Friday, 30 September 2011


Tomorrow night will see some DEADWITCH action! I'll be teaming up with the Witch Cult dudes to make some vicious noise at a house show in Bournemouth, Dorset. Also playing are Let It Die from Northampton. The last house show there was a blast, so really looking forward to this! 

In other news, the picnic plate 7" sold out earlier this week. Big thanks to those who ordered, hope you enjoy!

Dead Wood - 'Ruined Shrine' CDR is collection of lo-fi noise jams recorded in Wareham Forest, Dorset this summer. Due for release later on the We're Gonna Get Fucking Drunk Tonight Boys label. 

And finally, I'm about to embark on a very different music project. Yes music! More on that soon.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Picnic Plate 7"

Dead Wood / Phantom Heron Seas - 'Sunshine Daily Commercial' picnic plate 7" is out now on Dirty DemosA lo-fi number for sure, with the sound recorded in my shed through an old practice amp, then lathe cut onto picnic plates, not vinyl. Thin flexible blue picnic plates, cut to 7” size. These have some hiss and surface noise, but that’s all part of the ride. Each was handmade in Olympia USA, and individually tested to make sure it plays correctly. Please note this is one sided and there is no digital download code, it’s intended to sound like a record made from a plate! This is limited to just 26 copies, and around half have gone already. Quick!     

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Dead Wood / Matthew Shaw - FUKUSHIMA Video

A video recording of the FUKUSHIMA! event in Dorset last month. Many thanks to Allan Upton for sharing this. An audio recording of the whole performance is also available, with options to download for free or name your price donation to Project FUKUSHIMA!  

Sunday, 4 September 2011

No Context live at St. Aldhelm's Chapel

Above is some footage recorded last Saturday afternoon when I went for a jam with No Context at St Aldhelm's Chapel on the South Coast of Dorset. The outcome was an hour of improvised electronics mixed with natural sounds on the day including tourist visitors and swallows inside the chapel. No Context on this occasion was myself, Adrian Newton, Allan Upton and Arthur Newton.

In the evening I played a noise set a house show in Bournemouth, along with hardcore bands Ed WoodLucky Ones Die First and Witch Cult. Cheers to everyone that made it down, and a super big thanks to the awesome Georgia for putting on this show at her house. Fun times! 

In other news, some of my forest jams recorded this summer will be released on the We're gonna get fucking drunk tonight boys label, run by Mr Andrew Perry. And the lathe picnic plate 7" with Phantom Heron Seas will be out on my own label Dirty Demos probably towards the end of September.