Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Night Streets Of Madness

New release on the excellent Manchester based Tombed Visions label. 'Night Streets Of Madness' is the debut album by Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg quartet.

Recorded at the legendary Islington Mill in Salford, Night Streets Of Madness is available on limited edition cassette and download.

Line-up: David Birchall (guitar), Andrew Cheetham (drums), Colin Webster (tenor and baritone saxophones), Otto Willberg (double bass).

Thursday, 10 September 2015

DunningWebsterUnderwood - Bleed

DunningWebsterUnderwood is a new project adding 'drone-doom' tubaist Sam Underwood to my long-running saxophone and turntable duo with Graham Dunning. Our debut album 'Bleed' was recorded last year in an improvised session at Sam's studio in Worcestershire.

"..a slow, steady exploitation of applied pressure, an improvisation structured on deep breath-blooms like monolithic, dry ice-shrouded Sunn O))) riffs, stretched and slowed." - Tim Owen (Dalston Sound)

The album is available on CD and download from Adaadat Records.

Line-up: Graham Dunning - turntable & effects, Colin Webster - baritone saxophone, Sam Underwood - tuba

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Dead Neanderthals Endless Voids Album

Recorded live at last year's Incubate Festival in The Netherlands with an expanded Dead Neanderthals line-up, the full Endless Voids concert is now available here on double LP or double CD.

The full line-up for this performance was:

René Aquarius (Dead Neanderthals) - drums, percussion
Otto Kokke (Dead Neanderthals) - saxophone
Thomas Ekelund (Trepaneringsritualen) - voice, electronics
Peter Johan Nÿland (Distel) - string percussion
Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana) - guitar
Steven Vinkenoog (Donne et Desiree) - guitar
Colin Webster - saxophone, clarinet
Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) - electronics

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Dead Neanderthals UK Tour 2015


2nd Sept - Power Lunches, London

3rd Sept - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

4th Sept - Islington Mill, Manchester

5th Sept - The Exchange, Bristol

6th Sept - The Cowley Club, Brighton

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Formed by chance when eight saxophonists found themselves in a room together, Saxoctopus - as the name suggests - is an all-saxophone improvising octet featuring some key figures from the UK improv scene. The Saxoctopus album was recorded live at The Vortex Jazz Club in London, and has been released on CD and download by Raw Tonk Records:

The Saxoctopus line-up is: Dee Byrne (Alto Sax), Oliver Dover (Alto Sax), Julie Kjær (Alto Sax), Sam Andreae (Tenor Sax), Rachel Musson (Tenor Sax), Tom Ward (Tenor Sax), Cath Roberts (Baritone Sax), Colin Webster (Baritone Sax).

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Interview with Something Else!

I was recently interviewed by Sammy Stein for the Something Else! website. Read the full interview here:

(photo - Steve Cropper)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg

Audio / photo-collage from a recent gig by an exciting new quartet formation with Manchester-based players: David Birchall (guitar), Andrew Cheetham (drums), and Otto Willberg (double bass).

Thanks to Hundred Years Gallery for the photos and Graham Dunning for the recording.

The debut album by this quartet will be released later in the year by the excellent Tombed Visions record label.