Midwich Cuckoos Live

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Gigs, Music | No Comments
Midwich Cuckoos Live

We’ll be devising and performing original music and foley for this live reimagining of a British science fiction masterpiece. The inspiration for cult film The Village of the Damned (1960), for one night only John Wyndham’s sci fi novel The Midwich Cuckoos will be performed on stage by actors, as though in a live radio play. […]

BFI Gothic – rehearsals in Brighton Electric studios

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Gigs, Music | No Comments
BFI Gothic – rehearsals in Brighton Electric studios

Over the last week, we’ve been locked away in Brighton Electric rehearsal studios, piecing together our Gothic happening for the BFI on Saturday 14th December. Here are some photos of us surrounded by automata, theremin, bells, keyboards and cable salad, taken by Gaynor Perry. In the photos you can see Sarah Angliss (composer, automatist and […]

Vault – new music for silent Gothic treasures from the BFI National Archive

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Gigs, Music | No Comments
Vault – new music for silent Gothic treasures from the BFI National Archive

The devil has the best tunes on Saturday 14 December when our collective will perform new music inspired by rarely seen Gothic silent films from the BFI National Archive. The music and films will be brought together for the first time in Vault: Music for Silent Gothic Treasures at BFI Southbank as part of the […]

Message and Method

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Music | No Comments
Message and Method

Message and Method, Spacedog’s collaboration with Belbury Poly, is out on 16 October 2013 and you can pre-order it now on the Ghost Box website. The beautiful sleeve design by Julian House reflects the themes of this single: lost signals and Ada Lovelace’s poetical science. We’ve hugely enjoyed this excursion to Belbury and can’t wait […]

Free winter chill

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Music | No Comments
Free winter chill

On Friday 21 December, Spacedog will be marking the longest night of the year and the last day of the Mayan calendar with a free performance in Brighton. In preparation for the coming apocalypse, we’re also giving away a few of our worldly goods, starting with a free track, Electric Lullaby: This curiosity mixes some […]

Spacedog in Ghostbox Study Series

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Music | No Comments
Spacedog in Ghostbox Study Series

Spacedog are taking an excursion to Belbury Parish. Spacedog have been quiet of late as we’re working on various new studio projects (and Sarah has been composing for the National Theatre). Forthcoming projects include a 7″ single with Belbury Poly, due for release in Spring 2013 as part of the Ghostbox Study Series. This is […]

Bedtime story – featuring Hugo

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Music, Video | No Comments

Our take on this traditional Hungarian folk song Apple, Apple is track 10 on the album Juice for the Baby. This video of the song features Spacedog front man Hugo, the 1930s ventriloquist’s dummy we wired up and roboticised after he was rescued from the attic of a dead magician. With apologies to the late, […]

For Laika – song for the original space dog

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Music, Video | No Comments

This track from Juice for the Baby is our homage to space dog Laika, the first living creature in orbit. It mixes vocals, theremin, vibraphone and carillon with the sounds of the original Sputnik beeps. The opening bars have been recorded from an old cigarette box picked up in Moscow. It was a souvenir of […]

Jus’ like that! Derren Brown cameo on Tommy Cooper song

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Music | One Comment

Juice for the Baby is here! And over the next few days, we’d like to tell you more about our favourite tracks. First up is our torch song for one of Britain’s greatest variety stars, the incomparable Tommy Cooper: A hero of Spacedog, Cooper was a much loved performer, hugely respected by fellow magicians and […]