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Perilous Seat vid exclusive

The video of Perilous Seat can be seen exclusively via Pure Grain Audio, here.  It’s a DIY epic of indifferent miming, lurid colours and general dislocation – every penny’s up there on the screen.  Hope you enjoy…  If not, you can claim back the 3min 47sec of yr life from me at a gig, with this handy token:

Album: more reviews

Vanishing Island seems to be doing good.  Got a tremendous write-up from The Ringmaster Review – “his finest incitement yet… has something extra which truly set it apart… delicious pop cacophony”.  O yes.

House of Prog went easy on me this time, citing “a somewhat odd and eerie production, with a touch of kraut to the psychedelia”… Thanks, I’ll take it.

Further, Full Circle calls it “ten adventurous songs with inventive arrangements […] Very enjoyable and well made album throughout by an individual and fascinating artist.”

Anyway, pretty soon you’ll be able to decide for yourself – album’s out 3rd May.

LP/single: 1st reviews

Stencil issue 54

Stencil Magazine reviews Vanishing Island here (p. 153) …”for those looking for something that’s outside of the box and scratches many levels of atmosphere”.  Ambivalent but interested – my favourite kind of review, quite often (as it implies a genuine effort to engage).

Plugged in Brighton gave the single, Perilous Seat, its first write-up in their 13th issue: “pop through a prism […] It’s almost a waltz, not quite a sea shanty but certainly quality, adult pop”.  Wonder what they’ll make of the album?  (That’s by far the most accessible, song-shaped track on there, as you’d expect.  Even scored some airplay on Kerrang Radio.)  We’ll find out…

Otherwise, doing another free improv Safehouse gig as part of the Wildcard Quartet, on 24 April at The Verdict.  Comfort zone?  I have none.

More band gigs coming up too – news on them as & when.

EDIT: Another review came in just after this post, from Whisperin & Hollerin.  It’s very generous indeed – “tidy hooks and imaginatively-crafted moments of atmosphere and even pangs of emotional depth“, among other things.  Always cool when someone sees what I was aiming at.  Read it here.

single “Perilous Seat” out 8th March ’19

 

Here’s a single called Perilous Seat.  It’s released today on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes & Amazon.

There’s a B-side – Stroke of Noon – and a bonus track on the Bandcamp release – Fair Question.

It’s taken from an album called Vanishing Island, which is due Fri 3 May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more info to follow…

gig / studio session / new single: pix

So the gig went well…

…and three days later, we went into the studio to record as a band – which also went very well (more on that later)…

…but meanwhile, there’s a new single coming out next month:

 

Due 8 March, accompanied by a video (one of my no-budget, lo-fi specials) – link to follow.

GIG – 20 Feb, Brighton w/ The Emperors of Ice Cream & Trench

event link here

very excited about this one…

THE EMPERORS OF ICE CREAM onstage 10pm
wonky post-punk with a dash of weird
“big time kicks up some serious dust” – Mike Watt
https://www.facebook.com/theemperorsoficecream/
https://theemperorsoficecream.bandcamp.com/

TRENCH onstage 9.15
sinewy grunge-flecked art noise
https://www.facebook.com/Trench95/
https://trench00.bandcamp.com/

MATT FINUCANE + BAND onstage 8.30
mesmeric Krautcore chunks
“really should be heard by many many people” – Louder Than War
https://mattfinucane.net/
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/

Wed 20 Feb, The Prince Albert
£4 OTD
DOORS 8pm
MUSIC from 8.30 sharp

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