now was founded in 1998 by songwriter Justin Paton with the aim of bringing together adventurous multi-instrumentalists who are as much in love with electronics as guitars, tambourines and classical instruments. To date, the band’s live line-up has varied from Justin solo to double-figures and has involved collaborations with such noted underground musicians as Damo Suzuki (Can) and Charles Hayward (This Heat).

now have performed in a variety of venues both inside and outside the UK, from outdoor festivals to gallery-based sound-art and live film-scores, as well as shared bills with such acts as Stereolab, Andrew Weatherall, Faust, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Insides, Plaid and Gavin Russom. 

As Plan B magazine says, “pursuing their offbeat, off-kilter and occasionally off-the-wall mashup of lo-fidelity experimental pop music and uptempo kosmik grooves at the fringes of underground and overground success, now continue to demonstrate the tireless heart of their being is something close to an unsung national treasure.” 

Since releasing their debut album ‘Frisbee Hotpot’ in 2006, now have released more than 60 albums and written specially commissioned music for many compilations.
A new album is always being recorded. 

2 responses to “Bio

  1. I stumbled upon “Monotone Plug Suggestion” this evening, it’s been on repeat for a half hour and I can’t get the smile off my face. What a brilliant wonderful cacophony of a song!!! Thank you for putting this into the world! I am happy to have found you folks. I’ll be digging into all your albums soon enough. Please come play forever in Rochester NY. Peace!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s