Pestrepeller play the Equinox festival on Sunday 14th June 2009

Next month Pestrepeller play our first live gig in over five years, at the Equinox Festival in London.  Billed as ‘A Festival of Scientific Illumination’, it will be ‘a cross cultural platform for the exhibition of creative and innovative approaches to spiritual discovery’, a  multi-media event with talks (including one by friend of Pestrepeller, Edwin Pouncey), films and music from the likes of John Zorn, Comus and Z’EV.

It will be the first stage appearance for the expanded Pestrepeller which features Sharon Gal and Peter Hope-Evans, as well as ‘core trio’ Savage Pencil, Harley Richardson and Ed Pinsent.  This is the version of the band that recorded Alphabet of Daggers, the still unreleased follow-up to Isle of Dark Magick, as well as the track As Wolf which appeared recently on a picture disc.

Venue – Conway Hall in Holborn, London

Tickets are on sale here – Sunday-only passes cost £27, weekend passes (Friday-Sunday) cost £80

Last few days of the Paintwork show

Get yourself down to the SW1 Gallery in Victoria this week to catch the Paintwork show which closes on Friday.

The only thing that links the artworks on show is that their creators have some connection or other to The Fall, but whilst this might seem like a recipe for artistic incoherence, the show is engagingly weird, lively and fun and well worth checking out.  (See this great set of photos posted by Stefan from Fall News.)  And if you’re lucky you’ll get a personal tour from curator ‘German Bert’.

SW1 Gallery, 12 Cardinal Walk, Roof Garden Level, Cardinal Place (Off Victoria Street), London SW1E 5JE

Open 12noon – 8pm each day

Paintwork # 2


I have some drawings in a London exhibition which starts this week.  Opening night this Thursday (14th May), 7pm-10pm, all welcome!

Paintwork # 2, 15-29 May 2009
SW1 Gallery, Victoria, London

Art about or inspired by The Fall, the UK’s hardest-working group and the ONLY band to deliver on the promise of the punk years.  Led by Mark E Smith, charismatic storyteller, hard-line front man and BBC football score keeper.

Opening event Thurs 14th May (7-10pm), live music 15th May


  • cover artists – Pascal le Gras, Anthony Frost, Savage Pencil, Claus Castenskiold, Mark Kennedy, Suzanne Smith (sister of Mark)
  • musicians – Jeffrey Lewis, Knud Odde (Danish rock legend), Jowe Head (Swell Maps), Safy Sniper, Globo
  • fine artists – Dave Muller, Rik van Iersel, Paul Housley, Tommy Crooks (ex-Fall member)
  • cartoonists – Elaine Will, Harley Richardson
  • photographers and film makers – Michael Pollard, Robert Palumbo

Full details in attached press release.

SW1 Gallery, 12 Cardinal Walk, Roof Garden Level, Cardinal Place (Off Victoria Street), London SW1E 5JE

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