- John Peel
and The High Fidelity - striking a common Chord
- John Peel has
co-written /plays on a track on the new High Fidelity
album, 'THE OMNICHORD ALBUM', released in February. Sean
Dickson excitedly announced the colaboration, saying "we finally got his track and it's
great!! I've turned it into Kraftwerk meets french movie departure
- Peel co-wrote and plays Omnichord on
'Pig Might Fly' after receiving the instrument - an auto-harp-style
device - which was given to him by the Scots band as a Christmas
present last year. Peel's instrument was the last one ever manufactured!
- The band have been signed by Japanese
makers Suzuki to promote the relaunched version, the Q-Chord.
DIckson describes the Omnichord Album as "a very 2.00 am in the morning kind of experience...
but the next lp is the High Fidelity's most full-on rock expeience
since Addicted to a TV!"
- The band also announced their traditional
Xmas 'fan' present - a new remix of 'Come Again', which can be
downloaded free from www.thehighfidelity.com during December.
- Also, remixes by FC Kahuna and
Bedrock residents Terminalhead of 'Come Again'
will appear on an e.p. on January 15, along with a new track,
- New material will follow soon after,
with brand new material planned for shortly afterwards with single
'Scream If You Want To Go Faster'. This is a collaboration with
legendary producer Arthur Baker, who approached Sean Dickson
at In The City in Manchester earlier this year with a view to
working with them. Dickson in turn collaborated on Baker's new
- Listen to Sean Dickson's solo version
of "2 Up 2 Down" in streaming RealAudio. This was originally
bradcast live from Subcity Radio in Glasgow last year.
(You'll need RealPlayer, get it from real.com)