Immortalising Sound

I’m glad to announce, this weekend Perhaps Contraption will begin to record our first album in our latest guise. The Premises Solar-Powered Studio in East London, awaits our horns & vocal chords.

Very exciting indeed.

Bestival Show Times

Perhaps Contraption are off for our penultimate festival appearance this season, yes, the mighty Bestival looms… We will be performing on the Alfresco Stage, in true acoustic, open-topped style at the following moments:

Saturday 10th: 13.00 – 13.40 and 18.50 – 19.30
Sunday 11th: 13.15 – 13.55 and 17.40 – 18.00

We will also be lurching around the fields, playing in the depths of the night should minimal moisture permit. Hopefully we will see you there, covered in glitter, singing your gaping lung-bags out, with feathers and flags fluttering atop.

Susie Showers Sets Sail…

On Tuesday 30th August long-term collaborator, questionnaire mastermind, uke-twanger and poet-extroadinaire Susie Showers ventured into the Premises Studios to record a few songs with myself.

This was in preparation for our as yet untitled album; which will be a mixture of Susie’s poems and the songs we have been performing as a 2 piece incarnation, out and about for the past couple o’ years; most notably all over the place at last year’s Burning Man.

I’m glad to say two songs were completed. A new one titled “Orgasm” and another named “Come out Green” which is an acoustic reworking of Sludge & Tripe’s closing track. Susie then continued to blast the rest of her material through my bedroom recording setup, most of it immaculately performed live in one take.

And so, an album is taking shape nicely; we expect to be completing it by the end of Winter this year.

I’m sad to say Susie has now fled the UK for the green pastures of Thailand; where she will be teaching English, writing excellent children’s books and persuing her love of puppetry. She will return sometime in the next few years, ripe with ideas and songs where we will meld her smoothly back into this wobbly beautiful device known as Perhaps Contraption…

We love her dearly and wish her well.

In the meantime you can hear some of her other works on her myspace.

 

A Busy Bank Holiday Looms…

Perhaps Contraption are delighted to be making various noises & shapes during some sort of micro tour this coming weekend.

We will be making appearances on Saturday the 27th at Festibelly & Wyndstock, both nestled near the gorgeous New Forest.

During the day at Festibelly we will be doing a few guerilla shows around the site & then topping it off with a sweaty late night / early morning performance in the “Massive in China” tent at 2:00 am sharp.

Our Wyndstock show will parade through the grounds of this stunning country manor, before settling cosily around a fire to provide some knees up merriment circa 22:30.

After that we are off to the depths of Kent, for a tiny charity festival called Where The Wild Things Are, nestled deep in a forest. Our show will be at 15:30 on the 28th.

Finally we are whirling back to London for a show at 21:00 at The Old Queen’s Head in Angel. This is an all dayer put on by those feisty London Leisure Pirates & will be headlined by the Correspondents. Here’s the link to the Facebook gumpf.

We hope to see you wobbling at one of these things. After that we are gearing up for Malcfest on the 2nd of September, and then topping off our meandering relentless festival season with couple of glorious days at Bestival; where we will be doing guerilla shows & a set in the POLKA tent…  gasp.

A brief breath and then we will be recording our new material at the Premises Studios in late September… a single & music videos loom…

Yours Sleepily,

Squier Squier