Monday, September 30, 2013

Headsound: Chris T-T and The Hoodrats - The Bear

Brighton singer-songwriter Chris T-T returns with new album The Bear out 7th October. The title track is an anarchic anthem which manages to reference Joan Rivers and Louis CK and Lenny Henry in his lead role in 90s sitcom Chef.
It has the bite and intellect of The Pixies and the humour of Half Man Half Biscuit.
He's on tour absolutely everywhere in the UK from October - December.

Headsounds are weekly recommended music and spoken word tracks. If you'd like to nominate a future Headsound get in touch with a link to a video or embeddable player (eg. Bandcamp) and 50 - 100 words on why you recommend it.

Tour dates

10 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
11 Ullapool The Arch Inn
12 Inverness Ironworks
13 Glasgow Oran Mor
15 Brighton Komedia
16 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
17 Gloucester Blackfriars Priory
18 Cardiff The Globe
20 Leicester The Musician
21 Bromsgrove Artrix
22 Oxford St John's Church
23 Bury St Edmunds The Apex
25 Norwich Open
7 Manchester St Philips Church, Salford
8 Kendal Brewery Arts Centre
9 Newcastle Cluny
10 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
11 Cambridge Junction
13 Winchester Discovery Centre
14 Exeter Phoenix
16 Hastings St Marys In The Castle
17 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
19 Birmingham Glee Club
20 Sheffield Greystones
21 New Brighton Floral Pavilion
22 Bristol Folk House
24 Cardiff Moon Club
28 Ipswich Town Hall
29 York The Black Swan
30 London Bush Hall Supporting Jim Bob (Carter Usm)
5 Manchester Kraak Gallery
6 Leeds All Hallows Church
7 Durham Old Cinema Launderette
8 – 11 Scottish Tour, Dates Tba
13 Bexhill Eras Of Style
14 Margatetom Thumb Theatre
15 Milton Keynes Watershed Arts
18 London The Monarch
19 Brighton Venue Tba
20 Devizes The Lamb

Sunday, September 29, 2013

6 years of Headstand

Headstand has been going for 6 years now. Here's a recording of a performance I did with Tom Adams at the fifth anniversary celebrations last year. I got to hear Tom Adams playing exactly one year on in the basement of CB1. Performing solo he combined live and electronic instruments with his powerful singing voice in a set of new material. He is working on a new recording to which the words 'eagerly anticipated' can be readily applied. You can hear more Headstand related recordings at

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Poetry in Brighton

Ross Sutherland
I've been in Brighton nearly three weeks now but I've yet to properly discover the poetry scene here. So I'm looking forward to going to Redroaster coffee house tomorrow evening (September 26th) for a reading by Brendan Cleary who's launching his new collection on local press Pighog who are hosting the night. You can find out more about the event here.

Next week Hammer and Tongue starts a new season at Komedia on October 3rd. I have interviewed headliner Ross Sutherland and it's due to appear in The Argus this Friday. I look forward to meeting him again and hearing about his recent visit to a network of secret tunnels under Disney Land, Florida (seriously!) and seeing his latest show Stand By For Tape Backup. Find details here and come to enjoy some top quality performance poetry and maybe compete in the slam. I know I'm going to.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

1st Show from Brighton

This first show from Brighton includes Ross Sutherland and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip who are both playing the city this month along with the usual random mix of music and spoken word.

If you're a musician or spoken word artist and you'd like to be featured on the show please email or tweet @headstand. I'd particularly like to hear from Brighton based acts.

Fat Boy Slim - Right here, Right now
Tom Adams and Dan Jeffries - Iceland Song
クリームチーズオブサン(Cream Cheese of Sun) -リバーシ (Reverse)
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Stunner
Ross Sutherland - Three Minor Compaints
Mega Emotion - Brains
PJ Harvey - The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore
Alfred Noyes - The Highwayman
Franka De Mille - Come On
David Francis - The Girl Got On
Pulp - I Spy
Musicforvoyeurs - Colliding Lovers
Luo - Imprints

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Show: Rychard Carrington and Romsey Poets

Headstand may have finished on Cambridge 105 but I'm still broadcasting from Brighton. This show features recordings from last month's Romsey Poets night including Rychard Carrington's headline performance. Tune in for poppadoms, Welsh Haiku, TS Eliot and more.

The event was organised by Alex Blustin. If you're in Cambridge on a Thursday do visit his poetry stall in the market.