September 11th, 2014
so was quite an amazing day yesterday as we were nominated for the mercury prize for the second time!
for me this album felt quite a risk and took me courage to be honest about what i really felt to make with our band so it means even more to have this support
with our music we try to express as directly as we can and hope that other people feel it too
i believe music is for sharing with other people so if people do feel it, really is a gift i am always grateful for
so thank you!
anyway….we have a new video made by jacek zmarz of one of the tunes from our launch at xoyo if youd like to see it on youtube or vimeo
the tune is called chotpot which is a bengali word for when your mind feels a bit scatty
hope you enjoy it
oh! forgot that i wasnt there for the announcement of the mercury prize
this is because ive come back to the mojave desert to mix our new album which comes out april next year
im also mixing it with a musician and producer i really love from out here called ken barrientos
i feel something very special in what he does and hes already in the first day surprised me a lot in what hes brought to our music, like he understands completely where i wanted to go but is driving down a road i never expected or even knew was there
hes also got a very gently bouncing and cute dog called bodhi who likes the activity of licking very much
i took a picture and of kens feet
also, if you havent heard our album and would like to you can from here
wish you all peaceful energetic and inspiring days
May 15th, 2014
view on vimeo
WE HAVE A NEW VIDEO!
is for the song ‘life and life’ from our album In Each And Every One which you can get here if you want.
was my idea and story but made real by many many hours of digital creating by roland lindner and very happy with what he made
really happy to say that we are doing a FREE gig to open the meltdown festival on 13th june. is not often you get the chance to play for free and really looking forward. we might play a tune of our new album too that comes out next year. was recorded two weeks ago and now just creating new invisible sound worlds inspired by the desert to lay inside it
here are our other gigs and festival dates if you would like to come
13th june – meltdown festival, queen elizabeth hall foyer, london
5th july – third rail festival, reading
6th july – love supreme festival, east sussex
9th august – woodbridge arts & music event, suffolk
10th august – brecon jazz festival, powys
17th august – canary wharf jazz festival, london
26th october – calstock jazz and blues festival, cornwall
13th november – millennium hall, sheffield
14th november – alternativa festival, malostranska beseda, prague, czech republic
April 14th, 2014
hello,thank you lots and lots if you came to see us play on our first dates,was so amazing to play for you and met so many nice people
really looking forward to playing again
am happy to say we’re going to be on the radio twice this week!
playing our album live
the first is tonight on jazz on 3 and is a recording of our london show at xoyo. it will be available to listen here for a week.
the second is tomorrow on jamie cullums show and are three album tracks we recorded live at maida vale studios with mark,tom,john and me(seb). available here once it has aired.
tonight: jazz on 3, bbc radio 3 from 11pm
tomorrow: jamie cullum, bbc radio 2 from 7pm
hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to listen
a few weeks ago we lost our youtube channel but…we have a new one now if youd like to see it,you can also subscribe if you feel to
we’ll be putting a new video up there in the next months for life and life which im really looking forward to sharing
April 1st, 2014
March 20th, 2014
hi, our album is streaming today on the guardian if you would like to hear it.
really hope you like it and to see you when we’re out playing over the next few weeks.
tour starts today in Manchester. all dates are on our live page.
March 11th, 2014
Ive put together a mixtape of my favourite music at the moment
you can listen here
the artist listing is written on the piece of paper in the desert.
March 6th, 2014
Our tour begins in two weeks. We are very excited to be playing music from our new album In Each And Every One for you.
hope you can make one or some or even all
the dates and ticket links are below.
Thu 20 Mar 2014 Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK
Fri 21 Mar 2014 The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
Sat 22 Mar 2014 Thekla, Bristol, UK
Wed 26 Mar 2014 Komedia, Brighton, UK
Thu 27 Mar 2014 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Fri 28 Mar 2014 The Space, Nottingham, UK
Sat 29 Mar 2014 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
Wed 2 Apr 2014 XOYO, London, UK
Thu 3 Apr 2014 SJE Arts, Oxford, UK
Sun 6 Apr 2014 Gateshead Jazz Festival, Sage, Gateshead, UK
Here are some positive words on our new record so far:
“It not only brims with startling invention, but is likely to put them on the map as go-to soundtrackers of urban-life melancholy, alongside the likes of not-so anonymous beat trafficker Burial and Brian Eno-collaborator Jon Hopkins”
“Back with a bang, really exciting new album”
Jez Nelson, BBC R3’s Jazz On 3
Pre-order In Each And Every One here, and get an immediate download of the first single ‘Be Free’.
February 25th, 2014
View video on Vimeo.
We have new music out!
It is a track from our album called ‘Be Free’ and comes with an alternate take, a remix by Gerry Read and a video by Jacek Zmarz.
Am very happy too that we’re touring soon for our new album In Each And Every One. In addition to the tour we have just been announced for Love Supreme Festival. All live dates here.
In Each And Every One comes out in March but you can if you like, pre-order from our Bandcamp. Including t-shirt bundles.
Really hope to see you when we’re out and about and always wish that good people and experiences are coming to you in your days.
January 21st, 2014
Hello,we have a new album coming out march 24th called “in each and every one”
Is always an exciting and slightly nervous time for me when this happens but I hope you can listen and feel something from the music we have made
For the first time ever we have also made some tshirts designed by Craig keenan from our 10″ and album artwork,if you’d like to have a look at them you can find here
PRE-ORDER the album (digital/CD/double vinyl with CD) with exclusive t-shirt bundles
November 13th, 2013
for our new album that comes out spring 2014 we’ll playing some shows that i hope you can share with us
here are the dates so far (tickets onsale from 9am this wednesday)
20th march – manchester band on the wall
21st march – leeds wardrobe
22nd march – bristol thekla
26th march – brighton komedia
27th march – birmingham hare & hounds
28th march – nottingham the space
29th march – norwich arts centre
2nd april – london xoyo
3rd april – oxford sje arts
6th april – gateshead jazz festival
we have a new ltd edition 10″ vinyl only hand printed by craig keenan hand numbered by me release if you would like to hear it
the music on this is separate from the album and is only available from our bandcamp, rough trade and at shows
it comes in either black or white vinyl and five different colours of cover
also on the bandcamp, you can find all the other polar bear releases