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‘Troublegum 30’ Tour 2024 ONSALE NOW!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our iconic album, Troublegum, we will be hitting the road in late 2024 for a special “Troublegum 30” tour.

The multi country tour will see us visit Australia, Isle of Man, Finland, Ireland, UK, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and France.

We’ll be playing many iconic venues which we would have visited on the original Troublegum run & we’ll be playing an ‘era-appropriate’ set too.

Tickets on sale NOW (some shows already SOLD OUT, others all going well so don’t delay) and you’ll be able to find the links at https://therapyquestionmark.co.uk/tour.

Released on 7 February 1994, Troublegum sold over a million copies worldwide, reaching No.5 in the UK album charts as well as  other countries across the globe and spawning hits including Nowhere, Screamager and Trigger Inside.

It earned the band a Mercury Award nomination, 2 MTV nominations, Album of the Year in Kerrang and #2 in the Metal Hammer ‘End of Year’ list as well as a host of other nominations throughout Europe.

The set list will feature Troublegum in its entirety, plus a host of other musical treats from around the same era of their recording career.

Andy Cairns said: “To mark the 30th anniversary of Troublegum we’ll be heading out on tour this year to celebrate with a set, but not just a perfunctory play through, this will be based on Therapy? of 1994 and featuring songs from that era.

When we started out in County Antrim in 1989 we could never have foreseen this beast of punk metal noise being such a landmark record. Come along and celebrate with us as we play banger after banger!” 

Band Favourites Of 2023

Yes, another year, another set of ‘end of year’ lists! Tons of great stuff out this year, have a look and see what the band have been enjoying in 2023

Michael McKeegan

Listening:
Sepulchral Curse-Abhorrent Dimensions
Helmet-Left
Enola Gay-Casement
Portrayal Of Guilt-Devil Music
Sextile-Push
Ironsides-Changing Light
Model/Actriz-Dogsbody
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats-Slaughter On First Avenue
Radiant Knife-Pressure
Aesop Rock-Integrated Tech Solutions
Final Gasp-Mourning Moon
C.O.F.F.I.N.-Australia Stops
Problem Patterns-Blouse Club
Green Lung-This Heathen Land
JAAW-Supercluster
Ash-Race The Night
Margarita Witch Cult-Margarita Witch Cult
Luger-Revelations Of The Cosmic Skull
Triumph Of Death-Resurrection Of The Flesh
Hawkwind-The Future Never Waits
Zorn-Zorn
Chalk-The Gate
Korgull The Exterminator-Built To Kill
High Priest-Invocation
Benefits-Nails
Blue Oyster Cult-50th Anniversary Live-First night
Thantifaxath-Hive Monday Narcosis
Motörhead-Another Perfect Day (40th Anniversary Edition)
Graveripper-Seasons Dreaming Death
Ken Mode-VOID
Moonlight Sorcery-Horned God Of The Thorned Castle
Godflesh-Purge
Naut-Hunt
TDK-Nemesta
At The Mermaid podcast

Watching:
Station Eleven
Fall Of The House Of Usher
Tenet
Talk to Me
Slasher
Leave The World Behind
Castlerock
Horror Of Dolores Roach

Reading:
Kim Gordon-Girl In A Band
Record Collector magazine
Dayal Patterson-Black Metal:Evolution Of The Cult-Restored, Expanded & Definitive Edition

Andy Cairns

Listening:
Kevin Richard Martin – Black
Election House – Feels of Correction
Ash-race the night
Problem Patterns- blouse club
Cherym- Taking up Sports
Kneecap – it’s been ages
Geld-currency//castration
Clowns-endless
Benefits Nails
David Holmes-blind on a galloping horse
Modern Technology-conditions of worth
Home Front-Games of power
Enzyme-golden dystopian age
Bloody Head- There is no Authority but yourself..and everyone else
Schkeuditzer Kreuz – No Life Left
Enola Gay – Casement
Peng Weng Atomic Drag – The Obsidian Bat of Weng
Nihiloxica – Source of Denial
Knock Off – Chelsea Beer and Punk Rock
Thee Alcoholics – live at the piper
Aesop Rock – Integrated Tech Solutions
James and the Cold Gun-ST
SexSwing- Grade A Peanut Sauce
Colossal Squid – a haunted tongue
Repo Man – me pop now
Petbrick – singularity
Black Star Riders – wrong side of paradise
Girls in Synthesis – Die Leere
Iceboy Violet – Not a Dream but a Controlled Explosion
Helm – Chemical Flowers (not new but listened to it a lot this year)
Helmet – Left
Richie Culver – Scream if you don’t Exist
Kode 9 / Burial – Infirmary/ Unknown Summer
The Chisel – Fuck ‘Em
The Shits – you’re a mess
 Chelsea Fancast podcast

Watching:
Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland
Dance First
Talk to Me
Beau is Afraid
Afire
Saint Omer
Asteroid City
Muscle
Evil
Dead Man’s Shoes
Dead Loch
Succession
The Lovers
The Last of Us
Poker Face
Gen V
Carnival Row
Shelter
Kin
Fisk
Chelsea FC
Sp*rs 1 Chelsea 4
Chelsea Legends Match
Come Along and Sing This Song live event

Reading:
Paul Marko – Menace – Prog, Punk, Skinheads & Serendipity
King/Warner/Welsh – Seal Club 2
Johnny Neal’s Blue & White Army – Come Along and Sing this Song
CFCUK Fanzine
Wire Magazine
Sight & Sound Magazine
The Quietus
John King – London Country
Pat Nevin – Football and How to Survive It
Anna Bogutskaya – Unlikeabke Female Characters
Eduardo Galeano – Football in Sun and Shadow
Stephen Morris – Record Play Paul
Neil Fitzsimon – Rhapsody in Blue
Susan Sontag – Regarding the Pain of Others
J R Moores – Electric Wizards
Dirk Van Hulle/Pim Verhulst – The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies

Neil Cooper

Listening:
John (Times Two) – A Life Diagrammatic
Lindstrom – Everyone Else Is A Stranger
Benefits – Nails
JAAW – Supercluster
Helmet – Left
Lewsburg- Out & About
Aesop Rock – Integrated Tech Solutions
Tomb Mold – The Enduring Spirit
Frozen Soul – Glacial Domination
Green lung – This Heathen Land
Ezra Collective – Where I’m Meant To Be

Watching:
Beef
Luther, The Fallen Sun
Don’t Look Up
Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
White Noise
The Bear
Hijack
All Quiet on The Western Front
Metallica – Download festival
Benefits – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
 
Reading:
Ottessa Moshfegh – Lapvona
John Lanchester – The Wall
Hari  Kunzru – Red Pill
Lucy Foley – The Paris Apartment
Otto English – Fake History
Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling

New video for “Woe” out now!

Delighted to present our first ever AI created video for “Woe” which is taken from our recent “Hard Cold Fire” album. The video was created by Roni Abramowsky for Firma Productions and has a stark cinematic look to it. You can watch below…

“The song itself is looking at finding a way out of misery and looking ahead. Focusing on things you can change and using bad experiences as a springboard to make the right moves.” Andy Cairns

“Hard Cold Fire” is out now on Marshall Records. Stream/buy/listen HERE

Finally! “Semi-Detached” 12″vinyl re-issue

Yes, to mark the 25th anniversary of its release, the good folks at Music For Vinyl have put together (for the first time!) a 12″ coloured vinyl of Semi Detached! It was our 5th studio album and as well as including the hits “Church Of Noise” and “Lonely Cryin’ Only” has a ton of fan faves like “Safe”, “Straight Life” & “The Boy’s Asleep” on there.

Due out on 27th October 2023 you can now stream/order here

https://therapy.lnk.to/SemiDetachedSR

New merch onsale now

Yes indeed! To go with the “Hard Cold Fire” tour we have some new shirt designs, a beanie and a rather cool looking scarf added to the online shop. You can browse and buy HERE!

All “Hard Cold Fire” shows now on sale!

All the November/December 2023 “Hard Cold Fire” headline shows are now onsale. We will have the awesome Bokassa in tow so these shows are not to be missed!

www.therapyquestionmark.co.uk/tour

30 Nov UK Brighton Concorde2

1 Dec UK Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

2 Dec UK Sheffield Academy2

3 Dec UK Northampton Roadmenders

7 Dec UK Bristol The Fleece

8 Dec UK Manchester Academy 2

9 Dec UK Sunderland Pop Recs

14 Dec UK London Electric Ballroom

15 Dec UK Bradford Nightrain

16 Dec UK Birmingham O2 Institute2

“Hard Cold Fire” is here!

“Hard Cold Fire” is finally out right now! It’s been a crazy old journey over the last 33 years to get to this point but here it is, album #16. Feedback on the advance songs has been killer as have the reviews but most importantly you can now hear it yourselves…You can buy/listen below and HERE

BUY/STREAM

There are a few album release ‘instores’ next week where we will be playing the new album in full, they’re all sold out bar Oxford but rest assured there’s a full ‘proper’ Hard Cold Fire tour coming later in the year. All the shows confirmed to date (and festivals etc) are on the main site here

https://therapyquestionmark.co.uk/tour/

Finally (for now!) a huge thanks to all our friends out there who have bought our records, gig tickets and merch and stayed with us through the pandemic, sharing your stories and cheering us on. Without you we wouldn’t be here, so thank you from the very bottom of our dark, twisted, lovely hearts.

As we always say, we couldn’t do this without you folks!

Now strap in, crank the volume and enjoy “Hard Cold Fire”!

Andy-Michael-Neil TPY?2023