10 years of Dead Sea Apes

Posted in Recording on 30/07/2019 by chrish

This Sunday, the 4th of August, is the 10th anniversary of the first Dead Sea Apes band practice. Fortunately the tape was rolling, or rather the flash memory was encoding, and this jam session generated the basis of several pieces which went on to become staples of our live set and recordings. So to mark the occasion, for ONE DAY ONLY on Sunday you will be able to listen to some of this session and hear where it all started. Stay tuned…

Next gig…

Posted in Gigs on 24/06/2019 by chrish

…will be Tor Festival, end of August at the Golden Lion, Todmorden – should be a cracking weekend. Until then we’ll be getting together some new stuff (and maybe some more old stuff as well), and sorting out more gigs for the autumn.

Manchester

Posted in Gigs on 10/06/2019 by chrish

We’re playing in Manchester this Sunday…

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Woolf!

Posted in Gigs on 19/05/2019 by chrish

Come on down to Wiltshire on 8th & 9th of June for Woolf II, a festival of music and print by the venerable Terrascope. A host of great musicians and groups including your own Dead Sea Apes, plus print workshops, food, drink etc. Click through for more info and tickets…

The Free Territory?

Posted in Merch, Recording on 24/04/2019 by chrish

The last few cream vinyl LPs of our new album The Free Territory are now available at Feeding Tube Records in the USA.  We also have some black vinyl and a few CDs left on our Bandcamp if you’re quick, along with download & streaming options.

New T-shirts

Posted in Merch on 08/04/2019 by chrish

We have some new T-shirts for sale – Dead Sea Apes logo by Drew Millward.

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https://deadseaapes.bandcamp.com/merch/new-t-shirt

The Free Territory

Posted in Merch, Recording on 03/04/2019 by chrish

Our new album The Free Territory is now available to pre-order on our Bandcamp. There are also a few left at Cardinal Fuzz including bundles with other CF albums, and it should soon be up at Feeding Tube Records in the USA.

The Free Territory is Dead Sea Apes’ darkest, moodiest work to date, their characteristic unfolding instrumentals now cast in high lonesome drones and haunted atmospherics.

Taking shape in the shadows over several years, The Free Territory brings Dead Sea Apes’ more experimental and introspective aspects to the fore. Dysmorphic loops, evolving textures and improvisations are suffused with the hiss of old tape decks and analogue effects, and adherence to the default guitar/bass/drums setup is strictly optional. It also represents a transitional phase for the group, having been partly recorded with departing bassist Nick Harris. More recently, Nik Rayne of The Myrrors dropped in on a winter sojourn to the UK, not only guesting on two tracks but also creating the beautifully detailed copier collage sleeve art.

Never ones to retrace their steps or be steered by voguish reference points, Dead Sea Apes here find themselves at unfamiliar coordinates with only their instincts for guidance. The Free Territory is both spatial and claustrophobic, massive yet weightless, grounded yet in constant motion; timeless yet reflecting and resonating with the age.