Pete Wiggs is elsewhere available alongside Sarah Cracknell and Bob Stanley as one third of pop adventurers and soundtrack composers Saint Etienne. The centrepiece of their tenure as Artists in Residence at London's South Bank Centre was a commemoration of the Festival of Britain, and their monthly Turntable Café events there paid respective homage to such archetypal 'Etienne subjects as Joe Meek, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and 'forgotten' Welsh pop. Parallel to these activities, Pete has been DJing, recording and carving out a nice niche as a compiler and remixer here and there.
James Papademetrie (aka Dem) has been contributing flowery tracts to forums and periodicals of varying circulation, longevity and repute for around twenty years. His last regular gig having been as a reviewer for the much-missed Plan B magazine, he currently flings his trusty bag of adjectives at whoever will print them. Dem used to put on the odd disco in London many years ago (this is how he met Pete who, it turned out, lived underneath him), but now prefers to spout half-truths and invective in dimly lit alehouses since they relocated to Hove and Brighton respectively. He also DJs ineptly at parties.
Our show is named after the overlooked 1964 Bryan Forbes kitchen sink thriller 'Séance On A Wet Afternoon' and offers a haphazard wallow in the outer marshes of oddball pop, buried soundtrack treasure, new and old electronic finery, mutant disco, experimental misshapes, modern composition, folk musics psych and trad, covetable new releases and whatever else happens to be punching our ticket at the time. Outside of the above, Pete likes well crafted, effervescent pop and Dem is big on dank and bludgeoning noise.
The Séance is our leisurely and digressive means of wallowing in the abyss between, and can be heard at various hours in the schedules of Brighton's Radio Reverb and totallyradio, as well as Doncaster's Sine FM.