Oh hi: There’s a delirious glut of Perhaps Contraption action this weekend, and it will probably be the last blast before we go back into the laboratory for a while…to make new sonic constructions.

As part of EFG London Jazz Festival, we play Southbank Centre this Friday 18th, for a FREE show in Royal Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom, at the strangely convenient post-work slot of 5.30 – 7pm.

On Saturday we head to Tooting, as part of ‘The Streets’ as part of the Jazz Festival: a whole day of parades and shows in unusual places.

The same goes for Sunday, but we will be in Twickenham all day, popping up, and parading…

Keep an eye on Twitter for parade routes and timings should you fancy seeing us ‘free range’.

We will have new songs and a special, expanded 10 piece lineup for these outings!

Much love, over and out. X20151206-_dsf7256

 photo by Daniel Ross

It’s happening!

It’s done…it’s been manufactured into beautiful gatefold CD wallets, with yet more glorious artwork by Expanded Eye.

So we are going to have a party. And some other mini parties to celebrate (street shows in unusual places around London).

But the big’un is at Rich Mix, in East London, on 12th May. You can grab tickets here 

We do hope you can come and celebrate this milestone with us. We are so proud of this album!
It was recorded at The Premises (solar-powered) studio, and mastered by the legendary Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Dirty Projectors) at Black Saloon Studios.  It’s a beautiful monster.

You can pick up signed copies of it on the night, well in advance of the official release date on June 3rd.
Or if you can’t make it, you can pre-order a signed copy here (and peruse the art work)…


rich mix flyer


Our next single will be released on 11th February 2012 as a download, alongside a limited run of posters containing the single artwork. Each poster will feature a unique, hand drawn embellishment by the artist, Squier Squier.

The launch party takes place at an amazing cosy venue on Saturday 11th February 2012 at the Servant Jazz Quarters, 10a Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN from 20:00.

The nearest overground is Dalston Kingsland / Junction and is also served by loads of buses. This day also happens to be Squier’s birthday so wear a tie.

Support comes from the incredible Goodbye Leopold; lush, ethereal, 3 part accapella and choreography. Very special indeed.

More acts TBC.

Jeff the Chameleon will also be there. Yes, a real live chameleon!

We will also be projecting things, including the amazing new video for the single; which includes a psychedelic insect menagerie! Gasp indeed. Millipedes and Domino Beetles ahoy.

Previews for the single & video are coming very soon…

Happy nish nish from all the Pertraptions. xxx

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