Its Mudstock time again!

Spaceheads play the annual Mud Hutters Tea Party on Sat Aug 30th.

Ring-of-fire

The Nightingales are playing along with many others. All the details here

Carbon Footprints

The next round of festival appearances takes us on a trip half way around the world with James and back in time for Spaceheads at Supernormal festival
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Starting on Friday (Aug 1st) with Camp Bestival in Dorset – I travel across Europe to Italy for Umbria Rocks festival (Aug 3rd) then all the way out to Peru for a concert at Club Centro Cultural Deportivo in Lima (Aug 5th)

As usual the best places to keep up to date with pictures, video and news are on the James blog, Larrys twitter account and my Facebook page.

I then fly back for Spaceheads appearance at Supernormal festival in Oxfordshire (Aug 8-10th) – All within 10 days!

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That is a lot of travelling a lot of distance and a very big Carbon footprint.

According to Carbon footprint calculator – that is around 2 metric tons that is about 15-20% of the average person in the UK for a year!

Hmm….. Thats not good. There must be a better way!

Is Carbon offsetting a solution? Or is that just a way of assuaging guilt?

Spaceheads Trip to the Moon video

A video for the title track of the new Spaceheads EP “Trip to the Moon” is now up on youtube.

 

The EP is available on 12 inch Vinyl, CD and download you can order it from the Spaceheads bandcamp page

It is out on Electric Brass Records and there is more info on the release here

Summer in the City

Two weeks of festive summer gigs coming up with James as we feature live songs from our latest album La Petite Mort. One of the highlight is the big sold out Summer in the City homecoming gig at Manchesters Castlefield Bowl on July 11th. Manchester evening news report here.
facebook event page here

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This weekend we play two festivals in Ireland

5th July – Groove festival Wicklow Ireland – facebook event page
6th July – Daytripper festival Waterford Ireland – facebook event page

Followed by

10th July – O2 Academy Oxford – facebook event page
11th July – Castlefield Bowl Manchester – facebook event page
12th July – T in the Park Balado Scotland – facebook event page
15th July – Theatro Vrachon Athens Greece – facebook event page
17th July – Benicassim Valencia Spain – facebook page
18th July – Festival Meo Mares Vivas Porto Portugal – facebook page
19th July – Latitude Festival Southwold – facebook page

Keep updated with daily news from the tour bus on Juliets blog on the James website

Also tweets from the road mainly from @larryontour
but also myself, Tim Booth and DBP the voice behind the drums!

And regular pics, video and reviews on my facebook page

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Spaceheads live on Resonance FM

Video extract from Spaceheads live set on the Hello Goodbye show on Resonance FM last Saturday. You can listen again to the whole show with interview here

Video from Stokey

Great Saturday afternoon in the beer tent at Stoke Newington Literary festival – thanks to all that came down and those involved in organising it. Here is a video of the last 16 minutes of my improvised performance – with scenes from around Stoke Newington added in the background

 

Video credits here

Solo in Stokey

Following on from last years appearance at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival supporting Thurston Moore – I am appearing this year on Saturday June 7th in the Budvar Tent/Marquee right outside Stoke Newington Town Hall,opposite the Rose and Crown Pub on Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JR.

festival-2014-bannerI will be improvising on my own with trumpet through Ableton Live controlled with an ap on mobile phone connected to trumpet with a fish slice. I call it the iSlice. It is free, open air but undercover and early evening. Come along for a half hour set starting 5.40pm sharp

La Petite Mort

The new James album “La Petite Mort” is released today – June 2nd

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A Week of the Dead facebook event page (2nd-9th June) has been created as somewhere to post links to anything and everything related to the release of the album, and related promotional activities.

It all starts with a bang (or a thunderclap) at 9am this morning where you can book a tweet or post on facebook to go out simultaneously with other James fans – book here

Take a trip with Spaceheads

Spaceheads follow up EP to last years Sun Radar is released today. it features four new Spaceheads tracks and is called “Trip to the Moon”

Available on 12 inch Vinyl, CD and download you can order it from Spaceheads bandcamp page

It is out on Electric Brass Records and there is more info on the release here

Watch the video from the first track on the EP – Cosmic Freight Train

James tour and new single with video

James have just announced a big UK tour in November. With the new album only a month away and the first single all over the airwaves, the question on everyone’s lips has been, ‘When’s the tour?’

Dates and ticket details can be found here.

A video for the new single ‘Moving On’ by BAFTA winning animator and director Ainslie Henderson; is out today and premiered on Vevo.

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I am a Trumpet player. I try to avoid the usual standard trumpet noises (nice as they are), and use various aids from electronic pedals and laptop software to extra bits of tubing and kazoos on the end of slides to make the trumpet sound like something you haven't heard before. I write and record my own music as well as playing with bands that like a sound that is a bit different.

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