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.

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Interviews with Ally
May 9, 2016, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Internet

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.



Nicholas Ray music video

Ahead of next month’s download single release, here’s the new music video for Nicholas Ray. It was directed in suitably noir-ish fashion by Liam Martin, starring Shan Sriharan and a cast of Awkward Actors.

We are also reviewed and ‘introduced’ in the March 2015 edition of Oxford’s music paper, Nightshift.



Helen & Douglas House
February 7, 2013, 2:13 pm
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Did you miss the Childish Things concerts in Oxford this Tuesday and Wednesday? Do you want to contribute to Helen & Douglas House? Watch the video below to find out about the great work done by H&DH, then you can make a donation via text message.

Text message donations only work for phones on UK networks, but there are other ways to donate.



Vortex videos

Many thanks to everyone who came to the Vortex to see us and Big Cat on Saturday. We had a great time, and the audience was lovely and fluffy and wonderful.

I was able to capture some video footage of the set. Here it is, you lucky people.

Not Yet:

A Train then a Train then a Train:



MusicInOxford Podcast
October 26, 2010, 12:20 pm
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The latest podcast from the MusicInOxford team features “Ceilidh Dancer,” one of the new demos we’ve been working on. The podcast is available on MusicInOxford.co.uk and iTunes.

My solo session for MusicInOxford will also be uploaded soon.



Interviews: Disability Now & BBC Ouch!

That Glastonbury Attitude
Ally Craig interviewed in Disability Now

Last week I spoke to Cathy Raey about Bug Prentice, my links with Attitude Is Everything and the run-up to playing Glastonbury. You can now read the interview in Disability Now. Perhaps the excessive exclamation marks undermine my deadpan nature, but at least my nervous laughs and awkward silences are also omitted.

BBC Ouch! podcast
Disability talk show, includes phone interview with Ally Craig and music by Bug Prentice

I also spoke to Liz Carr and Simon Minty for the BBC Ouch! podcast. The interview begins around the 50 minute mark, if you’re the impatient type. The quickfire questions were a little awkward, but at least the show has a rousing musical finale.