As my music is very visual, the artwork was just as important as the audio. I chose to use images I’d taken whilst travelling around Scotland for the EP artwork, somewhere which can look very baron and harsh, a landscape that could easily be another planet, paired with a reference to The Prisoner (70s TV show). I have also took on the task of expanding the visual side live, by working with some visual artists who shared my vision and helped me realise it in a live context.
On Sunday I played at Simple Things Festival.
I opened the Thekla stage – upstairs. I was anticipating playing to a slightly thin crowd at 3 pm, but by my second song the room was bustling with people and a really nice atmosphere.
I played a brand new set for this gig as I thought it was a good occasion to air a new tune. which is unnamed at the moment, but sounded great live and is going to progress on to be my next single. I played this new set warily – but appeared to go down really well, so much so I’ll probably keep some of the changes for my next gig – at No.51, Stokes Croft – June 4th.
It was such a good afternoon which turned into an even more brilliant night with acts such as Cloud Boat, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Squarepusher and so on.
Three Trapped Tigers
Face + Heel.
Great event , looking forward to the next one already! Thanks Simple Things.
Tomorrows the day when i release my first bit of music officially. My first ‘record’ which will be released tomorrow into the public for your audio experiences, criticism, enjoyism, or if your on facebook likeism.
The last six months have been an interesting journey for me. This is something i’ve never done, released my own record. Its been an experience where I can honestly say I have learnt a lot and slept a little.
Now that tomorrow has finally arrived Im actually a bit apprehensive about letting go of this project and sending it out into the big bad world, where people probably wont be as kind to the songs as I have been. This is actually going to be as challenging as the rest of the processes, letting go of this project and finally allowing it to be ‘finished’. Im excited to say the least, but dont expect i’ll be sleeping at all tonight.
Come down tomorrow and see me with all my nervous excitement at The Croft in Bristol. Im sharing the stage with two wonderful bands, Nova Robotics and That Hidden Promise. The Croft will open its doors at 7.30, and the EP Launch Party will be in the front room. The Party will mark the release of my Debut EP which will be available on Itunes, Spotify and Amazon. I have also arranged to get a limited number of hard copies pressed which I will be selling after my set too.
A huge thanks to James Nathaniel Southall who has been the visual designer for this project. He has worked alongside me through moments of uncertainty, visual illusions, getting square eyes, migraines, and other general screen based issues to get the perfect EP cover, branding, web banners, visuals, and so on and so forth. If you like the look of his slick work there’s a link to his website here.
Finally with no more adue i’d like to present my EP cover.