April 29, 2009
I’m supporting M83 in America.
I can hardly believe it!
The shows are:
20th May – The Glass House, Pomona, CA
21th May – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
23rd May – Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
25th May – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
27th May – Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
April 29, 2009
Here’s the spiffing new poster for my show at the Lexington on the 14th May!
I’ll be joined by some friends…Post War Years, Rod Thomas, and more!
April 14, 2009
Just got back from the States. Trip went well. It was only a short visit as I started off in New York to do a couple of gigs. Then ventured over to LA for a few more.
I will be going back to do some promo and gigs around the release of the album (26th May). but until then hopefully you’ll enjoy my new single/ep. It’s already been released here in the UK on Moshi Moshi, but it’s time for the Americans to have a go! It’s being released on Nettwerk today (14th April)
I’m sure you’ll find it on the american iTunes.
April 9, 2009
so america is all fine a dandy thanks for asking.
just arrived in LA after doing a couple of shows in New York. Mercury Lounge and then Coco 66 (above photo by Lisa Caldini…lighting by Julio the in-house sound guy)
Check out the myspace for my LA shows.
April 2, 2009
Bonjour mes amis
Je suis hors de l’Amerique….
“What? they don’t speak french in America?….what do they speak?”
“Americanese? It’s a bit like English but slightly different.”
Okay…Hello my friends
I am off to America!
Tell your Americanese friends.
6th April – The Mercury Lounge, New York NY
7th April – Coco 66, Brooklyn, New York (FREE SHOW)
11th April – KRCW Radioactive @ The Park Plaza Hotel, LA, CA
This is only a small taster tour…an aperitif if you will.
(the picture is of two kids praying for me to come out to America….they got their wish)
April 1, 2009
I was randomly going through my PC for samples and bits I’d downloaded from the internet ages ago and I stumbled on a project I did ages ago.
It was the winter of 2005. I had moved out of a friends house into a crappy bedsit down Goldhawk Road.
I didn’t have a mac at that time and I was without any music making facilities for three months – or so I thought…
I discovered the joy that is PC Sound Recorder. Every PC has it. So I challanged myself to make music on it.
This was massively painstaking. I had to work out what the bpm was first and then chop the tracks and samples into beats and sub beats. these were then added together using the various functions on the programme. to do a full 4 bars I’d have to have a loop then go through and merge every sample at it’s specific time depending on the bpm of course!
It took ages. To make things easier I could play in some keyboards but I’d have to sample up each note, then merge it into the piece.
I did a jamie lidell remix using this technique (obviously unofficial!) but I had to chop the song into bits and then merge them with drum beats etc. and piece them together.
Anyway…to cut a long story short. I’ve put the old site on the back of my website.
(i might even have a picture of me in the bedsit…I’ll try and find it)
click here –> PC Sound Recorder