The new single off my album is called Don't Be Lost At Sea. I wrote this song when I was ill in bed a couple of years ago with a whole load of things to sort out in my life and no idea where to start - or how to do it. Musically I had written so many songs in the years before that got a good response but that I couldn't really go anywhere with. I had pursued a different career which I was trying to move on from but I didn't really understand how to do it. I was struggling to define myself as an…Read more
Don't you love summer? The sun's out, the birds are singing, people sunbathing, vacation time with family or a new flame, beaches, music festivals... oh, I nearly forgot. Well I still love summer, just not quite so much this summer.
But I'm making up for it by bringing you my new album Tin Can World. It's taken me a bit longer than I expected to get this far, but just like a casserole, the longer it spends in the oven, the more worthwhile the end product. Here's hoping.
My new single is almost…Read more
I'm super excited to announce the new single from my album Tin Can World, called Pieces of Zurich. I was going to go for something upbeat and energetic this time around but given the situation we find ourselves in, I chose a song that's a little bit more mellow and that brings to mind fond memories from the past.
Have you ever been to Zurich? It's an old city located in the Swiss Alps right beside a beautiful lake that bears the same name. Of course, you knew that. But did you know that a lot of very…Read more
First off, thanks to everyone for sharing my new video/song Sound of the Road. The single will be released across all digital platforms this Friday.
After that it's full speed ahead towards releasing more singles and then my album, then a media campaign, new merchandise, a launch gig and tour...
Wait a minute - that last bit might be a bit tricky, but I'm planning a workaround with live music coming from my stadium/apartment real soon. Just got to get those performance chops up a little bit…Read more
"It's just me and the sound of the road"
I'll bet that's a sound you've been missing lately...
Well, I'm excited to announce that this Friday I'll be releasing a lyric video of a song I wrote with that exact title. Stylistically it's a combination of lyrical rock - think epic Bruce Springsteen odes to ordinary working people driving lost highways searching for purpose and a way forward - and modern production effects, with some harmonies thrown in. I think it's a theme that we can all relate to right now…Read more
Well, who would have imagined all this happening barely six weeks ago? Not me, since at the time I was preparing a release schedule for my new album Tin Can World, thinking about where I wanted to perform live and which festivals I’d be attending, as well as the videos I’d be shooting outdoors, with cast and crew, to promote it. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans…
Obviously I’m not alone. There’s not a person alive who hasn’t been affected by it. Isn’t it strange how it takes something…Read more
Set on an island oasis in the Danube, boasting 90,000 daily revellers and music-lovers from across the globe and with its own currency and passport even, I was seriously looking forward to this festival, until I realised (belatedly) that the biggest headliners were, er, Kasabian. Is this seriously the best they could do (and the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, while much better musically, hardly tipped the scales) or are times that hard in Hungary? Mind you, with Victor Orban in power, maybe that's true.…Read more
Scandinavian pop is known for its melancholic subtext, although not necessarily sound. And so it was fitting that the biggest - and best - performance at this year's Oya Festival, held in a surprisingly compact park space with hills conveniently doubling as spectator stands, would be the Queen of pop noir, Lana del Rey. While she brought summertime sadness to the land of long winters it was sweetened by the Hollywood glamour packaging, including film clips mimicing that decade of cultural doom, the…Read more
Glastonbury, Coachella, Benicassim - what do they have in common? Well they're festival landmarks for a start, rites of passage for festival-goers, both young and virgin (and sometimes both, but never fear, if you choose the camping option and wander into the wrong tent in a drug-induced haze, you may lose both your virginity AND your youth). And as such they're mass marketed via the kind of headline acts that you may have to pay for six months in advance in your home town, all playing on the…Read more