Dec 30, 2010

Andy Clegg & Andy Whitaker with KIZILOK


It´s been a long time, since we haven´t talked in this blog about Andy Clegg & Andy Whitaker, founder members of MUSIC for ABORIGINES & The SUN & The MOON.

During last years both Andys, apart from resurrecting SUN & MOON Project for some live shows and performing the MIDLIFE DEMENTIA SHOW, have been collaborating with KIZILOK, another brilliant Manchester Musician, who is sadly totally underated.

The band is called KIZILOK& The Strange Times and is formed by:
Kizilok - songwriter, guitars and vocals
Andy Clegg - guitars, strange noises
Mark Mills - bass, drum machines, synths and other instrumentation
Andy Whitaker - guitars
Suzy Mills - backing vocals, piano, glockenspiel, photos, video

The Chameleons are one of the many influences of this eclectic & alternative band, who is always exploring new ways of understanding and feeling the music.


More information about KIZILOK on:

KIZILOK FACEBOOK
KIZILOK MYSPACE

Take a listen to this fantastic song called Say Goodbye at the Door, and dive into its melancholic atmosphere. The perfect song for a winter rainy day:




If you like it, join them in facebook to help them spread the word and if interested you can contact directly the artist to purchase their works.

Nov 7, 2010

MARK BURGESS collaborates with POCKET

We know this is old news, but as we missed this when it was released, we will comment it now.

On 2009, Mark Burgess collaborated with producer/mixer Richard Jankovich (aka POCKET) singing A Force of Nature, a single release by POCKET. Mark sings both on A-side and B-side, called Heaven.

Since last years, POCKET has been releasing many electro-pop "pocket mixes" featuring guest singers like Robyn Hitchcock, Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Danny Seim (Menomena), Mark Burgess (The Chameleons).

More information about this project of Richard Jankovich, on his website.

This single is available in iTunes and you can also listen to it on Pocket MySpace Web Site.

Enjoy it!

Oct 30, 2010

Remastered CHAMELEONS Acoustic Sessions

The Acoustic Albums Strip and This Never Ending Now originally released in 2000 & 2002 will be soon compiled into one Remastered 2CD set + KEXP Radio Seattle Sessions as bonus tracks. This compilation will be simply called Acoustic Sessions.

The cover of this new Chameleons Album will be a variation of the original This Never Ending Now.

This is the Track List of this new 2CD set:

Disc One: This Never Ending Now (re-mastered)

1. The Fan and the Bellows
2. Tears
3. Intrigue in Tangiers
4. Is It Any Wonder?
5. Seriocity
6. Swamp Thing
7. All Around
8. Second Skin
9. Home is Where the Heart Is
10 Miracles and Wonders
11. View From A Hill
12. Moonage Daydream

Disc Two: Strip (re-mastered)

1. Less Than Human
2. Nathan’s Phase
3. Here Today
4. Soul in Isolation
5. Pleasure and Pain
6. Paradiso
7. Caution
8. On the Beach
9. Road to San Remo
10. Indian

Bonus Tracks

11. Nathan’s Phase (Live @ KEXP)
12. On the Beach (Live @ KEXP)
13. Tears (Live @ KEXP)
14. Miracles and Wonders (Live @ KEXP)


The first 500 people to order the album direct from Blue Apple Music will also receive an exclusive Chameleons lanyard. The lanyard is printed in full colour and features the iconic WDAMB image. More information: Blue Apple Music

Oct 27, 2010

CHAMELEONSVOX 2010/2011 LIVE DATES















New ChameleonsVOX dates for 2010/2011:

22.12.2011 UK - MIDDLETON (MANCHESTER), CARSONS
08.01.2011 UK - YORK, DUCHESS
14.01.2011 SP - MADRID, LA BOITE
15.01.2011 SP - BARCELONA, BIKINI
25.01.2011 DE - BIELEFELD, FORUM
26.01.2011 DE - BERLIN, MAGNET CLUB
27.01.2011 DE - HAGEN, WERKHOF
28.01.2011 NL-APELDOORN, GIGANT
29.01.2011 NL -HERLEEN, NIEUWE NOR
30.01.2011 NL -ROTTERDAM, BAROEG
12.02.2011 UK - LONDON, O2 ISLINGTON


Actual ChameleonsVOX Line-up:
Mark Burgess - Vox
John Lever - Drums
Justin Lomery - Guitar
Andru Aesthetik - Guitar
Jessica Espeleta - Bass

Here is a link to a Youtube video of ChameleonsVOX playing Second Skin live.


Past Tour Dates (US Tour without John Lever, who was substituted by Glenn Maryansky):
Aug 4 Home Sweet Home New York, NY
Aug 7 Manhattan Room Philadelphia, PA
Aug 11 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Sep 4 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Sep 21 The Crocodile Seattle, Washington
Sep 21 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
Sep 24 The East End Portland, OR
Sep 28 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Oct 11, Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK

More info about this Project from Mark and John in http://www.myspace.com/chameleonsvox. On this site you can also listen to new songs from ChameleonsVox. New songs in acoustic format, are also available. "Another You" is one of the highlights. Listen to them, you won´t be disappointed.

Oct 1, 2010

ChameleonsVOX in KEXP 90.3FM









Seattle KEXP Radio has published on their Web Site a Live Session Mark Burgess, with full band under the name of ChameleonsVOX, performed last September, during the US Tour.

On this Live Session, the following classic Chameleons songs were played:

In Answer
In Shreds
Monkeyland
Up The Down Escalator

ChameleonsVOX for US Tour Line-up:
Mark Burgess - Vox
Justin Lomery - Guitar
Andru Aesthetik - Guitar
Jessica Espeleta - Bass
Glenn Maryansky - Drums

You can listen to the full performance on the following link:

http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rID=32281

The performance was also recorded in video and are available in Youtube videos:





Stills of this KEXP Session were taken by Jackie Canchola. They are available on this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kexp/sets/72157625008889134/

Sep 16, 2010

CHAMELEONS Book & Merchandising



















If you haven´t bought the Chameleons Biography yet, you can do it now through ChameleonsBook Website.

The book is entitled "View from a Hill" and it is written by Mark Burgess. The available edition is a soft cover one, and it includes two signed guitar picks.

Visit the ChameleonsBook Website for more information about the book, all the available merchandising and the latest information from the latest projects of Mark Burgess.

Apr 26, 2010

Other Musics: THE BOXER REBELLION

I discovered this band in an Editors show. The Boxer Rebellion were the supporters, and they instantly moved me with their sharp guitars and their melancholic voice.

With a style similar to Interpol & Editors, The Boxer Rebellion have found their own place in the music business. They have released two albums from the time being, and we wish them the best on their musical career.

Here is a link to a video of the single Evacuate of their second album, called UNION.

Take a listen; you won´t be disappointed.





More information about this group on their web site: http://theboxerrebellion.com