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Little Villains

About Little Villains

Little Villains started out as a three piece rock band, which involved the late, great Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor, who is most famous for playing drums in Motörhead.

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James Childs formed Little Villains after meeting Philthy in a DIY store checkout-queue in Los Angeles. They got talking and decided to make some music together. James invited Owen Street to play bass. The band went into the studeo, in Palm Springs, and did some recording.

Sadly, Philthy died in 2015, before any of the music was released. In 2018, with the blessing of Philthy's family, James decided to release the music they'd recorded as a tribute to one of rock's most legendary drummers.

Philthy Animal Taylor Little Villains

I first 'met' Philthy in 2005, back in the days when MySpace was popular. He messaged Ye Gods! (one of the other bands I play in) after we sent him a friend request. The messages went like this:

PHILTHY - TO YE GODS!

Oh Ye Vile Blasphemers.....

Thou darest call thyselves Gods?!!!

Well, try this and prove it.

Canst thou turn Wine into Water?..........I can.

Canst thou makest Darkend Vile Odorous Brown Heaps from thy very living Bowels, and verily make it so none may touch them??

Hast any one of ye ever been nailed to yon burning door?

And lived?

Hast though exceeded the divine Holy Speed Limit whilst passing a police vehicle on the left?

And then were though brave enough to fling Given Ticket with a fierce hand and crushed it into the dirt?

Hast thou Vomited Heartily with joy in your heart up someone else’s coat sleeve on the late night bus back from The Dead City of Cleckhuddersfax, in the Valley of Why?

Challenged old people that it is NOT their divine right to push in at the checkout queue?

Released all last vestiges of the trapped gas from a cripple’s wheelchair?

All these things and more have I completed in my past life as a MEMBER of a certain Secret Society known only to a few million world wide.

What?

What? You have?

Oh alright then, you can be my “friends”.

But don’t abuse the privilege and ask me questions about... HIM.

He who bears the mark of the Wicked Wart of WICKENBACKER. Or he shall smite us all verily with trick questions about WWII.

NOW GO!!! And do your “THING”. We shall not speak again I fear until “THE DOING HAS BEEN DONE TO DEATH”.

And now rest, for yes, we do rest, oh yes, we do. We rest and we rest on nice comfy mattresses with only a few piss stains (they’ll come out in the wash) from previous owners. I go... phttufff! See? Gone.

YE GODS! - TO PHILTHY

Mighty Philthy, Dark Banshee of the Night

Indeed, we do thusly call ourselves Gods with brazen recklessness. Verily may we be punished by those deemed mighty enough to pass such judgment.

Wine into Water? We canst, although ‘tis the yellow, unpleasantly odorous water of piss.

Brown Heaps? Indeedly, with the aid of Bass Ale the foul, brown porridge flows freely.

Yon burning door? A test we have yet to pass... we are not as mighty as thee... yet!

Police? We answer only to the police of Rock Justice. Should ever we produce a tune that we wouldn’t be prepared to take into the belly of hell and play to the horned master without fear of death, then lo, let us be punished...

Cleckhudderfax? A place yet to be visited. Although we understand Hull is similarly so.

Old people? They run in fear of my beard. Let them be scared!

As for the evil warted master of bass madness, no questions shall be asked. None. Ever. And so it shall be!

You’re faithful servant, Icecry

PHILTHY - TO YE GODS!

Thy reply pleases me. So be it.

Thou shall now be called “FRIENDS” of Philthy.

Verily telleth me where canst this strange “Brown Porridge” be found? This intrigues me. Speak me I say on this Brown Subject. For, the only “ODEROUS” I HAVE KNOWN IN MY THOUSANDS OF YEARS AS A PRO DEITY was a slimy little Demi-God who called himself “Mr. Rogers” and would magically appear upon a magic box called a “smellyvision set”. (Hath thou heard of such vile trickery upon thy plain?) WEARING A STRANGE PIECE OF BODY COVERING CALLED A “CARDIGAN” yet beneath the waist (I am told) out of sight he wore clothing only of which women should be adorned. This baffles me greatly. Why would a person be so strange and “ODEROUS” yet be loved and adored by children and parents alike? You live in a strange World indeed. I was greatly pleased when I heard from my spies “below the WORLD” that he had recently entered that domain and will be boned up the arse for eternity by JOHN HOLMES and all comers with arse splitting dimensions. This pleases me.!!!

Cheers Philthy.

YE GODS! - TO PHILTHY

Ah, the brown porridge, a subject frequently asked about; Let it be said:

The Brown Porridge is an entity of extreme pleasure, but at the same time pain; a two horned demon, a double cream walnut whip of split persona.

If one consumes vast quantities of the fabled Bass Ale and then a Chicken Madras, some poppadums and a pint or two of Kingfisher, then after one’s belly has had a night of sleep to contemplate, digest and yay verily and nay ‘process’ said mixture, one’s ass will undoubtedly produce the said Brown Porridge. And it will be joyous. Much fun can be had. One may even feel compelled to find ones friends, and show them what has fallen out of ones ass. Ah, yes, the pleasure at watching the looks of horror spread over their faces as the smell hits them, and yet they are compelled to also look and see what smells so bad.

But be warned. With this joy also comes untold evil. For, though the Porridge of one’s own ass may bring untold joy to the bearer, the porridge of another beings ass has the opposite effect. The Brown Porridge of others brings pain, humiliation and vomiting.

So treat the Brown Porridge with respect, and be weary of it; ‘tis an untamed beast!

Overlord Icecry

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And thus, we became MySpace friends with him.

In 2006, I was doing some work with James on Airbus and Jinxremover projects. Philthy came to the studio and we got to hang out.

In my teens, there were 3 bands I listened to relentlessly: AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Motörhead. Their music formed the foundation of my love of rock music. I learnt loads from listening to their records and seeing them play live.

I've always been nervous of meeting my heroes, in case they don't live up to my expectations. I had no need to worry. Philthy was down to earth and easy to talk to; a total legend.

In 2018, James told me about his plans for the Little Villains record. He invited me to play drums on new material and on tour, and to do some backing vocals on the first album. Of course, I said yes.

It's an honour to be part of a band that involved one of my drumming heroes.

Little Villains with Philthy Animal Taylor

Little Villains in LA: James Childs, Owen Street and Phil Taylor

Late in 2018, James's nephew, Owen Childs, came and jammed with the band at a rehearsal in Bristol, while we were prepping for the 2019 Philthy Lies European tour. We instantly clicked, the extra guitar adding to the power of the band, so Little Villains are now a four piece. It's great to have Owen C on board.

Little Villains in Bristol

James Childs, Owen Childs and Owen Street, rehearsing in Bristol, UK

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Discography

Philthy Lies (2019)

Philthy Lies album by Little Villains

Release date: 29th March 2019

Available for pre-order from Heavy Psych Sounds Records

You listen to the single 'What on Earth' for free on Sound Cloud

Read about the album on:

GRIMM Gent - Heavy Sound - Loud and Proud - Metal Maximum Radio - Metal Talk

Outlaws of the Sun - Rock Hard - Rock Pages - Sentinel Daily - The Midlands Rocks

 

Taylor Made (TBC)

This album is likely to be split into 2 parts - the first will feature songs that Philthy played drums on, the second part will feature newer material, with Chris playing drums. Well, that's the plan at the moment, anyway! More info coming soon...

Drum Kit in Recording Studio

Set up for recording at Room 4 Studios in Bristol

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Giggage

The Old Ham Tree, Holt, UK - Saturday 20th April 2019

TBC, Calne, UK - Sunday 21st April 2019

Radio Benelux, Paal, Belgium - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

7er Club, Mannheim, Germany - Friday 26th April 2019

Dirty Dancing, Osnabrueck, Germany - Saturday 27th April 2019

Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria - Wednesday 1st May 2019

More 2019 tour dates coming soon...

Owen Street on bass guitar

Owser, getting into the mood for impending rockage

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Line-up

James Childs - guitar and vocals

Owen Street - bass

Philthy Animal Taylor - drums

Chris Fielden - drums

Owen Childs - guitar

Little Villains

Little Villains: Owen Street, Chris Fielden, Owen Childs and James Childs

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