Soul Circus - Burn The Map

Soul Circus's new double A-side single “Burn The Map/The Consequence Of Youth" is released on May 14th. Burn The Map was produced at House Of Mook late last year in the same session we recorded their Christmas single “Picture Frames

More info on the single release is can be found here

Sam Airey - A Marker and A Map

A Marker and A Map is the third release I’ve done with Sam Airey, but was recorded at the same time as ‘The Blackout' single from last year.  This EP features four tracks veering from stripped down acoustic, to a more filled out sound, as on lead track 'The Unlocking' below - where I also feature on electric guitar

The Unlocking has already been featured heavily on Radio 1, courtesy of Huw Stephens, and there are a couple of launch parties lined up for the coming weeks  - where I’ll be repeating my twirly guitar tricks live

More info: www.samairey.com

Maison EP & Skins

I’ve talked a lot on here about Honour Before Glory - my solo project based almost entirely in the studio

A few weeks ago I released The Maison EP - featuring 4 tracks showing different strands of the same song / idea. I think it gives a good demonstration of the different ways I approach recording, and also the variable nature of this project

Last week, another Honour Before Glory track, Monochrome In Sunshine, was featured in the latest series of Skins. Maison had also previously been featured in Hollyoaks at the end of last year. 

The Maison EP and Skins clip below:

Born With Stripes - ‘…Laces’

Back in January I had the absolute pleasure of working on a couple of tracks at House Of Mook with Born With Stripes - definitely one of the most exciting things I’ve had the fortune to work on (apologies for the superlative)

They released the first track - …You Stole The Laces From My Shoes - a couple of weeks ago. The video is below, with a second track to follow soon

Kleine Schweine II

First off, an apology - the reason this blog hasn’t been updated much recently is not because I haven’t been busy, but because I have been very busy. As well as recording, I am not lecturing at Leeds Met University and combined with the planning of the forthcoming Live At Leeds The Unconference, a few things have slipped. But no more!

At the start of the year, Kleine Schweine teamed up with me again for the second assault of dictatorially influenced punk rock. This time recorded at Mook, ‘You Can Call Me Albania / Back In The DDR' were again mastered at Hippocratic, and released almost immediately on free download

The last single, ‘Breakfast In Albania' also chalked up a couple of radio plays on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing show on 6 Music in January. More recording is planned soon

A Spaceman Came Travelling

To join in the festive mood, I’ve recorded/produced a cover of A Spaceman Came Travelling for my Honour Before Glory project

Listen and download for free below:

Soul Circus - Picture Frames (Xmas Single)

Continuing my recent quick turn around of records - a couple of weeks ago, I recorded this track Picture Frames with Soul Circus. This Xmas single is released in aid of the fantastic charity St Georges’ Crypt based in Leeds

http://www.justgiving.com/soulcircus

Below is the video to accompany the track, as well as a ‘making of’ that features a bit more information about St Georges’ Crypt

Loom Studios

After recording the new Kleine Schweine single at Loom Studios, they have kindly added me to their list of regular freelance producers working out of the studios - so I will be doing more work there in the future!!

Check out their website for more information:
http://www.loomstudio.co.uk/blog/2011/12/01/whiskas-joins-loom/

Kleine Schweine

Over the last 6 months I have been intensely working on a series of EPs that most likely won’t see the light of day for a not dissimilar length of time (Shark Teeth/Blood Oranges, Sam Airey, Monte Carlo, Honour Before Glory & Harry George Johns)

It’s been refreshing therefore to in the last week work on two singles that will be out almost immediately.

The first is the debut release from Kleine Schweine - recorded at Loom Studios last Tuesday (15th Nov), released last night. Mastered, as is the current norm by tdwoodhead

The band play their debut show on Saturday 3rd December, at which I’m also DJing. Details here

The Barmines

 

Back in August I recorded two tracks with The Barmines (né The Reign) that are being released as a double A-side single on 11/11/11 via bandcamp

Accent theme by Handsome Code



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