Wednesday, 25 November 2009


our pal chris commissioned this interview for his video night in northampton.

Monday, 16 November 2009

stra trar

Made this animation to accompany the 'ready made or not' exhibition. Not sure how it went down. Probably like a dead balloon

Sunday, 15 November 2009

arrived in berlin!

Thursday, 5 November 2009


(Doomclaw, in Trondheim)

Hi friends,
We're coming back to Norway (our spiritual home!) again for a short tour with Teengirl Fantasy.

Please come and say hello / goodbye to us, at the appropriate time, in the appropriate places (see below for details of these):

Dec 3rd
Gay Against You & Teengirl Fantasy @ Charlies Bar / Kristiansand, Norway

Dec 4th
Gay Against You & Teengirl Fantasy @ Landmark / Bergen, Norway

Dec 5th
Gay Against You & Teengirl Fantasy @ The Villa / Oslo, Norway

If everything goes to plan, you'll be able to buy our NEW ALBUM, on Deluxe Vinyl and Neat CD Digipack.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Bogus Totem Summer / I Play Gay

To celebrate the release of our new album, we thought we'd explore our past a bit too - We realised we had a bunch of releases that were no longer available and were in need of archiving.

So, we present two (old) new GvsY releases for you to download!These are available to buy in a bunch of different formats and fully embeddable on blogs etc. so please share / Tell a friend! Check out our page for more info.

Firstly, Bogus Totem Summer is a redux of our summer 2007 tour release. It's a collaboration with our favourite artist and animator, Arran Ridley, who also made the art for our new record. We commissioned Arran to make videos for each of the songs on the ep - he got his friend dan to do the last one! I reckon this is one of the best records we made and the cd-r / dvd edition is long sold out, so it's nice for it to be available again! The videos come with the download.

Secondly, 'I Play Gay'. I guess this is sort of a mutant 'covers' record, except the covers are parallel versions, performed by a bunch of pals (Dananananaykroyd, House Mouse, Agaskodo Teliverek and Dolby Anol) of early GvsY songs, with us doing the vocals. Weird idea!
Anyway, this was planned to be a 7" release, with the brilliant Bill & Ted inspired comic, by Stefan Sadler (from the Famicon collective) included. Here it is, to download, in its weirdo glory! The music comes with a high quality .PDF of the comic.

We're really proud of these packages and we hope you like them too!
Thanks to Arran and Stefan for making the fantastic art, comics and video!

Saturday, 17 October 2009


Arran, our wonderful artist, holding his *brand new* copy of the record. thanks Arran!

Friday, 16 October 2009


new GvsY album available for pre-order (on salmon pink vinyl (!!!) with poster and awesome artwork by arran ridley!) from Upset the Rhythm

buy the cd version (with trippy digipack / cd design) from ADAADAT

full album preview on our myspace page

With 'Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes', Joe and Lachlann have written a new album which leaps and bounds over their debut 'Musclemilk', released in 2007 by Adaadat. The dual title is symbolic of the struggle for creative compromise and two pals who are still learning how to work together - they couldn't agree, so they named it twice - it works out. Similarly, the music clashes too, it strikes bargains and agrees to disagree. The album finds progressive rock trying to sit alongside synth-pop and afrobeat, whilst disco bumps into hardcore, before transcending tropically. There's a lot going on but somehow it makes sense.

Album opener "Cruisin" is a reckless, careering 8-bit punk sideswipe, with hollered words and an ardent keyboard line. "Geomancer" is a bubbling brew of stammering beats and coupled vocals. "Stranded In Jurassic Park" tells the tale of buddies chased by dinosaurs into the path of five desert dwelling aggressors over a pulsating call and response track, which shape shifts with every line. The band try their hand at epic balladry with "Glorious Dawn2, whilst "Magic Eye" is a breakneck pop song lost amidst the pogo and guitar wrangle. 'Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes' is an album about unsatisfactory magic, testing friendships and Niels Bohr. It is also a record about forgetting boundaries and forgiving fun.

During the making of this album, Gay Against You played many hundred shows across Europe. They've toured constantly playing some less than likely spaces including caves, cellars, boats, roofs and even on the banks of a fjord. They've had their passports stolen, gone through 20 odd costumes, two guitars, two keyboards and two laptops, broken their teeth and fallen from tall speakers onto unsuspecting pianos. They want to thank everyone who's helped them along the way, and they more than do that with this record.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bad Dudes vs dragon ninja

I (lachlann) am contributing some artworks to this fine exhibition, if you are in edinburgh from the 30th october till the 27th of novemeber then come check it out, there is a store also so you can buy fun things.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

long time ago

photo by duncan

Saturday, 12 September 2009

two guys

Funny faces
Originally uploaded by PULLED-UP

two guys

Lach & Joe
Originally uploaded by PULLED-UP

Friday, 4 September 2009


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

more synth guitar prog joy

adrian belew on the electric guitar

new sounds / new look

Monday, 17 August 2009

Norway - Last minute shows this weekend! *EDIT - FULL DETAILS!*

Everyone knows I love Norway! who wouldn't when you plays shows as awesome looking as this???

So I'm playing two last minute parties in Norway this coming weekend -

first off - Friday 21st august @ Kunsthall, Bergen - a phonofestivalen show, starts around 21 hrs

Then -

Saturday 22nd of August, Oslo
9 pm - 10 pm
BEN BUTLER & MOUSE PAD at STRUTS (Møllergata 47 A)
cc: 40 kroners

Then -

Saturday 22nd of August, Oslo
3.30 am - 5 am
BEN BUTLER & MOUSE PAD at Radio Nova (Chateau Neuf, 4th floor, call kjetil at 0047 90182833 to get in)
no cc; but donations are welcome

come say hello and party!

joe / BB&MP

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Mousepad! live

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Berlin, tomorrow (wednesday) night!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

this too

i want the next record to sound like this

so great!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Nice Germlin Interview

by thomas: HERE

also, a nice feature by Poplars and rock shows in berlin - HERE

p.s buy Germlin's THRASH'R album, from!

<a href="">Animatorr by Joe Germlin</a>

pay what you want / support diy music!

New Look

Monday, 27 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009



Sunday, 12 July 2009

vinyl tracklisting

side signals (side a)

01 cruisin'
02 stranded in jurassic park
03 niels bohr
04 victory quix
05 mining for salt
06 righteous signals
07 wall wizards

side dudes (side b)

01 unit II
02 glorious dawn
03 sour dudes
04 geomancer
05 leg of lamb of god
06 magic eye
07 spooked channels

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Berlin - Friday!

my set will be a collaboration with dan from mahjongg!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


this is a music video for a yoko oh no song.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Thursday, 28 May 2009


long delayed Germlin album, available now!

<a href="">Animatorr by Joe Germlin</a>

pay what you want! please tell a friend / embed / pass on!

p.s there isn't going to be a physical release! this is the future, sorry!

"Trying Times" Revisited

been digging through the hard drive today, though I'd share the audio / music work we did for our one-off Radio Show, on Diesel - U - Music, may 2008, "Trying Times".
The show had some vague and slightly nebulous themes, concerning parents, encouragement and something to to with 'meditative molding'. Oh, and Vic Galloway.

If anyone wants to commission us for their radio drama / show, please get in touch!

photos by joe miranda.



Thursday, 21 May 2009


Sábado (saturday) 23-05-2009
MSTRKRFT + Ben Butler & Mousepad (Joe GvsY) + Undo + Migi Puig DJ + The Remix!
Lolita club, Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona
any tips for stuff to do in barca, graciously recieved!
who's in?

Thursday, 14 May 2009

BB&MP on

<a href="">Brand New Theme by Ben Butler &amp; Mousepad</a>

<a href="">Mousepad! by Ben Butler &amp; Mousepad</a>

If you like what you hear, buy 'em in high quality formats!
thanks for the support!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

i only ride at midnight

reposted from here

Monday, 4 May 2009

radio nova interview II

our pal Hakon interviewed us for the Bra Trommis on RadioNova, before our show at NovaFest.

Have a listen, its pretty silly

Here's a vid from the show / visit too:

Monday, 27 April 2009

I am posting a post, its purely mercinary. i made these shirts and you can buy one.
make me a message here cliff.lipp[at]

vomit party
dribbeling on the house of duras
medley of chunks

Tuesday, 21 April 2009



we can't freaking wait to come back to norway tomorrow! aaaaaaaaah!
here's an interview lachlann did with radio nova on sunday....

Monday, 20 April 2009

Thursday, 16 April 2009


come and say hi to us in trondheim and oslo!
full info and times our myspace page!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sunday, 5 April 2009


Here's some videos (taken by Emma) of our set at YES WAY!

thanks emma!

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

(old) free stuff

in case anyone hasn't got it already (it sold out on tour in physical form a long time ago, was then uploaded to for free - lots of thousands of plays later....)

here's our first release, for free. some kind soul has put it up on mediafire!



Monday, 30 March 2009


(photos all rights reserved Claire Titley / Capitol Deneuve)

Thanks to everyone who came out to our show in brighton (all four of you!) and our show in london (all 600-700 of you!) - we are very happy to have shared such fun evenings with you all! thanks also to alex OIB + Andy Freebutt, Chris + Claire UTR and Bryony for putting us up!

There's a new *FREE* compilation featuring an as yet unreleased (but possibly familiar) GvsY track available for *FREE DOWNLOAD* from Critical Hit Records of Santa Cruz, CA.
click the picture below to go to the download page!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


i'm meeting lachlann on friday, in london, its our first show since november last year so it's a wee bit nostalgic. i'm reminiscing, over old videos. here's some choice ones.

Silent from joe howe on Vimeo

faaces from joe howe on Vimeo

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

show, berlin

not directly related but joe (aka BB&MP) is playing another show in Berlin next week!
come say hi!