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Country’s Greatest

February 19th, 2010 Carl Morris


Credit: Tweito / Hauser / Reed / Jacob families

Rock & Roll

January 12th, 2010 Carl Morris

Rock & Roll

Credit: Tim / Aled

Various Artists

January 5th, 2010 Carl Morris

Credit: Doro & René Wehrmann

Forró Safado

November 1st, 2009 Carl Morris

cristiano alberti forro safado

Credit: Cristiano Alberti


September 19th, 2009 Carl Morris

tangos del sur david sindall

Credit: David Sindall

Flhip Flhop Sleeveface video with Rannel Theatre Company

April 27th, 2009 Carl Morris

If you’re looking for some kind of hybrid of hip-hop-inspired dance moves, eclectic sampling AND sleevefacing, then today is your lucky day!

Rannel Theatre Company have fused these things in a rather splendid video which they sent us recently.

The guys are currently touring the UK with their full show, from which this is just a brief extract. Check out for all the info on them and the tour dates.

Extra win for including electro band Cybotron on the soundtrack. Also, I wish I could moonwalk like that.

Archimède – A full blown music video with loads of sleeveface

March 7th, 2009 Carl Morris

Hey, this is a bit different.

This is a video from a rock band called Archimède who are from France. The song is called “Vilaine Canaille”. It contains many, many sleevefaces.

I’ve never heard of them before until somebody emailed me about this. They picked a pretty decent concept for a music video, non? So hats off to them. Merci beaucoup et bon courage!

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Special Ed

November 21st, 2008 Carl Morris

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Congrats to Nick Whitcomb for this rather splendid pic taken in Cardiff, UK during last weekend’s Sŵn Festival.

As part of the festival we held a Sleeveface workshop at the National Museum with some terrific results, more of which will be appearing here tomorrow.

Credit: Nick Whitcomb / Naomi Lane / Grace Todd / Ewan Jones Morris

Biggest Mass Sleeveface Yet – Sŵn Festival in Cardiff

November 13th, 2008 Carl Morris

In Cardiff people are excitedly gearing up for Sŵn Festival 2008, quite frankly the biggest inner city, multi-venue jamboree of bands and culture since — last year’s Sŵn Festival.

Tonight at the opening ceremony, held at the National Museum of Wales, we did a mass Sleeveface. Probably the biggest yet so cheers to everyone that took part, it was phenomenal! Here’s a big res version of the mass Sleeveface pic. There are actually people to the left and right of this photo out of shot – here’s a panoramic image made from the photos stuck together.

If you’re around for Sŵn Festival, there are two great Sleeveface things happening. As well as the free photo exhibition in G39 open during the day, there is a free Sleeveface workshop in the Museum itself on Sunday between 11AM and 4PM. Come, say hello, borrow some sleeves and try out Sleevefacing with a pro photographer. Bring a friend! Obscure or augment his or her face!

The mighty Truckers Of Husk are among the bands playing on Saturday at Kaz Bar – you might know their intricate riffology from the How To Sleeveface video.

The full list of bands and events is at but it includes Rob Da Bank, Euros Childs, Young Marble Giants, Richard James, Silent Disco, Clinic, Scrabble Swnday, Future Of The Left, Cate Le Bon, Indian Jewelry, Aiden Smith, Martin Carr and imperial tonnes of other terrific stuff. Phew!

Photo credit: Mei Lewis at Mission Photographic (professional photography services for you)

Porgy and Bess

November 4th, 2008 Carl Morris

credit: Simon / Verena / James