It’s been the standard way-too-long since I updated here, but I just realised that I should put up a post about this, my new EP! It’s called Lost Stories and you can listen/download it from bandcamp, or get it on itunes.
The four songs were written over January and February and recorded on my new portable recorder (which I was able to buy thanks to my Patrons!)
The lyrics and chords are up on this here website, and below is a playlist of the songs performed live at the George Tavern.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy the EP.
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Tagged acoustic, alternative, artist, blue skies, ep, folk, guitar, independent, indie, indie folk, lost stories, music, release
For reasons outlined in the video below, I’ve put together a collection of my covers. It’s free to download so if you don’t have the songs, please do! It would also be wonderful if you could think of one friend who would like my music and send them a message letting them know about it, including the link – http://tinyurl.com/blueskiescovers – so they can get started.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You’re ace.
Here’s the video:
And here’s the track list for the album:
1. Hard to Explain (The Strokes)
2. The Gardner (The Tallest Man On Earth)
3. First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
4. The Wrote and The Writ (Johnny Flynn)
5. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes)
6. Landsend (Patrick Wolf)
7. If You See Her, Say Hello (Bob Dylan)
8. Lose Your Soul (Dead Man’s Bones)
9. Once More With Feeling (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)
10. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
11. These Days (Jackson Browne/Tallest Man)
12. Falling in Love With Your Best Friend (Paul Baribeau)
13. Wolf at the Door w/ Jay (Radiohead)
14. The Biggest Lie (Elliott Smith)
Four months ago I told my friend PJ that he should write some songs because he’d be good at it, then two weeks ago he sent me a load of songs.
Those songs have been put together and now form PJ’s debut album Stories from Somewhere, which I’m selling for him on Scratch That Records. It’s all very exciting!
It’s full of cool crazy stories and little glimpses inside PJ’s head, which you’ll be familiar with if you’ve watched his videos.
So get on over to scratchthatrecords.com! There’s even a bloody DEAL where you can get it with my latest album and save some pounds. You can also download from bandcamp or itunes if you’re into that, and you can listen to the whole thing below.
Even though I have a sneaking suspicion that Spotify might be a harbinger of the apocalypse (of the independent slice of the music industry) I have put a couple of my old albums on there. I felt it wrong to judge without having actually used it (as an artist).
So if you have it, you can now listen to The Blackout Sessions and Blue Skies on there! I may do a proper post talking about Spotify and streaming services in general in the future, but I will probably wait to see how this goes first.
In other news: I uploaded this.
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Tagged amazon, apocalypse, band, cloud, downloads, independent, itunes, musician, songwriter, spotify, streaming
That’s pretty much all of my news!
Here, listen! Press play!
I’m well excited to hear what people think because I really like this one. You can get the CD from Scratch That Records or download it from itunes or bandcamp.
For people who don’t have the old albums, I’ve put up a deal on the back catalogue at STR so you can get them all (either CDs or downloads) for cheaper than buying them separately.
Thanks so much to everyone that has bought it already through the pre-order, or anything I’ve released in the past. I don’t say it much because it’s such a horrible cliché, but I genuinely wouldn’t still be putting music out if you guys weren’t supporting me. I’m so rubbish at selling myself, I tend to just put albums out there and hope people buy them while I write the next one! Most bands are like ‘Sell sell sell! Promote promote promote!’ for six months after each release, but I just can’t do it. I rely on you guys to help spread the word, and I rely on people buying albums because they like the music and want to help support the musician, rather than because they were told to a million times and finally caved!
Anyway, I’m gonna wrap this up before it turns into an Oscar speech; I hope you like the album. I’d like to thank my parents, the director, the producers, John, Conor, Elliott… Oh shit.
p.s. Thought I might attempt a blog.tv show tonight to celebrate. Keep an eye on twitter!
I have a new album coming out on the 30th! It’s called Winter and here is a song from it:
And here is a description of the artwork concept:
Click here to pre-order!
Of course it’ll also be on itunes and bandcamp to download from 30/5.
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Tagged acoustic, art, artwork, blue skies, fi, folk, independent, indie, lo, lofi, music, unsigned, winter
My new (self titled) album is now out everywhere!
You can go listen to it on my music page for free.
You can buy the physical CD (with lots of extras!) at my store.
Or download it from itunes or bandcamp.
I hope you like it!