Foxy Music: Ham Sandwich Announce White Fox

To get an insight into the album art, we'd need a Questions & Antlers session.

October: the month that previously gave us Hallowe’en, Thom Yorke, and Jean Claude Van Damme. But none of those will matter this year, because 2010 is the year October gives us Ham Sandwich’s new album. Hurrah! Eat that, you Belgian troglodyte. So! White Fox, for that is the album’s name, is due out on October 1st. Which is… (consults calendar)…. less than a month away! In fact, as of tomorrow, it’s precisely three weeks away….

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Ham Sandwich – Whelan’s, 15/5/10

This is the awkward moment where guitarist Darcy's knee caught alight, and accidentally immolated a distracted audience member. Allegedly.

The bellowingly good news coming from last night’s Ham Sandwich gig is this: their new album is shaping up to be jolly good. (This has been calculated using science – specifically, an inventive method involving measuring the size of the bruises on the knees and thighs of myself and my colleague-in-jests, David Kirk, following the frenzied dancing of the girl in front of us, and the resulting pendulous swinging of her abnormally hefty handbag, during…

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Like A Naturist Woman

Ham Sandwich: Rock and Bread Roll. This is a pun.

I really hope Niamh doesn’t kill me for that title. But yes, I’ve made no bones about my unfettered enthusiasm for Ham Sandwich – I’ve previously told you how heartswellingly splendid they are on precisely four thousand different occasions. But now there are four thousand and one occasions, because I’m about to do it again. The reason for that is this: they’re building up to the May 14th release of their new single “The Naturist”…

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Ham Sandwich – Whelan’s, Dublin (7/11/09)

No photos from the actual gig, unfortunately. I know: I'm a failure.

And to think that some people are still deluded enough to believe that U2 are Ireland’s premier live band. I don’t know if it’s sheer media saturation that’s perpetuated that myth, or just widespread ignorance, but it needs to be stamped out post-haste. Bono can take his impossibly huge stage monstrosities and stick them where the streets have no name; Ham Sandwich have claimed the crown so wrongly placed on Hewson’s overinflated noggin, and painted…

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Ham Sandwich: Out of the Darkness

Podge and Niamh. Sounds like a TG4 kids' show, but no: they are rock stars.

Hooray! I love when I get to talk about Irish indie heroes Ham Sandwich, as I’ve done before here, wherein I recount how their gig both melted my face, and rescultped it in a new, smiling, more handsome fashion. But now? Now I bring news of their new single, Out of the Darkness, which is available from here and here, and it’s streaming here. It’s the first song to be made available from their upcoming…

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Ham Sandwich: Whelan’s (13/6/09)

Not so much visually striking as visually assaulting. In a good way.

We’re three songs into Ham Sandwich’s set in Whelan’s, and the entire crowd is already covered in confetti and there are maybe ten beach ball-sized balloons being batted between audience and band. Everyone in the venue is either grinning madly or openly laughing. Ham Sandwich are clearly here to have some fun. But wait: like a bunch of drunks in charge of a time machine, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. (That’s an old Mr. Biffo…

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