Live footage from the Drone Rock Records show case in Brighton
Hive Mind is now available on Bandcamp and Spotify, and psychical copies can be purchased over at Drone Rock Records, or check your local distributor for international orders.
Reviews have also started to come in:
“…masterful work that will transport you hither and yon, it ought only to enhance Stereocilia’s critical and commercial status while cementing Drone Rock Records’ reputation for eclectic and praiseworthy releases. May they both live long and prosper.” – Terrascope
“…By the end of the record you really feel like you’ve been on a journey… one that you may be in a hurry to repeat.” – Psych Insight Music
“…bewitching, entrancing and, above all, utterly, utterly beautiful” – Dayz of Purple and Orange
I’m happy to announce that my new album, ‘Hive Mind’ will be released by the Brighton based label, Drone Rock Records. Links to the pre-sale and album information below.
‘Hive Mind’ is the 3rd full length album from Stereocilia, and heaviest to date. This 4 track album spanning over 40 minutes takes you on a journey exploring the boundaries of drone and psych. ‘Hive Mind’ also sees Stereocilia collaborating with another musician for the first time, with a guest appearance from Thought Forms drummer, Guy Metcalfe. Guy brings his unique drumming style to the 20+ minute sonic exploration, ‘Another Sleepless Dream’ and adds a new dimension to ever evolving project that is Stereocilia.
“Yet again Drone Rock have brought us something different and thought-provoking. ‘Hive Mind’ works on so many levels it is staggering. It is bewitching, entrancing and, above all, utterly, utterly beautiful.”
Dayz of Purple And Orange
“By the end of the record you really feel like you’ve been on a journey, one that you may be in a hurry to repeat.”
Hive mind will be a total pressing of 300 records, with two variants:-
150 copies on transparent blue heavyweight vinyl with splatter effects.
150 copies on transparent blue vinyl
You can stream the first track ‘The Water Has No darkness’
I shall be having an album launch show at the Cube in Bristol on Saturday the 25th November. I will be joined on stage by Guy Metcalfe who will be helping me bring the album to life for the first time. I’m excited to be sharing the bill with Rotten Bliss from London and Bristol’s finest drum and vocal duo, EP/64. Links to event page here
I shall be heading out across Europe again next month, visiting all new places. I look forward to seeing some of you there!
on the 28th September I shall also be doing a live score to the film “The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty” directed by Esfir Shub in 1927. This is a warm up event to the Bristol Radical Film Festival.
Next gig is on the 17th at The Exchange, Bristol supporting Chris Forsyth. Advance tickets can be purchased here
I’m Happy to announce my new EP ‘It Wells from the Rock, and Flows Away’ is out now on Champion Version. This super limited edition 7″ will be lathe cut to order and will only be available for 7 days. It will never be released by Champion Version on this format again and they will only make as many copies as are pre-ordered. Orders shipping out within 28 days of being placed. Limited to one copy per person/household. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Stereocilia’s debut with Champion Version and what a cracker it is. ‘It Wells From The Rock, And Flows Away’ opens with ‘The March Burn’, an otherworldly ascent into Bristol guitarist John Scott’s ambient timbre. It’s a seductive soundscape of swirling guitar drone backwashes infiltrated by subtle electric bass textures. The sublime splendour of ‘On the Plateau’ follows with Scott establishing a spectral mood with haunting guitar chord progressions looped over droning overtones and effected feedback. Stunning atmospherics.”
Thanks to Sarah James who filmed the last part of my gig with Daniel Lanois last week at the Lantern
Last UK show before I head out across Europe in April, will be at the Lantern Bristol, supporting the excellent Daniel Lanois. Tickets can be purchased here
I shall be heading out on tour next month to coincide with the release of my new EP ‘A Late Spring Never Lies’ Dates and links below. I shall also be spending 3 days at the Worm Studio in Rotterdam, recording parts for my new album which will be out next year.
23/03/2017 | Colston Hall Lantern | Bristol | with Daniel Lanois | Info
07/04/2017 | DOC | Paris, FR | Info
08/04/2017 | Koffie & Ambacht | Rotterdam, NL | Info
10/04/2017 | De Audio Plant | Antwerp, BE | Info
11/04/2017 | TBC
13/04/2017 | Madame Claude Berlin | Berlin, DE | Info
14/04/2017 | LAS | Poznan, PL | Info
15/04/2017 | Oberdeck | Hanover, DE | Info
16/04/2017 | Magasin 4 | Brussels, BE | with Gnod | Info
28/04/2017 | Cube Microplex | Bristol | with Flowers Must Die | Info
(Photo: Jan Dobry)