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Things are finally starting to happen again after that strange couple of weeks that seemed to go by so slow – perhaps it was all just a dream?

if you want to hear what I’ve been up to then listen out for the forthcoming release of one of the most insane records I’ve ever been involved in. It’s from “SCHISMS”:

edition of 200, riso LP’s.

Out on dutch Punk label BERGPOLDER. I should have some copies up on here (just as soon as we’ve paid our customs charges…!) Otherwise, look out for it at KNOTWIG records, DISCREET MUSIC, or get it direct from Bergpolder’s discogs page. It’s gnarley as hell and should probably come with a health warning.

Writing solo work continues at it’s slow pace. chip chip chipping away…some good things are emerging. Many more maudlin songs, sparse ones, synth beats, some piano compositions, and I’ve been learning to play cello and sing without too many effects, though not all at the same time.

I’ve got a few events lined up where I’ll be trying some new things out:

12th March
I’ll be doing a live stream, hosted by NARR radio in Leeds, and broadcast by them and by MUTANT Radio. Not sure of the set times yet, but keep an eye on my twitter feed if you’re that way inclined – and / or my instagram. for up to date info.

19th March
I’ll be playing at HUDDERSFIELD’s A.M.E space, which looks to be a really exciting evening. Glad to share the bill with extraordinary analogue synth specialist Sam Weaver. I think there will be lots of delicious indonesian food as well as a panel discussion about DIY culture.

9th April
I’ll be supporting a new duo – Bianca Scout and Elena Isolini – at the White Hotel in Salford, organised by Karl from Them There records, it should be a good one. Hoping to work in some synth and go down a lonely pine wood trail in twin peaks national park. Let’s see how it pans out.

Here’s hoping for some better times ahead.

In the meantime lets consider what it might take to


Love and thanks,


Cafe Oto: Takuroko release: “Transmissions” out February 2021

 To support themselves and their associated artists during the lockdown, Cafe Oto has started a new label called “Takuroko“. I was very happy to have been asked to give them some music. You can listen and purchase the digital EP here:
“Bridget Hayden has been a regular fixture at OTO over our 13 year history, either treating us to her distinct brand of lonesome avante-blues, or sending scattered aural junk skywards in Leeds-based collective Vibracathedral Orchestra.
In this new solo work, she pares back her hushed songcraft, opting instead for a foggy psychedelia, seeing her spill cyclical lines of bowed guitar, tone generator and synth – as well as vocal apparations and wisps of flute – into a throbbing vaporous mass.  Each element feels like it is blowing from a spectre’s mouth: rendering each low-end guitar riff, shrill of feedback or squelched synth-line in an ethereal, clouded greyscale.
Whether summoning something of earthly matter or from somewhere else, Bridget feels like she’s turning off the lights, lighting candles and welcoming us to a haunted ritual. Recommended listening for late winter nights.”



Schisms are a new trio consisting of Bridget Hayden, Richard Chamberlain and Sam McLoughlin. Steeped in rehearsal room ambience and tape saturation, these recordings filter a 50s rock’n’roll sensibility through a noise aesthetic: The Dead C playing the Back to the Future high school dance. Free jams and fuzz-obscured songs from a timeless limbo where VU boots are the basic currency.


released June 10, 2020


Richard G Chamberlain
Sam A Mcloughlin
Bridget S Hayden

Recorded 2019 at Robinwood Mill



At one point “Pure Touch Only From Now On, They Said So” (Early Music, 2018) was going to be a double LP.

This would have been on the second disc:



 “Astonishingly spectral blues. It’s so clear and yet there’s this huge layer of silence in the mix that makes everything quietly intense. It’s like listening to classic blues recordings in an opium dream, Favorite track: he put a weight on me.”