Kneejerk Fire Sale

UPDATE: These have all gone now. Thanks everyone, we raised over £1,000 for WayOut, great work.

Morning all. In cleaning out some space at home, I stumbled across a box full of CDs from my first “proper” band, Kneejerk. They’ve been sitting around various places I’ve lived for nearly 20 years now, and it feels like I should share them with the world, and maybe raise some cash for a good cause at the same time.

I have three albums here. On the left is the split we did with Abjure, called “Don’t Clap It Startles Me”. Released in 1999 on Skipworth Records, it features 5 songs by Kneejerk and 5 by Abjure. In the middle is the second and final Kneejerk album, “The Half Life Of Kissing” – 14 tracks, released on Enter Shikari records in 2000. And on the right is a compilation CD, “Uomo Al Mare”, released on Biscay Records in 2000. It features a whole bunch of bands, and includes an otherwise unreleased Kneejerk song, as well as my first ever solo song (which I’d completely forgotten about) called “Braille”.

This stuff all feels very adolescent to me in some ways, but then again, given that I was 17-18 when it was recorded and released, I’m old enough to look back at it with some equanimity, and I’m proud of it too. The CDs are in pretty good condition, given that they’ve been in a box under various beds for nearly 2 decades.

Here’s the deal. Each CD will cost you £15. That includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world. I have limited numbers, so it’s first come, first served. Every penny made through the sale will go to my friends at Way Out Arts. Send me an email at, tell me what you want and I’ll let you know the rest.

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