Monday, 3 March 2014

Bonkers Brummy music!

I've been busy once again! And have some goodies to share...

Firstly check out this great bit of video from my new rave craft band Swoomptheeng's last event at Muthers Studio in Birmingham, there's also more fun and photos on the website at www.swoomptheeng.com. Keep your eyes out for plenty more where that came from! We already have a music video or two in progress, a bunch of unheard new tracks, some VJ toys, gadgets and even our own cute little voodoo dolls... T-shirts on the website very soon!




And if that wasn't enough, we have finally released our new MaggotHouse podcast for what was going to be a big, real proper radioshow - now sadly not happening - but have a listen to this anyway! More senseless stupidity coming soon.




If your appitite for fun isn't already over-fed, check out this promo for Mr.Moltonium's Air Guitar Competition which is going to happen at Yardbird's in Brum on March 24th.
 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fun and twisted Birmingham music

Swoomptheeng live at the Hare & Hounds in Kingsheath, Birmingham! Check out this awesome video. Look out at www.swoomptheeng.com for more gigs soon.

Also here's a cheeky Drum & Bass mix I did of Elmo Sexwhistle's "Go Down" who played the event after us.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Swoomptheeng DJs AV Party! Friday at VIVID

Vydo
This friday see's the first emergence of my new art collective/dance music band Swoomptheeng as guest DJs at VIVID's closing party. My new alterego Skuulleyes will be draped in seaweed and snarling to beats and treats alongside fellow Swoomper Vydo (better known as Papa November and label manager for Firstfold records).

Skuulleyes
It's a Bring Your Own Beamer event which means wall to wall projected visuals from Birmingham's finest: including Antonio Roberts, Mark Murph, Pete Ashton, Chromatouch and Catweasel.

Our mission is to party like it's 1990 and we'll be dropping great slabs of awesomeness from obscure electronica, internet detritus and world music to basslines, techno and party tunes! It's going to be massive..!!

The event is this friday - 29 November 2013. 7pm - late at VIVID, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS.

Here's how to get there and some footage from BYOB last year.
We promise to rock the place this year!!

 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Swamp beats, punking technology and rave craft

Well it's been a busy old time recently... here's a few things that's been going on...

I've been working hard on all things Swoomptheeng - my new band/arts collective - which has come together beautifully, we even have a lovely space at the Lombard Method studios (check out their art shows!) and gigs coming up!

We currently have music, video, VJs, photography, a website, phone apps, MIDI instruments, t-shirts - damn... we have everything..!! More on those soon...
Above is a taster of our sound and a video below to give you a flavour of what we're about!




I've also been busy modifying kids toys donated by the lovely Concrete Belly, tinkering with a Raspberry Pi and building techy MIDI controllers like this theramin-style filter using an Arduino! Check it out!




Plus working on these cute wooden robots for Juneau Projects! The show is on now in London, so go see it!




If you've enjoyed any of our dumb and noisy podcasts we are hopefully going to start having them broadcast on Birmingham's own Rhubarb Radio soon, so keep your eyes out on their site for news on that!