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Don’t forget…

Last April the new album of Moe Staiano’s SURPLUS 1980 COLLECTIV ENSEMBL was released on Musique à la Coque… “Forget All This” features vocals and lyrics by yours truly.
In August we will play two shows in California USA: on the 23rd at The Uptown in Oakland, and on the on the 24th at Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco.

In August, from the 1st till the 18th, ACTION BEAT and I will be touring the Westcoast of the USA.

I recorded two songs together with Howie Reeve for his new vinyl album “Cracks”. The songs, “When I Hear/Alina Ann Elena” are also available as a digital download single on Tractor Notown (cat.no. OWN 01) via gwsok.bandcamp.com.

In September I will be recording a new album with Nicolas Lafourest (guitar) and Olivier Mellano (guitar) as CODDIWOMPLE.

In October OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE will release their new album “From Somewhere Invisible, followed by a tour in October/November. Special gusest are Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart) and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra).

Autumn (Octobrrr)

Coming up
• new  album by King Champion Sounds – For A Lark (November)
• new  7″ by King Champion Sounds – 3 Songs EP (November)
• new  split 7″ by King Champion Sounds/Surplus 1980 (2019)
• 2x vocals + lyrics w/ Howie Reeve new album (2019)
• 4x vocals + lyrics w/ Surplus 1980 Ensembl Collectiv new album (2019)
• new studio album by Oiseaux-Tempête (2019)

NEW THIS YEAR
• w/ Cactus Club – 5 (LP, October 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals”: “Rue de Seine” + “Extrémophile”
Oiseaux-Tempête – TARAB (live, LP/CD, June 2018)
• w/ Christian Olivier – AFTER AVANT (CD, June 2018)
0 1x guest-vocals + lyrics: “Shoot”
• w/ Come Holy Spirit – ASTERS & DISASTERS (LP, May 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals + lyrics: “Essayons” + “Elephantine”
• w/ Oma – OMA (cassette, March, 2018)
0 2x guest-vocals: “Aberfan” + “Hospital”

Why can’t we all be happy…

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK …
RISO print, 144 pages, out at the end of September 2017 …
72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!

Available via Ex Mailorder

f u c k e d . . h a p p y . . l i v e . .

THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE is the title of the brand new vinyl album by ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK … 10 explosive tracks, recorded at Machines With Magnets in Providence, RI, USA … out on Psych.KG …
Now available via Ex Mailorder > exmailorder.nl/shop/sok

ACTION BEAT + GW SOK live in August in the UK
> see the concerts- page

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the title of the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK … RISO print, 144 pages, out at end of August … 72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!
Pre-ordering possible > via Ex Mailorder.

Ear we go again

Out now . . .
• two track 7″ single FOOL THROTTLE/DEBBY ONE DAY with King 0 Champion Sounds (June), out on Tractor Notown (NOT 09)
Coming up in 2017 . . .
• vocals on Through The Speech Of Stars for the forthcoming
0 album AL-‘AN by Oiseaux-Tempête (April)
• new album THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE with Action
0 Beat (Summer)
• lyrics book WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
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in English  (June)
• new album with Gran Kino (Autumn)