Grinning from this ear to ear here to announce Perhaps Contraption will be making appearances at Wilderness Festival this coming weekend & at the mighty Bestival in September.
We will be playing clusters of guerilla shows all over the weekends, so keep your eyes peeled for tweed and brass… or follow us on Twitter @PerhapsContrap for updates on the where/whens of our parades.
There may be a handful of amplified (gasp) stage shows falling into place too….
Aside from that we are readying ourselves to record our new material in October.
See you loping in a field, sometime soon.
This video was filmed in the depths of Epping Forest in April 2010.
Many many thanks to XXIIRII for shooting & editing this… http://xxiirii.com
Download the single here
Here is a somewhat abbreviated documentary of this labour of love; the physical incarnation of our second LP “Business”.
After hours of ruminations, procrastinations & tweaking various prototypes and suggestions by DeeDee Window, myself and Amy Amstatik Day, we came towards an innovative and fittingly bizarre type of packaging to house the new album in.
It includes reinforced yellow (of course) rubber, a clear latex window, yellow popper, 12 panel poster (signed and numbered) and 3 panel housing. And of course, a hand – stamped CDR of Business.
We will make just 50 of these things. You can grab one here.
http://listen.perhapscontraption.co.uk/album/business. This includes an instant download of the album to appease your ears while awaiting this wobbly yellow shiny thing to arrive at your door.
The process, if you’re interested, is just like making any rubber garment; a long, highly skilled and fiddly ordeal. Thankful we had the nimble digits of Amy Day to steer the course. The end results are wonderful… after over a year’s puzzling, we are all proud to create such a weird, wonderful and unique DIY release.
Thanks to Amy for all her skills and creative expertise. To view more of her wonderful creations go to http://www.amstatik.com/
Creating the template….
Adding the popper…
Laying the artwork in place…
Here is some splendid lens-smithery from our first parade at Secret Garden Party. Many thanks to Danny North and Dan Dennison for snapping these. You can see other highlights here.
Dear listeners and singers and dancers,
WE are excited to be wheeling our squeaky pram-traption to the depths of Secret Garden in the morning. We are also delighted to be joined by two new comrades; Mr Matt Jolly on Trombone and Voice and Mr Thomas Cunliffe on Percussion and Voice.
As at other muddy-based festivals this year, we will be performing anywhere and everywhere. Guerrilla shows are rife.
Though, we shall pay particular attention to quieter areas, where we can gather other Gardeners around to sing lush harmonies to, give out scented flowers and bend knees.
Serendipity aside, you can catch us at these places too:
Thursday: Opening procession, the lighting of the fires; 21:00 all around site.
Friday: Sand Stage (around the sand sculptures) 18:00
Saturday: Circus Kinetica Stage, 17:15
Lake Procession before the big burn 21:00
Sunday: The London Leisure Pirates tent (next to the Great Stage), 2:00 (am!)
We hope to see you there (with bells on)
Squier Squier / Perhaps Contraption