Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Soundscapism Vol 10

Thanks to those that made it to the Soundscapism gig at The Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh on Sunday. My ambient intentions soon dissolved into noise territory, always seems to be the way these days. Cheers to Kamil for putting on a great night and asking me to play. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Dead Wood / Svartvit Collaboration

My buddy Svartvit from The Netherlands came to visit last month. We spent most of the day chatting and catching up, and finally did some recording together in the early hours. Good times. The results can be heard here.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Inverted Waterfall Prism

Some nice underwater footage filmed by my good pal Phantom Heron Seas while on holiday recently, complete with an aquatic themed soundtrack we recorded together a while back in Dorset.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Soundscapism - Edinburgh

Dead Wood ambient set December 1st at Soundscapism at The Banshee Labyrith in Edinburgh. Also playing are Colin Constance and Kamil Kowalczyk.  

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Edinburgh / Glasgow

Had a great few days hanging out with my mates Knifedoutofexistence and Carrion Sunflower in Scotland. The photo above is of me playing The Roxy in Glasgow, taken by Kyalo Searle-Mbullu.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Knifedoutofexistence / Carrion Sunflower / POI / Dead Wood

As part of their UK tour, my good pals Knifedoutofexistence and Carrion Sunflower are on their way to Scotland for a few days, along with POI the guitarist from Rot In Hell. I'm putting on my first ever gig in Edinburgh tomorrow (16th) at The Banshee Labyrith, and the next day (17th) we're playing at The Roxy in Glasgow. Can't wait to play some gigs with my friends again, it's been a while! 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


So a few acts have pulled out of the line up for Powderhouse at 13th Note in Glasgow tomorrow. My pal Tom has just asked me to play a last minute set and the line up is now: Culver / A View From Nihil / Genetic Noose / Asahara / Dead Wood / Rogyapa. Doors are at 8pm. 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pete Wiseman


Last month Pete Wiseman traveled from Warwick to my house in Edinburgh to record some ambient jams together. It was a really nice, relaxed and productive session. The results will be released in the future by [RHP] CDRs.

Saturday, 5 October 2013


Cheers to those that made it along to the Powderhouse gig in Glasgow last month. I had a blast, best noise show I've been to for sometime. I played a short harsh Dead Wood set using no input mixer and pedal feeback loop, which is available for free download here. Thanks to Tom for asking me to play.   

Monday, 16 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

We Worship The Sun

We Worship The Sun all day music festival in Glasgow tomorrow. Dead Wood set at 7:30 in the gallery.   

Friday, 26 April 2013

Vejgaard Ambient / Andrew Perry/Dead Wood - Split cassette

For several years now I've been meeting up for improv jams with my good buddy Andrew Perry. A few years back we had a album out on Striate Cortex and I also released a lathe cut 7" on Dirty Demos. This month we have a new release on Copenhagen based label A Beard Of Snails, a split c58 cassette with Vejgaard Ambient. Our side of the tape is titled Peter Schmeichel's Excitable Tricycle and features 8 tracks recorded at my old house in Blandford Forum and the garden shed in Wareham. Here's the label's description for an idea of how it sounds: "Here be fearless(ly) prepared guitar, drone/doom filth, and creeping curiousities. Ominous excursions and odd jaunts - devoid of beats and melody, but exceptionally "dream(y), baby, dream(y.)"
Edition of 52, available now from A Beard of Snails store.       


S.C.FREE is a compilation CDR released this week on the Striate Cortex label. Designed to promote artists on the label; past, present and future. Edition of 50 which will be given away for free. This features a short Dead Wood track I made last month. Straying from recent visited territories, on this day I opted for some bass heavy minimal rhythm/beats. Also featured on the compilation is Tim Newman, Mark Bradley, Sindre Bjerga, Motherovgod, Jan-M Iversen, Phantom Heron Seas, Le Cose Bianche, Daniel Thomas and Small Things On Sunday. Available now from Striate Cortex.


I'm moving from Dorset to Edinburgh next month and have to condense all the noise making gear I've horded over the years. This year I've played 8 shows with this road sign and we had the best time together. Goodbye old friend.   

Knifedoutofexistence / Dead Wood - God Loves His World And All The Creatures In It

Over the past six months I've been doing some recording with my good friend Dean, Knifedoutofexistence. Out now on Amps Against Trend is a double floppy disk pack titled God Loves His World And All The Creatures In It. Two 90 second blasts of noise, outsider electronix and screaming, all recorded in the garden shed at the house where I live in Dorset. Edition of 40 copies, available now from the Amps Against Trend Store.


Me playing my men at work sign with a violin bow at Althrope Studios & Gallery in Leamington Spa last month. Thanks to Ryan for the photo. 

Petals - Salivate Stone Cassette

Brand new on Dirty Demos is the latest offering from Petals titled Salivate Stone. Home duplicated C28 cassettes in oversized cases backed with tissue paper with colour photo cover. Edition of 30, available now from the new Dirty Demos store.
Here's the description I wrote whilst a little bit under the influence: "Stunning new release from Petals. Side one is the sound of being trapped in a tunnel, fighting with rusty metal for an escape route. Birds tweet happily then the skies turn black and isolation commences. Side two is the document of a much prettier memory, that time when we got lost scuba diving, surrounded by sea horses and supermarket trolleys." 

Svartvit / Knifedoutofexistence / Dead Wood - Split Cassette

To coincide with the UK tour last month, I released a Svartvit / Knifedoutofexistence / Dead Wood split cassette on Amps Against Trend. Thirty minutes of harsness featuring two tracks from each. Edition of 50, last copies are in the store, plus also available for free download.  

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


I seriously had the best time on tour. Big thanks to everyone that organised or came to a show, fed us or gave us somewhere to sleep. You all rule.   

Friday, 1 March 2013

March UK Tour



Next week is the start of the UK tour with Svartvit from The Netherlands and my buddy Knifedoutofexistence. We have shows in Leamington Spa, Glasgow, Manchester, Bournemouth, Leicester, London and there will possibly be a few other dates too. If you happen to be interested in helping with a show please email me.  

Friday, 22 February 2013


Thanks to those who made it out to the Portsmouth and Bournemouth shows, great to see so many friends. Extra thanks to Joe and Josh for having me play. Photo taken by Alastair at The Winchester in Bournemouth.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

February Shows

This month sees the first Dead Wood live outings of the year, click on the images for more details. I'm also doing a UK tour on the 4-12th March with my pal Knifedoutofexistence and Svartvit from The Netherlands. If anyone is interested in booking some noise, please get in contact

Huffin' Paint Demo

Last summer I started the Amps Against Trend label. So far I've been releasing floppy disks, although will move onto doing some cassettes very soon. Here is the fifth release on the label, a double floppy disk package by fastcore/thrash band Huffin' Paint. I designed the artwork/packaging myself and I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. For more information click on the image above.