Music

Huxley’s Big Trip: A Lysergic Musical Adventure

MIX: Gareth E. Rees COVER ART: Hollis Toot! Toot! Time for another psychedelic cross-dimensional adventure with Unofficial Britain. This time …

A Palaeolithic Invocation at Barnfield Pit, Kent

LOCATION: Swanscombe, north-west Kent MUSIC: Hand of Stabs  Unofficial Britain is delighted to share another site-specific performance by the experimental sound collective Hand …

Reimagining the 1769 Transit of Venus

LOCATION: Lancashire, London, Tahiti, Outer Space MUSIC: Rhia Parker In a small Lancashire Village in 1639, Jeremiah Horrocks was looking …

A Most Peculiar Tour

MIX: Gareth E. Rees Extinct butterflies, spilled whisky, fickle seas, peregrines, weird villages and haunted magpies… From the Scottish Coast …

Firepit Collective’s To the Lost: folk songs and landscape punks

WORDS: Gary Budden  “Delving into traditional folk is on the one hand like hearing the voices of people whose names …

The Sea, a Collaboration Between Gareth E. Rees and Dead Gull

LOCATION: The Sea WORDS: Gareth E. Rees MUSIC: Martin Fuller AKA Dead Gull Below is a poem I performed in …

Welsh Folk Music by Fernhill: Where Geography & Calendars Collide

LOCATION: Swansea MUSIC: ‘Amser’ by Fernhill Inside. Outside. Byth (Ever. Never). Tock Tick. A collision between mechanical time, seasonal time, …

Unofficial Britain Soundtrack 2014

WORDS & MIX: Gareth E. Rees Cover illustration: Maxim Peter Griffin Below is a selection of UK-based music, all released …

Marshland at Spike Island

LOCATION: Bristol (via Hackney) WORDS: Gareth E. Rees On November 27th, I’m going to be at Spike Island in Bristol, …

Kemper Norton’s Loor & the Thing that Is Coming Up My Stairs

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees  LOCATION: Cornwall, Sussex, Wales, Unnamed Cities Night time. I’m at my computer, listening to Kemper Norton’s new …