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.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Bickers & Fij November shows

"Remember, remember the 7th & 8th of November"

The Bickers & The Fij are off for a couple of dates in November as a kind of Bonfire Night weekend shindig.

First stop is Saturday 7th November at The Locomotive in Swindon where our they will be lighting the fuse, and then  standing a safe way away from a series of songs both old and new from the forthcoming album, currently in production.

The following day (Sunday 8th) they will be appearing at The Shiiine Weekender at Minehead where they will be launching a series of melancholic rockets alongside Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, Wonderstuff, 808 State, The Wedding Present, Peter Hook, The Telescopes & Pat Nevin.

Don't forget to jump on board the Pete Fij / Terry Bickers Facebook page where you can find regular updates of the recording of album #2

Friday, 10 July 2015

Bickers & Fij air new songs

Pete & Terry will be playing a short set at the always lovely Bleeding Hearts Club on Monday 13th July at the Rialto Theatre, Brighton.

They will be airing a selection of their new songs before they head to the studio later this month to begin work on album#2.

Tickets are available here

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

McCulloch & Bickers & Fij

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers have been announced as main support for the upcoming Ian Mcculloch show at the stunning St Paul's (pictured here) in Worthing this Saturday 21st March.

It's particularly apt for Worthingtonian Pete who recently cited 'Ocean Rain' as his all time favourite album in an interview for Louder Than War

Doors open at 7.30, with our melancholic duo on at 8pm.

A limited number of tickets are still available here
You can join the Facebook Event Page here

Copies of Pete Fij / Terry Bickers album 'Broken Heart Surgery' which topped 4 different critics' polls for album of the year in 2014 is available from Bandcamp and you can follow the duo's exploits via the medium of the Pete Fij / Terry Bickers Facebook page or by following Pete on Twitter

Monday, 16 February 2015

Bickers & Fij go literary in London

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers are stretching their melancholic wings for their first engagement of 2015, as part of the Speaky Spokey literary cabaret night at Kings Place, London 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras station, on Monday 9th March at 7pm.

"Colonising England" is part of a night celebrating writers talking about their experiences growing up in England in the 1970's, and features Salena Godden recounting grwoing up in Hastings with a go-go dancing mother and Jazz musician father, Gabriel Gbadamosi reading from his autobiographical novel 'Vauxhall' - an evocative and witty tale of Irish tinkers, rag & bone men and Nigerian immigrants, living cheek-by-jowl in a south London slum & there is a dramatisation of Colin Grant's Pen Ackerly prize short-listed memoir, 'Bageye At The Wheel' with tales of all-weekend poker playing amongst Luton's rambunctious Jamaicans

Alongside playing their maudelin tunes, Pete & Terry will be discussing their experiences growing up in the 1970's both as part of and alongside immigrant communities. Tickets are £9.50 in advance and can be bought online here

Pete & Terry live on Facebook here, you can follow Pete on Twitter here and you can buy Pete Fij / Terry Bickers' album 'Broken Heart Surgery' that topped four citics's lists for album of 2014 here.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers end a great 2014 with 'Album of The Year' awards

Well what a year it's been. Some five years in the making, and messers Bickers & Fij finally got 'Broken Heart Surgery' out, no small thanks to our fabulous Kickstarter supporters who helped make it happen.

Rave reviews, appearances on 'Radcliffe Maconie' on BBC 6Music, 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4, 'Sunday Brunch' on Channel 4, not mention single of the week on Steve Lamacq's 'Roundtable' show on 6Music and also single of the week on the Rebel Playlist meaning daytime plays on all the 6Music programmes. A sell out Moscow premier of the Bickers & Fij documentary, plus a plethora of UK shows with the bonus of many new friends along the way.

To top it 'Broken Heart Surgery' has been named 'ALBUM OF THE YEAR' in Porky's Prime Cuts, Say It With Garage Flowers, Pop Junkie London , and This Wreckage as well as appearing in lists in Alltag und kulture (in at #2) Rock N Roll Runner ( #6)  the Platten Vor Gericht (PVG) (#7), Isolation Records (#9),Unthought Of But Somehow (#16), Louder Than War (#33), Italian Troublezine & Pennyblack  amongst others.

Pete said "Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, to everyone who helped us get this far - we've been truely taken aback. We've started on the long road to recording the next album, and we aim not to take quite as long this time. We'd like to wish you all the very best for the coming year."

You can buy the album from the duo's Bandcamp page, including Pete's solo version of the album recorded a few years prior to Terry's involvement, and you can follow them on Facebook .

See you in 2015 for the next installment...

Monday, 3 November 2014

UK Premier at Cine-City for Bickers & Fij Doc

After the sell-out screening of the world premiere in Moscow for the Pete Fij / Terry Bickers documentary 'Various Songs'  (directed by Peter Bromley of the 1968 Film Group)  the film get's it's UK premiere at the Cine-City Film Festival in Brighton in November.

The film, made over a period of 18 months, features extensive interviews with Pete & Terry on the build up to the release of their debut album 'Broken Heart Surgery' as well insights from those around them from their past and present.

The UK premiere will take place on Monday 24th November at 7pm at The Sallis Benney Theatre in Brighton, and is part of the Cine-City Festival (which runs throughout Brighton from 20th November - 7th December). The screening will feature a short acoustic set from messers Bickers & Fij which will be their last live appearance in what has been a very eventful 2014. Tickets are available here

You can buy the album 'Broken Heart Surgery' from the Pete Fij / Terry Bickers Bandcamp site, and you can keep up to date with all things to do with the melancholy duo via their Facebook page and/or  you can follow Pete on Twitter