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Courting announce new album and add £15,000 longsword to merch shop

Post-punk collective Courting has announced their new album, New Last Name, and with it comes a host of new merchandise. T-shirts, albums and signed records all feature on the storefront, alongside a longsword selling at £15,000.

The New Last Name English Longsword is no joke – and one very rich fan of the alt-rock band could get their hands on the 1.2kg weighted sword. A description on the website confirms the material and is seemingly tailor-made for those who “regularly partake in medieval roleplaying”.

A description for the item reads: “Are you rich? Do you regularly partake in medieval roleplaying? Are you an extra in HBO’s Game of Thrones? Celebrate the release of Courting’s sophomore album “New Last Name”, with a real, and beautiful English longsword.”

Courting confirmed they would not be posting the item and the sword would need to be picked up at the venue of one of their upcoming gigs next year. They added: “This item will not be posted and will be available by collection only from a nominated Courting live show, arranged with the buyer after purchase.” Full specifications of the sword can be found below.

Full Length: 135cm
Blade Length: 102cm
Grip Length: 20cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Guard Width: 26cm
Weight: 1.2KG
Materials: High carbon steel – Hardened, Faux Leather
Edge: Sharp
Scabbard: Yes

The sword is only available to residents of England and Wales and the purchase must be made by those aged 18 or over. For one lucky, rich individual, the sword can be yours. Courting confirmed the piece would need to be picked up at one of their gigs next year, with tour dates below.

6/2 – Portland Arms, Cambridge7/2 – CHALK, Brighton8/2 – Facebar, Reading9/2 – Dingwalls, London10/2 – The Rainbow, Birmingham12/2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds13/2 – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham14/2 – YES, Manchester16/2 – King Tuts, Glasgow17/2 – The Mash House, Edinburgh18/2 – The Cluny, Newcastle19/2 – The Leadmill, Sheffield20/2 – The Joiners, Southampton21/2 – Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich22/2 – Exchange, Bristol27/3 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL28/3 – Botanique – Rotonde – Brussels, BE1/4 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR2/4 – L’Aeronef – Lille, FR3/4 – L’Ubu – Rennes, FR5/4 – Rock School Barbey – Bordeaux, FR7/4 – Auditorio CCOP – Porto, PT 8/4 – Musicbox – Lisbon, PT9/4 – Maravillas – Madrid, ES10/4 – Heliogabal – Barcelona, ES11/4 – Paloma – Nimes, FR15/4 – Schokoladen – Berlin, DE16/4 – Molotow – Hamburg, DE17/4 – Bumann & Sohn – Cologne, DE

Ewan Gleadow
Ewan Gleadow
Editor in Chief at Cult Following | News and culture journalist at Clapper, Daily Star, NewcastleWorld, Daily Mirror | Podcast host of (Don't) Listen to This | Disaster magnet

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