It felt like being back in the Legacy building, this dive - far too many similarities to be ignored. I'm still working on what these abandoned spaces do to me. Interesting.
Music by Blacksand, my band with Charlie Casey. Click here to hear more. Our album Barn, winner of rave 5-star reviews and Record of the Week awards, is available on iTunes, but having just seen how ridiculously high Apple have priced it I wouldn't bother with that. Either download it from Boomkat (at half the price and twice the quality) or contact me if you're after one of the last copies of the CD - this comes in a great Chris Bigg and Vaughan Oliver V23 designed embossed gatefold sleeve that will enhance your life for many years.
Not many people have seen Rockfeedback's film of the Blacksand performance at Pyestock, so I thought I'd post it here. Pyestock is an enormous place, a largely closed industrial testing facility. We played in Cell 4, where they tested Concorde's engines in the 60's - running them at full power inside the building. You can only imagine the noise.
They're very good people, Rockfeedback, up for it. It was destined for Channel 4, but once the C4 lawyers saw it they pulled the plug on the broadcast. Disappointing - it's not like we were advocating violence against minors. MTV2 did run it though, good on 'em.
The words "at 12 minutes it was too long to put on Youtube" seem so limp, but I know if it had been a couple of minutes shorter we'd have sorted spreading this film around much earlier.