Glatze supporting Melt Banana

WOOOOOOHAHAHA…what a BLAST!

Thanks to Capsule for giving me the opportunity to rip it up, before handing over to the crushing Lash Frezy + Mort, followed by the manic and wonderful Melt Banana!

Was a pleasure to play to a good sized crowd, on a good sized sound system. Best of all, people seemed to like Glatze and the Capsule girls offered me a slot at Supersonic (on the proviso they can tweak the schedule to fit me in…). That would be a great honour.


Many thanks to Pete for the image

Ampersand

My latest side project is a live improv group called Ampersand. We will be performing at the Old Mo on the 21st of May and throughout the region thereafter.

Our sound is a mixture of electronic and acoustic clicks and hums, articulated through the meeting of three distinct personas. Always a wild ride, our livesets take you from the most delicate to the most frantic.

Futuresonic 2009


I’m really pleased to announce that I (along with the mighty Centrifuge crew) will be appearing at this year’s Futuresonic festival. We are going to be doing a series of workshops and performances. I am collaborating with Scrubber Fox on something truly mentalist. He’s building some custom controllers for audio and visuals, and I am building a ‘midi-octopus’.

This is all gonna cost so if anyone knows any funding channels, or potential sponsors, we’d love to know.

Hope to see you in Manchester in May!

White Noise Festival

Thoroughly enjoyed White Noise. Some amazing music and I got to meet up with some good friends. Some great conversations and some proper belly laughs. Shame the turnout was low, despite my flyering efforts. I played to about 10 people, mainly other acts. Enjoyed it. I didn’t get my shit together to record it.

However, I was asked to do a mix at late notice for the Friday night. That was fun. Here it is:

[audio:glatze_MIX_whitenoise.mp3]

If you want the tracklist, get in touch…

Centrifuge 2nd Birthday Party – Glatze LIVE

The Centrifuge 2nd Birthday Party was a blast! I played a manic liveset, including my first live cover (of Black Sabbath’s ‘Black Sabbath’). My usual mix of odd kit and fun at all costs attitude were in full effect.

Big ups to the Centrifuge crew for making this happen. Shouts out to Vita, Ed, Maya, Alan, Rich, Tylth, Fora and my dad for making it down there.

Thanks to Ed for documenting stuff (including the picture below). ‘Official’ videos, pics and audio to follow!

Glatze in Birmingham

I just wanted to draw attention to this gig as it represents a bit of a breakthrough for me. Due to the mighty Centrifuge label I am lucky enough to play out pretty regularly in Nottingham and London but for a while I have been making an effort (not enough of one) to land a decent sized gig in Brum. I am pleased to announce that the lovable rogues at White Label Music have added me to the bill of their White Noise Festival. I hope this will be the start of something in Birmingham…just in time for me to move house again :) Hope to see you there!

Lobotomy gig

My latest sonic outing involved me mashing it up breakcore and gabba styleee at the latest Lobotomy. Was a top night but I might need to recover by writing some sweet ballads for a while – madness!