A rough-cut for the video for You're The One Who Started it is up now on youtube. Filmed by BBC Persia + The Borg @ Bar-Ax's FREEDOM OF MUSIC night @ Shepherds Bush Hall 11th July 2009:

You're The One Who Started it, written by The Mekano Set and Austin Davey (The Stuns) is dedicated to all our Meks, past, present and future. SWIDT?

The Mekano Set

It's actually not one of my favourite tunes of ours, but it seemed the most appropriate after we looked at the footage. We've just burned a rough copy of the whole gig for Lee's Mum. But no, you can't have a copy of it. At least not until we've seen all the footage available.


I smell Cava? News then. There's an interview with us @ the newly overhauled Derive website.

In otherness, I'm reliably informed that the Bush Hall gig was filmed by the BBC (who also interviewed Sahara), and Mekanoid Mike Borg. From what I've seen it looks (and sounds) really excellent. Footage from the gig is being used in a video for the song You're The One Who Started It.

Now that the warm glow of the last gig has cooled, we've returned to afternoons on the beach, but also started work on a new song we're over-excited about. Sounds like a cross between Sneaker Pimps and Kate Bush.

It will hopefully be out and about as soon as we've sorted out the mix. Definitely be doing it live next time.

I think I'm not blogging and stuff much these days because all the ideas and energy are going into other things (making music rather than writing about making music, plus actually getting out of the house once in a while).

We're off to see Wrapped in Plastic on friday night!

Until then. "I just know that something good is gonna happen."



The Mekano Set

Well that was really an excellent evening in the company of FONT @ Shepherd's Bush Hall on Thursday night. Really wonderful venue staffed by a really helpful and down-to-earth bunch of people. Thanks and very well done to everyone that braved the travel nightmares and came along. And cheers for dancing along!

Hopefully we'll have some photos from the gig up and around soon but meanwhile there's a few pre-gig snaps along with evidence of our much needed day off in Brighton @ flickr.com

My fellow Meks were really on-form, really good to have our friend and long-term supporter Russ onboard for the evening to add some much-needed noise and texture. I think that has to be the best we've sounded to-date. We all found it hard to keep still, which was tricky considering the amount of gear that was on-stage (I was convinced I was going to fall off the front of the stage). After a tough year the last couple of gigs have given me some much needed confidence boosting. We've learned a lot over the last eighteen months and it feels like the efforts have been worth it. Some great moments and I think we should have some video evidence to play around with as a result.

Special thanks to Flame On Jim for acting as our chaueffeur for the evening. And blessings to FONT for inviting us to play and generally being so welcoming.

More soon,



Some useful info for those of you concerned about getting to the Bush Hall gig tomorrow night: http://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/HTML/tube-strike.htm

We've had a great week putting the set together and hanging out, working really hard, so treated ourselves to a particularly boozy day on the beach on Monday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mekanoset/

There's also a feature with a bit of an interview with us @ http://bar-ax.com/bands/

Oh and I should also add that our friend Ruse (Infernal Salon, Occulture, HRT) will be helping out with all manner of unusual noises @ tomorrow night's gig.

Really looking forward to it!



This doesn't have the right edge to be a joke. I think it's real. "Lasermetal". And they "refuse to use any loops or pre programmed sequences." A clever-metal mentality with different brand-names...

"Nightsatan is a three piece synthesizer band from Turku Finland. They call their own music lasermetal and refuse to use any loops or pre programmed sequences. Everything you hear is played live. Drums are played on Roland SPD-series drumpads and numerous synthesizers are played through evil distortion pedals. On the cover of their first single (Steel Diamond) they feature Moog Source, Casio DG-20 and Yamaha KX-5."

Pure Spinal Tap. And there's no way I want to hear it.