Saturday, 24 October 2009

Bugged

I went to see Adam Buxton's Bug in Norwich a few weeks ago with a couple of friends where, amongst other things, he showed these two amazing videos.





Thanks to Sarah B for tracking them down.

Velvet crush



via CR Blog

A new book of posters commissioned for the Velvet Underground, one of the most important bands of all time, has just been published by Rizzoli books.

The above reminds me of some drawings I did of friend and colleague Ian Cook's band Crush Deluxe, arguably one of the most important groups to come out of Halesworth, Suffolk, on 24th April 2004.



More here.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Just added



New sleeve art and PDF download artwork link for Democracy In Action by Pindown added to dubdog.co.uk.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Just add noise



Just read a great article on Expletive Undeleted eulogizing the merits of Jah Wobble's finest moments with PiL's Metal Box. Also contains my favourite quote of the month "No Wobble - no point". I concur: Expletive Undeleted

Reminds me, I must buy a copy of Wobble's Memoirs of a Geezer.

I found Expletive Undeleted via the ever excellent Uncarved.org whose latest post features articles from a 1987 edition of the NME on the subject of stealing music in the then newly emerging sample age. It's interesting looking back on a time when bands such as That Petrol Emotion were lambasted by narrow minded journalists for using a drum machine! John Eden, Uncarved's author, talks about how this issue of NME opened his mind to what the possibilities of music could be. Read it here: Uncarved

For me, it was Steinski and The Mass Media's 'And The Motorcade Sped On' that blew me away and opened my mind to future possibilities. It was given away free on a 4 track EP by NME in the same year:

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Pindown in action



Pindown's 2004 CD release, Democracy In Action, is now available as a free download (MP3 or FLAC) from Digital Vomit Records:
http://www.digitalvomit.com/dvr041

Thanks Lee.

More Pindown news: we're performing a gig on December 5th, that's 2 in one year, which is a massive increase in our less than prolific work rate. You can catch the digital sample mayhem at the Blue Room, Ipswich. Also on the bill are Bring Back Her Head, featuring ex-Violent Playground members and These Are End Times, Ipswich's one and only post-rock outfit. More details available from the Antigen Records and Pindown sites.

Preceding this gig is another Antigen presentation in the shape of a performance from ex-Warp artist John Callaghan [featured on the recent Warp20 (Recreated) release], again at the Blue Room, on Nov 14th. Also on the bill are Pindown labelmate Henry Homesweet, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and Mixomatosis.

The Antigen pipeline is also bulging with planned new releases for 2010 which will be announced when details are firmed up.