Something to look forward to…

Posted in Gigs on 12/06/2020 by chrish

Thanks

Posted in General on 05/05/2020 by chrish

A big thank-you to everyone who’s bought stuff from our Bandcamp, especially on #BandcampFriday. We’ve raised another £450 for the Trussell Trust from download sales. The next one is Friday 5th of June so hopefully we’ll see you then.

Lunar Mansions / Bandcamp fee-free TODAY!!

Posted in Merch, On The Web, Recording on 01/05/2020 by chrish

Greetings, pop pickers.

Bandcamp are having another fee-free* day, from 8am today (UK time) – the idea being to help musicians make more from selling music online as they are unable to gig under lockdown.

We are currently donating all proceeds from our downloads (which are all name-your-price) to the Trussell Trust food bank network and have raised around £500 so far. So if there are any gaps in your collection, please give generously.

We also have physical merchandise for sale in the form of LPs, CDs, cassettes and T-shirts, and all audio items include a download available immediately after purchase.

And to celebrate we are releasing a 20 minute long new track – Lunar Mansions – originally broadcast on The Dark Outside internet radio special on 4th of April.

Once you’ve checked out our stuff, be sure to have a browse and find some other great music and (if you can) help support artists and musicians at this difficult time.  Some of our past purchases are here if you’d like to have a peek at what we’re into!

*Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share (normally 10% of the sale price) during this 24 hour period. PayPal fees still apply, so please use the Cart if buying more than one item, otherwise they are processed as separate transactions.

 

Food banks: update

Posted in General on 22/04/2020 by chrish

Thanks to those of you who snapped up the For Nepal LPs which we sold in aid of the Trussell Trust. We have decided to also donate the proceeds from our download sales since making all our downloads Pay What You Want / Name Your Price on Bandcamp, and the total raised so far is almost £500. So if you’re looking to fill the gap in your Dead Sea Apes collection, please give generously. If you really want to maximise your donation, Bandcamp have another fee-free day coming up so stay tuned for news on that; and in general if you are buying several releases please use the shopping cart to collect them into one purchase, since PayPal’s fee has a fixed amount per transaction as well as a percentage. Thank you!

21st Century Nausea

Posted in On The Web, Recording on 17/04/2020 by chrish

As the lockdown continues, here are a couple more startlingly prescient diatribes from Adam Stone, disguised as 3-minute pop songs.  These were recorded in 2018 and originally intended for a 7″ single and/or the starting point for another Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes album: plans being what they are it hasn’t worked out that way but we are pleased to share them with you now.

Embrace the new dystopia!

For Food banks

Posted in Merch on 13/04/2020 by chrish

Since we have no gigs to sell merch at for the foreseeable future, we are pleased to offer online the last few copies of FOR NEPAL, a double LP compilation put together by Thom at Evil Hoodoo Records in aid of a charity he was involved with following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This appeal has now closed so we’re donating the proceeds of these sales to the Trussell Trust food bank network.  Food banks are under particular strain at the moment, with increased demand due to people being unable to earn and having additional expenses during lockdown; and increased difficulty in operating and obtaining supplies.

Lots of great bands featured, from these shores and further afield – if you like the kind of music we make you’re bound to find some gems on here.  Double LP on black & white splatter vinyl, with insert and download code.

UPDATE: These have sold out. Thank you!

It’s a lockdown

Posted in Recording on 07/04/2020 by chrish

RETREAT TO YOUR BUNKER, a track from our album with Adam Stone WARHEADS has struck a chord recently, what with being told by the government to stay indoors whenever possible.  So here for a limited time only is a special Lockdown 2020 mix, Adam’s original vocals supplemented with some of the instruction and advice we’ve been subject to in the last couple of weeks.

More exciting Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes goodies coming this Friday!

 

Oh, Bugger.

Posted in Gigs, Recording on 16/03/2020 by chrish

Well we were looking forward to announcing a load of gigs in the coming months but as you’re no doubt aware the whole live entertainment situation is being rapidly shut down in the face of COVID-19. We’ll keep the gigs page updated with what’s scheduled and what’s cancelled but things are changing by the day so please bear with us.

In the meantime we’ve made all our releases free (or Name Your Price) to download on Bandcamp

Good luck and stay safe!

Februpdate

Posted in Gigs, Merch, On The Web, Radio & Podcasts, Recording on 19/02/2020 by chrish

First of all, we’re overwhelmed with the great response to Night Lands – thanks to all the blogs, podcasts etc. that have featured it (list below) and everyone who’s bought it of course.  The album is already sold out in physical formats (possibly a few left in the US at Feeding Tube) but we are planning a small re-press later in the year.  Meanwhile it is still available to stream and download on Bandcamp along with our entire back catalogue.  In particular if you enjoyed the free-flowing, spontaneous music of Night Lands you might like our earlier collections of practice room jams, Thermionic Emissions vol. 1 & 2 which are pay-what-you-like downloads.  On the other hand if you prefer something more definite, we offer the last remaining vinyl copies of Adam Stone & DSA Live In Belper: “40-plus minutes of electric satire and caustic future-punk aimed straight at the throbbing heads of an appreciative crowd of misfits.”

We have provided a new recording – a 16 minute piece entitled Lunar Mansions – to the forthcoming Dark, Outside broadcast The da-daRK OUTSIDE, which will transmit from Dada artist Kurt Schwitters‘s Merz Barn in Cumbria as part of the Aerial Festival on 28th-29th of March.

On the live front we are lining up two batches of gigs – some in May & June and then some in October / November – more details as they are announced (and we are open to offers) but suffice to say that we are finally going international!

Those Night Lands reviews: Fragmented Flâneur  |  [sic] Magazine  |  Fighting Boredom  |  Reverb Is For Lovers  |  Terrascope  |  The Sleeping Shaman  |  Echoes and Dust  |  New Music Social  |  Fuzzy Sun

Podcasts & Internet Radio: Nightfolk In The Afternoon  |  Unending Subtleties  |  Bob Osborne  |  Dandelion Radio  |  Turn Me On, Dead Man

Let us know if we’ve missed any!

Thanks for listening.

New Year, New Albums

Posted in Merch, Recording on 10/01/2020 by chrish

Yes, it’s the year 2020. Welcome to the future.

We have TWO new albums for you – officially released next month but now available to stream and pre-order.

Live In Belper is another collaboration with Adam Stone, recorded in Stone’s home town of Belper, Derbyshire close to the scene of our first encounter which resulted in In The Year 2039.  Adam explains more and you can preview a couple of tracks exclusively at The Fragmented Flâneur.

Night Lands is the extraordinary result of an afternoon jamming with then brand new bassist Jack and a visiting Nik Rayne of The Myrrors. Again you can find out more and stream the album at The Fragmented Flâneur.

Both albums are available to pre-order now at Cardinal Fuzz and our Bandcamp site.