Since forming in 2002, The Dead Rat Orchestra have played regularly throughout the UK and Internationally, always attempting to react or interact with their surroundings and the people and ideas that they come across – often crafting each performance for the particular space in which they find themselves (from former abattoirs to churches, concert halls to coppice woods). Dead Rat Orchestra are Daniel Merrill, Robin Alderton and Nathaniel Mann.
Halo Halo take their name from a very tasty, multicoloured desert from the Philippines. They are Jack on drums, singing and Harmonica and Rachel on Banjo, singing and Gill on keyboards and bass. Halo Halo make music that careens, drawing on Appalachian folk rambles as well as the hyper melodic clattering Sinawi vibes of Korea’s shamanic past. Check out their debut 7″ single ‘Manananggal’ on M’Lady’s records now.
The Wave Pictures frontman David Tattersall recorded his new solo album Little Martha in one day with Simon Trought at the old Soup Studio, underneath the Duke of Uke ukulele shop on Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane in East London. There are no overdubs on the album, which was recorded live with one microphone. Franic Rozycki stopped by to play mandolin on a couple of tracks, but otherwise it’s entirely me playing acoustic guitar. There are no vocals on the album.
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