Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Ringing the (well, a few) changes

Apologies for the long absence from this blog. I've been working through some problems, both medical and personal, which have proved to be not only a bit of a drag but also things that keep me from keeping you updated. So, again, sorry.

And sincere thanks to the people who have asked after me and kept me from losing it completely these past couple of days.

I've recently moved out of London and am staying with friends - maybe for good, I'm not sure right now. After a bad week, I've retreated to the music room with my cello and I'm writing voraciously so by the time I next get onstage, I'll have enough new material to be able to play a set of new songs by myself, which will be liberating and refreshing, I feel.

There are currently two live dates booked, keep checking the MySpace page for more updates.

As far as my debut single is concerned, I am told that it's going to be released on the 20th of June, I'll post any info as and when I get it.

Anyway, that's about it for now.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Caving in

I'm afraid I've gone and done it.

Yes, against my better judgement and resistance I've joined that bloody online community that's apparently obsessed with somebody called Justin Beiber and (the far more attention-worthy) Stephen Fry.

The site seems OK at first glance, it's a good way of keeping up with last minute show updates, cancellations and interesting band rumours. It's apparently also a good way of dispelling myths and erroneous newspaper articles, though I haven't had any run-in's with the paparazzi yet (give me time, I'll get there soon).

If you click on this link you'll be redirected to my Twitter (even the name is embarrassing) profile, where you can "follow" me and keep up to date with my movements. I won't be posting every other five minutes like some bands and artists insist on doing, because I'm respectful of the fact that you, like most other sane people, don't actually care what I'm doing, where I am or where I've recently been. This blog will still be the place to see what I'm up to, get the latest information and to hear any interesting music I've been listening to recently. Speaking of which:

Bill Callahan is a genius.

Anyway: I'm now officially one of them (gooble gobble) and I look forward to seeing you on Twitter. Even though I'm just using it as an excuse to keep tabs on Billy Corgan - I'll track him down sooner or later.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

David Byrne interviews himself

New movements

My friend Daniel Lea and I are going into the studio next week to have a muck about with some ideas to make some new noises.

We hope to make a record!

We hope to get on stage and perform the songs we'll have recorded that comprise our record!

Good, I think. Listen out for that; I'll post any demos as and when they're completed.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Clearing stuff up about stuff. Debut single!

I realise I've been a bit vague about what I'm up to with regards to all this mucking around with the north and the Charlatans and everything, so let me be clear.

I'm releasing a single on Tim Burgess and Nik Colk's label, O Genesis. The single will be a double A side, "Jesus Christ/Worry Wart", available on 7" and as a download.

You can pre-order your copy from HMV now by clicking here. The single is on general release from the 20th June. Fun!

Here's the cover art.

Sunday, 1 May 2011