Monday, 23 March 2015

US Tour April 2015

North American tour 2015:

To promote my new album, out now on TOUCH, I'm touring very soon! http://touchshop.org/product_info.php?cPath=113&products_id=692
April 12th:
LA
The echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721663-simon-scott-from-slowdive-los-angeles/
http://parttimepunks.com



April 13th:
San Francisco
Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, California 94610
https://www.facebook.com/events/1551590065110015/
http://www.studiograndoakland.org/calendar/2015/4/13/little-nickys-presents-tompkins-square-record-release-wchuck-johnson-simon-scott



April15th:
Vancouver (CA)
The Wise Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484037245168840/
http://simonscottwise.bpt.me

* with Loscil and Marcus fisher

April 16th:
Seattle- Hollow Earth Radio
https://www.facebook.com/events/928383300540647/
http://www.hollowearthradio.org

* with Loscil and Marcus fisher



April 17th:
Anacortes- The Business
https://www.facebook.com/events/1375866736071310/

*with Peter Broderick and Marcus Fisher

April 18th:
Portland- Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202

https://www.facebook.com/events/371309296407811/

* with Loscil and Marcus fisher






Saturday, 7 March 2015

Touch



'Below Sea Level' by Simon Scott







UK arts organisation/label Touch have released 'Below Sea Level' and the download includes the rare 76 page journal that is long out of physical print!

The Touch version, on their new imprint TOUCHLINE, has been mastered by Taylor Deupree.

12k, the label run by Deupree from Pound Ridge US, released the limited edition journal featuring Scott's essay on listening, sound ecology and the draining of The Fens, and CD in 2012.


Get it here: https://touchshop.org//product_info.php?products_id=692


Reviews:
  • CHAIN D.L.K. (.COM)

    "A sort of osmosis between acousmatic pastorale and lively natural elements."
  • TEXTURA (.ORG)

    "He has granted access to what for many will be a new locale and provided enlightenment about its dramatic history."
  • AMBIENT EXOTICA (.COM)

    "Scott’s devotion to this project results in a fantastic journey through the Fenlands of England."
  • WAJOBU (.COM)

    "Simon Scott has given us a great gift—finding music in nature."
  • SKELETON CREW QUARTERLY (BLOG)

    "In some cases, Scott seems to be playing for the present moment, merely coexisting with a complicated patch of nature. In its most satisfying moments, however, Below Sea Level sounds like a poignant farewell."
  • TITLE (DE)

    "Warmen Klängen und unaufdringlichen Bewegungen."
  • PLAYGROUNDMAG (.NET)

    "Es un disco que suena como una gran burbuja, una burbuja fina que puede estallar en cualquier momento."
  • A CLOSER LISTEN (.COM)

    "Below Sea Level is more than music, more than sound; it’s a quiet revolution."
  • HAWAI (PT)

    "The sound of rushing coastline washed sand regions without relief, ossified in time."

  • MUSIQUE MACHINE (.COM)

    "This sense of the past threads through 'Below Sea Level' to remind of the qualities of Super 8 footage."
I'll be touring North America in April (please see previous post for details).



Saturday, 7 February 2015

2015- Touch (New Release), James Blackshaw LP, Tompkins Square compilation and April US live tour

2015:

New release! 

Look out in the spring for the forthcoming digital re-release of my 'Below Sea Level' 80 page journal and live version of the album and unreleased _sealevel material on the respected and ground breaking UK label TOUCH.


http://www.touch33.net

Imaginational Anthem Vol. 7





San Francisco's Tompkins Square record label-defining, genre defining series of solo guitar music, 'Imaginational Anthem' turns 10 this year and my track 'Trees Return To soil' is the featured track on this amazing compilation. Out 17th Feb! Listen here:

https://soundcloud.com/tompkinssquare/trees-return-to-soil-by-simon-scott

Review here: http://www.fretboardjournal.com/audio/album-stream-imaginational-anthem-volume-7
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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR APRIL 2015

13th  San Francisco w/ Chuck Johnson (Tompkins Square presents Imaginational Anthem 7)- http://www.studiograndoakland.org/calendar/2015/4/13/little-nickys-presents-tompkins-square-record-release-wchuck-johnson-simon-scott

15th- Vancouver- Wise Hall (w/ Marcus Fisher and Loscil)
http://simonscottwise.bpt.me

16th- Seattle @ Hollow Earth Radio (w/ Marcus Fisher and Loscil)
2018 E Union St # A, Seattle, Washington 98122
https://www.facebook.com/events/928383300540647/

17th- Anacortez @The Business (w/ Peter Broderick and Marcus Fisher) http://thebusinessanacortes.com/events/something/

18th- Portland @ Reed University Portland (w/ Loscil and M.Fischer)

https://www.facebook.com/events/371309296407811/

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Also listen to the new James Blackshaw album 'Summoning Suns', due out Spring 2015, that I play drums on and a sprinkling of electronics to: http://jamesblackshaw.tumblr.com


Pitchfork recently reviewed it and loved it! http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20093-summoning-suns/




Friday, 13 June 2014

Summer/Fall update

I'm busy playing live with s l o w d i v e so a huge thank you to everybody who has been along to a show or is going to catch us play live sometime over the summer and in North America.

The split 8" single will now appear on my Kesh Bandcamp shop page as the vinyl has SOLD OUT. It is very rare (x50 copies) but several copies arrived here this morning- http://kesh.bandcamp.com/music

A new solo album is in the works if you were wondering if I had any time away from s l o w d i v e to write and record.

S x

Friday, 23 May 2014

And we're off!

So slowdive are back after twenty years! We are up and running and delighted to be back together after so long! There are too many recent live reviews to post on here but google 'slowdive village underground' and you'll read all about the shows (or see Youtube for footage).

So much love was in the air at both Hoxton Bar & Grill (our warm up on Sunday 18th) and at the at Village Underground on Monday 19th....it was amazing! Thank you to everyone that made it along (you made these shows so special) and to those that wanted to come but sadly couldn't get in. Please don't worry.... you'll get your chance to see us sooner or later ;-)


I have a new single out on 8" (yes EIGHT) lathe cut vinyl. It is a 4 song ltd edition split with cellist Danny Norbury and I play two very simple acoustic guitar pieces that weave around field recordings I made in Japan (on the 12k tour in 2012) and from river banks in the Fens (where I live).
BE QUICK (x 50 copies only)!!!

Links: http://boomkat.com/vinyl/1005636-danny-norbury-simon-scott-split

http://www.normanrecords.com/records/147609-danny-norbury-simon-scott-split-

And here is the slowdive site so you can keep up with all the news and live dates we are constantly adding to our site: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Mix and more s l o w d i v e dates

Whilst busy rehearsing for the forthcoming slowdive shows (after 20 years if you didn't already know) we put together some mixes that I produced for the band. Let's start with the FACT mix as the artist Alex Solman produced this ace cartoon of us that we went bananas over:
The mix was compiled over a post rehearsal meal in Reading town centre and features some of the tunes that inspired us to make a noise and form a band:
http://www.factmag.com/2014/03/10/fact-mix-430-slowdive/

Our debut mix was for the magazine Dazed and Confused:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/19009/1/slowdives-slowdaze

Plus on 24.03.2013 Optic Echo in Portland broadcast this slowdive inspired mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/opticecho/oep-32314-simon-scott-guest-mix/ featuring Talk Talk, Grouper, Bon Iver, Seefeel, Daniel Johnson and more.


So the festival dates are coming thick and fast so it is best that I let the slowdive official website be your guide for here on in. After all, I have a new solo album to record :-)