The CDs of my new album arrived in the post this week. The album is called Postcards and has been nearly 4 years in the making. During that time various things in my life meant I had to put the album on hold for a bit. Recording and releasing an album entirely yourself takes a lot of work, epseically when you're doing all the recording, mixing and designing of the artwork yourself and I just didn't have the time to finish it to a level I felt the songs deserved.
Instead, I released an EP in December 2013 called the 3 Penny Postcard EP which featured some of the songs destined for the album that I had finished, a Forgotten remixed EP featuring 4 remixes I'd made of my song Forgotten in July 2015 and an EP of Christmas Covers. I also carried on gigging and working on the other recordings when I had time.
The meaning of some of the songs have evolved during that time resulting in a more fuller and honest album than if I had finished it 3 years ago as originally planned.
The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc and from the Sugardrum online shop from 25th March. You can buy the CD version which comes in a full colour digisleeve packaging complete with lyrics booklet via the Sugardrum shop from that date, or come to the launch gig on 12th March at the Gallery Cafe where I'll have copies for sale.
I'm also in the middle of writing a book of short stories, each one about a song from the album which will be available as a limited edition book. More on that nearer the release date.