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October 2013

September 2013

. An unveiled treasure!
If you have 1982's My face is on fire single you'll be confused by the following pic.>>>
The original single has a pinhole and the layout is silver grey.
It was sold through ebay for about 70 euros.
Another unveiled treasure (Discography>Others section)

. Some Bootlegs and loads of Felt covers from Youtube.
Click on Multimedia and have a taste in here (Minks - Fortune)


. Now, be still and listen to this 1968 pearl:


.And read this excellent review on Space Blues

.
Listen to the 1995 Tribute to Felt reelased by Elefant Records

. Go-Kart Mozart Live in Preston, UK!!!

Friday 4th October at The New Continental bar, in Preston!
Go-Kart Mozart plus The Oreoh!s and Hot Vestry.
Be there if you can.

. Lawrence of Belgravia screening twice
Acording to Heavenly Films, "Lawrence of Belgravia" will be screening at the Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion(north Wales), Saturday 14th September.
Q&A with Lawrence is hosted by Marc Riley
Repeat screening Sunday 15th September at 16:00 without Q&A.


. Lawrence of Belgravia screened at "Don't Knock the Rock 2013" film festival in Los Angeles, 30th August.



Maurice Deebank's 'Inner Thought Zone' gets reissued (again).

Inner Thought Zone, released in 1984 through Cherry Red, is Deebank's only solo release (unfortunally). In July, nearly 30 after, the album (cd and lp format) was reissued through 1972 without any bonus tracks or extras.

And you can buy here or here.


Lawrence fans, get your eyes wide open!

In his last interview to Mojo Magazine (Articles section), "Lawrence adds, if anyone has an original November 1975 edition of glamour photo mag Club International Gallery International with the Malcolm McLaren interview, please get in touch). - mojo@bauermedia.co.uk"

July 2013


.Lost mystery LP solved at last:
Click on the image bellow and see if you spot something odd...

Noticed something strange? the band's name perhaps...that's right, It's the long missing "Let the snakes crinkle their heads to death" second cover. Acording to Jon Butler, this was probably never issued commercially (thanks for the pic Jon).
Click on the Discography section to see more details.


February 2013

.Papel de som: a blog by José Polido containing his encounter with Felt in Lisbon (Links tab)


PULL DOWN THE FUTURE - An Evening With Lawrence
Saturday 23rd Feb.
The Poetry Club
Eastvale Place
(by SWG3)

Lawrence (there is never a surname mentioned in press or publicity) is possibly the last enigmatic legend of British Independent Music. His musical projects span three decades :- the unspeakably beautiful guitar pop of FELT in the 80's , the glam-rock propelled, wryly iconoclastic DENIM in the 90's and his current project, the wildly comedic yet almost unclassifiable Go Kart Mozart. His work under these various guises have earned him a significant cult status, as well as a reputation as a determined and uncompromising outsider.

Yet Lawrence is considered by some - including Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker and Belle & Sebastian's Stewart Murdock - to be an unsung musical genius, a legendary one-of-a-kind pop maverick.

The Poetry Club present an evening in the company of this unique artist. There will be a screening of the 2011 documentary film "Lawrence Of Belgravia" followed by an "in conversation" with Lawrence. The film is an extraordinary intimate voyage filmed over eight years, which explores Lawrence's obsession with fame and the thing that keeps him from it - an unswerving dedication to his singular musical vision. An exhibition of previously un-seen collage pieces will be presented in the Gallery Arch, and will include a collaborative intervention with the works by Lawrence himself and the artist Jim Lambie. Then the evening with be finally rounded off with a performance by Go Kart Mozart, who will be playing an exclusive UK ONE TIME ONLY performance of material from the current album "On The Hotdog Streets".

Itinerary for the afternoon and evening events -

Admission FREE (first come first served, and limited spaces.)
4.30pm - 6.30pm -: "Lawrence Of Belgravia" Screening of Paul Kelly's 2011 documentary (inc. post film in-conversation with Lawrence).
The fim screening will be a seated event.
7 - 9pm. -: Exhibition Preview. Including a live collaboration between Lawrence & Jim Lambie.

Admission - £10.
10.30pm -: GO KART MOZART live performance. (running time 45.mins)
11.20pm - 2am -: club NITE with special guest DJs.



A Felt poster features in the movie"The perks of being a wildflower".

July 2012

.NEWS: Go-Kart Mozart - Live session now scheduled for 26 July on BBC 6Music Marc Riley Show! (thanks Paul)

Mojo's excelent article on Lawrence and Felt (May 2012)
part1 part2 part3 part4 part5 part6
Uncut (August 2012) edition has free cd with a Go-Kart Mozart track


. IT'S NOW AVAILABLE!! GKM's "On The Hot Dog Streets" is available for sale on the Cherry Red site. Signed copied are sold out!


Lawrence says: "Do not encourage free downloading & do not copy this LP or burn this CD for any of your mates - Tell them to buy it - It's pure bad manners/sheer afrrontary to give this music away gratis after all the work I put into making it"


.Check out "On the Hot Dod Streets" various reviews (BBC, The Guardian, The Quietus, Uncut, etc.). Review section (you can find the links to the original article in the review). Also a interview with Paul Kelly

.Juicy review from Larissa (From a high horse site) for Felt: the book!

.There's a buzz on the internet concerning Go-Kart Mozart live performances. Let's hope so.


May 2011

. An interesting article about the making of Lawrence of Belgravia. Lawrence: a suitable case for treatment, by worldofhoola

PRESENTS:

NEW GO KART MOZART AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!!!! Lawrence will sign a limited number of Lps!
Acording to Cherry Red "PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SMALL NUMBER SO ORDER NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT"

Available: 25th June 2012
More info in here

·Here it is at last… The long awaited third album from Go-Kart Mozart. The band formed by Lawrence (ex Felt & Denim).

·West Midlands are proud to announce that Go-Kart Mozart are "On The Hot Dog Streets": A double-album for your delectation and contains all the trademarks of an innovative release. It will be issued on CD, LP and digital formats.

·As well as an extensive mail-out from the Cherry Red office to all the main music magazines and broadsheets, the new album will be actively promoted by our estimable radio plugger.

·Remember - get dirt on your needle with West Midland Records… (info taken from the Cherry Red site)

Lawrence says:
Advertisements for my band - "Go-Kart Mozart have offered us their contempt. The entire album is a rag bag of contemptuous attitudes. Contempt for art - contempt for sex - contempt for their country and most especially contempt for the audience that might be listening. All this, it must be said, is not perceived through a tin ear or a dim mind, but through a widescreen composition of what ails us most, while we are lost in our fallacies displaying an acute distaste, we are forced to finally see our own reflection and scream back at it in abject terror…"

.Articles> Felt, l'amour by Noémie Lecoq (Felt book review (french article from Les Inrockuptibles)

April 2011

Here's Cherry Red official date for:

Go Kart Mozart "New World In The Morning" 7' - April 21st - Available for download here in Itunes.
A cover of a Roger Whittaker song from 1970.


"Die-cut paper sleeve designed by Lawrence (in polythene bag)
A-side features in the film ‘Lawrence Of Belgravia’

Exclusively for Record Store Day 2012, Go-Kart Mozart, the current incarnation of Felt legend Lawrence (now the star of the film ‘Lawrence of Belgravia’), issue a brand new single. An incredible fusion of synthpop and Lawrence’s distinctly English, humorous outlook on life. "

Both tracks are exclusive to this release, and ‘New World In The Morning’ features in the recent biopic ‘Lawrence Of Belgravia’.

Limited to 1,000 copies, this 7” is sure to be one of the standout releases of Record Store Day and demand will be high. Lawrence’s appeal still proves timeless, and his back catalogue continues to sell well.
Track listing:
A. New world in the morning
B. Gizmos

Tour dates for Lawrence of Belgravia announced:

May:
2 London Riverside Studios
7 Bristol Cube
8 London Tricycle
9 Sheffield Showroow
10 Nottingham Broadway
12 Birmingham MAC
13 Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
14 London Brixton Ritzy
15 Leeds Hyde Park Picturehouse
16 Newcastle Tyneside Cinema
17 Edinburgh Cameo
21 London Hackney Picturehouse


Lawrence Of Belgravia - Trailer (Directed by Paul Kelly)

.New updates! reviews, articles, videos!! On the Hot dog streets lineup (>related Discography)

.Also, Lawrence new articles on Mojo, april edition and Cherry Red zine

The band Girls release a single called "Lawrence", a tribute to "our" Lawrence. A limited edition.


November 2011

 

.I'm dying to see the doc! Lawrence of Belgravia premiered as part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival in October. A Heavenly Films production. Glasgow's next.

.Also read Paul Kelly's last interview (Cultural Capital blog) and check film reviews (>Reviews tab). Acording to Paul Kelly, there'll be a release in DVD in the end of 2012.

 

 

FELT. A photo book on Felt released by First Third Books. 1000 copies available. (SOLD OUT in fact)
The site offers a pick into some of the pages.


August 2011
.Lawrence interviews Pete Astor about his new album, filmed by Paul Kelly.

.Tuesdays secret lyrics available and insert a video in the Multimedia section and new videos in the Multimedia section

.What a wonderfull article this is: "A rock star can not be killed by a black cab or a mini cab", The Charlatans' Tim Burgess gives Larry some love here.

May 2011

.Vivonzeureux! presents:

FELT: BALLAD OF THE FAN

A new book on FELT by JC BROUCHARD!

A Vivonzeureux! publication
© 2011 JC Brouchard All rights reserved
116 pages

Three stops to get info about it :
A web page : http://vivonzeureux.fr/felt
A Facebook page : www.facebook.com/pages/Felt-Ballad-of-the-fan-by-JC-Brouchard/130826880326461
The merchant site :Book Edition

Also available in french: FELT: La Ballad du Fan

Acording to JC Brouchard "My piece in Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango was just a chapter in a book, Felt : Ballad of the fan, that I have now finished and published!"

.I've also updated some photos on the Discography section and Related Discography

.Original Snakebite by Peter Skellern youtube video (Multimedia)

.Felt - a Declaration DVD distribuited by a brazilian company (Videography section)

April 2011
.Darren gently granted access to a Felt rarity. Primitve Painters 12" (Discography>Other Editions)

.Cherry Red releases Bubblegum Perfume with 3 new tracks (replacing other tracks).
Check Discography for more details or the Felt Forum

February 2011

.In this month edition: 2 youtube videos "The Stagnant Pool" improvisation (multimedia section), also the above video and "Never Reissued Felt Tracks", by Robert (articles section)

.Watch out for Facebook Lawrence support groups. I spoted 4 of them at least...

.News on Lawrence and GKM: rumours says the album/albuns have been finished and they are now ready for production. Does the name John A. Rivers rings any bells?

.For your delight, a reference in NME's January edition:


.And in the Articles section, the fanzine Eccentric Sleeve Notes (Oct 1984) with an article on Felt!

August 2010
.Check out Mojo's last issue. A short piece on Lawrence, featuring the new album in October and a photobook on Felt.
It's coming soon. What more can we ask for?

.Click here to read a short, but nice review on the excelent F.E.L.T. fanzine. To Christian and Mike a big thanks!

.Another recent Lawrence interview in the spanish magazine Rockdeluxe. On demand I'll translate it. Check Articles section

June 2010
.Read Lawrence's latest interview to Time Out Magazine (catalan to english translation by José Manuel Caturla). Gracias José. Check Articles

It's out there!

 

"You can now purchase copies of Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango, a 160 page fanzine dedicated to all Felt things . The 'zine costs £10 including postage within the UK, £12 for Europe and £13 for further afield. Since there's only 500 copies, it might be a good idea to get a copy sooner rather than later. If you should want to have it, that is."

Go to http://foxtrotecholimatango.blogspot.com/

 

 

May 2010
.I've talked to Lawrence after the Madrid set in March and here's the news due for this year:
- A new Go-Kart Mozart Cd "On the Hot Dogs Street"

- A mini-album promoting the above work
- Acording to Lawrence, this is the year for the release of Lawrence of Belgravia

Saint Etienne presents FINISTERRE – A film about London by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans

Director: Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans (58:48)
Produced by CC-Lab
Presented by Saint Etienne, Finisterre takes us on a journey through London, from the suburbs into the heart of the city over an imaginary 24 hours. Featuring the observations and reminiscences of Lawrence from Felt/Denim, Mark Perry, the editor of original punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue, singer Vashti Bunyan, and many more, Finisterre

"Enraptured by the possibilities the city offers for creating exhilarating forms of social and cultural life... FINISTERRE should serve as an inspiration to London Lovers everywhere."
-Sight & Sound

"Beauty, pathos, magic -- FINISTERRE, like the city it chronicles so lovingly, has it all."
-The Telegraph

**** [four stars] "A feature-length love letter to a pop-art metropolis. The camera's unequivocally seduced by the dazzle and the drizzle of the wonderland."
-Uncut

Click on the image to see the film, here to see the trailer(01:34) or here to buy


26 March 2009
.
Articles>Phil Jones played had a short term experience with Felt, in The Phil Jones Experience on Felt
.Lyrics>New Felt bass tabs

August 2008

.SPOTING LAWRENCE: I was due to see Subway Sect with Gary playing drums on Friday, but I was ill. Gary told me later that Lawrence had attended the gig. He came with Paul Kelly and his camera - they were filmig at the Subway Sect soundcheck, and Lawrence interviewed Vic straight afterwards. (LM)

15 April 2008
.Multimedia>Denim live in Later with Jools Holland,: Crocodile Rock

24 March 2008
.Articles>Beginners Guide How To Buy Lawrence - Denim - Felt, by Adrian Denning
.Articles>Lawrence: the pop star who relished failure by Alan McGee
.Articles>
Top Ten Song and/or Album Titles by Felt, writen by Todd Hutlock
.Reviews>Pol Dodu reviews Felt
.Reviews>Felt: Forever breathes the lonely word, by Robin Tripp
.Multimedia>Denim live in Later with Jools Holland, GKM live and 2 Felt cover bands!
.Discography>In Discography>Compilation we have 2 new cds featuring Felt tracks (Beloved and First Wave)

November 2007
.Click in Colonel K's to read a great review on Absolute Classic Masterpieces (Review section).
.For those hoping for an old Felt live video lost in mama's attic, here's some good news: I have in my possession 2 live tracks from Greenock, Scotland.
A big thanks to Chris Davidson and Paul Barr for sharing the video and for blind trust.
Gig stills are displayed in the Pictures section.
.Deborah, music writer/reviewer from B-Rock, wrote "Beautiful losers": a remarkable essay on Felt .
.Andy Murray found out a rare 1993 interview with Lawrence in Indiecator magazine. Read it here and here (in pdf format).
.And Lawrence's thoughts on Steve Jones (Uncut Sep 2006)

23 October 2007
.News> 2 tracks from the Greenock gig in Scotland has been found. To be converted, to be shared.
.Articles>Lawrence's thoughts on Steve Jones
.Articles>Lawrence interviewd by Indiecator magazine.
.Articles>Excelent Article on Felt: Beautiful losers, by Oh! Deborah (B-side Rock)
.Discography>Novas tendências lp, on Felt compilation.
.News> My profile in last.fm and Discogs.com
.News>
I'm creating a Felt trivia and curiosities file.

8 August 2007
.Related>Lyrics: "The Osmonds" guitar chords (partial) (Back in Denim)
.Links:
in musicianguide.com, a nice Felt biography where you can add info.
.Links:In Rate your music you can rate Felt music.
.Links:Capas de culto tributes Felt and Denim album covers.
.Multimedia: 30 seconds sample track from Deebank's "Inner thought zone" (Cherry Red site)
.Multimedia:"Official" Primitive Painters videoclip in Youtube.
.Reviews: The Best Song Writers Ever (Corner) - Felt a.k.a Lawrence Hayward - Absolute Genius.
.News: Although the Fly site is closed, recently Marco Thomas, Gary Ainge and Martin Davies rehearsed new stuff.
.News: For those inquiring Paul Kelly's documentary on Lawrence and acording to Christopher Basterra "The film is based on an extensive interview of Lawrence, talking about music, politics and so. There will be live footage of GKM gigs and interviews of other characters. It's supposed to be titled Lawrence Of Belgravia". Rumors sugest the film is not ready yet.
.Multimedia:Turbonegro has a cover of Back in Denim in their latest release, Retox.
.Multimedia:Penelope Tree live cover by C-86 All stars and Primitive Painters clip in Youtube (no id text, no logo, with different inserted images, a sort of Director's cut).

2 July 2007
.Articles:Tony Willé played guitar with Felt and shares his experience with the band with Felt fans.
.News: Phil King is touring with The Jesus and the Mary Chain.
.Reviews: I've updated some unlinked data. Recheck direct links to Natxo Jiménez and Pol Dodu's sites.
.Lyrics: The day the rain cames down


17 May 2007
.Lyrics: New Felt chords and Tabs
.Articles and Reviews: Spain (Natxo Sobrado) and France (Pol Dodu) suplied great articles and Reviews on Felt.
.Multimedia: Glitter all over again available for download
.Pictures: Old Lawrence pics and memorabilia

20 March 2007
.News: Crumbling and Splendour are going to be released again in vinyl.
.News: Sunlight bathed the golden glow demo available for download.


22 February 2007
.News: I've got 4 GKM's bootlegs.
.News:
The Versatile Newts single is going to be reissued in Messthetics #103 : The Versatile Newts single was Shangai records second release (the first was Felt's Index). I believe Nick Gilbert already gave his ok to Chuck Warner, responsible for this much awaited reissue.

22 January 2007
.News: In Uncut's november issue, On a building site was included on the top 10 best songs about Work.
The December issue granted Back in Denim in "Uncut's top 20 reissues in 2006".

30 November 2006
.News:Lee McFadden found out that the b-side from Penelope Tree promo is different from the already known lp versions.
.News:
Index single (1979) has beaten a new record price in Felt items on Ebay. It was sold for 163 pounds (about 241 Euros).
.Discography>A picture from the rare Pillows & Prayers cassette

8 November 2006
.Multimedia> Primitive Painters cover by a german band.
.More photos!!
.News>See some videos featuring Phill King in Youtube
.News>GKM are playing live: supporting Jarvis Cocker in Camden this wednesday, 15th November at Ko Ko!

25 October
.News>27th October = GKM live in London: The Magic Numbers, Gokart Mozart, Vic Godard & Subway Sect + DJs Saint Etienne and Jeff Barrett live on ICA, London. More details in here.
.News>GKM Gothenburg gig review for only: If you're , or if you speak , then click here (Puss Ida)

.News>Fresh live photos from GKM: pictures from the Gothenburg gig. Also fresh new photos in the Felt pictures (go to Pictures section).
.News> Videos featuring Phil King in Youtube: Phil King (ex-Felt, ex-Lush) features in some old videos now available in Youtube: Primal Scream - Gentle Tuesday (playing drums) and Apple Boutique - Love resistance
.New Pictures (Old Felt ones) and from the Stockholm gig a couple of weeks ago
.Seek out for GKM videos in Youtube.com
.The documentary on Lawrence, "Lawrence of Belgravia" is not ready yet, although it was planed to be premiered in the London Film Festival this autumn.

4 September
.A place where you can download some remixed Felt/Denim tracks: "Felt-Denim-Go-Kart Mozart remixes"

18 August
.News>The last GKM album is going to be released in October:
"On the hot dog street"
.Reviews>Tearing up the album chart and also Ballad of the band, by Davide Ariasso (in italian)
.Articles> Felt article (in italian)
by Alessandro

11 August
2006
.Multimedia>Middle of the road and Primitive painters videos on youtube.com
.Articles>Lawrence's interview to Popnews (June 2006 edition)

25 May
2006
.Multimedia>Declaration DVD promo
.Discography>It's confirmed: it's out: Goldmine trash reissue
.Multimedia>Goldmine trash tracks from the Cherry Red site

8 May
.Pictures>created a partition in Kodak Gallery were all photos are displayed in 7 albuns
.News>Back in Denim was reissued thru Cherry Red
.News>Lawrence's planning to tour. Spain might be a destination.
.Compilation Discography> Treibhaus compilation featuring Primitive painters

28 April
2006
.Related Discography>New Mexico 70 cd and a 1992 compilation featuring Mexico 70
.Discography> 2004 compilation featuring Felt
.News>
GKM is playing in London on the 5th of May! (entry 7£)
at Workingmensclub


6 March
2006
.Links>Felt, Denim and GKM in Myspace (with mp3)
.Mainpage>More news about the Paris gig in 27 March.
.News>
Italian website Indiepop compiled what they consider to be the Top 100 indiepop albums of all-time.
'Forever Breathes The Lonely Word' is at #7 (source indiepop.it and Creation records site).


3 February
2006
.
Pictures>pics from GKM's last gig in December and the setlist.
.Discography>New rare Taiwan tapes (Other Editions).
.
Reviews> GKM last cd reviewd by the Journal Público
(in portuguese)

5 January 2006
.Discography>John Peel's Festive 15 includes Primitive painters and Cherry red reissued Goldmine trash with a different cover

12 December 2005
.Articles> The Guardian interview
.Reviews> 2 excelent Felt retrospective reviews, updated Adrian's link (he has a review on the last GKM)
.Lyrics> GKM's Tearing the album chart and puted some chords on some Felt tunes
.Pictures> 2 more for the collection
.Discography> updated some info on Index single

14 June 2005
.Lyrics> Whirlpool Vision Of Shame and I Worship The Sun
.Reviews> Denim: Back to Denim (fac-simile) article (Mojo magazine May 2005)
.Finally out: Go kart Mozart's last cd: Tearing up the album chart!!!!! (
cd insert.)

3 May 2005
.Multimedia>listen to Robot voice, from the unreleased Denim album "Denim take over" and also 3 tracks from back in Denim!
.Review> A great review on Back in Denim, from Orbis Quintus.

11 April 2005
.News on Lawrence and new releases...soon
.Related discography>New promo cd from GKM
.Lyrics>Tabs from Strange Idols...
.Got me a new mail: rkalda (at) gmail.com. The old one bazooka (at) tugamail.com will be discontinued.

9 January 2005
.Mojo Magazine readers (last edition) voted Forever breathes the lonely word in Creation's Top 10 best albuns.
.Latest news in the Fly site: receive a free Fly mp3 . Go to the Fly site and send a mail to Martin Davies.
You can also see the Multiplex video online.
.I also corrected some broken links and stuff...

16 March, 2004
.Main>Lawrence is planing to release a live cd, a b-side compilation and a rarities cd.
Right now, Paul Kelly's filming Lawrence and his new project, and there's someone on England wrinting on Lawrence.
.Discography & Related> Bootlegs are now rated from 1 to 5 stars.
.Articles> Poemas da cidade [Poems of the city].