Red Square: bouncing back once again…..

It’s very nice to have a project from so long ago see the light of day again, especially as Red Square was – how shall I put it…? –  not widely appreciated at the time.

Through the good offices of uber-networker and ultra-psychedelicist, Steve Krakow (AKA Plastic Crimewave), Guerssen Records are releasing a selection of our 1970’s recordings under the title ‘Rare and Lost 70s Recordings’. It will be available in all known formats….well apart from 8 track, phonograph cylinder, DAT, mini-disc, cassette and shellac, of course…on April 13th, but you can get the digital download on Bandcamp and iTunes as of today.

You can pre-order vinyl or CD copies direct from Guerssen. The vinyl and CD covers will look something like this:

MENT003-RED-SQUARE-LP2

…..and there’s a very natty promo video to whet the appetite on YouTube:

Supernormal Festival 2014

A very good friend of ours, the inestimable Z*qhygoem *, Brighton-based actor, musician, artist, illustrator, animator and playwright, has recently sent us a set of photos, taken by variously by Sue and Clive Craske, of the Red Square set at last year’s Supernormal Festival (mad as a box of frogs, but all the better for it!). Below are a selection of the best:

Jon Seagroatt Red Square 1 Jon Seagroatt Red Square 2 Roger Telford Red Square 1 Ian Staples Red Square 1 Ian Staples Red Square 2 Roger Telford Red Square 2 Jon Seagroatt Red Square 3 Roger Telford Red Square 3 Ian Staples Red Square 3 Jon Seagroatt Red Square 4 Roger Telford Red Square 4

Red Square @ the 2011 Tinderbox Festival

Here’s a recently re-unearthed two minute extract of our 2011 set at the Tinderbox Festival. Due to timing over-runs, we had to cut our set down to twenty minutes, so a lean, spare instrumentation was the order of the day; no electronica, no bass clarinet, no flute. Just guitar, soprano sax and drums.

Boom!

Just like the old days………

Film and visual manipulations by Colin Harrison.