RIP David Bowie [11 Jan 2016]

To say that the news of David Bowie's death was a shock would be an understatement for us. Of course he was an influence. A true maverick, a pop star, an artist, a genius, still producing vital work to the last. The fact he was willing to experiment and make mistakes sets him apart from just about all other artists. The world is a poorer place for his passing.
We covered a number of Bowie songs for a few live performances we did under the name of The Warm Spoons. Here is Ashes to Ashes.


Happy New Year 2013 [31 Dec 2012]

Ian, Matthew and Ben wish all our friends, families and fans a happy new year for 2013.

RIP Dick McBride [28 Aug 2012]


It is with great sadness that I am posting this message. Dick McBride who we wrote, recorded and performed with in the Last Beat : Dick McBride With Celluloid, passed away last night. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends.
It was amazing to have worked with such a brilliant and emotive poet. To quote Dick "Dick McBride has lived long enough to realise he is no longer young but young enough to know he will never be truly old. Rather than the Last Beat Poet, he prefers to be known as the only maverick poet."
http://www.celluloidband.com/thelastbeat/bac.htm

Howard James Kenny Remix [06 Feb 2012]


Matthew Devenish and Paul Jones from Celluloid and Mu-Mu have completed a remix of Insects for Howard James Kenny's forthcoming Vinyl Ep and download release of remixes from Shelter Songs.

Digital Release of Blueprints on Cd Baby [21 Mar 2011]


To purchase mp3 Tracks from Blueprints from Cd Baby click here

To purchase the physical abum click here

Munch performing Live at A Children In Need Benefit concert in 1995. [22 Nov 2010]

Here is some video footage of Ian and Matthew's band Munch from an earlier life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luAiWSTiv2U
Also on the Bill were Blessed Ethel and Box.Jon Chinn, Ian (Ezer) Jenkins, Matthew Devenish, Usama Dafaalla performed wearing nothing but tights, bodypaint and Halloween feely boppers! Excerpts of tracks, Bird in The Hand, Friction, What Have You Got That I Want and Gaping Hole. This is the only surviving footage of the band on stage. At least 5 years ahead of their time - might as well have been 5 years behind! It still looks mad after all these years!

Celluloid Guitarist [25 May 2010]

Celluloid can announce Brian Neil joining the band on Guitar. His experience has taken him from Scotland via South African Townships and beyond to London and extensive touring.

"a ropetrick" on 6 music [16 May 2009]


" a ropetrick" from Blueprints is due to be played on BBC introducing fresh on the net with Tom Robinson tonight ( 17th May) between 00.00 and 02.00. It will be on BBC iplayer for a few days. Go check it!
Celluloid on 6 music

Blink to be played on BBC Radio 6 [18 Apr 2009]


Blink by Celluloid will be played on this weeks ( Sunday 20th April between midnight and 2.00pm) Tom Robinson Show "Fresh on the Net" on BBC Radio 6.
This followed our successful album special and interview on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester Friday Session with Andrew Marston.

ANDREW MARSTON TIP CELLULOID - Blink (Cut And Paste And Sever)

http://www.myspace.com/celluloidband
http://freshonthenet.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/freshnet
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6musicintroducing

Celluloid on BBC Introducing [14 Apr 2009]


Ian and Matthew were interviewed on the Friday Session on Friday 10th April 2009. Also the songs Celluloid ( this a void), Blink and Comfort Zone were played on the show. To listen to the interview click here and goto about 3 hrs 30 mins in. This is a bbc iplayer link so may expire in a few days. The link may then possibly appear here

BBC Introducing Friday Session [10 Apr 2009]


Ian and Matthew will be on BBC Hereford and Worcester's The Friday Session this evening (10th April, after 8.00pm) to have a chat with Andrew Marston about their album Blueprints.

Download Blink ( remix) [25 Feb 2009]



To Download your free Blink Remix Track Click on The Image above

Celluloid Airplay on Radio Reverb [23 Jan 2009]

Celluloid have received airplay of two tracks from Blueprints On D.J Lamp's Eclectic Chair radio program, to listen to the two shows click on the track titles.
A Ropetrick and Gridlock.

Blueprints Released [16 Jan 2009]


For Further Information and to purchase Blueprints click on the image above.

Is There Anybody Out There? [30 Dec 2008]

Versatile and creative guitarist, preferably multi-instrumentalist wanted by alternative writing/production group Celluloid.

We have good songs, good contacts, lots of experience
You need to be someone who is creative, talented, driven, with a good understanding of chords, space, fx, dynamics and tension.
Also you must not be frightened to play one note if that is what the music requires, but at the same time can summon up a lateral approach to writing.
Own gear and transport vital.

Our material is expansive, diverse, empty and dense.
Gigs, writing, recording, albums, touring experience, backing vocals an advantage.

Male – female (or both) age, shape, length of hair, size of buttocks unimportant
cinematic, electronica, post-rock, bowie, massive attack , underworld,
bunnymen, joy division.

We have an album complete and pressed and ready to go on our own label Madswan. You would have material to learn, but more importantly we are also interested in what you can also add to the old and bring to the new too!

We are waiting to finish the lineup before we start pushing the material to agents, and we are entirely self contained as far as recording and production is concerned.
We have already gigged the material and just added a keyboard player to the lineup.

Look at us: listen to us: write to us @
www.madswan.co.uk
www.celluloidband.com
www.myspace.com/celluloidband
info@celluloidband.com


to listen to soundclips from the album Blueprints
go to www.madswan.co.uk or www.celluloidband.com

Review of Blueprints in Musician Magazine [14 Dec 2008]


Another great review has just been posted for the debut album by Celluloid:

The Production team of Matthew Devenish and Ezer Jenkins arise to release a work of introspection and dark hues founded on extraordinary writing and masterful engineering.

Shades of late 70's Peter Gabriel find a home with the experimental fringes of Joy Division to provide a bleak but fascinating world, laced with tinkling highs and disconcerting quietness.

Brave and mind-altering the duo have already been aired on Radio 3's Late Junction and regional BBC radio, and are sure to continue garnering attention for such exploratory material.

Standout track: Fear of Flying for its Banshees' step-up-to-the-plate guitar and illustrative madness on the edge.


Keith Ames Musician Magazine

Blueprints [04 Dec 2008]


The Debut Album Blueprints by Celluloid is finally almost here. It is on preorder from www.madswan.co.uk and will be available soon to purchase via paypal.