Chris Watson National Gallery Film

Chris Watson - Soundscapes

Regular contributor , Caught by the River favourite, sound recordist Chris Watson on how he created his soundscape for Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele for the National Gallery’s exhibition:

“His latest work is as one of six artists asked by the National Gallery to produce a response in sound to one of their paintings for their Soundscapes exhibition, with the other contributors including Nico Muhly, Susan Philipsz, Jamie xx, Gabriel Yared and Cardiff and Miller.”

Head over to The Quietus for more info here.

This weekend Chris Watson is performing on Caught by the River’s stage at Port Eliot Festival. 

Caught by the River Teifi: Cardigan Weekend Festival

CBTR Teifi

On the 14th and 15th of August in gorgeous Cardigan, Mid Wales, Caught by the River will be hosting the River’s Edge Weekend Festival, featuring a great musical line-up curated alongside Nyth as well as talks, readings and conversation curated with Wales Arts Review.

There will also be a range of fantastic local food and drinks from the Cardigan Pizza Tipi.

Musical line-up: Stealing Sheep / H.Hawkline / Colorama / Eaves / Gwenno / Meilyr Jones / Zefur Wolves / Carw / Castles / Folklore Tapes / Ysgol Sul / Cpt. Smith / Jeb Loy Nichols

Talks/Readings/Conversations line-up: Carly Holmes / Craig Austin / Cynan Jones / Gary Raymond / Gavin Goodwin / Jo Mazelis / John Lavin / Katharine Norbury / Ros Hudis / Miriam Darlington / Niall Griffiths / Nina Lyon / Richard King / Steph Power

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Make Noise at OnBlackheath festival

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Our friends at Make Noise, the UK’s only electronic recycling club night, will be joining us at OnBlackheath with their very own stage alongside our Heavenly and Friends stage at the festival over the weekend of the 12th-13th of September.

They’ll have special DJ sets and performances over the weekend from the likes of Erol Alkan, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Greg Wilson, Justin Robertson, Moxie, an electronic set from our very own Heavenly Jukebox, DJ Antz and more. More details here.

Our Heavenly and Friends stage will host a range of great artists, including Temples, 808 State, Stealing Sheep and many more. Full line-up and details can be found here.

The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All August Listings

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Celebrate The Deep Hum’s 1st Birthday with this months gigs every Wednesday night at The Social in Soho.

This month we’ve got headline shows from the likes of TRAAMS, Hot Vestry, BAS JAN (Serafina Steer), LOCK and more.

“Bunkered down in the centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.”

5th: TRAAMS, The Whig Whams + The Venus Lyx
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12th: Hot Vestry + Life After Dark book launch

19th: BAS JAN (Serafina Steer), Dog Chocolate + JIBBA Jab
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26th: LOCK + Celluloid Jam
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Also make sure to take advantage of The Social’s 2 for 1 drinks offer this summer by becoming a member.

Get kitted out for Caught by the River Teifi next month with new CBTR T-Shirts


Check out the brand new Caught by the River ‘Yarn Effect’ T-Shirts on sale from the CBTR webshop. These Earth positive tees come in two different colour-ways, Black Twist (pictured above) and Blue Twist, and are available in a range of sizes from Small to XL. ‘The Bruiser’ hat not included.

They should be perfect for the Caught by the River Teifi, a festival of music, outdoor living and adventure at Fforest Farm in Cardigan, Wales from the 10th-17th August (fingers crossed for T-Shirt weather).

The festival will feature all sorts of workshops and performances from contributors and friends of Caught by the River. Musical guests include Eaves, Gwenno, H Hawkline, Jeb Loy Nichols, Meilyr Jones, Stealing Sheep and more.

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Caught By The River at Port Eliot Festival 2015

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Caught by the River are getting ready for their stage at this year’s Port Eliot festival and have put together a playlist of all the musical acts to look forward to over the weekend, in order of appearance.

It features tracks from the likes of Hooton Tennis Club, Gwenno, Stealing Sheep, Archie Bronson Outfit, Sarah Cracknell and more, all of whom will be performing by the banks of the River Tiddy between July 30th and August 2nd.

Check it out below:

The man who made British indie music Heavenly again….

Jeff Barrett

Ahead of Port Eliot festival at the end of this month, The Cornish Guardian have interviewed Caught by the River and Heavenly founder Jeff Barrett.

With anecdotes about his time at a local Plymouth record shop, putting on shows with the likes of The Jesus &  Mary Chain and Primal Scream and the excitement building up to this years Port Eliot festival; it’s a great read.

Head over the The Cornish Guardian’s website and read here.

This year at Port Eliot, Caught by the River have a broad range of artists, speakers & guests gracing their stage including Heavenly bands Stealing Sheep, Gwenno & Hooton Tennis Club. 

For the full line-up and tickets visit the Caught by the River website.