Bug Prentice


Big Cat + Bug Prentice at the Vortex

We will be playing at London’s Vortex jazz club on Saturday 18th August. Steve has a prior commitment, so we will be joined by James Maddren on drums.

Headlining is Big Cat, a group lead by our very own Ruth Goller:

Big Cat coalesce heavy riffs with melodic soundscapes – with anything being possible from members Ruth Goller (bass), Chris Montague (guitar), James Allsopp (saxophone) and Tim Giles (drums).

Bizarre blues run into dripping laments, the composed runs into the improvised. With influences ranging from Captain Beefheart to Bill Frisell to William Parker, Big Cat are constantly surprising and entertaining.

Venue: The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ London
Time: door at 8pm, music starts at 8:30
Price: £8 (concessions £6)
See more: Vortex site | book tickets with WeGotTickets | facebook event

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Days and Nights at the Takeaway

Sebastian Rochford’s latest Takeaway collaboration includes a brilliant remix by our very own Ruth Goller:

Sebastian Rochford has joined forces with British Bengali sarod player Soumik Datta for June’s edition of his singles club Days And Nights At The Takeaway. This epic, slowly unravelling piece, entitled ‘In Slow City‘, is partnered with a rework by fellow Acoustic Ladyland member, bassist Ruth Goller.

Ruth Goller’s rework has transformed the original into a charmingly peculiar Syd Barrett-like song.

A stream of the tracks was premiered on Songlines’ blog last week. All of the tracks from this series are available to stream and buy on the project’s Bandcamp.

via Leaf

In other Bug Prentice news, yesterday we finished the early stages of recording our album. The basic takes are done for all the songs, now it’s just a case of adding vocals and mixing the thing. Won’t be long, kids…



I’m So Tired

We recorded this Beatles cover as a birthday gift for Ally’s best friend Rachel, who has kindly consented to let the rest of you lot hear it too. It was recorded and mixed by Jon Clayton at One Cat Studio during our ongoing album sessions. (Did we mention we’re recording an album? We’re recording an album.)



Big Cat
August 30, 2011, 1:05 pm
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Big Cat is a jazz improv group led by Bug Prentice bassist Ruth Goller, also featuring James Allsopp, Kit Downes and Tim Giles. Here’s a live recording to stick in your ears.



New track: Nicholas Ray

Bug Prentice are proud to present a brand new demo. It sounds like this:

You can download Nicholas Ray for free, in a variety of formats, on our bandcamp page.



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.



Announcement: New Single on the Way

I am currently going through the arduous process of personally hand-etching two songs into 500 pieces of shiny black vinyl. These pieces of vinyl are flat, round and about seven inches in diameter. The songs will be Angular Spirals and Get What You Pays For. The former can already be heard on MySpace and other such online networking resources, while the latter is a brand new version completely different to the acoustic demo doing the rounds. I am unable to decide on the relative importance of these two songs, so the single is by virtue a double A-side. Get What You Pays For features glorious saxophone insanity by Pete Wareham of Acoustic Ladyland fame, and both tracks feature Stephen Gilchrist on drums and Ruth Goller on bass. I will set up a pre-order system soon.