialto Theatre
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Thur 31st Aug, LONDON Aces & Eights (Tufnell Park)
** SOLD OUT **

Fri 1st Sept, LONDON Aces & Eights
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Further UK dates will be announced in the Autumn

Friday, 26 May 2017

Kickstarter thanks

We are delighted to announce that our Kickstarter campaign for the new album ended with a fantastic £10,772 pledged.

Thankyou to all who have helped.

"I want to say sincere thanks to all those who have contributed to our album fund. I am extremely grateful for your generosity. If you bought an album as part of your pledge I hope that you get many hours of enjoyment listening to it." - Terry
 
"Wow, wow, and triple wow. I was initially wary about doing a Kickstarter thing, but there's a genuine connection with those who support us which means such a lot. I feel slightly humbled by people's generosity and kind words. A lot of love went into this album & it means an awful lot to me - I hope it will to you too" - Pete

The new album 'WE ARE MILLIONAIRES' is released in July

Monday, 24 April 2017

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers announce new album and Kickstarter Campaign

We're proud to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the new Pete Fij / Terry Bickers album 'We Are Millionaires', recorded at Church Road studios with 'Broken Heart Surgery' producer Julian Tardo.

Still drenched in melancholy, though this time with just a little pinch of hope, the album is due for release on 10th July 2017 on CD, vinyl & download.

To help fund it, there is a Kickstarter Campaign which aside the usual fare of CDs / vinyl / badges etc includes the opportunity to buy Terry Bickers' signed guitar strap, have a Skype chat with Pete, a Christmas card sent from the melancholy duo or have a song written and recorded by Pete & Terry all about you!

The Kickstarter campaign runs until Tuesday 16th May. Details can be found here.

Pete & Terry also now have a Twitter account as well as their Facebook Page

Details of UK live dates to follow







Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Bickers & Fij turn DJs

Pete & Terry take a break from recording their follow up album to 'Broken Heart Surgery' to DJ a night in Worthing at Coast on Saturday July 9th.

Mr Fij's club 'Never Stop' will feature a rare DJ set from Mr Bickers as the 2 play their favourite tracks from the 1980's, bookended by the very best of post-punk / new wave from the late 70's and the cream of early 90's indie/alternative.

You can join the Facebook event here or cut straight to the quick and buy tickets here from wegottickets.