Recording with Kodiak Island.

I was in the studio yesterday with my band Kodiak Island….our next release ‘The Lemon E.P.‘ is getting closer….it will once again be released on the fab Musical BEAR label, hopefully in June. I’ll let you know as we progress. We are also sorting out a few summer festivals and gigs.

Cassettes and synths.

I have a new audio project I’m working on. It involves cassette tapes, a laptop, a synth, a microphone, a guitar, and Logic. So far it has produced this….    

Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

The Yellow Moon Band 2006 – 2009 The Yellow Moon Band (2006 – 2009) Jo Bartlett – Rhythm Guitar Rudy Carroll – Lead Guitar and Mandolin. Danny Hagan – Bass Guitar Mathew Priest – Drums Ali Byworth – Drums This was the band we had, running along side us while still curating our Green Man Festival, here we are on stage with […]

Lank Haired Girl To Bearded Boy

It’s Jo and Danny 1999 – 2005 In early 1999 Danny and I were living in a basement flat in North London, we had both given up our jobs at indie labels – Cherry Red in Danny’s case and Ultimate Records in mine, to pursue our own music full time. This was either a very […]

Jingle Jangle: C86 – just before and just after.

C-86, for those that don’t know, is the name commonly given to the start of what is now called ‘indie’. One of the N.M.E.’s series of cover mounted tapes, C-86 was compiled by NME writers Roy Carr, Neil Taylor and Adrian Thrills. They licensed tracks from labels like Creation, Subway and Dan Treacy’s Dreamworld Records. The ‘C-86’ […]

Green Man Festival 2003

Danny and I founded the Green Man Festival in 2003 and curated it until our departure in November 2011. Some of the many artists we booked include, Robert Plant, The National, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, James Blake, Four Tet, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Fleet Foxes, Billy Bragg, Jarvis Cocker and so […]