29|06|09
We won't be updating the news section here as you can now get fascinating insights into the world of Manilla via the magic of Facebook. and Twitter. Oh and we've been busy over the last few months working on some hot new tunes and remixes, just in case you wondered where we've been!

20|01|09
10 of our favourite releases from last year. Not that fresh... but at least we managed to get this together before the end of January this year! Talking of not that fresh we can't interest you in a mince pie can we? No? Oh well, happy new year anyway!

10|11|08
Our recent mix is now available for your delectation and delight (and download) in MP3 form.

28|10|08
The tracklist from our mix on tonight's Another Nice Mess show:
Manilla - De La D
Manilla - Herby
Doris Hays - Scared Trip
Johnny Hawksworth - Whistler
Harmonia - Notre Dame
Manilla - Flowers
Manilla - Murder
Chaquito - Mexicana
Unique 3 - The Theme (Manilla's Overdub remix)
Manilla - Herb Madam
Manilla - World Wide Scene
Manilla - El Burro
The Katzenjammers - Cars (Manilla's Mexican Radio retune)
Octavcat - Pajaros (Manilla's Rockstep remix - extended version)
Manilla - Bing
Manilla - TimTamTom
Manilla - Timothy Thomas
Esquavel - You Belong To My Heart
Manilla - Another Nice Outro

22|10|08
Next week there's a rare chance to catch Manilla riding the virtual wheels of steel on internet radio. We've produced a rather fab 40 minute mix for the inimitable Marcelle van Hoof, which will be broadcast on her show on dfm.nu this coming Tuesday (28th) evening between 6:00 amd 9:00pm GMT. Expect a groovy mix-up of loads of commercially unavailable original Manilla tunes plus remixes of Unique 3, Octavcat and The Katzenjammers, alongside tunes by Harmonia, Johnny Hawksworth, Chaquito, Doris Hays and Esquavel.

11|09|08
Manilla will be playing live in London at Ginglik in London's Shepherds Bush Green on Saturday. We're supporting Actress andwill be joined by the fab Nvelope DJ crew. Expect a varied evening of electronica/minimal techno/breaks/beeps/bass and beats... Maybe we'll see you there?

05|05|08
GIG NEWS: Manilla have been asked to play at the really rather fab, small-but-perfectly-formed Firegathering Festival in West Sussex in a couple of weeks. Firegathering "Aims to celebrate performing arts, minus the coporate sponsorship and commercial greed. We've cherry-picked some amazing bands that really encapsulate a top class festival vibe for a full weekend of guaranteed enjoyment. This is a community festival which focuses on experiences and we want YOU to come and join us!". Well you heard what they said!

18|02|08
Out today, the FREE compilation download (MP3 or FLAC) album Plug Me In: Inspired By Delia Derbyshire featuring 8 varied tracks inspired by the work of Delia Derbyshire, including a new Manilla track De La D.
   Our take on the brief was to engage with the playful nature that characterised quite a lot of her work, and in particular her explorations with layered tape loops of often mundane everyday sounds to create new and alien soundscapes. These experiments were very much the precursor to the effect that cheap samplers had on hardcore and other bedroom-based dance music of the early 1990s. Consequently, we took it upon ourselves to mash up old school breaks, door bells and DD’s own electro-Elizabethan composition to create, if we must labour it with a genre, Olde Rave. So it’s Back to ’92 – that’s 1592. Enjoy!

01|02|08
Better late than never... our traditional new-year list of some of our favourite releases from last year .

14|01|08
Happy 2008 to you! Time to start planning the year ahead - so get out / launch your diaries and turn to April and add a Manilla gig on the 16th at the Egg in London's King Cross. More details when we have them.

29|10|07
The past few months have seen us getting busy in the studio working on a batch of new tunes, some of which should hopefully see the light of day early next year... Right now we're working on a track inspired by the electronic music pioneer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop stalwart Delia Derbyshire. This should be appearing on a forthcoming compilation being released by the new Myuzyk Netlabel - their site launched today.

05|04|07
The Readers Wavs compilation has finally hit the streets. The bulk of the pressing has apparently already sold on pre-order so if you want one best get your skates on! We'll be uploading our contribution to this comp - Michelle - to our MySpace page for you to check out shortly.

13|02|07
You can catch Simon Manilla playing a 3hr DJ set for My Sakes!@ Bar Fresa in Liverpool on Friday 23rd of this month. Expect an eclectic mix of bossa and exotica fused with electro breaks and electronic beats. Simon will also be dropping a bunch of Manilla original and remix exclusives...

26|01|07
~ R.I.P Stewart Goodwin, Simon Manilla's father and a very lovely man. ~

09|01|07
The 38 track Readers Wavs compilation, featuring our previously unreleased track Michelle, is now available for preorder from the Big Chill's online shop. The triple CD is availible for the bargain price of 10 and all profits go to the Musicpool charity. You know what to do ;-)

02|01|07
Happy New Year! And so as we wave bye-bye to another year here's the traditional list of some of our favourite tracks and releases from last year .

20|10|06
Check out a short video of Manilla performing the unreleased track Herbie on a sunny Saturday afternoon live @ the Latitude festival this Summer - now showing on our YouTube channel.

13|10|06
Can we just say a big YES to the Luminaire - our new favourite live venue! And also a big YES (and thank you) to everyone who said nice things about our set there on Wednesday...

02|10|06
Canadian minimal-techno-mistress Robin Judge has been added to the fab line-up for Saturdays Ginglik gig.

24|09|06
Thanks to everyone who came along to the 93 Feet East Gig yesterday - what a hot'n'sweaty, LOUD and fun experience that was! Props to John Power for bustin' up the place, well backstage anyway ;-)
   On the subject of gigs Manilla have coped for some exciting support slot action next month. Alongside the aways ace LJ Kruzer we'll be supporting those fabulous Fins Husky Rescue on October 11th at the Luminaire in Kilburn (Time Out magazines best live venue 2005/6 no less!).

17|09|06
The Idea Hoard Uncut compilation mentioned below has had it's release date put back a couple of weeks to October 9th. But fear not - the album, and it's constituent tracks, is available RIGHT NOW on Bleep.

04|09|06
MORE GIG NEWS: 7th October - Ginglik Saturdays in association with Uncharted Audio presents 'LIVE from the Idea Hoard': Villain (live), Line (live), Manilla (live), Regolith (live), plus dj's Kone-R, Ben Webster (Defo) and Colin Kavanagh (The Council Flats of Kingsbury) @ Ginglik, 1 Shepherds Bush Green W12 8pm-2am (no admission after 12.30am), £5 in.
   This is the launch party for the Uncharted Audio Idea Hoard Uncut compilation out on Monday 25th of September. As mentioned we've got a previously unreleased track Lorenzo on this 'nice priced' comp, details of the comp can be found here. It's a bargain so buy one, hell buy 2 - one for you and one for your mum and support independent electronic music!

03|09|06
GIG NEWS: 23rd September - Stars Of Safari II, Main Hall - exotica, electro, hip-hop, allsorts: Osymyso (Noodles), Manilla (Lo Recordings) - live, John Power (Furthur). Pink Bar - more allsorts: Cartel Communique. 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1. 7pm till 1am FREE before 9PM / £5 after plus after party till stupid late somewhere in Shoreditch... Furthur info

17|07|06
Great fun playing Latitude. Performed live with a vocalist - the lovely Michelle - for the first time on a couple tunes. We recorded a chunk of our set and even have some video so we'll hopefully have something from the festival for you to listen/look at, in the fullness of time...
   We managed to catch a selection of other stuff while we were there, the Festival takes place in a great setting and had a cool vibe - definitely one to watch. If we had any criticism it was we felt that, while we have nothing against guitar bands, musically it was just a little bit 'monocultural'. The Huw Stephens programmed Lake Stage seemed to be a nice exception to this!

28|06|06
More exciting gig news! Another festival gets the Manilla treatment... We'll be playing The Lake Stage @ the Latitude Festival on the 15th of July. "Probably the Summer's most intriguing new festival" - Time Out magazine

01|06|06
That exciting gig news we mentioned - we're playing the new Foundation Festival on the 2nd September alongside the likes of Fun Lovin' Criminals, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Coldcut, Kosheen, Scratch Perverts, Swami, Pharache Monch, Biosphere, Fennesz, Digitonal, Isan, Xela v Deaf Center, Distorted Minds, TC + MC Jakes, Mampi Swift, Fertile Ground, Babyhead, Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Ochre, Miles Tilmann, Monoceros, Stendec, Lazy Habits and many. many, many more including the 2 yet to be anounced headliners. Wow!

19|05|06
Pleased to say the 4 Piece EP has been getting continued support around the place - notably from Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens at BBC Radio1. In the event that you are personally Huw or Steve (you'll know if you are, don't worry) then... cheers! Thanks also to Marcelle van Hoof, Keith Downey, Tim 'love' Lee, Dom Servini, and no doubt various other people we don't know about, for other broad(and narrow)cast exposure.
   Some gig news - next month, on Saturday 24th, we'll be playing Bakedbeats @ Shillibeers, London, N7. This is a Midsummer's all-dayer in a nice venue with a great line-up of bands and DJs. More details soon, along with some other exciting gig related business ;-)

09|05|06
Advance release warning(!) - previously unreleased Manilla track, Lorenzo, will be appearing on the forthcoming Uncharted Audio compilation album, Idea Hoard Uncut. More details on that when what we know is more, er, detailed...

05|05|06
The EP now also available on iTunes for your 'pod pleasure.

01|05|06
The 4 Piece EP limited edition clear vinyl 7" (Lo Recordings LOSVN05) is now available to buy online from Smallfish, Norman, Boomkat, Juno "and all good record shops" as the saying goes... MP3s are available from Karma, Emusic or Playlouder. And yes, that is the sound of champagne corks popping!

26|04|06
Last Sunday of the month (30th) sees Simon Manilla back playing at the Dragon with the Nvelope crew.

20|04|06
Nvelope sessions @ the Eagle, 2 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1,UK -
Saturday 22nd April 6pm - 1am. FREE entry. Featuring:
Live laptop set: Manilla
Nvelope resident DJs: Wilf303, Recharge and Simon Manilla
Plus special guest DJ: Thorsten Sideb0ard (Highpoint Lowlife Records).

19|04|06
EP release now set back a week to May 1st comrades!

23|03|06
Just heard that the release date for the EP has now been set back to the 24th of next month.
Last Sunday of the month coming up this weekend so Simon Manilla will be back spinning at the Nvelope residency at the Dragon bar in EC2.

08|03|06
Blimey, more Manilla tunage in the offing than you'll know what to do with! An exclusive Manilla track will be appearing on a forthcoming limited edition 3 CD compilation Readers Wavs. The compilation will be available (at a bargain price) via the Big Chill online store as well as in the Big Chill Bar here in sunny London town...

06|03|06
Release date for the new EP is set for 03|04|06, check the tracks in full at our myspace.com page. Details of launch event coming soon, we'll post them here as soon as they're finalised.

23|02|06
Nvelope crew back down spinning @ the Dragon bar this weekend. You can catch us on Sunday from 7 till late. On the EP front looks like we're set for a release at the end of March, we can't wait!

29|01|06
First Nvelope session of the year tonight @ the Dragon bar EC2. Simon Manilla, Wilf303 and Stayhome spinning the eclectronica from 7 till late. Sorry for the short notice! If you can't make that were playing @ the Eagle next Saturday (the 4th). The Eagle is at 2 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1. Runs from 6pm until 1am - FREE entry, good food and a great selection of beers. What more could you want?

02|01|06
A very happy 2006 to you! Looking back for a moment - here are our faves of 2005.

16|12|05
The 4Piece EP masters and artwork went off to the pressing plant this week. The strictly limited edition, four track, clear vinyl, 7" should be in the shops early next year. All tracks will also be available via Bleep and iTunes. More info here when we have it...
It's the last monthly Nvelope session of the year @ London's Dragon bar this Sunday. Simon Manilla is usually down there spinning the 'eclectronica' on the last Sunday of the month but something else is on the last Sunday of this month. Oh yeah - Christmas! See you there for a pre Xmas tipple by the Dragons roaring log fire. Bring your own mince pies!
Dragon bar, 5 Leonard Street EC2, 7pm till late. FREE entry.

26|11|05
Excitement mounts @ Manilla HQ... the 4 tracks for the forthcoming 7" on Lo Recordings were mastered a couple of days ago. Exquisitely engineered by Jason @ the Premises with Phil and Simon Manilla in attendance. They are now sounding super hot, let us tell you!
Oh and don't forget as it's the last weekend of the month it's the monthly Nvelope night at the Dragon tomorrow, featuring Simon Manilla and the crew.

07|11|05
A couple of bits of news for you. You can find a Manilla remix of the CHEjU track Camellia on a double CD entitled Patchwork on the rather fab Boltfish label, out next month. A bit of a bargain this CD we reckon!
Meanwhile on the DJ bizniz front - coming up on the 19th of this month catch Simon Manilla, the rest of the Nvelope crew and the threephatblokez (all 3 of them) bringing a new Saturday vibe to the Eagle pub on Shepherdess Walk N1 with an extended session from 4pm through to 1am. That's 9, yes 9, hours of musical goodness.

29|10|05
It's back once again for the renegade Nvelope tomorrow! Same time, same place, the Autumn sessions begin...

23|09|05
Time for the monthly Sunday night Nvelope bash @ the Dragon bar EC2 again this weekend. Wow that really came around quick! Come down and buy Simon Manilla a pint, oh okay, buy yourself a pint.

22|09|05
Check the updated Download section for FREE MP3 versions of all 4 tracks from the forthcoming EP !

25|08|05
Okay pay attention! This Sunday (28th) it's Envelope time again @ the Dragon EC2. In celebration of the Carnival / bankholiday weekend Simon is promising to drop some serious digital dub and generally more booty aimed electronic beats than on your usual Sunday. Be there or miss out.

23|08|05
Not enough lists on this site we think. So here's one - some recent vinyl purchases Simon Manilla has been particularly digging:
Dave Miller - Michells Raccolta. Bloody ace this, pretty sparse, glitchy, jazzy, dubby electronica. If you like Jen Jelineck we reckon you will like this.
V/A - Microsolutions to Megaproblems - very varied selection of quality electronica from Soul Jazz records. A surprisingly coherent ride for a 'best of our recent releases' type comp. Interestingly you can hear echoes of a lot of the other kind of musics you might more readily associate with Soul Jazz in here - reggae, punk-funk, early electro/disco and more. Btw what is with the glue on Soul Jazz record sleeves? They always seem to fall apart the moment you get them home...
L.Pierre - Touchpool. Simon only got round to picking this up recently. "Lovely" he says.
Manual - Azure Vista. Now availble on vinyl from Static Caravan. Very Cocteau-Twins-esque. If you like Ulrich Schnaus we reckon you will like this.
Jonny Trunk - The Inside Outside. Not new at all. Dumb fun for the most part. Mr Trunk we salute you!

04|08|05
Is it really a month since Otherground? Great gig - thanks to all who attended and took part!

30|05|05
If you're in London and looking for somewhere to enjoy the last of the long weekend this evening, could we recommend the Bank Holiday Monday special edition of the monthly Whipped Cream & Envelope night @ the loverly Dragon Bar on Leonard Street, EC2? DJs Wilf_303, Stayhome, Recharge and our own Simon Manilla will be spinning the laidback 'eclectronica' from 7pm 'til late, entry is FREE.
If you feel the need for a mid-week pick-me-up this Wednesday (1st June) Simon will be venturing into the NorthWest London postcodes for a set at DJ Eddie Rhoades' long-running Cadenza night at the rather unique Bartok, 78-79 Chalk Farm Road, NW1. The evening runs 'til 1am with FREE entry - Simon wll be on for an hour and half or so from around 10. Nearest tube Chalk Farm

11|05|05
C-30, C-60, C-90, GO!

01|05|05
Mayday felicitations comrades! Couple of Simon Manilla appearances on the wheels of steel coming up over the next week. Firstly on Thursday 5th, Delectronica downstairs @ The Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, E1 - 7:30pm onwards with FREE entry. Should be a goody with additional DJ business from resident Hideoshi and live sets from Teflonchild and the rather fab Ochre. The following Saturday it's Plug @ the Foundry again which is always fun!

22|04|05
It's the monthly Whipped Cream and Envelope night @ the Dragon bar ("Quite simply the best bar in the world") - this coming Sunday. The usual suspects of Wilf_303, Stayhome, Recharge and Simon Manilla will be spinning the laid back eclectronica from 7pm onwards. FREE entrance, as ever.

13|04|05
Merci à chacun qui est venu aux WC+E gigs de Paris! Great fun and lots of positive feedback...

30|03|05
Some nice pictures of Saturday's Ginglik gig. Thanks to Michelle for the camerawork!

25|03|05
Phil and Simon will be performing a rare Manilla live set as part of the monthly Uncharted Sessions @ Ginglik underneath Shepherds Bush Green tomorrow. It's free in between 7pm and 8 pm and 3 thereafter. Next day, Easter Sunday, Simon will be DJing alongside Wilf_303, Stayhome and Recharge at the monthly Whipped Cream & Envelope night @ the Dragon Bar, 5 Leonard Street, EC2. 7pm - late; FREE entry.

A couple of weeks later sees the Whipped Cream & Envelope DJ crew decamp to France to enjoy a little Paris in the Springtime! On the evening of Saturday the 9th you will find us rocking The Underground cellar bar @ the Lizard Lounge on rue du Bourg-Tibourg in the 4th Arrondissement from 8pm until 1:30am and on Sunday afternoon you'll find us hosting a musical recovery session @ the Bottle Shop bar on rue Trousseau, 11th Arrondissement from 4:30 onwards. FREE entry to both.

09|03|05
Busy weekend spinning wax for Simon coming up; as already mentioned Saturday sees the return of DJ Stayhome's Plug night and on Sunday Simon's back again at the Big Chill Bar for 2 hrs from 21.30 onward. He'll be rounding off for a day's line up that includes Bruce from Alucidnation and DJ Scratchy, the Clash's former tour DJ!

24|02|05
This Sunday (27th) it's WC+E time again down at the Dragon bar EC2. Simon Manilla, Wilf_303 and Recharge selecting the 'mellowtronica' for ya - see you there? Looking ahead a couple of weeks, March sees the crew return to the Foundry on the 12th after a couple of months absence for another session of dj Stayhomes Plug night. Looking forward to dropping something a little less mellow at that!

14|02|05
A Simon Manilla mix for Valentines day. Starts very ambient then moves into a few of the tunes he dropped a week ago at the Big Chill Bar and includes a salutory tale for the 14th by Telephone Jim Jesus - be carefull who you give your heart to...

04|02|05
On Sunday (6th February) Simon Manilla is back again at the Big Chill Bar. Be there for 2 hours of quality eclectic music selections starting @ 19.15pm.

29|01|05
Tomorrow (Sunday) sees the first WC&E session of the year. Simon joins Wilf_303 and guest dj Matt for an evening session of electronic delights beside the Dragon bars crackling fire. 7pm onwards...

09|01|05
Looking forward over the next few months expect some live action from Manilla and the release of a new EP; details nearer the time... Also coming up @ the Dragon bar EC1 the Whipped Cream and Envelope night has been confirmed for all of 2005 (!), catch Simon Manilla and chums down there spinning some laid back electronica on the last Sunday of every month. Finally, looking back this time, here're Simon's fave releases of 2004.

02|01|05
Happy New Year! Tonight - Simon Manilla returns to the fabulous Big Chill Bar. Catch him for 2 hours of quality tunage starting @ 9.30 .

26|11|04
Weekend delights: all the usual suspects (including Simon Manilla) play Whipped Cream & Envelope @ the Dragon EC2 on Sunday (28th). WC&E mainstay dj Stayhome's Plug night @ the Foundry on Saturday is a S900 special.

09|11|04
As promised here are the details of the Big Chill Sundae all-dayer @ the Big Chill Bar London E1 on next Sunday (the 14th); Simon Manilla's on between 8 and 10 pm in a line-up which includes A Man called Adam, James French, Jaqcuamor, Barrydark and more. Described as a "mellow all dayer with Sunday roasts, papers, board games and, of course, lots of social wibble" it's a nice venue and entry is free. What more could you ask for? See you there ;-)

26|10|04
A sad, sad day. RIP John Robert Parker Ravenscroft OBE, AKA John Peel. Unique and irreplacable. Thanks for the music John, from both of us.

25|10|04
Couple of DJ dates coming up for Simon Manilla - next weekend Whipped Cream and Envelope time again @ Dragon Bar on Leonard street EC2 on Sunday; it's free and they're open late. Two Sundays after that (14th Nov) Simon's very pleased to have been asked to play a set down at The Big Chill Bar off of Brick Lane. More details nearer the time...

29|09|04
A rare opportunity to catch Simon Manilla playing out in the west side this coming Sat (2nd); don't expect any of yer West London broken beat nonsense though! Keeping it electronic down @ Glitch at the groovy Ginglik under Shepherds Bush Green. Doors 7pm. Bar > midnight. Free entry and happy hour 7pm - 8pm! Full Members Free. Pay As You Go Members £3 + after 8pm. Simon should be on around 9 with the estimable dj Stayhome following up close behind!

23|09|04
Another busy weekend for Simon Manilla. Plug @ The Foundry, this Saturday +WC&E @ Dragon Bar this Sunday.

29|07|04
Orbital's last ever live performance was for the John Peel radio show last night - listen to it here

24|06|04
It's Plug time again down @ the Foundry Saturday - Simon accompanies DJ Stayhome and Wilf303

18|04|04
Simon will be riding the wheels of steel down Old Street way this Saturday @ the Foundry and on Sunday @ the Dragon; both venues from 7 - yeeeeeha!

19|04|04
WC&E DJs back after last month's absence @ the jolly old Dragon EC2, this Sunday (25th); maybe we'll c u there. Also an online sound-art project by Simon is now @ Variablemedia.

22|03|04
The Man Machine. Pure Genius. We were there – were you?

09|02|04
Been in the studio working on some new material – we think you're going to like it ;-).
Expect longer, wider, more satisfying sets from Simon M and Steve Recharge Plugon the 21st.

07|01|04
Haaaaaappy nu year! Looking forward - 2004 should hopefully see the next Manilla release (details soon), pleased to say WC&E @ the Dragon bar has been confirmed for the last Sunday of each month for all of 2004. Looking back - here're our faves of 2003...

04|12|03
Diaries out, simon Dec DJ dates: 13th Plug @ Foundry, 21nd WC&E @ Dragon, can't wait...

21|11|03
Grab yer board and get fakying those moguls in this huckfest! (new Winter site theme / colour scheme uploaded - where's the motor on this thing?)

26|09|03
Sticki double feature: tomorrow (Saturday) Plug @ Foundry, Sunday SOS @ Dragon.

10|08|03
This time (Sunday eve) next week the Manilla boys will be holding the fort alongside stevie Recharge at the Dragon in the absence of WC&E main man Wilf303 - click for the flyer.

29|07|03
NEW MANILLA DEMO!!! It's out there somewhere - or download the three tracks now.

11|06|03 Some remix business in the pipeline; more soon... meantime; c u @ the Dragon this Sunday.

24|05|03
Big, big thanks to everyone who showed up for the gig (pics) - seems a good time was had by all!

22|05|03
As promised... Manilla live: this Saturday (24th) @ Plug#9 @ the Foundry.

15|04|03
Catch both the Manilla boys on the wheels of steel this Sunday (20th) courtesy of Wilf303's Eclectronica @ the Dragon bar in sunny EC1. Coming in May... Manilla live! – more soon.

18|03|03
This Sat (22nd);plug in, turn on, trip out...

06|03|03
Okay diaries out: This Sunday (8th) Eclectronica time. BTW due to a, err, technical hitch our contact form hasn't been working - please replace your handset and try again!

11|02|03
Don't forget Eclectronica at the Dragon this Sunday (16th). Come and say "hi" y dontcha!

15|01|03
Happy New Year! Some things to look forward to this year: New Manilla 'product' in your shops (probably)! Simon joined out there by Manilla's other half Phil some time soon... Meantime catch Simon & chums down Old Street way at the Dragon bar, Leonard Street, EC1 this Sunday (and the third Sunday of every month - guaranteed!) courtesy of wc+e's Eclectronica. Plus another outing in the same neck of the woods as part of a jam packed line up at Stayhome's Plug night next Friday at the Foundry, Great Eastern Street.

02|12|02
Much jollity at Plug on Sunday; ta to Stayhome + congrats to Recharge - a vinyl virgin no more!

21|11|02
NOW HEAR THIS... Sticki in da house - tomorrow, 22nd: Eclectronica@ the Dragon bar, Saturday 30th Plug(#4) at the Foundry, Thursday Dec 12 the Macbeth and Monday Dec 16 back at the Dragon Bar. Thank you for your attention, you may now return to your usual activities.

16|10|02
With the long awaited return from the dead of the boy's studio mixer now in prospect Manilla are planning a demo release before the end of the year... Meanwhile no Eclectronica at the Macbeth this month instead check the Dragon bar on Sunday 27th for your fix - hope u can make it!

12|09|02
Catch 2 whole hours of Simon's sizzling selections streaming from 19:00 (BST) tonight on the fabulous rebuffer.com.

09|07|02
A good time down at the Macbeth last night. The Rebuffer crew of Stayhome (playing a particulary fine set we thought) and George Peppard were on hand to lively up procedings again and Mr Envelope (as I like to call him) was being as Creeeeeeeeeeeamy as ever!

07|08|02
Another episode of the monthly Eclectronica tomorrow down in sunny Hoxton Street. If your in the 'hood' maybe we'll see you there - got a few "crisp biscuits" for ya (no tea though, sorry)...

05|07|02
Slightly sore heads all round after another Eclectronica night at the jolly old Macbeth public house in Hoxton. In honour of the recent visit of the illustrious Señor Coconut to these shores Simon threw down a latin tinged set with a fair few tracks featuring the involvement of the good mr Atom™ himself (Uve Schmidt - the hardest working man in show business???)

27|06|02
Tonight and tomorrow Señor Coconut for FREE. If you're in London you have to go!

07|09|02
Blimey, almost before you have time to recover from last Thursdays exceptionally eclectic Eclectronica a second dose coming at you at Dragon this Monday - we'll see u there!

06|06|02
Thanks to all involved and present at last nights Eclectronica bash at the Macbeth. Simon disrupted proceedings with some 80's-esq electropop shenanigans and pretty much got away with it! Big thanks to Wilf for making it all happen and respec' to Matt.

05|06|02
If you go down to the woods today... well no, actually if you go down to the Macbeth pub in Hoxton tomorrow, you'll see Simon playing an early set as part of the monthly Whipped Cream versus Envelope night. Hopefully some surprises ( big or otherwise, you decide...)

05|03|02
Sounds from the Manilla HiFi: Playlists ; a taste of what you might hear in the event you catch us playing out or, um, playing in. New ones every month or so. Ultimately downloadable mixes – if you ask nicely.

08|01|02
Happy new year!!!
Finally got round to adding some content to the site – surely the start of something big (it's pretty small so far)! This page, a biography /discography and a contact page have been added. Still to come are a downloadable version of our current demo and some other tasty MP3 tidbits.