WFLS, NEW MUSIC FROM ZACH WEBBER (PAPERGHOST) & A DEAD FOREST INDEX ALBUM/TOUR

May 3rd, 2016

WORKS FOR LOUDSPEAKERS

WFLS is an ongoing series of listening parties put on in Newtown by the curator, Emi Pogoni. The event provides a friendly and focused listening environment - and a great excuse to make adventurous music for such!

Below is the beautiful contribution to the Autumn 2016 event by SC artist Zach Webber (aka Paperghost) (all works available online >here<).

ZACH WEBBER - THE PSALMS ONLY FEED AT NIGHT



A DEAD FOREST INDEX - IN ALL THAT DRIFTS FROM SUMMIT DOWN


In exciting news, our pals Adam and Sam of A Dead Forest Index have just released a great new album with Sargent House records! (Joining the likes of Boris, Earth, Chelsea Wolfe & Russian Circles!!).

Listen here for your dose of evocative gloom ((++ present & future Savages fans, note the tracks “Myth Retraced” and “Sand Verse” featuring guitarist, Gemma Thompson)) So good:

ADFI TOUR:

A Dead Forest Index are currently on an extensive North American tour with Chelsea Wolfe:

Stay tuned! A new SC release is coming this month : )

I.E.CRAZY & SETH FRIGHTENING AUSSIE CRAWL

April 16th, 2016

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A LAST-MINUTE PLEA TO APATHETIC VOTERS…

March 18th, 2016

WHY WE SHOULD KEEP OUR SHITTY FLAG FOR NOW


by Patchy Drizzle

Basically the choice we have been left with is whether or not to remove a symbol of our colonial ties and replace it with the logo of a sports team. It’s a decision that inspires in me nothing but indifference and boredom. But that’s no reason not to vote in the referendum!


The pro-change campaign ad raises some valid points, such as “the flag should reflect the vibrancy and interesting nature of the people that we are” (Gary McCormick) and “I don’t want my three grandchildren to grow up under a colonial symbol” (Dame Jenny Shipley). I agree we should change it, but not yet, not like this.

…more »

SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO & RETURN TO AUS

March 8th, 2016

Seth Frightening has released a pained & blood-stained new video/ live rendition of his song, Shoulder Blade, from his latest album, BWLOBAS.

The clip was filmed by Claire Duncan who also joins Sean for live performances - as pictured here playing the Newtown Festival on Sunday:


The duo also joined Lyttelton’s rising folkstar, Aldous Harding, on Saturday night and Sean will continue on with her tour to play in Sydney and Melbourne this week!

+++ SYDNEY & MELBOURNE can check out Seth Frightening & I.E.Crazy at SAD BY SADWEST FESTIVAL in April!!! +++

WOMB VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE WIRELESS

February 12th, 2016

Neo-folk artist Womb today brings to life a compelling new video for gently anthemic second single ‘Teresa’.

The video transports the song into a world of limitlessly reeling digital landscapes. The director, Tristan Joseph Brooks, calls on the sublime element of digital realms, exploring the never-ending wormholes of unused and decaying digital spaces:

“I spent weeks ‘location scouting’ in Second Life”, he explains. “Exploring these vast empty worlds, my avatar became non-existent… I tried to touch abstractly on ideas of loneliness and the idea of being somewhere but not really belonging. Growing out of one world and into another.”

The beauty and futility in fathoming this territory ties perfectly with the sense of loneliness and abstract longing conveyed in the song itself. Brooks’ vast infinitudes of digital landscapes are punctuated by comparatively ‘real’ visual renderings of Womb (aka Charlotte Forrester). She stands spectral-like, as though transmitting a message from an unknown palace lost in the ruins of the internet.

Check out the premiere feature & interview with Charlotte & Tristan at The Wireless!

FAMILY TIME! WOMB & A HUM OF VOICES

January 31st, 2016

VIDEO: WOMB LIVE

Charlotte Forrester, aka Womb, has united her mother’s progeny to form a live band! Here is a video from their second ever show late last year featuring Georgette Brown on drums and Haz Forrester on guitar, both of whom also created the stage setting, with projections by Erica Sklenars/Lady Lazer Light:


Womb font by Georgette Brown

TWIN TALK

The Forrester twins (ex-Athuzela Brown) were recently featured in a radio series on Musical Siblings. Listen here to their interview with RNZ’s Shaun D Wilson in which they discuss “growing and making music, together and apart”:

A HUM OF VOICES

Haz makes ethereal folk & electronic music under the name A Hum of Voices. You can listen to and freely download his beautiful debut EP here:

SETH/CRAZY

January 4th, 2016

I don’t know what the lambs get up to but this lovely pair of humans had a productive 2015!


Sean Kelly (Seth Frightening) and Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy) with Midnight and Lamb #2.
Thanks Veronica CP and Joseph Griffen for the photo!

It began with Seth Frightening’s release of But We Love Our Brothers And Sisters - his sixth in as many years & the latest in a back catalogue of unrelenting brilliance. Direct and personal while still poetic, haunting, beautiful and always in that unmistakeable Seth Frightening style.

BWLOBAS FEATURE/ REVIEW

‘…his music is full of ugly emotions. Themes include, but are not limited to; death, sex, abortion, loneliness and existential frustration, told through layers of self-deprecation and home recorded charm. It’s heavy stuff, but far from being intimidated by such subject matters, Kelly finds writing about them therapeutic’.

“I write sad songs, but I don’t write them for you to feel sorry for me. I write them because it empowers me.” - Sean Kelly

Delve into this insightful review/interview by Sam Carswell for NZ Musician > Ugly Sounds Of Undeniable Beauty

BWLOBAS VINYL!

In November, Sean and his equally talented and radical accomplice Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy / Dear Time’s Waste) toured the country to empathise with folks and promote his vinyl that had not yet arrived. Alas, it soon after came - fashionably late in beautiful bone tone - and has since been dispatched via a network of couriers. Email sethfrightening@gmail.com if you want one!

Seth Vinyl

I.E CRAZY EMERGES FROM SHELL WITH #1 HIT

“To celebrate having lapped the sun 28 times without yet flying directly into it, I’m loosing this limping beast of a song into the world.” So wrote Claire on her birthday as she released her first track under the name I.E.Crazy:

The project is a distinct departure from previous work as Dear Time’s Waste, now expressing a harder-edged character. ‘A jilted lover’, ‘a “psycho ex”, a “crazy bitch”‘, she explains of the lyrics to You’re A Stranger To Me Now (#1 on the ODT’s 2015 NZ Singles of the Year list : D)

I.E.CRAZY SPEAKS!

Be delighted and/or disturbed by Claire’s “water-related analogies” and more in this up front interview with Emma Smith on RNZ’s Music 101:

WHEN THEIR POWERS COMBINE (w/ SHOCKING PINKS)

Lastly (but not leastly) check out this incredible Seth & I.E cover of the Shocking Pinks song, Nostalgia, released as part of a collection by A Low Hum in November:

What will 2016 bring from these talented two? Keep your ears & eyes pinned & pealed!

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO + VINYL RELEASE + TOUR!!!

October 22nd, 2015

It’s video, vinyl and tour time in Seth Frightening town!


Video created by the marvelous Claire Duncan/ I.E.Crazy


NEW ZEALAND TOUR:

Seth Frightening 2015 Tour
Poster by Sean Kelly

21 November - Secret Location*, Wellington $15
25 November - The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru $5
26 November - The Auricle, Christchurch $10 / $5 unwaged
27 November - Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers $5
28 November - The Sherwood, Queenstown $10
5 December - Audio Foundation, Auckland $10 waged / $5 unwaged

*RSVP to sethfrightening@gmail.com for Wellington location details


For VINYL PRE-ORDERS of But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters go to Seth Frightening’s Bandcamp

VIDEO: WOMB - LIONESS

October 21st, 2015

Check out the sensual and sisterly new video for Womb’s track Lioness - co-created by Georgette Brown and Dan Harris (aka Illojgali)!


“A lot of symbols come up again and again for us: like bleeding shells, insects and other flora and fauna, fire, and sisterhood. We didn’t exactly know where it was going, but we knew it would start with a bloody womb and end in flames and we just let it unfold organically from there, like sowing a dream seed. Kind of inspired too by David Lynch once saying how he’ll just see a random image in his mind and then follow that without questioning it.” - Charlotte Forrester/ Womb

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w–o–m–b.bandcamp.com
georgettebrown.tumblr.com
vimeo.com/illojgali

FUN TIMES AHEAD!

September 21st, 2015

I.RYOKO, S.FRIGHTENING & HUF AT AF IN AK!

Art by Georgette Brown
Poster art by Georgette Brown

iryoko.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com
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georgettebrown.tumblr.com
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