Friday, 26 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
After that we're playing in Stamner House as part of the Willkommen Foxtrot, which also includes Herman Dune, Peggy Sue and Sam Amidon, all of whom are amazing:
After that we're going on a four date tour with our friends Peggy Sue, who are awesome,
and are going to be releasing their 2nd album 'Acrobats':
More stuff to follow . .
Perhaps I should explain. Tristram (the person) is still alive, and writing. Tristram (the band) is now not Tristram (the band), and is instead something new called Eyes & No Eyes. All the people involved are exactly the same, so perhaps this is something of a deception, but we feel that our music has evolved a great deal since we first started playing together, and is now something that grows out of a collaborative effort from all of us, so it was getting a bit wierd for us to just have the name of one band member. When 'Tristram' was a new project, it was originally a solo folk one, which evolved into a slightly more fully orchestrated version of the same thing. The newer songs that we have been writing and have started performing are so far removed from the old ones that it doesn't really make sense anymore to be called the same thing.
Eyes & No Eyes is the name of a combined fiction/natural history book published in 1900. The rational behind the name is that everything alive either
has eyes or it doesn't, (another way of saying fauna or flora basically), and also maybe that if you have eyes you should use them to look at stuff and learn about it. . This is what the book looked like:
Friday, 12 August 2011
So I hope everyone has been safe the last week or so. Living in Hackney has been a wierd experience, to put it mildly. Thankfully everything is now calming down. I don't know if I should begin talking about why it might have all happened here, as that's a lengthy discussion, with a lot of different stuff to add.
One thing that has happened is that some of our eps, as well as music by other artists on our label Broken Sound (Mariner's Children, Rachael Dadd) and on labels such as Domino, Rough Trade, Warp, Fat Cat, Rock Action, etc, were in a warehouse that was the centre of distribution for PIAS, which was burnt down on Tuesday:
Pretty dark, and a nasty blow for all the independent labels involved. .
At least no-one was hurt, which is the main thing. Hope everyone's good, see you at the Roofpark in Dalston on the 25th August.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
. . But my computer died on me, and I took a long while to get another one. Lots of things have happened and lots more are going to happen. Since we played Glastonbury, we played a festival called Watts Fest in Devon, with Rozi Plain and Rachael Dadd, both of whom are ace.
The weekend after we played the launch for Rachael's new album, 'Bite the Mountain', which is great. Our good friend Chris Lucraft, together with Rachael and her partner Ichi (who is also musically great), made a stop-motion video to go with the single, 'Balloon':
Also, check out Rozi Plain's video for her song 'Humans':
Our next gig is on the 25th August, at Dalston Roof Park, as part of See/Hear Club, and afterwards we'll be showing 'Annie Hall' by Woody Allen, which is great. .
(I promise I'll sort out the video link thing soon. . .)