Monday, 11 June 2018


Our next gig will be at Bedford Esquires. It's free. Come. 

Monday, 19 March 2018

New single. New single. New. Single. New.

Paint Nothing release debut single ‘You Can’t See Me’
Release date: Friday 23rd March 2018
Available on: Soundcloud and Bandcamp and all major digital outlets

Cambridge post-punk band Paint Nothing release their debut single ‘You Can’t See Me’. A two minute, high-volume trip through our voyeuristic society and the unhealthy relationship between the people on either side of the screen.

Frontman Jack shares his frustrations using a shouted delivery last heard in xBomb Factory, who chalked up an album on German label Nois-o-lution, and gigs with the likes of The Fall and Half Man Half Biscuit.

Accompanying the stabbing guitars and drums is a video shot in a claustrophobically-tight space in Cambridge.

To support the release, Paint Nothing will be playing live:
Thursday 22nd March 2018
The Fulford Arms, York (w/ Weekend Recovery and Brooders)
Friday 6th April 2018
The Blue Moon, Cambridge (w/ The Furious Sleep and The British IBM)

Free download cards for ‘You Can’t See Me’ will be available at the gigs.

An album has been recorded at Cambridge’s Half-ton Studios and is due for release later this year.

For more, visit

Sunday, 4 March 2018

We're playing gigs soon.


Come and see us play live.  Do it!

All the details are on our gigs page HERE. We'll be among the support slots at both nights so be there...unfashionably early.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

This is 2018.


Paint Nothing will be playing gigs in 2018. The first confirmed is in York. Come. 

More on their way - keep a beady eye on the gig page / social media / your fax machine.

New music is also on the way. You'll like that, won't you?

Monday, 4 September 2017

Our lives. In pictures.

An update, readers! There has been a gig. More recording. Planning. Recording. Planning. Recording. Noise. More noise. Last few cassettes for sale. 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Gig / recording.

Pointy microphone, for your consideration. 
We're playng a gig:

Monday 6th March
Supporting IDLES

The Portland Arms

Doors 7pm
Tickets £7

More info HERE.

In other news, we've just completed a weekend at Half-ton Studios in Cambridge. New songs were fired into computers. Curry was consumed.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Recording pt III.


The four of us recently converged on an industrial estate towards the edge of Cambridge with a pile of instruments and some lyrics. In our three hour 'rehearsal' slot, we needed to come up with something which could be recorded the following day. We had, after all, booked eight hours of recording time. Why the insanely tight schedule? Well, it focused the mind if nothing else. Plus, we think it worked well before  - the results tumbled out as our first EP.

Saturday night song writing

Can you fit a drum kit into a tiny Peugeot? Yes. Yes you can.
Two hours in of the three, we had one track down. It sounded sharp, it clocked in at the usual sub three minutes, and it was fun to play. This, however, only left an hour to weld ideas together to create two more, ideally. Against the odds, we left that night with three songs hammered together. Slightly rough round the edges perhaps, but something. No live songwriting for us the following day. We ended up at a village pub where every beer mat in England hung from the ceiling. 

Spot the beer mats in The Red Lion. Picture courtesy of The Internet. 

Sunday - a day of recording shouted noise

Once again, Matty Moon was behind the controls at Half-ton and he helped ensure our hastily thrown together ideas became something meatier. A synth was brought along, but the machine's sounds weren't quite up our street. Instead, we stuck with drums, bass, guitars and shouting. A combination which no other band has ever tried before. 

We slammed through two new songs but stopped short of trying to get three down in the end. This gave time to add layers of noise. The songs benefited from this extra spit and polish. It was then down to a Japanese curry house for post-recording eating and drinking action, and to decide what will happen next.

The plan is to record more, MORE! Then package it up and put it out there. We've covered downloads, CDs and cassettes, so that only really leaves vinyl. Or wax cylinder. Or Mini Disc perhaps?

In other news, Japanese deep fried pork-based curry with noodles works well.