Upcoming gig: Sonic Imperfections

On Tuesday 9th December we’ll be playing at Sonic Imperfections, alongside Beibei Wang (water percussionist) and Zufällig (a new project from 'Death in Vegas' Steve Hellier).

Facebook event here
Songkick event here

Os, November 2014

New review and interview on MWE3

Our album Gravity’s Dirty Work has been reviewed by MWE3.COM.

“Gravity’s Dirty Work is a splendid introduction to their sound”

You can read the full review here, as well as an extensive interview with the band.

Os, November 2014

Gigs coming up this autumn

We have a number of gigs on the horizon, all in conjunction with Tuesdays Post.

October 5th and November 2nd see us playing at the regular Tuesdays Post slot (first Sunday of every month) at The Others, Stoke Newington, London. The November gig is particularly exciting, featuring as it does our old friend and looping legend Michael Peters and our new friends and Factory Records legends Minny Pops.

On November 1st part of the following day’s line-up (including us) will play at Dot To Dot in Letchworth Garden City, which will be the first Tuesdays Post gig outside of London.

Os, September 2014

More live audio; forthcoming gigs

Lots more live recordings from recent Tuesdays Post gigs have been posted on our Soundcloud page - check them out below.

Our next gig is also as part of Tuesdays Post, on Tuesday 15th July. Details here.

Os, July 2014

Two reviews on Sonic Curiosity

Our most recent two releases have been (favourably) reviewed by Sonic Curiosity.

“These compositions are designed to establish passive soundtracks for the listener, tuneage rich with a dreaminess. They instill a infectious calm more than inspiring any introspection, though. While the overall temperament of these tunes is distinctly gentle, at times the instruments evoke a certain yearning that tends to exemplify an undercurrent of intensity locked beneath the surface.”

Read the full reviews here.

Os, July 2014

Photos and audio from Tuesdays Post

Videos from David's Music gig

From our recent gig at David’s Books & Music, Letchworth UK.

Darkroom at David's Books and Music 15/3/2014 part 1 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.

Darkroom at David's Books and Music 15/3/2014 part 2 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.

More Gravity's Dirty Work reviews

Three new reviews for Gravity’s Dirty Work in our reviews database.

Electronic Musician said “Moody and well-orchestrated, this release takes you places.”

Anil Prasad (Innerviews) said “Darkroom is a constant source of intrigue, wonder and invention.”

Prog magazine said “It all makes for a totally transportive and progressive mind clearer of an album.”

Os, January 2014

Newsletter January 2014

Below is the newsletter that we sent out to our mailing list a few days ago. To read it online, and to subscribe to receive it by email in future, go here.

Lots to tell this month ...

* We’re thrilled to be part of a feature on ambient music in the January 2014 issue of Prog magazine (www.progrockmag.com). Not least because we’re interviewed alongside Laraaji, whose album Day Of Radiance is an all-time favourite for both of us (and indeed, is Os’s ringtone).

* Our current album Gravity’s Dirty Work also receives a very positive review (“... a totally transportive and progressive mind clearer …” ) in the same issue, and a track from the album is included on the cover CD.

* In case you missed it, Gravity’s Dirty Work was released in October 2013, in download, CD, and (for the first time in Darkroom’s history) limited-edition double vinyl formats, all of which can be ordered from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com

* Opening a series of releases planned for 2014, we’ve just released a new 15 minute track called Trident Mountain Sky, a piece recorded during the early (Feb 2009) sessions for Gravity’s Dirty Work but not used on the album. Originally planned as a Christmas single, we felt it was more timeless. But it’s still available for free, as planned, at darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/track/trident-mountain-sky

* Next up is a soundtrack album! We’re delighted that our music was chosen by filmmaker Chris Marsh for his sci-fi short Rhombus (rhombus2013.tumblr.com). A selection of tracks are featured, spanning the Fallout albums (early 2000’s) right up to 2013’s London Loopfest recording, via podcast tracks recorded in collaboration with Daryl Shawn (www.darylshawn.com). The film is currently doing well on the festival circuit.

Thanks for all your support! Do get in touch.