Posts Tagged ‘brainlove’

‘Pockets in Shrouds’ EP + free Guided by Voices cover

December 14, 2009

The last single from ‘Fight My Battles For Me’ is out today in digital form only from iTunes, Amazon etc, and yr friendly local download shoppe.

It includes the last two outtakes from the FMBFM sessions, as well as the two songs recorded at Dreamtrak with Oli Horton from A Scholar & A Physician, Laura and Chris of Internet Forever, Will “Stairs To Korea” Vaughan, and John Brainlove for the ’15 Films’ thing.

Last but not least there’s a frankly awesome R&B club friendly remix by Chris Alcxxk from Internet Forever complete with auto-tune.

It’s already had a nice review here.

So to recap:


1. Pockets In Shrouds
2. The ending makes what came before a story
3. Brighton Pier
4. The Gentlemen’s Game (Dreamtrak Session)
5. England Expects (Dreamtrak Session)
6. 2.0///The Bridge of Sighs (Internet Forever remix)

And why not revisit this delightful video of myself and the Volunteers performing the song at a 4,000 year old burial chamber?


For a christmas treat I have donated an exclusive cover version of ‘I Am A Scientist’ by Guided by Voices to the Maps Magazine Advent calendar. I’ve re-done the scrappy lo-fi original as an electro pop number. Hope you like.

In other news I am 10,000 days old today. Thanks.


New Brainlove Compilation

September 2, 2009

Those of you who enjoyed last year’s ‘Two Thousand And Ace’ will doubtless do a bit of excitement wee to hear that this year’s Brainlove compilation ‘Fear Of A Wack Planet’ is now on its way. It’ll be out on 18th October.

wack planet

It features all your usual Brainlove faves as well as some new faces including Mat Riviere who is, frankly, incredible.

It also includes a new track from me called ‘Nintendo Folk’ which is exclusive to the compilation – as it should be.

It’s quite different from my other stuff. I wanted to make something which fits the description in that old DiS review quote which described me as ‘Nintendo Folk’. So it’s an instrumental which uses a gameboy and an acoustic guitar for most of the sounds.

This is the rest of the tracklist:

1. Mat Riviere – ‘FYH’
2. Napoleon IIIrd – ‘Your God’
3. Stairs To Korea – ‘Boy Bear It In Mind’
4. Internet Forever – ‘Break Bones’
5. A Scholar & A Physician – ‘Stand Tall’
6. Penny Broadhurst & The Maffickers – ‘Comenzo’ (live)
7. Curly Hair – ‘Hully Gully’
8. We Aeronauts – ‘The House On Ash Tree Lane’
9. Christopher Alcxxk – ‘Halo’
10. The Bear Driver – ‘No Time To Speak’
11. Kippi Kaninus – ‘Sygyt With Me’
12. Thee Oracle – ‘A/I/M/Y’
13. Pagan Wanderer Lu – ‘Nintendo Folk’
14. Ratface – ‘Fruit An Veg’
15. Trademark – ‘At Loch Shiel’
16. Fidel Villeneuve – ‘Two Of The Beatles Have Died’
17. Ace Bushy Striptease – ‘Post Hummus’
18. Planet Earth – ‘4 23’
19. Sparky Deathcap – ‘Winter City’
20. Keyboard Choir – ‘Tachikoma’
21. Kid Carpet – ‘Go Get Yourself A Hammer’
22. Laura Wolf – ‘Love Was Dead’
23. gwEm – ‘Ancient Art Of Chiptune’
24. Braindead Collective – ‘Untitled #1’
25. Heartbeeps – ‘Glacial Valleys’
26. MRBLKRSHRRRR – ‘Jackie Collins’
27. Jam On Bread – ‘Wikipedia Says I’m Dying’

England Expects live video

April 16, 2009

This week’s video. An ace live-in-the-studio session with various friends from the Brainlove family.

Vimeo link.

Recorded and filmed by Oli who also mixed the album (that’s him on piano) at his Dreamtrak studios in London. Chris Alcxxk is on drums, Laura Wolf is on synth, John Brainlove is doing tape machine vocals. I’m playing the omnichord via a kaoss pad. It’s fun.

We also did one other song which will be posted soon. See if you can guess which one it’s going to be.

My album

January 9, 2009

So this is a new blog and the idea is it’ll be home to PWL news and anything else I feel like posting. For now the only news is that my album’s back from the big factory and this is what it looks like.

my album!

my album!

You can order it from the Pagan Wanderer Lu website here:

This is the Tracklisting:

1.Anger Management
2.The Gentlemen’s Game
3.Good Christian/Bad Christian
4.(You & Me and) Winston Churchill
5.The Tree of Knowledge
6.2.0///The Bridge of Sighs
7.Stop Traveller! Stop and Read!
8.The Memorial Hall
9.Simple Life/Repetition 4
10.Ten Cities is not a european tour
11.England Expects
14.Pockets in Shrouds
15.Millionaires Need People Like You