The new Sugardrum EP, due out on Nov 11th 2013 is now available on Soundcloud for you to preview...
Ooh, what a lovely festival Tribal Earth was last weekend. Big thanks to Georgina for the photos she took of me at my gig on the Castle stage...
My EP, Where Once Were Roads is now available to buy on Limited edition CD from the Banquet Records store in Kingston. Just pop in and buy a copy: 52 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EE
Just added a couple of photos to the photos page. Thanks to Shaun for the one from my gig at Bristol Folk Tales last week. It was a fun gig - I ended up playing unplugged in the car park as the venue had been double booked for the first half of the evening. The setting next to the harbour was rather lovely with the sun going down behind me as I played.
I love the BBC, bless them they've only gone and played one of my tunes on their lovely network again, yay! This time it's Tom Robinson's mixtape show. In the early hours of this morning he played Dancers in a Painting - a song from last year's EP "Where Once Were Roads" about a painting that comes alive with moving images of all the things and people you love and care for most dancing around inside.
A quick radio news update for you all...
Here's the listen again link for the recent BBC Introducing show which featured my song Choccy Rolls. The show will be available for the rest of the week so if you missed the show take a listen while you still can.
My song Choccy Rolls is going to be played on the Southern Region of BBC Radio, on their BBC Introducing show.
There are numerous ways in which you can listen to the show...
There was a news program on the radio today about the problems with teenage kids drinking too much alcohol, specifically a certain very high strength alcoholic drink sold in glass bottles. The presenter of the program pointed out to a spokesperson from this drinks company how the glass bottles were being used by these drunken teenagers in fights. They asked them if they had considered making the bottles out of plastic to which the spokesman replied they had and the cost difference had been negligible but the problem was the environmental people had an issue with the change from glass to plastic.
I've been posting a series of How-To photos on my Twitter stream showing the behind the scenes making of the video for my song Bubble Clouds. Now all the photos have been posted I thought I'd make a little summary of them for you.
On Feb 1st I'm re-releasing my EP, Where Once Were Roads. I released the CD version last May, after finishing the mixing of the recordings myself then paying to have the tracks professionally mastered and the CDs printed.
Happy New Year! There are lots of exciting goings on in the world of Sugardrum. The recording of the new album is progressing rather nicely and I've just finished a new video for my cover of New York New York. I hope you like it.
It's been a bit of a busy year. This time last year I was about to start recording an album which I hoped to have ready by the summer/autumn of 2012. Then, my family suffered a bit of a crisis which meant I had to put the album and most of my life on hold for a few months. I won't go into details as this isn't really the place but it's been pretty manic and stressful.
Whilst rummaging around in the loft I noticed an old video game system from the eighties called the Scrollatron Video Game System. It wasn't a very popular game system so not many of them sold, but I thought it would be ideal to use for the video for my song, Bubbleclouds.
Here's a video of part of my set from Tribal Earth Festival in August this year. The video features the ending of my cover of There is a Light by The Smiths and Under the Stairs, followed by Postcard and Motorway Song. Thanks to Mike for making the video.
Thought I'd share a nicely inspirational speech by the British author Neil Gaiman. I love how honest and simple his advice is.