Spring Break

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Hello! Here’s a photo of me live at Sonic Masala Fest in Brisbane a few weeks back. It was a really fun day! It was also (most likely) my final show of the year. I’m taking a bit of time out to prepare both a new live set and a new album for a second quarter 2018 release and touring. More on all of that early next year! Thanks to everyone who came along to shows this year, had some great times. See you in 2018!

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Sonic Masala FEST

Hello! Some more information on a couple of shows coming up in Brisbane in August. I don’t have anything booked after these two and I’m probably going to take the rest of the year off to finish my next album (again!) and to revamp my live set up from the Fantasy League era to some new sounds in 2018. (Of course, since I’ve typed this out in a public forum, there’ll be something that I can’t say no to, of course!)

I’m delighted to be playing at Sonic Masala’s annual festival on Saturday 19th August at Club Greenslopes. SM Fest is such an amazing day and it’s great to be back playing again! Heaps of great performers (including Blank Realm, Kellie Lloyd, Seja, Spirit Bunny, Shoeb Ahmad, Tape/Off, McKisko, Thigh Master and a lot more), for not heaps of money. Presales recommended! More info here.

Before that, I’m also playing a set at Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 6th August (this Sunday!). Free entry, 3:30pm. 45 minute set so I’ll be playing a slightly different too. More here!

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I’m currently in Sydney, working on some music by the beach. Well, near the beach. It was my birthday two days ago, which was a nice time. I’ve got a few shows coming up over the next month and a half, which will be my last shows for a while, because I need to complete/learn/re-learn some new music and to let a few old works that I’d resurrected go back into the ether of memory. (Probably excepting the occasional long/multiple sets show, where the more music the better, hah)

  • 08.07.2017: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. with Steve Gunn (USA) + Jess Ribeiro.
  • 26.07.2017: The Junk Bar, Brisbane. with Distant Fingers.
  • 06.08.2017: Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane.
  • 07.08.2017: Upper Partialism @ Backbone, Brisbane – postponed. 
  • 19.08.2017: Sonic Masala Festival @ Club Greenslopes, Brisbane. with Kellie Lloyd + Seja + Shoeb Ahmad + Spirit Bunny + Ultra Material + Microfiche + McKisko + Tape/Off + Thigh Master + heaps more.

Speaking of long shows though! Dark Mofo was heaps of fun. Witnessed a lot of great music and sound, caught up with a lot of friends, had a splendid time.

Here’s a photo of me playing a different space at Brisbane Powerhouse over two years ago. Embrace the future, soon!

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Mixtape 2

So in late 2015 I released a limited edition set titled Mixtape 1, which was a collection of some collage tracks I created prior to creating my first ‘solo’ album, Slowcation.

I was planning on doing something similar each year, but time/full releases/etc got in the way… not a bad thing at all, but a thing nonetheless!

It took a while, but I’ve finally compiled together material for Mixtape 2, which is a set of outtakes and other music made between the recording process of Slowcation and my second album Fantasy League.

In other news, I’ve got a few shows coming up here, there and possibly everywhere in the next few months. Check the performances page for more info! Select Australian dates throughout the year and possibly a European trip or two in the next while?

Reconfiguring summer

Hi! So I’ve played a few shows this year, they’ve mostly been slightly different than the norm in a few ways but all thoroughly enjoyable.

It has been too hot to think/rehearse/reconfigure/write too much this year, but with the final day of summer being the first day in a month where it hasn’t hit 30C, it’s time to take a little time out and reconfigure/reevaluate/update my live ideas and patches with some new ideas.

TL;DR – BRB, live shows in a month or two.

In the meantime, here’s the only full set I remembered to record last year. Fortunately it was a set I was really happy with/show I had a lovely time at!

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!