X-RAY AUDIO

Last Wednesday, we formally launched the X-Ray project at London's Horse Hospital. It was an amazing event. I introduced the project by telling the story of the X-Ray records in the Soviet Union [...]

A RECORD FOR DEAD LONDONERS

We want to invite you to raise (money for) the dead. To mark Antique Beat’s London Month of the Dead, we have collected a set of new and re-incarnated songs about death by us and our old friends [...]

BLOWING AWAY THE COBWEBS

Here is an idea for a time of austerity and cuts to the arts – make your own instruments from any any old sh*t lying around the house. (I have been appalling my neighbours for while now by [...]

Smoke, Mirrors, Music, Movies

I finally got to series five of Breaking Bad (yeah, I know, two years after you did) and realised there are officially only two degrees of separation between me and Walter White. Todd, the new [...]

THE LONDON SANDMAN

Re. Dave McKean at Salon for the City June 26th-------Were you a fan of Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' series as I was as a youngster? Somehow it made the undeniable fairytale appeal [...]

LONDON GOLD – 32 STORIES

A couple of weeks back, with Suzette of A Curious Invitation, we held our 32 Londoners on The London Eye event.  Without any false modesty, I can shamelessly say it was absolutely [...]

APRIL LOVE LETTER

We are currently writing a new album. And that feels very, very good. I have mainly been working on films for the last year or so – there was the Indie Noir Heist psychodrama THE SUSPECT, [...]

IT’S A FINE LIFE

It is fifteen years ago today since the great London songwriter Lionel Bart died.  I love his songs.  I love the melodies, the slightly eastern european harmonies and the funny, [...]

AN EYEFUL OF LONDON

As well as looking for teleportation chambers when we were in Paris last month, we walked the city up and down. That is the best way to uncover its myths* I believe. We also benefitted from [...]

I LOVE MY UMBRELLA

"It feels as if this rain will never stop" you say, gazing out at a very damp London and feeling rather like one of the kids at the beginning of The Cat in a Hat.  But I don't mind. [...]