Monday 8 September 2014


We are releasing our first album, it is call 'An Actual Thing' and it looks like this

And you can now head over to our Bandcamp page to pre-order a copy on compact disc for v cheap, and you can also listen to a couple of songs right now.


Monday 26 May 2014


Please use this page to buy things and make us rich
(also you can visit our bandcamp to get more music)

Bermuda Triangle 7"EP 

price (inc. shipping)


Melty Mask T-shirt
(inc. UK shipping. get in touch for the rest of the world please)

Pick a size


Sunday 13 April 2014

Total Sammidge Update dot com

Just checking in with some updates from the ANGUISH SANDWICH camp.

First, we have some new songs available to hear and download. They are from our soon-to-be-released, but sadly-long-sold-out addition to the ODD BOX records Crackle! Fuzz! Pop! EP club. It’s 3 songs, one of the first songs we ever wrote, one that no one outside of our 6 ears has heard yet, and one weird acoustic version. Go get it.

Also, we have a t-shirt. A T-SHIRT, if you missed the pre-order what I have been banging on about, don't worry, you should be able to pick them up from us at gigs soon-ish.

All this can be found on our bandcamp page

You can also be the first to see the video for one of the new songs. It’s called ‘Preppy American Feelings’.

Preppy American Feelings by ANGUISH SANDWICH from Anguish Sandwich on Vimeo.

Also, we have bunch of gigs over the next couple of months, and you should totally come along…
Sunday April 19th - Nottingham @ JT Soar
Monday April 20th - Northampton @ NN Cafe
Friday May 2nd - Northampton @ The Labour Club
Friday May 16th - Birmingham @ The Victoria
Saturday May 17th - Bristol @ Roll For The Soul

Sunday May 18th - London @ Power Lunches

Sunday 7 July 2013

A poor neglected child

This is a blog and it has been left to rust and gather moss. For that the band 'Anguish Sandwich' can only apologise.

In the past year we have done a bunch of gigs.

We also have some new demos floating about.  You should listen to them.

We also have some gigs coming up.  Have a look.

And keep checking our facebook because that's where the details tend to be.

Tuesday 27 March 2012


You can now preview our debut EP on bandcamp. It is due out in May. It is a split release between Oddbox Records and ourselves. You can pre-order on the Oddbox site right now.

And here it is.

Friday 24 February 2012

First gig of 2012 -- The end of the world (no, not 'the world', but a building instead)

We are doing our first gig of this year after a bit of a break over January and February. It is Saturday March 3rd, with our best good friends THE RETRO SPANKEES at a place in Northampton called The Fishmarket. (fbook the deets)

The Fishmarket is an art gallery. It is closing very soon to make way for a wholly unnecessary new bus station. The building itself is a historic part of a very old market town in the heart of England. 'The Fishmarket' as an arts centre is almost definitely the most important arts venue the town has had this millennium. Whilst the organisation that runs the building is being given a great opportunity to go and run another space in town (when this will happen is beyond me) it is impossible to ignore the impact that The Fishmarket has had on the 3 of us. It was through events in that building that we became friends, saw great bands, great comedy, great art and were influenced more than can be stated here. I really hope that we can be involved with the new building in some way. We are incredibly proud of having the opportunity to play one gig at The Fishmarket before the bulldozers come.

(this is a nice slideshow by Phil Sharp)

In other news we will soon be able to give you some details about our first 7" EP. Also, check out the gigs ==>


Monday 5 December 2011

The (Lovely) Lovely Eggs

So, last Tuesday we played our last gig of 2011 (probably, although we're open to offers - christmas corporate events, school discos that sort of thing) at the Portland arms in Cambridge with two bands...

First up were Violet Woods a local Cambridge band who were tight as an ill fitting pair of new shoes, even though this was only their second gig as the band 'Violet Woods'. Very good.

Then we played our songs and some guy asked Chris if his hair was his real hair... it is.

Then The Lovely Eggs headlined. We had the pleasure of playing with them a couple of months back at an Indiepop weekender in Brighton hosted by the Bobby McGees and they were brilliant.

Here are some of the things what they have made:



and their new single is this one...

So yeah, if you like this kind of thing I would highly recommend the live show: Tons of energy from a charming pair of human beings who write ridiculously catchy pop songs.

2011 has been a fun year.

Monday 21 November 2011


This weekend we made the journey up to Sheffield to record some of our songs with a lovely bunch of people who do this stuff:

All being well we'll have a brand new EP out early next year. Should sound pretty sweet!

Also we are looking for shows in the new year so get in touch!!
Also please vote for John in this Face of Northampton competition!!! >>> HERE!!!

Our home for the weekend (sans riot police)

Sheffield's finest export

Last song gets a tick

Def Leppard interpretation

Wednesday 19 October 2011


Our main crush Andy Skank made this video of our performance at Indietracks this year. I think it came out pretty nice (even if Andy mis-spelled Indietracks)

We have some gigs coming up, look around, you'll find them, and we're recording next month. Once we've done that we can start looking towards 2012.

Wednesday 21 September 2011


A little while ago we did an interview with our main dawg Jack Parker, we don't know what we are talking about, it can be found on the internet
Chris : We certainly could’ve taken the name of an animal followed by the name of erm, a geographical feature. That would of worked as well.
Cath : What are you thinking of?
Chris : We could have been called…Eagle River!
John : Tiger Mountain…
Cath : (Laughs)
Chris : Or, erm, Stoat Gully.
Cath : That’s the British version.
John : Lizard Plane…
Chris : Yeah, that’s going to be my side project. And it’s going to be called Stoat Gully. And we are going to play traditional English folk music. For Morris dancers.

Also, we are playing in november with the following band

Tuesday 30 August 2011

R+L 2011

Someone is enjoying our Reading Festival performance:

Wednesday 17 August 2011

An open letter to New York band 'The Strokes'

Dear 'The Strokes',

Hi, Chris here from rock band 'Anguish Sandwich'. Hey, turns out we are playing at the same festival(s) as you next weekend, Reading + Leeds, R+L! Should be fun I guess, lots of people there to see our bands play the songs we have written. Hope some moshing breaks out. Or a circle pit. Have you ever seen a circle pit? They happen at metal gigs and I think there are like 2 variations, one of them is where the crowd seems to turn in to a giant human whirlpool and starts going round and round in circles and a lot of people end up falling and getting trampled, the other type of circle pit is where an area opens up in the crowd and several people take turns charging in to the open area and smash in to each other and sometimes punch or knee each other 'in a friendly way'. Actually sounds pretty scary.

Anyway, just wanted you to know how much I am looking forward to seeing you, 'The Strokes', play at R+L. You guys seem like cool guys. I remember when that one album you did came out and it was called 'This Is It' and everyone in the world or in the UK was losing their minds saying you had saved rock and roll or something. That must be a lot of pressure right? How did you feel about that? I mean, I guess you made a lot of money that year but still it must have been tough to have the responsibility of saviours or messiahs? Can't wait until you play that cool song, 'Last Nite', that song was cool.

If you have the time you should come and watch 'Anguish Sandwich' play because we are playing on the same day(s) as you are. We are playing on the BBC Introducing stage at around 4.30 or 5pm. I figure it will probably be a smaller crowd than the crowd for when you play so you could probably get right to the front if you wanted. Oh, or maybe you could do that thing where other famous people stand at the side of the stage and watch, I think we'd be ok with that, but I'd have to check with John and Cath because it could be a distraction. Maybe if you wanted to stand at the side then you could let us come and stand at the side when you play and then people in the crowd will be all like "hey, who's that guy with the curly hair up at the side of the stage watching 'The Strokes' play?" and their friends or another stranger in the crowd will say "I think it's the guy what played in that band 'Anguish Sandwich', they rocked the BBC Introducing stage earlier, seriously rocked it" and then someone else will say "or maybe it's the drummer from 'Yuck'", either way it'd be a sweet thing to do.

Thanks for reading this you guys, see you soon, don't forget to say hi.
Chris, Anguish Sandwich

ps. email me yeah?

Thursday 4 August 2011

Wednesday 3 August 2011


ok, a small change has happened

you can still download our EP for free from our bandcamp page, however we have also now included the option to give us some money for it. It is up to you how much you value our music.

Also, via the same bandcamp page you can order a copy of the EP on CDr. The CD sleeve has a picture of John on the back. John is lounging. You can see it here.

Monday 1 August 2011


So after a great weekend at Indietracks (with the likes of Ace Bushy Striptease, Milky Wimpshake, Moustache of Insanity, The Sock Puppets, Jeffrey Lewis and Herman Dune) we can now officially announce that we are going to be playing the 'BBC Introducing stage' at Reading & Leeds festivals this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We'll be playing Reading on the Saturday and Leeds on the Sunday.

If you're going to be there come and say hi.

We've been doing some promo for it with the brilliant BBC Introducing Northampton, who nominated us for the slot. The first interview went out on Friday and you can listen to it here for a few more days.

I think all our 15 year old selves still can't quite believe it.

Monday 25 July 2011


We played with Moustache of Insanity on friday, they have a new 2-track free single for download right now

Sunday 24 July 2011


We've got some pretty exciting shows coming up for the remainder of July and August - check em all over on this side of the page >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

And one more soon to be announced!

So we decided to make some actual physical merch of our online demo (No More Cows), which includes a brand new rough version of a brand new song tentatively titled "The Fall" (NOT available on line you guys!)

The demo is called No More Cows + 1
It comes in many different colours
It'll be available at a show near you very soon for only £2!

Tuesday 19 July 2011


little while ago we were featured in a magazine called Dazed & Confused, look (click to enlarge yeah?)

Sunday 17 July 2011

We just got back from this. So many friends, old and new. Great times. <3 to the Aggs Famile.

Tuesday 12 July 2011


I think we're all super excited to announce that we're actually supporting (as opposed to "supporting") Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard at The Cellar in Oxford on Wednesday August 3rd!!!

Oh Yeah!

Tickets on sale now HERE and more information HERE

Saturday 9 July 2011


John plays bass.
He does exist.
He is very tall.
We always think it would be pretty hard to not see John because he is so tall.
But it has happened.
So this is John.

Say hi to him next time you see him.
Point him out to people.










what hell looks like

(thanks to Pwr Chd)