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See You On The Other Side

Posted in General, Recording on 10/11/2012 by chrish

We’ve had a great run of gigs over the last few months, with Newpath in Liverpool and Manchester, Carlton Melton in Sheffield and Hebden Bridge, and back in Manchester with Agitation Free.  Thanks to everyone involved and anyone who came to see us: we’ve really enjoyed playing live and meeting friends old and new.

Our album Lupus and EP Astral House are still available on CD, and we have a couple of new releases on the slate:  our collaboration with Black Tempest is coming out in January on Cardinal Fuzz records;  and our recent gig at Hebden Bridge Trades Club with Carlton Melton will be issued on a limited-edition double cassette by Triangle Tapes.

We’re taking a break from gigging for a few months, but we’ve got plenty of new music and ideas to work on over the winter so we should emerge blinking in the sunlight, ready to hit the road again in about April.

Till then…

Reciprocal Translocation

Posted in General on 18/09/2012 by chrish

This weekend we have two gigs, both under the auspices of Liverpool-based promoters Newpath. On Saturday we go over to their regular spot at Mello Mello in Liverpool, and on Sunday they’ll make the return visit to one of our local venues, FUEL in Withington, south Manchester.

(click on the posters for a bigger version, or see the gigs page for more.)

Rückstoss Gondoliere (slight return)

Posted in General, Radio & Podcasts on 23/05/2012 by chrish

The Fruits De Mer album Head Music is sold out and going for moderately silly prices on eBay, but if you haven’t heard our contribution to it, a cover of the early Kraftwerk number Rückstoss Gondoliere, it’s on the CD included with the new issue of Prog magazine, out today. Cape not included. It’s also on the latest Was Ist Das? podcast which includes brilliant live tracks from Acid Mothers Temple and Suzuki Junzo.

Back to business

Posted in General on 08/01/2012 by chrish

Happy New Year everyone, and we’re launching straight into a flurry of Dead Sea Apes activity.  We’ve been back in the studio this weekend, recording some sounds and ideas for future development; I will finish mixing the Astral House EP in the next couple of weeks; and we’re getting some gigs organised for the coming months.  Our CD Lupus will be out soon on the Deep Water label (preview tracks on our Music page; some nice responses already from Feral Strumpet and Pig State Recon among others) and we’ve recorded another cover version for Fruits De Mer‘s next LP, due out in May.

Merry Christmas one and all.

Posted in General on 23/12/2011 by moonchief

Its that time of the year when sentimentality tends to run quite high. With that in mind, all of us Dead Sea Apes would like to thank all of you who have supported throughout the year, be that by writing very flattering things about us, buying our CD (or downloading it, legally or otherwise…) or coming out and seeing us on one of our rare live moments. We’ve had a great year this year, and have some irons in the fire for early next year. We have the new CD on Deep Water and ‘Astral House’ EP coming in the next couple of months, and some gigs are shaping up. We’re alos doing some recording in the first week of January

I’d like to take the time to mention some people who have been mighty helpful to us this year: Michael and Ally, Nigel Cross, Henrik Vincente,  Ryan Muldoon, Dave Cambridge, Jeff Grainger, Vesa Lahde, Thanos Stavrianakis, Klemen Breznikar, Kevin McFadin, Emma and Verity from Fat Out, Phil McMullen – and thanks to anyone who has supported throughout the year.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year


Update, August 2011

Posted in General, Recording on 08/08/2011 by chrish

Firstly, our debut CD single Soy Dios has almost sold out, so you’d best hurry if you want one.  Our next EP is still awaiting some final tweaks and prods but we will try and get it out in the next couple of months, along with a free download collection of rehearsal / improvisations. Continue reading

Saki Saved

Posted in General on 08/10/2010 by moonchief

Apparently, Saki Bar has been saved from losing its license.

Thank you very much if you signed the petition.


In a weird and ironic turn of events, Saki closed shortly after, due to a pile of unpaid debts. Apparantly, everything from the PA system, to the fridges, to the drinks were ransacked by the bailliffs. Sad to see this little gem go.