Thursday, 26 January 2017

Richard Norris

We were on Soho Radio this week with ace producer Richard Norris.

You may know Richard from his various excursions into electronic music under a range of different aliases. From his early days in chart botherers, The Grid to more recent work as half of Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve alongside Erol Alkan and as another 50 percent of Circle Sky, he's had his hands in more musical pies than an aural Gregg's.

So we were excited to have him on Soho Radio for our wee show. You can listen below which begins fairly rustily but then gets going about ten minutes in. I'm a fucking nervous bastard when confronted with a microphone...

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Verity Lane

As you may know, Tottenham is our new ends and the Tottenham Community Press has become another outlet for words and vibes in the N17 postcode. We've been attempting to keep up with the pulse in a place where the pulse is getting stronger by the day.

For this second issue, we tracked down a local composer Verity Lane specialising in dreaming up music using traditional Japanese instruments. She's playing gigs in the vicinity and you should check out her steeze. Listen below and we'll link the interview here when it lands...

This is not fake news

A lot has been popping in the N17 hood since last September but while Audrey Dre is in the house there's still time for breakfasts, pints and pasties. Perhaps just not quite as many as before. But we are persevering. Her endeavours can remain a little offline but here's what we're been doing alongside her... brap brap?

Sculpture Park vibes

When you sign outside the box,then your passport gets rejected... again and again and again


A very, very long pork scratching

Late night vibes in Tottenham waiting for the locksmith man

An extremely poncy array of drinks

Greggs in the home

Perhaps the best sandwich in the world

Drinking like lunatics

Shura - in a few words, don't bother mate


Just frying some mushy peas pissed up

There's a mouse in the urinal and its staring right at me

Night times in N17

Yes you can come to Lanzarote for xmas


Cock head

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Can you taste it

It's too late to say happy new year but happy new year nonetheless. Great music has been bubbling and bubbling until it runneth over through 2016 and spilling into the new 2017. There’s been almost too much good stuff to move and here’s what has been keeping us locked, loaded, locked and loaded...



Wednesday, 14 December 2016

It's not all bad ... but it's not all good...

End of the year means it's time for content providers across the land to compile list after list after list of 'things' that happened over the preceding 12 months and what might happen over the next 12. This is all hung, drawn and quartered by 'critics' in as many digital slices as possible.

This traditional load of 'content' baloney is driven by Christmas and the fact that all anyone wants to do in the Western world is get pissed, eat and generally act like a slob for a few days. This is of course infinitely preferable to being at work and attempting to drum up anything newsworthy to crow about. But the online news machine needs feeding, hence desperate hacks resorting to recycling what's gone and what might happen many times over for our tired old eyes to tuck into again, again and again until they fall out. 

This year comes with the additional addendum that 2016 has been the worst 12 months 'ever' due to Trump, Brexit, Prince, Bowie, Cohen, AA Gill and every other cultural totem passing on. Jesus h. Get some fucking perspective you yaa yaa bores.

Tottenham Community Press

Tottenham has been our ends since mid-September and the vibes have been big and strong ever since we landed. Bruce Grove is our hood and it's been on point, from the Italian joint San Marco's to Aldi, the Beehive boozer and the Bruce Castle Park. We've been having a lovely time scrabbling around the post code and attempting to embrace the place, or at least uncover the boozers which will let us quaff ales with our sprog past 8pm without giving us a scolding. Don't judge us. Purleaseeeee.

As part of that, I've started putting together words for the Tottenham Community Press, a new social enterprise aimed at shining a light on the area and the good stuff that's going on in a community that feels like it's on the brink of taking off. Check out their website here and dig into the first piece I've written for them, on the next wave of grime to come in your ears.

Read issue one via PDF. 

Going live with Soho Radio

The second half of 2017 has disappeared in what Sonic Youth might describe as an explosion of heat, whirl and flash but there have been vibes a plenty to wade through.

First up is that worky tings have started doing a monthly show on bastion of all things independent radio, Soho Radio.We’ve thus far featured myself presenting nervously and interviews with HiFi Sean and Luke Haines, previously of the Auteurs acclaim.

For anyone who might have ventured to a Kiss the Fist or a Rough Disko we used to run, they are something of a bumpy two hour ride but that's par. You can have a wee listen to what we’ve been up to below and, as long as we can maintain a steadyish stream of willing victims to speak to, we’ll be on there every month for the foreseeable…

You can listen live here >