Influences: Benjamin Clementine, Paul Draper, Jacques Brel, Scott Walker, St Vincent, Dagmar Krause, Kishi Bashi, Eels, Isaac Hayes, Sigur Ros, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, Guy Fox, The Small Faces, Neil Young, Goldfrapp, Brian Eno, Lalo Schifrin, James Blake, The Beach Boys, Serge Gainsbourg, Pulp, Son Little, Elliott Smith, Bjork, The Beatles, Grandaddy, Beck, David Bowie, Radiohead, Postal Service, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Daft Punk, Beta Band, Portishead, 60s Soul, Funk, Blues, Psychedelia, Tropicalia.
I can't believe this is my eighth FAWM!
Since last year, I released my debut album, which you can listen and download(free) at the Bandcamp link below, so it would be cool to get some songs written for the follow up.
Myself and my partner bought our first house this year, so I now have a dedicated room for recording. This means that I no longer have to annoy her by leaving recording detritus strewn across the front room! Woop!
The always fascinating equipment and programs list:
AXL acoustic guitar
Danelectro Wild Thing
Boss CE-1 Chorus Pedal
Red Witch Violetta Delay Pedal
Electro Harmonix Mel 9
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal
Boss RC-300 Loop Station
Violin(even though I can't play it)
Hydrogen Drum Sequencer
Various bits of percussion
My human voice
Check out other erstwhile Medway-based Fawmers:
|#1||Key in the Door||
|#2||A Mobster's Lament||
|#3||If There Is Something That You Want To Do||
|#4||Home By Christmas||
|#6||I Want Nothing To Do With You||
|#8||You Won't Listen to Me||
|#9||The Races Run Before||
|#10||The Vengeful Sun||
|#12||Dance Like They're Dying @balancelost||
|#13||You Stole The Fire||
|#14||Inspiration (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Post the Song!)||
Thank you so much for all your great comments on my songs. It means a lot to me.
Thanks for your feedback on "Again". Yes, you are right, the riff has a ring of ... Trail Of Dead, and since they are one of my favorite bands I take that as a huge compliment. I didn't know that they use that specific tuning, but it makes sense, Mistakes and Regrets is much easier to play that way. Thank you,
Thanks so much for the multi listens! Some great thoughtful comments and very much appreciated - I'm coming back to go through your album soon!
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
That’s a lot of listening to do! Thanks! And congrats to you for completing the challenge as well.
Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to and comment on 4 songs. Really appreciate the feedback.
Teehee, thanks for your comment! Very encouraging- I struggle with my confidence with my songs so it's sooo lovely to get some positive thoughts. I would so love to get another one done *fingers crossed*
thank you...plaintive is a great word and it perfectly describes how I was feeling
i have never had the word "jauntiness" used on my stuff before, and I do believe i like it very much.
i'm glad the melody works out, seems I did an ok job there based on comments like yours.
Thank you for your comment on "Like The Night's Claws On The Face Of Creation"! I actually really enjoyed trying something totally different this time, so who knows, maybe I'll make something synth-based again 😀
Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments on my song 'look to the light (of the road' . . It really means a lot !
Hey sailing magpie! Thanks for the kind comment on 'Stay', much appreciated. And thanks for the tip off on Guy Fox am listening now and absolutely love it! Keep FAWMing I wanna hear more from you!!
Thanks a ton for the kind words!
Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Catching up on my FAWM listening now.
Oh heeeell yeah!
There is still plenty of time to complete your goals, especially since you're ahead of the game now (do I detect a FAWM-holiday Friday?). For our collab we could go down the synthwave route? It is a favourite of mine.
Thanks, looking forward to hearing your stuff too!
Have an awesome FAWM!
Hey, great to see you back too. I'm polishing my ears in anticipation.
Hello and thank-you! Ooh and Benjamin Clementine, fell in love with him last year. Hope you have a great fawm, looking forward to hearing your tunes again 😀
I'm really excited to hear what sonic goodness you create this year dude! I also expect a classic murder ballad, the more brutal and tragic the better!
Welcome back!!! Looking forward to your stuff. And congrats on the new house.
congrats on buying a house...a huge step but one of the most sensible things a grown up can do...hope your enjoying it and most of all the new recording studio set-up...
I am looking forward to hearing what you are up to...
good luck and have fun...xxc
Aww, thanks ever so much. Here's hoping the ideas start flowing 😉
Welcome back. ANd have an amazing FAWM!
Hey, thank you! Welcome back on board : ) I hope your FAWM bears many fruits : )
Hello, hello! Thanks, and I hope you have a great time. Wishing you all the very best!
Hellooooo! Yeah I have no idea what I'm doing this year, we'll see what happens.
Same to you! Congrats on your new recording room!
Hey my fellow denizen of Kent, thanks for popping round. I'm sure to be checking your tunes out.
Hey hey hey, you betcha! You’re all in for 2018 too right?
Hey there! Happy FAWM 2018!!!
Thanks, it makes me feel popular. Should we collaborate this year?
Oh yea... I remember that Murder Ballad! So good - Thanks for posting it again. Looking forward to 2018. 😀