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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Please Please Please - The Finished Article!

The moment you've all been waiting for -

@tw1tterband release the finished version of Please Please Please for your listening and viewing pleasure.

When you eventually stop listening (after around ten plays I guess) then please head over to the Just Giving link and make a donation to the NSPCC.

Thanks, @tw1tterband

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Tw1tterband - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want by Private_Tracks



The following people involved in this project have, in the most part, never met.

Lead vocals @Judwa
Guitars @Wowser
Bass @RiggerTheGeek
Keys @Logikalpaul
Violin @Drinkmeforfree
Flute @Removeya
Brass @Cpt_Spudgun
Choir @FunkyChoir

Artwork @MediaBen
Video @Dumbwitness
Pics @You
Vibes @Debsa

Manager @WH1SKS
Producer @Ustuntman

Written by @Johnny_Marr & Morrissey

download high-quality WAV – here it is http://db.tt/NFPJFLy

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Please, Please, Please

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This video from @WH1SKS explains what we need from you now.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Maggie May by @tw1tterband

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If you enjoyed the band please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support at JustGiving.  You can download the song for free at Soundcloud.

Here's the B-Side REMIX. On a mobile?  No probs.  Click here.

Download the Remix for free here.

For those with DropBox:
Download the Video here.
Download the Remix Video here.

For those of you who'd like a go at remixing the track yourselves:
Drum Parts
Other Parts

Introducing the Band: @WH1SKS


Name: WH1SKS

Occupation: Internet Phenomenon
Role in Tw1tterband: Svengali

How did you come up with the idea for Tw1tterband?
I wanted to write a blog to celebrate my 2yr twitter birthday, remembered an idea @themanwhofell had. BOOM. IN YOUR FACE.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
Drinking and smoking.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
It's enveloped my life. I have thought of nothing else. Yes.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
No and I never have been. I don't know anything about making music. I do now though. 44.1 htz for example.

You once famously destroyed a guitar. If you hadn’t would we have had a WH1SKS track on the record?
No, I was shit at it. Probably half the reason I smashed it up. If I could smash it up again I would. I can't though.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
@RoOkin I haven't spoken to him since this project started. Or any member for that matter.

What was the last record you bought?
Maggie May, Rod Stewart. Not shitting you.

What was the first record you bought?
Genesis, In Too Deep. I know. What a prick.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
£15. By @HairByBen.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
The Smiths, The Queen is Dead. Fish and Chips and a buttered roll please.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
The Beatles.

Fender or Gibson?
Dry Roasted.

Ale or Lager?
Yes please.

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon and McCartney

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
I really need a piss.

Books or Kindle?
What's a book?

Vinyl or iPod?
iShoe

Jamie or Delia?
Rick.

Twitter or Facebook?
Bebo.

WH1SKS or wowser?
Wowzer

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @themanwhofell


Name: Greg Stekelman

Occupation: Writer/Copywriter/Illustrator
Role in Tw1tterband: Cover Art

I tweet a question, you reply in one tweet. Ok?
Ok. I can do that. But why do I have to be naked? And why do I have to dance like this?

I’m asking the questions. How did you come to be involved with Tw1tterband?
I may have inadvertently created the idea many months ago. And then @WH1SKS ran with the idea and asked me to help.

Please summarise your Twitterband contribution.
My contribution is a drawing of the Twitter whale transformed into a rock icon. I did it in Flash. It looks quite nice.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
No. Because I work quickly. I like all things in my life to be done badly but quickly.

Have you ever been involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
I designed the cover art for The Amateur Transplant's first CD. But musically I am totally talentless, so that's it

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I have met @WH1SKS but only once. He showed me the wart on his finger. We bought sausage rolls from a supermarket.

What was the last record you bought?
I haven't bought a record in many years. I download everything or use spotify. The British record industry has let me down.

Fair enough. What was the first record you bought then?
It was a Chris Isaak record. The one with Wicked Game on it. I bought it in Woolworths in Muswell Hill.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
£8. I am balding so I just have the same haircut. Last time they also burnt hair off my ears using a naked flame. Scary.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
The meal would be one of everything I like. It would take days to eat. I would listen to Fatherhood by Baby Bird.

Now comes the quick-fire round. I give you two choices you just decide which one you like the best. Easy.
Ok. Can I stop dancing yet? Why is the webcam on?

I TOLD YOU I ASK THE QUESTIONS. Beatles or Rolling Stones?
The Stones. Although I wouldn't be heartbroken if I didn't have to listen to either of them for a while.

Fender or Gibson?
I don't like Mel Gibson, so I'll have to go for Ralph Fender.

Ale or Lager?
Lager. Everyone drinks ale and it annoys me. "Oooh, this pub does Speckled Brown Owl Womble." Fuck off.

Lennon or McCartney?
McCartney.

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Yoko Ono but only if she doesn't sing.

Books or Kindle?
Books, books books. I am King Canute, waving away the tides of technological progress, but I do love boo

Vinyl or iPod?
I prefer my non iPod mp3 player. I have lots of records but no record player.

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie. Although I feel a bit dirty typing that.

Twitter or Facebook?
Facebook. Twitter is wonderful but it's like having a wasp trapped inside your skull, randomly stinging your brain.

WH1SKS or wowser?
That's like asking me to choose which of my slightly retarded children I love most. I cannot choose.

Interview with @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @diaryofaledger


Name: Gray Collins

Occupation: Retailer
Role in Tw1tterband: Website

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
I was asked by @WH1SKS to build the website.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
All I’m really doing is hosting the website and putting up a brief post every night with the details of the day.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
yeah, it’s been tricky. It’s been like a second job when I get home.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
Nope, just tw1tterband.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I’ve known @WH1SKS for 20 years and have met @debsa and @RoOkin.

What was the last record you bought?
Prob the last Kings of Leon album... Which was a disappointment.

What was the first record you bought?
Star Wars soundtrack.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
£11. Barbers. Bargain.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Biffy Clyro - Puzzle. Mum’s home made stew.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles.

Fender or Gibson?
Gibson.

Ale or Lager?
Lager

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon.

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Yoko.

Books or Kindle?
Books.

Vinyl or iPod?
iPod

Jamie or Delia?
Delia

Twitter or Facebook?
twitter.

WH1SKS or wowser?
@WH1SKS

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @racinghippo


Name: John Kennard

Occupation: Solutions Architect
Role in Tw1tterband: Drums

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
he lovely @blaadyblah RT'd a cry for help from @wh1sks on Fri. I followed & when @prophet_fred couldn't do it I jumped in.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
I hit things. Inanimate things - I leave the living things to @wh1sks. I try to restrict the things to just drums though.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
Let's just say it's caused some Hard Stares at home! I'm lucky - I work from home so can nip to the kit to play for an hour.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
Main band is Manning (http://twurl.nl/2enoyn): prog but on the soft side + flute & sax. We've just started on our 12th album.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
Not a soul. Wouldn't know any of 'em from Adam!

What was the last record you bought?
The Big Red Spark by Tinyfish (http://www.tinyfish.org/). Like Manning, not the up-its-arse prog of 70s but great rock songs.

What was the first record you bought?
Night Flight to Venus, Boney M. It had an awesome drum part on the title track. That's why I bought it. Honest.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
I just stick my fingers in a mains socket - the ends burn off for free. The downside is I'm left with this spiky haircut.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Food's easy: my wife's steak pie. Divine. Album? Just one?! Moon Safari, Blomljud. Gorgeous vocal harmonies & clever songs.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles. Hands down.

Fender or Gibson?
As Gibson was a headteacher I despised, I'll go with Fender. He was funny in Robots anyway.

Ale or Lager?
Ale. The Realer the better!

Lennon or McCartney?
McCartney. Clever bugger. Awful taste in women though.

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Ahh, speak of the devil! And I guess after saying that it'll have to be Oko Yono. Poor choice though! Must try harder!

Books or Kindle?
Each has their place. But you can't draw little pictures on the page corners of a Kindle and flick through to animate them!

Vinyl or iPod?
iPods as SO last decade, darling! But if you mean digital, having my entire collection available through my phone is SO cool.

Jamie or Delia?
Well, one of them's a proper chef. The other shouldn't attempt anything more complex than an omelette. But she rarely does.

Twitter or Facebook?
I use both equally but for different purposes. But I'd say Twitter has had a more profound impact on my life.

WH1SKS or wowser?
WH1SKS. He da man! Whereas wowser, he da owl. Not the same by any measure.

Inteview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @mark_fellows


Name: Mark Fellows

Occupation: Process Operator
Role in Tw1tterband: Mandolin

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
I've followed @WH1SKS for some time and happened to be free on Friday when he asked for musicians.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
I'm the mandolin player.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
fortunately it coincided with me having a few days off so it's not really been a problem.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
I also play guitar in a modern rock covers band called "Contraband". We play pubs etc around Kent and SE London.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I've never met any of the other guys in person. Yet.

What was the last record you bought?
Last album bought was a fun lovin criminals greatest hits. Cheers.

What was the first record you bought?
I want to say something really cool but the first one I remember was a Wombles album. It rocked!

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
I've not paid for a hair cut for 10 years or so, I do it myself. I guess maybe a fiver was the rate back then?

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
food wise you can't beat a good bacon sandwich. Exile on Main Street by the Stones always goes down well.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Stones everytime.

Fender or Gibson?
I own both but I have more fenders, so Fender I guess.

Ale or Lager?
Guinness.

Lennon or McCartney?
Macca. Just for the frog chorus.

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Heather, but only if I really had to.

Books or Kindle?
Books.

Vinyl or iPod?
Vinyl, but I wouldn't give up my iPod...

Jamie or Delia?
Delia. I hate Jamie Oliver with a passion.

Twitter or Facebook?
only Twitter.

WH1SKS or wowser?
I've gotta say @WH1SKS, he's the boss!

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @prophet_fred


Name: Fred McLaren

Occupation: Drummer, Drum Teacher, DJ, Barman
Role in Tw1tterband: Drums (demo)

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
I enjoyed @WH1SKS Derren Brown-esque twitter experiment, a great idea, so it stemmed from that really. I like doing stuff.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
I put drums down on the original demo, I have also input ideas & generally tweeted bollocks with the rest of em- a great lot.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
yes it has, I got very stressed on the first demo then was sadly unable to participate on the final version due to "life".

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
my main thing is drumming for Post War Years, we have self-released records & that, I also DJ in small pubs/clubs/my bedroom.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I haven't met any of them but I have a belief that they are all sound, probably best we don't meet to keep that belief alive.

What was the last record you bought?
it was Movements In A Storm by my friend @jamesyuill, although actually I didn't buy - it he gave me a copy:-)

What was the first record you bought?
the first album I bought was Dangerous by Michael Jackson, though it may have been bought for me technically. Gotta love MJ.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
erm, I think it was £35! I have big curly hair and don't get it cut often but when I do I splash out!

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
difficult. Probably fillet steak with peppercorn sauce, fries & salad, listening to Dangerous to take me back to the start.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles

Fender or Gibson?
Fender

Ale or Lager?
Ale

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Yoko Ono

Books or Kindle?
BOOKS!

Vinyl or iPod?
tricky but for versatility and ease of use... iPod!

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie, legend.

Twitter or Facebook?

WH1SKS or wowser?
WH1SKS

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @jameswasnthere


Name: James Galloway

Occupation: Student
Role in Tw1tterband: Acoustic Guitar, Intro & Chords

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
said he needed an acoustic guitarist, I stepped up...

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
Acoustic Guitarist: Intro and Chords.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
Definitely, especially seeing as I've been in a play from 5:30 to 9:30 all week.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
Yes, I'm in a guitary band, and a brass band.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
None, unfortunately, I guess that adds to the magic of Twitterband, we've never met...

What was the last record you bought?
Come Around Sundown - Kings Of Leon, I think.

What was the first record you bought?
That was probably A Present For Everyone - Busted. Gah.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
I have no idea, I'm sorry.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Spaghetti + Seafood, Blink-182 - Blink-182...

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles.

Fender or Gibson?
Gibson.

Ale or Lager?
I don't know really, Ale?

Lennon or McCartney?
Probably Lennon, but I had a dream where I was McCartney once...

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Yoko Ono.

Books or Kindle?
Books!

Vinyl or iPod?
iPod, but Vinyl must never die!

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie.

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter!

WH1SKS or wowser?
WH1SKS, my Tweeter of 2010!

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @RedEaredRabbit




Name: RedEaredRabbit

Occupation: Professional Breakdancer
Role in Tw1tterband: Band Interviews

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
Saw WH1SKS asking for help and said I would help out if I could. It was meant to be an empty gesture but he held me to it.

Please summarise your Tw1tterband contribution.
I have interviewed the tw1tterband contributors over twitter.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
Yes. I have spent the last two evenings doing nothing else to try to get everyone interviewed and I’m still not finished.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
No. I play the guitar but not very well. I was in a band once. We had a wah-wah pedal and everything.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
@danbeames, @debsa and @themanwhofell

What was the last record you bought?
The last album I bought was Have Yourself a Sweary Little Christmas by Amateur Transplants.

What was the first record you bought?
The first album was Disintegration by The Cure. I think the first single I bought might have been Jive Bunny though. Fuck.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
Nothing - I do it myself.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Roast rib of beef, cooked rare with Yorkshire puddings, veg and gravy. Would listen to the White Album because it'd give me time for a second helping.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
I have to go with The Beatles. Stones are brilliant though.

Fender or Gibson?
Gibson

Ale or Lager?
Ale

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Ono

Books or Kindle?
Books

Vinyl or iPod?
iPod

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

WH1SKS or wowser?
Abstain

Introducing the Band: @logikalpaul


Name: Paul Blackburn

Occupation: Supervisor for a cleaning company
Role in Tw1tterband: Producer

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
I was following @WH1SKS coz he's very funny and saw the call for someone to mix/produce a song for charity and thought I'm well up for that, music is a hobby and passion of mine and to combine it with twitter is amazing.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
My contribution has been to collect all the tracks from band members and produce the song.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
It has been extremely tricky! It has pushed all my skills to the limit but in a good way.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
I have a website where I post my own music projects,I'm currently working on a rap/hiphop EP.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I haven't met any other members of the band unfortunately. That in itself makes this such a unique project for me.

What was the first record you bought?
First record ever bought unfortunately was Eye of the Tiger-survivor,I was 10 at the time!

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
Haha, last haircut cost £13.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Last meal; Roast beef dinner. Last album Herbie Hancock-Thrust.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles

Fender or Gibson?
Fender

Ale or Lager?
Ale

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon!

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
EEERRR! Yoko

Books or Kindle?
Books everytime!

Vinyl or iPod?
VYNYL to the death!

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie

Twitter or Facebook?
twitter

WH1SKS or wowser?
The lovely @WH1SKS!

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Introducing the Band: @danbeames


Name: Dan Beames

Occupation: Tour Production Management
Role in Tw1tterband: Bass

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
I saw @WH1SKS's idea, liked it and was lucky enough to be on here when he asked people to sign up.

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
I am @tw1tterband's bassist. I'm not really a bassist, but I thought it'd be fun. I gave a little technical help too.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
Luckily it mostly happened when I was fairly free. Work has meant I'm a bit late on the video stuff, though.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
I've played music and been in bands since I was young. Currently I do a bit of stuff at http://soundcloud.com/danbeames

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
I've not met any of them, to my knowledge.

What was the last record you bought?
Last record was Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 2. One of the best drummers and vocalists of all time, in my book.

What was the first record you bought?
I think the first record I bought with my own money was probably a Police hits tape, or maybe Peace and Love by The Pogues.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
Last haircut was £8. I remember that, as it was yesterday evening.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Last meal would probably be pasta based, but there would also have to be some very good quality slow-cooked meat. Album would probably be Graceland by Paul Simon.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles. Absolutely no question.

Fender or Gibson?
Fender - I've owned both, Fender are more versatile, I think. And lighter. Dear God, Les Pauls are heavy.

Ale or Lager?
I suppose I drink more lager, but I'm an ale man. Grew up in the countryside.

Lennon or McCartney?
I don't think you can pick between Lennon and McCartney. They're both kinda rubbish on their own. But... Aw. Macca. Maybe.

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
I suppose Ono, but only because of the hilarious things she posts on Twitter. Mad as a bag of bastards.

Books or Kindle?
I'm a bit of a geek, but books are books. Books.

Vinyl or iPod?
Vinyl is all good, but it's iPods are so much more useful.

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie. Delia can get bent.

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. Obviously.

WH1SKS or wowser?
I don't think I can side against my new boss now, can I? I might get sacked. Oh. Touchy subject. WH1SKS.


Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Introducing the Band: @Scottlechat


Name: Scott Marlow

Occupation: Designer
Role in Tw1tterband: Hammond Organ

How did you become involved with Tw1tterband?
By following the continuing saga of @WH1SKS, who else....?

Please summarise your Twitterband Contribution.
The keys! A few chords here, a few chords there, a bit of wah wah wah! Oh and toast.

Tw1tterband has been organised at extremely short notice. Has it been tricky working with such a tight deadline?
Not really cos I had all the props...I'm in a band already that's recording an album that's taking an AGE, so it was fun to come up with something so fast. Actually in between putting the kids to bed and having my tea.

Are you involved with any other bands or music projects outside of Tw1tterband?
I’m in two bands, one called Green Isaac, we've got some beautiful songs we're recording, but we've got 10 kids between us so time is always rare. I went and had a listen last night though and I'm quietly busting with excitement. Also play in a covers band. We do pubs. We don't rehearse. And we do it for fun. It's the same line up in both.

Which of the other Tw1tterband contributors have you met in person?
@nicktheguitar ! Lovely guy and we're going to play at his and @Jemma1 's wedding...

What was the last record you bought?
Er........: Lissie - 'Catching a Tiger'. Love it, saw her at Bestival last year. Just amazing.

What was the first record you bought?
Crikey....ahem, it *might* have been 7" single Madonna 'into the groove' or *whispers* ...The Thompson Twins/into the gap.

How much did you pay for your last haircut?
£10 English pounds. Ross's barbers. Ray.

You’re on death row. You can choose one last meal and one album to listen to while you eat it. Name them.
Gah! Tricky! Er...um. Penne puttanesca. And... There's so many albums.....'Together Alone' - Crowded House. V v underrated.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Beatles

Fender or Gibson?
Fender tele.

Ale or Lager?
These days...ale.

Lennon or McCartney?
Lennon AND McCartney

Yoko Ono or Heather Mills?
Gawd. Neither.

Books or Kindle?
Books

Vinyl or iPod?
Vinyl

Jamie or Delia?
Jamie

Twitter or Facebook?
TWITTER!

WH1SKS or wowser?
I like both but it would have to be @WH1SKS the old dope...:-)

Interview by @RedEaredRabbit.