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The Legendary Pink Dots Aug 03, 2019
When ThePink Dots first considered using the Crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, to support the recording of the forthcoming album ("Angel In The Detail"), some peculiar projects were considered. One involved 40 individual CDRs, each containing a unique piece of music, a unique piece of art and a unique handwritten lyric sheet. Alas, Pledge Music disappeared- but the project did not. In fact, 42 packages went sent out as a result of the "40 Angels" project. 38 bear numbers, 3 bear symbols and lastly there's the elusive "41st Angel". The link below will take the curious to The Archive of this ambitious, but borderline insane adventure...
The Legendary Pink Dots Jul 24, 2019
AND..........Behold, a mantis.....Alice drew this and it adorns a very limited Legendary Pink Dots 7" single which will hopefully emerge late in August. 180 will be made, numbered and personalised. The mantis is not for melting.
The Legendary Pink Dots Jul 24, 2019
On the hottest day of the year here in London, be glad that this new release is available for pre-order, as it would probably melt in the mailbox if we sent it today. The ominous skeleton perched over London (also a fitting image on this deeply disturbing moment in UK history) is for the new EK solo album "The Moon Cracked Over Albion".……/the-moon-cracked-
The Legendary Pink Dots Jun 18, 2019
The Legendary Pink Dots turn 40 in August 2020, but the Angel Trail begins soon with the first leg of The 40th Anniversary throughout North America. Please feel free to share the news. Ticket links are below (Please note , we are still waiting for the link concerning Montreal) : Wednesday 10/2/2019 Kansas City, MO Riot Room Thursday 10/3/2019 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry Friday 10/4/2019 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen Saturday 10/5/2019 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop Sunday 10/6/2019 Detroit, MI El Club Monday 10/7/2019 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall Tuesday 10/8/2019 Montreal, QC L'Esco Thursday 10/10/2019 Allston, MA Great Scott Friday 10/11/2019 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory Saturday 10/12/2019 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle Sunday 10/13/2019 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery Tuesday 10/15/2019 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 Wednesday 10/16/2019 Atlanta, GA Purgatory Thursday 10/17/2019 New Orleans, LA Santos Bar Friday 10/18/2019 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio Saturday 10/19/2019 Dallas, TX Three Links Sunday 10/20/2019 Austin, TX Barracuda Tuesday 10/22/2019 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge Wednesday 10/23/2019 Los Angeles, CA The Echo Thursday 10/24/2019 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill Friday 10/25/2019 Portland, OR Polaris Hall Saturday 10/26/2019 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Sunday 10/27/2019 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern Wednesday 10/30/2019 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge Thursday 10/31/2019 Denver, CO Ophelia's
The Legendary Pink Dots Jun 12, 2019
Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left. Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters. Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures. Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail. The new Legendary Pink Dots album will be released by Metropolis Records on August 23, but the angel is already here.
The Legendary Pink Dots Apr 21, 2019
I love collaborations. They force us out of our comfort zones, show us places we’ve never visited and ensure we grow a little. In the pipeline is a particularly wonderful second chapter in the ongoing project, ‘A Ripple On The Richter Scale' with Michel from Un Festin Sagital in Chile. Watch this space for more news about that. Meanwhile the fruits of a collaboration with Richard Ramirez and Sean Matzus (Black Leather Jesus) combined in the project Nuits Rouges has just materialised. The resulting album, entitled “The Midnight Pharmacy” is on vinyl with hand-finished silk-screened covers, and is released by Sean and Richard’s own Next Hallowe’en Records in Houston Texas. We will have copies from our mail-order service shortly and the music can be sampled through the Dots’ Bandcamp page here: It is also available directly from the label here: Nexthallowe'en have a rich and varied catalogue which includes the rare Edward Ka-Spel 7", "The Patriot". And….speaking of Hallowe’en, if everything goes according to plan The Pink Dots will play at Ophelia's in Denver on October 31st! EK
The Legendary Pink Dots Mar 31, 2019
When writing a brief history of the Pink Dots for a press release recently, I lamented the failure of someone having the foresight to have recorded our show at The Fillmore in San Francisco back in 1998. It seemed like a precious opportunity wasted considering the feet that had walked across that stage in the past. I do remember a certain undercurrent of “We are not worthy” on the night itself. Conversations in the dressing room about Miles at The Fillmore, Floyd at The Fillmore….ah I could fill the page. Even so, although we were not at our absolute best, we did indeed deliver on the night with a Pink Dots spectacular incorporating side projects that lasted for maybe 3 hours. Tragically it all seemed to be lost ….until Edwin, who was our guitar player at the time, sent me the Dots’ performance he'd captured on his minidisc player ......21 years after the event! Truly a jaw-dropper…. If ever there was a show to share, it’s this one. A big thank you Edwin!! A little sound enhancement is present and it can be found at this link: We're also preparing a very small edition of the show as a lovingly made double cdr which can be obtained via the same link. Plans for the next Pink Dots' US Tour are ow in full swing too - we aim for a return in October. EK
The Legendary Pink Dots Jan 15, 2019
Remember the heady days when a band would “Get it together in the country?” regarding a forthcoming album. That’s exactly what The Legendary Pink Dots did when recording “Shadow Weaver” & “Malachai” back in 1992. The location was the first floor of a barn belonging to the band’s long term horn player Niels. Access to the studio involved climbing a stepladder, sometimes carrying an amplifier. There was an industrial toaster for the hungry, although no-one used the thing after a mouse came to a premature end inside it much to the horror of all who were there at the time. Guests came and went. The music went on, non-stop for 12 hours (at least) in a day. Seasons came and went. We played in heavy coats, hats, killed the power when a storm ruined an idyllic sunny day. And the tape kept running. For hours. After some requests we decided to share some of those raw sessions in a series entitled (appropriately) “Come Out From The Shadows”. The first volume appeared on cd a few years ago while the Second appeared as a download-only release . Now Volume 2 is also released for the first time on CD by Cleopatra Records. The sound has been enhanced and extra sessions have been added. It can be found here: Cleopatra have also just released the two out -of-print homemade cdr releases, “Five Days” and “Five Days-The Instrumentals” as a handsomely packed single cd .Sample this one here: Both are also available as full length downloads and in physical format via The Cleo mail-order at this address:
The Legendary Pink Dots Jan 07, 2019
Imagine this scenario. A 43 show European tour in a small van which almost fell apart on the last day when the gear stick broke off in the driver’s hand on the highway from Kiel to Hamburg. A state of bewilderment and disorientation so great that half of the band decided to quit upon landing home again. Hang on…did I say “Home?” Home in 1988 was a squat in the centre of Amsterdam, and the eviction notice was waiting upon the band’s return. Even so, before dealing with that, EK had already committed himself to ANOTHER European tour opening for Skinny Puppy as they hit many of the same cities where the Dots had already just been. After that, the pending eviction seemed frighteningly close. There was literally no affordable living accommodation in Amsterdam, and the surviving Pink Dots were grateful to Niels who offered his caravan East of Nijmegen as shelter. We knew Niels’ farm from the recording sessions for “Any Day Now” a year earlier. Reaching it required a drive down an unpaved road for 40 minutes. It sat on the banks of the River Waal which periodically flooded, turning his home into an island only accessible by boat for days on end in the Winter. Horses, buffalo and tourists tended to block the road. One added advantage of our new location was the fact that the studio was just a few paces away. Hence, we recorded “The Golden Age”. Patrick still lived in London so he flew in for the 3-4 weeks it took to write and record the songs for what is my favourite LPD album from the 80s. Tragically the sound of the original was (in my opinion) ruined by poor mastering - it was a new technology back then and horrific accidents often occurred. The remaster is crystal clear by comparison. We’re extremely thankful to Metropolis Records who are presenting this 30 year old milestone as it was meant to be heard on double vinyl (with an exclusive bonus 4th side) and cd. It can be pre-ordered directly from the label here: or from our Bandcamp page here: Both links will take you directly to the label and orders will be shipped from the US. We’ll also have a limited stock here in Europe and will ship from Germany. Those interested should contact us directly with a personal message Scheduled release date is 22 February. Also slated for release on the same day in its full glory on double vinyl and cd is “Shadow Weaver Part 2 (Malachai)”.The vinyl edition includes a long exclusive piece. Both formats can also be pre-ordered via The Metropolis Records mail order or through LPDs’ Bandcamp site here: EK 2019
The Legendary Pink Dots Dec 26, 2018
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The Legendary Pink Dots Dec 24, 2018
December 24 2018 and a tradition needs to be maintained. Ladies & Gentlemen, here is a link for"The Legendary Pink Dots' Christmas Special 2018". Beyond the audio odyssey, a full text of the tale can be found on the page below. Feel free to Share the Love.
The Legendary Pink Dots Dec 04, 2018
Sometimes it gets a little boring in Heaven and The Angels gather together on a large grey cloud discussing new techniques in harp strumming and how to make their existence just a little more interesting. Today's theme was "Fun with Hapless Travellers" beginning in East London with The District Line (the subway to the Centre) being suspended at 6am and it finished in Arnhem with all trains cancelled to my destination in Nijmegen. In between was a Eurostar Express stuck in a tunnel and a broken train acting as a barricade to darkest Rotterdam. Yup, Tour time is here...and things seem a tad ominous, with my own personal Guardian Angel still seemingly stuck at Passport Control. All will be forgotten tomorrow as we play the first show in Cologne (Helios 37). Hope to see you there unless you perhaps live in The Central African Republic which could cause a few logistical problems. EK PS.A big thank you to Bandcamp who featured us in their daily special! The link's right here....
The Legendary Pink Dots Nov 14, 2018
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The Legendary Pink Dots Oct 28, 2018
It's tough to miss the monsters these days. They don't lurk in the shadows any more, they jump up and down in front of TV cameras poking their hideous tongues out at us. They emit blood curdling shrieks and describe them as tweets. Damn, sometimes it feels like it's Hallowe'en EVERY DAY. In fact, All Hallows Eve still occurs on just one day a year and The Legendary Pink Dots are happy to maintain a time-honoured tradition. Ladies & Gentlemen , we present "THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS' HALLOWE'EN SPECIAL 2018". Sing While You May....
The Legendary Pink Dots Oct 09, 2018
The Pink Dots Winter Tour is expanding. Here is the latest update : 05.12.18 DE Köln Helios 06.12.18 DE Frankfurt Cave 07.12.18 DE München Backstage 08.12.18 CZ Prag Cafe V Lese 09.12.18 PL Wroclaw Stara Piwnica 10.12.18 DE Berlin Quasimodo 12.12.18 F Lyon Sonic 13.12.18 IT Milano Ligera 14.12.18 IT Bologna Freakout 15.12.18 CH Bern Dampfzentrale 16.12.18 NL Amsterdam Q-Factory Meanwhile, on the subject of updates, we just completed a dramatic sonic upheaval of an old anthology which first appeared as a cassette back in the early 90s but contains some of our finer but lesser known moments of the previous decade. Find the 2018 remaster of "Traumstadt 2" right here:
The Legendary Pink Dots Sep 17, 2018
As the long hot Summer recedes here in London, I can’t help thinking back to the glorious seasons at the beginning of the 90s when The Dots worked on “The Maria Dimension”. It's predecessor, “The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse” was a highly composed affair and there was a strong desire in the band to throw the dice, press record and see what happened. Exotic instruments were strewn around the studio ; Bob Pistoor reserved a permanent corner for his sitar , kettle drums were hoisted up the stepladder….hell, we even tried recoding the sound of the mosquitoes. After a few weeks of improvising, the band took a month-long break. A rendezvous in a remote little town in Northern Greece named Floriana was organised between myself, Elke, with Bob and his girlfriend ,Sabine. From there we wound our way in a small car to the coast where I wrote the lyrics to “Belladonna” paddling in the sea. Yes there is a photograph and no, we did not have a smartphone. When we resumed recording back in The Netherlands, we gave shape to the hours of sessions, tried some dedicated thematic experiments (“Disturbance” ,”The Fourth Secret” ) and ultimately mixed “Maria Dimension” together with four pairs of arms stretched across the mixing desk twisting pots, pushing sliders, trying to keep the levels out of the red but usually failing. All these memories flooded back when I was remastering the “Maria Sessions” last week. The source of the album was a cassette in a box which nearly came to a premature demise due to the amount of plastic that could have either been waded through or tossed away a few years ago. Happily, we opted for the former option. We’re down to the last handful of the gloriously packaged double vinyl edition now, and it felt timely to give it new life with an updated edition on cdr together with “The Maria Sessions Volume 2” which had previously only been available as a download. You can find this small corner of Legendary Pink history right here (EK):
The Legendary Pink Dots Aug 02, 2018
The Dots are leaving things late when it comes to Live shows this year with a tour planned for December, but further shows in Europe will no doubt be added early in 2019. This is what we have so far with more to be added in the coming weeks: December 5- COLOGNE / Helios; December 6-FRANKFURT / Cave; December 9- WROCLAW / Stara Piwnica ; December 10 - BERLIN / Quasimodo; December 13 - MILANO / Ligera; December 14 - BOLOGNA / Freakout; December 15 - BERN / Dampfzentrale Please spread the word!
The Legendary Pink Dots Jun 29, 2018
Almost a year to the day when the Rainbow Spinners Tour concluded with emotional farewells at Frankfurt Airport, it's with great pleasure that we can point you towards the finished video for the opening song on the album by Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel. "Pulp Fiction" has been remixed with a new bass line added and re-imagined by the superb video artist David Mack is the necessary link:
The Legendary Pink Dots Jun 17, 2018
It's been a while but that doesn't mean inactivity in the Pink Dots' wild and wonderful universe. In fact we have been preparing long awaited remastered and expanded reissues of our back catalogue and the first fruits of our endeavours will be dropping from the tree in around a fortnight. "Shadow Weaver" has been given a serious audio makeover and finally committed to double vinyl as originally intended, complete with a bonus (and exclusive) 4th side. Likewise "Any Day Now" from 1987 is also available in remastered and expanded form on double vinyl after being out of print for years, again with a bonus 4th side. The 2 remastered titles will be available on cd too and (via Metropolis Records only) as downloads. We have a few copies available in both formats from our Bandcamp site at while both titles can also be obtained from Meanwhile ,below is a taster for "Shadow Weaver":
The Legendary Pink Dots Jun 17, 2018
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The Legendary Pink Dots Apr 22, 2018
Record Store Day 2018 and The Pink Dots are delighted to announce the release of "The Tunnel", a mini-lp on the Noise Noise Noise label. Alas all 127 blue / magenta copies are now history in Europe but those on the other side of the Pond may be in luck by approaching the label directly (via their Discogs page at : ).Happily we still have some black vinyl copies in stock via our Bandcamp site : The song featured is the first of a 4 part journey. Also just released is the CD edition of "The Man Who Floated Away" on Bisou Records, with Edward Ka-Spel teaming up with old friend Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) for one piece and Colin Potter combining with Quentin Rollet for another. This can be found here: OR at these addresses: :;
The Legendary Pink Dots Jan 18, 2018
We're happy to announce the first LPD related releases of 2018. First to land will be "The Man Who Floated Away "- a split vinyl release on Bisou Records featuring Edward Ka-Spel and Steven Stapleton collaborating on one side and close friends Colin Potter and Quentin Rollet combining on the other. Also slated for release early in February is Edward Ka-Spel's "An Abandoned Laboratory Volume 3" which features lots of previously unreleased material. See below!
The Legendary Pink Dots Dec 31, 2017
To all those Pink Dotted , lesser spotted good souls out there.....HAPPY NEW YEAR! We'll get things right this time....
The Legendary Pink Dots Dec 24, 2017
The Legendary Pink Dots Nov 12, 2017
It's been a while but we're delighted to see the return of "Alena's Song Of the Week" on the Pink Dots' Bandcamp site.More to come!