N.E.W - (Steve Noble, John Edwards, Alex Ward).
Noble, Edwards and Ward play together. Simple statement, but playing is a serious business. The great cultural historian Johan Huizinga even suggested re-naming our species homo ludens: man-the-player describes the human (sapiens, wisdom, certainly don’t). Play incorporates language, ritual, myth, laughter. Play is at the heart of the interaction of these great players. From the opening riff, with Ward’s scattergun guitar fizzing around Noble’s detonations, the game is on.