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,Continue reading “Relay 1 Jack Allett/Kalbakken 7″”

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 forContinue reading “Union Chapel”

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 ourContinue reading “Kalbakken in Union Chapel”

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.Continue reading “Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…”

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 anContinue reading “Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme”

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 accidentallyContinue reading “Kalbakken Tour Diary”