Thrilled to be doing some DIY at Long Division Festival, Wakefield.
"A celebration of independence and DIY culture".
The Isness (zine) and Plog (paper blog) exhibited at BALTIC 39 as part of the Rift exhibition.
Our song ‘Tripping Through The Blue Room (Part II)’ features in the April ‘14 edition of The Wire Magazine. It is track 16 on The Wire Tapper CD 34.
There are always lot’s of fantastic discoveries to be had on Wire Tapper compilations!
We’ll be playing the Chocolate Factory in Derby on 28th March, a Holy Smokes! and FORMAT show.
Our performance is to coincide with the launch of the FORMAT Photography Festival exhibition The Aura of Boxing (The Contact Sheets) by Max Kandhola. There’s also going to be a photographer called Dan Wheeler who will be shooting Paper Negative Portraits, taken using traditional photographic darkroom techniques.
Tickets £5 on sale now from QUAD online and box office.
New festival date!
We’ll be playing the Laugharne Weekend in Carmarthenshire on 5th April. Tickets here.
“This timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town…” Dylan Thomas
For those of you who may not know, Laugharne was a favoured haunt of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and is said to be the basis for his fictional town of Llareggub, the setting for his best loved work, Under Milk Wood. The Laugharne Weekend is an arts festival of literature and music. We’ll be joined by people such as Ray Davies, Josie Long, Wilko Johnson, Joe Dunthorne, Gwenno, Euros Childs, R. Seiliog and so on.
Here’s an illustration of Under Milk Wood by Peter Blake.
THANK YOU, Newcastle!
On Sunday we played a special show with visuals by Ewan Jones Morris at the RIFF exhibition closing party at Baltic 39, Newcastle. We were honoured to be asked not just to perform, but also to take part as exhibiting artists, showing work made in collaboration with Casper White and Ewan Jones Morris.
The second part of the exhibition, ‘RIFT’ opens on Thursday with works by Casper White, Ruth Claxton & Julie Cockburn amongst others, and will include other Islet video and visual material that has not been previously exhibited. On until March 2 2014.
More info on RIFF/T, curated by the Hang Gang, here
Mark has started a festival! From Now On is a new festival of adventurous & experimental music to take place in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 14 & 15 February.
Mark curated the line-up, focussing on acts who challenge the boundaries of music and work outside of the mainstream. I’ve been doing the artwork for the festival and even though it’s his festival (through his label Shape Records) we’ll all be involved in one way or another, playing in other bands and generally mucking in.
It’s a big thing for all of us as it’s a chance to bring other artists that we admire to light. We think there’s a space for a festival that reflects the music we want to hear from Wales and beyond - people doing interesting stuff that won’t necessarily be on the general festival circuit or hyped on the blogs. There’s a mix of bands with songs and people who work towards the art end of the sound spectrum. The artists chosen don’t necessarily sound the same or work in the same genre of music but they all share a left-field approach and are uniquely individual.
And if you wonder what kind of music we listen to and who we are inspired by, this is a good place to start.
From Now On is a new festival of adventurous & experimental music.
“The line up I’ve curated focuses on acts who challenge the boundaries of music and work outside of the…