Levenshulme Bike Orchestra comes back to life…

A few pics from practise the other night plus see below for added theortical rigour… http://www.levenshulmebicycleorchestra.com The group operates in an as yet undefined area between intuitaive ritualised musical theatrical performance and shared collective improvising around musical and lyrical themes developed by all members of the group. There are various aims and objectives. To function […]

Noise Upstairs Podcast

The good folk at the Noise Upstairs improv night asked us toproduce a kindof last shout posthumous Northern Wire podcast for them to be played out at one of there forthcoming monthly sessions, below is whats on it… Sweetleaf Black Sabbath Barabadabada Ivor Cutler Lovely Sky Boat Alice Coltrane Black Jerusalem Teeth Mountain I chose […]

Open Eye Ensemble in Lyon

Brief snatch of Open Eye set from Lyon earlier this year recorded by the ever vigilant DBH. Pascal is out of shot playing percussion, Nick, Kelly and myself are just visible; Kelly applying tape to my goodself and guitar nearly became an escapology trick. Everyone else in the room has gone wild with the same […]

Kalbakken Gamelan

A brief snatch of Nick and I improvising a piece of our Kalbakken set from the Ruby Lounge gig with a Hawk and a Hacksaw at the end of June. Citylife said this about the performance:  “Fellow Norwegian-Mancunian Kalbakken was more intense, reinterpreting traditional Norwegian folk songs with trancelike guitar playing and frantic sleigh bells, as […]

Malaga

Just dredged up this Kalbakken tour photo post gig in Malaga with the incredible  Pamplonian hardcore band  Antigua & Barbuda outside the Casa Invisible squatted social space. Shortly after this photo was taken they tried to hidnap Kirsty using banned substances as bait. The streets were covered in wax from the wild pointed hat and candles Easter […]

Naked Lunch

Some excitment yesterday as I was strolling past the bookstall at All Saints when I spied a slightly bedraggled copy of William Burroughs Naked Lunch for a quid, having lost my original copy to the on going circles of booklending amongst friends and/or  know associates some years ago I jumped on it feeling mighty pleased […]