Esben And The Witch asked WW to remix their charming ‘When That Head Splits’ single. I’ve basically disemboweled it and roasted it upon a spit of my home-made Bleep Labs nebulophone synth . Not sure that’s quite what they wanted, but here it is my croaky half-child, along with some other cool remixes. ENJOY! x
REALLY happy to announce our 8th festival this year! We’ll be heading to the awesome-looking SUPERNORMAL festival on 11th August. As well the music (including Woodpecker fave David Thomas Broughton), you can enjoy some experimental art, take a hot outdoor shower, bake a ceremonial human bread loaf, and boogie on Brighton’s best Queer Dancefloor courtesy of Traumfrau. x
One of several lovely photos taken by Joel Knight in the incredible Brunel Museum shaft as part of Sound Tracks festival on Saturday. Some of Saha Ghanbari’s specially artwork (created especially for the event) can be seen projected on the back ball. Beauty-filled…
I can’t recommend popping by the museum enough (or its pop-up herb-roof-garden cocktail-bar). In fact- there’s another concert there this Friday (17th) celebrating both its anniversary and Aine O’Dwyer’s album launch. Bear it in mind, do… x
We’re heading up to the Sound Tracks festival tomorrow and very exciting it should be too. The Festival and taking our the city’s transport and filling the trains and tubes with live music in between venues.
You have two chances to catch the Woodpecker- one solo harp slot in an old Victorian shaft below the Brunel Museum. Artists will be there creating a live art-scape to compliment the music. Should be pretty special. Apparently you need to wear flat shoes though…
The other will be with the full band on Dalston Roof Terrace, hopefully rocking out in the sunshine (Hawaiian shirts promised)
Loads of other awesome things happening. Do come on down. x
I first heard the half-recorded ‘Meltdown’ a few biscuits and minutes before ‘giving it a shot’ at recording a part… I’d just met Obaro (Ghostpoet) and recording team a few minutes before that, and not long before that I’d been hurtling along on a train, bespectacled and flustered, en route to a London gig of my own, no idea of the imminent and surprise change in plans…
To say, then, that on hearing the music and Obar’s mumbled guide vocals, my throat prickled instantly and my eyes filled up with tears, I hope that can give some impression of how profoundly it hit me. That is quite a feat, in my mind. Thump. Cut through everything- here is something raw and painful and beautiful. I wanted to try and convey that feeling that had been transmitted to me; to do it justice…
The snippets of other tracks I got to hear before rushing off again, were equally potent. They’ve left a lingering mark.
The Quietus reviewed the album today, and it’s an incredible and astute appraisal. I had a little cry again reading this. It’s a album for supping deeply from. Go and do it. It’s a murky beauty. xx
Two things for you today:
Yesterday, ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, the new album from Ghostpoet that includes the ‘Meltdown’ single, was officially released. You can find it in all the usual places, and have a little preview, here:
Second thing; Alessi’s Ark has also recently released a new album through Bella Union. A dear buddy of mine, Chris Lucraft, has made her a splendid stop-motion music video, which was revealed yesterday, and you can enjoy, here:
Don’t say I don’t treat ya. xx
…in the last 24 hours. This summer is shaping up to be a pretty enjoyable and busy one. Will tell you where we’ll be soon. Promise. x
Looks like the guy who got Jai Paul’s laptop and uploaded his album musta got hold of Becky Becky’s too. One of the thus-far heavily cloistered tracks from the forthcoming album seems to be online… Funny that, we have a rare (free) show at The Green Door store, Brighton on Saturday…
This is next. You’ll find us deep in an old shaft…x
Here it is, the official video for Ghostpoet’s #Meltdown single. A little Woodpecker on guest vox… Check it. xx
We survived the overnight bus journey back from Paris and made it back home to
lovely, sunny England.
Any post tour blues will be abated by a pretty strong remix of Ghostpoet’s single ‘Meltdown’, (with me singing on it), by Squarepusher. I’ve been a fan of the Warp crew since back in the day, so very happy to be cross-pollinating this way…
Put on some visorsz, maybe eat a cornichon and do a shot and pretend you’re in Germany, 1982 (that’s what I’m doing).