Grind Sight Open Eye

Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh


Not strictly a Grindsight, but put on by our friends over at Pendulum Man, at the Banshee Labyrinth this Thursday, Oct 27th:

200 Drum Machines On Fire, Pendulum Man Concerts and Mini50 Records present…


Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Thursday 27th October 2011

Tickets £5, with a download compilation of exclusive tracks from each artist if bought in advance from


– The Boats

The partnership of Craig Tattersall and Andrew Hargreaves collectively know as The Boats enters into its seventh year. In this time they have released a catalogue of seven albums, four EP’s and have appeared on many compilations. The duo thought it was time to push the status quo and break the album cycle. 2011 will see the group perform their latest work live before an audience. The improvised piece entitled “Do The Boats Dream Of Electric Fritz Pfleumer?” will be performed through an intricate tape loop system offering more wow and flutter than ever before. The show will see the group present a poem to the magic of magnetic tape, dreams and the synth pallet of Greek hero Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou. As always the music will reflect a process that sees The Boats passing the experimental through a skewed pop filter creating a sound that uncovers a friendly more fragile side to the avant-garde. These will be special unique events not to be missed.

Andrew met Craig at a failed attempt of an art happening. Both feeling slightly disappointed that the sacrificial bonfire didn’t reach the height or casualties of The Wicker Man, their raised eyebrows met and a conversation started. The result of this exchanging of words was the creation of The Boats.

The pair worked hard and in no time at all had released a trilogy of albums for Moteer records (Songs By The Sea, We Made It For You and Tomorrow Time). For the next trio of albums the duo chose three different labels, their own in house Our Small Ideas for an album of the same name, Flau of Tokyo for Faulty Toned Radio and London/Tokyo based Home Normal for Words Are Something Else.


– Graveyard Tapes

Graveyard Tapes are Euan McMeeken and Matthew Collings. The pair met when Matthew moved from Iceland to Edinburgh in 2010.

Coming from very different musical backgrounds but sharing a love of many of the same artists the pair have been working together on recordings ever since. This will be their very first live performance.


– Chris Tenz

Chris Tenz is a Calgary (Canada)-born, self taught multi-instrumentalist. Since the release of his debut record in June, 2009, he has tirelessly worked on expanding his sound with two solo projects, and as one half of “Language of Landscape”. His work consistently relies on mood and subtlety, never trying to hide or distract from the honest emotion being conveyed.

For over a year, he has turned his attention towards his local community, creating and organising unique events to help expose and connect many local artists of various disciplines. He has also been collaborating with theater and film producers, performing, and in October 2010 released two hand packaged, extremely limited full length solo albums which were sold at local performances only.

He is now finishing up a new full length album, which promises to be his most mature, developed, and unique work to date. Plans are for an autumn release this year, on mini50 records.


Written by grindsightopeneye

23/10/2011 at 3:43 pm

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