Dead Sea Apes Live

Posted in Gigs on 05/11/2021 by chrish

It’s just over 2 years since our last gig, so we’re looking forward to getting out and about again with a local show followed by our Scottish debut:

27th Nov at the Talleyrand in Levenshulme, Manchester supporting Rocket Recordings artists SMOTE and also featuring Black Brunswicker;

and 11th Dec at The Venue in Dumfries, supported by Vert:x and Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska.

Click the flyers below for tickets or see the GIGS page for more info and links.

Flyer for Dead Sea Apes and vertex at The Venue, Dumfries, 11th Dec 2021

Golden Lion Sounds

Posted in Merch, Recording on 23/08/2021 by chrish

We are proud to be part of the Golden Lion Sounds series of split singles, alongside artists such as Gnod, Jane Weaver, David Holmes and Jarvis Cocker. The latest GLS release features an exclusive new track from us, Night Of This World, and on the flip an intense jam from our old pals Carlton Melton.

The 7″ single features a unique 3D label and is now available to order on transparent violet or standard black vinyl, for delivery around the end of October* – also check out the other releases and merchandise from Golden Lion Sounds.

*As you may have garnered, increased demand, Covid and Brexit have caused a massive backlog in vinyl pressing especially for the UK.

DATALAND review round-up

Posted in Merch, Recording on 04/03/2021 by chrish

We’ve had a great response to our latest album with Adam Stone & Black Tempest, DATALAND – here are some of the reviews available online.

Terrascope | Record Crates United | It’s Psychedelic, Baby | Vanguard | The Fragmented Flâneur | C-Beams Glitter | Soundbergs | The Psych Rock | The Sleeping Shaman | My Rock News | The Ominous Drone | [sic] Magazine | Revolt Of The Apes

If you’re quick there are a few of the red & white splatter vinyl left at Cardinal Fuzz; otherwise the album is available on standard black vinyl from a variety of outlets and distributors in the UK, EU and North America; and on our Bandcamp site where we also have CDs and downloads.

We Shall Overcome

Posted in General on 03/12/2020 by chrish

Earlier this year, prompted by the Covid lockdown and the first #BandcampFriday, we made our downloadable music Name Your Price on Bandcamp with the proceeds going to charity. Our initial choice was the Trussell Trust which campaigns against food poverty and supports a national network of food banks, and we have raised over £1400 for them.

From tomorrow, under the We Shall Overcome banner, our Name Your Price download proceeds will go to support the work of Pauline Town at the Station Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne, providing much needed food and assistance to homeless people in the area. Since 2013 she has helped hundreds of homeless people access the benefits system and find accommodation as well as providing daily packed lunches. In 2015, local musicians, artists and activists including Pauline formed We Shall Overcome, which has grown into a national network of groups and events campaigning against austerity and poverty while helping those worst affected.

More information:

Manchester Evening News profile

About We Shall Overcome

Pride Of Britain Awards

Coming soon…

Posted in Merch, Recording on 25/11/2020 by chrish

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming album DATALAND, a collaboration with both Black Tempest and Adam Stone. Its origins lie back in 2018, but it was the Covid lockdown of 2020 and abandonment of our existing plans for the year which provided the suitably weird circumstances for it to flourish, with most of the audio being recorded in our respective homes and sent over the internet. Insistent, evolving electronic sounds run into a variety of guitars and percussion, from the clockwork kosmische of ‘Lost Hours’ to the stumbling noise dub of ‘Shop Soiled’, while Adam Stone’s words meditate on life in the post-industrial west, our increasingly atomised and data-driven society and its logical conclusion in a corporatised dystopia.

Dataland will be available through Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube Records (USA) on red & white splatter vinyl for direct sales and black vinyl for retail, plus a small quantity of CDs in handmade replica sleeves; and downloads will be available from our Bandcamp page.

We are also pleased to announce that two out-of-print records from our back catalogue are being reissued, also by Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube:

The Sun Behind The Sun, our 2013 vinyl debut and first collaboration with Black Tempest, will be re-released in a fabulous mirror board sleeve; and our most recent album Night Lands is being re-pressed on clear vinyl with a black twist.

Pre-orders for Dataland, The Sun Behind The Sun and Night Lands will open on Friday 4th December, which also happens to be a #BandcampFriday when Bandcamp waive their usual cut of the purchase price.  The official UK release date is 29th Jan 2021 to allow for potential delays over Xmas/New Year but we will send them out as soon as we can. Fans in North America wishing to avoid heinous shipping costs are advised to hang tight until stocks arrive at Feeding Tube Records.

Is this… relevant?

Posted in General on 06/11/2020 by chrish

WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS GOING ON seems to be the perpetual question as we await the results of the US elections, enter a second Covid lockdown and wonder what difficulties await when we leave the EU’s single market and customs union in less than two months’ time. Strangely enough, our successive collaborations with artist and writer Adam Stone have touched on all three subjects: In The Year 2039 imagined a world ravaged by the consequences of a continued 45th presidency, while Retreat To Your Bunker (Lockdown 2020) now serves as a memento of the novelty and alarm of the original lockdown in spring: this time around it’s cold, it’s dark and it’s hard not to wonder where our supposed leaders’ priorities lie.

As for Brexit, well you’ll have to wait for our next record to hear about that amongst other things. But right now, you may be pleased to know that once again it’s BANDCAMP FRIDAY, starting at midnight US Pacific time, which is 8am GMT (UK time) and 9am Central European Time; during which not only does more of your money buying music and associated merchandise on Bandcamp go direct to the artists, but many are in turn donating these proceeds to worthy causes. In our case we are donating our download sales to the Trussell Trust food bank network, and all our downloads are Pay-What-You-Want. So please give generously if you can, and enjoy some Dead Sea Apes audio content to boot.

Meanwhile for fans of circular pieces of plastic, there will soon be exciting news concerning not only a new release but also various items of our back catalogue. Stay tuned, watch the skies, etc…

Something to look forward to…

Posted in Gigs on 12/06/2020 by chrish

UPDATE: Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, this event has been rescheduled to 16th-17th April 2022.

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!