“Buckminster Fuller's Daydream Deferred” Released
The Short Version
Uzi Listening were formed to experiment with the fusion of trumpet and synthesizers, drums and electric guitars. Acoustic vs Electronic. The aim: to write music which can evolve in a live experience far away from the tedious click-track of mainstream “perfection”.
The Long Version
Uzi Listening started in 2011 when brasstronaut Jimmy Fletcher enrolled drummer Pete Willetts, keyboardist Gareth Cooper, fusion guitarist Geoff Senior and metal bassist Sam H‑M. Fueled by a mutual disinterest of everything tribute, it became clear right away that they had to write their own tunes. A rich vein of composing ensued, with ideas from each of the band members disparate styles.
Uzi Listening are synonymous with Rossendale. Looming in the mist like stone chimneys or wet sheep. All members have years of involvement in the local scene. Be it playing and writing in a myriad of audio ventures, or running decades of memorable gigs at venues across the valley as promoters, coaxing luminaries from across the pond in Atlanta and Boise to tread our mossy cobbles, or supplying the sound systems that have rocked Rossendale or supporting Mexico's finest jazz fusioneers in a little club in Rawtenstall.
Safe within our bunker at Water brass band, where they tolerate our sonic manipulations with a wry smile and a hint of envy, we are free to dive into our genre-busting cauldron of musical delights.
2020 will see the release of a new single, Buckminster Fuller's Daydream Deferred.
In 2018, Uzi Listening released their first album, the almost self-titled “Uzi Listening?” It's the first foray into recording for a band that have concentrated previously on writing and live performance.
The album has been well received. Since its release Uzi Listening have played spots in Manchester at the famous Night and Day Cafe and Fab Cafe. We've also had tracks from the album played on BBC Radio Introducing in Lancashire, and been interviewed on the show.
Sync and Licensing
Our tracks are all available for Sync and Licensing in film, TV or online media.