From releases

Soil & Song – New Tape out now on Synchronise Witches Press


So I compiled some recordings I’ve been sitting on for years – mostly cover songs and sketches – all recorded on the same mashed up acoustic guitar (£10 from a washing machine shop in Frizinghall, Bradford)  The action is about 1/2 an inch high and I think that’s what gives it that big bass sound.

The tape itself (ltd to 60 copies) is released alongside a fanzine paying homage to Karen Dalton (who’s album “Green Rocky Road” I adore) and can be bought direct from Synchronize Witches’ Website.

But if you just want to stream or buy the download, you can listen via my bandcamp:


“Pure Touch Only From Now, They Said So” new LP out 9.9.18 available here


so here’s the record – finally! It’s an LP – not a double, as I had originally intended. I decided to condense it for maximum intensity.

It’s been pressed, the covers are ready, and the prints for the special edition are almost finished…The official release date is Sunday 9th September, when the full album will be available for streaming from Early Music Record’s bandcamp page,  + the vinyls to be posted out soon after.

I am also accepting pre-orders via the shop, or you can order them from Norman Records.

It has been an epic journey – thank you for your patience!



solo show now available

Cafe Oto have recently released this digital download of a performance from march 2015. Click to listen to the first song in the set – a version of “when I was in my prime” which my friend Andy Farrell told me was about syphilis. I can find no evidence of this on the interweb, but who knows, maybe it’s true.


the enormous space

the enormous space

a compilation inspired by j g ballard


“One morning Mr. Ballantyne takes the tempting decision to stay inside his house. This is how one of the greatest and most popular J.G. Ballard short-stories begins. Through a suffocating dive into endless inner space, the psychological nightmare that follows reveals the fears of urban life and the dark sides of the human being. Seemingly, this short-story is unfolding in an uncomfortable and tense silence inside the walls of a house in a London suburb. Only few sounds are present and they are always distant and/or disturbing: the drone of a car engine, the rattling of the letter slot, the noise of the refrigerator, the air that blows through the open windows, the singing of the birds in the back garden. This compilation attempts to explore that intermittent space/silence.
In the last few months many musicians found this short-story in their mailbox, with the request to create fitting soundscapes for it, if they were willing to struggle with this harsh silence. Of course, they were free to create whatever they like. Most of them already knew and love J.G. Ballard’s work; others read the story and liked it – all of them found the idea alluring and challenging. Their correspondence varies from soundtracks for specific scenes and conveyance of feelings and atmosphere, to coverage of themes the story contains. We have tried to put the tracks in order to follow the development of the story – you can hear this compilation while reading it, before or afterwards. One thing is certain: when you read “The Enormous Space”, it will stick with you for a long, long time. We hope that this compilation can do the same.”

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