All of us here at Peccadillo can safely say that it’s been a pleasure to work on a new rockumentary HIT SO HARD: THE LIFE AND NEAR DEATH STORY OF PATTY SCHEMEL, over the past few months.
The insurgent sound of unseen Hole tour footage has provided a backing track in the office (occasionally punctuated with soundbites of Courtney Love swearing about something or other)… We’ve seen some fond reviews, hilarious interviews and impressive features… And we’ve turned our fantastic artwork (right) into badges, posters and a pretty damn good looking DVD…
But the best part? Undoubtedly Patty Schemel’s UK visit to celebrate the film’s release! Arriving in London last Tuesday ahead of HIT SO HARD’s theatrical release on Friday 16th November, Patty was met by an excited Peccadillo staff before embarking on a busy schedule to talk about the film, her time drumming for Hole, her friendship with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and what she’s up to now.
On Wednesday, Patty met with Lauren Laverne of BBC’s Radio Six to discuss the documentary on air. If you missed it, you can take a listen HERE. She then headed over to Candy Bar in Soho for a night of Karaoke fun with the Peccadillo team, a handful of her lucky fans, and some unsuspecting Candy Bar locals. “Call Me Maybe” happened, as did Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film”. Check out the photos below!
Thursday, Patty was whisked up to Sheffield, where she gave a Q&A at a sold out advance screening of HIT SO HARD at the Sheffield Showroom cinema. The fans were there in force, and Patty chatted with everybody, signing memorabilia and posing for photos. Those Northern girls love their rock music, and they loved the documentary too!
Friday, it was back to London for another round of press interviews and another Q&A, this time at the film’s release at the ICA. HIT SO HARD will be playing at the ICA daily until this Thursday 22nd November. You can book tickets on the ICA website by clicking HERE
And if you can’t make it down to see the film in the cinema, then fear not! HIT SO HARD is available for pre-order on Amazon in advance of its DVD release on the 26th November. Simply click the following link and get ordering – http://amzn.to/W0keZU. We hope you enjoy the film as much as we have!
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