Thursday, 22 April 2010

Seahawks Friday download 11

From a yacht moored in a misty cover wafts this sonic goo, controlled remotely from land by the captain. It’s his watch this week and none shall pass. There’s a cryptic hint at the forthcoming govern-mental hoo-ha deep here somewhere. Can you spot it?

Sky Pigs we like to call this one.

Have a terrific weekend!

Go get it!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Seahawks - Tender Abyss (blr03)

Seahawks' first release 'Tender Abyss' (3"CD) is now for sale through bunkland records. This is the first of 3 forthcoming Seahawks releases, next up is a picture 7" through Static Caravan available soon (inc. ltd Seahawks CD) and following that a 12". More info to come soon but in the meantime here's more info on Tender Abyss...

"After two cassette tape releases on the Space Weather Sounds label, ‘Zombie OST’ and ‘Illusion Ship’, Pete Fowler and Jon Tye release their next slice of sonic exploration under their Seahawks moniker.

Seahawks are better known for their amalgam of cosmic synth, yacht rock, beach pop and deck shoe gaze but in ‘Tender Abyss’ they deliver a new age/deep listening mini opus - 18 minutes of fluttering moogs, pulsing synth, sun fried guitars and celestial banjo.

Continuing the nautical theme that can be found in many of their works, here Seahawks explore the depths of the ocean, taking you on an underwater trip that could you leave you seriously but pleasantly disorientated.
Finding vast pockets of air caught deep within subterranean caverns at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean yielded fascinating results for the crew, interesting new modulations were discovered and logged along with some unique visual distortions.
After many hours spent in a decompression chamber Seahawks finally made it back to the surface with the fruits of their underwater safari."

Their sonic experiments and field recordings were analyzed and edited together to create an aural experience for the listener at home, a wonderful and fascinating taste of the deep."


Saturday, 17 April 2010


Sneek peek at the new Seahawks 'Tender Abyss' 3" CDR on bunkland recordings coming out on Monday, available from bunkland direct, Rough Trade and Seahawks direct. More info to come soon.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Seahawks Friday download 10

Good morning ashy world! It’s Friday again (hoorah!) and this time we have a Seahawks concoction for y’all to scoop up. The captain got his bad self off the beach long enough to cook up this meaty slice of nautical lover’s reggae. We’ve both been getting into the reggae flavoured side of smooth rock and this is our tribute to the often cod reggae sound of the 70’s.

Enjoy your fridays and once again have a fantastic weekend, oh, and don’t forget record store day tomorrow. Support your local record shop!

p.s. This track will be included on the free CD with our forthcoming picture seven inch release on Static Caravan! More info VERY soon on that one. That makes it THREE Seahawks releases coming soon!

Get the track HERE

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Time And Space Machine LP Launch this friday!

The Time & Space Machine Album Launch Mix. Launch at The Camp, City Road, London 16th April 2010 – Free Entry.

Richard Norris, one half of acclaimed psych-plunderers Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, releases his first full-length solo album as The Time and Space Machine.

There have been four official The Time and Space Machine releases to date, including the mini-lps 'volume one' (2008) and 'volume two' (2009). As you may have gathered from the name, this project is an outlet for Norris's most flightily cosmic tendencies, anchored with rhythms derived from disco, Krautrock and slo-mo Balearica. "this is the first time I've made an album pretty much on my own," says Norris of the new, self-titled record, released by Tirk. "apart from two days laying down drums with ace beatnik drum-lord Wildcat Will and a couple of vocal sessions, this record was pieced together solo over many months in a room beneath a castle in Lewes, eussex, England. it's a different dynamic making a record on your own, and allowed the record to grow in its own particular way. after years collecting, releasing, writing and thinking about psychedelic music, I've finally put my formative influences onto a set of tunes”.

This is a taste of what you can expect on the 16th of April – arrive early to see the psychedelic film ‘More’ by Pink Floyd.

The Trip Festival May 28-30th

I'm DJing at the awesome sounding The Trip festival in North Wales next month. A great line up in a beautiful spot, what more could you want?
Tickets can be purchased here.

"The Trip festival is a three day family friendly camping weekend of live music, DJ's, theatre, poetry and craft workshops.
It takes place on the North West coast of the majestic Isle of Anglesey on the beautiful Carrgewlyd Estate. This is the first time an event of its kind has been staged in Llanfaethlu and we at The Trip HQ feel very privileged and excited to share it with you.

This unique site has woodland walks and stunning views across the Irish Sea. Only a short walk offsite is one of Anglesey’s popular beaches Church bay, also known as Porth Swtan. If you would like to wander further afield a short drive over the Menai straits will see you in Snowdonia National Park.

The Trip team are providing you with some of the UK's finest DJ's, offering you the best in Balearic, Disco, Psychedelic and Electronic dance music.
Live acts for the festival have been very carefully chosen and curated by the team, so expect to discover something new. The Trip also has a special focus on supporting new, up and coming talent from Wales and the UK.

Expect quality Psych-folk// Pyschedelia//Cosmic rock// Americana//Balearic//Disco and a few surprises into the mix.

Children will have their own area of interactive craft workshops, wood carving, Circus skills, poetry, theatre and storytelling.
Food and drink will be sourced from local producers, expect a very Welsh twist!
We hope to provide you with all the entertainment you need, chilling on the beach included.

The Trip really is the perfect place to spend your Bank holiday weekend. So let’s hope the weather is kind to us!
This year promises to be a very intimate affair with limited camping spaces available, so please purchase your tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

There will also be limited day tickets available.

Thank you, hope to see you in May

The Trip Team."

Monday, 12 April 2010

The Master of Colour - Brian Wildsmith

This is a must see, one of the greats of British illustration.

The Master of Colour - Brian Wildsmith
24 March - 24 April 2010
Illustration Cupboard
22 Bury Street, St James's London, SW1Y 6AL


Here's an interesting and slightly unsettling website I was shown today. It calculates how much your vote is worth in the area you live.
Worth at least 30 seconds of your time and makes you think does my vote really count?
Not in Hackney apparently!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Tweed Run 2010

Had an excellent Saturday on the Tweed run, click here for a line up photograph on the steps of the Tate before we set off on our jaunt across London. Roll on next year's merry japes!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Can cats stand up?

Yes they can.

Seahawks Friday download 9

It’s Friday again and can’t believe a week ago I was in the same county as the captain. Ahh Kernow… Anyway, both us shipmates have been busy this week prepping our forthcoming 12′ so we present to you one of our fave tracks at the moment. America’s Ventura Highway. Smooth moves for a friday, friends.

Have a suntastic weekend!
Get it HERE

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Big Chill Bar next week weds 14th

Just had confirmation for our guest spot next wednesday and we are proud to announce it's Tom Furse from The Horrors! We've gone for a Tropical Electronics theme to the night so expect a wide range of humid and brightly coloured sounds emanating from the system.

Come on down and bring your mosquito repellant and sun creams.

Big Chill Bar,
91-95 Drays Walk (off Brick Lane)
London E2 6QL

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Deckades custom peek

Wee detail of one of the two decks I've done for the Deckades show that Howies and Shiner are putting on for a month in their (Howies) Bristol shop. Tons of boards from the past alongside custom boards created specially for the show.
Click here for more info and a mouth watering trailer...!

Split Cream show

unfortunately the Split Cream show has been delayed. More info to follow...

Monday, 5 April 2010

Friday, 2 April 2010

Seahawks good friday download 8

This ‘holy’ weekend I find myself in the same county as the Captain, though at the opposite end but we both can feel the vibes that are present in this (good) Friday’s track, Cruisin’. Put on your jumper and sunnies, get out your rusty speedboat from the garage and go for a cruise. Dont forget the emergency flares and hip flask!

Have a great weekend.

Go get the track!