1st February 2020: Independent Electric Group - Live Set
Saturday 1st February 2020, the Lippy Kid Electronica Project makes an appearance as part of the first "Live" Independent Electric Group night of the year, at the Chesterfield Labour Club. Along with Lippy Kid, the lineup will feature musicians My Pleasure and Ichabod Wolf, along with poet Matt McAteer.
It all starts at 8pm, entry on the door is £5.
7th December 2019: Radio Free Matlock - "Get Down!!"
On Saturday 7th December, the team from Radio Free Matlock host their most ambitious project to date...
Taking place at the Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath, they host the "GET DOWN", their 2019 Christmas party. Over Fifteen DJs, across three different spaces, covering all genres of music.
Adv. Tickets cost £5, pay on the door price of £7. With all proceeds being split between the radio station and the Grand Pavilion restoration fund.
Lippy Kid will be performing a DJ set at the "Vanishing Point Cafe".
Tickets available here
8th November 2019: Radio Free Matlock - Audio Transmissions Vol. 1
On the 8th November Radio Free Matlock released their first ever compilation release. Titled "AUDIO TRANSMISSIONS: VOL 1", the aim of the release is to raise much needed funds to help cover ongoing costs for the volunteer run station. The album consisted of 39 tracks, generously donated by a wide range of artists covering genres from Post-punk, alt-rock, spoken work, folk, electronica and more...
Lippy Kid donated the track "24 Hour Reboot" to help support the cause.
The full album is available for download and costs just £5 right here.
5th November 2019: Lippy Kid in conversation with Cotton Wolf
Lippy Kid is joined on the Radio Free Matlock Electronica Show by the acclaimed Welsh electronica duo, Cotton Wolf.
Discussing their brand new album "Ofni", plus sharing Seven of their favourite electronica tracks...
1st October 2019: Lippy Kid in conversation with Graham Massey from 808 State
In the run up to the release of the first studio album by 808 State in 18 years, Lippy Kid held a very special show on Radio Free Matlock with the legendary producer and bands founder member, Graham Massey.
Discussing the new album "Transmission Suite", plus covering some of Graham's favourite electronic music marking milestones along his near four decade career within the industry. Here the full show via the link below:
6th Aug 2019: Lippy Kid chats with Sophie Barkerwood from Haiku Salut
The Derbyshire Electronica band Haiku Salut were recently commissioned by the British Film Institute to create a soundtrack to the classic Buster Keaton comedy, "The General".
In the run up to the release of the soundtrack, Sophie Barkerwood from the band joins Lippy Kid's Electronica Show on Radio Free Matlock to discuss the album, together with seven electronica tracks that place her in "Seventh Heaven"
21st May 2019: Lippy Kid in conversation with Alan Hempsall
In the run up to this years very first Subliminal Impulse Electronic Music Festival, Lippy Kid hosted a very special show on Radio Free Matlock with the festivals curator, Alan Hempsall, from the iconic Manchester band, Crispy Ambulance.
Discussing some of Alan's favourite Electronic music as well as the inspiration and motivation behind creating the festival. You can catch it via the link below.
10th May 2019: Vanishing Point Live
Lippy Kid makes an appearance at the Vanishing Point record store on Friday 10th May. Appearing alongside the folk singer Katie Spencer, and electronica artist Emzae, he'll be helping launch Corey Lavander's new store based in Chesterfield.
Entry is free, the music starts around 5pm, with Lippy Kid on stage around 7pm.
31st Mar 2019: Space Of Doglessness
The Scottish artist and poet Clare Archibald has created a 'docupoem' that will be displayed as part of this years Not Quite Light Festival in Salford, and Lippy Kid has created the accompanying soundtrack for it.
Titled 'Space Of Doglessness' the film will be shown on a loop at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery on 31st March throughout the day.
Entry to the exhibition is free. More details can be found here.
18th Dec 2018: Lippy Kid in conversation with PUSH from Electronic Sound
Discussing a wonderful career in music journalism along with the stories behind some of his favourite tracks, it's a fantastic show, and you can catch it via the link below.
7th Dec 2018: THOUGHT FORMS - Louder Than War, Albums of 2018
Writers at Louder Than War have been declaring their 2018 Albums of The Year.....And Lippy Kid's "Thought Forms" is included in the list!!
Described as 'One of the most exciting new voices to emerge in the electronic music scene. Thought Forms is the sound of the classics brought back through the brain of an artist who knows his history and uses it to forge a new future'
The full list of albums can be found here
16th Oct 2018: Sometimes The Night: with Sophie Sparham
Sometimes The Night is a spoken word/electronica collaboration between Derbyshire poet Sophie Sparham and Lippy Kid.
The track is available as a FREE download, but any proceeds raised from its sale will be equally divided between the following charities currently supported by Sophie:
The track is available from Bandcamp
9th Oct 2018: IEG Midweek Electronica Show - Radio Free Matlock
The show will broadcast every Tuesday, from 8PM to 10PM BST. The aim of the show will be to showcase a range of music connected to the Electronica genre, and putting a spotlight on new and emerging sounds.
It's usual format will be for 'hosted' show followed by a mix from a guest connected with the electronica world. However, there will be some occasional 'special shows' that alter this template a little.
You can join and listen to the broadcast every Tuesday, via the Radio Matlock site: www.RadioFreeMatlock.co.uk
You can also catch up on all past shows vie the Independent Electric Group website.
28th July 2018: Thought Forms Live @ YardsFest
Lippy Kid will be joining other artists at Independent Electric Group in support of this years "YardsFest' in Chesterfield.
The event takes place on Saturday 28th July, with Lippy Kid expected to perform at 6pm.
The event will be an instore performance at Vanishing Point Records, and will be the second LIVE outing for the Thought Forms album.
More details here.
18th July 2018: Thought Forms - Louder Than War, Album of the Year...so far...
As we reach the midpoint of the year, Writers at Louder Than War have been declaring their 2018 Albums of year so far. And Lippy Kid's "Thought Forms" is included in the list!!
Described as 'One of the most exciting new voices to emerge in the electronic music scene. Thought Forms is the sound of the classics (Underworld, Orbital) brought back through the brain of an artist who knows his history and uses it to forge a new future'
The full list of albums can be found here
4th July 2018: Independent Electric Group - Midweek Mix
The mixes are provided by independent musicians, producers, DJs, artists and musical obsessives and each one demonstrates the textures and emotive range that the genre allows.
Tune into Radio Free Matlock every Wednesday at 21:00 BST to hear a new and exciting mix.
The series kicks off 4th July with a mix by Lippy Kid himself.
28th April 2018: Thought Forms LIVE!!!
Saturday 28th April will mark the debut LIVE performance of the latest Lippy Kid album, Thought Forms.
The gig will take place as part of Art collective, The Independent Electric Group, at Chesterfield's Labour Club.
Appearing alongside Lippy Kid, will be Derbyshire poets Sophie Sparham, Kworyl Tories-Bane and Matt McAteer, together with singer-songwriter Ichabod.
The event starts at 8pm. Entry is £5.00 on the door.
Fill details for the gig can be found here.
1st March 2018: Music From The Dark Outside Volume Two
March sees the release of 'Music From The Dark Outside Volume Two', a collection of tracks featured as part of the Dark Outside 24 hour FM radio broadcast of 'unheard sound'.
The release features 'The End And The Start' a collaboration between Lippy Kid and the Chesterfield poet Matt McAteer.
The track features along an incredible set of artists from The Quietus' Luke Turner, to Mogwai's Barry Burns who features along with Antoni Maiovvi as part of Modern Hunting. In addition there is a track from Tom Bradshaw who was inspired to submit a track after hearing his heroes Plaid had previously taken part.
A very limited number of 100 are available
Details of how to get hold of one are here.
26th January 2018: THOUGHT FORMS
The project is inspired by a series of 'Remix' photographs produced by Greg. Photographs of every day objects, but distorted to create something far more abstract and arguably more beautiful. The essence being that the more time spent in the company of something, the more you're able to to appreciate something beyond the sum of its parts.
A digital booklet accompanies the album release with all artwork created by Greg. It contains a selection of images, each named as part of the project and used to drive the music.
You can discover more about Greg Farndon and his Art practice here.
The full track listing for THOUGHT FORMS is as follows:
- Thought Form I (Scintilla)
- Thought Form II (Flawed)
- Thought Form III (Scalar)
- Thought Form IV (Phosphor)
- Thought Form VI (Palisade)
- Thought Form VII (Locus)
- Thought Form VIII (Corolla)
- Thought Form IX (Audible)
- Thought Form X (Unspoken)
17th November 2017: ShadowFormerSelf Remix
Following on from contributing to Graingerboy's critically claimed album "Enemy Forward" from 2016, Lippy Kid has now created a mix for his latest EP.
"Shadowformerself" is a recently released EP incorporating a single from the album and arrives accompanied by an ambient mix of the song plus two remixes by Drum and Bass duo Deuce and Charger and Lippy Kid.
The EP is available now in digital stores
You can also find a full review of the EP over at LouderThanWar
30th October 2017: The End And The Start
Lippy Kid has teamed up with Chesterfield poet Matt McAteer to produce "The End And The Start", a spoken word piece backed by an electronic soundtrack.
The original 'draft' version of the track was premiered over the weekend of Sept 23rd/24th 2017 as part of the 'Dark Outside Radio Broadcast' at Galloway Forest, Dark Skies Park, Scotland and was destroyed directly after airing.
The final mixed version is now available to hear via Bandcamp
1st September 2017: Independent Electric Group
Lippy Kid is pleased to announce the formation of the Independent Electric Group.
It's principle aims are to provide a platform to Independent artists of all genres, and will look to stage a series of events throughout the year.
Ichabod will also perform a set and the night will be MC'd by Matt McAteer.
Lippy Kid will soundtrack the night via a DJ set.
28th October 2016: #MoreInCommon Charity Compilation
Lippy Kid has released a new exclusive track 'Thought Form V (Irpinia)' as part of a new charity compilation curated by Simon Tucker.
The album released as a download on 28th October, #MoreInCommon is a compilation that aims to support the charity HOPE Not Hate. Founded in 2004, the charity exists to provide an antidote to the politics of hate.
The new #MoreInCommon compilation brings together a diverse range of artists who have donated songs to help raise funds for Hope Not Hate. Contributing artists to the huge compilation include Beak>, Chris and Cosey, The Membranes, Ani Glass, Jupiter C, Graingerboy and current Welsh Music Prize nominees Datblygu.
Further details of the release are featured on Louder Than War.
The album is available for Download now.
14th October 2016: Enemy Forward - Graingerboy
Lippy Kid has collaborated with electronic music veteran Simon Grainger (aka Graingerboy) for a track on his forthcoming release Enemy Forward.
Recorded over the space of two years between London and Yorkshire with Ian Catt (St Etienne), Graingerboy’s new album is a call to arms from its author and is an aural and symbolic representation of Simon’s long battle with M.E.
Louder Than War refers to the album as Triumphant, joyous and full of optimism.
Enemy Forward is available to download now.
10th October 2016: Inner Depths - Future Music FM
The mix goes out on Monday 10th October and will again feature as part of Nick Wilkinson's Inner Depths show.
You'll be able to listen to the entire show from 8:00 PM GMT via the Future Music FM website.
You'll also be able to join into the live chat here.
9th June 2016: Prince On Vinyl - Glossop Record Club
On Thursday 9th June, Lippy Kid will be the host at Glossop Record Club where they'll be paying their respects to the music of Prince.
Glossop Record Club is curated by the wonderful Simon Galloway and can be thought of as the musical equivalent of a book group or a film society – coming together once a month to listen to albums on vinyl and in full on a decent hi-fi, in a relaxed environment as free from distraction as possible.
It’s a place for music fans to share old favourites, discover something new and of course discuss the merits of what’s being played.
Full details of the night together with information about Glossop Record Club can be found on their website.
29th February 2016: Inner Depths - Future Music FM
1st January 2016: Thanks & Happy New Year + New Track!
A New Year message from 'Lippy Kid'......
"What a year 2015 turned out to be. The response to Echoes and Answers was incredible and in many ways overwhelming. Thanks to everyone who played some part in the album, and especially to those who responded to my query...
....We Search The World To Find......
It was truly amazing to see one of the tracks, '24 Hour Reboot', picked up by Mary Anne Hobbs and featured on her BBC 6 Music 'Recommends' show. Not something I'd expected to happen at all!
I have to give a huge thank you to all those who took time to provide so much generosity in their reviews of the album and also the DJs/producers who featured a track in their mixes.
Most of all though, thanks for listening, and for all your support and encouragement. It really does mean a great deal and makes so much of the effort worthwhile.
So on a final note...at the time of completing E&A, there was a track I didn't get around to finishing. So to close the year, and mark the start of a new one, I decided to complete it and share it. It's free to download from my Soundcloud account.
I wish you and everyone you hold dear the very best of everything for 2016. Happy New Year!
26th/27th September 2015: The Dark Outside FM 2015
The Lippy Kid Electronica Project has teamed up with Derbyshire's incredible Poet Laureate, Helen Mort, to create a brand new track for this years Dark Outside FM broadcast.
Once again Frenchbloke has pulled together 24 hour's of unheard sound to be broadcast from the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park over the weekend of 26th and 27th September.
This year sees the event growing further, with contributions from Portishead, Plaid, Chris Carter, Scanner, Martyn Ware and many other artists.
For more details on Helen Mort's work see her website.
Further details of this years Dark Outside broadcast and how to hear it can be found here.
12th August 2015: Echoes And Answers - "A Life-Affirming Listen"
Echoes And Answers has just been reviewed by Simon Tucker over at Louder Than War. And what a fantastic review it was!
Described by Simon as "A Wonderful And Life-Affirming Listen" you can read the whole of his excellent review here.
You can also catch up on many of Simon's other reviews via the Louder Than War website.
16th July 2015: Lippy Kid on BBC 6 Music Recommends
The wonderful Mary Anne Hobbs has recently featured the Lippy Kid Electronica Project on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The track '24 Hour Reboot' from 'Echoes And Answers' closed out her '6 Recommends' show in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Featuring alongside other artists such as Nils Frahm, Kendrick Lamar and Scuba, you can hear the full show for a limited time here.
14th July 2015: Echoes And Answers
The Lippy Kid Electronica Project has a brand new release titled 'Echoes And Answers'.
As with previous releases, the album is a collaboration of sorts. The album is guided by a simple query.....
"We Search The World To Find...."
Many people on social media have kindly responded and it is their collective thoughts that have helped to inspire the finished work.
Additionally, all photography for the album has been provided by Antony Theobald, better known in the Social Media world as Mixless.
You can see more of Ant's photography here.
The full track listing for Echoes And Answers is as follows:
- Sidewise In Time
- Purpose & Surface
- 24 Hour Reboot
- Skinny Lit Horizon
- Falling Feeling
- Form or Dot
- My Restricted Movement
- We Search The World To Find.....
The album is available here.
27th September 2014: The Dark Outside FM 2014
The broadcast takes place in Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.
Sound artist, Frenchbloke, curates 24 hours of previously unheard music donated exclusively for this project by musicians and producers from all over the world. The site-specific transmission will be of specially composed work, forgotten recordings and alternate versions of existing work, none of which have been heard in public before. These sound works will be on air for the duration of the broadcast, then deleted.
Further information, together with details of all the contributing artists, plus how you can take part can be found here.
6th September 2014: Whitwell Festival of Music!
Really pleased and excited to announce the Lippy Kid Electronica Project will be appearing as part of this years Whitwell Festival of Music, closing the night on Saturday 6th September.
Described by The Derbyshire Times as ‘Derbyshire’s Best Kept Secret’, Whitwell Festival of Music is now in its 6th year. Featuring more than 25 bands over two stages during the weekend of 5th to 7th September. It includes an ever-expanding real ale and cider bar, quality food, craft stalls, music workshops and open mic opportunities.
Ensure the dates go in your diary!!!
The festival is organised by volunteers and profits made from ticket sales are donated to local community groups.
Tickets are now on sale via the festival website,
21st June 2014: LIVE in Barnsley Festival
The Lippy Kid Electronica Project will be appearing as part of the Live in Barnsley Festival on Saturday 21st June.
The festival has proved highly popular, being shortlisted for Best New Festival award in 2013.
The festival pulls together many bars and clubs across the town in order to host a huge diverse range of music.
Lippy Kid will appear at Stereo Bar in Barnsley, on stage at 2pm.
Look forward to seeing you there!!!
6th May 2014: ANATOMICAL LIVE!!!
The Lippy Kid Electronica project is pleased to announce a number of live festival appearances for this Spring/Summer.
More details of timings and venues will be made available in the run up to the festivals.
Look forward to seeing some of you there!
3rd April 2014: ANATOMICAL reviewed by Electronic Sound Magazine
'ANATOMICAL' has now been acclaimed by the writers of Electronic Sound Magazine.
Issue 6 of the highly regarded magazine contains a full review of the album alongside mentions of other Lippy Kid output.
Electronic Sound is a UK-based magazine dedicated to the very best in electronic music. Each issue features weighty interviews, in-depth reviews, great photography, and lots of video and audio clips.
Details of how to get hold of the magazine, including a FREE preview, can be found here.
7th March 2014: Lippy Kid ANATOMICAL feature on 'Louder Than War'
Following the recent 'ANATOMICAL' release, you can read an interview conducted by the acclaimed online rock music and pop culture magazine/blog 'Louder Than War'.
The full interview can be found here.
The interview was carried out by one of their lovely writers, SonJ. You can read more of her 'Louder Than War' features here.
28th February 2014: ANATOMICAL - Now Available
Friday 28th February 2014 marks the latest release from the Lippy Kid Electronica Project.
Titled "ANATOMICAL", the release is an eight track album with the following tracks:
- Bio Transmission
- From Within Small Structures
- Melody Of Motion (ft James Oldrini & Rich Britton)
- Three Digit D.I.S.C.O.
- Amino Acid
- Channeling Pollock
- Revisiting A Human Tide
1st December 2013: The "Human Tide" Project
The track "Revisiting a Human Tide" is now available to hear via Soundcloud.
The track is based on a series of samples taken from Three audio tracks Produced and made available by Orbital's Paul Hartnoll as part of the Human Tide Arts project. The tracks accompany the Human Tide film.
Human Tide was a realisation of "la marée humane" (the human tide) - a reference found in the study drawings Duchamp created for 3 Standard Stoppages.
The project has created an interpretation as a tribute to one of the twentieth century's greatest artists and expands on his idea that art is whatever you want it to be.
Please visit humantide.co.uk/ for more information and to take part.
21st September 2013: "Free Writing" via VaderEvader
25th August 2013: Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit: The County Chesterfield
The Lippy Kid Electronica Project will be appearing as part of the Weston Park Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit music event being held at the County Hotel, Saltergate, Chesterfield.
The event is Free entry with many local bands and musicians appearing throughout the day.
3rd August 2013: Inspire Festival
On Saturday 3rd August, the Lippy Kid Electronica Project will be appearing at the Inspire Festival in Glossop.
The Inspire Festival is a community festival in Glossop embracing all aspects of the local community including Arts, Music, Culture, Local Shops/Traders, Local Organisations and Charities.
Full details of the Inspire Festivals aims together with a full line up of those taking part are available via their website:
3rd July 2013: Return to County Sessions
I've recently agreed to return to play live at the "County Sessions" Chesterfield.
The return date will be Wednesday 3rd July.
The full line up is still to be determined, but you can keep upto date by visiting their website:
If you happen to be a musician, story-teller, poet, comedian or any kind of artist interested in appearing at the County Sessions, contact Brendan Allen by e-mail here.
5th May 2013: Chesterfield Community Arts Festival: "Sweetie"
Saturday 4th May, I was very honoured to be asked to perform at Chesterfield's first ever "Community Arts Festival".
The performance took place as part of the people's "Pick N Mix" party organised by the "Charity Shop DJs" at Chesterfield's Winding Wheel theatre.
The theme for the evening was Sweets and the 'Sweet Memories' local residents still have of their association with the former Trebor factory once located in the town.
To keep with the spirit of the evening I put together a new track I titled "Sweetie" that features a Chesterfield lady reminiscing over the "Chewing Gum Rewards" she once received from her Teacher and the fond memories that she and the community still have of him.
You can hear/download a rough mix of the track below:
24th April 2013: ArtsBeat Magazine Feature
Nice feature in the May edition of Derbyshire Arts Magazine ArtsBeat discussing the Lippy Kid Electronica Project.
The article focusses on some of the collaboration activities and motivation for the project. You can read the full article here.
If you see one on your travels in and around Derbyshire, pick one up.
Information on stockists and distributors of the magazine can be found on the ArtsBeat website.
11th April 2013: Return to Ecclesbourne Valley - James Oldrini Collaboration
Possibly the biggest motivation for me with the Lippy Kid Electronica Project is the opportunities it creates to collaborate on new ideas. It's particularly interesting when the opportunities arise to work with artists or musicians from genres where their link to my own is not immediately obvious.
A number of months ago I came across the contemporary pianist James Oldrini. I was immediately taken by his minimalist/ambient piano scores, reminiscent of Philip Glass and Olafur Arnulds.
As we were both Derbyshire based people we got in touch with each other and explored the idea of collaborating on a few ideas. Although James's music lies with a subtly different genre, we share the same ethos on Arts and Music therby making such a collaboration a relatively simple process.
After sharing music ideas we settled on trying a new take on his track "Ecclesbourne Valley". To come up with the new version I took five samples from his track and re-worked them into what I have titled "Return To Ecclesbourne Valley".
You can here the demo track below or by visiting my Soundcloud.
Working on the track has been an enjoyable experience for both of us. Not only has it given us the chance to hear our music in a subtly different context, but it's given us the chance to become friends offering each other mutual support.
If the idea of collaborating on future projects is of interest to you, do get in touch here.
James's new release "Raggi D'Oro" is available via the usual online retailers with more information on his website www.joldrini.com.
The Lippy Kid Electronica Project latest release "Néron Minimal" is available to download here.
23rd March 2013: Néron Minimal LIVE @ "The County Sessions"
24th April 2013 will be the first LIVE appearance of the Lippy Kid Electronica Project.
and a chance to publically air Néron Minimal.
The appearance will take place as part of the "County Sessions" in Chesterfield.
The County Sessions is a new eclectic showcase taking place at the County Music Bar, Chesterfield.
The first "County Sessions" will take place on the 10th April.
You can read more details on the sessions via their site: www.countysessions.co.uk
If you're interested in taking part, e-mail them here.
21st March 2013: Néron Minimal EP - Now Available
Thursday 21st March 2013 at 9pm marks the latest Lippy Kid release.
Titled "Néron Minimal", the release is a four track EP with titles inspired by poems and artwork covering the Seasons:
- "Feuerzauber" by Louis Untermeyer
- "Second Story Sunlight" by Edward Hopper
- "Mnemosyne" by Trumbull Stickney
- "The Curtain" by Hayden Carruth
20th Feb 2013: Chesterfield Community Arts Festival
We can confirm that the Lippy Kid Electronica Project will be appearing at the Chesterfield Community Arts Festival late spring.
The festival will take place over the May bank holiday weekend 4rd-6th May with the Lippy Kid performance taking place on Saturday 4th May between 6pm and 11pm.
You can read more about their work here.
28th Dec 2012: Lippy Kid added to Inspire Festival lineup
22nd Dec 2012: "Celluloid" a Top 50 album!
20th Dec 2012: The Mixless Jam Odyssey
19th Oct 2012: "English Rain - The Remixes"
Lippy Kid has joined forces with fellow Derbyshire artist, the folk singer "Tribe of Juan" to arrange and produce a remix of his excellent track "English Rain".
The results of the collaboration are available for you to download FREE OF CHARGE.
9th Oct 2012: "New Music In The Spirit of Peel"
26th Sept 2012: "Celluloid" the Debut Album released
8 track debut album "Celluloid" now available as a FREE download.