Saturday, 20 December 2008

CUT HANDS III


















CUT HANDS III : CCA, GLASGOW : 7TH FEBRUARY 2009

the night for music like no other : where the rules of the West no longer apply, where the sound of voodoo and santerĂ­a is mixed with raw electricity : where we have the secret, and present you with the dilemma of the solution - welcome to CUT HANDS!

DEFIBRILLATORS
first time live in Scotland
HEATHER LEIGH MURRAY
special performance
CUT HANDS (WILLIAM BENNETT)
live DJ set + short talk/demo
NICK HERD
Cut Hands visual solution

Saturday, 7th February, 7.30pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
cca-glasgow.com/home
£4 advance guestlist (just email cuthands@gmail.com) : £5 on the door

(artwork by Stefan Danielsson)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Friday, 3 October 2008

VICE MAGAZINE

The article and interview with William Bennett regarding the Cut Hands project in this month's Vice Magazine has now also been posted online.

Monday, 8 September 2008

CUT HANDS II : RAIN WASHES OVER CHAFF

The much-anticipated 2nd Cut Hands clubnight shall take place on Saturday October 18th at Henry's Cellar Bar, 7pm-10pm, and, in addition to the un/usual weird and wonderful goings-on in the Cut Hands afro noise tradition, we'll be joined live by the legendary drone/experimental act Skullflower. An evening not to be missed under any circumstances.

Skullflower live performance!
Cut Hands (William Bennett) DJ set + short talk/demonstration!
Cut Hands visual solution by Nick Herd!

18th October
7pm-10pm
Henry's Cellar Bar, Morrison Street, Edinburgh

£6 for those on advance list - just send an email or pm
£8 on the door

(poster artwork by Stefan Danielsson)

Sunday, 31 August 2008

CUT HANDS : CLUBNIGHT

The second Cut Hands clubnight will take place on October 18th at Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh 7-10pm. More details soon!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

DJ CUT HANDS : LIVE

DJ Cut Hands (William Bennett) : live in Glasgow : Friday 7th November

more details soon!

Friday, 15 August 2008

CUT HANDS HAS THE SOLUTION - VERSE 2

QUESTION: DID YOU EVER HURT YOURSELF TO MAKE SOMEBODY SORRY?
HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRETEND TO BE SICK?
YOU EVER WANTED SOMETHING VERY MUCH BUT NEVER TOLD ANYBODY ABOUT IT?
ARE YOU SUCH A SLUG YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT A FUCKING SUNDAE?
YOU EVER MADE A BIT TOO MUCH FUSS OVER YOUR CUTS?
YES, THE CUTTING WILL BE QUITE DRAMATIC
IF YOU GET THE CRISSCROSS SLIT RIGHT
AND SHOW AN EXPOSED PIECE OF BONE
READY FOR THE HARVEST
AND IN A FEW SECONDS' TIME:
IN A DROP OF ANAL RED THE POISON
AND YOUR TOTALLY DISGUSTINGLY DISEASED UNKEMPT DISGUSTING EXCUSE OF A BODY
CONTINUES TO REACT
TILL MERE DAYS AFTER THE CUTTING
THE CANCER SAYS WELL HELLO
IN BETWEEN FAIRGROUND MUSCLE TWITCHES
AND CLEARLY WHITE SCALY SHIT
TINKERBOY SAYS BURN IT OUT
THE LITTLE CUNT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE'S TALKING ABOUT
AND JUST WEEKS AFTER THE CUTTING
YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW
HOW WELL YOU CAN IMAGINE
HOW SOON CHEAP TEARS ARE FORGOTTEN
BECAUSE THERE'S NO WASTED KLEENEX OR SYMPATHY
NOBODY WOULD GIVE A FUCKING TOSS
FOR THE QUASI-GLAMOUR OF YOUR SYMPTOMS
FOR YOUR RUSSELL'S SIGN
AND FOR YOUR ATROCIOUS SLEEPLESS LUCIDITY
BECAUSE WHAT IF THEY WERE PROVOKED?
IT'S PERFECTNESS AND IT'S ALL THERE
NO MORE POINTLESS TRAWLING THROUGH SELF-HELP BOOKS FOR TRIGGERING EXAMPLES
NO MORE DAYTIME TRASH OR DRUNKEN WISDOM
AT FIRST IT SEEMS NOT TO BE WORKING
TILL YOU GET THAT INTIMATION OF DANGER
THAT MEANS YOU CAN NO LONGER CONVINCE YOURSELF IT'S NOT WORKING
MORE AND MORE AND MORE
SO RIGHT NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR BLACKMAIL
WHO HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO MAKE GUILTY?
HAVE YOU EVER TOLD ON ANYONE?
WHAT SOMEBODY HAS TOLD YOU NOT TO TELL
MY QUESTION: I SAID HAVE YOU EVER TOLD ON ANYONE?
YET I'LL TELL YOU:
IT'S HELPING
AND I'LL TELL YOU:
YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING.

lyrics and music by William Bennett
from the album Bird Seed by Whitehouse
© 2003 Susan Lawly

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

ARCHIVED 2

If you missed the Resonance FM transmission of the Afro Noise I mix, you can still get it at the CYRK site.

update: 1,600+ total downloads so far as of July 30th!
update: first 2 vinyl afro noise vinyl releases are now completed and ready to be mastered

Saturday, 26 July 2008

INAUGURAL NIGHT

Thanks to all who came to the inaugural Cut Hands clubnight in Edinburgh last night - was a really enjoyable night for us and hope everyone also enjoyed the experience. Next one is planned for September, date to be confirmed shortly.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

CUT HANDS HAS THE SOLUTION : VERSE 1

HEY, KNUCKLE-NICKS
I'LL TELL YOU:
IT'S HELPING
I'LL TELL YOU:
YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING
I CAN SEE YOU'RE USED
AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN
BUT I DO KNOW PAST FAILURES STILL HAUNT YOU
THOUGHTLESS SLOW REMARKS YOU LATER REGRET
IT'S HARD TO OWN UP AND TAKE THE BLAME
FOR BEING A NERVOUS GIBBERING WRECK
SO GO ON BE A CARELESS FUCKING ONLOOKER
SO YOU CAN SIT AND NOT-THINK ABOUT PAIN
I KNOW ABOUT GASPING ATTACKS AND MIRROR-BLOOD
I KNOW ABOUT SHITBAGS AND SHAME
I KNOW A FUCKLOAD MORE THAN YOU REALISE
A FUCK OF A LOT MORE THAN YOU THINK
I KNOW WHY YOU CAN TAKE A KISS
BUT NOT A BONE-COUNT HUG
I KNOW YOU BITE YOUR FAT BANANA FINGERNAILS
AND I KNOW WHY YOU'D NEED TO SHAVE
I KNOW YOU'RE A SLOW FUSSY PATHETIC EATER
AND I KNOW YOU DON'T SLEEP MUCH
BUT I'LL STILL TELL YOU:
IT'S HELPING
AND I'LL STILL TELL YOU:
YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING.

lyrics and music by William Bennett
from the album Bird Seed by Whitehouse
© 2003 Susan Lawly

ARCHIVED

In case you missed it, or would like to hear it again, the Afro Noise I mix by DJ Cut Hands (William Bennett) is now archived at the CYRK site.

Friday, 18 July 2008

AFRO NOISE I : EXCERPT

Link below for a short 8 minute (or so) excerpt from this weekend's Resonance FM radio broadcast of the first afro noise mix - the full version is 49:40 and being broadcast on Sunday 20th July. Enjoy.

DJ Cut Hands (William Bennett) - Afro Noise I (excerpt) 8:14 - mp3/256kbps
  • DJ Cut Hands (William Bennett) - Afro Noise I (full version) 49:40
  • djembe, doundoun, ksing-ksing, synthesiser, electronics by William Bennett; produced by William Bennett
  • also excerpts from Florian Hecker, Whitehouse, East African witchcraft and Ghanaian funeral field recordings (with thanks to Brian Conniffe for his kind assistance), feline recordings

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

WELCOME TO CUT HANDS!

Welcome to Cut Hands, new afro noise project by William Bennett (DJ Cut Hands) - regular clubnight, DJing, and new releases.