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20.04.2020 - Blabbermouth vs. Murray Lachlan Young

Whilst we at Dirter HQ remain lazy and locked, the irrepressible Blabbermouth chaps keep on keeping on. This time with a new project with poet Murray Lachlan Young. So at last, there is something happening.

Video – produced by Marek Pytel of Reality Film / visuals by VJ Jules Shapter and live iPhone footage shot at the BBC Radio6 festival – the true dawn of the bag-headed religious order of ‘The Keavenu’ as it actually went down only a few long weeks ago. You can see it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q–3_Jy7dAk&feature=share

You can pay what want for the download here:

https://blabbermouth2018.bandcamp.com/track/on-the-7th-day

You can read all about it here:

BLABBERMOUTH VS MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG present their new single On The Seventh day.

Blabbermouth are Punk guitar legend Lu Edmonds (PIL, The Damned, Mekons, Shriekback, three Mustaphas3 et al.) and master-drummer Mark Roberts (Massive Attack, The Godfathers & Neneh Cherry) . The duo have now teamed up with Murray Lachlan Young – poet in residence at BBC6music – to unleash a powerful Psych/Prog/Punk spoken-word track “ON THE SEVENTH DAY” taking old testament book of Genesis and rededicating it to the creation of chocolate biscuits (what else?).

Out now, the single is taken from the forthcoming musical collection The Edge of Reason.

After causing a serious stir at the BBC6music festival – when, with upturned orange Sainsbury’s bags on their heads, they conscripted the crowd to become initiates in a new religious order ‘The Keavenu’ – dedicated to the worship of BBC6 music DJ – Shaun Keaveny.

“Like fat white family – free from melodic strictures. Lysergic edicts ejaculated into the unsuspecting audience via the hip priest of poetry MLY supported by one of the most dysfunctionally dynamic bands in town. Plain or Milk? YOU DECIDE” Shaun Keaveny BBC6 Music

BBC Radio 6’s Chris Hawkins, who announced the band, joked that BBCRadio1 had wanted the band for 1’s Big Weekend due to the colossal commerciality of the project – “Surreal. Wicker Man meets Monty Python in complete musical anarchy”, he said later.

Shaun Keaveny, who mysteriously appeared in the room with Doctor Who actor Jodie Wittaker, was immediately ushered on stage and decked out in his own high-priestly robes & upturned orange Sainsbury’s bag hat – to sit on divine Temple Bells.

Broadcasting legend Mark Radcliffe declared the gig ‘Excellent’ but took issue with the mixed messages given by usage (and the possible misusage of) the words – ‘plain’ and ‘dark’ chocolate.

DJ and BBC6music founding father Gideon Coe later played the track on his weekly 6music show – saying it was a “highlight” of the festival (admittedly it was the only act he saw as he wasn’t feeling well).

BBC6 music news’ Matt Everitt, declared the whole thing to be Brilliant and “really quite peculiar”.

Described by crowd-members as: ‘Talking Heads meets Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band’ or ‘What the Fat White Family wish they were’ and ‘it’s the right time for this sort of thing to be happening again (I think)…’.

Murray Lachlan Young & Blabbermouth subsequently decided to go ahead and release the track as a Single, in the hope that there is a place in today’s world for pseudo-religious bombast and wholly ridiculous subject matter (NB: as originally suggested by Shaun Keaveny for Murray’s weekly BBC6music poem) and also that it might offer some light relief for music fans, many of whom have had Nick Cave on loop for quite some time now.

Additional Credits: recorded by co-producer Adie Hardy (Unit2 studios) and featuring the bass guitar of Derek Chai and the dulcet tones of soprano Melanie Pappenheim. Mark Roberts plays percussion & synths, Lu Edmonds plays cümbüş & sings bVox.

Further information :

This project features the well-known poet MURRAY LACHLAN-YOUNG and a new band called BLABBERMOUTH performing soundscapes & grooves along with cutting-edge VJ Jules Shapter on live visuals & video mapping. We combine these into a semi-improvised (i.e. we can’t rehearse so we have to make it all up as we go along) live performance of our album “The Edge of Reason” which is to be released by Dirter Promotions in September.

Murray Lachlan-Young – for over 25 years has performed across the UK; currently BBC 6 poet-in-residence and often on Radio 4. His career spans everything from stand-up to Edinburgh festivals, test match special, a residency at CERN even the main stage at Glastonbury festival. His last collection was an Amazon best-seller and he would love to learn to levitate.

Blabbermouth – is a new project by veteran guitarist Lu Edmonds & master drummer Mark Roberts along with many prominent collaborators, singers & producers from all over the world as well as multilingual voice-robots. Regular readers will be aware that they released their debut album “HöRSPIEL” in 2019 on Dirter to critical acclaim.

20.03.2020 - .

17.03.2020 - Fucking virus

We’ll be closing the shop soon. A newsletter will be sent out to people on the list. No idea when we’ll be back. Of course we don’t, nobody does.

Look after yourselves and those that can’t look after themselves.

What a load of shit.

Peace.

Steve & Karen x

24.01.2020 - NWW Trippin’ Musik issues

We have been made aware that a few copies have vinyl that is not up to standard. We will issue replacements within the next month or so. We were also short shipped on our original order, so we have requested replacements for any faulty ones and the extra copies that we originally ordered. Please bear with us and we will update the website in due course.

UPDATE 16 FEBRUARY

We are having to get some new test pressings made. This is to ascertain if the fault lies with the stampers being damaged, or if it was just down to careless handling and packing of the finished records. This process will take a while, so if your copy is faulty, hang in there. It WILL be sorted. Thanks again.

04.12.2019 - faUSt plays Faust (IV) Düsseldorf December 11

We at Dirter so nearly made it for this but our plans were scuppered, but you still can and you’d be mad to miss it…

22.11.2019 - R.I.P. Duncan Sanderson

R.I.P. Duncan Sanderson. Another Pink Fairy and another all time hero of us at Dirter HQ, knocks it all the head.
Gutted. So long Sandy, away to Never Never Land.

20.09.2019 - Larry Wallis (19 May 1949 – 19 September 2019)

Goodbye Lazza. You and a couple of others genuinely changed my life forever. When’s The Fun Begin? I think it just ended.

22.08.2019 - Blabbermouth Deep State Video

We are delighted to present the new video for the incredible “Deep State” here. Album “HöRSPIEL” and Deep State 7″ available from the shop NOW.

19.02.2019 - Demos

Dear All,

We are getting an awful lot of demo submissions. Whilst we would love to listen to them all, we simply cannot. We don’t even find the time to listen to music that we’ve bought for ourselves these days! So please feel absolutely free to send stuff in, but please don’t take it personally if we don’t reply. There are only 2 of us doing this…

Thank you for your understanding.

Steve & Karen x

22.10.2018 - Capri-Batterie & Stewart Lee – Bristol Fashion

We can finally announce the forthcoming release of this wonderful collaboration between the trio Capri-Batterie and the truly unique Stewart Lee.

The vinyl LP, limited to 500 copies, will available to pre-order soon from this website and will also be available to buy at the Café Oto show to support the release of the LP.

Get tickets for the show here: Cafe Oto

From Café Oto:

“Capri-Batterie:
A trio comprised of Kordian Tetkov on drums, Tim Sayer on trumpet and electronics and Matthew Lord on Bass and Saxophone. With an unrestricted approach to improvisation that embraces the philosophy of ‘freedom’, as an affront to oppression in all its modern day manifestations, this is music making unafraid of ideology and charged with abstraction. The intensity levels achieved by Capri-Batterie are uncharacteristic for a small ensemble and the belligerent and anarchic fervour with which they coalesce the aesthetics of industrial rock, free jazz and noise art render their performances a highly energetic and intense undertaking.”

“Stewart Lee:
Highly regarded writer, stand-up comedian and director. Stewart Lee has been described as “the comedian’s comedian, and for good reason” by The Times, whilst he has described himself as “fat” and his performance as “positively Neanderthal, suggesting a jungle-dwelling hermit, struggling to coax notes out of a clarinet that has fallen from a passing aircraft”. Despite this, Stewart has been involved in numerous interesting musical projects and maintains a strong association with the avant-garde and improvised scene.”