Shits & Giggles!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

shts and giggles

artwork by David Campbell, who won the cover challenge.
Congratulations David, and thanks for your work!

Hope everything is fine, and the season is satisfying your needs.

Delighted to announce that “Shits & Giggles” is now available for download!

If you don’t already know, it’s a compilation of, well, tunes that just didn’t fit the album we we’re working on at the time for one reason or another – there’s a range of styles and tracks dating back to 2004, including two of the tracks that didn’t make the cut for “A Night At The Hip-Hopera” due to time constraints.

So yeah, 20 tracks in just under 80 minutes (and this is the last time we squeeze everything into a CD sized package – that seems very 20th century now, don’t you think?), mixed a little more gently than usual to allow for more convenient shuffle-play, as we’re not sure if you’d want to pound through all 20 in one session, although we’re not responsible for anything untoward that happens if you do, okay?

As we’ve got your attention, don’t forget our upcoming shows:

27th August : Festinho festival, Herefordshire, UK (AV set)
28th August : SECRET AV SHOW at a UK Festival (not allowed to say!)
17th September : Bootie Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (DJ set)

More shows to come, but we’re always on the lookout for places to play – if you’re interested please let us know – where there’s a will there’s a way!

Hope you enjoy the album :)

With the lights up, it sustains us…

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

(Yes, I know it’s a mis-quote – watch the first vid and you’ll get it, mm’kay?)

Okay, time for a round-up of what’s new and happening here in K-land. Do I sound enthusiastic? That’s because I am!

First up, here’s a little video reminder / souvenir of our first Glastonbury set of this year, lovingly cut together by my erstwhile video collegue Pete Wallace of Butch Auntie. Props also go to Simon Risbridger for capturing the crowd mayhem and sorting the credits!

Next up is a new instalment to The Videotones project, which, as a whole, has already clocked up over 110,000 views on Vimeo alone (a large chunk of which is due to Crumbs Chief’s spectacular vid for “Come Again” being bounced around Twitter, Facebook and the blogs quite a bit over the past couple of weeks – thanks to all who reposted it!).

The latest instalment is a Downtime tune for a change, with Reborn Identity back (quite literally) in the saddle, discovering the western tension in “Exit”:

What’s more, if you’re in Oakland in the good ol’ USA this Friday (6th) you’ll be able to see the aforementioned Crumbs Chief video for “Come Again” shown large on The Great Wall Of Oakland, sometime between 6pm and 11pm! They’re taking some photos for us, so we’ll be able to show you how it looks!

Finally, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be spreading our wings again, this time to Brazil, to play Bootie Rio on the 17th September! Full details and flyers as soon as we have them!

Ciao ciao!