Next AFH show: 4th Sept at Old Queen’s Head

Hi all,

… Ah yes, a show! AFH will be gracing the stage upstairs at the Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road, N1 in early September (the 4th for you details heads). Should be a fun night mes cheres, do join! Doors 7.30pm. There’ll be some disk jockeying too no doubt.

Friendface event page here: facebook

Upturned: poster design gallery

Central to the story of the Upturned video was the idea that the always-slightly-disturbing ventriloquist doll, Mr Charles, had a long history of former accompanists, all of whom disappeared in mysterious circumstances. To try to get this point across we decided to have bill posters from Mr Charles’ long and illustrious career on the walls of his home, designed by the very talented Linda Baritski.

For reasons I can’t quite recall I wanted the names of the guitarists who played with Mr Charles are all taken from the Petit Nicolas books, so take a look through and say ‘salut!’ to Alceste, Geoffroy, Nicolas, Rufus et Clotaire.

Peacock in a hotel..?

Played by AFH Micro-Team, at an intimate soirée, hosted by painter Stefanos Rokos, at London’s South Place Hotel.
June 2013.

“Brings to mind a distinctly English Magnetic Fields – we dare you not to lose your heart to the gorgeous liftoff of the chorus.”

John Rogers, Snipe London

AFH to play Secret Garden Party 2013!

Hi everyone,

More exciting gig news… AFH will be playing at Secret Garden Party 2013 – as part of The Local’s ‘Sunset Sessions’ on Friday 26th July. Onstage at 6pm. Also playing are our good friends The Machine Gunners who are rather splendid. Hope to see you there!

alexander x

AFH in Germany – July 2013!

Hi all,

Minitour news now… AFH will be playing 2 German shows in July 2013, both super exciting:

1. Alexander’s Festival Hall, supporting Tom Tom Club. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Monday 8th July. This show is an honour for us to play at. I think I learned pretty much everything I know about playing guitar watching Stop Making Sense on endless repeat till the VHS wore out 😉
More details and tickets here!

2. Alexander’s Festival Hall: Thursday 11th July. German album launch party. AFH Micro-team (just two of us) will play songs from the record with support from our good friend DJ Supermarkt of the ace HowDoYouAre blog. At Smaragd Bar. FREE so come on down!

Alexander x

Nice blog review for Revert to Disarray show

We’ve just been forwarded a nice review by a blogger who happened to visit our show during the month long Revert to Disarray gallery show by talented Greek painter Stefanos Rokos. The show was really a lovely thing to contribute to, and we wrote a song especially for one of the paintings (“Loyal to the campaign for a beautiful terrorism”, no less) which will appear on the next album.

You can read the whole thing here:…

Watch Simon Bookish’s Refit of “Upturned (in slow motion)”

Simon Bookish, aka talented writer/composer/arranger/journalist Leo Chadburn, created this movingly re-orchestrated version of Upturned, from Not a dry eye in London. Julius Beltrame, AFH’s collaborator, directed and re-cut a video together using out-takes from the original video shoot too.


“remarkably like Spiritualized doing an electro-pop Divine Comedy.”
(The Line of Best Fit)

Screen musings

The nice people at Electric Sheep magazine asked AFH to present a top ten film jukebox which is now live…

Top Ten Films

Go “behind the music” with the AFH Inspiration Mixtape

Join my robot avatar for an exclusive radio show canter through some of the inspirations for “Not a dry eye in London”.

And so… as we career gayfully down the scree towards what in the digital world they refer to as “yer launch date” (that’ll be Monday 25th March 2013), why not listen to the whole thing on Soundcloud? #audiofeast #Saturdayisyourtreatday
(Insert champagne cork clip-art here? ED)

Launch show update news! 3rd April 2013

Grab your finest clip art of executives high-fiving, or cheap pomagne being excitably decanted aside the race track – the AFH album launch do is on-on-on! 3rd April 2013 in fittingly regency-ish environs of The Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road, London N1.
Doors 7.30pm. One for the diaries… we hope to see you there! x

Next show: Xmas special at Ryan’s Bar 6th Dec!

At the lovely Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington Church Street. Pop, pop and more pop. Swoonsome (it says here) pop from AFH, Dansk disco stylings from Parenthesis DotDotDot and delicate folk from Helen Lawson.

Plus proper disk jockeying-for-your-attention from Alex Gold (Word mag).

That, is a night out, mes cheres… See you there! x

Pre-seasonal warmup cold-down! “Present and Correct”

Hi all. I mean ‘ho ho ho’ etc. Invited by those lovely people at Highline Records AFH has penned a wistful Xmas ditty that trades under the name “Present and Correct”. Features include the singing loveliness of Miss Anna Robinson and serid ranks of singing snowchaps. You can grab the album or song at iTunes/Amazon and many other fine e-tailers.

Listen now on iTunes: