Simon Scott (Kesh) SHOP (CD's, Vinyl, Downloads, etc)

Saturday, 7 February 2015

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


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 new (unreleased) _sealevel material on the respected and ground breaking UK label TOUCH.

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:

Review here:


14th- San Francisco @ The Battery

15th- Vancouver- tbc (w/Marcus Fisher)
16th- Portland @ Beacon Sound (Record store day show w/ Peter Broderick and Marcus Fisher)
17th- Anacortez @The Business w/ Peter Broderick and Marcus Fisher
18th- Reed University Portland (w/ Loscil and M.Fischer)

Also listen to the new James Blackshaw album 'Summoning Suns' that I play drums on and a sprinkling of electronics to:

Pitchfork recently reviewed it and loved it!

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-

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 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)!!!


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:


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:

Our debut mix was for the magazine Dazed and Confused:

Plus on 24.03.2013 Optic Echo in Portland broadcast this slowdive inspired 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 :-)

Friday, 21 February 2014

More S L O W D I V E live performances this summer!

Thanks for visiting my blog and by now you've probably already discovered that after 20 years my old band s l o w d i v e have reformed.  We split up after being dropped by Creation records but have recently got back together to play live shows and record new material!

(Simon photo: 1993... somewhere in the US on tour with s l o w d i v e).

s l o w d i v e have added extra dates to the summer festivals we have confirmed so far:

Sat 7th June: Paris - Villette Sonique (with Loop):

June 20/21/22nd:

16th July:  Italy- Radar Music Festival

On Friday 18th @ Latitude Festival- Southwold (Henham Park), Suffolk, UK

on Sunday 20th July: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, UK

I am also continuing to write new tracks for a forthcoming album release...more details later!

Thank you very much for listening.


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

s l o w d i v e

It's very exciting for me to announce that I am delighted to be drumming again for s l o w d i v e

We play Pimavera on Friday 30th May 2014 & have a London date, promoted by ATP, confirmed for 19th May at Village Underground:

More news to be announced in the near future! Official site:

 In the meantime we've been interviewed about our reformation:

+ I add a few words about how the musical landscape has changed since 1990's:

Look out for an 8" solo single coming this spring! For now...