Hey – How are you?
Anyone putting a smile on your face? I truly hope so, coz for all the chaos that’s going on out there in the wide world we need to be here for one another. I’m sorry if I’ve been quiet lately, aside from the algorithms going kaput on certain platforms, I’ve finally got back up to strength having been sick…
…AS A DOG
Yes, that Rona got me good, literally two weeks in bed with the C-Vid watching vids!
I don’t know about you but I like to have down time, watch movies or shows, to allow me to boost that energy ready to get busy with music again, I even find some films and TV can be really inspiring, especially since we can’t things like ‘walking on the moon’ for ourselves, it’s often great to get those insights and feel those feelings (especially without the danger or heartache) so at least in some way we can experience things beyond our everyday lives.
But two weeks of that, especially when you feel like a turd in the sun is too much for me, I still need to do extroverted things!
Felt proper broken and sorry for myself…
Belenchuk caught it too and even still she was trying to look after me so much!! So I think I should tell the world how grateful I am to have her in my life. Soppy snotty sods right!?
Since feeling better (although still get very tired some days – weird!) I’ve been demoing a fair bit, so looks like there’s lots bubbling in the creative pot.
Did you have it at any point? We managed to dodge it for 2.5 years then pow!
But it is something to still be aware of, I’m back to wearing masks more frequently, cos I just don’t want to be out of action like that again, not when things are so busy.
If you end up being unlucky, drop me a message, I’ll share some shows I highly recommend.
“DON’T YOU WANNA FEEL…”
I am pleased to say that this month there will be a new song for you to hear, fresh off the album and it’s one of my favourites, the track has a bit of a protest vibe, so I’m really pleased that it’s the single before the album comes out on Aug 19th.
Speaking of which, I’m really grateful for any pre-orders or pre-saves you have done, this really does mean the world to me as it means you support what I’m doing and it really does mean we get to do more and keep growing this community.
The next single will be released on FRIDAY 17th JULY 2022, but I’m not going to tell you the name of the track just yet, sorry to keep you guessing. Trust me it does have a title, I just want you announce it to you via email with the artwork.
If you can somehow guess what song it’s going to be then let me know what you think it is and if you’re right, I’ll send you a personalised message to congratulate you!
“SEVEN SISTERS SOUNDS”
I’m so pleased to feel up for playing, I’m sorry if you were looking forward to the gigs last month with Tvvinns, it just wasn’t a good idea for me to play, much wiser to recover and then be able to fire up that live sound again!
This gig is going to be good, ‘The Post Bar’ in Seven Sisters (London) is a very cool venue, eclectic in styles and sounds, an Argentinian BBQ, cocktails indoor and outdoor space, so really, something for everybody.
You can GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE
I’ll be there from 7pm. As the poster says, Doors 7:30, so come on down and lets catch up. Hosted by ‘London Music Showcase’ which is always a great night, they’re community driven and there’s plenty of familiar as well as friendly new faces.
Would be great to see you there!
MAKE OVER TIME!
Since the album is coming out and some things have changed visually, not just the colour of my hair, but a certain styling adjustment if you will seems to have happened. (Not pointing the finger at Belenchuk!)
We felt that the website was looking a little 2020… So, Polina has very kindly redesigned a new one for us.
Now I can’t say exactly when it’s going to be launched, but trust me, you’ll hear about it via email first. I really like how it’s looking, very fresh and beautiful design work. We just need to make sure that the bells and whistles do their things properly.
I’ve had a couple of stressful moments trying to get images the right size depending on the technology used, luckily Will at ‘LA Records’ was available to give me a crash course and really help show me how to tweak things.
Don’t forget to take a moment to soak up the nostalgia of the old website from back when I first joined ‘LA Earth’ (Records) – I don’t know about you but I love it when things start to take shape and align, there’s some kind of satisfaction in it, well, the new site is really going to tie everything together for the new album. WHOOP!
Thanks again for all your support!