BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Review. Better late than never.

Yes, I know it’s a bit after the event, but it’s not often I get out and about these days. My son (now 15) wanted to go to this event, which was only a few miles away from where we live. being under 16, someone had to go with him. That’d be me.. It was …

Midsummer Night’s Photos

The Midsummer Happening was a huge success, thanks to all at state51 who put in so much work and gave up so much time to make it all happen. Thanks also to Dotan and Harry our excellent sound crew. And thanks to Lois Gray for photography: Sharon Kraus & Justin Hopper Chanctonbury Rings Dan the …

Chanctonbury Rings Out Now

Chanctonbuy Rings is available now on LP , CD, Download and streaming services.The heavyweight vinyl version comes with a free download card. “So much of what we love about Ghost Box is encapsulated here, on this supremely evocative piece of psychogeographic storytelling” Electronic Sound “…induces a kind of sacred tipsiness.” Caught by The River “If …

A Midsummer Night’s Update

Preparations are in full swing for The Midsummer Night’s Happening and state51 are working flat out on set dressing and installation. There’s a few exciting additions to the line up too… Steve Beresford will now be performing on upright piano with the Kirchin Tape Lab. Jonny Trunk and Robin the Fog will be playing out reels …

Chanctonbury Rings Pre-ordering Now

Pre-order now in the Ghost Box Shop, on LP or CD. The heavyweight vinyl version comes with a free download code card.  A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old …

A Midsummer Night’s Happening

SOLD OUT A solstice celebration hosted by state51, Ghost Box and Trunk Records. Both record labels have invited a variety of artists and friends to perform at this very special party. There’ll be live music, artwork, film and merchandise spread across three specially designed and themed interiors: Pan’s Garden, The Youth Club and The TV …

Electronic Sound Issue 53 – Where’s Dave?

As usual, I get to read it in WH Smith’s before my subscription bundle copy arrives at home. Surely that’s not right? Anyway, where is Synthesiser Dave? Not here, that’s where. No mention of him. And why are all the images missing in the article starting on page 64? Blank white space looks crap. The …

Chanctonbury Rings coming 21st June

A new album of poetry, prose, music and song from:Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old Weird Albion , it’s a …

The B-52s – American Tour Am I dreaming this?

From OMD Website: We are pleased to announce that we will be the very special guests of The B-52s for their North American tour this August and September. Completing the lineup will be Berlin. We will also be playing four headline shows during the break of the B-52s tour around Labor Day. Tickets for most shows go …