So today, I’ve made five, yes FIVE, tracks from WAVES available via Bandcamp
Here they are… Drum roll please…
First we have a track I’ve been particularly looking forward to releasing – The Apocalypse Will Eat Itself.
Based on the ever developing contradictions and paradoxes of modern society, TAWEI is one for fans of arpeggios, orchestral rock, time signatures and poetry.
Secondly, Gyp-Hop Sound chimes in swung and swinging. The upbeat, jazzy swing-hop stomper was a crowd favourite at the album launch.
Thirdly, we have Umbrella! The Gypsy-disco hip-hop track satirising the advertisement consumer-inspiring age of commercial rap, before getting bored and ranting about the other detestables of life.
Fourth comes Dolls, a jazzy folk-rock number written about online dating and the depersonalization of the whole concept of ‘meeting people online’.
And last, but definitely not least, comes Burrowed In. A fan favourite for a while now, this jumping gypsy-jazz blues rap has burrowed in to the brains of listeners and often gets a shout-out at live shows. I’m particularly proud of the string arrangements in this one
Hello again guys!
I hope you enjoyed ‘Cake’ and the other tracks so far on my Bandcamp. There’s been a lot of the bluesy, jazzy hip-hop, but at the end of the month, me and George will be taking a trip to Loughborough’s Fearon Hall to perform the more chilled out, jazzy numbers.
Amidst a lineup of raw talent, this is bound to be a great show! We Are The Giant are an acoustic folk duo, with a lot going for them by the looks of their album review! Click their name to be directed to their Facebook page.
The headliners though, well, to see them in such a venue is only going to be a marvellous experience! The artistic noise of pain, joy, love and hate swell at Siobhan Mazzei‘s live shows. The band has this dynamic that just, works. Siobhan, the frontwoman – a powerful singer with equally as powerful lyrics and songs, levitate by the exceptional musicianship of the band. Again, click on the name to be linked to their Facebook page.
So, remember, 8PM on 27th January at Fearon Hall, Loughborough, is definitely the place to be!
So the dust has settled following the album launch (finally. It was quite the high to come down from) and I’ve slowly started putting all the tracks out on Bandcamp.
If you were interested in what some of it sounds like, Vol.2 (featuring the elephants) has a lot of this on it; jazzy, bluesy, swinging abstract-rap!
Cake ventures into the realms of optimistic surrealism.
Well, I’ve cooled down following the incredible evening that was the album launch!
At the bottom of this post are a few photos for you to see just how much fun we all had. So much so, Music In Leicester wrote up this charming review of the festivities!
Let alone a banging review, they also did us a brilliant live video of ‘Fantasy’! You can watch that below or on my Videos page
I wanted to use this post to belatedly thank everyone involved, from the amazing audience bringing their bright faces, donations and dancing shoes, to the venue staff, lighting engineer, sound engineer, supports artists (Jamie Brown, Ben Blakey, Hib Word, Ginhouse Gipsies, Dr X and Timmas), and to the band (Lon Fisher, Tom Carnell, George Mitchell, Ben Lewis-Skeath)
Be sure to subscribe to the blog, check out the Bandcamp and keep your eyes peeled for posters with Homeless Shakespeare on it! 2018 is going to be a progressive year…
“Remember when he dropped it and he told us all to go low”
I gave out chocolates to anyone who answered my puns correctly.
The crowd enjoyed themselves.
Of course I brought silly string!