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GRASSCUT are composer/producer/vocalist/musician Andrew Phillips and manager/musician Marcus O’Dair. Phillips, who writes and produces all Grasscut music, is also known for his soundtrack work: recent credits include Piper Alpha Fire (BBC2), Children On The Frontline (Channel 4), The Seven Dwarves of Auschwitz (ITV 1), Marco Polo – A Very Modern Journey (3-part series for Chinese TV) and Tsunami Survivors Stories (ITV1).
"This album is pure genius" - Sunday Telegraph, 5/5
As well as managing the act, O’Dair contributes keyboards and double bass. O’Dair is also a writer and broadcaster: his 2014 biography of Robert Wyatt was a Radio 4 book of the week and a book of the year in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Uncut magazine.
"Ghostly, weird and enveloping electronica" - Sunday Times
Grasscut previously released two albums on Ninja Tune. 1 Inch: ½ Mile (2010) was Mojo magazine’s electronica album of the month, one of iDJ’s debut albums of the year and one of the top ten pop albums of the year according to the Sunday Telegraph. Speaking to the Quietus site, Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music named it one of his top 13 albums of all time. According to the Independent, the band’s 2012 follow-up, Unearth, should have been on the Mercury list. Both records won 5-star reviews from the Telegraph; support has also come from the Sunday Times, Word, Uncut, Time Out, Q and Clash.
"Grass cut push the electropop envelope in intriguing new directions" - The Independent, 4/5
Grasscut have worked with musicians including Robert Wyatt, John Surman, Adrian Crowley, the Kronos Quartet, Gazelle Twin, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear) and members of the Elysian Quartet. Since opening the main stage at the Big Chill in 2009, they have become known for their audio-visual live show, originally conceived with As Described (Portishead, Cinematic Orchestra) and now developing in collaboration with the Austrian VJs Luma Launisch (Cluster, Groove Armada). They have performed at Cecil Sharp House, Union Chapel, the ICA, Koko and Tate Britain, as well as in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia.
"Completely beguiling" - Q Magazine
Grasscut have received airplay from Radio 1, 2, 3, 5Live, 6Music and XFM. Their music has been used in the dramas Waterloo Road and Continuum; by BBC Sport and Channel 4; and in advertising campaigns by Boots, Mazda and Kmart.
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