Thursday, 16 December 2010

XA2010


Exactly one year ago today I released a Christmas album and I've decide to do another one this year. It's been recorded first take in two days last week and it's quite crazy and out of tune but i hope you enjoy it :-)
You can download it from HERE.
ENJOY!
p.s. An extremely limited run of physical copies will be available when you buy the '105' 7" from Rough Trade Shops. The CD will also include last years Christmas album.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

105

Video for '105' premiered yesterday. Dir.: Simone Pellegrini.

Monday, 6 December 2010

A Classic Education - Terrible Day (Banjo or Freakout remix)



a remix i've done for my bros ACE. check it out on
RCRD LBL.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

november mix



01 ABWEICHENDES VERHALTEN Die Protopopows
02 GROUP INERANE Deran Deran
03 LUCKY DRAGONS Hollow New Friens (Live)
04 HARALD GROSSKOPF So Weit So Gut
05 BRUNER Wichita Lineman
06 AUTOMAT Mecadence
07 SNORETEX Gygax
08 BOB DYLAN You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

DOWNLOAD HERE

Thursday, 25 November 2010

PRE-ORDER 105 7"



Pre-order the 105 7" from the amazing people at BOOMKAT, NORMAN RECORDS, PICCADILLY, PUREGROOVE, ROUGH TRADE, MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES, RARE BOOK ROOM. It's white vinyl limited to 500 copies and it looks amazing! :-)

Monday, 22 November 2010

some photos from the banjo/gold panda tour

usa on the way to newcastle
merch
merch+the boys
day off
les savy fav best punk band alive
late night snack at etap hotel. what a dream.
best motorway station ever
the lake district
steve and ajay
love
the perfect bed
life on the road can be tough


Friday, 12 November 2010

105



good weekend news.. listen to my new single on pitchfork now!

Saturday, 30 October 2010


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

since we last met



my friends at dfa records asked me to cover this NDF song that i totally love. check it out along with the original on pitchfork.
also check the immense villalobos remix here.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

banjo mix october




01 THE BOOKS Free Translator
02 GEORGE WILLIAMS Akuku Nu Bonto
03 GIOVANOTTI MONDANI MECCANICI Au Journ De La Separation
04 THE GODZ May You Never Be Alone
05 BOW STREET RUNNERS Electric Star
06 CLAUDIO ROCCHI Il Passo Da Fare
07 THE DURUTTI COLUMN Beginning
08 CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE One + Two + Three ...
09 LINDA PERHACS Hey, Who Really Cares?

DOWNLOAD HERE.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

banjo november uk shows



playing some uk shows with my friend GOLD PANDA in november. should be fun!

11 Nov - Brighton Audio
13 Nov - Newcastle The Cut
15 Nov - Manchester Ruby Lounge
16 Nov - Glasgow King Tuts
18 Nov London Corsica Studios
19 Nov - Bristol Start The Bus
20 Nov - Norwich Arts Centre

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Walls - Gaberdine (Nathan Fake Long Remix)


Epic Nathan Fake remix premiered on Pitchfork. Check it out!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

WAY SLOW

Hey
Ok, so I've been busy with
WALLS and still touring with them and having a great time and BANJO has been quite for such a loooooooong time but there's a lot of news re new single, new tour and oh my god finally my album coming in the next weeks. In the meantime...

WAY SLOW is a series of very limited tapes/cds sponsored by the lovely people at LEFSE RECORDS.

The point of the tape series is to have bands doing music they wouldn't usually put on an album or official releases so since I have a million songs lost in my hard drive i thought it would have been a good thing to do. The seven songs I choose are songs I've written through the last three years and are quite different from the stuff you will find on the album..

You can pre-order a tape/cd HERE and listen to "Over There" on PITCHFORK.
Here's the tracklist (includes 0156 which is the first song I've ever written as Banjo or Freakout if you're into statistics):

01 0156
02 Street Runners
03 75
04 Over There
05 Bad As it looks
06 Is That All
07 Vasto Beach

take it easy
alessio

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Friday, 3 September 2010

offset festival on sunday

haven't played a banjo shows in ages and will not play shows for a while after this so if you happen to be around and want to come and check us out we play the white heat stage at 13.45. more info HERE. only gonna play new songs three piece band going to be like this:

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

WALLS - HANG FOUR video

Awesome video from the awesome people at MORPHOLOGIC.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Kentish Town


WALLS remix Tracey Thorn HERE

Monday, 26 July 2010

I FALL TO PIECES

here's another cover lost in my HD. i love the original and also screeching weasel released a great cover ages ago...

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

i've begun to fall in love


here's an out of tune cover of a great r. stevie moore song i've recorded some time ago... if you don't know r. stevie moore.. you should!!!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

75


in the process of keeping my mind busy and finally backing up all my files i've found this song that didn't make the album because i totally forgot about it until today. listen/download if you're into depressed stuff.

Monday, 31 May 2010

broken by


my friend jukka asked me to record a cover of his band giardini di miro'... listen to it below and go to jukka's blog to find out more about it.
Banjo or Freakout - Broken By

Sunday, 23 May 2010

went to see this today and it was awesome!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Banjo mix may


01 Jawbreaker Unlisted Track
02 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Entry Of The Globbots
03 Robyn Hitchcock Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl
04 Broadcast Milling Around The Village
05 Beach Boys All I Wanna Do
06 Skip Spence All Come To Meet Her
07 CAN Blue Bag (Inside Paper)
08 Chrome Turn Around
09 R. Stevie Moore I've Begun To Fall In Love
10 Oneohtrix Point Never Betrayed In The Octagon

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

WALLS Hang Four (Banjo or Freakout rmx)


WALLS album will be released on 10th may and you can listen/read/buy on Kompakt's website HERE.
Both me and Sam have done our version of 'Hang Four' that will be released as a single on 7th June
along with some amazing remixes from some amazing people you'll see soon. Until then enjoy this.

Hang Four (Banjo Or Freakout Remix)

Monday, 26 April 2010

slider


download slider, an old-ish demo that didn't make it to the album, from the great get off the coast blog.

Friday, 9 April 2010

banjo mix april



01 LINDA PERHACS If You Were My Man

02 BLACK TAMBOURINE Can't Explain

03 KAREN COOPER COMPLEX We Saw Waves

04 BOBB TRIMBLE Selling Me Short While Stringing Me Along

05 SCOTT WALKER Copenhagen

06 THE POP GROUP Savage Sea

07 BOW STREET RUNNERS Electric Star

08 CHROME Creature Eternal

09 AARON MARTIN Shot Tower

10 TONES ON TAIL Rain


HERE

Thursday, 25 March 2010