We were so honored to bring our music to this beautiful place, and play alongside incredible bands from all over the world. The whole town comes alive for 4 days. Streets, public parks, venues, town squares; all crackling with sound and musical mirth.
It was here I had one of the most profound performance experiences of my little life. Something which affirmed my love of playing in the streets, completely mobile, with the ability to change drab architecture into joyous amphitheaters, and play to anyone at any time.
Our second performance took place in a fairly small square, surrounded by high walls.
Although completely acoustic, our music sounded HUGE; resonating fully amongst the buildings. The square was crammed with listeners.
As we began our 4th song, Perambulations, the sky cracked and the rain poured down on us. Yet we didn’t relent of flinch, we carried on roaring through the song as the audience popped up umbrellas and goaded us with applause (you can see a few clips of this in the video below).
It was then we decided to utilise the town as our stage, a psychogeographical-musical-adventure perhaps. Situationism in action! (namely : the construction of situations, moments of life deliberately constructed for the purpose of reawakening and pursuing authentic desires, experiencing the feeling of life and adventure, and the liberation of everyday life).
Anyway. We processed out of the square to a nearby children’s playground, which thankfully housed a large concrete canopy. The audience followed as we blasted through a parade and arrived in our new (far drier!) location. We played furiously, desperately. Eventually the sun came out and we all emerged, soaking wet, exhausted and singing ‘the national anthem’ to rapturous applause.
It was intensely joyful. One of the most memorable performances ever…buzzing with a direct connection to the audience the architecture alike. I thank the people of Amorebieta for that experience, and for giving us the inspiration to continue through the storm.
You can watch the official video from the event here, with clips of all the other incredible artists present from around the world…
We intend to share some of the money between the players, but the majority will go towards completing our next album. It’s a massive massive boost for the band to receive this prestigious award…and we are all over the moon and can’t quite believe it happened!
The Mother festival is nearly here…
We head to PILTON tomorrow for our third outing as this troupe,
And we have a monster adventure ahead.
We have ended up with TEN performances, and so will be touring the Valley of Avalon!
But, as always, we will be doing a few flash performances
(including a late night / early morning set in the legendary HOLE, or Piano Bar, or …I don’t know what it’s called. The underground, acoustic venue next to the King’s Meadow…)
Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for pop-up adventures.
We hope to see you out there again…
1:00 – 2:00 HMS Sweet Charity (well Thursday night sort of)
14:30 -15:15 The Rabbit Hole
16:00 Shangri La, Heaven Dome
18.00 – 18:40 The Bandstand (in the markets area near the Pyramid Stage)
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 Greenpeace Speakeasy
15:00 – 16:00 ish Shangri La Heaven
(probably a late night set in The Hole this night…)
Sunday 13:00 – 13:45 Greenpeace Stage
18.40 to 19.00 Roving Guerilla Set at The Bandstand / Markets Area
19.45 to 20.10 Roving Guerilla Set at The Bandstand / Markets Area
The award will go towards funding our biggest (and most technically challenging) project ever…
We are making a video for our next single, Perambulations, and the process will be a collaboration with 3 experts of Corporeal Mime, 3 Contemporary Dancers from the People Pile and incredible Lighting Designer Anna Barrett. We are shooting in a state of the art theatre, and the piece will feature lots of intricate choreography and Lighting.
The song itself, is a pumping, relentless monster, that we are itching to unveil. (if you have seen us live recently, you will have heard this thing, nascent and loud).
Rehearsals begin in earnest this weekend, the shoot is looming.