Friday, 30 December 2011

I Am Not A Photographer.

Recently, in preparation for the production of a series of A5 zines (or, a variant of...), I have been out taking a lot of photographs, and have amassed a number that will probably only ever be considered preparatory work. Rather than have these disappear and never be seen by anyone other than myself, I will post a series of sets of photographs over the coming months, with each set showing a particular area of exploration within my work.

The first photographs I will post are taken using a (borrowed) digital SLR camera (a Canon EOS 400d, if that kind of detail is your kind of thing!?). In contrast to the digital collages I have been producing of late, I have set the restriction that there can be no adjustment of the photographs using any software, and the photographs are to be presented 'as is' - mimicking the conditions imposed through analogue photography; well, unless you consider darkroom trickery, which we, erm, won't...

If you want to know anything else about these photographs, then get in touch.


Andy | Crow Versus Crow

Friday, 23 December 2011

A Will Remains in the Ashes...

With 2011 drawing to a mild and indifferent close, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been involved in Crow Versus Crow this year. A huge 'Thank You' to everyone who has contributed to making the seven gigs happen and become what they were; to all the bands and artists who have played to varying numbers of people; and those who have been a part of making up those varying numbers; people who have written reviews of gigs, and people who haven taken photographs at Crow Versus Crow nights...well, for the most part (!); and, to the bars and venues for opening your doors to us.

In a small town without the established support structure of a younger student population, and far too many creatively void glorified glory holes, it has been great to see so many bands and artists pass through Halifax, paired with an increase of young promoters within the town. And with them there is hope...

So, looking towards 2012, there are a number of new Crow Versus Crow projects in the pipeline, including, visual art exhibitions in both Halifax and Leeds; a series of very limited edition thematically linked A5 zines; a split A5 zine/3"cdr in collaboration with Posset; an incredibly exciting 'all-dayer' in July, and, of course, the odd gig here and there. Stay chewned...

Fanks you guys!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #20

After technical errors with the recording process during a number of live broadcasts, as promised, we have pre-recorded the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show for the very first time. The show was still recorded 'live', in one take, with no overdubs or corrections of factual errors and blantant idiocy. Hopefully, the podcast presented here will be of a quality high enough to give a fair representation of the music featured (192kbps), whilst not quite being good enough to edit out the songs 'for keeps'. If you are at all interested in the work of any featured artists please support them through purchasing their records and attending their live shows, where possible.

Track List

1. The Compassionate Revolution - Henson
2. Tim Hecker - The Piano Drop
3. Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells - The Copper Top
4. Crash of Rhinos - Gold On Red
5. Owen - Everyone's Asleep In The House But Me
6. Aethenor - Vyomagami Plume
7. Barn Owl - Devotion II
8. Nitkowski - Grey Convoy
9. Illness - You The User
10. Fawn Spots - Grey Arcade
11. Iceage - New Brigade
12. Group Doueh - Zaya Koum
13. Yuppies - Motivation
14. Alberorovesciato - Swimming Girls On Acid Lake (Caribbean Carnival)
15. Caught In The Wake Forever - Fragments Turn To Dust
16. Tonstarttsbandt - Monorail
17. Colin Stetson - The Stars In His Head (Dark Lights Remix)
18. Dustin Wong - Infinite Love
19. La Dispute -Harder Harmonies 
20. James Blake - I Mind
21. Talvihorros - Beta
22. Efrim Manuel Menuck - August Four, Year Of Our Lord Blues
23. The Truth About Frank - Love Is A Cage
24. Converge - Love As Arson

Thank You

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #19


Once again, there is a problem with the Cyberdyne Mainframe over at Phoenix Towers, so it is with great sadness that we bear, once again, the news that there will be no podcast of the most recent Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, once again.

In light of the recurring issues with podcasting, we have made the decision to forfeit the live element of our shows and pre-record the next show, in order to be able to bring the gift of a shiny stereo podcast to your respective doors and ears.

For those of you who did tune in to the mono broadcast of Sunday's show, the list of tracks played is available for your reference below. Please support the artists through purchasing their records and attending their live shows.


1. The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - A Place for Fantasies
2. Crass - Punk Is Dead
3. Jowls - Bone Hawkin
4. Nitkowski - Crisp Crisp Sheets and Bright Bright Sunshine
5. Boyfriends - Those Dudes Boys
6. Tape and Bill Wells - Fugue 3
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - We Are Unhappy
8. Life In The Dark - All Black Rainbow
9. Ex - Velvet + Latex
10. Coseph Jonrad - You Take Me Up
11. Oval - Ah!
12. Flower-Corsano Duo - Third Strike
13. Greg Ashley - Legs
14. Unwed Sailor - Numeral
15. Jandek - The Janitor
16. Teebs - Bern Rhythm
17. Abba - S.O.S
18. Wrestling - Wanna Come Back to Mine and Watch Fightclub?
19. Rites of Spring - Deeper Than Inside
20. Mahogany Hand Glider - I
21. Mayors of Mayazaki - Force Feeding Morrissey a Bacon Sandwich
22. Worms Feed - Black Snow
23. Ten Grand - Wedding Song for Steve and Maggie
24. De Facto - Hexadrine (Live)

Sunyata Recordings
Jowls' Tumblr
Magic + Dreams' Coseph Jonrad Site
Wrestling's Bandcamp
Mayors of Miyazaki
Dog Knights Productions

Thank You

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #18

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), Sunday 13th November between 6 and 8pm.

If you are interested in any of the records featured in this podcast, please support the artists through purchasing their records and attending their shows where possible.

Track Listing

1. Fugazi - Waiting Room
2. Bill Ryder-Jones - Glennon's Theme
3. Bill Orcutt - Lost They Book
4. The Fall - Monocard
5. Brian Eno with Robert Wyatt - Flies
6. Shield Your Eyes - Until I Find a Natural Way
7. Theo Parrish - Little Flower
8. Pure X - Dry Ice
9. Tim Hecker - Hatred of Music 1
10. As The Sun Sets - I've Run Over Black Cats That Were Luckier Than Me
11. Will Haven - Dolph Lundgren
12. The Appleseed Cast - Three Rivers
13. Nico - Janitor of Lunacy
14. Tiger Lillies - Hailstones
15. Jandek - What Can I Say, What Can I Sing
16. Olafur Arnalds - Haust
17. Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
18. Conversations - Slow Down
19. Rezso Seress - Gloomy Sunday
20. Le Volume Courbe - Harmony
21. Burnman - The Young Men and The Lake

Thank You.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Imaginary Forces' Crow Versus Crow Mix

This Crow Versus Crow Mix was originally broadcast during the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), on 30th October 2011.

Imaginary Forces' Crow Versus Crow Mix:

J G Ballard (Interview Collage)
      Richard Devine - Route Increment
      John Wiese - Mystical Finland
      Alva Noto - Y=1,6,18,54
      Angel - Dark Matter Leak
      Relay For Death - Birth of an Older, Much More Ugly Christ (Side A)
      William S Burroughs - Wonderful Copenhagen
      Morton Subotnick - The Last Dream of the Beast
      Mauricio Kagel - Acustica (Third Part)
      Pan Sonic - Rähinä I
      Kevin Drumm & Prurient - First Memory of Pain
      Ivo Malec - Spot
      Dalglish - Sdss
      Ennio Morricone - Humanity (Part II)
      Jaap Vink - Screen
      Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show Mixes - Imaginary Forces mix by Crow Versus Crow Mixes

Imaginary Forces' Uppstigande record will be released by the Ohm Resistance label on 5th December 2011.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #17

'...Scandinavian Languages...'

After a short break that has stretched on far too long, we are incredibly pleased to once again present the most recent installment of The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show in full stereo sound. This week's show features an exclusive Crow Versus Crow Mix courtesy of London's Imaginary Forces.

If you are interested in any of the music you hear in this podcast, please support the artist(s) through buying their records and/or attending their live shows where possible.

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM on Sunday 30th October 2011, between 6 and 8pm.

Track Listing.

1. An excerpt from an interview with Steve Albini.
2. Retox - Piss Elegant
3. Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells - Man of the Cloth
4. Ghedalia Tazartes - Transports 1
5. Slowdive - Golden Hair
6. Hapsburg Braganza - Lion
7. Young James Long - Her Jammies
8. Caretaker - Impasse
9. Crash of Rhinos - Lifewood
10. Palehorse - Shit Columbo
11. Imaginary Forces Mix:
      J G Ballard (Interview Collage)
      Richard Devine - Route Increment
      John Wiese - Mystical Finland
      Alva Noto - Y=1,6,18,54
      Angel - Dark Matter Leak
      Relay For Death - Birth of an Older, Much More Ugly Christ (Side A)
      William S Burroughs - Wonderful Copenhagen
      Morton Subotnick - The Last Dream of the Beast
      Mauricio Kagel - Acustica (Third Part)
      Pan Sonic - Rähinä I
      Kevin Drumm & Prurient - First Memory of Pain
      Ivo Malec - Spot
      Dalglish - Sdss
      Ennio Morricone - Humanity (Part II)
      Jaap Vink - Screen
      Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer
12. Tom Waits - Kiss Me
13. Alemayehu Eshete - Mekeyershin Salawq
14. The Truth About Frank - A Butterfly Mind
15. This Heat - Paper Hats
16. Womack & Womack - Teardrops
17. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Ashtray Heart
18. Aethenor - Vivarium
19. Diskreet - Faust
20. Misfits - All Hell Breaks Loose
21. The Mars Volta - Eunuch Provocateur

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #8

Crow Versus Crow presents...
Palehorse | Nitkowski | False Flags | Super Luxury
Thursday 27th October 2011
Bar Up, Halifax

Super Luxury

False Flags


Photographs © Kane Rattray

Thank you.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #16

Again, we haven't been able to podcast this show to a quality that we feel the tracks played deserve, so unfortunately for those of you who missed the show, we can't offer you the show again. Below is a list of tracks played for the reference of those of you who tuned in.

This week's show featured a mix tape courtesy of Matt Benn, who plays in Hookworms, and the 'Featured Label' was Dog Knights Productions.

If you like a track played by any of the artists featured in the show, please look further into their work and support the artist by purchasing their record(s) and attending their rock concerts (where life deems this possible).

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 16th October 2011, between 6 and 8 pm.


1. Pg.99 - In Love with an Apparition
2. Petrels - Thomas Muntzer
3. Hospitals - Winter Nine
4. Nitkowski - Strike the Last Flare
5. Group Bombino - Amidinine
6. Piglet - Plastic Stars, Cotton Highways
7. No Coast - Heels
8. The Birthday Party - She's Hit
9. Giraffes? Giraffes! - She Looked Up From Examining the Freckles on Her Arm and Shouted. Jesus, I'm Fucking God-Damn Tired of This Make-Up Sex! And He Just Stared Off
10. Envy - All That's Left Has Gone to Sleep
11. Hookworms Mix Tape:
      The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Nevertheless
      Woods - Find Them Empty
      The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane - Blessings from the Reptiles
      The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs
      Real Estate - Wonder Years
      The Rolling Stones - Bitch
      Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - I Wanna Be Young
12. Jackals - Chemical Warfare (Dead Kennedys)
13. Life in the Dark - Tight and Black
14. Gumilinski - La Guerra
15. Bjork - Hollow
16. Silver Columns - Columns
17. The Meteors - Ma Johnson Meets the Razorback
18. Maths - Wilderness
19. Group Doueh - Kar Wazan Abyad
20. Kevin Ayers - Lady Rachel
21. That Fucking Tank - TFT

*Hookworms Mix Tape to follow

I Have Some Business Out West by Hookworms

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #8

We are unbelievably pleased that what will be our last Crow Versus Crow presents... night at Bar Up for the foreseeable future will include two of our favourite UK bands, London's Nitkowski and Palehorse, as part of their joint Crushing Inevitability tour. Joining them on the night will be False Flags and Super Luxury, two Leeds-based bands that, judging from the bands' respective demo's that are circling the interweb, will ensure the night is an absolute banger.


Shit Columbo
'Soft as Butter, Hard as Ice'

Mixing elements of grindcore, hardcore, post-rock, noise, sludge and handclaps (YUP!) into a cohesive, groove heavy sound, Palehorse are a 5 piece, dual bass, dual vocalled monster!



Strike the Last Flare
'Stay in the Home You Love'

Incredibly intricate and complex song structures that combine elements of contemporary hardcore, math- and noise-rock, and dual 'spoken/bellowed' vocals that span the trajectory between The Fall and Botch. A new album, Stay in the Home You Love, is to be released on Function Records, and the word on the street (or, the Function newsletter) is that copies will be available to grab at the dates on this tour.

False Flags


False Flags
Namedropper (live)

I, along with an army of others I don't doubt, am eagerly awaiting the first release from Leeds' False Flags. Real heavy slabs of hardcore in the vein of Botch. The Bar Up date falls in the middle of a set of really important support slots, playing with the likes of ENVY and Take a Worm for a Walk Week.

Super Luxury

Milk Sauce by Super Luxury

Super Luxury
Milk Sauce
As of yet, Super Luxury have yet to play live. They're due to play at this year's Brainwash Festival in Leeds, and have a string of dates lined up around the Bar Up date. They're three dudes and a greasy drum machine kickin' out lo-fi stadium rock, with a kind of garagey, Big Black sound.

As always with Crow Versus Crow events, we don't take any cut from the money made on the door (or from the bar, or from anyone else, for that matter!) and all the money will be split between the bands, after we have recovered printing costs, rider etc. If we could have free entry on the night we would do, but touring is expensive and bands have costs to cover, so we simply can't. In a town the size of Halifax, with no established music scene as such, it is difficult for bars to have to confidence to pay the bands upfront and hope to recover that cost, and profit, through drink sale - which we completely understand. So, we are charging as little as possible, and attempting to minimise the dents to our personal bank accounts, and not rip people off. £4 for 4 awesome bands seems fair to us.

Thanks for reading this, and we hope to see you down on the 27th. Come say 'Hello'!

Facebook Event Page

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #15

'...Yes, I Think That's Going to be the Trouble, Actually...'

We've decided not to podcast the show whilst there are issues with uploading the podcasts in 'stereo' over at Phoenix Towers, so, alas, you missed out. 'Sucks to be you!

Here is the list of tracks played for those who listened live when the show aired on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 2nd October 2011.

If you discover the work of an artist through listening to our show, and would like to explore their work further, please support the artist by purchasing their records and/or attending their gigs.


1. Mogwai - Punk Rock
2. Netherlands - Something or Nothing
3. Plebeian Grandstand - Woe Is Me
4. Tim Hecker - Sketch 5
5. Lucky Pierre - Ache
6. Arthur Russell - Platform on the Ocean
7. Palehorse - South London, Where Dreams are Allowed to Breathe
8. Flying Lotus - Camel
9. False Flags - Phone My Wallet
10. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - We Played Some Open Chords and Rejoiced, for the Earth had Circled the Sun Yet Again
11. Netherlands MixTape -
               Minutemen - History Lesson Pt. II
               Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks
               Sixto Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind - Cold Fact
               Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light
               Belle & Sebastian - A Century of Elvis
               The The - This is the Day
               Heatmiser - You Gotta Move
               Half Japanese - Put Some Sugar on it.
12. The Ex and Herman Brood - Retroper
13. Tortoise - Cornpone Brunch
14. Steve Hauschildt - Peninsularity
15. Giant Sand - Raw
16. Oupa - Forget
17. Kevin Coyne - Marjority Razorblade
18. REM - Harborcoat
19. Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair - If I'd Only Known

*Netherlands Mixtape to follow*

Something or Nothing
Fear and Records (UK)
Fastcut Records (JPN)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #14

The Continuing Saga of Thee Crow Versus Crow...

Unfortunately, it seems the podcast for this show isn't available. The list of tracks played is still included below for the reference of those who tuned in live during Sunday's show.

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 18th September 2011 between 6 and 8pm.

Please support the artists featured in this show by purchasing their records and/or attending their gigs.


1. Talvihorros & Matthew Collings - Four Tracks
2. PJ Harvey - Water (Demo)
3. Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn, Winter Hymn, Winter Hymn
4. Mount Eerie - Between Two Mysteries
5. My Bloody Valentine - Strawberry Wine
6. Efrim Manuel Menuck - Chickadees Roar Pt.II
7. We Came Out Like Tigers - Hannah
8. Akron Family - Silly Bears
9. B>E>A>K - Only the Crow Knows
10. No Coast - Noise Nest
11. Georgia Asphalt - My Crown Is Crooked
12. Sex Hands - Parker
13. Buoys - Cry
14. Louden Wainwright IIIrd - Daughter
15. Elizabeth Anka Vajagic - The Sky Lay Still
16. The On Hold Selection Mix
17. Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
18. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
19. Hangedup - Kling Klang
20. The Men - Bataille
21. Liars - Scarecrow on a Killer Slant
22. Shield Your Eyes - Drill Your Heavy Heart (Fear of DIY recording)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #13

'...No Andy, All Vibes...'

No Princely Ginger this week, but Kane 'Kane' Rattray steps in.
This podcast will keep you warm at night and feed your gnarling children.

If you like any of the records played on this podcast please support the artists through buying their records and/or attending their gigs.

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), Sunday 4th September 2011, between 6 and 8 pm.


1. David Thomas Broughton vs 7 Hertz - Fisted Hand
2. Jose Gonzales - Remains
3. Tinariwen - Cler Achel
4. Jeff Mangum - Two Headed Boy
5. Low - The Plan
6. Oxes - Horses Are Okay
7. Rolo Tomassi - I Love Turbulance
8. Holy Molar - Cavity Search
9. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
10. Beirut - Payne's Bay
11. Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost
12. Thee Cuss Words - Marajuana Minutes
13. United Fruit - Go Away Don't Leave Me Alone
14. John Grant - TC & Honeybar
15. King Creosote & John Hopkins - Bubble
16. Happy End - Kaze Wo Astumete
17. Gayngs - The Gaudy Side Of Town
18. Bon Iver - Perth
19. Wavves - Post Acid
20. Ty Segall - Girlfriend
21. Jaga Jazzist - Stardust Hotel

Phoenix-2011-09-12-63197 by CrowVersusCrow

Monday, 12 September 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents UNITED FRUIT | THEE CUSS WORDS | HORSES | Bar Up, Halifax | 10th September 2011

Image credit: Andrew Wild

A massive thank you to everybody involved in making this night what it was; to all the people who came down to support Crow Versus Crow, the bands and DIY music in Halifax - we're seriously grateful to you all; to everyone at Bar Up; to Horses for their Stapleton tee (Matt), incredibly powerful moustache (Adam) and all round good vibes; to Thee Cuss Words for their superior taste in Post-Trousers Polaroid Photographs and all round good vibes; and to United Fruit for being super, super nice guys, playing a cracking set involving a dismantled drum kit and 10+ drummers and all round good vibes.

United Fruit were filming throughout the night, compiling tour footage towards a documentary, erm, documenting to realities of DIY touring, so hopefully one or two pretty Fax faces will make an appearance.

...excellent vibes.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Nice Words from Friends

Andy Elizabeth McNope-Tank has written some nice things about our work on a new blog, Bradford Music Chap, set up to cover musical goings on in the Bradford area.

Although it's currently in it's infancy, the blog will no doubt be a great resource for people looking for reviews, news and listings of DIY events in said part of West Yorkshire area. We at Crow Towers are incredibly supportive of projects such as this which help to link various projects, and encourage a sense of community, in what is a relatively small area with a high proportion of culturally relevant, ethical happenings.

Big thanks go to Andy Abbott for giving us a nod.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

UNITED FRUIT | THEE CUSS WORDS | HORSES, Bar Up, Halifax, 10/09/11

Just a quick reminder that the UNITED FRUIT | THEE CUSS WORDS | HORSES gig at Bar Up, Halifax is just shy of a week away - taking place on Saturday 10th September. It's a snip at £4 on the door, with all the proceeds going straight to the bands once we've recovered our meagre expenses (printing costs, sound guy, rider).

Here's a live clip of Horses playing one of their Billy Childish-ish, archetypal pop tunes, 'Kill Me Now' earlier this year...

...and part of the Cuss Words song, 'Fascinator' recorded live at The Harley in Sheffield...

...and finally, United Fruit's big rock, early Manics meets Sonic Youth vibes 'Kamikaze'... whet one's whistle.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #12

...Again with the 'mono'.

Unfortunately, the Myriad system crashed whilst recording the show, so once again this podcast is in 'mono'. Hopefully this won't mar the quality of the tracks too much, and you will be able to pick out some gems from the list of tracks that you can may not have heard already and discover a new favourite band for the week!
AND, if you think of this show as the audio equivalent of an A5 b&w photocopied zine, then it gives it a certain

If you like any of the records you hear please support the artist by purchasing records, going to their gigs (where 'not dead' is applicable) and/or telling your friends about them.

Recorded live on Calderdale's 96.7 Phoenix FM between 6 and 8 pm on Sunday 21st August 2011.


1. Juffage - Under Fanblades
2. Dianogah - At The Mercy of The Mustang
3. Nitkowski - The Beveridge Report
4. Bitches - Heimlick
5. Colin Stetson - Red Horse (Judges II)
6. Throats - Something Low From This Way Comes
7. Stop It!! - Captain Roboto
8. A Rookery - Nobleman
9. Jacques Brel - Vesoul
10. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Where I End & You Begin
11. We Came Out Like Tigers - Breath In Though You Barely Believe It
12. Daniel Striped Tiger - No Reverse
13. Runners' Crow Versus Crow Mix:
                                                            - Rapider Than Horsepower - Wonder Why?
                                                            - People Like Us - Millenium Dome
                                                            - Ponytail - Late for School
                                                            - Kit - Seychelles
                                                            - Growing - Rave Pie Only
                                                            - Hyetal - Beach Scene
                                                            - Wim Mertens - The Aural Trick, Foro Italico
14. Vondelpark - Camels
15. Theo - It Was Long After The Passing Of The Second Shadow
16. Possett - Marl Pit, Voyager 6
17. Nisennenmondai - Sonic Youth
18. Group Inerane - Tenerte
19. 1994! - Thank All You Guy Helpening
20. Tiny Hawks - The Things That You Belong To, And Those That Belong To You
21. Die Hoffnung - Olga the Contortionist vs. Harry Houdini

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions about anything we have played then please email us at

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #12 by CrowVersusCrow

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show Mixes -  Runners by Crow Versus Crow Mixes

Monday, 15 August 2011

Works in Progress

digital collage
digital collage

Working towards a body of work which will form part of the installation at Bar Up on the night of the UNITED FRUIT | THEE CUSS WORDS | HORSES gig on Saturday 10th September, here are a couple of sneak peak works in progress.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #11

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 7th August 2011.

Just when you think you're hitting your stride with this ray-dee-oh malarkey...

During the recording of this podcast, whilst on air, due to technical difficulties, we lost a third the tracks we intended to play, and the system crashed, meaning that this show is presented in mono rather than stereo. Hopefully, there are some audible gems buried within the technical malfunctions and presentorial ineptitude...

If you enjoy any of the tracks played here please support the artists by buying their records and going to their live shows.


1. Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
2. Three Trapped Tigers - Untitled 1
3. Long Fin Killie - The Heads of Dead Surfers
4. The Paris Sisters - I Love How You Love Me
5. Lambchop - Soaky in the Pooper
6. Fair Oh's - Katasraj
7. Iceage - Collapse
8. Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms
9. Panda Bear - Alsatian Darn
10. Caught in the Wake Forever - Silence and Static (Part 1)
11. Troupe Majidi - Essiniya (Nass El Ghiwane)
12. The Minutemen - Ack Ack Ack
13. Al Lover - Where There's Woman
14. Bleeding Heart Narrative - Suitcase
15. Tindersticks - Talk To Me (91 Version)
16. Troy Faid - Wayfare Till Hightide
17. Group Inerane - Ano Nagarus
18. The Fall - Cowboy George
19. Yuppies - Banana Now
20. Daniel Johnston - Go
21. United Fruit - Kamikaze

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #11 by CrowVersusCrow

Caught in the Wake Forever
Sublime Frequencies
Al Lover
Troy Faid
United Fruit

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

PIAS Distribution Centre Destroyed in Riots

Despite opinions on the political (or, non-) motivations of the riots, the destruction of the Sony/PIAS distribution centre is a devastating blow for many solid UK independent record labels, including Rock Action, Rough Trade, Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans, Warp and many, many more smaller less financially 'stable' labels.

Read the full article on The Four Oh Five website.

Support the physical distribution of independent music in the UK and donate below.

Support PIAS and independent Music

Labels' response to the fire, from the Line of Best Fit.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #10

Recorded live on Sunday 17th July 2011 at Phoenix Towers, Halifax.


1. Faust/ Nurse with Wound - Lass Mich
2. Let's Wrestle - My Schedule
3. David Thomas Broughton - Perfect Louse
4. She Keeps Bees - Gimmie
5. Lightning Bolt - Colossus
6. RM Hubbert - Hey There Mr. Bone
7. Bardo Pond - Everyman
8. Arab Strap - New Birds
9. The Jesus Lizard - Then Comes Dudley
10. Blacklisters - Swords
11. Take a Worm for a Walk Week - These Luscious Things
12. Benton Falls - June Port Bridge
13. Stars of the Lid - Articulate Silences Part One
14. Aereogramme - Will You Still Find Me?
15. O.O.o - Taken By Night (Exclusive Crow Versus Crow Mix)
16. Pink Floyd - Candy and a Currant Bun
17. Toucans - One Thing You Want
18. Monks - I Hate You

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show - 17th July 2011 by CrowVersusCrow

Nation of Shopkeepers
David Thomas Broughton
RM Hubbert
Take a Worm for a Walk Week
Toucans - Heavy Metal Ballads

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #7

Crow Versus Crow presents...
United Fruit | Thee Cuss Words | Horses
Saturday 10th September 2011

Crow Versus Crow are very proud to present, for the seventh in the '...presents...' series of events at Bar Up,  HORSES, THEE CUSS WORDS and UNITED FRUIT.


Fuzzed-out, no-guff rock'n'roll in the vein of Japanther, Coachwhips, Thee Oh Sees, Spector's early Crystals/Ronettes hits, yadda, yadda, yadda...
Darryl Peat EP was released on cassette by Manchester label Bright // Tomorrow earlier this year (BUY IT!). A digital version of the EP is being given away for free here.

Thee Cuss Words.

You know the score...
photograph: Hannah Cordingly

Thee Cuss Words - Fascinator by Anthonygdli

United Fruit.

Peddling discordant, melodic, BIG rawk that smells a bit like Shellac, Mcklusky, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Sonic Youth... Glasgow's United Fruit join us on their second stint spreading the good word about the band's debut, self-released, album Fault Lines. Listen and purchase here.

Along with awesome bands, you can expect CVC visuals and music continuing until 2am. Trains run towards both Manchester and Leeds until way past the live music curfew (11pm), so there isn't an excuse not to come. Not one! All proceeds from the night will go directly to the bands, and as always we've made the fee on the door as cheap as we possibly can, whilst hoping to cover our expenses. Come support a developing DIY live music scene - a gosh darn good cause, if ever I heard of one.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #6

Crow Versus Crow presents...
Saturday 9th July 2011 | Bar Up Halifax

artwork: Crow Versus Crow / photography: Davinder Singh

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Fear of DIY

Writing anything about anything on the internet seems kind of redundant when you can post a link to it (like this and a reader would be able to find out as much about said 'thing' as I know, and more than I could tell you here.

Regardless, I want to draw attention to a live recording/online archive project called Fear of DIY, initiated earlier this year by Sam Walker and Andrew Sidney Chambi.

Fear of DIY has so far recorded live performances by Illness and Silent Front, two incredible UK bands, which can be streamed and downloaded for free, for keeps, here. More recordings are soon to be uploaded, including Shield Your Eyes and other such delights.

Previously, we've played tracks from the Fear of DIY sessions on the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, and will continue to do so for as long as we're allowed... 'cos they're awesome.

Online archives and recording projects of this nature are a really important tool with which to document grassroots practice from scenes, cultures and subcultures that perhaps get little, or no, and certainly not enough, media attention and documentation.

('Scene' in this context is meant to be read without the weighty negative connotations of scenester scenes, rather, as a healthy network or constellation of like-minded individuals, often stretching beyond geographical limitations.)

Check out Fear of DIY:

 Facebook               |               Soundcloud               |               Website

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #9

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), Sunday 3rd July between 6 - 8 pm.


1. Joseph Beuys - Ja, Ja, Ja, Nee, Nee, Nee (excerpt)
2. Yoga - Dreamcast
3. Bernard Hermann - God's Lonely Man
4. Kong - Ribbons
5. Shellac - Crow
6. Gold Panda - MPB
7. edIT - Ashtray
8. Kong - Ribbons (65daysofstatic Remix)
9. +/- - Nimrod Glacier (O.O.O Remix)
10. United Fruit - Go Away, don't Leave Me Alone
11. Two Trick Horse - Horsepower
12. Sic Alps - My My Lai
13. Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
14. Mountain Man - Soft Skin
15. On Hold Selection - Stereolab - So Is Cardboard Cloud
                                     The Glass Family - House of Glass
                                     Jay Reatard - D.O.A
                                     Holy State - Repeat and Fade
                                     The Oblivians - I'm Not a Sicko There's a Plate in My Head
                                     Tweak Bird - The Bones
16. British Sea Power - Carrion
17. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles Pink Robots Pt.II
18. El Hombre Trajeado - Kayak Building
19. Jasmine Kennedy - Streetlight Superhero
20. Ben Kweller - Problems
21. Nervous Norvus - Stone Age Woo
22. Black Lips - Trapped in a Basement
23. The Fall - Gotta See Jane
24. The Frontier Psychiatrists - I'd Rather Be The Front One
25. Guns or Knives - Collecting Scalps
26. Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely

Brew 10" Split - Kong, Shield Your Eyes, That Fucking Tank, Castrovalva
Gold Panda
Two Trick Horse
The Frontier Psychiatrists
Gnats Clit Recordings/ Guns or Knives

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #6

Crow Versus Crow presents...
RM Hubbert | Jasmine Kennedy
Saturday 9th July 2011 |Bar Up, Halifax

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #8

Following a tincy snafu with the last podcast, here's the 8th instalment of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, in our 7th podcast of the series...

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), Sunday 19th June 2011.


1. The Beatles - Helter Skelter
2. Action Beat - Le Chap
3. The Smiths - Vicar in a Tutu
4. House of Love - Beatles & The Stones
5. Elizabeth - The Steeple Jack
6. Low - Carnival Queen (Jandek)
7. Nitkowski - Rev Kid Perv Rap
8. Silent Front - Loss
9. Antony & the Johnsons - Shake that Devil
10. Bjork - Undo
11. Mount Eerie - Voice in Headphones
12. On Hold Selection -
                     The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? (Ninja Tunes Remix)
                     Freddy Scott - Same Ol' Beat
                     Spectrum - How You Satisfy Me
                     Nodzzz - Losing My Accent
                     Golden Triangle - Rollercoaster
13. Jonsi & Alex - Happiness
14. Ganger - What Happened to the King Happened to Me
15. Brown Brogues - Treet U Beta
16. Horses - Night
17. Jimi Hendrix - Wait Until Tomorrow
18. Illness - Bedlington Terrier
19. Sonic Youth - Bull in the Heather
20. Action Beat - Le Chap

Burnt Toast
Obscene Baby Auction
No Hands
Fear of DIY (Soundcloud)

Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #7

Although the podcast for this show has disappeared into the Cyberdyne Mainframe, and we can't locate the chip, here's the tracklisting for those who tuned in live...

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #7 - recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), Sunday 5th June 2011.


1. Mogwai - My Father, My King
2. Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
3. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - Home
4. Daughters - Crotch Buffet
5. Big Black - Passing Complexion
6. Horses - Call Me In
7. Abe Vigoda - Dead City/Waste Wilderness
8. Super Furry Animals -
9. Can - Sing Swan Song
10. O.O.O - Hell Someday
11. Aereogramme - Indiscretion #243
12. Low - Dinosaur Act
13. Hookworms - Teen Dreams
14. Syd Barrett - Is It Obvious?
15. Deer Tick - Ashamed
16. GOLD - Asia (Live at Leeds recording)
17. Frau Pouch - Mr Insipid
18. Eagulls - Terms & Conditions
19. Weezer - Tired of Sex
20. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits
21. iliketrains - Sirens
22. Tom Waits - I'll Shoot the Moon
23. Otis Reading - A Change is Gonna Come
24. Pixies - Hey
25. Converge - Annihilate the Week

Frau Pouch

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #5

Crow Versus Crow presents...
Bar Up, Halifax | Saturday 4th June 2011

A massive 'Thank You' to everyone involved in making this happen; to Thee Cuss Words, Juffage and Silent Front, who are all swell fella's; to everyone at Bar Up, Jules, Neil et al; to Tom and Martyn for making sound audible in a most excellent fashion; to everyone who came down and made the night a ball; and last, but by neigh way least, Hannah Cordingly for these most honourable photographic documents...

Thee Cuss Words


Silent Front

All images © Hannah Cordingly

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #6

The sixth instalment of the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show, recorded live on Phoenix 96.7 FM (Calderdale), Sunday 22nd May 2011.


1. Boredoms - Seadrum
2. Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
3. Xploding PlastiX - Funnybones & Lazylegs
4. Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters - Underground
5. Akron/Family - Everyone is Guilty
6. Fair Oh's - Everything is Dancing
7. Silent Front - Moving Hands
8. That Fucking Tank - Ludvig II of Bavaria
9. Thee Cuss Words - king 90's
10. Bon Iver - Towers
11. James Blake - Lindisfarne
12. Jeffrey Lewis - Big A
13. GOLD - Fantasy's Dream
14. Cool Piano Roll - Saddle Sore
15. The Frontier Psychiatrists - Blates
16. B>E>A>K - Diving for Mackerel
17. Cats and Cats and Cats - Burst into Flowers
18. Napoleon IIIrd - The Unknown Unknown
19. Billy Bragg - A Lover Sings (Alternate Version)
20. Netherlands - New York Mining Disaster 1941
21. The Raincoats - Side to Fall in
22. Iggy Pop - Neighbourhood Threat
23. P J Harvey - Snake