Wednesday, 8 April 2009


Here is an update from those wonderful lads in Dropkick, one of Jocknroll's favourite bands:

"Hello everyone and happy Easter to you all.

There's been a lot happening in Dropkickland since I last pestered you. In February, we played our first ever gigs outside the UK with a weekend trip to Mallorca organised by our friend Joan Andreu of Pecan Pie. Thanks entirely to Joan, it was hugely successful for us and we sold more CDs in 1 night than we normally do in about 6 months. Even more miraculously, we even managed to sell some of our new "high quality" Patchwork t-shirts. You too can get your t-shirt at for just £7 by the way... Some photos from the trip can be seen here. Look out for the charcoal caricature of the band that a street artist in Palma drew. You'll see that I appear to have gotten a particualrly rough deal - I seem to have aged by about 89 years in the picture! Also while we were in Mallorca, we found some time to film a promo video for one of our new songs "Don't Know Where It Ends". You can see the result at or on YouTube.

Back in Scotland, we've finished recording our next album, due out before the end of the year. You can listen to 5 of the songs at The album still has no title, so we're open to suggestions. You can email them to me at this email address and the best suggestion received by 17th April will win a free t-shirt. And if that wasn't enough, if we end up using your title, you'll also get a free copy of the album when it comes out.

We've also got a few gigs coming up. Here's the details:
Fri 10th April @ 13th Note, Glasgow. Support from Mr D. Doors 8.30pm. £4.
Fri 24th April @ Aikman's, St Andrews. 9.30pm. Free.
Fri 8th May @ Darvel "Homecoming" Music Festival, Darvel Town Hall, Ayrshire. With Attic Lights, The Primary 5 and The Parish Music Box. Doors are 7pm. Tickets are £15. See for details of how to buy. Should be a reasonably good gig I think.

Well that's enough for now. See you next time.

Alastair Dropkick

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