Monday, February 25, 2008

New Lawn album

Dutch band Lawn are about to release their third album called 'Silver'. Here's a excerpt from the bio:
"With new songs up their sleeve, the band also started thinking about a more solid production. The goal was not to give in on the atmosphere lawn-music seems to create, but to put more emphasis on the songstructures and melodies, letting the best parts stand out. With some advise from Robin Proper-Sheppard (Sophia, God Machine) on the pre-production side, Lawn hit the studio with well-known producers Phil Vinall (dEUS, Placebo, Snow Patrol, Radiohead) and Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, 35007) to achieve their new targets."

Back in the olden days Titus and Job (both play guitar in Lawn) were responsible for the very first Sophia site.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Raveonettes vs the Sophia collective

In an interview for the French magazine 'Elegy' Sune Wagner of The Raveonettes was recently asked about the Stereolab cover they play at their gigs.
This is what Sune said: "We played 'French Disco'. I love that song. I once played in Sophia, the band of Robin Proper-Sheppard, formerly of the God Machine. During that time Mary Hansen of Stereolab let me stay at her place".

So some digging in some archives was done and low and behold some photo's of Sune playing with Sophia were actually dug up. They are from the September 1998 gig at the Botanique in Brussels. Here's one:

You can see more pictures from that gig right here.

(Thank you Jean-Paul for the photos & info).