Sunday, 10 December 2017

Words from Byron..




Byron Coley on 'Figurines'....

"Brilliant sixth album by The Doozer demonstrates that while you can take the boy out of Cambridge, it ain't easy to do the obverse. The results are twelve inches of splendidly psych-soaked pop readymades laced with tendrils of Syd Barrett, Chris Knox, Pip Proud and early Nick Nicely. Because he has been crafting just this sort of thing for over a decade now, it shouldn't take so much name-checking to place The Doozer inside his aesthetic continuum. But even after wonderful LPs on labels like Pickled Egg, Siltbreeze, Golden Lab, Woodsist and elsewhere, too damn many people still haven't grasped this music the way it deserves. Why this is the case is perplexing. On his own records (and also as a frequent UK participant in the MVEE caravan), The Doozer has always shown himself to be a dab hand with both melodic construction, as well as with sound generation using keys and strings of all sorts. For his live sets, just as on his records, Mr. The Doozer creates an enveloping blanket of sound and image that is as comforting as it is weird and artful. Like those legends I mentioned earlier, The Doozer has a wonderfully original way of creating sunny sounds, smeared at the edge of their event horizons so that they seem more like aural hallucinations. Like the aforementioned he also has the ability to craft pop hooks in a manner that makes them feel simultaneously new and deeply familiar. Figurines is an album that sounds great the first time you play it, and loses none of its pleasure on its fiftieth spin. Truly a record for the ages, and a classic 'late night spin' if ever there was one." --Byron Coley, 2017 Edition of 300.




Friday, 10 November 2017

Figurines: coming early 2018

Pleased to announce a new LP on the prolific Massachusetts based label Feeding Tube Records. It's called 'FIGURINES'.


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Saturday, 7 October 2017

New videos

The first is a belated video for the song 'The Spider's House' from the 2013 release Future Songs on Al-Rehab Records.




In the second, the song 'Burning Flags' from last year's Flying Bird record on Golden Lab Records was used to accompany a video on skateboarding in Palestine. It made the song make more sense and I'm pleased to have the video associated with the cause. Check out the video on youtube to see links to the various parties involved, such as SkatePal which sets up skateboarding parks in Palestine.



Both LP's are still available from here.

Finally, we uploaded a full-length album from an earlier work.




Thursday, 18 May 2017

Shohw tonight

Show TONIGHT, 18th May, Leith Depot, Edinburgh. On stage at 8.30PM. It will be the opposite of recent shows. Sitting > Standing. Acoustic > Electric. New Songs > Old Songs (mostly). No Beats > Beats. Bad > Good. Good > Bad. With Lush Purr, Plastic Animals. Info HERE.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

2 shows

Finally a couple of UK shows. It's been a while:

21st Jan - Plat-Form, Glasgow (Doors 7pm) w/ supergroup 'Aidan O’Rouke, Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson and Stephanie Hladowski' (part of Celtic Connections)

10th Feb - Summerhall, Edinburgh w/ Sacred Paws & Spinning Coin (Doors 8pm).

All shows solo as the 'opener'. Or 'closer' more likely. Get there early.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Blazing Bird Begins

New beginnings for the Blazing Bird tour. Acoustic guitar and vox or 'Another side of the The Doozer'. All shows with Matt "MV" Valentine.

COME OUT!

August 2016

14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
15 - Providence, RI - Aurora
16 - Burlington, VT - Light Club Lamp
18 - Becket, MA - Dream Away Lodge
19 - Montpelier, VT - Buch Spieler Records
20 - Greenfield, MA -  Jaume 1
21 - Boston, MA - Lilypad (afternoon show)
22 - Albany, NY - Helderberg House
23 - Brattleboro, VT - 118 Elliot

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

"Blazing Bird" US TOUR 2016

Not since the heady days of 2010 has The Doozer graced the shores of the land of the free. But that is all about to change with a solo tour at summer's end. All shows with longtime companion Matt "MV" Valentine.

Here are the details:

August 2016

14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
15 - Providence, RI - Aurora
16 - Burlington, VT - Light Club Lamp
18 - Becket, MA - Dream Away Lodge
19 - Montpelier, VT - Buch Spieler Records
20 - Greenfield, MA -  Jaume 1
21 - Boston, MA - Lilypad (afternoon show)
22 - Albany, NY - Helderberg House
23 - Brattleboro, VT - 118 Elliot

Be sure to come and say 'hi' at the merch table.