Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Hygiene Christmas Single Available Now

Remember a time when Top of the Pops was untainted by institutional complicity in the abuses of celebrity nonces? When Tops of the Pops was a metaphorical hearth, gathered 'round to bathe in the glow of Christmas merriment? Hygiene do. With their new single 'Christmas Do,' they hearken back to a simpler time. A time when Christmas meant Slade, Wizzard, Elton John, Mud and Showaddywaddy on the radio at least 300 times a day. Sleigh-bells are a-ringing' in this tribute to that most sacred of Christmas rituals: the office party. As Hygiene sing "We're gonna have a Christmas Do," you can tell they really mean it. Singer Nat King Dole IS ‘Mr. Christmas’! It’s as if he has been possessed all-at-once by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future (particularly the one played by David Johansen in Scrooged). 'Christmas Do' is so rousing that it will have even the most hard-hearted scrooges, Crass fans and Islamic extremists in your family wishing ‘merry xmas everybody’! An instant Christmas classic, it is sure to feature in Morrisons adverts and Eastenders Christmas specials for decades to come.

Each record has been lovingly hand-pressed on festive red vinyl and comes packaged in a special Christmas card signed personally by the members of Hygiene. This would make the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life. If your life lacks that special someone and you’re ‘lonely this Christmas,’ treat yourself to a copy of 'Christmas Do' and you might think twice about topping yourself on Christmas day. This December, ‘step into Christmas’ with Hygiene and you’ll ‘wish it could be Christmas everyday’!

Available in the UK from Static Shock and in the US from Sorry State. Order now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NEW Hygiene single available now

We have a new single out, comprised of not one, but two self-mythologising anthems.  Available stateside from Sorry State records or in the UK from Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

Listen to the A-side:

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The return of Hygiene

We will be returning to the stage at the end of June and, more importantly, so will Black Time!

Event details here

EDIT: now with final version of poster

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Quango Demo

While Hygiene are still very much together (we have three upcoming singles and are looking to do some gigs in the Summer), our bassist Dick Turpentine has a new band that you should all enjoy.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Culture, Media and Sport

Dick Turpentine of Hygiene has a new blog that covers many themes you will recognise from Hygiene lyrics, check it out:

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hygiene North London Tour

We're playing two gigs this weekend in our spiritual home, North London. First up is Neat Neat Neat on Friday at the Highbury Garage:

Tickets available here but certainly not necessary

Then on Saturday its over to Tufnell Park as we're last-minute additions to an Oi! gig where we will possibly (probably?) go down like a lead balloon. We're getting six cans of supermarket lager each for the privilege of the 6:10pm slot, but I suppose it makes a change from the arty blogcore-fests.
Here is the original poster:

Here is the revised, facebook-only poster where you can see what would have hapenned if I'd given into the lures of photoshop and used a font for our logo:

Tickets available here. I don't know if this is the same Criminal Class that appears on the 'Strength Thru Oi!' LP, but as they're quite low on the bill, I'm guessing it isn't.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tesco SS

Featuring Hygiene's Dick Turpentine on Bass, unofficial fifth Hygiene member Johnny White on guitar, Tim Limits on drums and Chickendog90 on vox.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


We've had some badges made up. Thanks to Gemma and Felipe for making 'em!

Badges on the right are for size reference only.

Small ones are 50p, medium are 75p and big ones are £1. Add 50p postage in UK or £1 for rest of world. Paypal to