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Monday, 30 April 2012


It's that damn Tranarchy - they're so hot right now!

Have you ever wondered if there's more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? Well Earth to Meekus - TRANARCHY will be taking crazy pills on Friday May 25th when we screen cult fashion-parody ZOOLANDER and then host Manchester's first ever DERELICTE BALL!

To quote the legendary designer Jacobim Mugatu: "Derelicte is a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique!"

Think shoes with holes, slept-in clothes, unwashed hair, empty booze bottles, ripped open rubbish bags… it's high fashion taken to low extremes, and we will have prizes for the best Derelicte outfits!

There will of course be a walk-off judged by David Bowie and a "Blue Steel" competition (with bonus points for "Magnum" and prizes for the winners) while The House of Tranarchy will do some live eugoogelizing and evil DJs will be breakdance fighting!

So come join us at the Night And Day Café For Kids Who Can't Read Good, where we'll guzzle down some orange mocha frappucinos and do the jitterbug, before we blow the roof off the sucker! Fun kicks off at 8pm with the film screening at 9, and the ball activities kick off at midnight. Entry is £5 all night, with special reduced rate of £3 for those dressed Derelicte - but remember, our evil Katinkas will be judging you on the door…

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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Trouble At T'Mill PICS

Had a great time djing at Trouble At T'Mill with the boys form Drunk At Vogue and Mr Andy Gott!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Farewell Scott!

Had a wee dinner to say goodbye to Scotty Gillepsie before she moves to Exeter to be with the man she luvvz. Awww, bye babes, we'll miss ya! xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

On why Drag Race & Sharon Needles rule...

Cross-post from Dangerous Minds...

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, RuPaul’s Drag Race is THE best reality show on TV right now. No, wait, let me rephrase that: RuPaul’s Drag Race is THE best reality show in the history of TV. Yes, I’m fucking serious.
It feels a bit like coming out all over again, to admit an obsession with a show so frivolous and outrageously camp as RDR. But I’m not ashamed, no siree. I couldn’t give two hoots what any of the detractors say, Drag Race is fun, funny, glamorous, touching and educational. It delivers on so many levels that it puts the bigger, mainstream reality shows to shame, a fact acknowledged by Pamela Anderson, who has stated that the talent on Drag Race easily outclasses that on American Idol.
And I’m not even a reality TV fan. I hate it! You know how these competition shows seem like such a fucking lie cos all the contestants are MOR dweebs hand-picked for their inanity, and the judges spew out bullshit platitudes when the truth is they have no clue how to control the market forces of the entertainment industry? That has always bugged me, as has the premise that somehow a mystical team of background operatives can bestow superstar status on an individual of their choosing. Well, Drag Race is different. Very different. First off, it’s a show about competing drag queens. Case closed. But in case you’d like me to explain further, don’t worry, I fully intend to…

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tranarchy pres RPDR Season 4 Finale

RuPaul's Drag Race is THE BEST reality show on television - 13 drag queens competing for the title of America's next drag superstar, and only one can win! We're obsessed with this show at Tranarchy, so what better way to enjoy the season finale than with all our friends in front of a big screen with lots of booze?!

Drag Race has been a break out hit for the American channel Logo TV, and the current season has been the best yet, with some of the fiercest (and funniest) drag queens ever seen on television making it a cult smash. The competition has been intense this time, with plenty of tears, laughter, tantrums, throwdowns, revelations, controversy and some incredible (and not so incredible) runway looks. All lorded over by the legendary RuPaul and her panel of guest judges.

But now we are down to the final three, and who's going to win? Will it be Party City's own spooky princess Sharon Needles? The world's top Cher impersonator and Botox fan, Chad Michaels? Could it even go to that broke-down showgirl, the bitch you love to hate, Phi Phi O'Hara? Who knows… we might even find out why that flawless fish Willam was kicked off, and maybe see a final appearance by everyone's favourite soul-mama Latrice Royale…

The evening kicks off at 8pm in the back room of the Outpost, Whitworth Street (aka the "Interior Illusions Lounge") where we will warm you up with the season's penultimate "re-cap" episode. Catch up with all the drama before we the intense and exciting final episode, which will air at 9pm!

So make a date in your diaries for Tuesday April 24th, and if you are lucky enough to see the show as it airs the night before in the States, please, please, please… NO SPOILERS!!!!

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Monday, 23 April 2012

Joyce in London

Joyce had her first ever London gig, at Milk Records' Power Queers, Power Lunches café, Hackney. Here's a couple of snaps by our good friend Camille:

Waving to a passing bus

I can see you...

Monday, 16 April 2012


Oh yes! We managed to wrangle her in to the studio to add her dulcet tones to some Joy Division songs.

Find us here.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Andrew WK Glasgow circle pit

Joe and I were lucky enough to catch Andrew WK's "I Get Wet" 10th anniversary tour in Glasgow, and what an awesome gig it was! We'd waited out the Manchester gig because we knew we'd be too busy setting up the after party to really enjoy it. Thanksfully, we got booked to do a Joyce gig for the wonderful Croc v Croc folks in Glasgow the night Andrew was there, and Cherie Lily managed to get 4 of us in on the guest list. HALLELUJAH!

There was so much unbridled energy in that room it was unreal, but it was all overwhelmingly positive. Usually at metal and rock shows there's an edge to that energy that can turn nasty, but not with WK. Also, it was a treat to see this show with a Glasgow audience, one of the wildest in the land!

You can see the back of Me and Joe's bleached / bald heads bobbing around in the foreground of this video, underneath Andrew and in front of the camera person:

During "the song "I Get Wet" Andrew got the crowd to do a circel pit, which was pretty incredible. It was huge and most of the crowd got involved - we're talking 200-300 people easily:

What an incredible show. If you ever get the chance to catch Andrew WK live, then don't miss out!

Thursday, 12 April 2012


OK so appareantly some douche was outside the Andrew WK gig at the Manchester Academy handing out flyers and telling people it was the official WK aftershow. Well thankfully some of Tranarchy were there, and although they restrained themselves from battering, got him to fuck right off. Soz dicckhead, but WE were the official Manchester Andrew WK afterparty:

Also corroborated by this post from the Cherie Lily FB wall:

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Dangerous Minds April 1st to April 8th

The article below on the 20th anniversary of Arthur Russell's death got picked up by a few different blogs and shared widely, including re-tweets from DJs like Optimo's Twitch, Q Burns and Ewan Pearson. I couldn't let that anniversary pass without marking it somehow, and am glad that many other folk agreed.

The Minimoog sofa
Arthur Russell died 20 years ago today

Friday, 6 April 2012

Niallist interviewed on Manhattanchester

An interview with me on Greg Thorpe's ace blog Manhattanchester!

Tell us three singles/albums/videos/artists that inspire you to do what you do:

1) Daft Punk, Homework

This was the record that made me think I could make music myself without having to rely on a band, I just needed to get some boxes and pump them up! Homework also acted as an amazing crash course in Chicago house, Detroit techno and New York disco. I think this album changed an entire generation's musical lives, and you can still hear its influence fifteen years later.

2) ...anything at all by Missy Elliot

Missy is such an inspiration – she's always pushing the envelope in visual and musical terms, while remaining accessible and unpretentious. To me Missy is the artist who represents that golden age a few years back when chart-topping pop music was genuinely bizarre. She's also representing for all the big peeps who consider themselves to be ‘freaks’!

Read more here:

WIll the real Niallist please step forward...

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Croc v Croc CROC-A-OKE ROLLER DISCO feat Joyce D'Vision LIVE!

We're back in Glasgow next Saturday to play at this, with the ever-awesome Croc v Croc dudes (Cherie Lily and Andrew WK might even be making an appearance...). It's a karaoke-themed cover versions special taking place in Kinning Park Industrial Complex and which will feature a roller disco and a barbeque - this is one party you won't wanna miss!

More info on the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Let's Werk up a sweat for Cherie Lily, appearing live with Tranarchy at KRAAK Gallery, Manchester, Friday April 13th: