Relay 1 Jack Allett/Kalbakken 7″

A package of these just arrived in the post this morning! Looks and sounds awesome. Track from Jack called ‘Lost’ on A side with a Kalbakken work out of a tune ‘Ulversdalen’ which we were playing around with alot on the last tour we did on the flip side; from Jack’s sleeve notes: “scary, joyous, […]

New ‘Kalbakken’ tracks

Well, not Kalbakken in the usual sense! Below are a few choice bits of free playing from Kirsty (violin, voice) and myself (guitar, voice) recorded in Manchester last week. track 1 track 2 track 3 Our side of the forthcoming 7″ on Smeraldina-Rima kind of marries some of this stuff within a song based structure.

Union Chapel

Splendid times on Saturday at the Little Red Rabbit showcase with Last Harbour and Samson & Delilah, incredible acoustics in the space as well lead to some pretty interesting moments in our set; sound cascading back towards us and spreading harmonics through the roof. Olie Brice added some glorious low end to the band for […]

Kalbakken in Union Chapel

We’re playing as part of a Little Red Rabbit curated performance at the Union Chapel in London on Saturday 3rd April along with labelmates Last Harbour and Samson and Delilah. Gig runs early afternoon 12-2pm. Kalbakken will be joined by double bassist Olie Brice for a special one off set. Probably be one of our […]

Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…

We had to try and remember what the track we recorded with Jack in July was called earlier in the week. I had no idea, luckily Kirsty reckons it was called “Ulversdalen” or “Wolfvalley” so we went with that… it’s going to be a split with the majestic Spoono on the audioMER label from Belgium. […]

Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme

Summertime a few years ago I think, at the Klondyke in Levenshulme supporting Lianne Hall and Drei. Was such a charming June evening we decided to play out in what passes for a wild flower meadow in Lev. From what I recall there was only one incident with a passing car; there was also an […]

Kalbakken Tour Diary

3 & 4 & 5/8/09 Skipton We’re holed up at Nick’s folks house on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors running through old material and working on a new arrangement from scratch to be recorded next weekend with Jack in London. Radiant sunshine keeps giving us the impression that the label may have accidentally […]