Thanks to those of you who stuck around to see us play in the witching hour at Wysing Festival. It was a very pleasant event, if it’s on next year we recommend it.
And the hits just keep on coming. This week’s release is on the excellent Apollolaan label, entitled ‘Electronically Rechannelled Band and Street Choir’, which we previewed in the last post and we’re told it’s sold out already at the label! We still have some copies up our sleeves, £6 including postage UK postage (overseas buyers get in touch for postage rates).
The Fox and Newt is really the only place to be for quality music in Leeds at the moment, and we’ve been treated to some great shows of recent weeks.
Last Monday we enjoyed the playful primitivsm of Acrid Lactations from Manchester, had our skulls gyrated by Early Hominids (Neil Campbell and Paul Nonnen) and then levitated to the glorious sounds of Core of the Coalman (who unfortunately had to battle with technical difficulties, but what he did manage was great). If you ever get a chance to see him, you should do it.
Also spellbinding on Friday was Aaron Moore’s Invisible Sports project, who put on an unsettling tour de fource of improvised theatrics. Highlights included trampling on cymbals, the crash of a barrage of pennies, tyrolean sounds drawn from plumbing castoffs, and Moore in borrowed religious garb repeating a surrealistic tapeloop mantra. Fine stuff.
Also excellent was improvised vocal manipulations and drumtronics courtesy of Seth Cooke’s Ganbatte project. Seth’s currently drumming for Ashtray and put in two sterling performances over the weekend, as well as staying up an unfeasably long time and driving us the Cambridgeshire and back. Well done that man.