Two new albums are due out on First Fold records on Monday 8th October. These are ‘The Muse, The Mountain’ by Them Use Them and ‘The Failed Silence’ by Wizards Tell Lies. Both releases are from brilliant artists sharing a common bond in their use and exploration of experimental sounds, but within their very own individual areas of work.
I’m really pleased to be a part of Oxjam this year, playing at King George IV in Lichfield at 3pm. It’s only £5 for a wristband which will let you into all participating venues where you can see a massive amount of bands and artists. All money raised will go directly to Oxfam. Here’s a link to the facebook event with details of all the venues and the people playing.
Looking forward to playing for Huwho again with the brilliant PY and a DJ set from Gang Colours.
Back in January, I was asked by epic 45’s label Wayside and Woodland whether I’d be interested in contributing a cover of a Hood song to an e.p. celebrating Hood’s music. I first got into Hood via their 2001 album ‘Cold House.’ The title of the album is a good indicator to its sound – an ambient almost ghostly piecing together of the remnants of relationships/history from a building/place, coupled with a wink towards the genre of House music. Though it was not the first ever album to do so, ‘Cold House’ was the first album that I heard that mixed electronica so well with guitar songs and it was a defining influence on me ever since. Journeys into Hood’s large back catalogue proved to be just as exciting with their sound constantly shifting and evolving from lo-fi beginnings. For the covers e.p. I chose the song ‘You Show No Emotion At All’ from ‘Cold House.’ A massive thank you to Lisa Waldron for her vocals and Andrew Smith for his accordion playing. The e.p. is downloadable from the French blog Autures Directions and features E.L. Heath, The Toy library, My Autumn Empire and Part Timer.
It’s a grand day for me today because my debut album ‘Orrery’ is finally out. It’s available on CD, high quality mp3’s or Apple lossless audio files from the First Fold Records site. It’s also available to stream so you can try before you buy. A massive thank you to all at First Fold Records for making this possible and to anyone who supports my music!
- Reframing Things
- Cycling Canals
- Maths Textbook
- Little Bird (w/Lisa Waldron)
- In Pink + Black Shells
Artwork by Gareth Courage, mastered by Tom Slater.
Here’s a wonderful first review of ‘Orrery’ ahead of its release on June 11th through First Fold records. HuWho are Sheffield (via Manchester) based electronic promoters/ intrepid bloggers.