into playing with me and Rama as ‘The Werewolves Of London’, a name inspired by the Warren Zevon song we all love.
This supergroup would be us all doing 100% improv with Pika☆ from Afrirampo/Acid Mothers Temple. I’d had the idea a while back when Simon smallgang said he was at a gig and there was a posse of cool looking Japanese Musicians that all knew each other and were part of this happening scene and he kind of wished he was part of something like that (which of course he is, but it’s not viewed as ‘conventionally cool’). Also in Japan there is a less wanky improv scene to that presently haunting London, so I thought we should have a go and it might just turn out more post punk sounding as we all do that in our bands.
Alex plays a Stratocaster via his new pedal board, Simon is on Jon One-Cats Bass, Toshi plays a Mini-Korg through his pedals, Matt is on a Laptop, Rama drums as does Pika and I play my normal Jazzmaster with Pedals. Damnably had put Pika’s first solo gig on in 2009, so I had seen then, she is an incredible drummer and force of nature as a creative entity. Check out her whole solo set here
Here is how it went down…