Go to New Zealand. Just do it, it is possibly the most brilliant, beautiful place I have ever been. The flight is a bit of a monster though...
I'm back - over the jet lag and feeding off the memories of some awesome holiday type activities (swimming with wild dolphins and bungy jumping were highlights) so expect some odd imagery in my songs coming out this year.
"Oh I hate being upside down, like a dolphin trying to drown..."
Anyway, fired up and ready to get on with things now - should have the next single, Myocites, ready to roll out to iTunes in a couple of weeks.
As for now, I wish you all a good day. L.
So the dust has just about settled after 2014's spectacular demise and I am very excited about this year already! Lots and lots to do and I'm looking forward to all of it. I have opted for a few focused resolutions that hopefully I will be seeing the benefit of more and more as the year rolls along.
I hope you all had a good New Year's Eve, whether you were drunker than you've ever been before at a huge party underneath some epic fireworks or just incredibly comfy and cosy at home watching some epic fireworks on the telly. Epic fireworks are really the key thing, it seems. Did you see Dubai's display? Unbelievable...
I enjoyed another party like only the Jolly Sailor in Bursledon know how to throw, this year in Rocky Horror Show trim. Very excellent indeed!
Anyway, here's to a productive, happy, healthy 2015.
OK, I suppose there really is no point in denying that Christmas has crept up so close behind us we can smell it's spiced, alcoholic breath wafting over us. Just one gig left for me before then - The Fox and Hounds on the 24th. Should be very nice for anyone who wants to come!
This year isn't over yet but I'm already spinning with how busy next year is going to be! I have some pretty ambitious plans - watch this space...
Looking forward to NYE at the Jolly Sailor for their Rocky Horror themed fancy dress party! I hope you all know the words to "Sweet Transvestite"...
I hope you all have an excellent Christmas, listen to the Pogues (it's the best Xmas song) drink that magic amount that leaves you merry all night but not sore in the morning, and have a good time with the ones you love.
Merry Crimbo all, and an epic new year.
Is it just me or are the skies dumping all the rain we should have had over the year in this one month? Drive carefully out there ladies and gents. My partner Em has phoned me from the scene of road accidents she has been witness to and helped the victims of (but not been involved in, before anyone asks) three times in the last month. It is starting to get eerie.
I feel like this year has shown me a lot so far, and continues to do so. There have been dramas left right and centre, and it has been a bit of a whirlwind to say the least. What I can say is I have been shown over and over that you must enjoy yourself, do what makes you happy, and take care of the important people in your life.
I can feel Christmas creeping up behind me, but not before my birthday in less than a week! I'm really looking forward to being 25, and to 2015. Bring it on. Bring it all on, and bring some extra just in case.
And so here we are, with a shiny new website up and running. Well done Em for your herculean efforts in setting it up!
Hard to believe we are already drawing close to the end of 2014 (even though the trees seem to only have just realised this, which is fine by me as it has kept our neck of the woods less depressingly bare all autumn). I don't believe in Christmas until the 1st of December, when I really should start looking at thinking about making a start on buying presents for people... Anyway, stop talking about it. It doesn't exist yet. Shush.
I've really enjoyed getting to know my new loop pedal over the last few months, and being able to sing in a bass line (and it actually sound like a sort of bass synth) is something I now don't know how I did without before. That, coupled with some excellent guitar effects from my trusty drum sampler, has helped enrich the live sound a fair bit recently. I think Boss/Roland should sponsor me, I really do.
Plans are shaping up to go on a campervan tour of New Zealand in the new year with Em, and I can't wait! We're getting a bungy jump into a river done as soon as possible so that should set the tone for a good adventure.
This week I have been really enjoying learning covers of Sia's monster hit "Chandelier" and Hozier's "Take Me To Church", and playing the re-release of the fantastic GTA V. First person GTA is the best idea since it went from bird's eye view to 3rd person perspective.
I've also been song writing and have come up with some really promising ideas - most of which you will hear at some point in the near future. For now its time to stop writing, eat a quick dinner and get out to tonight's gig.