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AK/DK used in worldwide bandcamp campaign

We think bandcamp is the best thing since sliced bread – it’s allowed us to stay independent, whilst sell and distribute our music worldwide. Now they’re using our track Lost: Eric to promote the new ‘Discoverinator‘ function.

Have a look here; http://blog.bandcamp.com/2012/06/07/behold-the-glory-of-the-discoverinator/

Photo of a blue copy of Dispatch #1 on cassetteAnd while you’re at it – zip over to our bandcamp page to get one of the last few remaining Cassettes…

Nice!

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Damo Suzuki, Ann Shenton, Feline1 and AK/DK

Photo of Damo Suzuki singing and Ann Shenton playing Theremin

We had the pleasure of acting as ‘soundcarriers’ for legendary Can frontman; Damo Suzuki at his show in Brighton on 19th June. The show also featured Ann Shenton (from Large Number / Add N to X) and Feline1.

Damo’s philosphy of ‘Instant Composition’ or improvisation has seen him play a never-ending tour since 1983.

Above is a short excerpt of the show for those who missed it (however 4mins of a 1.5hr show doesn’t really do it justice!).

And here’s a collection of photos from the event taken by Melita Dennett;

Damo Suzuki

And here is a lovely cartoon experience of the event by Missy Tassles;

http://missytassles.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/brighton-part-2/

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UK/European Tour with The Dandy Warhols

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be supporting The Dandy Warhols on their UK/European tour in April. We’ll be playing with them on the following dates;


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  • 19/04/12 – GLASGOW, UK – GARAGE – TICKETS
  • 21/04/12 – LONDON, UK – HMV FORUM – TICKETS
  • 23/04/12 – ZURICH, CH – ALBART – TICKETS
  • 25/04/12 – AMSTERDAM, NL – MELKWEG MAX – TICKETS
  • 26/04/12 – DUSSELDORF, DE – ZAKK – TICKETS
  • 27/04/12 – BRUSSELS, BE – ANCIENNE BELGIQUE – TICKETS
  • 29/04/12 – PARIS, FR – OLYMPIA – TICKETS
  • 30/04/12 – LUXEMBOURG, LU – DEN ATELIER – TICKETS

We’ll keep you up to date with our tales from the road trip through our tour diary… keep ’em peeled.

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Dispatch #1 On Cassette

Dispatch #1 was released last year on very limited edition cassette (250 copies). Each one is hand numbered and features an individual linocut print. Don’t worry if you don’t have a cassette deck anymore – they all come with free download versions (we’ve even included bonus download versions with the authentic tape hiss!).

You can get it now from our Bandcamp Store:

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Video: Tracers

This is a little video that we made to compile all our old favourite 80s cartoons. The track is ‘Tracers’ which we recorded late last year.

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Singles are finished!

AK/DK making the singleWe spent the evening last night drinking beers and packaging up our first single – Dispatch #1. Each cassette is hand numbered and comes with a special hand-printed linocut artwork. A special shoutout to Jimmy who helped us with the printing – thanks for the inky fingers!

The cassette is available from our bandcamp – http://akdk.bandcamp.com and comes with a free digital download version. We have included two versions of the download – one is recorded back off the cassette so you can make your mp3 player sound like an 80’s cassette walkman… geeky retro?

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AK/DK, Johanna Bramli, and metaLuna perform at John Cage exhibition

Flyer for a nod to Cage at the De La Warr Pavillion

We are proud to be playing as part of the exhibition of John Cage’s work at the De La Warr Pavillion.

We have been collaborating with metaLuna and Johanna Bramli on a piece inspired by John Cage’s 1963 piece ‘Cartridge Music‘. We have used the beautiful architecture of the building to create a graphical score which metaLuna will animate and project onto the building in realtime. AK/DK and Johanna Bramli will then interpret the score using contact mics and record cartridges to pick up different sounds from the building.

We are heavily influenced by Cage’s work, particularly experimental electronic pieces such as this, so we are honored to be a part of this great exhibition.

 

 

Link to De La Warr Pavillion:

http://www.dlwp.com/WhatsOn/TheatrePerformanceDetail.aspx?EventId=1016

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Gig Supporting Fujiya & Miyagi

Flyer for Fujiya & Miyagi gig

We’re excited about playing with one of our favourite bands; Fujiya & Miyagi this saturday. It’s gonna be a blinder – their new album is proper good! We’re becoming the house band for the club night ‘yeahyeahindustrialestate’ so well be playing there every couple of months and hopefully collaborating with the headliners and creating some new noises for ya…

 

Here’s a link to the night’s Facebook event –

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeah-Yeah-Industrial-Estate/136292229766100

 

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New Photos

We spent a bit of time with Crusoe who took some beautiful new press shots for us. They’re great ’cause they don’t have our faces in! Here’s some of the best;

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Studio Sessions

AK/DK's Studio Setup

Studio Setup

We were in the studio last week working on the next single – recorded a couple of stonkers! Here’s some pictures;

 

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