A new song with vocodered guitars and other sweet noises up at Soundcloud:

Simm (Demo) by mekanoset

Also, I know we've probably already mentioned it but again, it's nice to know that 'pop' music can still do something so off-the-wall, genuine (and genuinely weird): Die Antwoord (via Adam Buxton's Bug show):



Had a fantastic time on Friday in London. Me and Pickles (the class of 2005) subdued a couple of hundred people with Revolutions.

There's something really intense about singing when you have no idea what words or sounds are going to come out until you start. An unmic'd melodika and a voice with no script.

"Sorry if that seemed like I was asking you to knit me a jumper."

Hanging out with Nige and aching all over from lugging all the gear from one bit of London to the next under the added weight of a touch of flu / sleep deprevation.

"Sleight of hand. The art of shop-lifting and card tricks and invisibility. Because too many people fall asleep on their feet."

Bit of a party at our place on Saturday nite so no chance to catch up on sleep. Ho hum. This week = video editing, a bit of work on the book and re-mixing You Make Me Feel Like a Smiths Song for the EP. Also sifting through tracks for some potential collaborations...


This is England '86

Nostalgia for unpleasant times. Nice to see something not set in London or Manchester for a change though eh?

The Mekano Set



"Coats are great though aren't they? Always a pocket to keep your portable cassette player and sweets." Inspired. Elementary Recordings



Next live date = Friday 17th September @ Second Floor Cafe, Netil House, Hackney, E8 3RL. I'll be doing Revolutions with BeatnikSoup:


After a batch of gigs we tend to take a natural breather. We've managed to do at least one live thing a month so far this years (several in some cases, plus Lee's DJ sets and my live-soundtrack sets with BeatnikSoup.

After a gig, the urge to makes noise returns after a day or so. This time it's been about three weeks of avoiding anything to do with music.

It's been good to have a proper break. I've been doing a spot of travelling (and picking up a little video footage along the way). But it's a relief that the creative urges have returned after all. I'm currently toying with a mix of a mirthful song called 'He's No Gigolo.'

We have completed a new E.P. We're just waiting on the artwork. Me and Lee have started working on a couple of new ideas. You can check soundcloud for the latest mixes: http://soundcloud.com/mekanoset/

Next gig: performing Revolutions in Hackney, Friday 17th September @ Second Floor Cafe, Netil House, E8 3RL. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154120287937872