Music, exciting lightshows, bar, DJs, space talk, science experiments, MASSIVE telescopes, Perseid meteor shower !
A few different creative organizations will be curating individual areas of the site, for those who have visited before each group will be taking over either a telescope or geo-dome. Here’s a link to the Observatory’s website: http://www.the-observatory.org/ – it’s an incredible location and KOSMIC KRASH will be a truly unique experience.
Tickets for the event are available online now and cost:
£20 for EARLYBIRDS (the first 150 tix that sell) and KAVE MEMBERS / /
FREE BUS FROM ST LEONARDS / EASTBOURNE / BEXHILL / BRIGHTON / LEWES –
KOSMIC BUS PASS WILL BE POSTED OUT TO YOU…
Call 01424 428 223 with any questions / queries
We’re close to announcing the full line-up – but take my word for it, this is going to be an incredible evening, with an extremely wide range of music and entertainment and cosmic light shows (inside and out !)
So far confirmed:
ASHLEY BEEDLE (with DARREN MORRIS as AFRIKANZ ON MARZ)
AGATHE MAX and CYRIL M.
DISASTRONAUT (The Busy Bee Soundsystem)
SYNTHESIZE ME DJs
INNERSTRINGS PSYCHEDELIC LIGHTSHOW
NO MIDDLE NAME
TUNC et NUNC (members of Brighton consort)
RED CRAYON SPIDER
We DEFINITELY have something for everybody – plus we’ll get to look through the Observatories HUGE telescopes and the Wealden Astronomical Society will be on hand to laser point out the constellations, and perhaps like last year – they’ll point out the International Space Station as it flies over – – – so you really don’t want to miss this !!
Also if you could spread the word, share this link to your friends and family we’d be really grateful!
See you soon,
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EARLY BIRD TICKET: £20 (first 100 available now !)
SLOW WORM TICKETS £25
Petit Machins presents…..
GOLDEN TEACHER (Optimo / Glasgow)
GALAXIANS (Stargaze / Dither Down / Leeds)
GAME_PROGRAM (Stargaze / Leeds)
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Golden Teacher started life as a studio collaboration between Glasgow’s noise punk trio, Ultimate Thrush and Glasgow’s all analogue house duo, Silk Cut. The results of their collaboration turned the ears of all who heard them, not least Twitch who after one listen asked if he could release the project on Optimo Music label.
Recorded live, direct to tape at Glasgow’s legendary Green Door studios with minimal overdubbing and editing, the tracks feature various associates of the band contributing vocals and additional percussion. It’s a little hard to describe Golden Teacher’s sound (always a good thing in our book) but imagine Arthur Russell’s Dinosaur L jamming with Bobby O, K Alexi Shelby, Liaisions Dangereuses, Imagination, some voodoo drummers and Sly & Robbie. It is in our opinion one of the most original and wildest records to come out of anywhere in 2012. We like to call it hypno-psych voodoo groove.
Golden Teacher’s second EP, “Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night” due out late July.
Galaxians is Jed Skinner and Matthew Woodward. Taking their cues from 80s NY / Chicago labels such as SAM, Are ‘n’ Bee, TRAX, and Sleeping Bag , and producers such as Leroy Burgess and John Morales, Galaxians fuse classic Roland TR analog drum machine sounds with acoustic drums and analog synthesizers played live. Their live shows have earned them a reputation as an exciting and joyous spectacle, with the soulful energy of both the human hand and heart always at the forefront of their live sets.
Recent trips to France, Belgium, Italy, and Germany, plus shows with Tom Tom Club and Ultramagnetic MCs have helped establish them as a live act in both the UK and Europe.
Galaxians next vinyl release, due out later in the year, will be on New York label Dither Down.
Jon Nash is a busy fella. We all know him as a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from bands like Hookworms, Cowtown, and Nope. But he also does Game_Program, a one-man electronic soundtracker of imaginary 80s high school coming-of-age dramas. GP evokes sun-drenched Miami beaches, palm trees, and teen dreams. Think College, Giorgio Moroder, Mr Fingers, and more. What’s not to like??
GOLDEN TEACHER https://soundcloud.com/
At our show at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes we had the extreme pleasure of playing to some awesome breakdancers – which was captured on camera. These guys are the BEST.
The song that we’re playing is called Skydive and will be released later this year!
(More tour-related posts coming soon)
We’ve been officially confirmed for Indie Rocket Festival, which takes place in the amazing setting of Pescara, Italy, on 5/6/7 July. We’re looking forward to chomping our way through as much Italian food and drink as possible, whilst catching some rays on the beach….
Check site details for full line-up…..
The last couple of days have been pretty much a rollercoaster of pre-tour panic, serious practicing (aided by Twiglets, coffee, and chocolate biscuits), sheer elation, and too much time spent peering into laptops….
But without doubt the best thing that has happened this week, aside from getting our masters back from Atlanta, has been the announcement on Twitter on Thursday that we have been officially confirmed as the special guest support for Tom Tom Club at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, on June 27th. The show will be a Glastonbury warm-up for Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz’ seminal cult outfit of the 80s, and we are looking forward to this one immensely.
See below for details…
Hope to see you there!
A Very Special Glastonbury Warm-Up show with…
TOM TOM CLUB
plus special guest support
Tom Tom Club was originally formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. Graduates from the Rhode Island School of Design, they moved to New York City where they founded Talking Heads as a trio with David Byrne. Chris played drums, Tina played bass and David sang and played guitar. Talking Heads took a hiatus after five years of touring internationally and four studio albums, and Chris and Tina began the Tom Tom Club.
When legendary reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry failed to show up for the scheduled recording sessions in the Bahamas, label chief Chris Blackwell allowed Chris and Tina to produce the album themselves with Jamaican engineer Steven Stanley. Tom Tom Club’s first single was “Wordy Rappinghood,” an unusually original mix of schoolyard rap over a funky groove that went into the top of the charts in 17 countries. “Wordy Rappinghood” turned out to be seminal in bringing mainstream attention to the new spirit of hip-hop.
The group’s second single was the remarkable “Genius of Love.” Released in the UK before North America, the track was bubbling up in the underground with dozens of unsolicited remixes and versions–most notably, Grandmaster Flash’s “It’s Nasty/Genius of Love” in 1982—a massive hit in the clubs and on the R&B and dance charts, soon earning the Tom Tom Club debut a Gold sales award. In 1995, Mariah Carey hit #1 with “Fantasy,” her version of “Genius of Love” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard rapping over the original instrumental track. “Genius of Love” continues to be frequently sampled by various artists, from Tupac Shakur to most recently, T.I. feat. Fergie and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Tom Tom Club continues to celebrate more than thirty years as a band. Last year, they performed their timeless classic “Genius of Love” on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” It was a flashback to one of the group’s earliest career highlights – playing the hit song on the highly popular TV show “Soul Train” back in 1983 – at a time when it was in heavy rotation on urban radio stations.
In 2002, Frantz and Weymouth were inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The title track from the new album “Downtown Rockers” pays tribute to the many bands that created the downtown music scene in New York City in the 70’s from The Velvet Underground to the Talking Heads. The song was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads ’77 and umpteen Ramones classics.
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Having missed the opportunity to play at Beacons festival last year (Matt was busy visiting lochs and birdwatching on the Isle Of Arran) we are absolutely psyched to announce that we will be playing at Beacons festival this year, alongside….well, just too many good acts to list them all here, but highlights for us will undoubtedly include Bicep, Solange, Hookworms, Cowtown, Local Natives, Savages, Menace Beach, Nope etc. No doubt we’ll discover some ace new music, too….
Visit the Beacons site for full line up etc: http://www.greetingsfrombeacons.com/
GALAXIANS @ British Wildlife festival 02.03.13 by No Wave and Francesca Micucci.
British Wildlife festival, hosted by Adam Nodwell and the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, was a ball this year and we were lucky enough to headline day 2, an honour, especially considering the quality of acts playing that day – Bilge Pump, Black Moth, MKBL etc.
Here’s a visual document of our set. These shots were taken by Trent Rampage (No Wave) and Francesca Micucci, and we hope you like them.
Our pal Kate Broughton also took some great shots, you can view the lot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pro_jection/sets/72157632932054941/
THE COWBELL SOCIAL @ MUSIQUARIUM, LEEDS, NOVEMBER 24th
CHRIS DUCKENFIELD // GALAXIANS (live) // DISCO MUMS // COWBELL DJs
Tickets £8 £10 OTD or 4 for £25 on line (limited)
Wyther Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BT Leeds
SO psyched for this! Come join us and help us SMASH IT!!
We’ll also be having a natter on Cowbell radio before the show, shooting the shiz, playing tracks and generally having a fun time.
P.S. Forget about Sunday, it’s not important ;).