I bought this for the Hendra tour in 2014. I wanted a single pick-up to capture the sounds of North Marine Drive but with a bigger body than my old Gretsch Clipper to add warmth and dimension to the live sound. It went with me everywhere and I ended up playing songs like Hendra and Golden Ratio on it too. I temporarily changed the bridge to help it stay in tune on the road but otherwise it is all original. The colour is smoke-green.
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Another 60 min mix from my 2-hour 6Mix radio show for BBC 6Music. This one was originally broadcast on May 22 2011.
DJ Sprinkles presents K-SHE, 'Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair' (Skylax) / Blackbird Blackbird 'Summer Heart' (Blackbird Blackbird) / Phantogram 'Mouthful Of Diamonds' (BBE) / Lake People 'In A Few Deep Words' (Musik Dewinnt Freunde) / Miracle Fortress 'Raw Spectacle' (Pantha du Prince Remix) (Secret City) / Romanthony (pictured) 'The Wanderer' (Rob Mello No Ears Remix) (Glasgow Underground) / Abyss 'Birdsong' (Buzzin' Fly) / Bob Sinclar 'The Ghetto' (Yellow) / Danny Tenaglia 'Loft In Paradise' (Ben Watt Unreleased Edit) (Unreleased)/ Lovebirds feat. Stee Downes 'Want You In My Soul' (Winding Road) / Abyss 'Birdsong' (Flowers and Sea Creatures Remix) (Buzzin' Fly)
Mixed with additional space echo, found sounds and field recordings. Recorded early March 2015. This is a non-commercial, non-profit mix. If you like any of the artists featured, please seek them out and buy their music.
Klankbeeld - Electric Train Passing [FX]
Julie Byrne - Holiday
Klankbeeld - Forest Spring Birds Windy [FX]
Gary Ogan and Bill Lamb - Kac
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be
James Blackshaw - Key
Klankbeeld - Cobblestone Road Traffic [FX]
Luluc - Small Window
Sam Moss - Minature Dwellings II
The Durutti Column - Portrait for Frazier
A Mountain, The Sea and You - Happiness
Pentangle - A Woman Like You
Gold Leaves - The Silver Lining
I played almost sixty shows in support of ‘Hendra’ during 2014, taking in UK, Ireland, North America, Japan and Australia; I didn’t even manage to get to mainland Europe (apart from one show in Berlin) which explains its absence from the list below, although I am planning to visit Spain, Germany and more in 2015.
Over the course of the year I played solo, as a duo with Bernard Butler, as a trio with Bernard Butler and Martin Ditcham, and even as a full band with a guest appearance from David Gilmour. I can’t really think of a bad gig, but here are my favourites; can’t always tell what marks one out from another - it needs something from everyone in the room - but they were nights when it all seemed to gel and connect in a special way. Dublin, Tokyo and San Francisco were outstanding. Thanks, everyone.
01. Dublin - Whelan’s
02. Tokyo - Club Quattro
03. San Francisco - The Chapel
04. Newcastle - Cluny 2
05. London - Village Underground
06. Minneapolis - Bryant Lake Bowl
07. Hebden Bridge - Trades Club
08. Sydney - The Basement
09. Port Eliot Festival - St German’s Church
10. New York - Joe’s Pub & Le Poisson Rouge
11. Edinburgh - Voodoo Rooms
12. Brighton - Komedia
13. Los Angeles - The Troubadour
14. London - Islington Assembly Hall
15. Bexhill-On-Sea - Music’s Not Dead
It’s that time of year again, so here are a clutch of cuts that have won my heart this year. From folk to house, hopefully there is something for everyone here. So, in no particular order:
Itasca - 'Glass'
Bat and Ball - 'Stop My Mouth'
Iron Curtis - 'Care'
Sun Kil Moon - 'Carissa'
Wake Owl - 'Candy'
The Coral - 'Wrapped in Blue'
The War On Drugs - 'Under The Pressure'
The Rails - 'Fair Warning'
My Brightest Diamond - 'Lover Killer'
Hiss Golden Messenger - 'Lateness of Dancers'
Tiny Ruins - 'Me At the Museum, You In the Wintergardens'
Wild Beasts - 'Mecca'
Martyn - 'Vancouver' (Head High Remix)
Community Radio - 'Real Transformation'
Julie Byrne - 'Prism Song'
Black Rivers - 'The Ship'
Arrange - 'Home'
Mo Kolours - 'Mike Black'
Angel Olsen - 'White Fire'
Mies Dierdorp - 'Aviar Alom'
Metronomy - 'I’m Aquarius'