Stabby Women Fanzine

I bring joyous news from yonder. The Stabby invasion is here… 52 Page DIY Fanzine & Postcard Set, super limited edition of 250
  

• Hand-pulled screen printed cover in pink flouro ink 

•  600 word artist’’s summary 

• Traditional litho-print blood red on stone grey paper 

• Set of 8 full-colour postcards, gloss laminated

• Limited run of 250 – individually numbered and embossed by the artist
  

Available here.


Stabby T-shirt Collection

Woo Hoo! Exclusive T-shirts available here. Editions of 25, lovingly hand printed in East London – complete with stitched in woven labels + hand signed and embossed swing tags and presentation packaging. Thafe. 


Photography: Cat Stevens

Model: Xim

Cowabunga!

Ninja Tune have released an in depth tome to coincide with their 20th anniversary. 20 Years of Beats & Pieces continues the Labels Unlimited series by Black Dog Publishing. Thanks to Strictly Kev, it also includes the artwork I did for their subsidiary, Big Dada after they signed Parisian rap trio TTC at the turn of the millennium. 

If I remember correctly, they were after something “a bit like the Pharcyde artwork, but in your own style and a bit French” (?)

Here’s the series of 12″s, EPs and LP I illustrated between 2000 and 2003, including the epic party scene based on a real life experience at Le Batofar and my own interpretation of Leguman, pre You Tube. Ouias mec. 

The History of Invisible Spies

And here’s how to start your own record label. The “true story” of Invisible Spies, translated into the Wild 500 comic strip back in 1996. 

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If any of that was too small to actually read, basically: Record a demo tape so wack/dope it turns your cassette deck into an evil robot, Summon the powers of your local superheroes with your Thistle Whistle™ so they can kick him in until he cries, Accidently get the demo tape wet with his robot tears and this will magically transform the music into 500 evil records you’ll then have to try and sell at gigs and chain-with-no-name stores. Alternatively, stick them in the attic, bin them or take them to a charity shop in about 15 years time. Go get ’em.

Short Fuses / Long Memories – Ten Years Deep & Still Diggin’

Out of the burnt bum rags of C.U Next Tuesday Records came the flaming Lamborghini / ice cream van of Invisible Spies Records with the debut release being the home-help-hardcore record, “Movement” by cluck doctors Toah Dynamic back in the “Year 2000”.  
 

You want a record label run by overlords? Then cross the road and don’t use the robot. These Tommy Tuggers are spagulaters in the world wide spider’s web of time, truth, and honour amongst tea leafs.  
 

“One sugar and don’t spare the horses milk, cos it’s your round Bulldog”  
 

Damn straight. For those of you who don’t know, back in the mid 90’s we formed a crew called Invisible Spies. This wasn’t a graffiti crew (but we did write our knick-names in bubble letters on the back of our rucksacks and rough books). This was a loose collective for a gaggle of Foxy Boxers who spent their precious time making fanzines (including the seminal Velcro Grass and A Bag of Tricks & Porno Flicks) Super 8 Films (such as the 3 minute wonders – Robot & The PrincessFrom Clapham With Love and Sorry For Any Delay) and forming bands (Brian & The TeenagersMongrelsDeath Row Sandwich and Purple Face to name but a few). 
 

Although we began releasing limited run 7″ vinyls in 1996 (under the name C. U Next Tuesday Records), Invisible Spies truly came into being in the year 2000 (AKA the year Two Hundred) with our inaugoral release – a vinyl only album as our latest incarnation, Toah Dynamic. Not many people start a record label with an LP recorded in a garden shed, and even fewer use their brother’s GCSE artwork as the front cover and name the album after his GCSE art project, “Movement”. But there you have it. The school gave him a “D” for his efforts, but we gave him the double thumbs up and pressed 1,000 copies. Take that Fatcher. 
 

Here’s a gallery of the impeccable sleeve art we’ve created over the years. Hold tight for the anniversary mixtape – Short Fuses Long Memories AKA Now That’s What I Call Wasted Money Vol. 1 AKA A Rush Of Blood To The Penis AKA Ten Years Deep & Still Diggin’ AKA We Couldn’t Even Throw Them Away

…coming soon. 

Toah Dynamic – Movement

Benjamin – Red Sun

Toah Dynamic – Son of A Copper 

Toah Dynamic – Harvest Festival 

Mongrels – Fresh Arrangements 

Kid Acne – Regarde, Kid Acne 

Kid Acne – Squirrel Hunters (Midfield General Remix) 

Kid Acne – Rap Traffic 

Supreme Vagabond Craftsman – 2wice As Nude

Toah Dynamic – Cops Hate Our Love

Earl Shilton – Two Rooms (Full of Insects) 

Kid Acne – Council Pop 

Kid Acne – Reality Raps 

Chips for the Poor – LSD Who Said That? 

Methodist Centre – I Sold Out To Management

Methodist Centre – How Safe Is Safe Sex? 

Supreme Vagabond Craftsman – F*ck Everyone, I Am King

Methodist Centre – When You Love Your Job It’s Only Half A Day

Chips for the Poor – Tell Your Mum, Bolan’s Back 

Earl Shilton – Sanguinaria