Andrew Tuttle

Brisbane, Australia

Heaps Decent!

Happy mid-April!

 

I hope whoever reads this has been having a lovely month. I’ve been having a splendid time, working on some new solo music, making music with some other great people and all of that. A couple of shows coming up on the horizon too – more on those soon.

 

This is just a quick post – I saw just before that the excellent Heaps Decent organisation are doing a crowdfunding campaign. I’ve been thinking about finding great organisations/causes lately to donate digital sales to, and Heaps Decent are an absolute winner. So I’ll donate all sales from digital and physical from my Andrew Tuttle and Anonymeye bandcamp sites between now and 19 May to Heaps Decent, and will also match it. If it works out best to donate it through the Pozible campaign I’ll do it that way, or if it is best to do it direct I’ll do it that way. Either way, I’m not expecting much money from back catalogue at any given time, but I’d like to even just give this little bit that may come through to help Heaps Decent continue with their excellent program. So yeah, either download some music or of course feel free to bypass me and go straight through Pozible or the Heaps Decent site – whatever works best for you!

 

 

New music – ‘BickLack’ mixtape


New musicBickLack. An archival collage style ‘mixtape’ of audio snippets, improvisations and unreleased edits recorded in early 2013. All audio previously unreleased.

This BickLack mixtape is an edited version of an hour long piece created for Zed Digital’s (4ZZZ FM) ‘Back Lick’ program in March 2013. Recorded at Wilden St, January-March 2013.

released 13 April 2014

Andrew Tuttle: computer, synthesiser, banjo, acoustic guitar.photograph by Andrew Tuttle, Brisbane Airport (general aviation terminal).

New music – 4064, Rezoned

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4064, Rezoned; a retrospective exploration of Brisbane musician Andrew Tuttle’s 2013 releases 4064 and Brisbane, Rezoned and of a comprehensive Australian tour in May-August 2013; focuses on summer magic, domestic bliss, intense subtropical storms, and a sense of relief in the home. 4064, Rezoned features improvisations and compositions performed by Tuttle on computer, synthesiser and acoustic guitar; as well as field recordings taken on public transport, neighbourhood walks, and airport lounges around Australia.

4064, Rezoned is based on a commission by Darwin based creative producer Britt Guy for the Cross Stitch – Thunderbox series and performed live over two nights at Brisbane’s Metro Arts in December 2013. This one-take version of 4064, Rezoned was recorded in February 2014 exclusively for the Ears Have Ears program on Sydney, Australia’s FBi radio.


March mania!

Last night I played my first show in Brisbane this year at The Waiting Room, as one of the supports for the Bremen Town Musician album launch. A really enjoyable night of music, with great sets from Bremen Town Musician, Secret Black and Cedie Janson. Had a good time playing, incorporating some new ideas and a re-work of some music I contributed towards the new Bremen Town musician album. Thanks to all!

Next up, in a couple of weeks, is an all-vinyl DJ set with Brendan Telford (Sonic Masala) as part of the excellent Friday Slow Down series at Bleeding Heart Gallery in Brisbane. Free entry, perfect way to start the weekend. Even better, all your (well priced) drinks and food money goes towards charity. Hooray! Brendan and I will go back and forth playing a bunch of music that is interesting *and* palatable – I better leave the novelty records and noise albums at home.

Obviously this narrows down things a little. Did you know I have a bandcamp site where you can pay for my music so I can buy records to play in public? Sure you did. Here’s a 2014 reminder!

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Next show

Hey February, you’re so fine, you’re so fine in summer time. Hey February!

Been working on a few new tracks over the last couple of weeks, some new ideas and directions in there.

In the next week or two, there’s a bit of live and other activity.

First cab off the rank, I’ve contributed a soundtrack for FBI Radio’s excellent Ears Have Ears program. My soundtrack, titled 4064, rezoned; will be broadcast on Thursday 27 February between 9-11pm (AEDT). Stream outside Sydney, on your radio in Sydney!

 

Next live show is in Brisbane on Saturday 1 March at The Waiting Room. I’m one of the supports for Bremen Town Musician‘s launch for the excellent new album Echo Dust Is All That’s Left Of Us (being released on Duskdarter). More details here.

 

 

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I’m also appearing on a track (The Radio, The Disco) on the new Bremen Town Musician album – lovely to work with Marisa again! I contributed some guitar, electronics and processed vocals (!) to the track.

All Ears compilation

I’ve got a track on the new compilation from Perth’s excellent All Ears. Free download, I’ve contributed the track Fallen Powerlines (originally from my 4064 EP), lots of great artists on the album.

2014 Factoids Vol. 1

Whoops! Even with all of these posts, I forgot to link to this mix from the Smalltown Romance blog (run by fantastic guitarist Yair Yona), which features a track from my 4064 EP. Give the mix a listen, I’ve been digging it!

Working on some new music too… trying to finish some releases. It is that optimistic time of the year where I do the will I/won’t I play shows on other continents dance… I’ve got an invite for the US in late September, trying to figure out options to make a tour happen. Get in touch if you’ve got any ideas.

Also, if you’re like me and shamefully spend too much time on social media and put news on there instead of, well, websites… I’m on Facebook (music related) and Twitter (occasionally on topic?). I’m 99% sure those sites are on my links page, but who knows. 

Fun-u-ary

 

 

 

Well, 2014 has been fun so far! After a nice easy start to the year, including some nice little accolades (as per previous posts) and Australia winning The Ashes; I played my first show last Sunday, supporting Matmos (USA) and Always in Melbourne. Really enjoyable show, was happy with my set, Always was superb, and Matmos were stunning too! I was fortunate to be traveling around the country with Drew/Martin of Matmos as their tour manager/dropbear keeper-away-er; with performances at Sydney Festival and MONA FOMA as well as the Melbourne club show. Was involved with the first track of each Matmos show too which was super enjoyable. 

Here’s a photo of my part of the show (credit to thevine.com.au and Prudence Upton!). There’s some reviews here, here, here and here of the Sydney show. 

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I was fortunate enough the whole week to experience a wide range of exciting music, which put me in a great place for the show on Sunday, and for future live sets this year. Nothing on the horizon right now, working on some music and preparing for some releases in the next few months to tour around (see previous posts). 

In other news, here’s a nice review by Cyclic Defrost of Venation, a compilation by Brisbane label Duskdarter which I have an exclusive track on. Free download, give it a go!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’m already super excited about 2014, feeling super positive about it all. I had an enjoyable end to 2013, I hope you did too. A few bits and pieces of news to start the year off.

 

Releases

I’ve got a track on Venation, a new compilation from Brisbane’s Duskdarter label. This is a free releases, and includes an exclusive track of mine titled Glider, recorded in October 2013. The compilation also includes tracks from Feet Teeth, Kahl Monticone, Marisa Allen (Bremen Town Musician), Cedie Janson (Naked Maja) and more! I’ve really been enjoying listening to it.

In other news, I’ll have a new cassette edition, titled Infinite Spring, out on the A Guide To Saints label in the next couple of months. I’ve also contributed some electronics/guitar/voice (!) to a track off the forthcoming Bremen Town Musician album, which I understand will be getting a physical release on Duskdarter in the next few months.

 

Shows

Just the one this month, but it should be a great one. The good folks at Mistletone have invited me to support Matmos (USA) at their Melbourne show on Sunday 19 January. Really looking forward to this show! More info here.

I’ll also likely do a short East Coast tour in late March for Infinite Spring, open to offers so please do get in touch if you’re interested in hosting a show.

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Other

My track Brisbane (from the 4064 EP and also from the spin-off Brisbane, Rezoned EP) came in at #67 in 4ZZZ FM‘s Hot 100 countdown, which was a nice little surprise. Thanks, Zed!

2013 in review

Wow, what a busy year! I’m going to be hibernating/sweltering for a few weeks, so thought I’d sneak the end of year wrap up in now. It has been an exciting year for me musically, finishing up my Anonymeye project after eight years and going under my own name. Since then, I’ve released a debut EP (4064), a spin-off remix EP (Brisbane, Rezoned) and toured around Australia. Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive!

EDIT – completely forgot to mention I’ve got a track (Brisbane) in the voting list in 4ZZZ FM‘s Hot 100. Lots to vote for, so have a look here! There’s also an Anonymeye track from the Six Improvisations for Computer and Guitar EP I released on Twice Removed last year.

Being end of year time, here’s some of the many recordings/gigs I enjoyed this year. Not at all comprehensive, but a start! I’ll probably keep adding as I keep remembering them! (which I have been doing…)

Albums/EPs/etc

  • Rashad Becker – Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I (PAN)
  • Black Vanilla – BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK (independent)
  • Blank Realm – Go Easy (Fire – 2012 release on Bedroom Suck)
  • Brain Drain – For Seasons (independent)
  • Clipping – Midcity (independent)
  • Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)
  • Feet Teeth – Feet Teeth (hellosQuare)
  • Danny Paul Grody – Between Two Worlds (Three Lobed)
  • Steve Gunn – Time Off (Paradise Of Bachelors)
  • Kosmischer Läufer – Volume One (independent)
  • Matmos – The Marriage of True Minds (Thrill Jockey)
  • Simon James Phillips – Chair (Room40)
  • Rangefinder – Harmony State (A Guide To Saints)
  • Marina Rosenfeld – P.A / HARD LOVE (Room40)
  • William Tyler – Impossible Truth (Merge)
  • V/A – Spring (Feral Media)

live

  • Beach House @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
  • Simon J Karis @ Supernaturalist, Gasometer, Melbourne
  • Deerhoof + Blank Realm + Primitive Motion @ The Zoo, Brisbane
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Hanging Rock, Victoria
  • Fancy Boys + Pastel Blaze + Screaming Match @ The Underground, Brisbane
  • Sacred Flower Union @ The Bird, Perth
  • Kraftwerk @ Sydney Opera House, Sydney
  • Heinz Riegler + Feet Teeth @ The Waiting Room, Brisbane
  • Bunderground festival @ Dirty Linen Art Space, Bundaberg
  • Kris Keogh @ Happy Yess, Darwin
  • An Infinity Room @ The General Store, Sydney + IMA, Brisbane
  • Francisco Lopez + Heinz Riegler + Angel Eyes @ Open Frame, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
  • Marihiko Hara @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
  • Heatsick @ The Fox, Brisbane

I also was asked by The City Sounds to give a quick top five of my favourite Brisbane songs for 2013. Here it is!

So, with all of that out of the way… 2014 is coming up! After a few weeks rest, will be back into it in mid-January. First show in 2014 is in Melbourne on 19 January, supporting Matmos from the USA. Really looking forward to that one! More info here. A few other shows here and there in the first few months of next year as well, quite probably. Sydney late March? A new cassette release, titled Infinite Spring, will be out on A Guide To Saints in March or so; I’ve also contributed a track to a new digital compilation from Duskdarter which will be out early new year is out now!

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