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FOUND to play Lost and Found Department

found-pressshot-midLost and Found Department is very proud to have FOUND perform at the next event.

The Birdcage Stamford Hill
16th May 2009, 8pm

An after party has been organised and the location will be available on the night. Please note that advanced tickets are not available so please get to the venue in plenty of time.

Expect a very special night.

FOUND is the brainchild of college buddies Ziggy Campbell (lead vocals, guitar), Tommy Perman (bass guitar, synth) and Kev Sim (sampler, melodica). They began life as an experimental arts collective putting on many weird and wonderful events in art galleries, warehouses and even storage containers. They recruited the help of Gav Sutherland (keys, backing vocals) and Alan Stockdale (drums and percussion), and morphed into a formidable pop group.

Their self-released debut ‘Found Can Move’ earned them an impressive amount of UK national radio play including support from BBC Radio 1 djs, Steve Lamaq, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stevens and Vic Galloway. They’ve recorded radio sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland including a recording in John Peel’s studio at Maida Vale. They also recorded an exclusive live session in the legendary ‘Beatles Studio’ at Abbey Road for US radio station U-Pop XM 29. MTV Europe snapped up the videos for both their debut single ‘Mullokian’ and follow up ‘Static 68’ and the band made their debut TV appearance on BBC Scotland’s ‘The Music Show’.

Now signed to King Creosote’s label, Fence Records, FOUND have a prolific output with two full length albums and six singles / EPs in the last two years, with releases on Fence Records [Scotland], Creeping Bent [Scotland] and Aufgeladen Und Bereit [Hamburg, Germany]. A selection of these can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/foundtheband

FOUND have also become sought-after remixers and in the last six months have applied their creative imaginations to reworking the music of King Creosote (Warner), Make Model (EMI), Attic Lights (Island) and Au Revoir Simone (Moshi Moshi). A selection of these can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/fndrmx

Live they have built up a strong fan base across the UK and highlights of their live career to date include the BBC’s first Electric Proms, T in the Park, Triptych, the Fence Collective’s ‘Homegame’ festival, Brighton’s Great Escape festival and Connect Festival.

SELECTED PRESS

“FOUND sound like a punch up between Paolo Nutini and Captain Beefheart.” The News Of The World

“their sound is so progressive, so completely unique, it’s demeaning to tie it to the stale confines of a label. Instead, we should be celebrating the euphoria created by their extraordinary kaleidoscopic soundscapes. 9/10″ Drowned in Sound

“Sampled sounds wrestle it out with jagged bursts of electronica across songs that lurch around like shouty drunks on a week-long bender.” Q Magazine

“Both band name and album title are spot on. Like musical beachcombers, Edinburgh quintet FOUND take full advantage of whatever washes up on their shore that’s capable of making a noise and build up a delightfully wonky collage of sound with their haul. It’s an approach that bears particularly juicy fruit – the combination of the experimental with a keen ear for a simple, to-the-quick melody making them sound not unlike their label boss King Creosote holed up in a studio with Brian Eno” Nige Tassell, WORD


A big thank you to Brigette Aphrodite

Bridgette AphroditeThank you to everyone who made the 3rd Lost and Found Department a huge success. Especially to our star of the night  Brigette Aprodite. As always we will be posting footage of the performance soon.


Steve Beresford, John Butcher and Will Connor

Here is a 5 minute excerpt of musical improvisation from the second Lost and Found Department. We’d like the thank everyone who made our this event a resounding success. The performers at the second Lost and Found Department were:

Electronics – Steve Beresford

Saxophone – John Butcher

Percussion – Will Connor

Visuals – Andrew Philips

A full length, fully edited video will be available very soon.

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Brigette Aphrodite on 28th March

Bridgette Aphrodite

After being thoroughly impressed by her Edinburgh Festival show, the Lost and Found Department is giving the stage to Brigette Aphrodite on 28th March.

“Simply wonderful .. pure, fabulous escapism that will leave you grinning from ear to ear”

Three Weeks

“A sparkling mix of comedy and music delivered with a great deal of impish, knowing charm.”

Broadway Baby

In a land far, far away, (Bromley) there lived a little half Greek girl who dreamed of being in her own show. So she blew and she blew and she blew her house down. So now she has to do a show anyway to pay for the mounting repair costs. It is with excitement, wonder and amazing costumes that we present to you the glittering, fabulous and
ridiculous world of BRIGITTE APHRODITE IN SUBURBAN HELL.

AphroJamm employ the tried and tested techniques of doing stupid songs, swearing and causing chaos to take you on a journey through the imagination of Brigitte Aphrodite, who presents an array of characters inspired by the hell of living in the grey and damp outskirts of a major city.


Steve Beresford, John Butcher & Will Connor

will-cityThe second Lost and Found Department was another wonderful musical success. A big thank you to everyone who help organise the night, and of course the performers:

Steve BeresfordMore about Steve from Wiki

John Butcher – Visit Johnbutcher.org.uk

Will Connor – Visit Vultures at myspace

A video of the night will be uploaded soon.


Lost and Found Department

Here are a 2 track video from the first Lost and Found Department. We’d like the thank everyone who made our first event a resounding success. The performers at the first Lost and Found Department were:

Vocals & Guitar – Michael Warwick

Electronics – Scott Robinson

Percussion – Will Connor

Visuals – Andrew Philips