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!
Til next time!
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.
OK, byeeeeeeeeee x
I’ve said it before, doing stuff is HARD. Unless that something is making a lo-fi recording about how hard doing stuff is, and then making a wee one-shot music video for it like two weeks later. Because that’s precisely what I’ve done. Here it is.
The hardest part was getting the song from the thing I recorded it on and the video from the thing I recorded IT on onto one other thing that would let me make them into one thing.
Or the hardest thing might be understanding that sentence. Who needs punctuation? What am I saying, I love punctuation. I really, really do.
If you liked the song, feel free to download it from Soundcloud for free! Feel free FOR free.
What up little homies. I’ve updated the ol’ webshite a little, in particular the Videos and Free Stuff sections. Away and take a look with your eyes. You might also have noticed that I’ve given the blog a new title. I decided the old one didn’t really reflect what a good website my website is so I changed it to reflect what a good website my website is.
It’s pretty cool, something I know a lot about. There are links to my music and stuff right up above where your eyes are looking right now, and you can also find me in a digital capacity at:
Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and Instagram and Vine and Faceparty and Youtube and
You can find me in an analogue capacity at various gig venues at various times. Updates on the aforementioned social media link sausages.
Keep in touch! Love you byeeeee
DOING STUFF IS HARD, OK? We all know it. We’ve all had to do a thing and been like “ugh” or “no” or even “whyyyyyy”. I get writers block a lot and the other night I wanted to trick myself into Doing Stuff so I asked Twitter to help me. I figured they might be able to help me dislodge my mind-rocks to write a new song…but then I watched loads of episodes of Daredevil. So I wrote a song about that instead. I seriously can’t figure out if this counts as Doing Stuff but I quickly recorded it anyway. Here it is! Enjoy it, and enjoy Daredevil. That shit’s incredible.
Last Valentine’s Day I played a wee gig for Lady Alba at the Old Hairdressers. I sang some songs and read a poem given to me by a young man in the audience. So, pretty much what I said in the title above. Hope you enjoy the video!
Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Happy Hallowe’en! Happy Martin Luther King Day! Merry Decimal Day! I hope you enjoyed Pancake Day! Happy Valentine’s Day…
…aye, so, I haven’t updated in a while. In fact, since the last time I posted, I’ve:
Been to America
Started a new record
And a bunch of other stuff. But since I mentioned gigs, wouldn’t you know it, you can actually rewatch one of my recent gigs right here on The Internet! I recently played an anti-Valentines show for Lady Alba at the Old Hairdressers. If you want to watch it, just click right flipping here. My set is from about 26:00 to 46:00 if you feel like skipping.
Even if you’ve heard me play all of my songs before, I’d recommend it just for the bit where I read a member of the audience’s love poem to Cat Hepburn. It’s pretty special.
Til next time! (which hopefully won’t take like five months)