Hazel Mills News Update – Apr 2014
ADDING MACHINE – PACKAGE COMPLETE
This year, we played our first ever Adding Machine live shows as a four-piece. Our fourth member TJ Allen, who has returned from touring with Bat For Lashes, joined us for a well received warm-up show (see review in Artrocker) at The Lanes, Bristol, an in-store appearance at Rise Records for Record Store Day 2014, and support for the mighty Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) at The Exchange, Bristol.. Now we get our heads down in the studio for a bit. First stop, finishing single number two, ‘Square Piece’, then a surprise or two. Our next show is at Arctangent Festival on Aug 30th. Until then, watch this space 😉
AROUND THE GLOBE / THE PAPER CINEMA
Early this year, I was lucky enough to jet off to Brazil, Indonesia and France with The Paper Cinema. In Brazil we enjoyed the warmth and openness of our audiences/hosts, the delicious food and caipirinhas, joining in with a bit of samba, and our close proximity to Copacabana beach in Rio.
Our Indonesian friends were gentle, social media wizards, and we were surrounded by the sounds of distant calls to prayer, along with motorcycle madness and occasional calming gamalan. Paris greeted us with a beautiful former-farm venue, and, of course, wonderful local cheese, wine and bread!
Later in the year we pop over to China, followed by New Zealand, for some more “Odyssey” action. For now, we mark possibly the last ever London performances of Odyssey at Battersea Art Centre’s beautiful Grand Hall.
More gig info for The Paper Cinema:CLICK HERE
WILL GREGORY’S MOOG ENSEMBLE
15th May – Brighton Festival, All Saints Church
5h July – Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham
20th July – Orchestival
28th July – Bristol Old Vic Theatre
More info coming soon…
A BRISTOLIAN ‘RUSSIAN WINTER’
Along with 40-odd musicians from Bristol, I took part in three debut performances of multi-media collaboration ‘Russian Winter’. We performed music written by John E Vistic and Adam Coombs, which combined Thom Yorke influenced electronics with a John Barry-esque score.
This was performed in between readings from a film interpretation of Bulgakov’s The Master and Margerita. Live visuals from the film were projected on a large screen onstage.
A forthcoming ‘Russian Winter’ album and more live performances are on the cards. Keep updated HERE.