It’s been a pretty busy week or two with updates and news. It’s amazing what a little self-promotion can achieve.
I was incredibly honoured to be included in the 30 track shortlist of ‘freshest on the net’ which is run by Fresh on the net, with many other great new and original independent songwriters in the UK at the moment. In fact, I was astounded by the quality.
My picks and recommendations from the list are The Little Philistines, Harts, Do You Feel What I Feel Deer?, Audio Pornography, Laurence Made Me Cry, The Humanitarians, Mutado Pintado, Jungle Doctors, Centrefolds and Holly and the Wolf.
I am again pleased to announce that I’ve recently been reviewed by the very reputable website ‘The Sound Of Confusion‘. This website has done so much for new and inventive music over the last couple of years so I’m very happy that they have said some kinds words and featured me on their website.
Here’s a small quote from the review.
‘What’s also interesting about this project is that genres don’t seem to exist. Music is music, whatever shape and size it comes in.’
This line pleases me a lot because this is what I (sort of) set out to do. I’ve always been indecisive when it comes to the type of music I have wanted to create. Electronica, Pop, Post-Rock, Avant-garde, folk, alternative, Indie etc, etc The fact is, I just want to create music and I don’t particularly want genre’s and my varied list of influences to get in the way of that. My stuff might sound like a complete mish-mash of ideas and even slightly directionless to some people, but hey, I don’t mind! This is after all an outlet for my restless and overactive imagination.
To answer the question about my name and what other names were on the shortlist. I admit that it was more of a Longlist than a shortlist, and all the names were as silly and as pretentious as you imagined they were. e.g. Minarets, Azeotrope, Long Shore-Drifter, Glenn Pepper and the Housing Benefit Assessment Team – Yes, that one is possibly the silliest of the lot. Luckily I hadn’t bought all of the domain names.
Anyway, You can read the full review here
I’m pleased to announce that Dots & Dashes have reviewed ‘Erebus and Terror’. You can read the review here. Finally I can replace some of the fake quotes I’ve been shamelessly using to promote my wares.
“The title track proves a gutsy maelstrom of xylophones, robotic samples, and riveting live drums. Fruit well worth picking”
Thanks to all who have downloaded and said nice things about the album so far. Especially Johnny Five at Resonance FM and all at Croydon Radio who have been playing my tracks.