Bug Prentice

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:


Reheated @ Cafe Tarifa, Oxford
March 9, 2011, 6:41 pm
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I will be playing a solo set for Gappy Tooth and Swiss Concrete’s Reheated at Cafe Tarifa (Cowley Road, Oxford) on Saturday. It was originally planned as a Winter Warmer in December, but was cancelled due to snow. Admission is free, and other acts include Samuel Zasada, Huffenpuff and Anton Barbeau. For more info and full lineup, visit the Gappy Tooth site.

Backwards on the Radio
January 24, 2011, 10:27 am
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Recently we have received some strange comments about our music. While we do have a soft spot for unusual time signatures and dissonant chords, I don’t consider Bug Prentice especially “difficult.” So I was surprised when Stephen McCleod wrote that we “walk the line between genius and disaster” in his recent ArtRocker review of Nicholas Ray.

On Saturday evening, that very track was featured on BBC Oxford Introducing, as one of their Highlights of the Uploader. Once again we were accused of rampant experimentalism, with Sam King suggesting, “with a bit more structure and perhaps a little less experimentation, it could be a bit more easy to listen to.”

And then I heard the music they were discussing.

It was backwards.

Yes, I had accidentally uploaded a reversed version of the song, having made one in a moment of idle curiosity. After tweeting of my embarrassment, BBC Oxford Introducing presenter Dave Gilyeat was kind enough to reassure me that “a Bug Prentice track played backwards is better than over half the stuff we get sent.” He also agreed to play Nicholas Ray forwards on next week’s show.

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Not Yet:
A new rough demo, which will eventually become a Bug Prentice track.

The MusicInOxford Sessions
October 31, 2010, 4:58 pm
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My session for MusicInOxford is online now. I played four songs all on my lonesome, including a cover of Squeeze Bees by Ivor Cutler. It’s free to download, so stick it in your ears.

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.

A Christmas Carol

For those at the Bully gig last night, I’m dreadfully sorry about my severe attack of lyrical amnesia. By way of an apology, here is a shitty webcam version of the song I was trying in vain to play.

Angular Spirals / Get What You Pays For

Angular Spirals / Get What You Pays For is my new double A-side single. It’s a 7″ black vinyl record, limited to 500 copies. It is available at Videosyncratic on Cowley Road. A bonus CD-R is also available for online orders.