After a long wait, this week sees the release of the new Chicks on Speed album "Cutting The Edge" - lots of which was produced and co-written by my band/producer project A Scholar and A Physician at dreamtrak :D
4/5 REVIEW IN UNCUT: "THEIR MOST ADVENTUROUS AND DIVERSE YET. THIS TIME, THE FAMILIAR DIY GRRRL-PUNK DISCO-TRASH AND NO WAVE SKRONKING COME WITH EXTRA HELPINGS OF HUMOUR, MELODY AND POLISHED POP."
THE WIRE: "IT COULD BE ARGUED THAT CHICKS ON SPEED ARE A MORE VITAL AND IMPORTANT CULTURAL ENTITY THAN, SAY, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - AND LESS LIKELY TO SUCK UP TO THE NIKE DOLLAR TO BOOT. ALSO, ON THIS DOUBLE LENGTH OPUS, THEY’VE EMBRACED POP MORE READILY AND SUCCESSFULLY THAN BEFORE... THE SUSTAINED MOMENTUM OF THIS ALBUM IS IMPRESSIVE."
The last couple of weeks was jam-packed - so much so that I forgot to tell you about it.
First, the phenomenal Internet Forever came in and recorded 3 and a half songs which I am currently mixing...
Then! Multi-faceted top-notch tunesmith Stairs to Korea came in and played nearly everything himself...
The last session I did (the day before moving out) was recording some new tracks with amazing altchoir Gaggle - but with 25 people in the studio I didn't even have time to think about making a video...
You like? Well, Internet Forever and Stairs To Korea are playing a joint house party show for the awesome online zine PARTYNICEon the 11th July, and Gaggle are playing as part of some amazing Brainlove-curated stuff at the amazing Shunt underneath London Bridge station on 3rd July. Wooooooo!
Yesterday me, Paul Soulsby and my dad moved the entirety of dreamtrak to a new location in Hackney.
It's gonna be great. It's 5 minutes from my house so if you come and record with me you can come round for dinner too.
The live room is a bit smaller, but if you're a band and you want to record with me, I'll bring a suitcase full of stuff and we'll find somewhere nice to set up and do it. To save room I had to finally throw out my broken bontempi which I have owned for 12 years.