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British Murder Boys: Releases Imminent
The Quietus , January 15th, 2014 16:17

Notorious Japan performance to get 12" and DVD release

In our Strange World Of Regis & Downwards feature last year, Karl O'Connor enthused about the "night of wrongness" that was British Murder Boys' (likely) swansong. The infernal final collaboration between Regis and Tony Surgeon took place in Japan, and this happened: "We played a lot of unreleased stuff, we had microphones, guitars, heavy incense, people dressed in costumes from a Catholic church in Spain. We had to get them signed off by a priest. An odd thing happened - even though we had planned what we were doing I started feeling really light-headed, [and] Tony went mental. It was the first time ever I've seen Tony have a really really primal reaction. It was everything we'd ever wanted to do, distilled in one evening: it was commercial suicide, it was unsatisfactory to our fans, people loved it and hated it, they didn't know what they'd just seen. Afterwards it was quite funny, me and Tony got offstage and, like the cliché, hugged each other. We were emotionally drained, it was such an intense thing, absolute destruction, a night of wrongness."

Obviously tQ is gutted that we weren't there for this most especial communion, but are pleased to be pass on the information that Downwards are commemorating it with a series of releases. According to a post on the Downwards tumblr, there'll be a BMB Live In Japan 12" coming "soon", a compilation coming "later" and an "Elegant and Luxurious Limited Edition Boxset" featuring two 12" compilations, photo history book, a live DVD and exclusive 7". This will also be coming "later".

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