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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Curtains Closed: A Eulogy for Finbarr Donnelly



Brian: "We have recorded this song about our dear old friend, the never to be forgotten Finbarr Donnelly of Nun Attax/Five Go Down to the Sea/Beethoven fame. 

Most of the band knew Finbarr Donnelly from when he and his band Five Go Down To The Sea? were living in Rotherhithe and then Shepherd's Bush, right up to when they morphed into Beethoven and up until that terrible day when he left this world a poorer place. 

I became particularly good friends with Donnelly and since his untimely passing on June 18th 1989 rarely does a day go by without my thinking about him. He was a real one- off, with a unique way of engaging with people, a unique way of looking at the world and his bands sounded like no other"

credits

released June 18, 2019
Vocals - Brian O'Brien
Bass - Jemma Freeman
Guitar - David Dodd
Drums - Andi Panayi
Keyboards - Simon Birch
Violin - Maris Peterlevics
Recorded and produced by Andy Ramsay (Stereolab)at Press Play Studios
www.pressplaystudio.co.uk

Saturday, 18 May 2019

A new track from Your Heterosexual Violence - Pauper's Funeral



Brian: "For anyone reading this who has experienced having to claim sickness benefits because they are far too ill to work, only to be told at one of these government/DWP Work Capability Assessments that they are in fact perfectly fit for work and so your benefits are stopping, this song should resonate.
Black Triangle do some excellent and very important work in agitating against the cruel and heartless DWP and their cuts and sanction culture but currently they are totally unfunded and have to fund their resistance costs from their own pockets.
All proceeds from the downloading of this song will be donated to the disability rights campaign group Black Triangle. Please pay what you can afford. Black Triangle is established to galvanise opposition to the current vicious attack on the fundamental human rights of disabled people by government using Work Capability Assessments to re-classify sick and disabled individuals as fit for work. For more infomation on the work of Black Triangle see www.facebook.com/blacktriangle11 "

Vocals - Brian O'Brien 
Vocals - Jemma Freeman 
Guitar - David Dodd 
Drums - Andi Panayi 
Keyboards - Simon Birch 
Bass - Paul Hood 
Violin - Maris Peterlevics

Mixed and produced by Andy Ramsay (Stereolab)

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The Second Celebration of Dave Eyre at the 100 Club Sees Us Return


Its been a long time since we played a gig as X-Amount, but in celebration of Dave Eyre, we will do it again at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London on Sunday March 31st. It will be an all-day event, with amazing musical acts, raising money for the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.  We will be on mid-afternoon, so please come early.

Tickets are available here: 100 Club Dave Eyre tickets

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Leave Your Mansions



"Leave Your Mansions" is a compilation of live performances by Salisbury duo Carpet. Recorded over two and a half years, in and around Salisbury, this is a collection of experimental, part-improvised gigs that feature drum machines, guitar, synthesisers and oscillators, presented in a continuous mix, much like the events themselves. Mostly downtempo in nature, this free download is a trip worthy of your attention.