Introducing the Black Peaches band!

Introducing the Black Peaches band!

Rob Smoughton is probably best known as a long-time member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti, while his alter-ego Grovesnor has released a number of albums to critical acclaim. Now he unveils his new band, Black Peaches. Drawn from the swamp and the delta, the Peaches’ music is gloriously loose-limbed...
Seahawks - Paradise Freaks LP

Seahawks – Paradise Freaks LP

To celebrate the release of their long awaited Paradise Freaks album, Seahawks would like you to join them and their crew for an evening of smooth sounds, fine fare and cosmic vibes. I played some schmoov guitar and some ‘not-quite-reggae’ drums on the new album alongside Al Doyle, Kenny Dickinson,...
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Black Peaches - Mixtape #2!!

Black Peaches – Mixtape #2!!

Don’t forget – all this stuff and much more besides at The Plough on Homerton High Street this Saturday night! Here’s more details.
Alexis Taylor - Await Barbarians Tour

Alexis Taylor – Await Barbarians Tour

This year, I’ll be playing in Alexis Taylor’s band alongside Susumu Mukai (Zongamin). There’s a whole bunch of dates in the LIVE section – maybe we’re coming to a town near you? Come out and say hi and enjoy the music. Alexis’s new album “Await Barbarians” will be out on 9th June 2014 on Domino...
Hot Chip - Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)

Hot Chip – Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)

We, as Hot Chip, were very excited to be invited to cover William Onyeabor’s Atomic Bomb. There’s a compilation of WB’s fantastic music been released by Luaka Bop and a documentary film trying to get to the bottom of who this enigmatic musician is/was/will be… Here’s our version of Atomic Bomb – made available for...
Black Peaches at The Plough

Black Peaches at The Plough

So there’s a couple more Black Peaches nights coming up, both to be held at one of East London’s best – The Plough Bar & Kitchen. There’s two night – Friday 16th May & Saturday 7th June. Both free, and DJ’s Grovesnor & Guy Bolongaro will be playing a mixture of Swamp Soul, Boogie Voodoo...
Youtube Video Playlist

Youtube Video Playlist

Here’s a whole bunch of stuff I’ve been involved in over the past couple of years. Enjoy! Rob x
Hot Chip - Live at Pitchfork Paris (Full show!)

Hot Chip – Live at Pitchfork Paris (Full show!)

Here’s a fantastic video of the last show we did for the ‘In Our Heads’ tour.   It was a really great show – the week that dear old Lou Reed passed away. We were honoured to be joined by other New York luminaries Yo La Tengo for our cover of Pale Blue Eyes. ‘Til...