Creating a new band from scratch is tough work and when you're on a tight budget you have to do a lot of stuff yourself, including the logo in our case. The final logo that we've already started printing onto T-Shirts is loosely based on the front panel of a PDP-8 (an old computer) in an attempt to give the band a vintage aesthetic. Here are some of the other logo ideas that were kicked about during the design process.
The winner of the T-Shirt was one Jason Hook who wanted it for his friend who intends to wear it at a conference being held by a company that just happens to share three letters of our band name. It might actually be worth pointing out that we're in no way associated with that company. Hopefully we'll have a cheeky photo winging its way to us very soon.
We've just received shipment of the first ever British IBM T-shirts! Now we were going to wait until we were up and gigging before we started selling these bad boys, but we've decided to give just one lucky fan the chance to win one!! Just imagine, for the brief period of time before we start selling these you'll be the only person in the world wearing a British IBM t-shirt!!
If you've ever wondered why we've called ourselves the British IBM then check out this clip and all will be revealed. If you've never seen Micro Men, watch it! Sinclair rules!
Well that's 2011 over and done with and I feel like we're going to be hitting the ground running this year. The websites up and running, we've been rehearsing the new material and Dave and myself have spent this afternoon drinking coffee and working out a plan of attack for 2012. I've not seen Paul for a couple of weeks now but I've heard via his Facebook updates that he's now clean shaven and he's even had a haircut!
Oh and if you're looking for new stuff to listen too this year then why not check out Your Neck Is Bleeding from The Travis Waltons. They recorded it at the same place we're recording our album, Millionaire is well worth a cheeky listen.