Saturday, 23 March 2013

Wimble Toot

Firstly, thanks to all of you who have pre-ordered the new album 'Apollo' already. Your support and generosity is heartwarming and much appreciated, as is the feedback via email and Facebook.

If you want to check out what all the fuss is about, I have posted a ‘megamix’ on Soundcloud that blends all the tracks together.

Anyways, this Thursday, March 21st, saw the release of the first single from the album: the “Wimble Toot” EP features the title track, with amazing saxophone courtesy of Matthew Jenkins, and some pretty crazy remixes.

My original partner, Andy Guthrie, has donned his 100th Monkey guise to turn in a sweet reggae mix and Merv from Eat Static has provided a suitably bonkers psychedelic Gypsy/Balkan banger while Misled Convoy from New Zealand’s Pitch Black has stripped the track totally back to create a bass heavy, dubwise soundscape.

Oh, and I made a video too:

The EP is up now on Bandcamp or will be up on iTunes and Amazon etc on Monday 25th.

Thanks for all the feedback on the vinyl – unfortunately due to other commitments, including finishing my Master’s degree exploring electroacoustic composition, my label manager and I let the plan slip behind schedule, which has meant even if we launch the Kickstarter campaign now, we probably won’t get it printed in time. We haven’t given up on the idea, as we love heavyweight vinyl, and might talk to Beat Delete to see if we can join them, which would allow other titles to be printed too.

The launch party in Somerset never came together in the end, but I am still playing at The Zu in Lewes on Friday 12 and Inspiral Cafe in London on Saturday 13 April. Lots of gigs around the world being worked on at the moment, and I will update you about them next month.

PS. Just in case you are wondering, check here for more info on Wimble Toot.