In between writing and rehearing, we played a few festivals, including End of the Road and Bestival in the UK, and some abroad - most notably Nowa Muzyka in Katowice, Poland. Excellent trip, featuring a personal year highlight: watching Autechre at midnight with only the moon illuminating the stage, crowd and dis-used mine surroundings. Add incredible sound and some of the most inspiring, uncompromising electronica I've heard for ages = perfect darkness! [Also had a brief chat with Mary Anne Hobbs from the side of the stage]. Check out this video from about 12:50 for our feature [amidst esteemed company!]:
Other items of note from the past months:
Remixed The Temper Trap [out on 'Conditions Remixed']:
Remixed our labelmates Gallops:
'Defbox' Gallops [Three Trapped Tigers Remix] by mattcalvert
Had the MA album The Last and my Bygones EP mastered by Peter Beckmann. [Both out in Jan/Feb 2011 respectively.]
Performed on Resonance FM in an electro-acoustic duo with Cake [Tom Challenger from MA]. Looking to make a duo album in 2011.
Performed with UNKLE/The Heritage Orchestra again, at the Union Chapel.
Played some jazzy guitar on Kylie Minogue's Xmas single. [Honestly!]