Sunday, 25 January 2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

PRIME Interview And Recent Press

Dead Neanderthals were recently interviewed by ATTN Magazine about our most recent album - PRIME. Read the interview here.

The album has received some excellent reviews and end-of-year plaudits, including top 20 best jazz albums of 2014 according to The Quietus, and Free Form Free Jazz blog's top 10 of the year.

Some of the excellent reviews include:

"Fusing the textural and tonal freedom of jazz and noise with the linear attack of metal, Prime is an absolute blast." Stewart Smith - The Quietus (full review)

"..a wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art." - Sammy Stein - Something Else (full review)

"Prime is never boring. It will rain down on you. It will intoxicate you. It will traumatise you, pummel you, devastate you, destroy you. Once heard, it will never be forgotten, and heavy music will never seem the same." - Lach Walter - Cyclic Defrost (full review)

Julian Eidenberger - Free Jazz Blog (full review)

MacDara Conroy - Thumped (full review)

Paul Margree - Louder Than War (full review)

Finally, one of the most incredible reviews I have ever read from Massimo Ricci for Touching Extremes.

PRIME is available on LP and download:

Friday, 5 December 2014

Webster / Lisle / Ward - Red Kite

'Red Kite' is the debut album by my new trio with Alex Ward (guitar) and Andrew Lisle (drums). The album is available now to download from Raw Tonk Records, and a CD version will be available soon.

The trio was formed especially for the recording session, prompted by the offer of studio time from Sam Thredder at The Cro's Nest. The album was improvised in the studio, recorded directly to reel-to-reel tape, and mastered by the excellent Marlon Wolterink.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Qara Capa Video

Dylan Pecora has made an excellent video for the Webster/Holub duo track "Qara Capa", taken from our new album "Viscera". The video is currently streaming on The Wire Magazine vimeo channel.

Viscera is available now from New Atlantis Records, most download services, and direct from us:

A track from the album is also on the current 'Below The Radar' compilation available exclusively to Wire Magazine subscribers:

Webster/Holub duo will be playing our only London show this year at Cafe Oto on November 23rd as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Monday, 20 October 2014


I'm playing two gigs in Oslo this week. The Norwegian scene has been a constant source of inspiration for me for the last 10 years or more, so I'm thrilled to be playing there for the first time.

On Weds 22nd, I'm playing in a trio with Stian Larsen (guitar) and Brage Tormaenen (drums) at Pizdets.

On Thurs 23rd, I'm playing with Dead Neanderthals at Maksitaksi, in a double-bill with the incredible Burning Tree (Dag Stiberg & Dag Erik Knedal Andersen). 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Viscera - Available Now

'Viscera' - my new duo album with Mark Holub is now available on CD and download from New Atlantis Records, and also direct from us via our bandcamp page.

The album was recorded in one day at the notorious Dropout Studios in South London. No discussion was had before takes, and no pre-arranged ideas were presented, with the exception of the last track - a version of Roscoe Mitchell's 'Chant'. The album is pure, in-the-moment, high-energy, free jazz!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Gaffer Fest 2014

The 2014 edition of Gaffer Fest is taking place on the 10th and 11th of October at Le Periscope in Lyon. Dead Neanderthals will be performing on the friday night, and launching our new album on Gaffer Records - 'Prime'. 

More information about the line-up and tickets here: