Friday, March 25, 2022

Bloodsport day

Today's the day, folks! Bloodsport is finally out.

To say this record has been a massive part of my life over the last six months would be a monumental understatement. From finishing the actual music to today's release date, it's been an absolute shift, I can tell you - from mixing, mastering and sequencing, to pressing it up, doing all the PR and then posting it all out to everyone, it's been mad.

First up, big thanks to you if you've bought it already. If not, there are a few copies back in stock over at my Bandcamp page:

The only other copies are with me on this tour I'm on over the next week or so. Tonight I'm off to Leeds to celebrate at Wharf Chambers, with Western Edges in support. They're actually a side project of Richard Adams from Hood and Declining Winter, so it seems apt that someone who created so many albums that mean so much to me, and informed the music I want to make, is on the same stage this evening. You can get tickets here, up til about 6pm I think.

Anyway, Bloodsport! It's done, it's out and it's gone. Really hope you enjoy this one, as it was a hard thing to finish, and an even harder one to actually put out. Doing everything yourself is always a double edged sword, and I don't think I'll be doing another 'big' release like this by myself anytime soon - man, it's hard work! haha. I've been thinking about how to get stuff out much quicker and easier recently, and I'm hoping to experiment a little bit later this year, but more on that later. I'll have a few more albums coming soon, and then a few live appearances too. 

For now, enjoy the album and be sure to spread the word :)



Thursday, March 17, 2022


I was a little bored the other day, and realised I'd not done a mix in a while. Not just a Spotify playlist or whatever, but a full mix. So I took a whopping 90 minutes out of my hectic schedule of checking twitter and eating biscuits to bring you this:

It's nothing too fancy, just some tunes I've been enjoying recently and a few old classics. Added in something new from the up-coming Bloodsport album in there too, so if you fancy hearing something before the release date, check it out.

Also, sorry to anyone from NTS offended at my mangling of your artwork templates, but I just couldn't resist once I'd seen that NTS backwards is STN (or satan if you want to get 'remove the vowels' about it)


Friday, March 4, 2022


Out today is a new little single, which is also the second track you can hear from the new album Bloodsport. It's called Sigourney Weaver Fanclub President, and it's backed with 3 remixes. One from Benoit Pioulard, one from Pye Corner Audio, and one from r beny

It's pay what you want, but all proceeds will be going to UNICEF's Ukraine appeal:

It's a real big bastard of a track, and probably one of the most aggressive things I've done as satan, for a while at least anyway. I polished it off last year, when the nights were dark and cold, and weirdly enough, did the most on it when my beloved Aston Villa were thumping Arsenal 3-0. The Premier League put some games on pay per view, even though they were behind closed doors because of Covid, so I went upstairs rather than pay the money to watch it (we had about 4 games paywalled IIRC, which was super irritating) and finished off this bad boy. Time well spent.

The shirt on the front cover is this one  I picked up from Girls on Tops: and the name is just a stupid thing I came up with, as who doesn't like Sigourney Weaver? She's absolutely badass.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tour (again)

Wow, it's March already... to be honest, I've been working on so much over the past few months, it's been a case of "tour? oh yeah, that's miles away" - well Gavin you idiot, it's here now and you've about 23 days to get ready.

Anyway, I thought I'd use this meagre space that I have on the internet to shine a light on who is coming with me on this little jaunt around the UK. I've made a playlist using Bndcmpr, which lets you assemble playlists based on Bandcamp links, which is nicer for the artists and quicker too - Spotify constantly fucking breaks on my computer, which is a real on-the-nose assesment of it's worth to be honest. The playlist is here: and contains 2 songs from each act I'm playing with.

Starting in Shipley, Dean McPhee will be playing with me, which I'm really excited about, as he's one of the best things about the music scene in Bradford and it's surrounds. He's a really nice guy, and his music is beautiful: just big fat layers of guitar ambience slowly unfurling. He's a great guitar player too, and enjoys a laugh, which is always handy. Join us at Shipley's finest beer shop, The Triangle on the 23rd.

Western Edges is a name that might not be familiar to you, but the person behind it will be. It's the brainchild of Richard Adams, who was in one of my favourite bands of all time, Hood. He's also the man behind the Declining Winter too. Anyway, Western Edges is his more ambient electronic project, and it should prove to be a really nice opener to the night at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on the 25th.

Deer Leader are joining me in Glasgow, at what will prove to be a hell of a night, if all things that could happen actually happen. Despite my best efforts, I've fallen into my own trap of booking a gig when there's something big happening. Scotland might be in the World Cup playoff final on this date, so if you're after a big, emotive post-rock party to celebrate, or some miserable electronica (that's me) to commiserate, join us on the 29th at the 13th Note.

...and finally GWFAA (or Good Weather for an Airstrike) is the project of Tom Honey, someone I've known for years online, but never actually met. He's a real nice guy and makes really dreamy ambient post rock, so am very much looking forward to finally chatting to him about football even though he's a Spurs fan ;) Come tease him, despite them being so much better than Aston Villa at Servant Jazz Quarters on the 31st.