I’ve been working on this for a while and I’m super-excited to share it with you all! Last year I started making a wee game on Scratch which would double as a music video for my song ‘Rapture’. Then a month or so ago, my good friend Gus stepped in to port the game to Unity. And now we have a finished game!
Go check it out at https://shamblesmiller.itch.io/rapture and let me know what you think. If you like it and feel like helping out an idiot musician who just quit his day job to go study software development, why not buy some of my music? You can do so at http://shamblesmiller.bandcamp.com for any price you like. And if you can’t afford to pay for it, just download it for free ^__^
Hello! It’s been a good wee while since I last posted here. I’d love to say that’s because I’ve been busy writing, but I haven’t. To be honest, I’ve not been writing very consistently over the last wee while, and this past month I decided to do something about it. If you follow me on Twitter then you probably already know what it is, but I’ll explain for those who don’t (or for those of you who still follow me but muted me for talking about American Football and WWE all the time).
I’m currently doing a wee writing challenge I set for myself called Novembars. The aim is to write a short rap every day in November. You’d be correct in pointing out that I am not a rapper, but that’s kind of the point. I wanted to try to jump-start my brain by writing in a different way than I’m used to. Most of my raps are pretty dumb, but I’m really enjoying writing and recording them, which I guess is the most important thing.
I mostly record them on an iPad with an app called RapChat. The app provides you with a bunch of short beats to rap over (mostly between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long) and uploads to their site as well as Soundcloud. Subjects I’ve covered so far include: pizza, wrestling, hangovers, fantasy football, Skyrim, and there’s even a couple of freestyles in there for good measure.
I have just under a week left, so I hope you’ll join me on the rest of this wee challenge and check out what I’ve done so far. I’ll post the playlist below so you can have a listen. I hope to get back to writing a new record soon and in the meantime, all of my music is free to download. Get you some.
Hey! In case you haven’t noticed me talking about it on Twitter or Facebook, I’ve made all of my music free for a wee while. So if you fancy downloading my whole back catalogue, including my recent(ish) EP Doing Stuff is Hard, then fill yer boots! Also, I’ll be announcing some new shows soon, and in the meantime you can catch me at Munros on Tuesday nights, hosting the open mic. Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!
Hey! I’m playing a show at the 13th Note on the 15th of April and instead of selling tickets, I feel like swapping them for, well, anything really. I’m feeling whimsical.
So if you’d like to come to my gig, you can have a ticket in exchange for just about anything.
– A book you don’t want any more
– A really cool pen
– Unwanted t-shirts
– A toy dinosaur
– A poem (if you wrote it)
– A packet of batteries
– A can of beer
– A goldfish
– Money (if you really want to)
– A right good story (as long as I can tell it to people)
– Whatever’s in your desk drawer
These are just suggestions of course. It’s up to you!
So if you want a ticket just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you’d like to swap for a ticket. Then I’ll e-mail you back and let you know if you got one of the tickets (there’s only about 12 available). If it’s a digital thing (like a poem for example) then the ticket will be on the door for you. If it’s a physical object (like an old skateboard) then I’ll either meet you before the show or on the door to MAKE DAT TRADE.
Nae unsavoury material
Nae CDs (tapes are OK)
Look forward to hearing from you! Send me your junk!
P.S. I realise this sounds like how a Zooey Deschanel character would sell tickets but I DGAF soooooooooo xxx
Eagle-eyed bird-people might already know what my new EP is going to be called, but only someone who is half-eagle, half-Sherlock Holmes would surmise what the artwork would look like for this new release. So for eagle people and regular humans alike, here’s the cover of my new EP, out on the 19th of July.
As you can see it’s called Doing Stuff is Hard and it’ll be available to download from Bandcamp from the 19th of July, the same day as the Glasgow launch party at the Hug and Pint. I feel like it’s an appropriate title since it’s the first proper thing I’ve released in over two years. It’s also the first time I’ve released something that doesn’t feature some sweet, sweet Neil Slorance artwork! Well…sort of. Here’s the back cover.
Ach I just couldn’t help myself. Oh and there’s a wee tracklist as well, so you can get an idea of what to expect. It’s still mostly an acoustic EP but there’s some wee surprises from Jamie Sturt and Ryan Joseph Burns in there (some of which you might have already heard on Neil’s Song). In addition to making it available on Bandcamp, I’ll be doing a limited run of 50 physical copies, so get yersel down the launch to grab one! Or if you live in/near one of the cities where me and Chrissy Barnacle are stopping off on our tour, you might manage to grab a cheeky copy ahead of the official release date, so check out our tour dates and come see us play in a venue near you!
That’s all for now, I really hope you can make it to one of our shows and if you live in Glasgow, come on down to the launch. It’d be really great if you could come validate my life choices, and I’ll love you for it.