New Release: Drones

Today marks the release of my new track Drones through Turnstile Music.  Whilst I was finishing writing the track I had some ideas of how I wanted the video to look.  Those ideas developed, and I kept feeding them until it grew into something coherent.

So then, I decided to take the role of being a director in the video.  I had such strong feelings and thoughts about how the video should appear, it was the only logical step.  Drones is the first ever music video I have directed, and it was certainly a challenge.  Without the help and support of Jason Baker it would have not been possible at all.  Jason, Mandi and Flavien were a great team to work with and I owe them a lot for helping me bring my vision to life.

It brings me so much pleasure to release this track and video out into the world!!

Watch the video here.



Artistic Director Series with Beth Orton announced.

I will be joining 12 other female musicians from across the UK next week for the Artistic Director Series, this year being led by Beth Orton.  I am thrilled to announce i’ll be joining women in hope to raise the profile of women in music, which Brighter Sound decided to highlight as previous years applications showed a vast under representation of women.

Read more in the press release below.

Beth Orton Residency

Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series #4 – Beth Orton – Brighter Sound// // //

In February, singer-songwriter Beth Orton will be collaborating on new material with 13 specially selected up-and-coming female musicians during a week-long residency at Manchester’s Band on the Wall. On 20th February Beth and the residency participants will perform the fruits of the week’s endeavours, live at a special finale event.

Beth Orton is a BRIT Award-winner and two-time Mercury Prize nominee who has collaborated with Bert Jansch, Emmylou Harris, Beck, and Terry Callier among others. Her masterful songwriting and emotionally evocative vocal style – infusing intimate folk reminiscent of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell with lilting and subtly atmospheric pop flourishes – has continuously evolved, yet always retained an intriguing mix of fragility and transcendence which never fails to move and inspire fans around the world. Her most recent album is 2012’s Sugaring Season, which Vogue called “A beautiful timely album, full of melancholy.”

Beth’s wealth of experience in the music industry, the eclectic mix of genres she works in, and her experimental approach to creating music all add to what will be a brilliant week and a truly unique performance.

The Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series gives emerging musicians a unique opportunity to experiment, collaborate and perform, encouraging new ways of working, thinking and approaching creativity. This way of connecting and supporting musicians was something that appealed immediately to Beth:

“I am thrilled to be asked to support and take part in this exciting and important project. Getting the chance to mentor — or simply the opportunity to stand as witness to — the diverse, and possibly unheard, talents of artists from all across the UK fills me with curiosity and some apprehension!  If I’m lucky I will get to share some of what has been passed along to me over the years.”

An interview with Electronic Music Wales

Hari from Electronic Music Wales was kind enough to invite me to do an interview for their site.
You can read our chat here – EMW

Covering topics – cheating in music, live electronic improvisation, stealing culture and field recordings, what it’s like to release through a label, studying music in the University of Wales, Newport, and other bits and bobs.



Image: Zoltan Nagy


This week is a busy one for me.

I’m excited to do my second performance as part of a new project (Only You Can Reset It) tonight, at The Island, Bristol.

Only You Can Reset it first appeared in October 2013 as part of a pop up record shop, and are returning with a fuller sound and a more developed set.  We are Kayla Painter and Jon Worsley, and we take influence from all the music people.  People have said it sounds like: experimental cheesecake, Modeselector, Thom Yorke, Lakota @ 3am, January never ends so stay indoors and make some sweet music.  Happy with the feedback we have received we’re looking to expand on what we’re doing and you’ll hear more from us very soon.

If your intrigued to hear what KP and Jilk sound like in a lasagne together, come along to the Island tonight.  Its free entry, suggested donation of £3 is welcome but not forced, and its not deemed (even by our social standards) as rude if you don’t want to donate.

You’ll also be delighted to hear some experimental auditory ness from Seth Cooke & Dominic Lash, and Timothy C Holehouse & Raxil4.  Henry Lee Colins (aka Shitmat) has curated the night and will be joining in opening with a half an hour set.

Hope to see you there.

Times as follows:

1800-1830 – Shitmat

1830-1915 – Only You Can Reset it

1930-2000 – Seth Cooke and Dominic Lash

2015-2100 – Timothy C Holehouse and Raxil4


Drawn Recordings, Bank Holiday all day-er.


Yesterday I played a set at No.51 on Stokes Croft in Bristol.  Drawn Recordings – Bank Holiday all dayer.

I was on at 8pm and by this time the live drawing had just come to a finish in the garden and the evening was kicking off.  Was great fun to play another venue in Bristol, and to be involved with such a nice event.  I followed a folky duo on to the stage and played for half an hour.  After my set was Bannau (Jamie Thomas) – also a graduate from the music course at Newport University.Was a lovely night and a good way to enjoy the bank holiday monday.

Live drawing in the garden – Holly Maguire‘s finished piece below.