To celebrate our birthdays, and NOT heaven forbid, Black Friday, or worse Buy Nothing Day, you can get 40% discount when you buy the entire Ashtray Navigations discography this weekend.
This is the entire discography as represented on bandcamp, not to be mistaken for the entire entire discography. Still a lotta stuff tho’.
We’re playing in Ghent Belgium this weekend, hope to see you there, if you can’t make it you can still enjoy “tunes” on bandcamp.
New Ashtray Navigations CD-R! First 2015 recordings. Seven fairly succinct and synth-drenched numbers. You will hear the guitar though, (don’t) worry… Digital available now,
pro-printed CD-Rs ship out in a few days. Please order here
Greece seems to have turned into a mini-tour, we’re now going to be playing Thessaloniki on the 5th December, Kavala on the 6th (venues to be confirmed) and Athens on the 10th (at Boiler, Vlachava 9). More details soon.
The programme was announced on Friday for the 29th Leeds International Film Festival, and we’re putting together a show which includes screenings of rare 16mm experimental films Dresden Dynamo (Lis Rhodes, 1971,UK), Peyote Queen (Storm De Hirsch, 1965, USA), Chumlum (Ron Rice, 1964, USA). And of course they’ll be a performance by us. This is all taking place on November 11th at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds. Tickets available now via the Film Festival website.
There’s a couple of non-Ashtray shows coming up for Phil. Firstly there’s a Halloween show at Fuse arts Space in Bradford with Phil collaborating with Aaron Moore to improvise to a spooky film. More details soon. Then on the 21st November, Castrato Attack Group are playing at Nick Mitchell’s 40th b’day blowout (which co-incidently is close enough to Mel’s 3? birthday blowout as well). https://www.facebook.com/events/782698121848159/ Fun begins at Islington Mill in Salford about half 7 pm.
Thanks to everyone for coming and making it a great day on Saturday, and special thanks to Kiran for having us. Great sets from Jacques Berrocal Trio, F ingers, Stefan Jaworzyn and others.
We have more upcoming gigs in the next few months in Ghent, Belgium, Thessaloniki, Greece, Milan, Italy and as part of Leeds International Film Festival.
Kraak’s Eastern Daze Festival focuses on ‘The Burning Bliss of Eternal Trance‘. Featuring Karkhana (lb/eg/tr), Arnold Dreyblatt (us), Inşalar (tr), Görkem Şem (tr), and Antti Tolvi (fi). That’s on the 28th November at Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium.
We’re playing in Thessaloniki, Greece on the 5th December, more details on the venue when we know it, or if you’re in Thessaloniki just follow the crowds (or something like that)
As part of Leeds International Film Festival we’ve “c-worded” an evening of classic experimental short films and a performance by us, which will be on the 11th November at the Belgrave Music Hall. Full details coming soon, keep watching the LIFF website which will launch the 2015 programme on 9th October. All films will be shown on yer actual 16mm film!
Got shows in the works for Milan Italy, Germany and more next year, keep watching for details.
Lastly don’t forget to come and see us at the ICA in London on Saturday, as part of Blackest Ever Black‘s festival
Another reminder that on the 26th September we’ll be playing at the ICA in London along with Stefan Jaworzyn, Dalhous, F ingers, Dalhous and AD Jacques, and DJ William Bennett. This is part of the Blackest Ever Black label’s birthday event. Ashtray Navigations is headlining the afternoon session, which starts at midday. The evening session will feature the Jac Berrocal Trio, (which Phil is very excited about!), with support from Officer!, Af Ursin and Raime DJs.
Tickets are selling fast, and can be bought from here…https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/ica-associates-blackest-ever-black
Next Saturday 5th September we’ll be playing at the Grand Cross Fayre in Handford, Stoke-On-Trent. Also on the bill The Crying Lion, Makakarooma, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Kugumaza, aPatT, Gum Takes Tooth and Barefoot Howlers. It’s all free with lots to do for all the family.
Also don’t forget we’re down Wharf Chambers this Sunday for a little shindig with Black Sabbath tributers Sabbra Kebabra, War Lass and the Flower/Campbell duo. https://www.facebook.com/events/423637331172053/
Lots more bandcamps have been put up, please peruse at your leisure.
Thought we’d give everyone some time off from Ashtray overload before making some more announcements. Some more show updates, we’ll be playing at Wharf Chambers on the 30th August with Black Sabbath tribute act Sabbra Kababra, War Lass and the Flower-Campbell Duo. Bank holiday Sunday so expect shenanigans. Anna Peaker has made these lovely flyers so look out for them.
We have an event to be confirmed on 5th September in Stoke, more details as we have them.
Also a gig is being planned in Greece for the 5th December, again, watch this space and facebook.
We’re currently uploading more back catalogue to the bandcamp, should be a lot more records up there soon.
We’ve updated the SHOP on this here website to include the new Ashtray and O’Dubhshlaine LPs and a load of new and old goodies. These include new reduced prices on some things, the reappearance of some things that haven’t been seen for years and…most (un) excitingly – several old BETLEY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS titles which have been rediscovered hidden in a warehouse on the moon! seriously! Please relax and shop, as they say at Leeds airport.