New 7″ Cannibales & Vahinés

April the 18th, on Record Store Day, or to be more precise, on Disquaire Day (because we’ll be in France), Cannibales & Vahinés will release a new 7” with two songs: MIRROR MAN backed with NOVEMBER NIGHT. The latter is an outtake from the studio sessions for their second album N.O.W.H.E.R.E c&v7"-front (2012), the first track is an alternative take of a new song that will appear on the new C&V album due for October. Meanwhile, this 7” will be available via the Ex Mailorder shop. (€5 + postage.)

King Champion Sounds 10”

Released in October 2015, through John Robb’s Louder Than War label, a King Champion Sounds 10” album that includes a free bonus CD with two extra tracks: SONGS OF THE GOLDEN HOUR.
Available via Ex Mailorder.

KCS-SongsForTheGoldenHourbIGSIDE A:
1) Ghetto Of Eden
2) SM Revelation
3) Waiting For Measures
4) The Year 500
5) Moottoripyoran Matka
6) The Quiet Beach
7) Breadlines & Deadlines

Action Beat + G.W. Sok 2014

A REMARKABLE MACHINE… the 2014 album by Action Beat with G.W. Sok on vocals… on 2×10″ vinyl… Available via Ex Mailorder and at concerts… almost 50 loud and poetic minutes…

Tracklisting: 1. Spoonfeed Hell /  2. Judgement Letter / 3. Heap Of Clay / 4. Dig The Hole / 5. Sentence Machine / 6. Pork Butcher’s Knife / 7. Disappearing Man / 8. Great Unfinished / 9. Citizen K / 10. One Another..      . ..
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Different Drummer

Released in October 2013: DIFFERENT DRUMMER vinyl LP by King Champion Sounds.  WORM 019. Comes with bonus CD and bonus-track. Distributed by Sonic Rendezvous, and also available via Ex Mailorder. WORM 019


KIng Champion Sounds is Ajay Saggar (ex-The Bent Moustache, ex-donkey), G.W. Sok (ex-The Ex), Oli Heffernan (Shrug, Year Of Birds), Mees Siderius, Ditmer Weertman, Chris Moerland.

July 6, 2013… Paris

I’m in Paris right now, as an Artist-In-Residence, at Centre Les Récollets, where I’m offered space and time for three months of writing. And Summer has arrived, too. Thank you.

My apartment’s on the fourth floor. This afternoon, through the open window, I hear a saxophone in the park near the canal. Yesterday I heard school kids singing at their playground… Laaa, la lala la laaa laaa… the tune to the White Stripes’ Seven Nations Army that is.

Meanwhile, today, in the South of France, there’s a bunch of guys on bicycles trying to find their way on nasty narrow roads to the top of a mountain. “Paris is still far away,” they say. I know they’re right, and yet I somehow disagree. Parce-que, oui, je suis déjà à Paris.

Juni 2013 en daarna (A.I.R.)…

9 juni in de tuin van Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery maken de volgende Dichters, geïnspireerd door Johnny van Doorn, hun opwachting: Yvonne van Doorn-Mousset, Hans Plomp, Diana Ozon, Stella Bergsma, Rik van Boeckel, Bart FM Droog, Jan Damstra, Erna Ammeraal, Bert Schoonhoven, G.W. Sok, Jaap Blonk e.a.

16 juni optreden Testa Di Cavallo in Genève, Zwitserland.

22 en 23 juni in het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in het kader van het Holland Festival: The Inquisitive Musician, een muzikale theaterperformance van Cindy Bernard en David Watson. Met o.a. Felicity Provan, G.W. Sok, Thijs van Leer, Hillary Jeffrey, Alison Isadora, Steve Heather.

29 juni optreden Cannibales & Vahinés in de Music Halle te Toulouse, Frankrijk

Van 1 juli tot en met 30 september is de schrijver G.W. Sok, op uitnodiging van het Institut Français, drie maanden lang Artist-In-Residence in de Récollets te Parijs, Frankrijk.

The Conductor Tales 2013

Buro Beukorkest in Plaza Futura, Eindhoven
16, 17, 18, 19 mei

The Conductor Tales… Een voorstelling als set-up voor een film. Een samenwerking met diverse kunstenaars, acteurs en muzikanten. Met de nadruk op spoken-word en het visuele aspect van de performance.

Met o.a. Rik van Iersel, G.W. Sok, André Manuel, Amin, Marc Constandse, The Singing Chair, Siem Nozza, Edward Capel, en visuele bijdragen van Truus de Groot, Johnny Dowd, Def P, Marissa Evers, Fieke van Berkom, Wiel Wiersma, Jerome Siegelaer.