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APRIL 6 2008
diary / pricelist
MARCH 27 2008
Whitehouse : Total Sex double LP from the Vinyl Series Collection is now shipping. pricelist
MARCH 22 2008
diary / pricelist
MARCH 14 2008
SURGEON MIX CD
We now have a number of DJ Surgeon's Warp Records limited edition (1,000 copies made exclusively available through Warp), now out of print) mix CD release This Is For You Shits which features Dumping The Fucking Rubbish available. pricelist
MARCH 13 2008
diary / pricelist
MARCH 12 2008
The final Whitehouse concerts with Philip Best will be in April (UK) and May (continental Europe). WB blog
MARCH 10 2008
We will have a number of DJ Surgeon's Warp Records limited edition mix CD release This Is For You Shits which features Dumping The Fucking Rubbish available at the website soon. pricelist
MARCH 6 2008
TOTAL SEX RELEASE DATE
Official release date for this next in the vinyl series has now been confirmed as March 31st - a link for mail order copies will be added a few days before. pricelist
MARCH 3 2008
diary / pricelist
FEBRUARY 15 2008
diary / pricelist
FEBRUARY 12 2008
TOTAL SEX 2LP UPDATE
The issue now seems to have been satisfactorily resolved and the 2LP may be available very soon - more details in the next few days.
FEBRUARY 12 2008
In the new Feb 2008 issue of Terrorizer magazine (#167) there is a special feature by Guy Strachan entitled Prodigal Sons which discusses the prolific and the obscure (also features new photo of William Bennett).
JANUARY 28 2008
diary / pricelist
JANUARY 25 2008
TOTAL SEX 2LP DELAY
Unfortunately, the latest test pressings for the 3rd issue in the vinyl series, Total Sex 2LP, have had to be sent back and this is going to cause another delay in the release date. We hope that with a new manufacturer based in the UK, these issues will be resolved quickly.
JANUARY 20 2008
There is a review of Racket and the LA34 audiotape in the latest issue of Hiroshima Yeah! fanzine (issue #35 01/08)
JANUARY 11 2008
diary / pricelist
JANUARY 4 2008
WHITEHOUSE UK TOUR
There will be a Whitehouse UK tour in April - details will be announced in the diary as we have them. diary
DECEMBER 14 2007
This high quality, ltd edition book (+ CD) is now available. It features the entire William Bennett CCA Kitakyushu talk transcribed in English and Japanese - also featuring Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitants), Keiji Haino and Russell Haswell. We have a few copies available for sale. pricelist
DECEMBER 7 2007
There is a one page interview with William Bennett in the new issue of Zero Tolerance magazine regarding female noise musicians and the related Extreme Music From Women project.
DECEMBER 2 2007
diary / pricelist
NOVEMBER 14 2007
live action dossier / diary / pricelist
NOVEMBER 5 2007
BIRTHDEATH EXPERIENCE LP
Finally available in our catalogue! The next release in the series will be a 2LP of Total Sex and now that the tribulations we had getting Birthdeath Experience mastered are now resolved, the others should follow at a more frequent pace. Please note we only have a limited number of copies of the vinyl for sale and we will add a note when stocks are particularly low of any title. pricelist
NOVEMBER 1 2007
We regret to announce that all Whitehouse concerts scheduled for this December have had to be cancelled owing to doctor's advice concerning WB's injuries last month in Belfast. Apologies to all concerned for any disappointment. diary
OCTOBER 28 2007
recommended reading / studio recordings dossier / recommended films
OCTOBER 17 2007
live action dossier / diary / record stores directory
BIRTHDEATH EXPERIENCE LP
The official release date for the Birthdeath Experience vinyl LP in the Vinyl Collection Series has now been set at November 1st - we should have a link for retail orders in the next few days.
OCTOBER 13 2007
LIVE CHAT FEATURE
We've now added a live chat feature - this is the direct link or you can enter via the Susan Lawly forum (note that only registered members of the Susan Lawly forum can enter).
OCTOBER 12 2007
DUBLIN / BELFAST
We're hoping that new shows will be scheduled for both Belfast and Dublin in 2008.
OCTOBER 11 2007
WILLIAM BENNETT ACCIDENT
William Bennett accidentally fell off the stage at last weekend's concert in Belfast and needed to be stretchered to hospital. On later examination it was found that 3 ribs had been broken and therefore the concerts in Oslo and Norway scheduled for the end of this month will now be Philip Best solo performances. Other obligations for mid-November onwards expect to be fulfilled. diary
OCTOBER 25 2007
Some excellent live pictures taken by Gavin Dougan from the recent Edinburgh concert at Cabaret Voltaire.
OCTOBER 16 2007
diary / links
SEPTEMBER 11 2007
live action dossier / diary / record stores directory
SEPTEMBER 1 2007
diary / pricelist
AUGUST 27 2007
BBC RADIO SHOW MUSIC
Fairground Muscle Twitcher from Racket was used as background music of this recent radio BBC Radio show.
AUGUST 23 2007
Some new reviews of Racket at Heathen Harvest and at Pivotal Rage (by Thomas Mortigan). Also a new review of Birthdeath Experience (in French).
BIRTHDEATH EXPERIENCE LP UPDATE
Just an update to let everyone know this release is still in the works and expected quite soon, there have been some complications with the remastering of the LP but we believe these issues to now be resolved.
AUGUST 15 2007
AUGUST 12 2007
BIRTHDEATH EXPERIENCE LP UPDATE
We seem to have resolved the technical difficulty with the cutting of the 2nd in the Vinyl Series Collection and we should be able to annonce an official release date for this LP very soon.
AUGUST 11 2007
diary / pricelist
AUGUST 5 2007
We've added the full unedited transcript of an October 2006 interview that Vice magazine did with William Bennett in Berlin. textfiles
JULY 30 2007
There is a new review of Racket at Brainwashed by Creaig Dunton. Also other reviews here (in Dutch), and here.
JULY 28 2007
live action dossier / diary / pricelist
JULY 17 2007
There is an 8pp extended Whitehouse feature and interview by David Keenan in the current issue of The Wire magazine (issue #282) with pictures by Muir Vidler - the same issue also features a review by Nick Cain of Racket.
JULY 17 2007
There is a review of Racket at Judas Kiss magazine online.
JULY 15 2007
live action dossier / diary / record stores directory / faq / pricelist / soundfiles
JULY 7 2007
There is a new interview with William Bennett by Roger Batty at Musique Machine.
sales charts / live action dossier / diary / pricelist / studio recordings dossier
JULY 4 2007
Some new reviews of Racket at the following online magazine sites - Spex : Play Louder : Musique Machine
JULY 2 2007
BIRTHDEATH EXPERIENCE LP
There has been a slight delay to the release of the 2nd in the Vinyl Series Collection owing to some unforeseen technical difficulties with the cutting - we are currently working hard on solution.
JUNE 27 2007
FMT AT MYSPACE
The track Fairground Muscle Twitcher from Racket has been added to the official Whitehouse MySpace page.
JUNE 27 2007
We regret to announce that the organisers of this concert have cancelled this show that was scheduled for July 13th. diary
JUNE 20 2007
LIVE ACTION AUDIO PROJECT
The continuing major project to digitalise all the Whitehouse live action recordings currently available is nearing completion.
JUNE 10 2007
All the latest reactions, reviews, and feedback to Racket can be read at the Susan Lawly forum.
JUNE 7 2007
diary / pricelist
MAY 27 2007
Pre-orders now being taken for the new Whitehouse album Racket for shipping this week.
MAY 17 2007
diary / pricelist / faq
MAY 9 2007
We can now confirm release date for the new Whitehouse album Racket as 31st May - CD will feature 16pp booklet with full lyrics and photography. Pre-orders will be possible a few days before this date.
WILLIAM BENNETT DJ
William Bennett will be doing a DJ set as support to Stephen O'Malley + Pita at Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow on May 27th.
MAY 8 2007
There is an extensive interview with William Bennett in the current issue of Zero Tolerance magazine.
MAY 5 2007
CCA KITAKYUSHU TALK
The full transcript of William Bennett's recent talk at the CCA in Kitakyushu, Japan will be published in book form in September 2007 in both Japanese and English. More details soon.
MAY 2 2007
LIVE ACTION NEWS
We are hoping to shortly be announcing some Whitehouse West Coast US concerts for October this year, and also a concert in Tel Aviv in Israel in December.
APRIL 30 2007
APRIL 24 2007
APRIL 22 2007
CE LIVE REVIEW
Review by Chris Low of this month's London show at Play Louder.
APRIL 17 2007
CRUISE 2XLP NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
The first in the new Vinyl Series Collection is now available to order - limited quantities are available from Susan Lawly which include a free Cruise poster while stocks last. pricelist
APRIL 12 2007
sales charts / live action dossier / diary / pricelist
MARCH 22 2007
CRUISE 2LP REVIEW
The first in the Whitehouse vinyl series collection, the 2LP Cruise has been reviewed in Plan B magazine by Louis Pattison.
MARCH 17 2007
videofiles / faq / diary
MARCH 12 2007
ARTE TV VIDEO
The Whitehouse section of the Arte TV programme (French version) can be viewed here.
MARCH 4 2007
JUDITH HOWARD NEW INTERVIEW
The full interview with William Bennett originally posted at WB's blog in four parts can be found in the textfiles section.
FEBRUARY 28 2007
Whitehouse will be featured on the Arte TV programme Tracks which is being broadcast on March 8th (and also repeated a few days later) on both their French and German channels - the programme includes an exclusive interview and highlights from the performance at FMR in Paris last spring.
FEBRUARY 22 2007UPDATES
FEBRUARY 14 2007
We regret to announce the release of the new Whitehouse album Racket has had to be postponed until May due to William Bennett conducting further remixing and modifications to several of the tracks.
FEBRUARY 6 2007
More details regarding the forthcoming shows planned for early 2007 in Poland, Italy, and Spain, plus news of a return to Newcastle, UK in July. diary
JANUARY 28 2007
Issue #153: -Asceticists 2006 is #33 in Terrorizer's albums of the year (2006)
Issue #154: - Mummy And Daddy included as one the 30 great all-time album covers - review of Consumer Electronics at No Trend Festival in London
JANUARY 28 2007
An excellent new review of Asceticists 2006 by Richard Rees Jones in the latest issue of the highly recommended magazine The Sound Projector www.thesoundprojector.com
JANUARY 25 2007UPDATES
JANUARY 21 2007
Namecheck for Whitehouse in this Guardian article.
JANUARY 15 2007
A new review of Asceticists 2006 in Judas Kiss magazine.
JANUARY 1 2007
The forthcoming new Whitehouse album features the following songs:
Bahnhof - Dumping More Fucking Rubbish - Fairground Muscle Twitcher - The Avalanche - Mouthy Battery Beast - Dyad - Bia Mintatu
(more details soon)
DECEMBER 27 2006
WHITEHOUSE NEW ALBUM FIRST DETAILS
The new Whitehouse album Racket will be released on March 13th 2007 - song titles to be announced soon.
DECEMBER 24 2006
More videos now added to the official Susan Lawly YouTube account including the introduction to the Try And Be Grateful studio action film.
DECEMBER 18 2006
Asceticists 2006 is #3 in Mojo's year's best underground albums of the year. Also included in Keith Moliné's overview of the year in The Wire magazine.
sales charts / faq / diary / videofiles / soundfiles
NOVEMBER 19 2006
Some excellent pictures taken by Melissa Musser here.
sales charts / live action dossier / diary
NOVEMBER 15 2006
Starting February 2007 with the double vinyl album release of Cruise, and shortly followed afterwards by Birthdeath Experience and Total Sex, all Whitehouse albums are to be reissued as a limited series on high quality 180gm vinyl. More details to follow.
NOVEMBER 14 2006
There is now an official Susan Lawly YouTube account where we will regularly be uploading short extracts from live action videos.
NOVEMBER 10 2006
The Whitehouse CD Asceticists 2006 is one of the top albums of the year in a special feature in this December's issue of Rocka Rolla magazine.
NOVEMBER 7 2006
We are currently planning a limited series of vinyl reissues of all the Whitehouse albums on vinyl starting early next year. More details soon.
There is a review of the LA46 DVD in the latest issue of Plan B magazine (October #15), and a review of LA158 in Stavanger in The Wire (November issue).
NOVEMBER 6 2006
OUT OF STOCK
We regret that the Whitehouse CD Erector is no longer available. pricelist
NOVEMBER 1 2006
Whitehouse are currently working on a new album that we hope to release early next year. Also we finally hope to announce a provisional release date for Extreme Music From Israel soon.
links / videofiles / pricelist
OCTOBER 29 2006
OCTOBER 27 2006
We have now finally been able to take control of one of the main fake Whitehouse sites at MySpace, which we will now work in tandem with the official pages (6,000 music plays in 4 weeks! + short Berlin CE7 video uploaded too). You can now add any of the 4 tracks posted there with your own pages by clicking on the 'add' button next to the track.
OCTOBER 25 2006
It is now confirmed that Whitehouse will be performing in Oslo on November 10th. diary
OCTOBER 21 2006
BACK IN STOCK!
The following titles are now back in stock (see pricelist for details):
Mummy And Daddy
NB: Thank Your Lucky Stars SE CD reissue has been delayed indefinitely owing to technical problems.
OCTOBER 16 2006
Whitehouse regrettably were unable to make the Piksel Festival owing to a 3-hour delay on their flight connection to Oslo and on to Bergen on the 15th October, they were thus stranded in Berlin after the CE7 Festival there. There is another concert in Oslo planned though for November.
SEPTEMBER 27 2006
Whitehouse will be performing at the Piksel Festival in Bergen, Norway on October 15th. Also see the diary for other information about more upcoming Consumer Electronics concerts.
SEPTEMBER 25 2006
BACK IN STOCK!
The following titles will be back in stock on 7th October (see pricelist for details):
Thank Your Lucky Stars SE
Mummy And Daddy
SEPTEMBER 24 2006
Owing to the plethora of unofficial pages at MySpace, we have now set up an official site for Whitehouse - however the Susan Lawly forum and these pages are recommended for the very latest information and content.
SEPTEMBER 17 2006
The track Shitfun from the Whitehouse Erector album is featured in Wire magazine's Invisible Jukebox feature with Chris Corsano - more about this at William Bennett's blog.
AUDIO ARCHIVE MATERIAL
We are currently working on the project to transfer all the live action audiotapes to mp3 format and then have the entire collection available on 3 or 4 DVD volumes early 2007. More information coming.
SEPTEMBER 11 2006
links / sales charts / pricelist
SEPTEMBER 8 2006
diary / pricelist / live action dossier
AUGUST 29 2006
Whitehouse will be performing in Oslo, Norway on November 11th - more details soon. diary
AUGUST 24 2006
diary / pricelist / live action dossier
AUGUST 8 2006
diary / pricelist
AUGUST 5 2006
diary / sales charts / pricelist (including some new rare items, more to be added soon)
AUGUST 1 2006
NEW WB BLOG
JULY 31 2006
There's a review of the Whitehouse Coventry concert in the latest issue of Zero Tolerance magazine (#012).
JULY 21 2006
JULY 10 2006
diary / sales charts / pricelist
JUNE 18 2006
All archive video recordings are now available on DVD-R format, in addition to VHS cassettes. pricelist
There is an edited video of the first of the recent two Paris live actions that can be streamed here.
JUNE 5 2006
live action dossier / diary (includes news of first-time Whitehouse performance at The Grapes in Sheffield in September organised by Freenoise - info) / sales charts / pricelist (new archive video of LA130 available)
JUNE 2 2006
There is a 2-page Whitehouse feature in the latest issue of Terrorizer magazine (#145) by Guy Strachan which includes an interview with William Bennett, and exclusive pictures by Sally Holliday. Another feature with interview in French is in the latest issue of Elegy arts, music + culture magazine by Yannick Blay.
Asceticists 2006 is reviewed at the Pitchfork site.
The May/June issue of Rock-A-Rolla features a review of A2006 by Vuk Valcic.
MAY 29 2006
MEAT SOCKET + BLOW-UP
Interview with William Bennett in the latest instalment of The Meat Socket (Ordeal V). Also in the current issue of Italian music magazine Blow-Up there is an A2006 review by Paolo Bertoni.
MAY 14 2006
live action dossier / diary / recommended reading
MAY 8 2006
MAY 1 2006
diary / sales charts
APRIL 29 2006
New review in German.
APRIL 23 2006
diary (includes news of first-time Whitehouse performance in Madrid in October)
MORE A2006 REVIEWS
Asceticists 2006 is reviewed on page 103 in the current issues of Mojo magazine (***).
APRIL 5 2006
Asceticists 2006 is reviewed in the current issues of Uncut magazine by Louis Pattison, and by Sam Davies in The Wire.
WEST COAST US TOUR POSTPONED
The July tour of US West Coast is to be postponed till autumn, other N.American dates will be added then too. diary
APRIL 4 2006
BBC RADIO ONE 'EXTREME MUSIC SPECIAL'
There is a 30-minute 'extreme music special' specially presented by William Bennett to be broadcast on BBC Radio One on 10th April - it will feature tracks from new Whitehouse album Asceticists 2006 and tracks from the Extreme Music series. There will also be a downloadable version of the program available at the BBC website.
APRIL 3 2006
BRAINWASHED + OTHER A2006 REVIEWS
There is a review of A2006 by Whitehouse at the Brainwashed website. A selection of some of the many other online reviews (now updated and corrected!): 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
TERRORIZER A2006 REVIEW
The album has also been reviewed in this month's edition of Terrorizer (issue #143) by Guy Strachan (9.5/10).
APRIL 1 2006
live action dossier / diary
MARCH 26 2006
We are now unfortunately completely out of stock of the Whitehouse CD Birthdeath Experience. pricelist
MARCH 24 2006
live action dossier / pricelist / studio recordings dossier
MARCH 23 2006
The A2006 CD is 'album of the month' (10/10) in the current issue of Vice magazine.
MARCH 16 2006
WASHINGTON POST LIVE REVIEW
There is a review of the Whitehouse Washington DC concert in the Washington Post.
MARCH 14 2006
Here are some links to pictures of Whitehouse on the recent US tour. 1 / 2 / 3
MARCH 12 2006
diary / pricelist
ASCETICISTS 2006 POSTCARDS FINISHED
The free A2006 postcards are now unfortunately out of stock.
MARCH 10 2006
COVENTRY FLYER + INFO
coventry may live action info + flyer
MARCH 2 2006
diary / sales charts
FEBRUARY 24 2006
There is a new interview with William Bennett in this month's edition of Rock-A-Rolla magazine (#2 March/April issue).
diary / recommended movies / bio
FEBRUARY 22 2006
Reactions and feedback from the Susan Lawly forum.
FEBRUARY 14 2006
ASCETICISTS 2006 NOW SHIPPING
The new A2006 CD is now shipping. pricelist
FEBRUARY 11 2006
Owing to more heavy recent sales, we regret that we are now unfortunately completely out of stock of Anthology 2 CD. pricelist
FEBRUARY 8 2006
ASCETICISTS 2006 PREORDERS
We are now accepting preorders for next week's new Whitehouse album CD release. pricelist
FEBRUARY 7 2006
diary / links / faq (updated to 1.60)
MOLESTED AT THE NOISE SHOW
Read about what happened at Whitehouse's recent Chicago show here.
FEBRUARY 1 2006
diary / studio recordings dossier 4
JANUARY 30 2006
MORE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Consumer Electronics is performing (+ Prurient for both shows) in Nottingham and London in April. diary
JANUARY 26 2006
All current and new orders will receive a free full-colour Asceticists postcard while stocks last. pricelist
Apologies for the recent delays in updating the website, this has been due to server complications which have now been resolved.
JANUARY 23 2006
diary / studio recordings dossier 4 / record stores directory
JANUARY 20 2006
ASCETICISTS 2006 INFO
Special page here.
JANUARY 12 2006
William Bennett is featured in the current issue of Bizarre magazine - '10 Songs To Make Love To'.
JANUARY 7 2006
Consumer Electronics is performing with Sunno))) and Earth (DJ Russell Haswell) at Thekla, Bristol on February 14th.
JANUARY 2 2006
MORE LIVE DATES
Whitehouse will be performing in Dublin, Ireland on April 8th, more details soon. UK dates for April are planned for Glasgow, Nottingham, Coventry, London and more to be announced. diary
sales charts / links / pricelist
DECEMBER 23 2005
NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2006
Provisional cities for February 2006 tour so far:
Washington DC, New York (Manhattan), Toronto, Montreal, Providence, Cleveland, New Haven, Philadelphia, Providence, Buffalo, Lansing, Austin, New York (Brooklyn), Boston - more soon. diary
UK TOUR 2006
We will soon be announcing dates for April 2006. diary
DECEMBER 18 2005
sales charts / links
Owing to more heavy recent sales, we are now unfortunately completely out of stock of Whitehouse CD New Britain. pricelist
DECEMBER 17 2005
CARDIFF LIVE ACTION DETAILS
Whitehouse LA140 / Desecration / 1 more TBC
Sunday February 19th 2006
Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR (phone: 02920 232199)
Tickets: £6 (advance tickets available soon from www.clwb.net)
More info: www.lessonnumberone.blogspot.com diary
DECEMBER 9 2005
Whitehouse will be performing in Wales next February for the first time, more details soon. diary
NOVEMBER 26 2005
NOVEMBER 19 2005
SUSAN LAWLY FORUM OPENED!
We have opened a new Susan Lawly forum - please feel free to join! Let us know if you have any suggestions for inclusion there.
NOVEMBER 16 2005
WHITEHOUSE LIVE REVIEWS
Some reviews from the recent Philadelphia show.
NOVEMBER 9 2005
sales charts / live action dossier
OCTOBER 29 2005
MORE ALBUM DETAILS
1. The Avalanche
2. Language Recovery
4. Nzambi Ia Lufua
5. Killing Hurts Give You The Secrets
6. Ruthless Babysitting
7. Dumping The Fucking Rubbish
OCTOBER 24 2005
NEW WHITEHOUSE ALBUM
The new Whitehouse album will be out in February 2006 entitled Asceticists - it was decided to combine the material originally planned for the solo albums by William Bennett and Philip Best, in addition to rerecording the vocals and some of the instrumentation for this exciting new project. Full track listing and more info coming shortly.
Latest website updates: recommended stores / diary / recommended reading
OCTOBER 22 2005
Owing to heavy recent sales, we are now unfortunately completely out of stock of the Whitehouse CDs Dedicated To Peter Kurten and Mummy And Daddy and have very low stocks in Birthdeath Experience and New Britain. pricelist
OCTOBER 19 2005
Here is a tribe site that's been pointed out to us that's dedicated to Whitehouse that those interested may like to join or contribute to.
OCTOBER 12 2005
More US Whitehouse dates have been added to the diary. Please note the New York date has been switched to November 3rd and Baltimore is not happening on this tour - hopefully to be rescheduled for next spring.
OCTOBER 1 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist / diary.
SEPTEMBER 23 2005
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS IN CARDIFF
A review of Consumer Electronics in Cardiff on September 19th, also you can download a short 2m13s Quicktime video taken from the performance.
SEPTEMBER 20 2005
Latest website updates: recommended stores / diary / recommended reading
SEPTEMBER 19 2005
WHITEHOUSE PHOTO GALLERY
Photographer Fiona Hammond's photo gallery including pictures of Whitehouse taken in Amsterdam.
SEPTEMBER 15 2005
PSP/MP4 VIDEO TORRENT
We are currently reseeding the Torrent file [PSP MP4] - WHITEHOUSE at ATP 2005 of the video of the Whitehouse concert at ATP in London in June earlier this year (it can be freely distributed in its current format at no charge through Torrent sites); it has been specially formated for viewing on the Sony PSP (MP4 file), lasts 16m30s, file size is 72.8M. Program like Azureus or similar recommended.
SEPTEMBER 14 2005
WHITEHOUSE TOUR USA - FINALLY
Dates are currently being finalised for a short (long-awaited) tour by Whitehouse of USA this November. diary
SEPTEMBER 12 2005
An excellent live journal dedicated to Whitehouse and related subjects can be found here.
SEPTEMBER 9 2005
Latest website updates: recommended stores / diary / recommended reading
SEPTEMBER 1 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist / links
AUGUST 26 2005
Latest website updates: recommended stores / pricelist / diary
AUGUST 19 2005
Next issue (#7) will feature a French translation of the London 2001 gig story by Marco Deplano, plus a new review of
Bird Seed album by Whitehouse.
AUGUST 9 2005
WIRE ATP REVIEW
The latest issue of Wire magazine includes a review of the ATP Festival curated by Russell Haswell at which Whitehouse performed.
AUGUST 7 2005
We are sad to report our good friend Koji Tano of MSBR has died in Tokyo aged 44.
AUGUST 2 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist
JULY 17 2005
Latest website updates: international record store directory
JULY 14 2005
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS IN WALES
Consumer Electronics will be performing in Cardiff at Clwb Ifor Bach, September 19th. diary
JULY 7 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist
JUNE 22 2005
MORE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Another Consumer Electronics concert is has been announced for Bristol on August 26th. diary
JUNE 20 2005
MORE ATP FEEDBACK
JUNE 13 2005
ATP REVIEWS ETC
There are a number of reviews/blogs with feedback to Whitehouse at ATP: 1 2 3 - also picturefiles has been updated.
JUNE 9 2005
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LIVE IN LEEDS
A new Consumer Electronics concert in Leeds announced for June 28th (see diary for details). poster
ATP LIVE REVIEW AND PHOTOS
A review and photos at FAIL of last week's ATP Festival where Whitehouse performed.
JUNE 7 2005
sales charts / diary / live action dossier / pricelist - please note that Whitehouse's Buchenwald CD is unfortunately now out of stock.
MAY 11 2005
WHITEHOUSE AT ATP
Whitehouse are now confirmed for the ATP Festival in London on June 2nd (event curated by Russell Haswell; also performing Mark Stewart, Aphex Twin and others). diary
Latest website updates: sales charts / faq / pricelist - please note that we now very limited supplies of Whitehouse's Buchenwald CD.
MAY 6 2005
William Bennett is featured in the new special 'music' issue of Vice magazine (vol 3 #4).
APRIL 25 2005
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LIVE PHOTOS
Some photos of Consumer Electronics recent live performance in Bristol here. Also, we are hoping new concerts will shortly be announced for Coventry, Leicester and Cardiff. diary
CUT HANDS ON BBC RADIO
DJ Surgeon included Cut Hands Has The Solution by Whitehouse in his Breezeblock set on BBC Radio 1. dj-surgeon
APRIL 20 2005
MORE BIRD SEED REVIEWS
We have found some more reviews of recent Whitehouse releases: Intellectos magazine / Kavenism / Old Europa Café / Collective Zine
APRIL 7 2005
MORE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
We are currently booking more Consumer Electronics concerts around the country over the next few months, any promoters or organisers interested please get in touch.
Excellent new review of Extreme Music From Russia CD in latest issue of Italian music magazine Blow Up by Paolo Bertoni.
APRIL 5 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist / recommended reading / recommended film.
MARCH 27 2005
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LIVE
Two new Consumer Electronics concerts have been announced (see diary for details) to take place in April and May. Philip Best has also just been recording his forthcoming solo material at Portishead's studio in Bristol in recent days.
MARCH 15 2005
WHITEHOUSE NO FUN CANCELLATION
Late last night before due to fly out to New York, William Bennett received the sad news of the sudden death of a close family member - and it's now unlikely the Whitehouse show will be able to take place at the No Fun Festival as planned. Philip Best didn't wish to travel alone. We can only apologise for what is an extremely disappointing situation.
MARCH 1 2005
Latest website updates: sales charts / pricelist.
FEBRUARY 28 2005
BACK IN STOCK
We are happy to announce that both Whitehouse CDs Bird Seed and Great White Death SE are now back in stock. pricelist
FEBRUARY 20 2005
The new issue of the always excellent Adverse Effect (volume III #2) contains an interview with William Bennett, a review of Extreme Music From Russia by David Wells, and a review by Bill Burston of the What Is Music Festival 2004 in Australia where Whitehouse performed.
IDEAL FESTIVAL TALK
William Bennett will be doing a talk (with Q&A session) at the forthcoming festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. diary
FEBRUARY 17 2005
LIVE ACTION DOSSIER
The live action dossier has been updated including more information and blog links about Franz Ferdinand who DJ'ed at the last Whitehouse concert in Nottingham.
FEBRUARY 10 2005
Review of Extreme Music From Russia CD in German online at Westzeit by Karsten Zimalla.
FEBRUARY 5 2005
Lots more great photos from Whitehouse recent live concert at Fluc in Vienna.
FEBRUARY 5 2005
Review of the recent Whitehouse concert at The Scala in London by Avi Pitchon in the latest issue of Terrorizer (#128).
JANUARY 28 2005
Interesting review of Extreme Music From Russia in the latest Diffusion.
JANUARY 26 2005
BIRD SEED OUT
We regret that the Bird Seed CD is now out of stock. pricelist
JANUARY 24 2005
NEW EMFR REVIEW
Yet another great review of Extreme Music From Russia, this time in German by Ed Benndorf, in this month's De:Bug magazine (Feb 2005 issue).
JANUARY 14 2005
An audiotape of Whitehouse LA130 is now available: pricelist.
Another excellent review of Extreme Music From Russia in this month's Terrorizer magazine (issue #127) by Chris Chantler.
JANUARY 12 2005
Several updates at the diary including extra Whitehouse live news and postponement of release of The Asceticist CD. Also updated: sales charts.
JANUARY 1 2005
Whitehouse now 25 years in existence this year....!
DECEMBER 18 2004
WHITEHOUSE VIENNA PICS
Here are a couple of Whitehouse pictures 1 2 - both taken at Fluc in Vienna.
UNDERWORLD LIVE REVIEW
There is a review of the Whitehouse/Consumer Electronics Underworld Halloween concert in London.
DECEMBER 10 2004
YET MORE REVIEWS
There is another great review by kicking_k of Extreme Music From Russia CD in this month's issue of the excellent Plan B magazine. The CD is also reviewed in the current issue of Bizarre by Duncan Bell. Also reviewed is the recent Whitehouse concert at The Underworld by Will Stone in the latest issue of Terrorizer (#126) with photo of Philip Best.
DECEMBER 7 2004
More reviews 1 2 of Extreme Music From Russia CD, this time in Russian (both are worth translating for their rather amusingly reactionary nature). Also taken from Ground Fault Recordings website: "Wow....this might be the best of the Extreme Music series so far! (The upcoming China release will kick all the others' asses combined.) The Russia CD has some really great extreme sounds while maintaning a Russian feel to it. There is quite a bit of old record samples throughout. The track from Vetrophonia is way out there....it seems more like an opera soundtrack....while I was into it at first, it got to be a bit too much. Notable tracks include i5067,70, Comforter, Pichismo, Error, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Tea Man with Tea Gum and a very energetic track from Neizvestnost. The entire CD flows really well from beginning to end."
DECEMBER 5 2004
US DOLLAR PRICES
Some of the US dollar prices in the pricelist have been adjusted owing to recent currency fluctuations.
NOVEMBER 26 2004
There is another great new review in Italian at the MusicBoom website by Marco Castagnetto of the Extreme Music From Russia CD
NOVEMBER 24 2004
There is now a new section of the pricelist offering rare Susan Lawly items.
NOVEMBER 21 2004
SLCD028 William Bennett - The Asceticist CD will be released in February 2005, tracklisting is: Induction - Guru - The Avalanche - Killing Hurts Give You The Secrets - Dumping The Rubbish - The Verb. diary
NOVEMBER 17 2004
The pricelist has been updated - Whitehouse LA128 in Rostock audio and videotape now available. Also, Whitehouse live dossier has been updated with the latest info from the 4 dates in Germany.
LAST COPIES OF BIRD SEED, EMFJ
The Bird Seed and Extreme Music From Japan CDs are now nearly sold out. pricelist
NOVEMBER 7 2004
There is a new live review by Justin Stabler of Whitehouse LA127.
NOVEMBER 4 2004
The pricelist has been updated - LA127 in Newcastle audiotape now available. Also, Whitehouse live dossier has been updated with the latest 2 concerts in the UK.
NOVEMBER 2 2004
There is an interview (+photo) with William Bennett by Danny McFadden in today's edition of the Metro newspaper.
OCTOBER 28 2004
We are happy to announce an extra Whitehouse date at the Scala in London on December 7th as special guests of Sunn 0))). diary
The recommended reading has been updated.
We very much regret that Whitehouse UK dates in Manchester and Nottingham have been cancelled due to contractual complications, we hope to be able to rearrange them again in the future - more details here soon. diary
OCTOBER 27 2004
TWICE IS NOT ENOUGH SE CD OUT OF STOCK
We regret to announce that the Twice Is Not Enough Special Edition CD is now sold out. pricelist
OCTOBER 26 2004
EXTREME MUSIC FROM RUSSIA REVIEWS
There is a review by Biba Kopf of Extreme Music From Russia CD with a photo of Tea Man With Tea Gum in this month's issue of The Wire magazine. The CD has also had another great review at Aural Pressure.
OCTOBER 23 2004
Whitehouse are listed and talked about as one of the 20 most outrageous bands ever in this week's heavy metal weekly magazine Kerrang!.
OCTOBER 20 2004
Several new pictures of Whitehouse from last week's LUFF at the official site.
OCTOBER 19 2004
Lots of great new picturefiles added, FAQ updated, new videofile added, live dossier updated and much more besides!
OCTOBER 6 2004
EXTRA GERMAN DATE ANNOUNCED
An extra date for Whitehouse in November has been set up for Cologne - see diary for more details.
OCTOBER 3 2004
PRISM ESCAPE INTERVIEW
The interview with William Bennett which recently appeared in Prism Escape magazine is now available online in English and French.
Tickets for the Whitehouse concert in Ulm on November 13th are now available online.
SEPTEMBER 30 2004
The diary has been updated with more live Whitehouse concert details - including exciting new bill for London LA127 on October 31st and provisional news of the long-awaited return to the US.
SEPTEMBER 28 2004
There is an interview with Whitehouse by Peter Vercauteren in the latest issue (#10) of Judas Kiss magazine.
SEPTEMBER 24 2004
EXTREME MUSIC FROM RUSSIA NOW SHIPPING!
We are delighted to announce that EMFR CD is shipping today - we will be posting a page of feedback and responses to this exciting new album very soon.
SEPTEMBER 16 2004
We have had to delay the release date of the EMFR album for a few days from 16th September to 24th September.
SEPTEMBER 10 2004
The sales charts and diary have been updated with all the latest information including links to the forthcoming Hamburg and Ulm Whitehouse concerts, and more details of the UK tour starting at the end of October.
SEPTEMBER 5 2004
EXTREME MUSIC FROM RUSSIA CD RELEASE
Details of this long-awaited project announced here - after two years of research and dedication, we proudly present this explosive, surprising and totally incredible release. Includes 20pp. booklet of photos, information and extensive notes on all the contributors by Judith Howard. Official release date 24th September 2004 - pre-orders now taken (US$23.99 including worlwide airmail postage). Don't miss out on this one!
AUGUST 29 2004
Recently-noted reviews of the Bird Seed album by Whitehouse - 1 2 3 4.
AUGUST 17 2004
The recommended reading, diary, faq, charts, and links have been updated.
AUGUST 8 2004
THE ASCETICIST CD
Three tracks now recorded for the William Bennett solo album The Asceticist due for release later in the year: Guru, Killing Hurts Give You The Secrets, and Dumping The Rubbish.
AUGUST 7 2004
DENSHI ZATSUON #8
The excellent highly-recommended Japanese magazine Denshi Zatsuon's new issue (issue #8 - includes 2 CD compilations) has just been published (see Whitehouse front cover) - it includes a special feature of about Whitehouse in Japan with photos and interviews. Email email@example.com for ordering information.
JULY 22 2004
WILLIAM BENNETT INTERVIEW
The latest issue of Prism Escape arts/music/culture magazine (issue #4) features an extended and exclusive interview with William Bennett .
JULY 21 2004
There is a piece with photo on Whitehouse by David Keenan in the 'noise' feature in latest issue of The Wire (July - #245).
JULY 11 2004
Philip Best enters recording studios for 3 days in August to record an all-new Consumer Electronics album (no label as yet confirmed) - there will also be exclusive live concerts later in the year following on from the two performances earlier in the year in Tokyo and Kyoto.
JULY 7 2004
Off The Record : Sound Arc is a sound installation and exhibition at the Modern Art Museum in Paris, France from 25th June until 3rd October 2004 featuring, amongst others selected by Mego artist Florian Hecker, the Whitehouse track Movement 2000 from Cruise. Address: 15, rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris (free admittance - closed Mondays).
JULY 2 2004
The diary has been updated. Also monthly sales charts updated + many other small improvements to the entire site.
JUNE 29 2004
Some great pictures taken at the recent concert at the Melkweg in Amsterdam have been posted at the Electronation site (follow the link to the pictures).
JUNE 13 2004
The diary has been updated with news of all the latest forthcoming live action information (also live action dossier), as have the monthly sales charts.
JUNE 4 2004
LA 124 VIDEO
A videotape is available of the latest Whitehouse live action (LA124) which took place at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. pricelist
MAY 16 2004
BIRD SEED - NEW REVIEW
A unique and entertaining new review, as ever, by Gary Simmons of Bird Seed.
APRIL 26 2004
WILLIAM BENNETT - THE ASCETICIST CD
A solo album by William Bennett will be released later in the year (SLCD029) followed by the next Whitehouse album, follow-up to Bird Seed, early in 2005 - more details soon.
APRIL 19 2004
BACK IN STOCK
The Whitehouse CDs Halogen and Cruise are both now back in stock - new orders of the Cruise CD include 2 special free postcards (while stocks last). pricelist
APRIL 3 2004
SUSAN LAWLY SALES CHARTS
There is a new feature at the website accessible in the textfiles section: monthly sales charts.
MARCH 29 2004
THE SOUND PROJECTOR
There is a new review of the Bird Seed album by Richard Rees Jones in the latest issue (#12) of the excellent magazine The Sound Projector.
MARCH 25 2004
An interesting link to a website dedicated to IPS Studios, where William Bennett initially made the earliest Come and Whitehouse recordings.
MARCH 23 2004
Whitehouse will be performing at several concerts in Europe this summer and beyond - any interested parties in booking or promoting further events are very welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The diary has been updated with a concert in Amsterdam on June 3rd with Coil and Tutti/Carter.
MARCH 22 2004
GENEVA LA123 PICTURES
There are lots of great pictures from Whitehouse LA123 in Geneva.
There are a couple of new videofiles added from Whitehouse LA123.
MARCH 16 2004
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
There is an article in Chinese with photo regarding Red Anais, a contributor to the forthcoming Extreme Music From China compilation in the latest issue ('travel' theme) of monthly Vice - website. The latest issue (#7) of excellent magazine Blackharvest has a review of Bird Seed by Whitehouse (9/10). More information from their website.
MARCH 14 2004
There is a new interview with William Bennett in Italian at the Plastic Passions website - will also be published in the forthcoming issue of Italian music magazine Cyberzone.
MARCH 2 2004
The faq has been updated, as has the live actions dossier with the latest concerts in Australia and Japan, plus some new pictures added to picturefiles. We have now also fixed the recent logging on and email problems - again apologies for any inconvenience caused.
MARCH 1 2004
There is a new 20/20 interview with William Bennett featured at the Stateart website.
FEBRUARY 29 2004
LOGGING ON PROBLEM
Some users of the site may be experiencing problems logging on to www.susanlawly.com and emails to @susanlawly.com may have been returned. We hope to have this fixed in the next 24 hours - meanwhile www.susanlawly.freeuk.com and email@example.com are still functioning. Apologies for any inconvenience.
FEBRUARY 26 2004
There is a streaming version of the recent BBC Radio One documentary on extreme music featuring Whitehouse and interviews with William Bennett.
FEBRUARY 22 2004
Whitehouse will feature extensively on the BBC Radio One documentary about extreme musics entitled 'This Is Hardcore' to be transmitted at 11.15pm on February 24th - it features a specially recorded interview with William Bennett.
FEBRUARY 21 2004
The diary has been updated with the Geneva LA123 date altered to the following day.
JANUARY 15 2004
There is a review by Alex Boniwell of Whitehouse's performance at the Scala in London in November 2003 in the latest issue of Terrorizer magazine (#115). Also there is a new Whitehouse review by Jack Sargeant just published in BBGun magazine (issue #7 2004 edition).
PRICES IN US DOLLARS
Unfortunately owing to further recent fluctuations in exchange rates some of our prices in US dollars have now had to be slightly adjusted as from today. All prices in UK sterling are still unchanged.
JANUARY 13 2004
The diary has been updated with details regarding the extra Whitehouse show in Perth, Australia.
JANUARY 7 2004
The diary has been updated with more details regarding Whitehouse's forthcoming Japanese concerts in Tokyo and Kyoto (+ Aube, Masonna, Doog) - in Tokyo there will be a special one-off exclusive performance by Consumer Electronics. Also picturefiles now updated featuring many of the best pictures from this year's concerts. Our international record store directory is also now updated.
DECEMBER 30 2003
A review with photograph of Whitehouse at Instal 03 in Glasgow is in the new January issue of The Wire.
DECEMBER 28 2003
JUDITH HOWARD INTERVIEW 2004
There is another fascinating new Judith Howard interview recently recorded with William Bennett that will be published at the site early in the new year.
DECEMBER 20 2003
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
William Bennett is interviewed by Peter Vercauteren in a special Whitehouse feature in the Belgian/Dutch music magazine Gonzo (Dec/Jan issue). There is also a review of the recent Whitehouse performance at the Scala in London (with Earth) in rock magazine Kerrang! by Jonathan Selzer. Also check out number 24 at nostudium.blogspot.com/ for another Bird Seed retrospective analysis.
DECEMBER 14 2003
The Come and Whitehouse sites at mp3.com are now withdrawn since the closure of the entire mp3.com operation. links
DECEMBER 12 2003
Whitehouse featured in the French national newspaper Le Monde on 5th December with a photo of the group live - also some info online here.
DECEMBER 8 2003
MUMMY AND DADDY REVIEWS
Some old Mummy And Daddy CD reviews have been discovered at the Remote Induction website and also another one here by Dean Selby.
DECEMBER 7 2003
NEW ARCHIVE MATERIAL
Audiotapes of the recent Whitehouse LAs 111,112, 114 and 115 are now available, in addition to a videotape of the performance at Instal 03 in Glasgow (LA114), and Cologne (LA115). pricelist
The Whitehouse Bristol performance was reviewed in The Venue magazine (local entertainment and listings weekly).
DECEMBER 2 2003
ARGOS 2003 REVIEW
There is a review by Edwin Pouncey of Whitehouse's performance at the Argos Festival in Brussels in the current issue of The Wire with a photo of the band.
NOVEMBER 25 2003
The picturefiles section has been updated - also live actions dossier and diary.
NOVEMBER 24 2003
PRICES IN US DOLLARS
Unfortunately owing to recent fluctuations in exchange rates some of our prices in US dollars have now had to be slightly adjusted. All prices in UK sterling are still unchanged.
NOVEMBER 23 2003
PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2003
The book and CD/DVD for this year's prestigious Prix Ars Electronica has now been published. Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel by Whitehouse is included owing to the Bird Seed album receiving an honorary mention. See textfiles for what an extract from the book.
NOVEMBER 21 2003
The diary of events has been updated including info for Paris on December 11th (Octopus Festival) plus some addtional forthcoming dates in Switzerland and Italy. Much more information to be added in the coming days. Also the live action dossier has been updated with the latest most recent concert information. New pictures will be added in the next few days.
NOVEMBER 16 2003
EXTREME MUSIC FROM CHINA
The next exciting instalment in the renowned Extreme Music series will be Extreme Music From China with a 2004 release date - more details about the incredible forthcoming Extreme Music From Russia CD project soon.
NOVEMBER 9 2003
GREAT WHITE DEATH SE CD OUT OF STOCK
We regret to announce that the Great White Death Special Edition CD is now sold out. pricelist
NOVEMBER 2 2003
The diary of events has been updated including a new Whitehouse date in Glasgow on November 23rd (please note performance begins there at 17.30) - also appearing at the event are Merzbow, Boredoms, AMM and others. More information will be added in the coming days.
OCTOBER 27 2003
Tickets for Whitehouse LA111 on 14th November are available from The Polar Bear, 10 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham tel: 0121 441 5202 (booking fee may apply). diary
OCTOBER 26 2003
The live actions dossier has been updated with details regarding Whitehouse LA107 in Brussels, Belgium.
OCTOBER 22 2003
EXTREME MUSIC FROM RUSSIA
There's an article by Andy Capper with photo and information previewing the forthcoming Extreme Music From Russia CD project in the new issue of Vice.
The diary of events has been updated including many new tour dates for Whitehouse. More information will be added in the coming days.
OCTOBER 16 2003
EVEN MORE REVIEWS
The Whitehouse album Bird Seed has been reviewed by Walter Robotka at the Evolver website; secondly by Pawel Gzyl in Polish language online music website Gaz-Eta; and thirdly, another review by Bob Baker Fish at Cyclic Defrost.
OCTOBER 4 2003
CONWAY HALL LIVE REVIEW
There is a new live review of the Whitehouse concert at Conway Hall in London in May 2003 at Do Something Pretty Fanzine.
SEPTEMBER 11 2003
There are some audio extracts here of the Whitehouse concert (LA105) on the MS Stubnitz in Rostock on May 17th earlier this year.
AUGUST 29 2003
The Whitehouse album Bird Seed has been reviewed in the new issue of Acephale (issue #7), and, along with Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel, also in the latest issue of the recommended Adverse Effect (volume III summer 2003).
AUGUST 28 2003
Some rare new pictures have been added to the galleries. picturefiles
AUGUST 11 2003
Issue #29 of French music and culture magazine Elegy includes an extensive 6-page colour feature on the work of Trevor Brown (+ interview) - the cover illustration is his famous Dead Girl image.
JULY 25 2003
Links and recommended reading updated.
JULY 20 2003
RESONANCE FM INTERVIEW
On 27th July from midnight till 2.00am Sound Poets Special: Johan Birgander, Clive Graham and Mike Davies interview William Bennett of Whitehouse on Resonance 104.4 FM for their first UK radio appearance. The station broadcasts live across central London and is also webstreamed around the world.
JULY 12 2003
CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES
There is an extensive review by Anil Bawa of the Why You Never Became A Dancer shows in London in the newest (July/August) issue of the excellent Careless Talk Costs Lives.
JULY 10 2003
LIVE ACTION 99 VIDEO
Live Action 99 in Vienna is now available as an archive videotape. pricelist
Philip Best attended the recent book signing session at Helter Skelter in London for England's Hidden Reverse - also present were Jordi Valls, David Tibet, Steve Stapleton, the author David Keenan, and many other luminaries.
JUNE 30 2003
There is a review of Bird Seed by Ed Howard in the current issue of Stylus Magazine. Also seen reviewed by David Broc in the April issue of Spanish mainstream music magazine Mondo Sonoro (issue 95).
JUNE 23 2003
There is an extensive new interview with William Bennett at the Forced Rapture site.
JUNE 21 2003
ENGLAND'S HIDDEN REVERSE
The excellent new book England's Hidden Reverse by David Keenan (SAF Publishing) about 80s esoteric underground groups like Current 93, Coil, and Nurse With Wound has now been published. It features extensive quotes and reminiscences from William Bennett and Philip Best.
JUNE 20 2003
There is a new review of Bird Seed by Anil Bawa in the current issue of excellent online electronic music zine absorb.org - Whitehouse also mentioned in the All Tomorrow's Parties review at the site.
JUNE 12 2003
Lots of new picturefiles from recent concerts added.
Whitehouse's early use of sound are mentioned on page 13 of experimental occultist publication Beyond The Dial by Leonard Lander on Luminous Press.
JUNE 10 2003
The Whitehouse album Bird Seed has received an 'honorary mention' in the prestigious awards for ARS Electronica 2003. official website
JUNE 4 2003
Videotapes and audiotapes are now available for the recent Whitehouse concerts LAs 100 in Berlin and LA105 in Rostock. pricelist
Whitehouse headline on Sunday at the Royal Electronics festival this weekend in the Schloss Wildberg castle in Linz, Austria.
MAY 27 2003
Finally, after a long time out of print the classic first Whitehouse album from 1980 Birthdeath Experience is now available again on CD (SLCD006). catalogue
MAY 25 2003
There is a review of Bird Seed by Erik ed Benndorf in the latest issue of German music magazine De:Bug, also a review by Peter Vercauteren in the latest issue (#97) of Belgian music magazine Gonzo Circus.
MAY 19 2003
The live actions dossier has been updated with information regarding the Why You Never Became A Dancer weekend and Live Action 105 in Rostock. Lots of new pictures and a couple of video clips will also be added in the next few days.
MAY 6 2003
CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES
There is an extensive review of Bird Seed in the latest issue of Careless Talk Costs Lives by Anil Bawa.
APRIL 30 2003
WHY YOU NEVER BECAME A DANCER : WEEKEND : MAY 2/3/4
All information has been updated with more details regarding the symposium event on Sunday 4th May - this event is not to be missed! website
APRIL 24 2003
THE WIRE +
There is a review of Bird Seed in this month's issue of The Wire magazine by Ken Rollings. Another review of the album is featured in Italian music magazine Blow Up (issue #59) - written by Paolo Bertoni.
APRIL 21 2003
LIVE ACTION 101 REACTIONS
Some of the audience reactions to Whitehouse Live Action 101 in Glasgow on April 20 here (many taken from Optimo chat board).
LONDON : ADVANCE TICKETS
Advance tickets are available online directly (£10 for one day / just £17 for both) from Susan Lawly for the essential Why You Never Became A Dancer weekend in London on May 2/3/4 (performers include Whitehouse, Bruce Gilbert, Russell Haswell (DJ), Devotion and others) - tickets can be paid for by personal cheque, IMO, or PayPal directly by credit card. Tickets are also available in advance from Resurrection Records and Rough Trade. email for more information. website
APRIL 15 2003
Lots more pictures by Michel Pennec from LA100 in Berlin have been added to picturefiles.
BIRD SEED REVIEW
A new review of Bird Seed by Gary Suarez has been posted at the Brainwashed website.
APRIL 12 2003
TERRORIZER : FEATURE AND REVIEW
There is an extended Whitehouse feature and interview with William Bennett by Guy Strachan in the new issue of Terrorizer magazine (issue #108 April 2003) - also the Bird Seed album is reviewed by Chris Chantler (given 9/10).
APRIL 9 2003
An extensive and interesting review of Bird Seed has been posted at Julian Cope's Head Heritage site. Also a new review by Mikko A. of Degenerate magazine added to textfiles.
WHY YOU NEVER
BECAME A DANCER : WEEKEND : MAY 2/3/4
There is a very special May weekend (2/3/4 May) coming up in London featuring what will be three very memorable evenings: Friday May 2nd at the historical Conway Hall (at Holborn): Whitehouse ('Bird Seed' live set) / Russell Haswell (DJ set) / Bruce Gilbert (live). On Saturday May 3rd everything moves to Slimelight Electrowerkz (at Angel, Islington) for Devotion (live set) / Whitehouse (live+improv) / Russell Haswell (DJ set) / The Beekeeper (Bruce Gilbert DJ set). Finally on Sunday May 4th there's a symposium with Jack Sargeant, Russell Haswell, William Bennett, Philip Best. Advance tickets are now on sale for these unique events - get soon to avoid disappointment. Please send an SAE or IRC if you would like an event postcard. event webpage
APRIL 8 2003
AUDIOTAPES LA99 AND LA100
Audiotapes of Whitehouse live actions 99 and 100 are now available in the archive material section. catalogue
APRIL 7 2003
BENNETT : INTERVIEW IN SPANISH
There is a new interview with William Bennett and article in Spanish (English version of interview also) at the following website.
Whitehouse will be performing a special concert at the MS Stubnitz in Rostock, Germany on May 17th (also appearing Brighter Death Now from Sweden). diary | concert webpage
LA99 REVIEW AND PICTURES
There is a review in German of Whitehouse's recent live action 99 at The Monastery in Vienna, Austria - also included are some short .mov files of the performance:www.gothic.at. Also at The Monastery's official site there's a gallery of 61 amazing pictures from the concert.
APRIL 5 2003
MORE BIRD SEED REVIEWS
The Bird Seed album by Whitehouse is reviewed by Marcello Carlin in the new issue of Uncut magazine (May 2003 - Fleetwood Mac cover) - the album is given 4/5 stars. It is also reviewed in German at the Evolver website by Walter Robotka - given 5/5.
APRIL 4 2003
Current pressings of the Whitehouse CDs Cruise (second edition) and Bird Seed (first edition) are nearly sold out.
APRIL 1 2003
There is a review and photograph of Sunday's Whitehouse Live Action 100 at the Volksbuehne Theater in the April 1st edition of Berliner Zeitung newspaper: it was also reviewed in four other German daily newspapers including Die Tageszeitung and Die Suddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Tagesspiegel.
MARCH 31 2003
LIVE ACTIONS DOSSIER UPDATE
live actions dossier - now includes LA100 in Berlin.
MARCH 28 2003
The Bird Seed album by Whitehouse has been reviewed in prestigious Belgian financial newspaper Tijd Cultuur (19/3 issue) by Ive Stevenheydens.
MARCH 26 2003
Some details regarding forthcoming Whitehouse concerts in Glasgow and London (more exciting details soon) are in the updated diary.
MARCH 24 2003
MORE REVIEWS AND PRESS
William Bennett's DJing is featured in the current issue of Muzik (issue #95) magazine. There is a Bird Seed review in issue #3 of the UK version of Vice magazine ('Happiness' issue) by Andy Capper - given a 10/10 score ; in Australian paper In-Press by Bob Baker Fish; also an extensive review in German by Stefan Schwanke at the Iron Flame website. There is a new review here of the February Hinoeuma where William Bennett was guest DJ.
MARCH 23 2003
REVIEW IN SPANISH
There is a new review of Bird Seed in Spanish at the sonidoobscuro website.
LIVE ACTION 100 POSTER
MARCH 17 2003
There are a number of photos of Whitehouse taken from Saturday's Live Action 99 in Vienna at www.gothic.at.
MARCH 13 2003
There is a new extended review of the Wriggle 12" single in the Idwal Fisher zine. email
MARCH 8 2003
Here is a scan of the article in Venue magazine regarding stalker 'Richard' and the recent cancellation of the Whitehouse concert at Thekla in Bristol.
HINOEUMA FEBRUARY 14 REVIEW
There is review of the February Hinoeuma night where William Bennett DJed here.
MARCH 4 2003
BIRD SEED REVIEW
There is a new extended review of the Bird Seed album at forcefedrapture.com by Randal Wilcox.
BENNETT IN SPANISH
A short interview with William Bennett in Spanish (with an English translation) can be found here.
MARCH 3 2003
There is a news article in the current issue of weekly magazine The Venue by Cris Warren regarding stalker 'Richard' and the Bristol concert cancellation at Thekla last Saturday.
BIRD SEED FIRST EDITION
The first edition of the Bird Seed album is now nearly sold out. Latest reactions to the album here.
FEBRUARY 26 2003
ALIEN8 WIRE TOP 15
Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel is top of the Alien8 Recordings top 15 in this month's The Wire magazine.
FEBRUARY 19 2003
BIRD SEED REVIEWS
An early review of the Bird Seed album in Spanish by Disckreto has been published here. There is also another extensive review in Spanish by Paco Alvarado at the Indyrock website.
FEBRUARY 17 2003
BRISTOL CONCERT CANCELLATION
We very much regret to announce that the Whitehouse Bristol concert has had to be cancelled owing to unpleasant and threatening letters and phone calls made to the venue and organisers by an anonymous lone stalker with a vendetta against the band. This is the same individual who caused the cancellation of the show in Brighton last November. Steps are currently being taken with the authorities to identify him. diary
GONZO CIRCUS REVIEWS
The Susan Lawly releases of Anthology 2 and the Whitehouse 12" single Wriggle are reviewed in the new issue of Belgian music magazine Gonzo.
FEBRUARY 16 2003
BIRD SEED REACTIONS
The first reactions to the Bird Seed album have now been posted here.
FEBRUARY 13 2003
BIRD SEED OFFICIAL RELEASE DAY
We will post the first reactions and feedback to Bird Seed this weekend - all comments very welcome:email Copies will also be available for sale at the Hinoeuma event in London tomorrow February 14th.
April 20th has been provisionally scheduled for the Whitehouse concert n in Glasgow - more details soon. diary
FEBRUARY 11 2003
BERLIN FINAL LINE-UP
The final line-up for Berlin, Volksbuehne Theater, on March 30 is Aphex Twin, Masami Akita & Russell Haswell: Satanstornade, and of course Whitehouse (Live Action 100). diary
FEBRUARY 9 2003
There is an article about Whitehouse in the latest issue (#93 - February 2003) of Spanish music magazine MondoSonoro (the articles are also available online at the magazine's website) - the issue also features a feature about 'noise' and Vagina Dentata Organ. Also in Spanish is an online report regarding the recent Bilbao live action here.
FEBRUARY 5 2003
There is an extensive new review of the Whitehouse album Mummy And Daddy that has just been published here. Also, as is usual with new releases, in a few days' time we will be posting the first reactions and feedback to Bird Seed.
FEBRUARY 4 2003
TOTAL SEX / ERECTOR CDs BACK IN STOCK
The Whitehouse CDs Total Sex (SLCD009) and Erector (SLCD011) are now back in stock - catalogue. New album Bird Seed (SLCD025) is selling exceptionally fast on preorders before its official February 13th release date.
JANUARY 30 2003
BIRD SEED PREORDERS SHIPPING
As from tomorrow January 31st preorders for Bird Seed start shipping to customers.
JANUARY 25 2003
JUDITH HOWARD INTERVIEW
The promised latest interview by Judith Howard with William Bennett and Philip Best has now been posted - we believe it is one of the most frank and revealing ones published to date. Updates at textfiles include new live reviews and many other file revisions.
We have now improved the PayPal functionality to make it easier to specify items requested - all Susan Lawly products including archive material can now be purchased online through PayPal. catalogue
JANUARY 22 2003
BIRD SEED PRE-ORDERS
We are now taking pre-orders for the new Whitehouse album Bird Seed (SLCD025) for delivery to arrive by official release date of February 13th. pricelist
Whitehouse's track Ass Destroyer (from the Great White Death album) is listed in the Sonic Youth playlist in this month's The Wire magazine.
JANUARY 21 2003
BENNETT AND BEST INTERVIEW
The latest interview with William Bennett and Philip Best by Judith Howard will be posted at the site in the coming days to coincide with the important new Bird Seed album release. It features no-holds-barred answers to questions regarding the new music, the departure of Peter Sotos and other current issues.
JANUARY 20 2003
LIVE ACTION 100
Whitehouse LA100 will be a special concert in Berlin on March 30th on a bill featuring Russell Haswell with Merzbow and other names to be announced. More details to follow. diary
JANUARY 16 2003
HECKER CD RELEASE PARTY
William Bennett will be a guest DJ at the release party for Hecker's new CD album Sun Pandämonium on the Mego label in Vienna on March 16th at the Rhiz venue. See also the new diary feature at the website for more details and the latest information.
Whitehouse's performance at the Slimelight in London is reviewed by Richie Ruchpaul in the current issue of Terrorizer magazine (issue 106).
JANUARY 16 2003
William Bennett is featured in the special Listed section of Dusted magazine.
JANUARY 10 2003
Added to the textfiles section is a review of Whitehouse LA97 published in this month's Rock De Lux in Spain by rock'n'roll writer Félix Suárez Santos.
JANUARY 9 2003
BRISTOL: LIVE ACTION 98
Whitehouse will be performing at Thekla in Bristol, UK on March 1st 2003! More details coming very soon.
WILLIAM BENNETT DJING IN LONDON
William Bennett will be guest DJ at the special Valentine's Day Hinoeuma event on February 14th 2003 - full information of all the night's performances here.
BIRD SEED POSTCARDS
We now have special glossy Bird Seed postcards available - these are free with mail order purchases of any item/s.
JANUARY 5 2003
VIENNA: LIVE ACTION 99!
Whitehouse will be performing in Vienna on March 15th 2003! More details here.
DECEMBER 27 2002
At the BeatPeople Spanish music website there is an extensive interview with William Bennett and a review of the Musica Ex Machina festival with Whitehouse. Also, again in Spanish, an extended version of the Paco Alvarado piece, with more pictures, at La Factoria Del Ritmo.
DECEMBER 21 2002
Credit card payments can now be made through PayPal for all items (CDs, vinyl, T-shirts, audiotapes, videotapes) in the catalogue - just use the new shopping cart buttons.
DECEMBER 20 2002
The essential latest issue (#6) of the excellent Blackharvest zine has just been published. It features an interview with William Bennett, in addition to reviews of the Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel 12", the Mummy And Daddy CD, and a review of the recent Live Action 96 in London. Email for more information: blackharvestzine
DECEMBER 18 2002
LIVE ACTION 97
The audiotape of Whitehouse Live Action 97 is now available. pricelist
DECEMBER 16 2002
NEW RELEASES FOR 2003
The third volume in the Anthology series (catalogue number - Susan Lawly SLCD026) will feature a retrospective of the career of Philip Best from the very earliest days of Consumer Electronics in 1982 up to the present day. Also scheduled for release in 2003 is Extreme Music From Russia (catalogue number - Susan Lawly SLCD027) - more details soon.
There are new updates in the following sections: picturefiles, faq, recommended reading.
DECEMBER 15 2002
Nobody's sure what the Susan Lawly connection in these lyrics is at this link here...
DECEMBER 11 2002
Whitehouse Live Action 97 is reviewed (in Spanish) by Paco Alvarado at the Sonidobscuro music website - the review includes two exclusive pictures of the concert. The Live Actions dossier (part 8) has now also been updated with information about the concert - more pictures will be posted here soon.
DECEMBER 4 2002
The Hinoeuma Event in October (guest DJ was William Bennett) is reviewed in the new December issue (#105) of Terrorizer magazine.
The full line-up for day 1 of the Musica Ex Machina festival event in Bilbao on December 6th features Nad Spiro, Cat Hope (as featured on the Extreme Music From Women project CD), Sonar, and Whitehouse (LA97).
NOVEMBER 30 2002
BIRD SEED RELEASE DATE
The official release date for the new Whitehouse album Bird Seed (catalogue number - Susan Lawly SLCD025) has now been set at February 13th 2003.
NOVEMBER 26 2002
LA 96 REVIEW
A review by Chris Low of the recent Whitehouse live concert at the Slimelight has been posted at The Stereo Effect music website.
NOVEMBER 20 2002
Many new pictures by Michel Pennec have been added to picturefiles of Whitehouse live in Paris (LA95). Also now updated is the Susan Lawly FAQ.
NOVEMBER 16 2002
The live action dossier has been updated with information about Whitehouse LA96 - also updated: the international record stores directory; recommended reading list; cruise reactions; pricelist and studio recordings dossier.
NOVEMBER 14 2002
The 12" Whitehouse single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel is reviewed (10/10) by Candi Apple in the just-published launch issue of the UK version of Vice magazine. viceland.com
NOVEMBER 13 2002
On 24th November (11pm-3am), William Bennett is doing a special DJ set at the last Optimo club night at Mas (Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow) before moving to its original home Sub Club. More information here.
NOVEMBER 6 2002
Although Whitehouse are no longer performing at the Hospital Festival, William Bennett will be taking part as a member of a discussion panel 'The Dismantling Of The Arts Hierarchy' at the Sussex Arts Club, Ship Street, Brighton from 12.30 - 14.00 on Saturday 9th November.
Panel line-up: Ruth Jarman (Semiconductor), Lisa Meyer
(Capsule), William Bennett (Whitehouse), Julian Weaver,
Jack Sargeant (Chair)
OCTOBER 30 2002
WHITEHOUSE LIVE: NEW ERA
Some significant and important changes to Whitehouse live performance from now on:
- Peter Sotos will no longer be performing with the band
live, and no replacement will be sought. More details at a later date regarding
- Future set lists will now almost exclusively be comprised of songs from Cruise and Bird Seed.
- New equipment is being used programmed with new sounds.
OCTOBER 29 2002
We have now posted a special page with information regarding the new Whitehouse album Bird Seed. Its provisional release date will also be posted shortly - it won't be long now...
OCTOBER 27 2002
WHITEHOUSE LIVE CHANGES
We will be announcing a few very important changes to the format of Whitehouse live performances in the next couple of days. More soon.
OCTOBER 21 2002
BRIGHTON LA CANCELLED
The live concert scheduled for November 8th in Brighton has been cancelled - apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. More details soon. The special London concert on Saturday, November 9th with Russell Haswell, DJ Regis and DJ Surgeon is still on.
OCTOBER 18 2002
LIVE ACTIONS LATEST
LIVE ACTION 96
London - November 9th (special event - see Warp Records website)
Venue: Slimelight Electrowerkz
Price: £10 in advance / £11 on the night
HOW TO BOOK
- Credit card hotline at Electrowerkz 44 (0) 207 837 6419
- Online at www.slimelightdj.com
- Directly from Resurrection Records, 228 Camden High Street; Rough Trade, 16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
- Mail order from Susan Lawly (usual payment methods accepted)
LIVE ACTION 97
Bilbao, Spain - December 6th - (Musica Ex Machina arts festival)
OCTOBER 15 2002
A feature article by William Bennett entitled 'A Child's Guide To Sierra Leone' is published in this month's Bizarre magazine (November issue - Asia Argento cover) - www.bizarremag.com.
Gaya Donadio from Hinoeuma has a special radio programme on London's Resonance 104.4 FM tonight (1900-2030 UK time) - there's also a live webcast at the Resonance website.
OCTOBER 8 2002
LONDON LIVE ACTION
The special Live Action 97 will be at the Slimelight in London on November 9th - full details here. Also appearing will be Russell Haswell and DJ Regis from the Downwards label. Tickets cost £10 in advance / £11 on the door. live news
OCTOBER 1 2002
MORE LIVE ACTION NEWS
Also performing at the Musica Ex Machina festival in December in Bilbao along with Whitehouse (LA98) are Cat Hope (EMFW contributor), Sonar and Alec Empire amongst others. See also Whitehouse live news for the latest information.
The Whitehouse live action dossier has been updated with information about the Paris concert on September 28th - included is a review in French by TCK of the show. Also susan lawly faq has been updated.
SEPTEMBER 24 2002
UK LIVE ACTIONS
Whitehouse will be performing LA96 at the Freebutt venue in Brighton, UK on November 8th as part of the Hospital Festival arts weekend - - official Hospital website. See also Whitehouse live news.
SEPTEMBER 23 2002
EXTREME MUSIC FROM AFRICA
We are pleased to announce that the much sought-after compilation CD Extreme Music From Africa (SLCD016) is now back in stock. order online
SEPTEMBER 20 2002
WRIGGLE REVIEW IN THE WIRE
The Whitehouse 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel is reviewed by David Keenan in the current issue of The Wire magazine (October issue).
SEPTEMBER 7 2002
OCTOBER 11 HINOEUMA EVENT
William Bennett will be guesting as DJ at the Hinoeuma event in London on October 11th - more details at hinoeuma website.
SEPTEMBER 4 2002
BIRD SEED UPDATE
A promised update on the recordings for Bird Seed album project from William Bennett: "The final track listing is more or less decided: Why You Never Became A Dancer, Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel, Philosophy, Bird Seed, Cut Hands Has The Solution, and finally Munkisi Munkondi. Most of the instrumentation has been recorded but much of the vocal work is going to be rerecorded or remixed since the lyrics have been expanded. As will be soon apparent, there's much use of acoustic sound - this does not mean tambourines and Spanish guitars, but it will nevertheless come as quite a shock to many listeners. Paradoxically, this makes for an ever more intense experience - anybody obtaining this work expecting an easy ambient ride will feel downright cheated. A prodigious amount of painstaking work has gone into the creation of each of the six pieces - the last 18 months since Cruise have been incredibly productive yet emotionally extremely draining. In terms of musical sound and lyrical content, some amazing completely new avenues are opened up - this is immediately evident after your first exposure to Bird Seed.'
AUGUST 28 2002
Latest updates include live action dossier, cruise reactions, links, pricelist and recommended reading. Also a progress report on the forthcoming new Bird Seed album will be posted this week.
AUGUST 23 2002
The advance allocation of tickets to the Whitehouse Batofar concert in Paris on September 28th (LA95) is selling out fast - remaining tickets can be purchased online at www.fnac.com (look under 'spectacles' and search 'whitehouse') - ticket price is 13 euros.
AUGUST 22 2002
There is a new review of the Anthology 2 CD in the just-published latest issue of Judas Kiss magazine (issue 8) - also contained in this issue is a historical article on Whitehouse. firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 21 2002
We regret to announce that the Extreme Music From Women CD is now out of stock. The Extreme Music From Africa CD, however, will be available again soon - announcement in the next few days. Also we now have a few Susan Lawly T-shirts in M size available. pricelist
JULY 26 2002
LA95 ADVANCE TICKETS
There will be just 100 tickets available in advance for the Whitehouse concert (LA95) at the unique Batofar (www.batofar.org) in Paris on September 28th; all other tickets must be purchased at the door on the night of the concert - they can be purchased online at www.fnac.com (look under 'spectacles' and search 'whitehouse'). for more information.
We regret to inform that the Whitehouse CD Halogen is now sold out.
JULY 20 2002
Whitehouse figure extensively in the newly-published work in Spanish on the history of electronic music - Loops - una historia de la música electrónica by Omar Morera (Random House / Mondadori 560pp).
JULY 12 2002
The Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel 12" single is reviewed by Tom Mugridge in the current edition of Muzik magazine (July 2002) - it is given four stars. "Fingernails scrape down a digital blackboard till they're bloody stumps, while a man possessed shrieks "face the feast of powder". Nobody does power electronics like Whitehouse, and their explorations of the darkest recesses of the human psyche seem to get more extreme with every release. Invigorating stuff - buy it for someone you love."
JULY 5 2002
Information just received from Mike Davies: "Just to confirm transmission details of our show. It is called Sound Poets Exposed and half the show is Clive Graham showcasing such artists as Henri Chopin etc. The other half is basically myself playing my favourite records such as electronic stuff, Krautrock, psychedelia and of course Whitehouse and related. We've already recieved a few complaints! Transmission is on 104.4 FM in London or via the L-M-C website. This Sunday it is on between 6 pm and 8 pm and then every Sunday following it will be 8 pm until 10 pm."
JUNE 27 2002
Mixing and recording for the forthcoming Bird Seed album project will continue intensively in July - tracks so far to be included are Why You Never Became A Dancer, Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel, Philosophy (new very expanded version of track from Mummy And Daddy album), Bird Seed, Cut Hands Has The Solution, Munkisi Munkondi). Owing to the large scale of the project, no release date yet has been set although it's still hoped to be released later this year.
The Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel 12" single ("already single of the year") is reviewed in the current edition of Bizarre magazine (July 2002). It is also extensively reviewed by Randy Wilcox at forcefedrapture.com.
JUNE 24 2002
Many namechecks for Whitehouse as Sonic Youth promote their new album around the world, including in this month's The Wire magazine.
The latest edition of the excellent French magazine Acephale is out - it includes reviews of the last Whitehouse live actions in Europe and recent music releases. email@example.com
JUNE 20 2002
NEW PARIS LIVE ACTION
Whitehouse will be performing in Paris on September 28th at Batofar (telephone infoline: (0) 1 4033 3717) - more details soon.
MAY 18 2002
Now at version 1.35 the Susan Lawly FAQ has now been updated - also the William Bennett DJ playlist has been updated since the recent Hinoeuma event in London.
M+D & ANTHOLOGY 1 BACK IN STOCK!
The new (so-called 'black' version) third pressing of Whitehouse's Mummy And Daddy CD is now available to order. The entire booklet has been remastered and updated in black and the CD tray is also shiny black (as with Cruise). Please note the CD and musical contents are unchanged. Also available again is the much sought-after Anthology 1 (Come Organisation archives 1979-1981) double CD.
MAY 13 2002
WHRB radio in Cambridge, Massachusetts is planning one of their celebrated 'orgies' dedicated to Whitehouse and Susan Lawly recordings. It will start at 10pm Eastern Time on May 27th and will last 24 hours. It will also be available by streaming audio online at www.whrb.org live. For more information about the station, and for a blurb on the orgy, please visit the WHRB website (click on the schedule for 5/27 for the blurb).
MAY 12 2002
WRIGGLE SECOND EDITION
The second edition copies of Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel are now being shipped - the demand for this vinyl has been unprecedented and this edition is also nearly sold out. online ordering page
MAY 7 2002
MUSICA EX MACHINA FESTIVAL
Some more details regarding the Musica Ex Machina festival in Bilbao (Iglesia de La Merced) on December 6/7/8: Whitehouse will be headlining a bill with other groups and performers including, amongst others, Sonar, Esplendor Geometrico, and Cat Hope (who appeared on the Extreme Music From Women project CD). There are also many conferences and installations taking place in addition to the usual array of DJs/VJs etc.
MAY 6 2002
We have published more of the early feedback on the new Whitehouse single here. More will be added as we get it.
APRIL 29 2002
CDs BACK IN STOCK UPDATE
The Whitehouse CD Dedicated To Peter Kurten is now back in stock - see pricelist for ordering details. We also expect Anthology 1 double CD to be finally back in stock early next week - Mummy And Daddy reissue CD details will be announced shortly.
ON THE RADIO
New radio shows on Resonance FM (London area 104.4FM - or online at the London Musicians' Collective website) as from this coming Saturday will be featuring Susan Lawly releases - more details soon.
Credit card orders for reserved copies of the 12" single are now possible at our online ordering page in addition to all the other methods of payment previously available.
APRIL 23 2002
CDs BACK IN STOCK
We are pleased to announce that the Whitehouse CDs Dedicated To Peter Kurten and Mummy And Daddy, in addition to the Anthology 1 double CD will be back in stock soon. Details in the next few days.
APRIL 20 2002
12" RELEASED TODAY
Today is the official release date of the new 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel - the studio recordings dossier has also now been updated.
APRIL 19 2002
12" NOW SHIPPING
All reserved orders for the first edition of the 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel are now ready to be shipped. Payment of $15.99 (UK sterling £11.00) - includes worldwide first class/airmail shipping costs - can be made by check (UK sterling or US$ only), IMO, UK Postal Order, cash (by registered post please), or credit cards through PayPal (credit card payment through our normal online server will be available in about a week's time). Reservations are currently being taken for the second edition of the record firstname.lastname@example.org. As is customary we will be adding a feedback and reactions page at textfiles especially for the new release.
APRIL 15 2002
WRIGGLE 12" SOLD OUT
Owing to very heavy demand, the first edition of by Whitehouse (SLA004) is now sold out on preorder - we cannot now take any more requests for reservations. All those who have already been placed on the reservation list will be contacted shortly.
The hard copy of the latest Susan Lawly newsletter (volume 10 issue 2) is now available - please send an SAE or IRC to Susan Lawly, PO Box 914, Edinburgh EH17 8BF, UK. Newsletters are also included with all orders.
APRIL 9 2002
TOP SELLING ALBUMS
To date the 5 all-time top-selling Whitehouse albums are: 1) Great White Death 2) Thank Your Lucky Stars 3) Birthdeath Experience 4) Erector 5) Total Sex.
APRIL 5 2002
ERECTOR OUT OF STOCK
We regret to announce that the Whitehouse CD Erector (SLCD011) is unfortunately now out of stock.
BRADY VS SOTOS
Ian Brady is threatening to sue Adam Parfrey's Feral House over his displeasure of the Peter Sotos afterword in his book The Gates Of Janus.
REVIEW OF ANTHOLOGY 2
A small review of Anthology 2 has been published at Absurd.
APRIL 3 2002
WRIGGLE 12" LATEST INFO
The amazing much-anticipated 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel by Whitehouse is released on April 20th (cat # SLA004) - the first new studio material since last year's Cruise album. Tracks are A-side: Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel (4:42) / B-side: Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel (7.23) - extended instrumental version. The first edition of 500 copies is on 200gm black vinyl in a picture sleeve (see above). Its price is $15.99 inclusive of first class/airmail shipping for all destinations worldwide. Reservations are now being taken for this item - the first edition is expected to sell out very quickly. email@example.com
MARCH 29 2002
LIVE IN BILBAO
Whitehouse will be performing at the Musica Ex Machina experimental music festival in Bilbao, Spain on December 6th 2002. More details to come.
MARCH 26 2002
There is a review of the Anthology 2 CD in the latest edition of Italian music magazine Blow Up (#46/March). The review from Terrorizer by Chris Chantler has also just been added to the textfiles section.
MARCH 20 2002
PREVIOUS NEWS ITEMS
To speed up the viewing as much as possible we have now streamlined the news pages - previous news from last year can now be found here.
MARCH 14 2002
The infamous noise bar in Madrid Tabula Rasa (calle Acuerdo 18) is presenting a one-off special Whitehouse night on Friday, April 12th, the whole bar will be specially decorated. tabularasa
MARCH 5 2002
ANTHOLOGY 2 REVIEW
A review of the Anthology 2 CD has just been posted at Brainwashed.
MARCH 1 2002
EXCLUSIVE WB INTERVIEW
The new William Bennett interview with Judith Howard has now finally been included in the textfiles section here - please note this interview may be freely used in part or in full for copying or publication (please credit '©2002 Susan Lawly' if used in this way).
FEBRUARY 26 2002
ANTHOLOGY 2 REVIEW
Anthology 2 CD is reviewed in the new issue of The Wire magazine (Peter Sotos's Index listed there as 'Musicians' Reading' too). www.thewire.co.uk
We will be publishing very soon the new William Bennett interview with Judith Howard - apologies for delay which was owing to some of its content having to be removed.
FEBRUARY 22 2002
New links have been updated and we've also added a brand new videofiles section.
PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2002
Cruise (Force The Truth) by Whitehouse has been nominated for this year's electronic music award - more details soon.
FEBRUARY 20 2002
The recent Anthology 2 CD is reviewed (9/10) by Chris Chantler in the current issue (#97 March 2002) of Terrorizer magazine. www.terrorizer.com
NEW BRITAIN CD
We are pleased to announce that the Whitehouse CD New Britain is in stock and available again - bug now fixed at online ordering. See pricelist for ordering details. Please note that there are now only a few remaining copies of the CD titles Extreme Music From Africa, Extreme Music From Women, and Birthdeath Experience - if you are at all interested, please order them as soon as possible.
FEBRUARY 17 2002
Next week we will be publishing a lively new William Bennett interview with Judith Howard regarding several topics of current interest including a report on the Bird Seed recordings (including the release of the new 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel) and future plans.
BIRTHDEATH & EMFA OUT
Owing to unprecedented recent interest, the CDs Extreme Music From Africa (SLCD016) and Birthdeath Experience (SLCD006) are unfortunately out of stock, and there are now only a few remaining copies of Halogen and Erector. Again, we stress if you are at all interested in these products, please do not hesitate. pricelist
FEBRUARY 9 2002
Susan Lawly now have a presence at www.gemm.com for purchases of CDs and other items (this will also eventually include videotapes and audiotapes) - this will offer wider online payment options particularly for items such as T-shirts.
Susan Lawly FAQ v1.33
FEBRUARY 5 2002
MAY 10 HINOEUMA EVENT
William Bennett will be guesting as DJ at the Hinoeuma event in London on May 10th - more details to follow.
FEBRUARY 3 2002
The latest recommended reading list has been expanded and includes Amazon.com links for more information on several of the books included.
JANUARY 19 2002
The release of the new Whitehouse material including the 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel is being delayed for further enhancement. Other new recordings are also currently in production for the forthcoming album Bird Seed. More details will be posted.
Whitehouse are extensively featured in the latest massive music overview book by editor Vernon Joynson entitled Up Yours (Borderline Productions, ISBN 1899855130).
JANUARY 11 2002
In the book Japan Edge - The Insider's Guide to Japanese Pop Subculture (Cadence Books) in the 'Noise' chapter, the Extreme Music From Japan CD is included in the list of recommended listening stating: "While sporting some truly unfortunate artwork, those who can ignore it will find a terrific collection of noise from The Gerogerogegege, Masonna, Incapacitants, Merzbow, Government Alpha, Hijokaidan, and several others. A very fine introduction to many of the best noise artists."
JANUARY 8 2002
Firstly, William Bennett is extensively quoted in the special 'punk' issue of Terrorizer magazine (#96) which has just been published. (www.terrorizer.com). Secondly, Whitehouse in the current edition of Belgian magazine Gonzo Circus #51 in an interview with Justin Broadrick and will also be mentioned in a piece on the death of Mary Whitehouse (for GC #52 - released 20/1/2002). Thirdly, there is mention of Peter Sotos and Whitehouse in Andy Capper's review of Ian Brady's Gates of Janus book at Viceland.
JANUARY 7 2001
Here is a new unpublished Peter Sotos photograph.
ANTHOLOGY 1 REVIEW
There was a review of Anthology 1 (Come Organisation archives 1979-1981) 2CD in the October 2001 edition of Italian music magazine Blow Up.
JANUARY 4 2001
Whitehouse are mentioned in Sonic Youth interview at the MTV website (this also comes up in the news item at the NME's website).
DECEMBER 14 2001
Warp Records artist Mira Calix (and contributor to the Extreme Music From Women CD project) in her recent interview here.
There is an Extreme Music From Africa CD review by Rik Rawling here.
NOVEMBER 24 2001
MARY WHITEHOUSE DEAD
Mary Whitehouse, for 30 years the scourge and populist terror of the BBC and of all televised sex, bad language and impoliteness to God has died at the age of 91. more details
WHITEHOUSE MENTION IN GUARDIAN
Whitehouse are mentioned in today's Guardian (Guide supplement) in the Kid606 piece - 'like old stagers Whitehouse, he dabbles in "power electronics", bad static and digital feedback'.
NOVEMBER 23 2001
NEW WHITEHOUSE RECORDINGS
Whitehouse are currently working on some new recordings for release early in the New Year - a new 12" single Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel will be released around February, followed by an album Bird Seed later in the year. More details and information in the coming days.
NOVEMBER 22 2001
There is a special Whitehouse feature by Tom Mugridge in the current December issue of monthly dance music magazine Muzik, ironically it is located in the 'Raw Talent' section.
NOVEMBER 12 2001
ANTHOLOGY 2 ONLINE AVAILABILITY
Anthology 2 (Come Organisation archives 1981-1982) is now available to order online - more information here.
NOVEMBER 9 2001
An unpublished interview with William Bennett from the Russian Stigmata magazine (11/2000) has been posted online here.
NOVEMBER 5 2001
TERRORIZER LIVE REVIEW
The latest issue (#94) of monthly magazine Terrorizer has a review with photos of the recent Whitehouse LA93 by Avi Pitchon. www.terrorizer.com
NOVEMBER 1 2001
BRADY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
The Gates Of Janus by Ian Brady (introduction by Colin Wilson - afterword by Peter Sotos) is now available to order from Amazon.com here.
Hardcopies of the latest newsletter (volume 9 issue 4) are now available - if you wish to receive a copy please send an IRC or SAE (UK). It is also included with all new orders.
OCTOBER 28 2001
SOTOS UK APPEARANCE
Peter Sotos will be appearing for a talk as part of Fluid (a day of discussion on reality TV, media representation and the body) at the Metapod Expo on Saturday, 3rd November - 11am-5pm (£8/£6 includes lunch). Address: Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton. To book places contact Kathryn Beattie on 44(0)1902 716055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 24 2001
SOTOS 'FRANK B' TEXT
An extended new text by Peter Sotos is featured in the book of paintings by German artist Frank Bauer published by Galerie Voss www.kunstmarkt.com or email email@example.com
OCTOBER 22 2001
'PUBLIC' AT THE BARBICAN
The track Public by Whitehouse was featured at the recent special Aphex Twin 'headphone' set at the Barbican, London on 14th October - see extended review here at Warp Records by John-P: 'unnecessary, exploitative and cheap...'; also from The Guardian.
OCTOBER 15 2001
ANTHOLOGY 2 RELEASE
The official release date of the much-anticipated Anthology 2 (Come Organisation archives 1981-1982) has been set for November 23. More information here.
Come - President Your Prick's Stiff / By God's Very Own
Musique Concret - Exit
Nurse With Wound - Fashioned To A Device Behind A Tree
Consumer Electronics - Lebensraum
Etat Brut - Necro
Leibstandarte SS MB - Plutoniumetrio / Endoradiation / SS20 Attack
Catalogue number: SLCD021
Time: 76 minutes (single CD)
OCTOBER 7 2001
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: LA95 CANCELLATION
It is with great regret that we announce that Whitehouse will not now be appearing for the one-off concert in Akron, OH at the Highland Theater on Saturday, 10th November. This is owing to uncertainty following the recent events in the US, and repercussions thereof. We would like to sincerely apologise for any Inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision, and hope that organisation of a future similar event may again be possible at some stage.
OCTOBER 5 2001
LA93/94 PHOTO GALLERY
Many excellent photos from Live Actions 93/94 have been posted at the noiseindex site.
OCTOBER 1 2001
LIVE ACTION REACTIONS
We have compiled the initial reactions, casual reviews and feedback (both positive and negative) to the two recent live concerts at London and Leeds here. This will be regularly updated during the coming weeks as will the Live Action dossier in the next few days. Also posted is a full review of LA93 by J-P Kapps.
SEPTEMBER 18 2001
FREE COPIES OF GIAG
We have a limited number of free copies of the excellent new issue of Gaze Into A Gloom (more details below). A copy can be included with all new orders upon request, or alternatively by sending (UK only) a large stamped address envelope to Susan Lawly, PO Box 914, Edinburgh EH17 8BF.
SEPTEMBER 18 2001
There is a new article on Whitehouse in the latest (vol.8 #7 - September) issue New York magazine Vice by the NME's Andy Capper- also available at their website www.viceland.com.
SEPTEMBER 12 2001
BRADY BOOK INJUNCTION
A court injunction has been taken out in the UK preventing publication and distribution of The Gates Of Janus by Ian Brady (introduction by Colin Wilson - afterword by Peter Sotos). An appeal in the High Court has been planned against the decision. STOP PRESS: Injunction has been lifted by the UK High Court.
For further information regarding the Whitehouse Leeds show on September 29th, including advance ticketing, please now contact Mike Dando (tel: 01943 468615).
SEPTEMBER 6 2001
There is a new review of the Cruise CD in Belgian (Flemish language) magazine Gonzo Circus (#50) by Peter Vercauteren.
AUGUST 28 2001
GAZE INTO A GLOOM
The new and revamped edition of the excellent English-language magazine Gaze Into A Gloom has just been published. It features a new Whitehouse interview by Igor Matjunov; a review of the Cruise CD; in addition to much of the writings of Gary Simmons, including his pieces on Whitehouse, and EMFW contributors Candi Nook and Mira Calix. GIAG, PO Box 15, Riga LV-1011, Latvia. firstname.lastname@example.org
CRUISE (FTT) 12" SINGLE
A limited number of the special DJ 12" single pressings (on heavy 220gm vinyl) of Cruise (Force The Truth) (vocal mix b/w instrumental mix) will be on sale at the London LA93 on September 28th. Please note this item is not intended for general release.
AUGUST 22 2001
CRUISE + SUSAN LAWLY T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE
The Whitehouse Cruise T-shirts are now ready for shipping. Worldwide price including first class / airmail postage GB£15 / US$21.99 each. Also back in stock are Susan Lawly T-shirts - bright yellow logo on black shirt. Payment can be made by check, IMO, PayPal or cash by registered mail. See pricelist. NB. 'What does molesting you mean?' T-shirts are now no longer available.
Honorary mentions for Trevor Brown and Peter Sotos here.
AUGUST 19 2001
The special DJ for Whitehouse Live Action 93 in London on September 28th will be Jane Elizabeth from New York.
AUGUST 12 2001
The unedited version of the article in the Australian magazine Vertigo by Gareth Birckbeck has been added to the textfiles section - included in the article is the latest interview with William Bennett.
We will shortly be making announcements about the track listing for the forthcoming Anthology 2 (Come Organisations Archives 1981-1982) CD and the limited release of a special DJ 12" vinyl pressing of Cruise (Force The Truth) - Vocal Version b/w Cruise (Force The Truth) - Instrumental Version.
JULY 31 2001
AQUARIUS RECORDS REVIEWS
There are a number of reviews of Susan Lawly products (including the Cruise CD) at the San Francisco-based Aquarius Records website - www.aquariusrecords.org
JULY 29 2001
There is a 2-page Whitehouse feature in the just-published edition of the magazine Mojo Collections (Summer 2001).
JULY 25 2001
The latest recently published issue of Blackharvest (#4) includes an interview with Peter Sotos conducted in London, October 2000. www.blackharvest.wierdpages.com
LA87 REVIEW - LA88 PICTURES
Whitehouse Live Action 87 in Antwerp, Belgium earlier this year is reviewed in the fanzine/rantzine JG6 - email for details. Also some pictures from LA88 in Berlin are posted at the excellent German Ironflame website.
JULY 20 2001
INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DIRECTORY
We have now posted the first draft of the Susan Lawly international record store directory. At present it covers only physical stores - we may include an update with mail order outlets; also please note this is all the information we currently have, any omissions or corrections very welcome. There are obviously many other notable omissions in this first draft - in particular, countries such as Canada, Germany and Italy. We would welcome all further information updates from customers and outlets alike.
JULY 18 2001
The current issue (#91) of Terrorizer magazine contains a review (9.5) of the Cruise CD by Chris Chantler. www.terrorizer.com
JUNE 18 2001
CRUISE CD REVIEW
Just added to textfiles is a new review of Whitehouse Cruise CD by Klaus Charnier for the forthcoming Acephale magazine. This issue will also feature a European tour review by Xavier Laradji.
Cruise (Force The Truth) was played by Aphex Twin to 5,000 people at the annual Sónar event in Barcelona last month. Also the song has apparently been played on the Autechre tour.
MAY 12 2001
The Whitehouse song Shitfun is featured in this month's The Wire magazine's Invisible Jukebox section by David Tibet of Current 93. www.thewire.co.uk
APRIL 10 2001
NME.COM CRUISE REVIEW
A review of the Cruise album by Andy Capper has been posted at the NME website - here.
APRIL 6 2001
POSTERS AND CARDS
Now available are Cruise posters - please send £1.50 or $3 (PayPal now accepted) to receive one sent unfolded in a tube. Cruise postcards (2 designs) are included with all new orders for the album through Susan Lawly.
MARCH 5 2001
We now accept PayPal for payment for all products - the email address is email@example.com.
PHILIP BEST STUDIO ACTION
Apparently Philip Best, while recently recording vocals for Cruise, caused sound disturbance problems for the Super Furry Animals rock group who were simultaneously recording their new album in the same studios.
CD CREDIT CARD ORDERS BY PHONE
Customers from the US and Canada can now make credit card orders for Susan Lawly CDs by telephone during day time hours. The number is: 1-877-692-7999 (toll-free). An international toll-free number will be available shortly.
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