I am very pleased to announce my new ep of murder ballads Spirit Box is now open for pre-orders.
It’s a noisy collection of acoustic songs about murder and mayhem.
The first song ‘Butcher Boy’ tells the story of a butcher who practises his craft on customers he doesn’t like.
’Ashes’ is about a man who, having murdered his wife, decides he isn’t happy with the urn full of ashes he got in return. So he uses a ‘spirit box’ ghost hunting device to try to find her again.
’August and Whiteface’ tells the tale of a pair of murderous clowns, and the finale ’And The Voices Sang’ returns to the murderous ghost hunter just as he is giving up hope of ever contacting his wife again
You can pre-order the download, or the CD digipack that has two extra songs ‘Here Love Dies’ and ‘Paper Scissors Stone’.
Or you could just join the Immoral Supporters club which includes all of the digital stuff I’ve released, plus a discount on the CD.
In 2016 I was nominated for a prog award. I was in the ‘limelight’ category for new comers. I didn’t have a chance of winning of course, but I was very, very happy to be nominated.
The Beast of the Air – I have to admit, this is here because I love the song and video. Not sure what it has to do with the rest of the blog post…
By this point I was working with prog-related independent record label Bad Elephant Music and they had released my album Fit the Fourth. So here I was, a signed artist, nominated for an award, heading to the awards ceremony with my label boss. I was the big I am.
My record label boss might have had opinions on my album being late.
There were 43 tables in the venue, and we were on table 43. And then things got worse. The programme claimed I was from Durham.
I’ve never been to Durham. I can only assume the researcher at Prog Mag took a wrong turn on google somewhere. But it was a fun evening nonetheless, as you can hear in this entirely true story (by which I mean largely made up, very silly story) below.
The main serious point in amongst all the lies in that video is this: I was nominated in the same category as an act produced by Paul Draper from Mansun. I loved Mansun when I was younger, especially their album Six which I regard as a modern prog masterpiece. So I was well chuffed at being nominated and regard this as a highlight of my career so far.
Hello you! My latest release ‘Spirit Box’, a ‘concept EP’ about ghost hunting and murder, is out now. Evil Clowns, murderous butchers, failed attempts at ghost hunting, what more could you want from an EP? Here’s a link.