Friday, 31 December 2010

END OF 2010

For the last few months of 2010, we've mostly been working hard to get new material up to match fitness for the Three Trapped Tigers album, which we'll be recording from Jan 4th. Ultra excited about this, and 2011 in general for many other projects.

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!]:

TAURON NOWA MUZYKA KATOWICE from kuba kossak on Vimeo.

Other items of note from the past months:

Remixed The Temper Trap [out on
'Conditions Remixed']:

'Rest' The Temper Trap [Three Trapped Tigers Remix] by mattcalvert

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!]