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LATEST NEWS



01.06.2021
A great mix of Phil's own music plus various collaborations can be found on Budapest's Tilos Rádió 90,3 (Bang Bang Radioshow). The show starts with a PJ Harvey track then kicks in with Dim Locator at 07:40. This is followed by a selection of various other projects, mainly taken from Phil's solo LP Under The Radar, plus a couple of songs from the band Sweet Positive and a long track taken from Phil's 1997 collaboration with the late and great Nikki Sudden:

https://archive.tilos.hu/cache/tilos-20210516-150059-160125.mp3


03.05.2021
A great mixtape of Phil's music has just been compiled by Babis Argyriou of Greek online music magazine MIC.
There is a fast-moving and interesting selection of songs from various albums by Phil, both solo and with Southern Cross, which you can access by clicking on mic.gr  or by going direct to mixcloud.com
Many thanks to Babis for this tasteful and intuitive sequencing of our songs.


28.04.2021
ANITA LANE

So sad to learn of Anita Lane's passing.
Muse to many and genius in her own right.
Much too soon.
R.I.P. beautiful one.

https://thequietus.com/articles/29907-anita-lane-rip


21.04.2021
A new lyric video for “Ghost Song”, the lead track on Phil’s 2020 solo CD Cassandra Lied, has just been posted on YouTube:


Filmed, designed and edited by Friedel Muders, the video was shot in St. Nicholas and St. Mary Cemetery in Berlin Mitte.

The song features Phil on vocals, reverse electric and acoustic guitars, bass and keyboards, with Chris Hughes on drums and EBow guitar, and Kristof Hahn on lap steel guitar.

Cassandra Lied was recorded and mixed at Prague’s Stereo Mysterio studio by Dan Šatra, reaching a high of # 6 in the Amazon.de Dark Wave charts. 



05.04.2021
The live 60 minute concert that Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross played a couple of weeks ago for Czech television channel TV9P ago can now be seen in its entirety here




23.03.2021
Listen up!

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross will play a Live 60 minute concert streamed by TV9P as part of the Rector's Office series of concerts, sponsored by the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT).
The concert will be broadcast at 7pm (Central European Time) on Friday March 26th, and can be accessed via this link:

https://www.facebook.com/televize.tv9p 

Enjoy!


31.01.2021



A new compilation CD Being On The Beat is about to be released by Dim Locator's German label Moloko +.
The theme of the CD is the revolutionary technique of the "cut-up", as originated by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in the early 1960s. Rex Joswig of Berlin band Herbst In Peking has put together a brilliant collection of cut-ups, which include readings by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jürgen Ploog, all set against the background of electronic backing tracks by bands such as Tarwater and Mimetic Field. Dim Locator's "Trash My Libido" is at Track 17.
The CD comes with an 28 page booklet that includes photos, collages and experimental writing in German and English. Phil Shoenfelt's "Kronen Cut Up" forms the centrepiece of the booklet.
The CD is beautifully packaged and is a "must" for anyone interested in Beat literature and experimental sound collages.

For more details go to the Moloko + webpage




16.01.2021
At the invitation of New York Junk, Phil will be participating in a live streaming Event from Bowery Electric in NYC on 26th January at 8pm (New York time). The Event is to celebrate the release of New York Junk's latest album "Dreaming" and Phil will be joining New York Junk and more than a dozen international bands and artists to wish the album bon voyage. The release date coincides with Cynthia B-Girl's birthday, so we'll all be wishing her "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNTHIA!!!"
Some of the acts - including New York Junk - will be playing live at Bowery Electric, others will be giving virtual performances: in Phil's case direct from his apartment in Prague - Žižkov.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO TUNE INTO THE EVENT AND YOU LIVE IN PRAGUE OR BERLIN, THE SHOW WILL GO OUT AT 02:00 ON 27TH JANUARY.


https://www.facebook.com/NEWYORKJUNK

January 26, 2021 at 8pm!
NEW YORK JUNK celebrates the release of our new record “DREAMING” (vinyl out now on Tarbeach) and Cynthia ‘B’Girls BDay with a LIVE show STREAMED to your living room from The Bowery Electric NEW YORK CITY featuring:

New York Junk w guest drummer Bob Bert
Beechwood NYC
Sam Hariss (The Sweet Things)
Puma Perl (Poet)

AND (virtual) guest appearances by Michael Imperioli, Peter Perrett, Pam Hogg, Bonnie Bloomgarden (Death Valley Girls), Kimiko & Shuichi (Two Hearts aka Titty Twister), Phil Shoenfelt (Southern Cross), Chihiro & Captain (Boys Order), Sonja & Hank (Kill The Dandies!) Chuck Bones & Moan Elisa (The Trash Bags), Jonzip (The Zips), Ron Synovitz (Golden Hive Studio Prague)

Tickets: https://rollinglivestudios.com/collections/new-york-junk-box-office
On Demand until midnight Feb 2nd! 



21.12.2020

Photo (c) Michal Bauer Pticen

Between The Flesh And The Spirit - interview with Ruta 66.

Part 2 of Phil's long interview with Eloy Perez of Spanish magazine Ruta 66 has just been published online.

Click here for the Spanish original with photos and video link,
or click here for the English language version with text only.



15.12.2020

Photo (c) Michal Bauer Pticen


Between The Flesh And The Spirit - interview with Ruta 66.

If you'd like to practice your Spanish, check out Part 1 of a  long interview that Phil just did with Ruta 66  (Part 2 will be published next Sunday).

The interview covers a lot of ground: from the making of Cassandra Lied to working with Nikki Sudden, from the cinematic and literary influences on Phil's own writing to Kraut Rock, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Joy Division.

If your Spanish language skills aren't so great, click here for the English version of Part 1.


22.10.2020
Dim Locator's concert in Ebensee has been recorded and was broadcasted as streaming on 21st October on Austrian radio station Freies Radio Salzkammergut. Fantastic live sound and mix! It will be repeated on Friday, 23th October at 02:05 PM (14:05). https://freiesradio.at/live-stream/


11.10.2020
The Cut-Up that Phil made of the interview with Dim Locator in the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung (see News 29/9/2020) will be published in the next edition of Alienist Manifesto (edited by Prof. Louis Armand of the Philosophic Faculty of Charles University, Prague):

https://alienistmanifesto.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/battle-instructions/


29.09.2020
The Prague-based American author and journalist Thor Garcia has written a fantastic retrospective review of the1995 "Live In Prague" CD by Phil Shoenfelt with Tichá Dohoda - he says it's one of his favourite CDs! It's just been posted on Goodreads - check it out, it's a BRILLIANT and perceptive piece of rock criticism, a literary masterpiece in its own right! 

Furthermore, Phil provided two new writings for the website:

I Will Be Your Mirror - The Cosmos As Great Narcissist

Beeing On The Beat - Liner notes for the forthcoming Moloko + compilation CD

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross update:
"Due to the Covid/quarantine situation at the Czech-German border, Berliners Kristof Hahn and Chris Hughes will not be at Rock Cafe on Thursday 01.10.2020. The show will go ahead as planned with Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, but will start at the earlier time of 7:30 due to the legally enforced closing time of 10:00. One hundred seated people (wearing face masks) can be accomodated in the concert hall while staying within the government-imposed regulations. PS & SC will be playing several new songs from Phil's latest CD "Cassandra Lied". No matter how many people attend, we intend to have fun and project an upbeat and life-affirming energy to counteract the widespread fear many people are feeling at the moment. KEEP ROCK AND ROLL LIVE AND ALIVE!"



20.09.2020

Photo (c) Wolfgang Gürster / rock-shot.com

Dave Kusworth ...

"So sad to hear the news yesterday of Dave Kusworth's passing. A master songwriter and guitarist, a man with a beautiful soul. We go back a long way, at least until 1992, and were on the same record label for a while, when the Jacobites reformed in the early 90s. I have fond memories of hanging out with him in Camden Town pubs such as The Falcon and The Good Mixer before I moved to the Czech Republic. We later re-connected in Prague, where I organized a couple of gigs for him. In 2006 ran into each other once again at Nikki Sudden’s funeral, and we played together at Nikki memorial concerts in London, Ebensee, and (in 2007) in Vitoria, Spain. The last time I saw Dave was in 2016 at the ten years after Nikki Sudden Tribute concert in London. He will be sadly missed by the true rock and roll cognoscenti, but he made his mark, created a legend and wrote dozens of heart-achingly brilliant songs.  I am sad, sad, sad – but also happy that Dave existed and that he was my friend for a while. Sincere condolences to Anouschkat and the Kusworth family."
Phil Shoenfelt.


14.09.2020
In case you're wondering, here is an update to let you know what's going on with gigs lately. Needless to say, it's all a bit chaotic because of the Covid situation.

Whether you believe it's bullshit or not, the fact is that since last Wednesday several countries have designated Czech Republic as a "Covid Hot Zone". Phil had driven to Berlin on Monday 7/9 to practice with Dim Locator for concerts at Fluc in Vienna and the UniMoon Festival in Prague. Luckily, he was already in Berlin when the German Foreign Ministry put Prague in the "red zone". Therefore, he avoided having to go into quarantine for several days. The problem the band faced was that if they played the UniMoon Festival in Prague, the Berlin members (Chris Hughes, Baron Anastis and Daniel Plashues, plus special guest Kristof Hahn of Swans) would have had to get PCR tests before returning to Berlin and go into quarantine for several days until they got the results. This they could not afford to do. Therefore, the band decided to drive to Vienna via Leipzig, Regensburg and Passau, avoiding Czech Republic entirely. This meant a drive of 940 Kms for one concert in Vienna, but it was a fantastic concert anyway! Thanks to Peter Nachtnebel at Fluc and the wonderful Viennese audience!

On Friday the Berliners drove back to Berlin via Passau, again avoiding Czech Republic, while Phil re-entered the country via Znojmo and played the UniMoon festival on Saturday night with Band Of Heysek from Brno backing him. Another fantastic concert, and many thanks to Lukáš, Bob and Honza for helping out at the last minute. They are a GREAT band, you should check them out.

As for the Southern Cross gig at Rock Cafe on October 1st - as of now, the concert is going ahead. But it is doubtful if Kristof Hahn and Chris Hughes will make it, due to the aforementioned Covid/quarantine problems at the German-Czech border. We will keep you posted on this. But as of now the concert with Southern Cross at Rock Cafe is going ahead, with or without Chris and Kristof.

KEEP ROCK MUSIC LIVE AND TO HELL WITH ALL THOSE POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS WHO WANT TO KILL THE SCENE UNDER THE GUISE OF "PROTECTING" US FROM COVID!!!


14.08.2020
Prague-based author Thor Garcia has just written an excellent review of Cassandra Lied on his brilliant, informative and very entertaining blog page, which you can find at Goodreads through the link below. Thor's recent book-length tract on Morrissey - Secret Agent Morrissey - is essential reading too.



02.07.2020
ENRICO "ENNI" HAGEN
PS & SC announce with great sadness the death from cancer of our dear friend and promoter Enrico “Enni” Hagen, who passed away in Dresden on the 23rd of June. Enni was a lifelong music fan, an old-school maverick with a rock and roll heart, who also happened to be a fantastic promoter – both independently and through his beloved club “Skullcrusher”. We have great memories of playing there with Sigue Sigue Sputnik a few years ago, and he also promoted excellent concerts at other Dresden clubs, such as Alte Feuerwache and Tante Ju. The “New York Night” concerts he promoted for PS & SC, New York Junk, Deadbeat Poets and Lorraine Leckie in 2012 and 2013 were exceptional. Enni was out of the promoting business for a while due to ill health, but made a triumphant return in November 2018 with two Phil Shoenfelt solo concerts at Alte Feuerwache and Red Rooster, both of which were sold out. As well as being a talented and caring promoter, Enni looked like a wild rock and roller himself. But he was also a gentleman with old school manners who respected the people he worked with. His love and enthusiasm for rock music transmitted itself to everyone he met, and his passing will leave an unfillable void, not only in the Dresden music scene for which he did so much, but also in the hearts of his devastated friends and admirers. We send our condolences to all Enni’s friends and colleagues, and in particular to his wife Manuela, the woman he loved so long and so deeply.
 

13.06.2020
"We've just heard that Lucie Rejchrtová has set up a wonderful new webpage, which tells you about her multifarious activities in the worlds of music, meditation and poetry. Lucie moved to the UK in the early noughties, where she played keyboards with psychedelic groovers Instant Flight. Then she began playing with the legendary Arthur Brown, and through him met many other originators of UK and European psychedelic rock. Check out her musical and personal odyssey on the Nature Grooves webpage. It's really interesting and informative, with great pictures and videos.  She's even added a link to my own music. This girl is a star and a brilliant musician. Thanks Lucie!"
https://naturegrooves.com/my-musical-journey  
https://naturegrooves.com/phil-shoenfelt


18.05.2020
Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross' song "Lonely Street" (from the 1997 CD "Blue Highway") is Song Of The Week on Thessaloniki radio station Yellow Radio. Track down the page for the song, which contains some nice old photographs of the band!
https://yellowradio.gr/το-τραγούδι-της-εβδομάδας-phil-shoenfelt-southern-cross-lonely-street/


05.05.2020
Published today on You Tube: the brand new video for the song "Fly Away" from Phil's recent solo album Cassandra Lied. The video was shot in Berlin at the beginning of January 2020 by Friedel Muders of Fuego, who also did the editing and visual design. High production values mixed with an ironic but nostalgic take on an ageing "man in black" singing to the Sirens.




26.04.2020
Here is a short and snappy interview that Phil did with Directors Lounge curator Kenton Turk when they ran into each other at Prague's Dox Gallery a couple of years ago. Dim Locator had played the Directors Lounge in 2013 at a screening of the Rowland S. Howard biopic "Autoluminiscent" and the interview refers back to this. It has just been posted on the Directors Lounge homepagehttps://directorslounge.net/dl-featurillo-4-phil-shoenfeld-gb/


20.04.2020


OUT NOW:

PHIL SHOENFELT - RIVER OF LIGHT
THE SPIRITHOUSE RECORDINGS


Available on all usual download/streaming platforms





Just released on Fuego and available through Amazon: a 3 song EP called River Of Light by Phil’s early 90s band, Spirithouse. Recorded at EMC studio in Camden Town London in 1992, and produced by Eddie Mander, the songs were recorded between Backwoods Crucifixion (1990) and God Is The Other Face Of The Devil (1993). The title song “River Of Light” has never been released before, whereas the version of “Only You” included here is completely different to the version on God Is The Other Face Of The Devil. The third song, “Love Makes Her Shine”, later appeared on Golden Vanity by Phil Shoenfelt & Nikki Sudden, but the EP version is more like psychedelic pop than grunge. In fact, the whole EP is something of a departure and doesn’t sound anything like what came before and after! Many thanks to Alan (guitar), Jim (keyboards), Andy (bass), Kev (drums) and Sue (backing vocals).


06.04.2020
Check out the cover version of Phil's song "Black Rain" on Harry Stafford's fantastic new album "Gothic Urban Blues". Harry's legendary band Inca Babies played at the 2019 Drug Me Fest, along with Dim Locator, Kill The Dandies and many others. His version of "Black Rain" is excellent, and the album is a genuine classic.
https://www.facebook.com/harrystaffordUK/


Black Rain by Harry Stafford from Harry Stafford on Vimeo.

 A great video by Harry Stafford from his wonderful new album "Gothic Urban Blues": His version of Phil's song "Black Rain", from the 1993 CD "God Is The Other Face Of The Devil". The video was mainly shot in the streets and bars of Manchester, but also features two segments filmed with Phil at last summer's Drug Me Fest in Prague. Really powerful and atmospheric.


29.03.2020
Red Door Gallery, Copenhagen, startet a new project called "Poetic Phonotheque", an international collection of poetry recorded in the voice of their authors. This initiative was started on the "World Poetry Day 2020", and continues to welcome poetry from anywhere in the planet. Listen to Phil Shoenfelt's contribution, which can be found here: https://reddoormagazine.com/phonotheque/listen/


Phil Shoenfelt's retrospective album "Under The Radar" as well as studio and live recordings by Khmer Rouge ("New York - London 1981-86", originally released in 2004) are finally available as downloads:






27.02.2020



Inca Babies frontman Harry Stafford's new album "Gothic Urban Blues" (Black Lagoon Records) will include a great cover version of Phil's song "Black Rain". The album (CD/Vinyl/Download) will be released on 27th March 2020.
Pre-orders are available
here



19.02.2020
After many inquiries, we have now opened a store on Bandcamp, with direct artist support, for worldwide delivery:



Currently the CD "Out Of The Sky" (with Bruno Adams), the Best-Of Double-CD "Deep Horizon", as well as Phil's latest CD "Cassandra Lied" are being offered.

As regarding Digital Downloads:
Phil's releases are being provided by Fuego. Please use the following links:
Phil Shoenfelt / Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross
Fatal Shore
Dim Locator


13.02.2020
Upcoming support acts for THE MISSION

02.04.2020 - Budapest (H) - Phil Shoenfelt solo - TICKETS

03.04.2020 - Budapest (H) - Phil Shoenfelt solo - TICKETS

04.04.2020 - Prague (CZ) - Phil Shoenfelt with Dim Locator - TICKETS

05.04.2020 - Prague (CZ) - Phil Shoenfelt with Dim Locator - TICKETS