RELEASES Accidental begins 2005 with two limited-edition 7 inch singles from Mugison’s awesome forthcoming album, ‘Mugimama, Is This Monkey Music?’ The first single, ‘Murr Murr/I’d Ask’, is released on March 7th and ‘Sad As A Truck/2 Birds’ is out on March 28th. The album follows on April 25th. Next comes the second single from Brooks’ ‘Red Tape’ album. ‘Enormous Members’ Club’ will be released on April 18th and includes remixes by Hot Chip and Akufen plus an all-new Brooks track. Following the release of her debut album and UK tours in support of Bebel Gilberto and Willy Mason, Mara Carlyle’s ‘I Blame Dido’ EP will be released on May 16th as a limited edition 7 inch and enhanced CD single. The CD includes the video for ‘I Blame You Not’ and Mara’s cover version of Dani Siciliano’s ‘Walk The Line’. Meanwhile, Matthew Herbert prepares to serve up the first course of his ‘Plat Du Jour’ project. June 6th sees the release of a vinyl-only EP of music taken from the forthcoming (cd only). For more info on ‘Plat Du Jour’, go to www.platdujour.co.uk. The album should be out before the end of June. The video for Mara Carlyle’s ‘I Blame You Not’ will shortly be up in the ‘Audio/Visual’ section of this site alongside exclusive previews of forthcoming music by Matthew Herbert, Brooks, The Soft Pink Truth, Mara Carlyle and Max de Wardener. We’ll regularly be alternating these previews with mixes from artists and friends.
EVENTS/GIGS For a full list of everyone’s activities, please go to the ‘gigography’ section of this site. Having played in Australia, Japan and America already this year, Matthew Herbert is currently busy DJing and will be performing ‘Plat Du Jour’ live at the Mutek Festival in Montreal. Brooks plays live at ‘Fear Of Music’, London on Friday 25th March while the same night Mara Carlyle plays in support of the excellent Willy Mason at The Borderline, London. Following an excellent party in December with the nice people at Werkdiscs, we have decided to embark on another night of evil ravery in our secret, south London techno bunker. ‘Soundslike Werk 2’ will take place on March 5th. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to do 4 of these parties in 2005 so look out for future ones. We’re promoting a special solo show in London for Accidental’s friend and collaborator, Arto Lindsay. This will take place at The Spitz in London on March 14th with Mara Carlyle also performing. Tickets are £8 and can be reserved from The Spitz box office on 020 7392 9032 or from www.wegottickets.com. Mugison will be confirming a European tour shortly. We can, however, already confirm live shows in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh (the latter two as part of the Triptych Festival). On 27th April he will play at Parker Place in Holborn, London and on 28th April he will perform at The Windmill in Brixton.
OTHER BITS AND PIECES Max de Wardener’s session for Radio 3’s ace ‘Mixing It’ show is being aired this week. You can hear it again here www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/listen/index.shtml. Go to the ‘Mixing It’ button in the ‘New Music’ section and enjoy. Accidental are delighted to be releasing Roisin Murphy’s debut album in Japan. Produced by Matthew Herbert, we’ll hopefully have a preview online soon. A 12” has already been released by Roisin’s label, Echo, for the rest of the world. For more info on Roisin, please visit www.roisinmurphy.com but for those of you who don’t know, Roisin was the voice behind Moloko. That’s all for now but we’ll be updating this news section much more regularly from now on. There will also be a new forum on the site for us to use and abuse and the shop is imminent.