Hotei Euro Tour 2017

March 21, 2017

Japanese superstar HOTEI returns to Europe in April 2017 with live dates scheduled in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, playing in many cities for the very first time.

Says Hotei:

My career started from playing in small clubs in Japan, and we built it up to the level where I was able to play in front of stadiums full of screaming fans.

And now, I’m opening the door to the world, starting again from playing small clubs in new, unfamiliar places. Back to basics, never lose your ambition even in your success―that’s my philosophy. One step at a time with your own steps, that’s the only way to achieve your dreams.

I can guarantee you that you will be up on your feet dancing once you hear me play live with my amazing band, even if you are not familiar with me. Those who are bored with experiencing live performances with no soul will be surprised at how refreshing it is to see a real ‘live’ performance!

I am really looking forward to meeting as many people as possible on this Euro tour! If you can’t connect with the soul of the audience in front of you, there’s no chance to grab the hearts of thousands!

Hotei celebrated his 35th anniversary in music in 2016 with a new “Best of” album release and an extensive touring schedule in Japan, with 57 dates across the country. The shows ranged from intimate club shows, to a free open-air concert in his hometown in front of 25,000 fans and finishing the year with his 40th performance at the Budokan in Tokyo on December 30th, where Hotei performed 35 songs to celebrate his 35 years in music.

Hotei also found time in 2016 to continue building his international profile, striking up a personal and professional relationship with Italian superstar Zucchero and performing on his latest, platinum selling, album “Black Cat”. Hotei and Zuccchero performed live together several times in 2016, including Zucchero’s first ever performance in Japan at a special event in Tokyo, and at headline shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London and Arena Di Verona in Italy.

That special relationship has continued into 2017 with Hotei joining Zucchero on stage at the prestigious San Remo Festival in Italy in February, a major TV performance viewed by millions.

Also in 2016, Hotei released singles with godfather of punk Iggy Pop and Richard Z. Kruspe (from Emigrate/Rammstein) from his critically acclaimed debut international album, “Strangers”, and performed his first-ever LA show at the legendary Troubador, returned to the Highline Ballroom in New York, and performed headline dates in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.

Hotei released his debut international album, Strangers, in 2015 through Spinefarm Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music. The album features an array of guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop singing on two songs, Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger.

Heralded by Time Out as “iconic”, and a genuine superstar in his native Japan where he has sold more than 40 million records, Hotei is best known internationally for his Kill Bill theme ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’ and is sought-after as a collaborator both in the studio and on stage.

http://www.hotei.com

https://www.facebook.com/HOTEI

Hotei – European Tour April 2017

March 17, 2017

I will be working with Hotei in April. For those of you interested to know, his website says “We’ve added a couple more shows to the Euro tour, which now encompasses shows in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Tickets are available now for all shows. Hotei will be joined by longstanding live collaborator, Zac Alford on drums, Japanese keyboard player Okuno, and London based all rounder Noko, who will be playing bass.”

Hotei’s new album “Strangers” features collaborations with the legendary Iggy Pop, Richard Z. Kruspe from European rock gods Emigrate/Rammstein, Matt Tuck from British rock band Bullet For My Valentine, Noko from electronic music pioneers Apollo 440 and acclaimed Texas singer Shea Seger.

Hotei comments, “When I was a teenager I was going to the record shops to buy everything I could by The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin… I soon realised that almost all of it was British. With idols like David Bowie and T-Rex, I’ve always felt a strong connection to the UK and now that I am living in London, ‘Strangers’ allows me to take a step out of this new and relatively anonymous space to introduce myself. A stranger to many, remembering the days when I was young and just starting out, playing gigs to a room of only 20 people, I want to connect with people individually and let them understand me through my music.”

11th April 2017 Euro Tour: Frankfurt, Zoom
12th April 2017 Euro Tour: Cologne, Clubbahnof Ehrenfeld
14th April 2017 Euro Tour: Amsterdam, Paradiso
15th April 2017 Euro Tour: Paaspop Festival, Netherlands
17th April 2017 Euro Tour: Hamburg, Indra Club
18th April 2017 Euro Tour: Berlin, Musik + Frieden
21st April 2017 Euro Tour: Zurich, Papiersaal
22nd April 2017 Euro Tour: Brussels, Rotonde Botanique

Hope to see some of you on the road…..you can find out more on Hotei’s website. He’s a kind and decent bloke but he’s a demon on the guitar. Come and see…..

http://www.hotei.com/en/

Nightingales + Ted Chippington – UK Tour Dates in May 2016

April 25, 2016

Nightingales + Ted Chippington - UK Tour Dates in May 2016

NIGHTINGALES + Ted Chippington
UK Tour May 2016

Thu 12 – BRIGHTON, Green Door Store
Fri 13 – BRISTOL, Thunderbolt
Sat 14 – BIRMINGHAM, Flapper & Firkin
Mon 16 – LONDON, Birthdays (Dalston)
Tue 17 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre SOLD OUT
Wed 18 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre
Thu 19 – CARDIFF, Moon Club
Fri 20 – OXFORD, Cellar Bar
Sat 21 – DERBY, Hairy Dog
Tue 24 – LEICESTER, Firebug
Thu 26 – MANCHESTER, Gullivers
Fri 27 – BRADFORD, 1 In 12 Club
Sat 28 – EDINBURGH, Leith Depot
Sun 29 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Cluny 2

Buy Nightingales stuff: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/nightingales

Buy Ted Chippington Vinyl: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/ted-chippington

Read all about it: www.thenightingales.org.uk

Nightingales – Tour Dates in Europe September and October 2015

September 24, 2015

MAINLAND EUROPE

Wednesday 30th September: Ulm, DE – Cat Café
Thursday 1st October: Stuttgart, DE – Schocken
Friday 2nd October: St Gallen, CH – Palace
Saturday 3rd October: Ebensee, AT – Kino w/ Monochrome Set
Wednesday 7th October: Vienna, AT – Rhiz
Thursday 8th October: Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
Tuesday 13th October: Chemnitz, DE – Subway To Peter
Wednesday 14th October: Hamburg, DE – MS Stubnitz
Friday 16th October: Koln, DE – Night Of Surprise festival @ Stadtgarten w/ Holger Hiller

Buy Nightingales stuff: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/nightingales

Read all about it: www.thenightingales.org.uk

Nightingales – Tour Dates Aug – Oct 2015

August 18, 2015

 

ENGLAND

Friday 28th August: Southend-on-Sea – The Railway
Saturday 29th August: Bury St Edmunds – Homegrown Festival
Sunday 30th August: Brighton – At The Edge Of The Sea Festival @ Concorde 2
Monday 31st August: London – Sebright Arms

Note venue change for London (Dublin Castle tickets still apply)

WEST COAST USA
w/ special guests – Surplus 1980

Friday 4th September: San Francisco, CA – Amnesia
Sunday 6th September: Los Angeles, CA – Echo Lounge
Monday 7th September: San Diego, CA – The Black Cat
Wednesday 9th September: Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
Thursday 10th September: Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub
Friday 11th September: Seattle, WA – Lo Fi
Saturday 12th September: Portland, OR – Panic Room

MAINLAND EUROPE

Wednesday 30th September:Ulm, DE – Cat Café
Thursday 1st October: Stuttgart, DE – Schocken
Friday 2nd October: St Gallen, CH – Palace
Saturday 3rd October: Ebensee, AT – Kino
Wednesday 7th October: Vienna, AT – Rhiz
Thursday 8th October: Budapest, HU – Durer Kert

Buy Nightingales stuff: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/nightingales

Buy more Nightingales stuff: http://thenightingales.org.uk/shop/

Read all about it: www.thenightingales.org.uk
 

Culture Shock on Tour

June 22, 2013

Culture Shock on Tour

It’s been a while…but the renewed interest in the band following the ‘Everything’ box set prompted the band to rethink the old adage that ‘it’s not going to happen’, wondering instead whether it COULD happen- ‘the band’ at that point was Dick and Jasper talking in the back of the van after a Citizen Fish gig. The main thing was finding someone who could adequately fill the enormous gap left when Nige passed on- they asked Alex, who plays trumpet for CF [and played guitar and sang for Bender], as he had the ability, and the urge… Bill was only too keen to unpack his kit, and in January the band had the first of several practices.

OCTOBER 2013

TH 3 TORRINGTON the Plough
FR 4 FALMOUTH Rugby Club
SA 5 BRISTOL Trinity Hall
SU 6 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
MO 7 off
TU 8 KIDDERMINSTER Boars Head
WD 9 MANCHESTER The Big Western
TH 10 DUBLIN Fibber Magees
FR 11 BELFAST Warzone
SA 12 GLASGOW Pivo (click here for the gig flyer)
SU 13 EDINBURGH Citrus Club
MO 14 GATESHEAD Black Bull
TU 15 PRESTON Continental
WD 16 BIRMINGHAM Wagon and Horses
TH 17 SHEFFIELD – Academy 2, Arundel Gate
FR 18 BRIGHTON The Haunt
SA 19 LONDON T-Chances (buy advance tickets here)

Buy Culture Shock CD Boxset and T-shirts here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz – Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

March 21, 2013

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) has a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz - Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

1. Whenland 02:26

2. Ain’t No Way 02:26

3. Landscaper 04:32

4. Barrel of Monkeys 02:56

5. Sheep Song 03:08

6. Puke in Rides 02:54

7. Happened in the Morning 02:36

8. Animal Domiciled 04:20

9. Look at the Weird 02:14

10. Going to Meet (Songette, Part I) 00:21

11. Water Daughter 06:23

12. Icky Sticky 03:07

13. Going to Meet (Songette, Part II) 01:02

14. Mechanism 01:48

15. Going to Meet (Full Song) 06:54

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz released their debut CD on April 28, 2012.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington – Forest Creature CD 2013

March 20, 2013


Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington - Forest Creature CD 2013
1. Devil In The Washtub 02:42

2. Murky Waters 02:54

3. Fabric 02:44

4. Scaredy 02:57

5. Habits Dissipate 01:03

6. Geezer 02:36

7. One Foot 02:59

8. Ivy, Rice and Moss 03:37

9. Curupira 04:24

10. Lah Lee 03:40

11. Bub 04:37

released 24 February 2013

FOREST CREATURE
Two friends, made through music.  Two musicians, charged with originality and virtuosity.  One album, made by these two fond creators of wonder.  What could be more meaningful?  FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) from New York and John Ludington from California, who met while still in school.  Both have written and recorded countless songs, toured together and influenced each other, but not until now have they collaborated in the writing process.

These two well-matched musicians have been sending pieces of songs back and forth and recording bit by bit an extraordinary work of art which will first take to the stage in performance, February 2013 for a NE US tour.  March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!  Seth Faergolzia has been touring Europe at least once a year, for the past 7 years, and in this past year toured Europe four times!  This will be John Ludington’s first tour through Europe, and being Seth’s long-time influence and musical guru, it is a momentous occasion.

FOREST CREATURE fuses two profound poets known for their unusual song structures, while writing great melodies with a popular appeal.  They are strange but in a warm way.  Their voices out of the ordinary and quite elastic yet akin to one another.  Both have their virtuosic tendencies, but maintain a folk appeal.  Exchanging instruments amidst performance in a 2XOne-Man-Band acoustic experience including electronics and foot percussion.  No matter what genre you try to put them in, be it Folk, Alt-Folk, Anti-Folk, Freak-Folk, Experimental, FOREST CREATURE is unpredictable, unexpected;  you really can’t pin them down;  they will dodge your pin at the last moment and have you guessing again what will come next.

Seth Faergolzia Biography

Seth Faergolzia takes to the wind again on a European tour, that’s sure to put a spring in the step of his ever-growing global audience. As the mastermind behind Dufus, possibly the most creative and well-loved underground band in the Anti-folk / Freakfolk communities of New York City, and with a likewise respected solo career, Seth is now stacking up more than ten albums
and playing in over 20 countries with such acts as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Animal Collective and others.

Keeping in tune with the warm and weird legacy of his renowned former project, Seth continues to stretch the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched by the contemporaries with whom his style has been compared (including Frank Zappa, Deerhoof, Devendra Banhart, The Moldy Peaches, and The Dirty Projectors), with an increasingly honed wisdom & intimacy.

Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills to new levels of musical sagacity, mastering simultaneously the guitar, kick drum, electronics, vocal acrobatics, and various melodic instruments, concocting music which lives free beyond the scope of particular genre labels. With harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism and all around dynamic song writing, each of Seth’s performances lovingly unweaves time to reveal moments honest & organic in exploration of possibility.

Seth’s new album, Tin Wood Soldier, reshapes and reinvents musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. His recent solo sets draw together new songs, electronic samples, improvisations, and a couple from the Dufus vault, exhibiting a growing body of work so dynamic and full, it can be approached as if with new ears every time — outlandish, wise and full-hearted.

John Ludington Biography

John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal).  John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted audiences. Their full length release, Chewing Lessons De España is still a sought after favorite. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member.  Ludington has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, Finn, is being met with great enthusiasm.

SETH FAERGOLZIA PRESS:

BROOKLYN VEGAN – FINAL DUFUS SHOW  W/ REGINA SPEKTOR & MOLDY PEACHES

New York Times – “Fiber art going punk.”

Vice – “They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.”

The Onion – “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.”

Village Voice – “As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.”

New York Press – “Tender calm and epiphanistic lyrics.”

Pop Matters – “I have never heard anything like this before or since.”

KUSF/MTV  San Francisco – “Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.”

Relix – “This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.”

NME, UK – “Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.” National Student Newspaper, UK  – “One of the most prolific, original and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene.”

SPEX – “Kind and Scary.”

JOHN LUDINGTON PRESS:

“My very talented friend John Ludington just finished a new record. It’s called Finn. He is one of the most creative and unique writers! Some other friends participated in the art/music on this record too- it’s very special…” – Regina Spektor

“Catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” –  ‘Art-rag’

Seth Faergolzia:  www.23psaegz.com
John Ludington:  www.johnludington.com

Buy Stuff by Dufus and Seth Faergolzia here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

Stanley Brinks (fka Andre Herman Dune) + Freschard on tour April 22nd to May 5th

February 13, 2013

Stanley Brinks sets the bar high when it comes to artistic independence, freedom, tradition and avoiding fashionable trends. In 2006, André left his band, Herman Düne. Now based in Berlin he releases timeless albums, playing them live in small venues and private apartments where he can remain true to his musical ideals.

Stanley Brinks (fka Andre Herman Dune) + Freschard will be on tour from April 22nd to May 5th. Please email radicalbaboon at gmail.com if you’re interested in organising a show in your area.

Here are links to some audio and video:
www.stanleybrinks.bandcamp.com
www.freschard.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUqSTNwLX0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I75XEq-P1M

 

A.O.S.3 – Gig dates for 2013

February 6, 2013

A.O.S.3

A.O.S.3 DATES FOR 2013

Feb 23rd – London Pipeline with Citizen Fish, fighting Fiction and the Drones

March 15th Lancaster tbc?
March 16th Doncaster tbc

April 19th Brighton Punx picnic

May 17th- Belgium tbc
May 18th- Dijon Les Tanneries
May 19th- Paris tbc

Rogues picnic- exact date yet undisclosed

The band have also offered to come and play for the Horsedrawn Camp- but have’nt heard anything else back yet…believe this will be on Beltane…

July 12- Breton, tbc
July 13th- Breton, festival more details soon
July 14th- france/ belgium tbc

September 6 and 7th

Dirty Weekend Festival in Wrexham, with Citizen Fish, Oi Polloi and many many more…

September 20-21-22- Alchemy festival, Lincolnshire (highlight of last year for us, hands down…)

A.O.S.3

The band are actively seeking gigs again, and are talking to promoters in Liverpool and many other spots- if you want us to play near you, get a promoter to get in touch- there is still space!

https://www.facebook.com/AOS3official

A.O.S.3

Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington – Forest Creature in Europe 2013

January 16, 2013

Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington - Forest Creature in Europe 2013 photo

FOREST CREATURE
Two friends, made through music.  Two musicians, charged with originality and virtuosity.  One album, made by these two fond creators of wonder.  What could be more meaningful?  FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) from New York and John Ludington from California, who met while still in school.  Both have written and recorded countless songs, toured together and influenced each other, but not until now have they collaborated in the writing process.

These two well-matched musicians have been sending pieces of songs back and forth and recording bit by bit an extraordinary work of art which will first take to the stage in performance, February 2013 for a NE US tour.  March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!  Seth Faergolzia has been touring Europe at least once a year, for the past 7 years, and in this past year toured Europe four times!  This will be John Ludington’s first tour through Europe, and being Seth’s long-time influence and musical guru, it is a momentous occasion.

FOREST CREATURE fuses two profound poets known for their unusual song structures, while writing great melodies with a popular appeal.  They are strange but in a warm way.  Their voices out of the ordinary and quite elastic yet akin to one another.  Both have their virtuosic tendencies, but maintain a folk appeal.  Exchanging instruments amidst performance in a 2XOne-Man-Band acoustic experience including electronics and foot percussion.  No matter what genre you try to put them in, be it Folk, Alt-Folk, Anti-Folk, Freak-Folk, Experimental, FOREST CREATURE is unpredictable, unexpected;  you really can’t pin them down;  they will dodge your pin at the last moment and have you guessing again what will come next.

February 24 – Rochester, NY
February 26 – New York, NY
February 28 – Berlin, Germany
March 1 – Hamburg, Germany
March 2 – Hannover, Germany
March 3 – HELP!!
March 4 – HELP!!  (Seth’s Birthday show)
March 5 – HELP!!
March 6 – Brussels, Belgium
March 7 – Cologne, Germany
March 8 – Leipzig, Germany
March 9 – Mannheim, Germany
March 10 – Frankfurt, Germany
March 11 – Kaiserslautern, Germany
March 12 – Ottersweier, Germany
March 13 – HELP!!
March 14 – Morges, Switzerland
March 15 – Gysenstein, Switzerland
March 16 – Bregenz, Austria
March 17 – Innsbruck, Austria
March 18 – HELP!!
March 19 – Vienna, Austria
March 20 – Italy
March 21 – Italy
March 22 – Italy
March 23 – Italy
March 24 – Darmstadt, Germany
March 25 – Potsdam, Germany

Italy Booking Agent:
damiano@damigianobooking.com

Germany Agents:
konzerte.361@online.de
sabineshows@gmail.com

Seth Faergolzia Biography

Seth Faergolzia takes to the wind again on a European tour, that’s sure to put a spring in the step of his ever-growing global audience. As the mastermind behind Dufus, possibly the most creative and well-loved underground band in the Anti-folk / Freakfolk communities of New York City, and with a likewise respected solo career, Seth is now stacking up more than ten albums
and playing in over 20 countries with such acts as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Animal Collective and others.

Keeping in tune with the warm and weird legacy of his renowned former project, Seth continues to stretch the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched by the contemporaries with whom his style has been compared (including Frank Zappa, Deerhoof, Devendra Banhart, The Moldy Peaches, and The Dirty Projectors), with an increasingly honed wisdom & intimacy.

Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills to new levels of musical sagacity, mastering simultaneously the guitar, kick drum, electronics, vocal acrobatics, and various melodic instruments, concocting music which lives free beyond the scope of particular genre labels. With harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism and all around dynamic song writing, each of Seth’s performances lovingly unweaves time to reveal moments honest & organic in exploration of possibility.

Seth’s new album, Tin Wood Soldier, reshapes and reinvents musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. His recent solo sets draw together new songs, electronic samples, improvisations, and a couple from the Dufus vault, exhibiting a growing body of work so dynamic and full, it can be approached as if with new ears every time — outlandish, wise and full-hearted.

John Ludington Biography

John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal).  John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted audiences. Their full length release, Chewing Lessons De España is still a sought after favorite. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member.  Ludington has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, Finn, is being met with great enthusiasm.

SETH FAERGOLZIA PRESS:

BROOKLYN VEGAN – FINAL DUFUS SHOW  W/ REGINA SPEKTOR & MOLDY PEACHES

New York Times – “Fiber art going punk.”

Vice – “They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and
intense opera… 9 of 10.”

The Onion – “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with
rock stabs.”

Village Voice – “As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the
21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.”

New York Press – “Tender calm and epiphanistic lyrics.”

Pop Matters – “I have never heard anything like this before or since.”

KUSF/MTV  San Francisco – “Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately
clever wordplay.”

Relix – “This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new
structures.”

NME, UK – “Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.”
National Student Newspaper, UK  – “One of the most prolific, original
and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene.”

SPEX – “Kind and Scary.”

JOHN LUDINGTON PRESS:

“My very talented friend John Ludington just finished a new record. It’s called Finn. He is one of the most creative and unique writers! Some other friends participated in the art/music on this record too- it’s very special…” – Regina Spektor

“Catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” –  ‘Art-rag’

Seth Faergolzia:  www.23psaegz.com
John Ludington:  www.johnludington.com

Buy Stuff by Dufus and Seth Faergolzia here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

 

The Nightingales October 2012 Europe Tour Dates

September 28, 2012

NEW ALBUM – NO LOVE LOST
Nightingales - No Love Lost (album cover)
Recorded at Faust Studio, Germany in December 2011 “No Love Lost” is the first record by the group for Cooking Vinyl
Released in beautiful Digipak sleeve with original artwork by brilliant Scarborough based artist Jehan

1. Ace Of Hearts
2. Born Yesterday
3. The Done Thing
4. Real Gone Daddy
5. Best Of British Luck
6. Say It With Flowers
7. The Burster
8. The Dishwater Kid
9. Someone For Everyone
10. Sentimental Dunce
11. Mutton To Lamb
12. The World Of Nothing Really
13. Dick The Do-Gooder

Catalogue # COOKCD557

Order from:

IRON MAN RECORDS
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Listen to preview album track “Mutton To Lamb”:
http://cookingvinyl.com/news/

Fri 12 – NORWICH, Waterfront Studio (Sound & Vision Festival) – No Ted
w/ Ice Sea Dead People
http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/tickets/
http://www.waterfrontnorwich.com/

Sat 13 – BIRMINGHAM (Digbeth), Wagon & Horses
w/ Black Shark + mauskramp + DJs The Glimmer Twins
http://www.facebook.com/events/108200006000416/
http://www.myspace.com/wackyweirdwonderful

Sun 14 – PRESTON, The Continental
w/ Lovely Eggs + Vincent Black Lightning
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/THE-NIGHTINGALES-THE-LOVELY-EGGS-TED-CHIPPINGTON/The-Continental/657286
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/179712
http://www.newcontinental.net/

Mon 15 (live filming session) – BLACKBURN, University – No Ted
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artandmusic/?cid=484&g=3

Mon 15 (live radio session for Marc Riley) – MANCHESTER (Salford), BBC 6 Music – No Ted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c72y1

Mon 15 – MANCHESTER, Night & Day
w/ Float Riverer + The Balotellis
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/THE-NIGHTINGALES/Night-And-Day-Cafe/653346
http://www.nightnday.org/

Tue 16 – LONDON (Kings Cross), Monto @ Water Rats
w/ Skinny Girl Diet + TBC
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=523903&interface=
http://www.themonto.com/

Wed 17 – CAEN, L’Ubu Cafe
http://ecuyes.blogspot.co.uk/

Fri 19 – SANKT GALLEN,    Palace
w/ Simon Reynolds + DJs Gustav & Augenwasser
http://www.palace.sg/tickets/132276/

Sat 20 – GEIßLINGEN,    Rätsche
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.raetsche.de/reservierung.php?ID=814

Mon 22    – INNSBRUCK,    Weekender
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.weekender.at/

Wed 24 –     KASSEL, Arm Aber OK
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.armaberokay.de/blog/arm-programm

Thu 25 – EBENSEE,    Kino
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.kino-ebensee.at/

Fri 26 – MüNCHEN,    59:1 Club
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.59to1.net/

Sun 28 – LEIPZIG, Ortloff
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.ortloff.org/

Mon 29 – HAMBURG,    Hafenklang
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/the-nightingales-Tickets/42143
http://www.hafenklang.org/

Tue 30 – KöLN,    King Georg
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
http://www.kinggeorg.de/

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The Nightingales: sharper, stroppier, older, wiser. Tips and tricks from a survivor: http://www.radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/nightingales-sharper-stroppier-older.html#more

Stanley Brinks and Freshard UK Tour dates with The Flying Kaniks

May 8, 2012

May 06 – BRIGHTON The Green Door Store
May 07 – LONDON The Windmill (Brixton)
May 08 – NOTTINGHAM Chameleon Cafe
May 09 – LEEDS Baby Jupiter
May 10 – WAKEFIELD The Hop
May 11 – COVENTRY Taylor John’s House
May 12 – SHEFFIELD Shakespeare’s
May 13 – EAGLESCLIFFE (STOCKTON-ON-TEES) The Waiting Room
May 14 – MANCHESTER The Town Hall Tavern
May 15 – GLASGOW Saramago (CCA)
May 16 – EDINBURGH The Third Door

http://www.myspace.com/therealstanleybrinks

https://www.facebook.com/thekaniks

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus European Tour Dates 2012

April 4, 2012

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) is heading over to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and
 perhaps a couple other countries this May promoting a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia returns to Music World Radio – Free Podcast preview:

April 28 Bugjar, Rochester [European Tour Send-Off and CD Release Party]

May 1 Darmstadt, Germany -Oetinger Villa w/The Mole
May 2 Köln, Gernany – Wohngemeinschaft
May 4 TBA- Leipzig, Germany
May 5 Offenburg, Germany – Spitalkeller
May 6 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
May 7 Hannover, Germany – Sing Sing
May 8 Halle/Saale, Germany – Objekt 5
May 9 Vienna, Austria – Rhiz
May 10 Bregenz, Austria – Plattenhahn
May 11 Innsbruck, Austria – Bäckerei
May 12 Nyon, Switzerland – Noviodunum
May 13 Morges, Switzerland – Couvaloup
May 17 Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
May 18 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria – TBA (Bulgarian National Radio)
May 19 Sofia, Bulgaria – The Red House Center for Culture and Debate
May 20 (dom), Italy – A venue by the Adriatic Sea
May 21 Bolzano, Italy – TBA
May 22 Italy – TBA
May 23 Rome, Italy – Fanfulla
May 24 Italy – TBA
May 25 Vasto, Italy – Beat Cafe
May 26 Cassino, Italy (sab) – Nuove Officine

GERMANY SUMMER TOUR
August 3 Bad Doberan, Germany – Zappanale Festival
August 4 Wrendenhagen, Germany – Scheune
August 5 Trittau, Germany – Alter Bahnhof
More dates TBA!!!

UK TOUR
August 31 – September 2  End of the Road Festival, North Dorset/Wiltshire borders, UK
September 3-10, UK Tour TBA
Seth Faergolzia - Tin Wood Soldier

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz will be releasing their debut CD on April 28, 2012.  Seth will then be touring Europe three times in 2012 and is also making plans for a US tour. He will be traveling to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Italy, and the UK, including performances at the Zappanale Festival in Germany and the End of the Road Festival in the UK.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

If you’d like to help out with booking a date for any
of these tours, please write…  booking@23psaegz.com

The Nightingales & Ted Chippington Tour Dates October 2011

July 23, 2011

The Nightingales - THE LOST PLOT EP
October – UK Dates

The Nightingales with Ted Chippington

Fri 21st Oct – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Sat 22nd Oct – Great Hall, Cardiff University, cardiff w/ the fall
Sun 23rd Oct – Bitterscene at Bassment club, chelmsford w/ local tbc
Mon 24th Oct – Norwich arts centre, norwich w/ brothers
Tue 25th Oct – 100 club, london w/ david cronenberg’s wife + another tbc
Wed 26th Oct – Marc Riley/bbc 6 music radio session, manchester
Wed 26th Oct – Gullivers, manchester w/ local tbc
Thu 27th Oct – The Adelphi, hull
Fri 28th Oct – The Soundhouse, leicester w/ evil dick & the banned members
Sat 29th Oct – The Continental, preston w/ float riverer + more tbc
Sun 30th Oct –  Wagon & Horses, birmingham w/ locals tbc

You can buy The Nightingales and Ted Chippington Records at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

www.thenightingales.org.uk
www.myspace.com/nightingalesmusic
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nightingales/8860762012
The Nightingales 2011

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