Angry Violist at Wysing Arts Festival

Hello campers

This Saturday I was happy to be part of the Bad Timing stall at this year’s Wysing SPACE-TIME festival of art and music.

Bad Timing is a Cambridge-based gig promoter focusing on “experimental, electronic, noise, lofi, radiophonics, diy, weird pop, randomness. experiments and inventions from the underground” and I was pleased as punch to be counted amongst their number.

Our stall showcased DIY and handmade screenprints, badges, vinyl and tapes from deep in the Cambridgeshire underground. Thank you to everyone who came by and said hello.

In other news, I am deeeeeelighted to say that I will be tabling at this year’s Leeds Zine Fair on 4th November 2012. I can’t wait!

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Angry Violist stockists in the UK

I’ve been trying to get my zine spread far and wide on this island nation of ours, in small press dealerships, galleries and, well, anywhere that’ll have me.

I love, love, love shops full of rare, artist-made goods and things. Wish there was one in my town …. hmmmm, now there’s a thought ….

Well, anyway, here are the fruits of my efforts – I can’t recommend these awesome, innovative places highly enough:

Caribou Caravan, Hopkinson’s Gallery, Nottingham, and on the road
CARIBOU is was a shop in a mini 1957 Glen caravan selling handmade crafts, zines, jewellery, art and upcycled vintage pieces.

Editions of You, Oxford and online
EDITIONS OF YOU stock a collection of UK and international musical releases from independent musicians and small labels with an emphasis on handmade products and innovative design. along with books and zines with a musical or sonic connection.

The Good Press Gallery, Glasgow

GOOD PRESS GALLERY was formed in October 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland, and presents visual art, contemporary illustration, self & independantly published zines, books and other printed matter.

Vampire Sushi Distro, online
You can get my other zine, Hedgehog in the Fog, from this super-awesome zine distro, run by the lovely Miss Tukru.

Please support your local zine sellers and artworkers: buy handmade printed goods frequently and abundantly!

If you run a shop or distro and would like to stock any of my zines, please do get in touch – I would love to hear from you!

All images (c) Caribou, Editions of You, Good Press, Vampire Sushi.

Issue Threeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

Angry Violist #3

Angry Violist #3 with lurid pink cover

Hello there

Has been a long time a-coming, but issue three is now done and dusted, and being sent to the printers in the next few weeks.

Contents include:

  • make your own pick-up
  • string-arrangers, we love you! Looking at the work of Robert Kirby (Nick Drake), Timothy Brock (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari) and Carter Burwell (Fargo)
  • Subharmonics: the crazy anomaly of physics which lets you play an octave lower than your lowest string
  • Rock’n’roll string quartet: interview with Richard Maximoff of the Hampton String Quartet
  • Scandinavian folk fiddle playing
  • Improvising for cowards

Issues will be on my etsy shop before long, but I would rather swap/trade. Email me if you are interested.

Or write to:
angry violist
PO Box 738
Cambridge CB1 0QL
UK