Sunday, 11 September 2011

TIME with Grumbling Fur, Christos Farranos and Raagnagrok

We're back in one of our favourite venues, St Mary's Church in Stoke Newington, on 23 September for a gig with Grumbling Fur, Christos Farranos and Raagnagrok. Facebook event here.

If you came here via the FB page, here are some of our tracks on Soundcloud.

TIME by noise immemorial

Sleeping dogs

As promised by Mark in the previous post, here are the dogs of Kadikoy.

This is kind of how we're feeling at the moment after a brilliant but tiring day in Wysing at the Past Present Future Space Time fest. I (Frances) also took part in a performance of Terry Riley's 'In C', which was pretty epic.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Turkey Report and other gig news...

So, we had a fantastic Time in Istanbul - the gig was good and noisy and we made friends with a street dog that lives on the road that the venue, Arkaoda, is on. He's called Pati which means 'paw' in Turkish, the reason being that his trick is to come up to you and lift his paw for you to shake it. The Istanbul folks have a interesting relationship with their street dogs, who are essentially hobos - the local council tags them, then the residents feed and shelter them and the dogs become the unofficial guardians of their chosen streets. They have been known to actively deter troublemakers from bothering local residents with quite explosive diplays of barking, hackles raised and teeth bared, yet are as warm and docile as any trained dog most of the time and seemed endowed with a very keen intuition with regards to who is a friend or foe, so to speak. We got some snaps of them which we'll upload soon hopefully.

On to other news, we've got two upcoming live events this September. This Saturday, we're playing at the Past Present Future: Space Time festival in Wysing, just outside Cambridge alongside choice acts such as Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club, Alexander Tucker, Devilman and many more. It's a very psychedelic affair.

Then on the 23rd September, we're playing once again in St Mary's Church on Stoke Newington Church St with Grumbling Fur (Alex Tucker and Dan O'Sullivan) headlining - I have a feeling this is going be a particularly smashing gig. We'll post a flyer when becomes available.

We'll be playing mostly new material with one or two old bangers chucked in for good measure - both sets will be bass/guitar/synth/vocals set-ups.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

TIME in Istanbul

Yes (evet!), we're playing in one of our favourite cities, Istanbul, on 1 May. The venue is Arkaoda, in Kadikoy, check it out here. More details to follow soon...

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Some live recordings...and gig news.

We had a bit of a root around in the old Time archives and unearthed a live recording from our first gig at Cafe Oto in Dalston. Upon listening back, a couple of tracks actually sound not too bad. Personally I loathe hearing live recordings of myself - I think I sound as flat as pancake and that I have sausages for fingers - but these two are relatively gaff free and come across pretty much as intended.

Time Oto (The Keep & Spirit of Sacrifice) by noise immemorial

There's a bit of background ambience - coughs, splutters, the tinkle of glass and the creaking of chairs, as well as the rather audible clicks of my guitar pedals being switched on and off (perhaps one of the few shortcomings in the otherwise brilliant EHX range) - but nothing too obtrusive. I'd like to add that I find Cafe Oto to be one of the most civilised venues in London town - great selection of drinks, plenty of seating, intelligent sound engineers and a generally very attentive and respectful clientele, not to mention being situated five minutes walk from a wealth of fantastic Turkish restaurants - the perfect place to play!

The two songs featured are 'The Keep' and 'Spirit of Sacrifice', neither of which have been recorded for a release yet although we hope to rectify that some point soon this year. HOPEFULLY WITH BETTER VOCALS.

Another thing - we have a gig on the 17th of March at the Miller in London Bridge with Closed Circuits and Imaginary Forces - our first of the new year. Come and get an earful!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

And in other news

While we were on our summer holidays from this blog, a giant, 200-year-old whale skeleton was found in Greenwich.

The biggest single object ever found in an archaeological dig in London! Bone slideshow here!

21 October: TIME at Cafe Oto, London, with Lichens

Thanks to Miles of Smiles for putting us on the bill with Robert Lowe, aka Lichens, not least because I'd really like to see him play and this is a good way of doing so! Lichens played the Transmediale festival in 2009, which Mark and I were both at, but we missed him. I don't have an excuse for why, except that there were a lot of bands on. I found some footage of the Lichens set at Maria am Ostbahnhof, which has a great unearthly, captivating quality.

That's on 21 October, Cafe Oto, Ashwin St, Dalsburg, London E8. Also want to mention that Miles of Smiles have a really special event coming up on 30 October, with Shirley Collins presenting her talk on English folk music (which is awesome and makes people cry) and Alisdair Roberts and Trembling Bells playing tough and lovely folk-rock songs. Looking forward to that.