From the ashes of the wonderful (played more Feeding Time shows then anyone) Sian Alice Group comes Eaux. Sian Ahern, Stephen Warrington and Ben Crook, three quarters of SAG. Their new band delves deeper into the electronic side of their previous outfit via sequenced drum synths, samples and drum pads, with cyclical bass riffs, guitar and keyboard arpeggios, walls of synths and Sian's uniquely beautiful voice. They play there debut show for us as support to Blondes, with Rory Phillips also anounced to DJ the album launch show. Another reason to get your tickets.
Woah, the awesome shows just keep-a-coming, we are very pleased to announce that Blondes, the duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, release their self-titled debut album mid Feb for RVNG Intl and we at Feeding Time have teamed up to present their album launch at the intimate Shacklewell Arms. Support and guest DJ's to be announced. Keep checking back for iminent ticket link Buy you're tickets here and join the Facebook event for updates on awesome support etc.
Teengirl Fantasy remix them ahead of the album drop next month.
All photographs by Brian Whar.
Luke Younger is a musical monster-mind maybe best know as one half of fierce London/Berlin duo Birds of Delay. Helm is Luke's solo projet which takes in and pushes out his ambient noise leanings and sonic experiementation. Soon releasing his upcoming album 'Impasse' on the New Images label, which is run by FT pal Matt Mondinale Ducktails/Real Estate. You can catch Helm performing next week at Blanck Mass's debut live show in London if you grab your tickets quick. Now strap in for a ride through fear and serenity.
01. M.B. - Untitled (Excerpt from "Regel")
02. Wolf Vostell - Sun In Your Head
03. Skullflower - Hanged Man's Seed
04. Etant Donnes - Royaume
05. Whitehouse - Cut Hands Has The Solution
06. Prurient - Cocaine Death
07. Helm - Arcane Matters
08. Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Pressure
09. Darksmith - The Phantom Other Half
10. Astral Social Club - Horse Cortex
11. Liberez - I.Capt Wyclaf
12. Storm Bugs - Tin
Another Feeding Time highlight, we are truly honoured to be hosting Blanck Mass's live debut at the Shacklewell Arms on the 19th of December. Following on from the release of the beautiful and mesmerising sounds found on the eponymously-titled debut album (Rock Action Records) in June 2011, £7 adv tickets from here
Blanck Mass is Benjamin John Power, a young musician in thrall to Carl Sagan, Ennio Morricone and the infinity of nature. Since the album’s release, Power has been busy honing his live set and writing new material, as well as working on ideas for his live show with visual artist and film-maker Alex Turvey, the first fruits of which will be on display at The Shacklewell Arms.
Blanck Mass - Icke's Struggle (Directed by Alex Turvey)
Also on the night support comes from Birds Of Delay's Luke Younger will be performing under the moniker of Helm and Lo-Light the side project from Dom Butler, who is best known for his part in the UK's most exciting three-piece Factory Floor, expect one foot in dance one in noise in an analogue/digital head nodding groove-out.
Sometimes raw talent comes bursting out the seams of this over saturated, fast and furious, internet controlled music-blob... and it claws at your eyes whilst snogging your ear-holes, only every so often that is. Lionel Williams AKA Vinyl Williams is one of these rare occasions. His recent LP Lemniscate has been on rotation since I first caught site of it. Fusing old and psychedelic with his own blend of sonic craftmanship and pain-soothing songwriting at the tender age of 21. I had to know more and so do you.
So where are you right now Lionel can you describe your setting, I have a feeling it is quite different to where I am sat?
My world is a strange realm...lately I've been flooded by coincidence, strange Los Angeles mysteries, and lots of pot to bind it all together into a fluid pattern, rather than discombobulated fractals of my weird narrow scope... I've been studying Fine Art at CalArts (#1 art college in the US) which is quite open...in a way, our faculty take the "go have fun kids!" approach, as long as we're crazy and spontaneous enough to do what we do, gain attention, and sustain ourselves. It's been perfectly accomodating for my musical practice, as well as my art practice. It lets me feed my own ideas, create my own deliberation, rather than telling me what to think or making creative demands.
Are you the kind of guy to make music every day or do you dip in and out?
I make music everyday, absolutely. I have a full analog & digital setup, to cross pollinate the two and I constantly record improvisations.
Awesome and is this a solitairy experience or do you collaborate often?
Regularly with a friend, James Lake, but although with dozens of others, more-so recently in an art context rather than a freeform musical context.
is there such thing as a typical day for Lionel?
Hmmm, my days are becoming more and more unpredictable, I must say, but I wake up, half the time with strangers on my dorm floor, go to my weird Fine Art classes, which are anything but conventional, then usually read and research, and at some point go to libararies to endless search for collage material, and ultimately end up in my studio with musical or non-musical friends, and make something spacey.
I guess your day to day art studies must be influence on your music, in terms of the images and conversations you see and hear. Do you feel the lines are blurred between all your practices?
Absolutely, there is no background or foreground to my music and art making. There is a themed template that is a direct expression of some vast intangible part of me that is undefinable.
So do you feel part of a scene of some sort, are there other musicians bands and artists that are particularly inspirng to be about right now?
I haven't quite found my place in the LA scene yet, although the LA scene is such an overwhelmingly vast landscape, Vinyl Williams, as its current live lineup, has only performed one show, it was last month.
How was it?
Stellar! It was at a gallery opening / exhibition, we were basically performing inside of a sculpture. Aside from live events, I am constantly around and in touch with people that have incredibly parallel music tastes, and usually have certain talents and technical abilities that I could never reach, which are usually more systematic and based on proficiency, which makes certain creative friendships of mine work like puzzle pieces. We fill out each other's flaws and exentuate our abilities.
Do you have a answer when asked what your sound is?
SPACE CRUISIN' capatalized, of course
So you gonna take one of these trips in to space when they are freely available to the modern man?
I'll hide myself in the rich Jewish accountant's suitcase and have a free ride.
Ok so what is the next thing in your life you are looking forward to?
International touring I've only been to Israel a few times. I've always visited because of this orbiting feeling I always had towards it. Once I arrive, I feel reconciled with some other version of me, A better version of me, more complete.
is there anything music you want to mention that you like new or old, something to champion?
Lately I've found some life-altering new music. I don't feel the need to champion old music, it has been triumphed enough. Except for Harold Budd, I'll champion you. Valet's record Naked Acid, a mind fuck of bliss and the unknown. All of the Deep Tapes recordings James Ferraro forever, Rangers new album Pan Am Stories, best lo-fi out right now and always Tim Hecker.
Vinyl Williams - Object Of The Souce
Tonight WERKHAUS. The heads behind Werk Discs are putting together their first showing. This looks set to be amazing with a fully imersive environment utilising sound and lighting, moving image and paintings. You know this is going to be something special when you read who is involved.
Eve Ackroyd -painter
Sam Blair - ﬁlm maker
Lukid - Music Producer
Actress - Music Producer and owner of record label Werkdiscs
Luke Alexander & Jamie Thompson - designers and ﬁlm makers.
*Exhibit #1 will be held from 17th-19th November at Rag Factory.
Remember these guys? We put on a spazpacked show with Salem last year. It was a truly crazed occasion. It has been a while since the darlings of the latest pointy genre had anything to say, but now we have news of a new EP 'I am Sill In The Night' due out on IAMSOUND on November 22nd. Another dose of darkness is added to Alice Deejays's pop trance classic "Better Off Alone" in this our first taste of new material via typical Salem like video, which features model Gisele Bündchen being hounded by the papz!