Thursday, 21 May 2015


After the St Etienne show I traveled south with Laetitia to the small city of Aubenas, situated on the famous l'Ardeche river in the Rhone-Alps region. The gig was organised by a local arts collective who had been active near Lyon until fairly recently, before a move to more mountainous climes. 

The venue for the evening was an old beer shop, its curved stone roof and cool interior proffered an interesting setting for the show. Laetitia plumped to play first and after some excellent home-made pizza, she and her violinist played an excellent set which went down very well with the mixed age-group, local crowd. 

Raymonde Howard unleashed.

Crooning Lost Harbours

Afterwards, there was much disco.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Live at Madame Claude's - Berlin

Tomorrow evening (the 30th April) at Madame Claude's (Lübbener Straße 19, 10997 Berlin, Germany) in Kreuzberg, Berlin, I'll be playing this show:

Donation | Doors 19.00 | Start 21.30

Lost Harbours (Psych, Acid, Experimental Folk/UK)
Hailing from Southend-on-Sea (UK) Lost Harbours was created with the intention of marrying folk themes and song craft with the abstract possibilities of noise whilst drawing on a wide palette of influences such as 70’s Acid folk, it’s contemporary followers and literary touchstones such as William Blake.

Manu Louis(One Man Electro Cabaret/BEL)
An electro skinny version of his new songs that starts like cabaret pop and finishes with some Electroclash flavour.

CELESTIAL HERRING (DJ-Set/Post Punk, No&New Wave, Psych, Garage/GRE)

Monday, 20 April 2015

St Etienne

First stop on the short European tour I've embarked on was St Etienne. After a few lovely days in Paris sight seeing and hanging out with friends from Riga I took the train south, changing in Lyon for a short ride through the heavily industrialised area that seperates Lyon and St Etienne. 

Nestled in a valley surrounded by seven hills, St Etienne's red tiled roof tops beckoned shone wetly after one of the frequent rain storms that day. I was met by my friend Laetitia aka Raymonde Howard, who had organised the French leg of the tour for me, we were playing that evening at a small bar for the Barre Magazine opening show. But first we popped into a local record store called Meli Melodie, I was able to resist the temptation of all the gorgeous vinyl contained therein.

Barre Magazine had decorated the venue (Ramina Grobis) with art that was featured in the magazine, plus a few other bits and pieces. Quite a large crowd gathered in anticipation for the event whilst the musicians ate chips and salad at Laetitia Sadier's mothers restaurant nearby.

The first act on was a guy called Christian, who had a theramin synced up to an impressive bank of electronics. He blasted his way through a short and noisy set before Raymonde Howard played a series of incredibly catchy Indie Pop tunes.

Inside Ramina Grobis, the  venue for the evening.

                                                                  Outside Ramina Grobis.

Christian making some beautiful noise via the medium of a theremin. 

Raymonde Howard in action.

The next stop on the tour was Aubenas, but more of that later. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

In the direction of the Sun - cassette release

We have a new release out on Cruel Nature Recordings, it has sold so well that there are only four copies left, plus the few we have for tour merch.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

Engure Ezers - Jozik

There is a new release blossoming from the fields of Jozik, a label based in Helsinki. It will be a split cassette with Waterflower, a young Latvian mixed-media artist who I have played with under the guise of Wildersea in the past (and future). This is her first physical release and definitely not her last. Keep your eyes peeled for a release date, it will be around March time.

The Lost Harbours side of the cassette was inspired by a short hike in the wilds of Latvia along the banks of Engure Ezers, a lagoon close to the Gulf of Riga coastline. This movement through natures fed a plethora of new material which was built from processed field recordings and found sounds, acoustic drones, vocalisations and sparse guitar. Here is an excerpt: