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Time To Ascend

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

After far too many weeks, months and even years I am thrilled, nervous and excited to be able to bring you the first song from my new album.

Perhaps more than any of my previous records, this album is a labour of love,  carried out stubbornly in chilly churches and farm buildings and written hunched over the same piano that I used to write my first melodies as a child more than twenty five years ago.

Much of the content of the album is deeply personal – written as it was in the months following the sudden death of my father in 2012 – but as always I can’t resist pushing it out towards the splinter of light in the doorway and letting it communicate with the world.

This song is called Time To Ascend and is the sound of the return of hope and optimism after a period of scrabbling around in the darkness.

You can read Clash Magazine‘s premiere of the track (they reckon it is “joyous…incredibly emotive”) by clicking here, or simply press play below to hear what I have been up to all this time. I hope you like it. The album is called Youth.

Free Download : Micachu Remix

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Many of you will be familiar with Mica Levi aka Micachu’s score for the Jonathan Glazer/Scarlett Johansson movie Under The Skin. Well, seven years ago – two years before her first album came out – Mica did a remix of my original 7-inch demo of Seciov which never ended up being released for one reason or another.

I re-discovered it last week in a pile of old hard drives and thought I would make it available to download as a kind of Christmas bribe to you to hold on a bit longer for the new album. It’s a fascinating document of the kind of restless sonic experimentation that Micachu was up to early in her career – not for the faint-hearted!

Watch : Headlock

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Video Premiere: Headlock

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Now here’s a burning question.

What would a Mr Fogg show sound and look like if I was able to clone myself multiple times?  I’m sure it’s a question that has kept us all awake at night.  Well, the answer is contained in the new video for Headlock, premiering now on Clash Magazine.

The video is self-directed with both audio and video recorded live five times in parallel.  Click here to watch.

Now you have seen the scale of the challenge, see me continue to attempt to do the job of five people on March 12th at London Water Rats.

Listen : Headlock

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Following Friday’s exclusive, you can now listen to Headlock via the relative free-for-all of Soundcloud. Just click the play button up there ^^^^^

New Single : Headlock

Friday, February 1st, 2013

If you haven’t guessed it already from the title of this post, I’m pleased to announce my first release of 2013 – a new edit of Headlock, released on March 11th.

The track has just premiered on The 405, so why not hop over there and have a listen? Click here to access the stream.

 

Vice Exclusive – Tightrope Music Video

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

 

I’ve just released a new video for Tightrope exclusively on Vice Magazine‘s music channel.

Click here to have a look-see!