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The eight tracks and fifty odd minutes contained on Wild Light were not written by 65dos as much as unmade by them. Unmade from vast blueprints, the open source data of four minds trying to scramble some semblance of meaning from unbalanced times. Doxxed dream protagonists and muscle amnesia. Beginning with the tsunami of ‘Heat Death Infinity Splitter’ the all-seeing eye-of-the-storm ‘Prisms’ and the blind deep of ‘The Undertow’, ‘Wild Light’ is the sound of the unsayable and the unnamed, the ‘Blackspots’ that bloom in dreamland. Continuing with the half-awake opiate tides of “Sleepwalk City’ the album peaks with the stripped bare melody bank of ‘Taipei‘ before curving away in the ebbs and peaks of ‘Unmake the Wild Light‘ and the synth fortress of ‘Safe Passage’.

‘Wild Light’ was produced by long time conspirator Dave Sanderson (Jim Jones Revue, Hey Sholay, Little Man Tate) and 65daysofsatic, recorded at the Chapel, Lincolnshire, and mixed at Castle of Doom, Glasgow, by the inimitable Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastien/Mogwai). It was mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright. - Cambridge Junction

65 Days of Static live at the Cambridge Junction

Support from Thought Forms and Seeds & Bones

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Thought Forms started making music together in Wiltshire back in Spring 2004 and 2013 saw the release of their second album for Invada Records, “Ghost Mountain”.

Charlie Romijn (guitars / vocals), Deej Dhariwal (guitars / vocals) and Guy Metcalfe (drums) have already made their mark live – cultivating a colossal sound that bands twice their number would struggle to re-create, with appearances at various ATP events and tour support slots with Portishead and Esben and the Witch in [2013].

Thought Forms supported 65daysofstatic at the Junction, Cambridge.

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Very happy to see one my images of Sarah Angliss' performance at the Monomania Festival, Cambridge appear in this month’s (May) The Wire Magazine.

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Seeds & Bones is composed of sisters Fiona and Rachel Allison, alongside Xavier Watkins. The music they produce is a mix of dreamy textures upon a bed of lo-fi soulful beats, percussion and electronics, which provides a nostalgic backdrop to Fiona’s silvery voice.

Seeds & Bones supported 65dayofstatic at the Junction, Cambridge.

Photos taken for Slatethedisco.


Wild Beasts with support from East India Youth at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

The fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, will be released on 24th February 2014. The album opener, Wanderlust, will be released as the first single on the same day.

Present Tense is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain’s most innovative and vital bands,Present Tense sees the group’s ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Support Act now confirmed as East India Youth - Corn Exchange

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