Visuals

video interview & EP review, Oct ’18

Here’s a stranger to daylight, staring back at a camera and talking to Mass Movement about his 10 favourite LPs.  I now understand why vloggers do that thing of having loads of apparently pointless fast cuts even if it’s just them talking (to edit out all the times they blew their lines or dried up.  Try giving a semi-improvised speech for a quarter hour without deviation, hesitation, repetition or several annoying facial tics… even the most glibly confident would struggle.  Still, interesting to try – although I don’t think I could make a “career” out of it).  These aren’t the definitive 10 – more the ones that seemed significant that day – but I hope this small addition to the huge reef of pop cult lists is entertaining, anyway.  And it’s nice to be asked.

From abundance to rarity – here’s a review of Disquiet from Issue 8 of Plugged In Brighton:

…Reproduced here because it’s bootleg as fuck – a paper zine with minimal web presence, and if you don’t live in Brighton you’re unlikely to see a copy.  Both ends of the magnet!

Back soon with gig news…

 

 


69X TV episode 3 (June ’18)

Here, in all its mad glory, is the third edition of 69X Music‘s TV prog…  A certain amount of chat from me (with a snippet of the most heat-stroked rendition of City Consolation ever – I’m well out of my element and no mistake), plus The Golgis and Simon from Act of Love.

Behold:


live video & pix: Wildcard Quartet, 25 April

As part of my musical sideline as a (novice) member of the Safehouse collective, here’s some video footage – and photos – from the 25th April gig supporting Shatner’s Bassoon & Bolide, once again courtesy Agata Urbaniak:

…photos on Flickr here

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s good to branch out…


live video/photos, Bar 42 April ’18 (Agata Urbaniak)

Fantastic, atmospheric photos by Agata Urbaniak – follow this link to Flickr for more

These were taken at Sunday’s Bar 42 gig, and include shots of Dran Krwawy, La Pequena Em, Kuroneko… I really like this photographer’s work, which captures the heightened, adrenalised feel of live performance better than most others I can think of – without resorting to any of the obvious moves – so it’s a thrill to be included.  Feast yr eyes, glut yr etc.

And for good measure, here’s a video of an unreleased song called Evil Relief :


2017 in fuzzy pixels

Quite a full year: a new live band plus lots of gigs, an EP release and tour.  Here’s to another like it, but more so – it’s been great, and thanks everyone who’s listened.  (Should point out, I do own more than one shirt… look closely and you’ll see they’re not all the same garment – just very, very similar.  Maybe next year I’ll experiment with another colour or two.  Maybe.)

x


Cargo gig pix Dec 17

from the 69X End of Year show at Cargo, London, 16th Dec ’17

photos by Paul Newman


Guitars Who Cares gig pix

Photos of the band onstage at the Guitars Who Cares all-dayer, put on by Poupee Visage at Green Door Store (as you just might be able to tell from the glowing backdrop).  They’re a little grainy – well, a lot – because they’re stills from a video camera.  Also, it’s very dark in that room.  And hot.  And loud.  Somehow, all of this comes across…  It was a good gig.


“Threaten Me with Your Love” – new video

EP released 25th October 2017


electric band VIDEO

Some photos of Thursday’s full-band gig – plus two videos:

Mik and Steve sound great – check it out, it’s dead showbiz.


live video, Green Door Store gig

3 songs from the Green Door Store, Dec 16

Here’s a video of highlights from the I, Ludicrous support gig at the end of last year – with me on guitar is Mik Hanscomb.


18th Dec gig photos

Some photos by Heather Johnson of last night’s Green Door Store gig (except no. 4, by Phil of Spinning Chilli).

Went very well, especially for a first gig as a duo.  A piercingly high note to finish 2016 on.


Agony Magazine – live performance video

Here’s a live performance of an unreleased song for Agony Magazine – there were 3 tracks recorded that day, so maybe more to follow at some point.  It was super-efficient and lots of fun, which hopefully comes across on video.

I’ll probably be playing this number at my late-December gig:

Dec gig flyer

 


gig video (London, 4/16)

Here are three songs taken from last month’s London gig – In The Evil Empire, Self Possession and Moon Madness.  Scrutinize at leisure.


Balcony Session live: behind the scenes

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fireworks, car alarms, gales and rain

A few pics taken by Andrew Nicholls & others at Angle Magazine HQ in Eastbourne last week – where I went to perform a live music video as part of their Balcony Sessions series.  Went pretty well… climate and other distractions aside.

Look out for the session on their website.

(Except it never appeared: the magazine went under before they got around to it.  Ah well, was fun)


Trans Pride & beyond

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 can you tell which one’s me?

Had a blast backing Crysi di Milo at Trans Pride last weekend (then in a sex-dungeon at Fag Machine on Wed 29th).  We absolutely killed, so might go into a studio soon and make some horrendous noise, see what happens.  Both events were lovely and it was a privileged buzz to play a – very minor, but fun – part.


Wed 8 July gig – photos to snare the eye!

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grey is not a rock n roll colour

The Phantom Hound gig went down on Wednesday, and here on my Facebook page are some great photos taken by Andrea Shamlou – all the artists, all the atmosphere, the very smells themselves.

Many thanks to those who came, those who played, and those who supported in other ways: it was a blast.  Hopefully I’ll do it all again in September, but different.  x


live video: “Moon Madness” @ Icarus Club

A professionally-filmed version of new number Moon Madness from the Icarus Club gig in London, shot by Henry D. C. Williams.  Nice venue.

 

 


Hot TV action

 

Seasonal fear!  Here’s a new song from me at 6min26 called Dead Men Sing Us To Our Rest – very apt for the dark, hushed mortuary time of year it was shot and broadcast…

This is episode 4 of StageUp Unplugged, which went out on local TV & Virgin 159 just before Xmas, now archived to their Youtube channel.  Do check it out – there’s other good stuff on there, plus it’s an interesting and worthwhile outfit: a Social Enterprise involved in mental health.

More news (and hopefully, gigs) soon.

 


launch gig video – 2 songs with horns

Here’s an extract from the launch gig, as threatened – two songs (In The Evil Empire & Self Possession, which features improvisation and death-cries).  It was a lovely night, and hopefully this captures some of the energy.  Have a look:


launch gig photos

some pics by Agata Urbaniak from last night’s launch of In The Evil Empire

(l-r: MF, Dolly Dollycore, Pete Wiseman, Vicky Gould & Stephen Bad Mother-Folker)

It went very well indeed – thanks to all who came, and I’ll probably stick some video highlights on Youtube soon.


VIDEO – “In The Evil Empire” (new single, out Nov 24th)

 

Hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did making it.  The record’s released in 1 month & 2 days.


behold Waterghosts on film

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A 3-part video of the Waterghosts live performance at St Mary’s Church (Brighton Fringe Festival) can now be watched on Youtube.

I’m in Part 2 (see above) – here’s Part 1 & Part 3.

It’s an astonishing document.  Have a look, draw yr own conclusions…

 


a new lyrics video: see here!

 

This is the lyrics video to forthcoming single In The Evil Empire, due to be released on The Animal Farm in 2014.

 

 


feast yr eyes…

A few pics from Saturday’s gig At The Coach House:

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…As you can see, it’s an interesting place, the kind worth playing Just Because (that thing in the 3rd photo’s a beyond-vintage speaker, not a municipal radiator, btw).  Gig went well and got recorded – might stick it on Soundcloud, whole or in part, in the near future.