Feb 012016
 

cover-andy-skellam-square2Andy Skellam is a Bristol based musician who creates an idiosyncratic blend of surreal folk & dissonant blues using acoustic/electric guitar, banjo and his baritone singing voice. His music reflects darkly humorous & deeply affecting absurdities.

Andy’s second full length album, Green Moat, was recorded in various locations near Bristol, UK using mostly analogue equipment & techniques. It was produced by Jesse D Vernon (This Is The Kit, The Moonflowers, The Fantasy Orchestra).

Green Moat plays like a surreal dreamscape, perhaps because it is a product of late nights spent hunched over a guitar beside the glowing embers of a fire whilst everyone sleeps. It has spawned from the dusty corners & dank barns of his feral childhood on a disused farm.

Although the songs were created in a rather solitary way, the album is a collaborative affair featuring Beth Porter (cello), Jamie Whitby Coles (drums) and Jesse MorningStar (bass, violin, keys) & vocals by regular collaborator George Morgan. 

The soundtrack to resting on a broken tree in mulchy woods… [it] has provoked comparisons to Syd Barrett and Nick Drake – artists who similarly managed to butterfly-pin the strangeness of English life in music’ Dan Weltman, Hollowbody, Snails. 

Andy is up there in my top three favourite guitarists of the new British ragtime guitar revolution’ Kate Stables, This Is The Kit.

He’s tall and thin, got cobwebs in his beard, falls asleep between sentences and hails from Herefordshire via Portsmouth. Andy’s voice is as mellow as a spadeful of Herefordshire soil in Autumn. His guitar playing is as steady as a grandfather clock showered by pine needles.

Andy has opened for artists such as Alastair Roberts, This is the Kit, Gravenhurst, Diane Cluck & Spiro, and has collaborated with Bristol contemporaries Rachael Dadd, Wig Smith & Hollowbody. He has toured Europe, South America and the UK.

Jun 222012
 

Out to Space (DOCD031) – perhaps a more Autumnal offering features 12 of their spacier and more cosmic sides. Available from 1st September 2012.

1 There we will find the sun (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

2 Shake it together (Shake It Together EP 1995)

3 Connotation vibration (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

4 Colours and sounds (Colours And Sounds 1995)

5 The Winkstress (Colours And Sounds 1995)

6 Planet dodo (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

7 Too much love (Colours And Sounds 1995)

8 Goldmine (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

9 Dreamlovers (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

10 Morning pipe (Don’t Just Sit There, Fly! 1997)

11 Jupiter (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

12 The river is flowing  (Don’t Just Sit There, Fly! 1997)

 

After a decade and a half of silence The Legendary Moonflowers reanimate themselves to dish out some of the ole magic at a time when the world needs it most. Like a multi headed hydra posing as King Arthur they have smuggled themselves onto the lineup of two of Albions finest festivals this summer: Camp Bestival in Dorset and Shamballa in the midlands and will perform backed by a whole tribe of singers, lutists and various troubadours their ethereal mix of ecstatic party music and heraldic spiritual yearning.

 

The band were famous in the 1990s for their psychedelic, sometimes naked shows and were beloved by their cult following. They also managed 5 albums before they dissapeared in rural france in the late ’90s which have stood the test of time where many have fallen by the wayside.

 

These albums are available digitally for the first time this year on Disco-Ordination records and the band are releasing two compilation CDs for the uninitiated:

 

The Moonflowers reconvened on the 11/11/11 (ending the show with a triumphant version of John Lennons Imagine “and the world will be as one, one, one ,one ,one, one. One”). The band had such fun they decided to do it again this year. Let the fun continue!

 

www.legendarymoonflowers.com

Jun 212012
 

Having Fun With The Moonflowers (DOCD032)– contains 12 of The Moonflowers  favourite hits and party tunes. Available from July 18th 2012. A great compilation for the summer .

1.Get Higher (Get Higher EP 1990)

2. Tighten Up (Tighten Up on the Housework Brothers and Sisters EP 1992)

3. Brothers and Sisters (Tighten Up on the Housework Brothers and Sisters EP 1992)

4. Revolution (Colours And Sounds 1995)

5. Ug (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

6. Share You’re Food (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

7. Come By Ours (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

8. Housework (Tighten Up on the Housework Brothers and Sisters EP 1992)

9. Disco-man (Covers EP 1992)

10. Pink Girl (Brainwashing and Heartists Blue Life Stripes 1997)

11. Song For Summer (From Whales To Jupiter 1993)

12. Cairo Disco (Brainwashing and Heartists Blue Life Stripes 1997)

 

After a decade and a half of silence The Legendary Moonflowers reanimate themselves to dish out some of the ole magic at a time when the world needs it most. Like a multi headed hydra posing as King Arthur they have smuggled themselves onto the lineup of two of Albions finest festivals this summer: Camp Bestival in Dorset and Shamballa in the midlands and will perform backed by a whole tribe of singers, lutists and various troubadours their ethereal mix of ecstatic party music and heraldic spiritual yearning.

 

The band were famous in the 1990s for their psychedelic, sometimes naked shows and were beloved by their cult following. They also managed 5 albums before they dissapeared in rural france in the late ’90s which have stood the test of time where many have fallen by the wayside.

 

These albums are available digitally for the first time this year on Disco-Ordination records and the band are releasing two compilation CDs for the uninitiated:

 

 

The Moonflowers reconvened on the 11/11/11 (ending the show with a triumphant version of John Lennons Imagine “and the world will be as one, one, one ,one ,one, one. One”). The band had such fun they decided to do it again this year. Let the fun continue!

 

www.legendarymoonflowers.com