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Can’t Cheat Karma! Washing Up Time! (2 new releases)

I’ve got 2 new pieces of music on 2 different releases:

There’s Can’t Cheat Karma’s benefit album for Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project:

“BUCFP provides practical support, education, advice and much more to the unemployed and those in poor living conditions, benefit claimants, the unwaged, pensioners, families and those on low incomes.
Download it, tell all yr friends, send us money. All profits go to BUCFP.”

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Washing Up Time, released by Spirit of Gravity:

 

– The first features shitloads of punk & punk-adjacent bands like Austerity, Idle Bones, Ferox Fucking Ferox, Mules & others, plus a new track of mine.

– The second’s a compilation from Brighton’s foremost experimental electronic collective (SoG, celebrating 21 years of promoting gigs).  There’s 36 tracks of foaming noise terror, including an instrumental from me, all based around a recording of Nil By Nose washing up.

I urge you to check them out on the links above, buy them & play them obsessively – both are out now.

EDIT: just heard my track from Washing Up got played on Lost Property‘s Totally Radio show, The Damping Wells – listen here

new Safehouse album: MNO (plus gig pix)

 

Another improv album from Safehouse Brighton – I’m on tracks 1, 17 & 19.  This is the fifth in a series of remote collaborations started over lockdown (am on every one except the first), so I’ll skip the blurb; enough to say it’s a big listen and a deep dive into freeform sound adventure.  It’s also possibly the lightest, most accessible volume so far; who knows what’ll happen when we reach the end of the alphabet…

That’s one extreme, so here’s the reverse – from the Rossi Bar gig in November showing the other end of what I do:

 

1) MF – 2) La Pequena Em – 3) Austerity – 4) Austerity/Gulls (photos by Jimmy Guest)

It’s been a blast, somewhat against expectation given how bleak things looked in January – hope to do a lot more next year, and that everyone’s 2022 is utterly fucking fab.

x

visual riches, Oct ’21

A brief whizz of noise from Bar 42 the other week – song is Ugly Man.

Here’s the recent Eight Miles High Club gig in Brighton…  had some good gigs lately, but this one had to be the most fun in a while – with 2) Fane 3) Melt Plastic Group & 4) the edge of an energetic crowd: all fantastic.

Eight Miles High Club on instagram

compilation album feature, plus GIGS

Bandcamp link

My track Envy The Birds (LP version) appears on this compilation from Aldora Britain Records, ‘King For A Day’.

In their own words of blurb, “AB Records is an e-zine and record label that promotes the music and work of authentic independent or underground artists from all around the world”, and – unlike some in this line – refreshingly legit and non-scammy… A shame that’s the exception rather than the norm…  Anyway, there’s 25 tracks (mine’s 11th), including psych, fuzz, folk & coldwave; mine brings the art rock progressiveness, it says here. 

It’s a song I’m proud of, and happy it’s getting a bit more exposure; incidentally, the slimmed-down radio edit just got a share on Point of View Promotions‘ Soundcloud, if you’d like to hear it with no second verse.

Gigs?  Gigs:

(Looks a bit like I own shares in the Rossi Bar – sadly I don’t, it’s just the odd way these things work out sometimes.)

 

next gigs, Oct-Nov

The recent run of gigs went really well – as I may already have said, it’s so good to be doing this again and getting such an energized reception.  The dream never rusted!  There’s a few more to come over the next couple of months… situation permitting… in London (for Trust The Doc at the Amersham Arms), Worthing (Bar 42) & Brighton in November (Rossi Bar, electric line-up this time).  Otherwise, am working on new material but that won’t see daylight for a while yet; working on life too, which… likewise, probably… x

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