Irascible Bots and Chord charts

I had a fun weekend.

On Saturday I filmed a little ‘How to’ video and did some chord charts for Wizards of this Town. So if you enjoyed that song and play acoustic guitar, you can join in too. I’ll post it below.

On Sunday I created a bot. It’s not a very sophisticated bot yet, but already it is developing a personality. It isn’t happy that I’m making it tell people about my music.

I call it the Slatter bot. It works over facebook messenger. Here’s the welcome message you receive from it if you sign up:

As you can see, it is an irascible bot. But, it also shares my music with you. So if you want to hear messages about my music delivered with disdain, you could sign up by clicking here.

It is limited, but there have already been some hilarious exchanges between it and some real people. I’ll use it share messages about my music until it breaks its programming and rebels.

Anyway, we’re building up to the release of Demon. It shouldn’t be long before I actually get my hands on the physical discs. This is very exciting!

Anyway, here’s a video about how to play Wizards of this Town:

And here is a link to a pdf with chords and guitar tab.

If you want to hear the studio version of the album, click the ‘sign up’ button at the top of the website, or just subscribe to that bot.

 

 

Pre-order the Demon

My sixth album, Demon, can now be pre-ordered from bandcamp. The demon is about to be unleashed. Run away! Run away!

Or maybe, go have a listen to the studio version of Wizards of this Town that’s now up on the bandcamp page as the first single from the album.

Wizards is a song that has been in my live set for a couple of years, first as an acoustic song and then with the Tom Slatter Band. It’s a song about drunkard wizards trying to fix their town through magic. But it is also a personal song. It’s about how I felt when I changed career from teaching – a job that was deeply destructive to my mental health – to the world of charity, and the place I moved to at the same time. It’s about the joy of having people request my songs, about singalong choruses and family and also, yes, about urban magic and drunk inner-city dryads.

Demon has lyrics about wizards and demons and serial killers. But it is also about family and history and my actual real life. I can’t wait for you to hear it, and you nearly can. Just the small matter of finishing up CD printing. Nearly there!

Here’s the pre-order link.