March 6th, 2017
So we haven’t gigged in a while but with the new album, Oh, Sealand, due for release in late spring, Oddfellow’s are finally gearing up to some live shows. First stop is Brighton May festival on May 24th at the Spiegeltent for which we’ll be doing a short set, wrapped around talks by authors Iain Sinclair, John Higgs and Alan Moore. The night is themed around psychogeography, giving us a chance to rattle off a few new tracks from Oh, Sealand. Details to follow.
We’ve also got a new Facebook page, Oddfellow’s Casino Songbook, which will upload a new track every week. Some old, some new, some borrowed, some lost down the sofa.
December 2nd, 2016
‘There’s a frost on the ground and a nip in the air…’
As winter grinds its teeth I thought I owed you all a review of 2016 for the band. While it’s been a very quiet year for us on the gig front, in May we released an album: Dust, a compilation of cover versions, unreleased tracks from The Raven’s Empire and alternative versions of such old favourites as Take Me Out to Sea and Wild Waters. Dust features collaborations with Steve Lewis (Fujiya&Miyagi), Andrew Philips (Grasscut) and is produced by Julian Tardo. There’s even a few cover versions of songs by Magnetic Fields, Clearlake and Chimp.
For a signed copy direct from the band, follow links to our shop.
‘Neurologically, this book will light you up like a Christmas tree’
In July 2016, my second memoir, The Haunted Moustache was published. It is an occult coming-of-age story, an exploration into the nature of reality and an affectionate portrayal of England’s rich counterculture. It’s also possibly the world’s longest explanation for how a band got its name. It tells the true story of Ambrose Oddfellow, a Victorian freakshow host whose performing group, Oddfellow’s Casino, are where we took the name for the band. To buy a copy from Amazon, you know where to go. For a signed copy, please email me direct.
What do we have in store for 2017? Well a new album for starters: OH SEALAND is due for release in May. To coincide with the new album, we’ll be doing our first live show in a while, as part of Brighton festival in May: a collaboration with Alan Moore, writer Iain Sinclair, John Higgs and a sea shanty choir. Watch this space.
May your nights be filled with winter creatures.
February 5th, 2016
We may have been quiet, but never idle. Oddfellow’s have a new album due out on April 22nd via Microcultures in France and At the Helm Records in the UK. Featuring collaborations with Steve Lewis (Fujiya&Miyagi) Australian guitarist Matt Blackman (Charge Group), Andrew Philips (Grasscut) and produced by Julian Tardo. It’s also the first Oddfellow’s album to feature a few of cover versions, with tracks from Clearlake, Chimp and Magnetic Fields.
March 3rd, 2015
The Haunted World of Oddfellow’s Casino is a brand new monthly podcast from singer, David Bramwell. He invites you into a world of mysterious soundscapes, peppered with stories and curious histories that have inspired his music. Learn about ghost radio stations, Alan Moore, drowned villages, the bohemian life of Moomin creator Tove Jansson or the history of rum, before David gently wraps it all up with a track from the Oddfellow’s archive.
To tune in and subscribe, click here:
November 17th, 2014
December sees the official UK release of ‘The Water Between Us’ via Brighton based label At The Helm Records. This, Oddfellow’s fourth full studio album, is available on CD now from all good record shops or digitally from online stores. First play comes from Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins and Bella Union boss) on his Amazing Radio show.
“Rich in detail and eccentricity, With scones, acid cream and plenty of love for whispering songs.”
Guided by the kind spirits of Robert Wyatt, David Sylvian and Mark Hollis, David Bramwell has written ten magnificent songs that quietly sail on wide oceanic melodies. A masterpiece.
May 19th, 2014
Oddfellow’s are proud to be releasing their 4th studio album, The Water Between Us, this June, through the French label, Microcultures. Thanks to your support we raised nearly 3,000euros for its release. Albums, signed artwork and unreleased tracks will be on their way shortly.
March 8th, 2013
After a quiet start to the year Oddfellow’s are back in the studio recording album number four, ‘the Water Between Us’, with producer Julian Tardo in Brighton’s Church Road Studio.
We’re also delighted to be invited to les tombees de la nuit in Rennes this July and will be performing songs from the Raven’s Empire in accompaniment to the Spanish horror film, La Cabina.
November 9th, 2012
Oddfellow’s Casino’s Dr Bramwell is the cover star for this month’s ‘Antidote to Indifference’ magazine, along with an article he penned about Ghost Villages of England. Also featured are Brighton band Grasscut who produced the Raven’s Empire, former resident Bobby Gillespie and British Sea Power. All for £3. Available from Caught by the River Website.
Oddfellow’s are currently back in the studio working with Producer Julian Tardo on album no 4, The Water Between Us, due for release Spring 2013 together with a very special film project. More news to follow…
July 25th, 2012
Oddfellow’s have just released their second single from the Raven’s Empire, a brooding mantra for the dead called We Will Be Here. The song has been specially mixed by Julian Tardo with a free remix on Soundcloud by Van Snook.
April 29th, 2012
Oddfellows will be playing outdoors in Brighton for the Great Escape May 12th and again on Sunday June 3rd 12.30pm for the Meadowlands Festival in Glynde. The band will be performing as a 6-piece and showcasing tracks from their new album and a couple of old favourites from Winter Creatures.