ALIVEN WOOL the new Historically Fucked album is now out on Heavy Petting! Probably the best one we did yet. We’re playing at TUSK Festival in October too. Before that you can see me and Greta from the band touring for a week in the North of England with Trinkhallen Tour Ruhr 10th-14th September.
Super happy to be part of the Tusk line up this year alongside my lovely Historically Fucked colleagues! We are playing the Friday I believe.
Really pleased with this! First release from a new project attempting to improvise short songs:: in fact pop music:: with some degree of precision. Its in an edition of 27 copies then its gone. I’m playing guitar along with Greta Buitkute on vocals, Alecs Pierce on drumset and Otto Willberg on electric bass. Its a really nice excuse for me to think about improvising and some of my favourite band/guitar lines things at the same time: The Slits, DNA, God is my Co=pilot, the quiet guitar bits from the Nirvana song Milk It, The Raincoats, The Shaggs etc are all pleasantly looming there for me.
Some recent playing sessions with new formations that I’ve really enjoyed.
Last tuesday in improvising strings ensemble with Dan Bridgwood-Hill: violin, David Birchall: guitar, Ecka Mordecai: cello and Otto Willberg: double bass
And from a rehearsal at the start of June with Greta Buitkute: voice, David Birchall: guiatr, Phillip Marks: percussion and Otto Willberg: double bass