Temple Works, Leeds. Light Night Party.

First ever, Malaria Death Ring, gig

First ever, Malaria Death Ring, gig

Phil Kirby at Temple Works called me a few days ago and asked if I could come up with, “something odd” for the after show party, as he had been let down by various performers.

“Like what?” I asked.

“Can you form a band, write some stuff, rehearse it, then perform it in front of a crowd of people? You’ve got 48 hours.”

“Hmm. Leave it with me.”

A couple of  emails and a ‘phone call later, we had the nucleus of, ‘Malaria Death Ring’. Jamie Newman and Nigel Goodwin had volunteered for an insane project. The night before the party we spent twenty minutes writing a thirty minute set, then rehearsing it. Jamie had brought with him, Mark-Antoine, a couch surfer, who was over from Sweden to see a band in Leeds. He observed the creative process with interest whilst sipping his tea. When we felt the material was in a usable state of flux, he declared the alchemy, good.

And so we played at the party. This is the stuff of legend. It was all about the NOW. Something was born slippy and freakish that evening. It is fitting that the iconic Temple Works, should be the experienced midwife.

Des Troy, Jamie Newman and Nigel Goodwin.

Des Troy, Jamie Newman and Nigel Goodwin.

2 Responses to “Temple Works, Leeds. Light Night Party.”

  1. Thanks for a great set last night guys, it was ace :) I had no idea it was put together so quickly! Loved the D&B vibe as the tempo picked up later in the set. Are you available for birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs? I’m already thinking about music for my 30th next year…

  2. Ivor Tymchak says:

    We’re available…

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