It’s with great joy I announce that we have been selected for the LET Award 2019; an acclaimed award for new theatre run by the brilliant theatre company Les Enfants Terribles.

We recently performed a 10 minute excerpt of our new theatrical performance, alongside 9 other theatre companies for a showcase at the Pleasance in Islington.

This accolade means we will premiering the performance at The Edinburgh Fringe 2019, at the Pleasance’s Queen Dome, on Saturday 3rd August, and remaining there and performing for the entire run of the festival!

As well as this, we will receive financial support and assistance with directing and producing the piece from Les Enfants Terribles. We’re over the moon about all this and couldn’t have asked for a better way to bring our most ambitious work ever into the world!

We want to thank them for their belief in the project, as well as the other prize winners – Dead Rabbits Theatre who scooped the Greenwich Theatre Award – and all the other competitors who were inspiring and highly talented in their own right.

Bottom 2 shots by Gail Harland

Into the wilds of Suffolk we went…to a place called Snape Maltings, to breath clean air, to ponder and create…

Perhaps Contraption photoshoot Jan2018 (Fuji)

Last Autumn, we found out we had been accepted onto the prestigious Open Space artist residency. Jubilation ensued! We have been given the chance to escape the pressures of city life, to get the whole band together for large blocks of time in an inspiring and calming place, just to create, as one unit. A luxury we have never been accustomed to.

The big idea: to write new album, and in tandem, develop an ambitious live show that will utilise loads of projection mapping, spatial compositions and choreography. It will be presented as an immersive, live theatrical experience (and also recorded and released as download/CD/vinyl).

The completion date is set for the August 2019, when the new work will be premiered at Snape Maltings, and then, hopefully, extensively toured.

And so, we are now deep in laboratory mode, friends. We will be recording and releasing new songs as we progress, and keeping you posted on these beautiful / ridiculous experiments with projection mapping.

It’s a very new direction for us, and we’re excited at the prospect of having loads of sparkling, stunning production behind our music – light, animations and movement accentuating every sound. Essentially, we want to blow people’s minds. Let’s see how we fare. The contraption is revving up again.

We’d like to thank the people at Snape Maltings for believing in us, and helping make this happen.

All snaps by Matt Jolly.

Perhaps Contraption photoshoot Jan2018

Squier in studio utopia.Perhaps Contraption photoshoot Jan2018

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Perhaps Contraption photoshoot Jan2018

 

Hello Comrades,

After a 2 year break we are returning to the wonderful Valley of Avalon, in sunny/swampy Pilton! YES GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL IS UPON US.

We will be rocking the Theatre & Circus field for the first time;

on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be:

—-performing bright and early on the Outside Circus stage at 11:00
—-doing a roving show in and around the Theatre & Circus field at 15:20

We will definitely be doing some pop up shows… keep an eye on the socials for the whens and where.

We can’t wait to revisit the legendary ‘underground Irish dug out piano bar’ or ‘the hole’ as some people call it. If you haven’t found this place, then search search!    hint* it’s near the stone circle where the dragons lie…

hopefully we will see you in the fields all sparkly and grinning, new songs ahoy.

Squier x

 

 

Even though we have been very quiet,  The lion’s share of our new album is complete! And our newest songs will be tested on our travels this Summer, ready to record in Autumn.

We hope to see you out there…

Here’s how our Summer is looking so far:

25th May: Coventry Mysteries Festival.
30th May: The Canteen, Bristol.
31st May: 14:00 Bath Fringe Festival
31st May: Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
5th June: Passing Clouds, Camden (with HUNGRY MARCH BAND!)
7th June: Brooklyn Bowl, 02, London
14th June: Tamborille Festival, Spain
20th – 22nd June: Haizetara Festival, Spain
26th – 29th June: Glastonbury Festival including The Rabbit Hole, Shangri la and The Bandstand (full schedule on the way…)
4th July: Jamboree, London
16th July: Southbank Centre Roof Garden London w/ Pate de Fua
19th July: Lovebox, London (MEGATRAPTION PARADE)
19th July: Evening- Electro Swing Club, London
21st July: Belgium National Celebrations, Brussels
24th – 27th July: Secret Garden Party (various venues)
4th – 7th August: Buskers Bern, Switzerland
16th August: Just So Festival, Cheshire

Perhaps xx

 

Listening Bones, Perhaps Contraption’s 3rd Album, was released this week.

You grab the whole beast from here, as a download or in lovely heavy duty gatefold packaging with intricate double sided poster by Expanded Eye. You can only get this thing direct from us at gigs or through our website.

If download is more your thing, we urge you to buy it direct through our bandcamp site rather than itunes and the rest.

For one it’s cheaper (and we get a better cut of the dosh) for two, each track is embedded with a unique picture as it scrolls through your digital player of choice. A wonderful slideshow on your listening journey…

We hope your Ossicles are pleased.

p.s. the next one is already bubbling away…