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