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.
“David Birchall, Sam Andraea and Otto Willberg are part of an emerging cohort of players working at interface of fire music and free improvisation, a bunch of cats who relish blurring those borders and the resulting messiness of approach. It’s the opposite of the rather studious air gap built up between those two disciplines in […]
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.
“Not long after the release of the fascinating Live in Beppu, the new English free sound artists Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar) and Otto Willberg (bass) will release a new edition, this time at the London Raw Tonk label. This time the musicians from Manchester are joined by the Japanese Toshimaru Nakamura. His instrument […]
“Live at Ftarri” is a new release of “Raw Tonk Records”. Album was recorded by four jazz masters – Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar), Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board) and Otto Willberg (double bass). All fourth musicians have interesting and evocative playing manner, they also are creative and famous members of contemporary avant-garde […]
Tuesday 29th May @ Peerhat, Manchester http://cathrobertsmusic.co.uk/sloth-racket/ https://rawtonkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-kneecap http://alexandraspence.net/ https://arwcheetham.tumblr.com/ you can buy advanced tickets for this one here: https://slothracket.bandcamp.com/merch/a-glorious-monster-tour-manchester-sloth-racket-birchall-cheetham-webster-willberg-alexandra-spence-the-peer-hat-29518 Tuesday 5th June @ St. Margaret’s Church, Manchester £5-£7 on the door http://www.shatnersbassoonband.com/ http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/ Tuesday 26th June @ Peerhat, Manchester £5 on the door https://johnmacedo.bandcamp.com/ https://andiebrownsound.com/
New CD out now on Raw Tonk Records! Live recording from a gig at Ftarri in Tokyo, Japan April 2017 featuring: Sam Andreae: saxophone David Birchall: guitar Toshimaru Nakamura: no input mixing board Otto Willberg: double bass
“Young, rebellious improvised music from the very center of the United Kingdom, continued! Manchester in attack, not only in the football dimension! A brave rule of DIY (do it yourself), gray cartons, compacts, cd-ry, vinyl single, freedom, freedom, anarchy, improvisation – how beautiful! The tiny label run by guitarist David Birchall – Vernacular Recordings *) […]