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Friday, 30 September 2011

AND Fest and Chew Disco pres L.A. ZOMBIE

We went through to Liverpool on Friday evening to watch Bad Taste Barbies play at a screening of Bruce La Bruce's flick LA Zombie, hosted by our pals Chew Disco and the Abandon Normal Devices festival. We had a gay old time! Barbies were great as usual, and I enjoyed the doomy electro of headliners Severin. The less said about the film the better, but in a nutshell it's modern porn legend Francois Sagat wandering around LA in various shades of well-styled distress (and on-again/off-again green make-up and fake teeth) fucking models who are way too buff to be homeless with a weird blue-spunking, sweet-potato-shaped cock. That really is it. It's a porn movie with added (really bad) gore, supposedly meaningful lingering shots of Sagat and some very heavy handed metaphors. It was terrible, but we enjoyed the experience anyway! Here's the trailer, and some pics by Lisa Aspin:

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Menergy Sept Pics

Here's a few pics from September's Menergy, as usual by Michael James, but with an additional pic of me and Munter by Susy Paget. You can see more of Michael's pictures here.

Demi Monde performing live:

Chew Disco came down with the LUYD crew:

And Joe Howe (Ben Butler) was there too!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

Nirvana piece for Collapse Board

Woop, an article I "wrote" about the influence of Nirvana on popular music has been made the main article on Collpase Board! You can read it here, and don't hate me because I am beautiful.


Thursday, 22 September 2011


It's done! From my forthcoming album, you may have heard this before but now it's with added verse by BIGG NUGG, making this a track featuring the three hottest gay rappers in the world:

I LIke to Dance w/ Lester Greene, Tori Fixx & Bigg Nugg by theniallist

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Download Dam Funk's new EP for free

Cross-posted from Dangerous Minds:

Sweeeet - In preparation for his upcoming US tour, king of the boogie Dam Funk has made his forthcoming InnaFocusedDaze EP available as a free download. The 10” vinyl of InnaFocusedDaze will be released through Scion A/V in October, when Dam goes out on the road with his band Master Blazter - tour dates and more info on the EP can be found on the Stone’s Throw website. You can download the EP here, and just in case you need to be reminded of just how cool this cat is (he really IS king of the boogie) here’s a video for the EP’s lead track “Forever”:

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Niallist Pics by Craig Parker

Just got all the pics taken of me last month by Craig Parker, and they are TAYSTAY! Here's a little taster (expect to see a lot more of these getting used in the future

Monday, 19 September 2011

DJing at Bollox / Pisscotheque

Me and Joe got drafted in last minute-style to dj in the main room at Bollox again, it was great fun. Here's a nifty pic of us:

Meanwhile downstairs the "party in a toilet" Pisscotheque was in full swing - this is quickly becoming my favourite club in Manchester, due to the ace tunes by DJ James Sizen Bell (old school house all the way) and the fact that, well, it's a dozen people crammed into a jazzed up urinal having a party!

Friday, 16 September 2011

HELLZ YEAH! w/ Dalai Dahmer, Kid Ritalin & King Iamus

This is the most banginest (and penultimate) track on "AKA" with a little help from Little Rock Records and Hope Street Studio muckers Paul, Liam and Boag. ASS N TITTIES ASS N TITTIES!

Hellz Yeah! w/ Dalai Dahmer, Kid Ritalin & King Iamus by theniallist

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

"AKA" reviewed on Soundblab

Wow, the first review of my new album is in, and it's a good one! I'm not one for reading my own reviews to be honest, but thought I would share this here as the reviewer really got it.

It is fantastic to hear gay artists march into 'enemy' territory and produce much better hip hop than many of those who deride them, even though homophobia seems to be ebbing out of at least mainstream hip hop. But has The Niallist made new music? The sound and lyrics are not particularly original, even if the fact that it is delivered by these artists is. That said, they're a talented bunch and have made some great music which all fans of old-school hip hop should download - you will enjoy it and it is a lot better than many past and present mainstream efforts. Niallist has firmly made his point.

Read the whole review here.

Monday, 12 September 2011

"I'm Weird" w/ ZsaZsa Noir & CHRISTEENE

It's here! Featuring two of the hottest/scariest drag queens on the planet, ZsaZsa Noir and CHRISTEENE, it's my 2011 update of the throbbing and spooky "I'm Weird" (which originally appeared on last year's "Lust, Caution" EP as an instrumental). It would be awesome to do a video for this someday, the mind boggles at what these two gurls would do...

I'm Weird XI w/ ZsaZsa Noir & CHRISTEENE by theniallist

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Fuck off Alan McGee

Life's a laugh-riot when you're washed up ex-coke addict and twice-failed label proprietor like Alan McGee! Not only do you get to ruin independent music in the 90s (and prior to that drive Scottish music into a bullshit "twee" cul-de-sac) you now get to turn around and laugh in the face of the already-struggling-but-still-afloat indies distributed by PIAS who lost their stock in last month's Sony warehouse fire. Now THAT'S a result! You also get to spit in the face (while still laughing) of the younger generation by proclaiming that aspiring to be McCartney or Jagger is "boring" - even though you did more than most to instill those dreams in that generation. Double score! AND you get to spit in the face of your existing fans (you might have stopped laughing by this point but who knows?) by claiming you don't really like music! That's a hat trick!

As Neil Kulkarni so aptly pointed out earlier, McGee's dislike of music was apparent when he signed Oasis,. Yet the question still remains - what DO you like Alan? Drugs? Excitement? Wind ups? Empty hyperbole? Internet porn? Laughing at other people's expense? If the answer is "all of the above" then pat yourself on the back - you've just joined the ranks of the mainstream, popular-culture consumer of the 21st Century.

OF COURSE aspiring to be Jagger or McCartney these days is boring, when every two-bit failed busker with a fanzine and a smack-habit gets lauded to the rafters as some kind of genius, a process set in motion by McGee himself with trad-rock retro revivalists like Primal Scream and Oasis. If anything has killed the music industry and any genuine excitement that surrounds rock and roll it's not the shitty drugs, or the even shittier aspirations. No, it's the relentless hyping of mediocre crap. This is a process that McGee himself is very familiar with. Some would in fact say that Alan McGee is a master of this dark art - if you're under 27, google Three Colours Red and shudder in relief at not having lived through an era that saw McGee claiming they were the new Sex Pistols.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Growler & Niallist Attitude interview

Pics by Lee Baxter

Growler & Niallist is Joe Spencer and Niall O'Conghaile. Joe has been promoting parities in Manchester for a few years and can occasionally be seen performing as "Joyce D'Vision". Niall has been djing and promoting parties in Glasgow for over a decade, as well as releasing music on respected dance labels like Dissident, Tirk and Eskimo.

Niall: I moved here in 2010 from Glasgow and met Joe at a screening of The Human Centipede. We decided to work together to throw a vogue ball (a competitive, drag queen fashion show), inspired by the cult documentary Paris Is Burning and previous vogue balls thrown by Horse Meat Disco in London and our own Menergy night in Glasgow. The first Vogue Brawl was in January of this year and was a roaring success. There is footage shot and edited by the legendary Homocult, and off the back of that we have put together a drag-revue party called Tranarchy. The next night will be a strip along screening of the camp classic Showgirls at Kraak Gallery on Saturday August 27th, featuring the House of Blige, Pumping Iron, Bad Taste Barbies, Menergy's Lady Munter and more.

Joe: There's been an alt queer scene bubbling under in Manchester for a few years now and it feels like it's about to erupt! People are getting sick of the Canal Street mafia and starting to find spaces outside the village, venues like KRAAK and Islington Mill are some throwing killer queer parties. I feel the village is ran by a very cynical and bitter older generation of gay men, what they're offering is pretty outta date and really boring, the village is just so void of diversity. There's all the fuckin' hen parties too which I hate because they're keeping these shitty bars in business. Though as much as i slag the village you'll still always find me at company bar or eagle come 6am! I guess it's a real love/hate relationship we got going.

Niall: Having said that, there's still more diversity and life on the Manc scene than there is compared to Glasgow, or most other cities in the UK. People here bitch about the village a lot, and yeah it's not perfect, but it's still a valuable social centre for a lot of people, with spaces where you can hang out and not feel judged. Too much, anyway!

Joe: With this new queer uprising Bollox kinda got the ball rolling and has really been a melting pot for Manchester's arty alty queers. Rod is a total scene hero for me, Bollox was pretty much the reason I moved here cuz I got to meet so many awesome people there. There's so many awesome creative people in this city and the great thing is that unlike I dunno probably London people aren't fighting and competing, people work together and promote and play at each other nights and generally help each other out. WE'RE ALL FRIENDS!!!!

Niall: Yeah, Bollox is awesome, and Rod is a total unsung hero. I'd also like to praise the sterling work of Bren O'Callaghan who has put on a few different film screening-meets-live performance nights and has done a lot to bring the current scene together. And of course I have to mention the fabulous Zsa Zsa Noir, who has kept the alt-drag flame of David Hoyle alive while being really gorgeous, talented and quite bizarre. Performers like Zsa Zsa (and Kurt Dirt and the Bliges) are the reason we've started Tranarchy, as there is so much untapped talent in this town, and if it wasn't for the work of people like Rod and Bren we wouldn't meet each other!

Oh, and I'd just like to take this moment to plug my new album "AKA" which is coming out later this year. It's got an old school electro-hip-hop vibe, as I think gays in hip-hop are really under represented. There's tonnes of guests - Zsa Zsa Noir is on there, as is the hottest drag queen in the States right now, Christeene Vale and New York's vogue princess Cherie Lily. There's also tracks with gay rap legends Yo! Majesty and Scream Club, and an appearance by a certain Ms Ditto...


In this pic, Niallist, Deb Jump, Growler, Greg Thorpe, Jayne Compton, Reggie Ron Waite and the fabulous Sebastian.

Monday, 5 September 2011

MENERGY vs R-P-Z Sept 24th

For our freshers special we are teaming up with Record Playerz to bring you a "Fresh Meat" bonanza with special guests Demi Monde LIVE! Facebok deets here - be there!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Tranarchy Showgirls pics part 4

Some late uploads from Debbie Lister Ashe, but boy were they worth the wait!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tranarchy Showgirls pics part 3

By the incredible Michael James - I dunno how he does it exactly but he always get THE BEST pics! The full set is here, these are a few of my favourites: