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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 that is a little bit more obscure but contains so many ace tracks that we got a few celebrity tweets regarding this one:
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 herein. 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):

 http://www.villettesonique.com/slowdive-en-concert-avec-loop-et-hookworms/

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June 20/21/22nd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m0CCqJnpnw&feature=share
 http://www.bestkeptsecret.nl/



16th July:  Italy- Radar Music Festival

http://www.radarfestival.it/index.html



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

 http://www.latitudefestival.com/



on Sunday 20th July: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, UK

http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com/

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

Thank you very much for listening.

Simon
x


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: http://www.atpfestival.com/newsview/1401290900.php

More news to be announced in the near future! Official site: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

 In the meantime we've been interviewed about our reformation:
 http://thequietus.com/articles/14357-slowdive-reunion-primavera-new-material

+ I add a few words about how the musical landscape has changed since 1990's: http://www.buzzbands.la/2014/01/29/exclusive-slowdive/


Look out for an 8" solo single coming this spring! For now... http://kesh.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, 2 January 2014

2014: Happy New Year

To everybody; I sincerely hope that 2014 brings you peace, creativity, sensitivity, good health and happiness.







*New Email address: All bookings and gifts please contact: teamsimonscott@gmail.com

   I start the new year by changing my shop so now everything available, past and present releases, is on sale at the Kesh bandcamp site until 20th Jan: http://kesh.bandcamp.com/album/below-sea-level




Secondly, I am thrilled to be on German label Kompakt's newest 'Pop Ambient' 2014 compilation. You can get yourself a copy of the LP + CD here on 27th January:

http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/pop_ambient_2014_lp_cd


This year will throw up a number of new releases and projects, including a guitar piece on the new 'Imaginational Anthem' compilation released on US label Tompkins Square. There will be a ltd 8"single release in the springtime and also the album release of an exciting project I worked on in Paris in 2013 with James Blackshaw, Charlotte Glasson and Duane Pitre.

 


I'm currently recording new music out in The Fens of Cambridgeshire and it looks very likely that I will be busy playing music this summer....stay tuned!

Simon x



Saturday, 24 August 2013

A perpetual twilight, new compilation track and 12k artwork for Sakamoto + Deupree


Summer is almost over but I recently wrote some words about my summer in the Fens, where I reside in East Anglia, that was published this month by the fantastic 'Caught By The River' website.

Read it Here:


Keep your eye on my website for upcoming gigs and an exclusive soon-to-be-released track 'Water Shadow' that is forthcoming on a new Ghostly International label 'SMM' compilation called 'Opiate':



"The record opens with Simon Scott's "Water Shadow," a luxuriant piece of beatless ambience that's like a wash of warm water or the first touch of the summer sun on your face after a long, cold winter".
I am busy in the studio finishing various musical projects and future releases so stay tuned"!


I have produced exclusive new artwork for the forthcoming Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree album 'Disappearance'. It is a wonderful album and will be on many 'Best Of 2013' lists I am sure:



 In the meantime my 12k CD 'Below Sea Level', that is close to selling out at 12k HQ, is now available in the ever-supportive Caught By The River shop (grab a copy of the 'On Nature' book too):

http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=71&product_id=400





Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Field Recording fanzine available, Simon Scott web feature and a brand new mix (free download).

Cheryl Tipp, the Natural Sounds Curator at the British Library, has put together and edited an astonishing latest edition of 'An Antidote to Indifference' for http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2013/07/24694-field-recordings/. My 'Below Sea Level' album feature from 2012 is included and I am delighted to be part of such an insightful and interesting feature!

To buy a copy of this publication go to the Caught By The River site (you may soon find copies of my album in their shop plus lots of other recommended books ('On Nature' is a big favorite), prints and music) here:- http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=396

photo by m.fischer


I have recently created a new mix for http://secretthirteen.org that features some of my favorite artists, including Miles Davis, John Fahey, This Mortal Coil, James Blackshaw and Swans, that I am keen to share. It is a FREE download and I hope you enjoy the selection:- http://secretthirteen.org/secret-thirteen-mix-077-simon-scott/
photo by m.fischer

Also, I have had a nice write up on The Sirens Sound website that I am very flattered to read. It discusses my current work and some previous releases. You can read it all here:- http://www.thesirenssound.com/2013/07/10/simon-scott-below-sea-level/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Finally I have a piece coming up on Caught By The River about my life in The Fens.... keep your eyes on the site around the 16th July for the feature: http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/