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Formed from the ashes of cult alt-country band Absentee in 2008, Wet Paint’s well-received debut album “It Rots” “an excitingly messy sound and some frankly excellent tunes”, The Times seemed to single-handedly get east London listening to its old Sonic Youth, Pavement and Husker Du records all over again. In true indie-rock style, the album was followed by a split 7 featuring a cover of A side “Save The Whale” by Lightspeed Champion and second single “Hug It Out”. They toured with friends Bloc Party and The Rumble Strips.

“Woe” was recorded at the band's rehearsal home The Premises in East London with Ash Workman (Metronomy, Eugene McGuiness). Lyrically the album deals with themes of age and powerlessness in the face of change.

Wet Paint remind you exactly why you loved Pavement, Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr, why you bought the t-shirts, why you stood immobile through all the crap support bands to get your slot at the front. Theirs is nostalgia and future rolled into one with a particular English feel that gives it yet more heart.

Babak Ganjei

Hilarious Consequences

    This Autumn Records Records Records books publish Hilarious Consequences, a graphic novel by Babak Ganjei, containing a CD soundtrack featuring various artists which include Wet Paint, Singing Adams, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, Matthew Tong (Bloc Party) and new Records Records Records records signing Big Deal.

    Babak Ganjei plays in a band, has a young son and writes a comic about a guy called Babak, who plays in a band and has a young son and is writing a comic book. Hilarious Consequences is the result. It is funny. It is sad. Or perhaps it's melancholic? The absurdities of life in the ridiculous metropolis: the herbalist medicine men; the postmodernist fancy dress parties; the bands signing deals with pharmaceuticals companies; the blind followers of the cult of originality; and the coke-fuelled conversations about cooking. Chapter by chapter, the book captures the inanities of life as our hero muses on hair loss, the creative process, fatherhood and getting the sneaking feeling that everyone around you is getting younger, more talented and more successful.

    A little about Babak.... As guitarist with Absentee, he released 2 albums, singles and a handful of EPs through Memphis Industries to wide critical acclaim. Babak went on to form Wet Paint, releasing the album 'It Rots' through Trial & Error and the band supported both Bloc Party and the Rumble Strips on national tours.

    In between touring and recording the yet to be released follow-up album to It Rots, Babak has been creating his comic strips, regularly appearing on the pages of Stool Pigeon magazine. Hilarious Consequences is Babak's frst graphic novel.

    In Babak's own words: 'my years as guitarist in Absentee and frontman of Wet Paint have helped inform a story about struggling to juggle creative pursuits whilst attempting to grow up, be a father and not a rubbish boyfriend'.

    The book comes as a beautifully drawn 104 page softbound limited edition including CD soundtrack featuring: Dignan Porch, Singing Adams, The Bronsteins, Macks Faulkron, Wonderswan, Round Ron Virgin, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, Cheatahs, Big Deal, Wet Paint, and Matthew C H Tong.


    Hardback Book Info: Includes an 11 track compilation CD.

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