Thursday 26 December 2013

Moon Ra

On New Year's Day I'm playing baritone in Moon Ra - a large-scale improvised performance at the Round Chapel in Clapton.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Dead Neanderthals UK Tour 2014

In January I'm playing a short UK tour with Dead Neanderthals. The dates are:

31st Jan - Dulcimer Bar, Manchester
1st Feb - AAE, Sheffield
2nd Feb - Green Door Store, Brighton
3rd Feb - The Vortex, London

The Dutch duo incorporate elements from free jazz, grind and noise culminating in a pummeling sound that is akin to Painkiller and Borbetomagus. They are a household name in the Dutch experimental music scene, and have played tours and festivals all over Europe and the US.

Our collaborative album '...And It Ended Badly' was released on Gaffer / Raw Tonk Records in October 2013.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Gutty Mutter - Available Now

'Gutty Mutter' is the new limited edition album by my duo with Mark Holub, recorded live at The Vortex Jazz Club in London earlier this year. The album is limited to 50 copies, with individual woodblock print artwork by Peter and Edward Simpson.

The album is available to stream / download / buy from Raw Tonk Records.

Monday 2 December 2013

Recent Press and Reviews

Some recent reviews of Dead Neanderthals - '…And It Ended Badly'

Kinda Muzik (Holland), November 2013:

'…And It Ended Badly' was also featured in the top 7 albums of the week on Kinda Muzik:

Enola (Benelux), November 2013:

Don't Count On It (US), November 2013:
"… a must listen for all jazz heads this year"

Spiral Shadow (Germany), November 2013:
"Webster, Kokke, and Aquarius have created a very complex piece of art that is worth being discovered and unravelled piece by piece"

'…And It Ended Badly' and Webster/Holub 'The Claw' were both covered in Canadian blog Monsieur Delire:

'…And It Ended Badly' and my solo tape 'Antennae' were covered in Brazilian blog Free Form Free Jazz:

'…And It Ended Badly' also had an excellent review in the November print edition of Dutch magazine 'Gonzo Circus':