10 years ago to the day

Slightly embarrassing but what the heck….We were actually ejected from the building for having an altercation with Atomic Kitten’s entourage. It made it in to the NME and everything.

Red Bull for the BBC

I did a radio session recently at the Red Bull Music Academy for the BBC’s show ‘The Selector’. In conjunction with the Arts Council they do some really great work. www.redbullmusicacademy.com is worth checking out as they have some really interesting lectures with everyone from Erykah Badu to Trevor Horn to Steve Reich. Here’s some pics:

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I brought my main kit which is a 1960’s Gretch Round Badge, but the studio had a cool old Premier kit so i used that instead. Sounded pretty good!

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A week with Steve Albini

I thought I’d post some photo’s of recording with Steve Albini. Basically, if you took a bunch of my favourite records, they’ve all been done by Steve. Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’, PJ Harvey ‘Rid Of Me’, the Pixies, the Jesus Lizard, Neurosis, Fugazi. The list is endless.

We spent just over a week at a studio called Black Box near Angers in France. He’ll only use one other studio in Europe, and that’s Abbey Road which is like, £1500 a day. He records straight to tape and get’s the best drum sound I’ve ever heard in about an hour. Steve Albini, we salute you.

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Big Love!

Record Of The Week on 6 Music’s breakfast show with Shaun Keaveney. Big Love indeed…