Andrew Tuttle

Brisbane, Australia

Summer Tuttin’

Hello! Happy New Year!

Playing a few shows over the coming week. Info below.

  • 19.01.2017: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane. with EXPE (JP) + Scraps + Spirit Bunny. free, 8pm. Facebook event.
  • 23.01.2017: MONA, Hobart. 2:30pm – 4pm. Free show with gallery entry.
  • 24.01.2017: MONA, Hobart. 1pm – 3pm. Free show with gallery entry.

 

2016 in review

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2016, what a year! Most of 2016 should get in the bin, but I had a pretty fantastic year so wanted to thank/tag a lot of people! Will edit this as more comes to mind but here’s a start!

I released my second solo album on Room40’s Someone Good imprint, thanks heaps to Lawrence for all of the hard work and support and to Ed/Dense for helping bring some extra EU love! Really appreciate the blog/print/radio support from Australia and abroad too. Particular shoutout to stations like 4ZZZ, RTRFM 92.1, 2ser FM – Real Radio, FBi Radio, Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FM, 3PBS, WFMU, KAOS Olympia 89.3 FM, Asheville FM and *so* many others who I adore and appreciate!

Also super enjoyable to create a third album at Ems Stockholm(massive thanks to Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queenslandfor funding support) and back home in Brisbane… it is done and we’ll see what happens in 2017!

It was so excellent to share lineups (in chronological order!) with gudrun gut, Deradoorian, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Daniel Bachman, Chris Rainier, Lisa Busby, Katastrophia, Lumisokea, Shawn O’Sullivan, N1L, Wixtes, John Chantler, Jason Lescalleet, Adam Sussman/Tim Green, Ghost Notes, The Sea Shall Not Have Them, Death Tourism, Sensaround, FEET TEETH, Dr Greg, Alexander Woakes, Pushing Buttonz, Cass McCombs.

It was excellent to play these shows because they were put together by amazing bookers/promoters/venues/etc (in chronological order!) Room40, Institute of Modern Art, Valve Records, the zoo, Le Bourg, Two Gentlemen, Café OTO, Sonic Masala, Madame Claude Berlin, Klappfon, HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Plunge, Sotto La Sacrestia, Monash University Museum of Art, Sound Spaces, Avantwhatever, The Bearded Lady, The Triffid, ÆTHER sessions, Woolly Mammoth, HellosQuare recordings, The Milk Factory, BIGSOUND, Press Club, Sulaco, The Avalon Miami, Mistletone. Planning on visiting more cities in more countries next year as well as some return visits with any luck… so we’ll see how it all goes.

Most of all, massive love and thanks to my absolute favourite lady Frith, my wonderful and supportive family (Mum, Dad, Courtney) and friends at home and everywhere! Also to everyone who supported me in various ways by coming along to shows, listening, chatting, etc. There’s so much great music and so many wonderful people out there, so it is a pleasure to be able to take up some of your time.

See you in 2017!

Brisbane, Transit Centre

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Hello! I have a new single out Friday. A re-working of an old track of mine and one of my favourite tracks to play live, I recorded it during my residency in Stockholm in May. It doesn’t quite fit with my (almost finished!) next album, but I thought I’d share it as I’m delighted with how it turned out. If you’re inclined, ahead of Friday (when it is available on all major digital sites) you can have a cheeky advance listen/download/watch via the below links. More information on the single below.

Brisbane, Transit Centre is a non-album single by Brisbane, Australia avant-country musician Andrew Tuttle, recorded during a residency at the renowned Elektronmusikstudion EMS studio facility in Stockholm in May 2016. Whilst creating his third studio album (to be released in 2017), Tuttle recorded this version of Brisbane, Transit Centre; a long standing staple of Tuttle’s live performances and previously released in an alternate form on his debut EP 4064 (2013).

* Recorded, edited and mixed by Andrew Tuttle at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm; May 2016.
* Mastered by Lawrence English at 158, Brisbane; June 2016.
* Andrew Tuttle: Buchla 200 synthesiser, 5 string banjo, signal processing.

* This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
* This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

 


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/190359502″>Andrew Tuttle – Brisbane, Transit Centre</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/andrewtuttle”>Andrew Tuttle</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Clipart is in the eye of the beholder

I’m alive awake alert enthusiastic! / A Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! / If you’re happy and you know it refresh this page?

Hi. G’day. Hi. Has been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve been spending the last month or so working on a short film score, trying to catch up on some sleep, and rearranging the studio a bit. Film should be out by end of year, I’m taking a bit of time off over the holiday period for proper rest, studio is looking good.

Anyway! I’m playing a show this Sunday in Brisbane and a few more between now and the end of the year before I develop a new set. I’ve really been enjoying playing recently and I’m going to spend a bit of time over summer making a few little changes to it.

Also, Fantasy League is 7 months old now. Time flies!

BIGSOUND Festival

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Hello! I’m playing BIGSOUND Festival in Brisbane next week with heaps of other acts. I’m playing at the Press Club on Wednesday 7 September from 8:10pm – 8:40pm. Tickets here. Here’s a handy Tutty specific FB event with all related info because hey I like to help out? Lookit?

Have had a splendid time this financial year so far (cool guy alert!) playing a few solo shows at The Bearded Lady, The Triffid, Woolly Mammoth and The Milk Factory. Thanks heaps to Avantwhatever, Aether Sessions and HellosQuare for organising some of these shows and to Jason Lescalleet, Adam Sussmann/Tim Green, Ghost Notes, Death Tourism, theseashallnothavethem, Sensaround and Feet Teeth for being so wonderful to share lineups with.

Here’s a video of me playing last week as well, on Facebook so I can’t embed it? Anyway lookit?

Also had a fun time playing bass in my friend Adam’s obsolete software punk/new wave band Future Shocks. Fun shows at The Haunt (with Scraps, Bent, Extra Foxx; ‘tasteful’ nudes on the walls) and Trainspotters (with Witch Hats, Thigh Master, Deck In The Pit; Bledisloe Cup on the walls until it was good and ready to finish it seemed?) and it was an absolute ball playing music with Adam, Ili, Scotty and Scott. Until next time that we’re all on the same continent!

Seasonal Adjustment

A few shows coming up in Brisbane in the coming weeks if you’re around.

  • Sun 28.08.2016: ÆTHER Sessions @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane. with Ghost Notes + Death Tourism + theseashallnothavethem. 7pm, $10. Facebook event.
  • Thu 01.09.2016: The Milk Factory, Brisbane. with Sensaround (Canberra) + Feet Teeth. Facebook event.
  • Wed 07.09.2016: BIGSOUND Festival, Brisbane. The Press Club stage, 8:10pm – 8:40pm. Tickets here. Also playing are 100% + A.D.K.O.B + Braille Face + Corin + FOREVR + GL + I Heart Hiroshima + KUČKA + Lucianblonkamp + Rainbow Chan + Rebel Yell + Sparkspitter + Telling + Terrible Truths + Thigh Master + Tiny Little Houses + ++++ more. Facebook event.

I’m also playing bass for an expanded five piece band of Future Shocks, the ‘obsolete software punk’ solo act of my friend Adam Scott (Undead Apes, Eat Laser Scumbag!, The Fancy Boys). Two shows only whilst Adam is back in Brisbane in between running a boutique hotel in Siem Reap. Details on the performances page of this here website.

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Transitory Adaptations

Hello! It was my birthday the other day, since it has been such a lovely year so far I thought I’d give a present to all of you! That’s how it works, right?

Below is some information on Transitory Adaptations, a free download mixtape. Have a listen, and if you’re in Brisbane come say hi at upcoming shows on July 10 (The Bearded Lady, supporting Jason Lescalleet for an Avantwhatever festival sideshow), August 7 (The Triffid, 3x sets!), August 28 (Aether sessions @ Woolly Mammoth), September 1 (The Milk Factory, supporting Sensaround) and at BIGSOUND festival on September 7?

Transitory Adaptations is a ‘mixtape’ companion of Fantasy League (emporium.room40.org/products/567267-andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league), Brisbane musician Andrew Tuttle’s (www.andrewtuttle.com.au) second full-length album.

Released in March 2016 on Room40’s Someone Good imprint, Fantasy League is an instrumental sonic convergence of improvisation and composition; and electronic and acoustic tones performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.

Transitory Adaptations threads together improvisations recorded, edited and mixed by Tuttle whilst touring Europe in April 2016, prior to a residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm.

An alternate version of Transitory Adaptations was broadcast on Resonance Extra’s ‘Out From Under’ program in May 2016.

Europe thanks and Out From Under

Well, hello!

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone who made my European visit so spectacular. First and foremost to the wonderful staff at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm for their friendliness and amazing studio – and to Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queensland for their funding assistance. Also a massive thanks to everyone who made my shows in Lausanne, London, Berlin, Basel and Milan so enjoyable. Hope to be back in late 2016/early 2017?

A bit of other news as well…

In April I sat down with Stu Buchanan (New Weird Australia, W00d & Wire, Provenance) for an interview for Stu’s Out From Under program on Resonance Extra. Details on the interview and a mix of new music are below. The interview and Transitory Adaptations mix are available here.

“In this episode of Out From Under Andrew discusses the inherent tension in his work and his relationship with his home city of Brisbane. In the second half, we hear an exclusive new recording from Andrew, titled Transitory Adaptations – a mixtape of edited improvisations created while on the road in Europe, recorded in hotel rooms in Lausanne and Berlin and on a train from Berlin to Basel in April 2016.”

As for other happenings, there’s some intermittent live performances coming up in Australia. I’m playing at Monash University of Modern Art (MUMA) in Melbourne on 18 June, with the wonderful John Chantler. More info here. A free, afternoon show – how delightfully civilised!

I’m also playing my first hometown Brisbane show for ages in July, supporting Jason Lescalleet (USA). Keep an eye out on the performances page for more info. Won’t be doing too many Brisbane shows this year so this one is one to look out for.

Fantasy League – Europe tour

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Hello! My new album Fantasy League has been out for just over a month now (released 18 March), so I thought I’d share some press and tour dates. Thanks for all the support!

EUROPE TOUR

Andrew Tuttle, based in Brisbane, Australia; creates sounds that explore the relationship between electronics and acoustics. Tuttle’s synthesis of electronic/acoustic instrumentation and genre, and improvisation/composition is performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.

Following the release of his second album Fantasy League on Room40‘s Someone Good imprint on 18 March and prior to a residency at Ems Stockholm in May 2016, Tuttle will be performing select dates in Europe in April-May 2016.

Tour facebook event.
* 23.04.2016: Le Bourg, Lausanne (Switzerland): supporting Daniel Bachman (USA). 9:30pm, 12CHF.
* 27.04.2016: Café OTO, London (United Kingdom). with Chris Rainier + Lisa Busby. 8pm, £8 (door), £6 (presale), £4 (members). Presented by Sonic Masala.
* 28.04.2016: Madame Claude Berlin, Berlin (Germany). with Katastrophia + DJ Burkina Phaser. 9pm, donation entry.
* 29.04.2016: HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Basel (Switzerland). with Lumisokea (DE/IT). 8:30pm, 18/15CHF.
* 03.05.2016: SOTTO La Sacrestia, Milan (Italy). with Wixtes (FR). 9:30pm. price TBA. Presented by Plunge.

 

SELECTED PRESS

* AllMusic – 9/10: “His tones are sharp but rarely abrasive, and he applies a stunning array of effects and filters while retaining the music’s earthly, human qualities.”
* Flush The Fashion – 8/10 “Andrew’s album is one of these creative passports that will take you to new places that you never knew existed. That’s not a bad start to the week, or the rest of your life.”
* ATTN: “15 seconds into Fantasy League – the latest album by Australian composer Andrew Tuttle – a banjo springs into the frame, dancing jubilantly atop a slow-swelling drone, swaying over the synthesiser haze like plant life indulging a summer breeze.”
* Cyclic Defrost: “It is as close to an electronic ideal as you can one might expect.”
* Boomkat: “Curious mixture of dusty country banjo twang, drone and creamy kosmische with a sun-baked antipodean sensibility.”
* Sonic Masala: “Fantasy League aims to capture the listener in a phantasmagoria that calms and enraptures, beguiles and bewitches.”
* Sound Doctrine: “Whorls of guitar are overcome by droning rhythms, to be overtaken by thundering organs or fluttering electronic blips.”
* Textura: “that extra dimension also helps give Fantasy League an individuating character that sets it apart from recordings whose soundworld is exclusively synthesizer-rooted”
* 4ZZZ: “The timbres and melodies are constantly changing and shifting in this bluegrasstronic collage”
* ToneDeaf/AMRAP: “Fantasy League is the new album from Brisbane-based producer Andrew Tuttle and it’s his best realisation yet for his intoxicating blend of modular synth melodies, folk guitar and banjo.”
* The Formant: “Tuttle’s synthetic folk sees a lazy-summer night’s banjo bounce over the subtly orchestrated drones and feedback” (theformant.info/room-40-revives-someone-good/)
* Ambient Blog: “The weird contradiction between (broken) retro technique in a future society in Gilliam’s Brazil is, in a way, also reflected in (Andrew) Tuttle‘s blend of acoustic and electronic instruments”
* Tinnitus Not Tinea: “Andrew Tuttle’s “Registration” is a pleasingly subtle ambient landscape spearheading by a similarly pleasing finger-plucked banjo line”
* Other language reviews – Rockerilla (Italy), Music Won’t Save You (Italy), Carnage (Italy), Amusio (Germany), Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
* A-Musik CD recommendation, April 2016.
* Feature album on 2SER, RTR, PBS radio; rotation on triple j unearthed.
* Airplay in Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Luxembourg.

Fantasy League

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Hello! I have a new album out on March 18. It is titled Fantasy League, and it’ll be released on CD and digital on the wonderful Someone Good label (Room40‘s avant-pop imprint). Legends Cyclic Defrost shared the first video, titled Registration.

You can preorder it now from the Room40 store for some super special bargains!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/153641947″>Andrew Tuttle – Registration</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user5808120″>ROOM40</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>