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End of the year wrap up 2011

At the start of 2011 we sat down and wrote a list of all the things we would like to achieve this year. And I am very pleased to say we are about to complete the wish list by playing at the Appleby Tavern on December 29 in Invercargil with locals Sui-cide Bombers, Generic Hole, and The Sallies: a fantastic way to cap off a very productive and busy period. Playing in Invers has particular meaning as it’s been nearly 20 years since mr sterile (in the days before mr sterile existed ) last played here in a punk band. This is the old stomping ground and will be wonderful to reconnect with a lot of (now) old faces.

And looking back over the year we take this chance to thank Shaun at Tenzenmen and Swerve at Dualplover for the help with the release of the album. Its been a ride promoting the album over the last 10 months and we now feel ready to start working on material.

We were fortunate enough to have toured both Australia and Malaysia, Java, and Singapore, brilliant experience’s aurally, socially and in the food department. Hooray to all our established and new friend there, wonderful folk.

We made an attempt at extending our performance options by presenting the Transit art work at the Hamilton Fringe Festival, winning the most stunning concept award. We are now in playing to take the show to the Dunedin Fringe in March 2012.

Two other shows of particular significance were playing support at the Steve Ignorant – The Last Supper show, Ignorant being one of the founding members of the influential UK group Crass, and celebrating sterile’s tenth birthday – in itself a hell of a journey.

So at the end of the year, politically both terrible and inspiring, we take this opportunity to wish you all well. We hope both peace and rest are in your grasp, we thank the warm enthusiasm, support and encouragement offered to us on our travels, and that the new year treats you well.

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