A three piece Japanese band featuring robots called Z-machines has teamed up with composer Squarepusher to create a five track album of songs only playable by the bands 78 fingered guitarist MACH, keyboard player COSMO and 22 armed drummer ASHURA.
“We have enjoyed our time making music together immensely but simply it’s now time for us to move on. We would like to thank all our fans, friends, families who have supported us over the years. We also offer a big thank you to all of the artists who we have had the pleasure of sharing stages with and the all of the venues who continue to promote live music.”
Their farewell tour includes gigs in Whelan’s, Dublin on Thursday, December 5; De Barra’s in Clonakilty, Co. Cork on Friday, December 13; and Róisín Dubh in Galway on Sunday, December 15. Their final gig will be in The Pavilion in Cork, on December 28, when they’ll attempt to have all present and previous band members on stage together.
John Duignan, bassist with Waterford blues-rockers Kodakid writes:
Very sorry to be bothering you but we’re in a proper pickle here. We opened the Sea Sessions festival at the weekend on the main stage at 6.30pm. We took loads of footage on a Sony camera, which, unfortunately, went missing (cause of missing camera is potentiallyone too many but it was a music festival. It was expected :)) We really need to get the camera back as the video to our next single is going to be made up of loads of on the road footage and the camerahas loads of this, including studio work. We know full well the reach that Broadsheet has so if you could assist we’d really appreciate it. As a reward we are offering the person who finds it passes to all of our gigs in 2013 along with some pretty exclusive merchandise, which we will personalise as much as possible. Thanks in advance for helping us out here. You could be a life-saver!
Roman Antix, the band fronted by a 21 year-old Russell Crowe (aka Russ le Roq) and his mate Billy Dean Cochran that would evolve into 30 Odd Feet Of Grunts, perform What’s The Difference on NZ pop show Shazam! in 1985.