July News

A few things to add from the past few weeks.

First up, I’ll be back at Night People in Manchester on July 19th, this time as support for God Module and ESA. Once again, I have reduced price tickets available for this, and at just £12 they save you a whopping fiver off the on-the-door price.

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Next up, t-shirts are here and they’re looking great.

Screenprinted white on black Gildan softstyle shirts, they’re £10 each (plus £3 UK postage) and are available in S, M, L and XL (2XL ones already sold out I’m afraid).

 

SPECIAL OFFER: Ticket and a t-shirt for £20

Buy your God Module ticket from me, and get a t-shirt for £8, saving £2 off the full price, and collect at the show, saving on postage too.

And an updated 2019 show listing, with Reading and London added too. Excited about the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for the single release imminently, ahead of the album near the end of September. Here’s a very sneaky peek at the almost-finished mix.

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June News

Having emerged from what was an intense as hell, but utterly fantastic weekend, I’m bloody glad that I booked the start of the week off work. Currently back at home decompressing and reflecting over the entire weekend.

God. Where to begin? Chronologically?

Friday, then.

I was booked to support Zanias and Buzz Kull at Manchester’s Night People. I’ve been nervy about this one for weeks, but it all turned out to be unfounded. Both headliners were some of the nicest people I’ve met – even more impressive when you know someone’s on a travelling tour and is probably pretty damn tired. The soundcheck went smoothly (completing over an hour before doors), the early crowd number was pretty decent, and I had some great feedback from all parties. It was probably the best show I’ve performed to date, I’m feeling completely at ease up there on stage, and I’m absolutely gagging to do it again soon.

 

Saturday, Manchester indie record label Analogue Trash were celebrating their tenth birthday, and oh, did we celebrate. Some of us a little too enthusiastically *cough*

Every band absolutely killed it, amazing bunch of talented people, and for the second night in a row I got to parade the stage, this time doing guest vocals on a track for St Lucifer.

Photo credits for the Def Neon and St Lucifer shots to Mark Lawrence, and to David Fox for the Still Forever ones.

After a Sunday of recovery, Monday was time for the big Foundations Festival reveal. We’ve put a tonne of work into this over the past months, and I genuinely think that the lineup we’ve crafted is absolutely fantastic. I won’t be playing, but I do have a video installation piece in the works for exhibition on the Saturday.

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To top that off, we’ve also announced a Foundations ‘Preview’ event, in Bristol, a month ahead of the main event. I’ll be playing a set at this, alongside Foundations live acts St Lucifer and Caffeine Kill, with special guests Fourth Engine.

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And to top off the weekend, I’ve been asked to play at event in Manchester on July 4th. It’s a book launch at The Castle. Full event listing here.

So, I think that wraps it up for now. Hope to see you at an event very soon.

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Playlists

 

I’ve been trying to keep on top of new releases a bit this year, more so than usual, although I’ve fallen behind a bit over the past month, so I have some catching up to do.

Spotify is easy enough to keep track of, but increasingly, bands are using other platforms, so I need to organise my bandcamp/soundcloud/other finds into some sort of list.

For now, here’s the Spotify list I’ve been keeping more or less up to date.

 

While we’re here, this collaborative playlist, started by Nature of Wires‘ Gary Watts, has some pretty great tunes in it.

 

And this was one I made in lieu of an “influences” list, a while back.

New Year, New Ideas, New Album

Four days into 2018 and already a lot has started happening. The upshot of which is the album I’ve been pretty idly working on for a few months now needs to be completed relatively sharpish, so that’s become my major priority for now. Alongside the small matter of actually learning to perform all this noise in the very near future. Which is exciting, but also fairly terrifying.

Anyway.

Here’s a couple of small snippets from a few of the tracks in progress that will [probably] make it onto the release. Excuse the shoddy sound quality, quick n’ dirty recordings from my phone next to a monitor.

 

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One of several current works in progress.

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General Update

It’s been a bit since I posted anything on here, and I’m off work sick today, so this is pretty much just a couple of things I’m working on with a view to a slightly more formal release sometime. This first one is called We Lie, and is pretty much ready to go. Mixed and mastered by Steve Whitfield, who does magical things with my vocals. Instagram teaser, but you can, if so inclined, hear the entire track on Mark Corrin’s radio show from July 3rd here.