Sunday, 18 December 2011

XA2011



In ongoing banjo tradition here's my xmas album for the year.
It features 9 songs that you might have heard before or not and it comes a little later because I wasn't really going to do a xmas album this year but then since I was sick at home for the last week I decided to have a go at it.
Being ill I wasn't really able to sing but then it's not that I am that great of a singer anyway. (In 'Winter wonderland' you can really hear my voice breaking and dying but I thought that was quite funny to hear!)
This year's album is quite different from the previous ones... some of these songs are way less popular than the ones I've covered before and in general this one is a bit more 'crazy' but I think it goes quite well with the other two...
I had fun doing it. I hope you'll enjoy it!

First 1000 downloads are free then you can name your price.

xx
alessio

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD XA2011 HERE.

01 Wonderful christmas time
02 It's beginning to look a lot like christmas
03 I saw three ships
04 Winter wonderland
05 Frosty the snowman (reprise)
06 Back door santa
07 When christmas comes to town
08 Carol the bells
09 We wish you a merry christmas

Recorded first take at home between December 15th and December 18th 2011.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

IDIOT RAIN (ESPERANZA REMIX)



Here's a remix of Idiot Rain by Esperanza.
It was supposed to come out ages ago but for a reason or another I kept pushing it back.
I thought it would be perfect timing to release it now that Esperanza has an album out that you should absolutely check out. Check it out HERE.


Monday, 7 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

october mix

01 Perc - Choice
02 The Field - Then It's White
03 Jurgen Muller - Sea Bed Meditation
04 Colin Stetson - Home
05 Bachelorette - Grow Old WIth Me
06 Lucio Battisti - Separazione Naturale
07 Faust'o - Orange
08 Poison Dwarfs - Nachtmahl
09 Wolfgang Voigt - Frieden


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Monday, 24 October 2011

absolutely mind blowing. go check it out if you are in london!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

WALLS 'RAW UMBER/TWILIGHT' + TOUR DATES



Download 'Raw Umber/Twilight' from our new album 'Coracle' on Pitchfork.

Here's a list of our next shows. See you around!

25 Sep Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers UK

27 Sep London, Shacklewell Arms UK

29 Sep Mercury Lounge, NYC USA
01 Oct Cameo Gallery, NYC USA
02 Oct Royale Nightclub, Boston USA +
03 Oct Le National, Montreal CANADA +
04 Oct Phoenix Concert Centre, Toronto CANADA +
05 Oct Grog Shop, Cleveland USA +
06 Oct VIA Festival, Pittsburg USA +

07 Oct Vic Theater, Chicago USA +

08 Oct Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis USA +
11 Oct Wilma Theatre, Missoula USA +

12 Oct Neptune, Seattle USA +
13 Oct Wonder Ballroom, Portland USA +

15 Oct Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco USA

16 Oct Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles USA

17 Oct Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles USA +

26 Oct Nottingham, Rescue Rooms UK

27 Oct Bristol, Start The Bus UK
04 Nov The Hague, Rewire Festival HOLLAND
15 Nov Paris, La Machine FRANCE +
16 Nov Sheffield, The Plug UK +
17 Nov Cork, Cypress Avenue IRELAND *
18 Nov Galway, Roisin Dubh IRELAND *
19 Nov Dublin, Twisted Pepper IRELAND *
20 Nov Liverpool, Kazimer IRELAND *
21 Nov Manchester, Now Wave UK *
23 Nov Brussels, VK BELGIUM *
24 Nov Amsterdam, Studio K HOLLAND *
30 Nov Barcelona, Apolo SPAIN +
01 Dec Madrid, Joy Eslava SPAIN +
02 Dec Bilbao, Café Antzokia SPAIN +
05 Dec Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan), Live Music Club ITALY +
06 Dec Hamburg, Golden Pudel GERMANY
07 Dec Berlin, Postbahnhof (w/ Battes) GERMANY +
10 Dec Minehead, ATP UK

+ with Battles

* with The Field

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

RECORDING PERCUSSIONS FOR THE NEW ALBUM. PLAY THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

WALLS SUNPORCH


  • Photo: Robert Bellamy
  • Check out the new Walls single coming out on Kompakt on August 29th August. Our new album 'Coracle' will come out on September 27th. Super EXCITED!!

Friday, 8 July 2011

esperanza


ESPERANZA is a great new band from Italy. Their music is super fresh and mixes a million different sounds to create something very original and perfect for this summer. They asked me to sing on one of their songs and I did. Check out their Sirena EP that is coming out on Gomma today. Be sure to check out the Luke Abbott remix too! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011



an emotional
playlist i've done for the nice people at 716 blog.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

banjo mix june



This month's mix is quite nuts.

01 Drums Off Chaos & Jens-Uwe Beyer First Half
02 Deutsche Wertarbeit Auf Engelsflugeln
03 La Monte young B Flat Dorian Blues 19 X 63
04 Karen Black/Harry Freedman The Santanic Choir
05 Conrad Schnitzler Start ID 3
06 Scott Walker The Lady Came From Baltimore
07 Lucio Battisti La Nuova America
08 Maurizio Bianchi Anesthesie Total
09 Robert Fripp Water Music II
10 Gunter Schickert Wald
11 Fugazi Argument


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Interpol - Try It On (Banjo or Freakout remix)

here's a remix i have done for interpol. check it out below. hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

ANCHORTAPES SESSION



Here's a session we did in Los Angeles at the end of our US tour. We filmed in a weird park in front of Hollywood and Los Angeles in the morning was pretty beautiful even if we were totally dead. Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

THE QUIETUS MIX

second mix of the month... i've made a mix with lots of neglected italian stuff that i love for the amazing people at the quietus. check it out!

Monday, 16 May 2011

t-shirts/banjo shop


i have a few t shirts left from touring and some more stuff up on the banjo shop. take a look!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

i don't want to start all over again (tour video)

took this video during our recent US tour. we went to a firing rage in dallas, texas and it was pretty sick!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

banjo mix may




01 Khalsa String Band Child's Play
02 Elephants Memory R.I.P.
03 Simon Finn Laughing 'Til Tomorrow
04 Casino Versus Japan Trad Velecido
05 Love Inc. Income
06 Robert Fripp Postscript
07 Bobby Conn The Best Years Of Our Lives
08 Emerald Web Flight Of The Raven
09 Willie Wright I'm So happy Now
10 Cass McCombs County Line

Monday, 18 April 2011

FREE LONDON SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT



super excited about BOF first london show since the album came out tomorrow night!!
young husband and elephant are playing too and you should come early to check them out because they are both great! the show is FREE but you have to download your free ticket HERE.
see you tomorrow night!
xo

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Try It On

I've done a remix for INTERPOL that will be released as a Limited Edition 12” Vinyl-only Remix EP on April 16th as a celebration of Record Store Day in Europe.
The Remix EP will receive a North American release in the later part of the summer and features remixes of “Try It On” by SALEM, IKONIKA and BOF.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Live tripping with BOF

Fact Mag just premiered this video of us touring the UK last February. Check it out. It's quite funny!
Filmed by the band using a flip cam.
Music by Banjo or Freakout.
February 2011.

TLOBF

An interview I did with The Line Of The Best Fit. HERE!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

NY SHOW STREAMING LIVE TONIGHT!

our show at knitting factory tonight is going to be streamed live HERE. tune in at 9-ish NY time!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

BOF RECOMMENDS


photo robert bellamy

I have been asked to recommend some stuff for dazed. check it
here.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

USofA




Just finished to p
ack all my stuff and ready to leave for NY in a couple of hours. US tour starts on firday in New York and ends in San Francisco on April 9th. Come and say hi if you are around! Here's the dates:

March
25th - New York, Glasslands w/ Light Asylum and Ego Puppets
29th - New York, Knitting Factory *
30th - Washington DC, Black Cat Backstage *
31st - Raleigh, Kings Royal Barcade *

April
1st - Atlanta, The Earl *
2nd - Tallahassee, Club Downunder at FSU *
4th - Dallas, The Loft *
5th - Austin, Emos *
7th - Phoenix, Rhythm Room *
8th - Los Angeles, The Satellite *
9th - San Francisco, Café du Nord *
* w/Papercuts

Bof in Italy

a video we did during our recent italian shows. UK tour video coming soon too.

Film Ric Biscuits/Banjo or Freakout.
Music Banjo or Freakout - Go Ahead (Heavy Manners rmx)

Monday, 21 March 2011

IDIOT RAIN



LISTEN/DOWNLOAD NEW SINGLE IDIOT RAIN PLUS A SUPER SWEET CHAD VALLEY REMIX!




Saturday, 12 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

ITUNES + PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM



HEY EVERYONE
I'M SUPER EXCITED TO FINALLY BE RELEASING THE ALBUM. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR NICE MESSAGES ! I AM REALLY HAPPY THAT YOU ARE TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN AND ABSORB IT...
YOU CAN NOW GET IT ON ITUNES (WITH AN EXCLUSIVE TRACK!) AND PRE-ORDER THE VINYL OR CD HERE.
ALESSIO

"'BoF' effortlessly mates electronic distortions, low-end theory and achingly gorgeous pop melody" NME
"unsettling, weirdly compelling stuff" The Guardian
"Natalizia's got a ways to go as a songwriter... he's quite a sensualist, his snowdrift sonics capable of both delicacy and heft". Pitchfork
"refreshing, affecting and, most of all, entertaining" Time Out
"ace blissed-out, slo-mo guitar pop" The Times
"each submersion is every bit as worthy as the last" Drowned In Sound
"something that will inevitably be cherished beyond its immediate realm of hyperbole" The Line Of The Best Fit
“a thing of gorgeousness… effortlessly meshing beauty and power” Clash
"this is an album that explodes with ideas" Dazed & Confused
“atmospheric, sweetly whacked-out, electronic pop spells” Uncut
"artistic progression!" Fader

TRACK BY TRACK


i've done a track by track of the album you can read
HERE.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

ALBUM DETAILS/UK-US DATES

Hello!


My album Banjo or Freakout is coming out via Memphis Industries in Europe on March 7st and via Rare Book Room in the US on March 8th.

It was recorded with Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room Studio in New York and this below is the tracklist:


01 105

02 Go Ahead

03 Can't Be Mad For Nothing

04 Move Out

05 Idiot Rain

06 Fully Enjoy

07 From Everyone Above

08 Black Scratches

09 Dear Me

10 I Don't Want To Start All Over Again


Pre-order EUROPE/USA.


These are the two covers for CD and LP respectively:


I will be touring the UK and the US from the beginning of February.

Here's the list of the dates:


February 07 London The Garage Hmv Next Big Thing - Sold Out ±

February 08 London Heaven *

February 09 Cambridge Junction *

February 11 Bristol Anson *

February 13 Falmouth Princess Pavilion *

February 14 Bournemouth Old Fire Station *

February 15 Oxford Academy 1 *

February 16 Brighton Concorde 2 *

February 18 Leeds Cockpit *

February 19 Preston Mad Ferret

February 20 Liverpool Academy 2 *

February 24 Norwich Waterfront *

February 27 Cardiff Millenium Music Hall *

March 25 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands

March 29 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory ~

March 30 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage ~

March 31 Raleigh, NC Kings Royal Barcade ~

April 01 Atlanta, GA The Earl ~

April 02 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder at FSU ~

April 04 Dallas, TX The LOFT at the Palladium ~

April 05 Austin, TX Emo’s – Inside ~

April 07 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room ~

April 08 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite ~

April 09 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nor ~


± w/ Phoenix Foundation, Dutch Uncles

* w/ The Go! Team

~ w/ Papercuts


There are plans of doing more uk shows and a proper european tour. More news about all of that soon!


Love,

BoF

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Go Ahead (again)

Download 'Go Ahead' plus two great remixes from Snoretex and Tropics on bandcamp.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

GO AHEAD

Hey hey
The Fader premiered my track "Go Ahead" yesterday. Go check it out HERE. It will be featured on my album out at the end of february via Rare Book Room in the US and Memphis Industries in Europe. More stuff soon!
xo

Friday, 14 January 2011

rip trish keenan

Thursday, 13 January 2011

SHOWS!

January 22 2011 UK London Cecil Sharp House Shhh... Festival w/ Still Corners, Stuart Braithwaite and more

February 07 2011 UK London Upstairs At The Garage Hmv Next Big Thing w/ Phoenix Foundation, Dutch Uncles SOLD OUT

February 08 2011 UK London Heaven *
February 09 2011 UK Cambridge Junction *
February 11 2011 UK Bristol Anson *
February 13 2011 UK Falmouth Princess Pavilion *
February 14 2011 UK Bournemouth Old Fire Station *
February 15 2011 UK Oxford Academy 1 *
February 16 2011 UK Brighton Concorde 2 *
February 18 2011 UK Leeds Cockpit *
February 20 2011 UK Liverpool Academy 2 *
February 24 2011 UK Norwich Waterfront *
February 27 2011 UK Cardiff Millenium Music Hall *

* w/ The Go! Team

BANJO MIX JANUARY


DOWNLOAD HERE
and a WALLS mix HERE