September 19th, 2013
Lava Jars, an exciting new project from Al Strachan (of Hamilton Yarns, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Mary Hampton etc) and Andrew Jarvis (of The Rhinestoned Immaculates and many more) have released their first collection of songs. You can stream it above or buy it from their bandcamp page. It’s a beautiful haze of synths, trumpets, drums and field recordings, I can’t wait to hear more from them.
Also watch Jean Painlevé’s 1965 film “Les amours de la pieuvre” with SONAA’s live score featuring both members of Lava Jars improvising below:
September 3rd, 2013
Eyes & No Eyes have released two more free tracks, following a storming set to a packed out tent at End Of The Road Festival.
Check their Bandcamp page for a remix of ‘If No One Else Saw It’ by band members Marcus Hamblett (also of Sons of Noel and Adrian and more) and a remix of ‘Flying Machine’ by Richard Knox (of Glissando, The Rustle of the Stars and more).
Both the remixes and the original tracks are all available FOR FREE.
August 28th, 2013
For those of you off to End of the Road festival this weekend, there are lots of Willkommen related bands that you should go and see.
- Ichi at 12:30pm in the Tipi Tent
We should have our own stage shouldn’t we?! Yes I think so too. We also highly recommend but aren’t yet affiliated with Joe Gideon and the Shark (0:30am, Saturday night, Tipi Tent), Bo Ningen (5pm, Sunday, Big Top) and the mighty David Byrne (9:30pm, Friday, Woods Stage) – one of the best live performers I’ve ever seen. This is quite a handy page for seeing all the stage times in one place. See you there!
June 24th, 2013
The debut single by Eyes & No Eyes, If No One Else Saw It, is released today on Willkommen Records. It is available via digital download or as a 7″ vinyl or extremely limited CD with hand made linocut sleeve.The best place to buy any of the three formats is directly from us over at Bandcamp (where the tracks are available digitally for FREE).
The fantastic blog Gold Flake Paint are running a premiere of the video accompanied by an interview with the band talking about the single as well as their debut album and announcing details of a conceptual side project about extinction… check out the video and interview here.
Why not buy the vinyl from real life shops made of bricks? Rough Trade (London), Resident (Brighton), Pie & Vinyl (Southsea) and Music’s Not Dead (Bexhill) all have copies available. You can also get the tracks in digital form from iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify and many other digital retailers.
The band also had their first BBC 6Music radio play courtesy of Tom Robinson on Monday. Thanks Tom. You can download the whole show as a podcast here.
The band play London’s Shacklewell Arms on July 3rd – tickets are available for just £4 or £6 including a copy of the 7″! You can get them from wegottickets.com or read more information about the show on the facebook event page. Keebo support with Wild Palms DJing.
June 13th, 2013
You can download two new songs from Eyes & No Eyes for free from Bandcamp now. You can also order them on 7″ vinyl or extremely limited CD with linocut covers.