Dead Rat Orchestra at Suffolk Songfest

2016-10-15_DRO at Suffolk SOngfest

Dead Rat Orchestra has been invited by Aldeburgh Music and BBC Introducing in Suffolk to play this year’s Suffolk Songfest at the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings. They join Amethysts, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Anna Meredith on an eclectic bill. Doors open at 5pm. Get there early to guarantee yourself a faceful of flying wood chips. Update: Here’s a photo of the boys in full swing, taken from the Aldeburgh Music Facebook page. Curiously, people in the front row of the audience made no effort to move away from the obvious danger. No doubt assuming that a thorough risk assessment had…

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SuperGlu wake up to discover they will be playing SXSW in March 2017 and that they have become the poster children for the entire festival's online presence. In an improbable turn of events, the publicity team working for the largest and most influential music industry event in the world has chosen to plaster a photo of Ben Ward chewing with his mouth open, over the main music festival landing page. Their corporate sponsors are no doubt furious.

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SuperGlu on Radio One

2016-08-28_SuperGlu Live Reading

We bumped into our showbiz pal, the radio celebrity Huw Stephens, as we stumbled out of Reading Festival on Sunday night. And, although no cash exchanged hands, he was kind enough to play two live SuperGlu tracks on his Introducing show on Radio One! Coincidence? You decide.

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SuperGlu fashion faux pas filmed by the BBC

2016-08-29_SuperGlu Reading fashion

Embarrassment for Ben and Krista of SuperGlu, as they turn up for the band's headlining show at Reading Festival wearing the same t-shirt. It's a fashion faux pas they won't forget in a hurry, as it was filmed by the BBC.

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Remembering the pigeons

2016-08-05_Butterworth anniversary

On the 100th anniversary of George Butterworth’s death, we would like you to take time to remember the pigeons who worked so hard to win the 2015 George Butterworth Prize for composition, only to have the credit stolen by Nathaniel Robin Mann in one of the 21st century’s most blatant acts of inter-species cultural appropriation. Mann claimed the award for composing Pigeon Whistles – a series of live improvisations created entirely by a flock of enslaved pigeons in 2013. On receiving the award, Mann said, “It’s a great honour to receive the George Butterworth Prize. I have chosen to share…

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John Callaghan – Just Be

2016-07-28_JC Touched 300

John Callaghan has contributed a brand new, exclusive track to the latest Touched compilation - a 417-track encyclopedic overview of everything electronic, ambient and modern classical, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Available on Bandcamp , Touched 3 features antigen favourites Klute, the KLF, Autechre and a plethora of artists I'm sure we would have heard of, had we paid more attention to modern music over the last decade.

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