Bug Prentice

‘EP’ out now

Our new EP is out now. You can listen for free on bandcamp, or pay for a download if you’re feeling fancy. All money goes towards future Bug Prentice / Ally Craig recordings.

The songs are as follows:

  1. Couldn’t Tell You
    Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
  2. Lee Miller
    Inspired by model-turned-artist Lee Miller*, her turbulent relationship with Man Ray, her traumatic career as a war photographer, and her subsequent retirement in the English countryside.
    (*not to be confused with Trainspotter-turned-Sherlock, Jonny Lee Miller.)
  3. Naamloos
    Instrumental. Naamloos is Dutch for “nameless”, i.e. untitled. I know this despite not speaking Dutch.
  4. Don’t Be That Dude
    A message to dudes everywhere: If you are a dude, please don’t be THAT dude.
  5. Sally Six
    Instrumental. A tribute to “The Sixth Sally, or How Trurl and Klapaucius Created a Demon of the Second Kind to Defeat the Pirate Pugg” – a short story from The Cyberiad, by the Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem.

The EP features the usual Bug Prentice suspects (Ally Craig, Ruth Goller, Stephen Gilchrist), plus guest cello from Jon Clayton on Naamloos. It was recorded by the aforementioned Jon Clayton at One Cat Studio in Brixton, and was mastered by Mark Cawthra. All songs written by Ally Craig.

New EP – Pre-order now
August 16, 2016, 4:57 pm
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Our new EP is set for release on 16th September 2016. It features five songs, three of which have words and everything!

Bandcamp pre-orders come with an instant download of the anti-harassment anthem “Don’t Be That Dude”, which you can hear in the player above. Right up there. See it? There.

Interviews with Ally
May 9, 2016, 9:17 pm
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Ally has been interviewed about Bug Prentice twice recently.

Firstly, he did an audio interview for The Mu Mu Who’s Who, a podcast about musician’s musicians. It can be heard on soundcloud here.

Secondly, a written interview for Disability Horizons, covering how disability affects and informs his music-making. It can be read on the Disability Horizons website here.

More Bug Prentice news is coming soon.

The Way It Crumbles – new album out now

Our debut album, The Way It Crumbles, is out now! Stream and download on bandcamp. If you like it, tell your friends. If you hate it, tell your enemies. If you’re indifferent about it, tell the nearest inanimate object.

And if that’s not enough Bug Prentice for you, you can also listen to Ally’s appearance on Oxide Radio’s Beautiful Freaks show, where he shared some of his favourite music and played a song live in the studio.

The Way It Crumbles – out November 23
October 3, 2015, 9:42 pm
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As Ally announced on tonight’s BBC Introducing in Oxford, our debut album The Way It Crumbles is due out on November 23. You can pre-order it on bandcamp right now and get an instant download of the song ‘Nebraska Admiral’. Listen again to BBC Intro to hear another track from the album too.

BBC Introducing in Oxford
October 2, 2015, 6:52 pm
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p033ytxvAlly wll be interviewed by Dave Gilyeat on Saturday’s edition of BBC Introducing in Oxford. Tune into BBC Oxford from 8pm or listen online. More news coming soon.

Nicholas Ray / Spoons – OUT NOW
March 16, 2015, 8:02 am
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Our new single, Nicholas Ray / Spoons, is now available to download on bandcamp. Stick it on your computer, then in your ears. Then tell your friends to stick it on their computers and in their ears too. Or if you hate it, tell your enemies. It all helps.

Also, Tom Robinson very kindly played Nicholas Ray on his BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6Music. That’s twice we’ve been on BBC 6Music now, both times thanks to DJs called Tom. It’s fast becoming our favourite name. Tom.