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The end of year post

Posted in General, Gigs on 18/12/2014 by chrish

As 2014 draws to a close, our latest album High Evolutionary has turned up on a couple of Best Of The Year lists – Backseat Mafia, Dayz Of Purple And Orange – and we’re on lots of Mixcloud mixes too.  Thanks to all the bloggers and podcasters who’ve helped get our music out there this year.

If you’re at all interested to know what we’ve been listening to, here are Nick’s top 10 albums of the year, and Brett’s; and here’s Chris’s 2014 mix.

Looking ahead to 2015, we’ve done a remix for Sunwølf which will be released on their SWIII Remix LP, due out in January.  We have another album of new material almost finished and a collaboration with Maurice’s Hotel Death also in progress.  We also have a few gigs booked in –  we’re at Gulliver’s, Manchester on 27th April supporting Sunwølf; and one or two further afield which are presently TBC.  Follow this blog or find us on faceborg, twitter, songkick, etc. for the latest.

A happy solstice and merry Christmas to all our listeners.

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2014

Posted in General on 01/01/2014 by chrish

2013 was a great year for Dead Sea Apes, with our albums Lupus and The Sun Behind The Sun released on vinyl, and some memorable gigs including Supernormal.

As for 2014, we have a couple of gigs lined up so far and a load of new tracks in various stages of recording, so expect some fresh Dead Sea Apes releases before too long.

Happy new year everyone.

 

News…

Posted in General, Gigs, Merch on 18/10/2013 by chrish

A few small announcements:

– the Lupus double LP is now available from our Big Cartel site and Bandcamp, in a choice of black or gold vinyl. Buying on Bandcamp also gets you a download in mp3 or lossless formats.

– We now have the small size of our fabulous T-shirt back in stock. Buy now!

– We have sold out of The Sun Behind The Sun on LP and CD.  LPs may still be obtainable in good record shops.

– We’re playing at the Roadhouse in Manchester on Monday 2nd December with the excellent Cosmic Dead. More details to follow.

Lupus reviews

Posted in General on 22/09/2013 by chrish

Here’s some reviews of our album Lupus  from its original release on CD last year. The double LP is out now: black vinyl in the shopsgold vinyl from Cardinal Fuzz.

…this album gathers up a whole bunch of psych and prog influences and pours them out like black coffee. – A Closer Listen

Each song builds to a huge, sprawling crescendo of darkness, a cathartic, demented dream…. Think Dylan Carson’s ‘Earth’ if it was actually played by goblins. – Echoes And Dust

…sounding like it was recorded in a sacred cave deep underground, just add flickering candlelight and headphones for the full effect. – Terrascope

…punctures the time-space continuum in ways that have you believing it clocks in at least double its length. – Cosmic Tones

The eeriest soundtrack to the best film you never saw – Foxy Digitalis

Feb ’13

Posted in General, Recording on 27/02/2013 by chrish

Vis-à-vis the current state of affairs:-

– The Sun Behind The Sun, our collaborative LP with Black Tempest, is now being pressed and printed and will be released in a few weeks’ time, all being well.  As well as the limited-run grey vinyl there may also be a small number of CDs available.

–  Our first gig this year will be with Mugstar and Anthroprophh in Leeds on the 22nd of March. There are a couple more gigs in the pipeline – watch this space or follow us on Songkick for email updates.

–  Meanwhile, we have put a collection of early practice-room jams up on Bandcamp – Thermionic Emissions volume 1.  It’s pay what you want, all donations gratefully received.

And a happy new year to all our listeners.

Posted in General, Gigs, On The Web on 11/01/2013 by chrish

Firstly a quick glance back to 2012, in which we played more gigs and released more records than in our entire previous history, such as it is.  Our EP Astral House and CD album Lupus have made it onto several ‘best of the year’ lists, including:  Arno de LiefdeSloucherRevolt Of The Apes and Cosmic Tones.  Thanks all!  More audio goodness is on its way in 2013.

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One item of news for the moment: we have booked our first gig of the year, on 22nd of March at Wharf Chambers in Leeds, supporting former Heads guitarist/songwriter Paul Allen in his Anthroprophh guise, backed by fellow Bristolians Big Naturals. Full details on the event Facebook page (click on ‘…See More’ for all the gen).

Winter Is Here

Posted in General, Gigs, On The Web, Recording on 08/12/2012 by chrish

As previously noted, we’re having a break from gigging over the winter, but there’s plenty else going on:

  • We have a track on this compilation released by Rock Prodigy Radio for World AIDS day, on sale for December only.
  • A recording of our gig at Hebden Bridge Trades Club in October with the wonderful Carlton Melton will be released as a limited edition double cassette by Triangle Tapes.

We’re in the middle of recording some new tracks for various different projects, and we’re also starting to plan some gigs for April 2013 onwards, so if you would like Dead Sea Apes to grace your event with our inimitable brand of instrumental rock music, please get in touch via our contact page.