Saturday, 18 February 2012

Comic Strip Presents... - More Bad News

This is the most accurate thing about signing to an indie record label I have ever seen :)
"Frilly Pink"

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The New Fierce And The Dead EP

The new EP from my band The Fierce & The Dead is available to Pre-Order today on CD. 

I think this EP takes our music in a really new direction while continuing what we did on our album. I'm really excited about it. It is the first recording to feature our new second guitar player Steve Cleaton and this gave us the chance to do so much with multiple guitar parts, a bit like real time loops. I really like the idea of two guitars playing in multiple time signatures - one in 6, on in 4 etc

I am really proud of this stuff and the musicians in the band are really inspiring. 

Your support buying the music allows us to keep on doing this. The initial CD run features 2 exclusive remixes :)

Friday, 10 February 2012

GuitarPlayer: Matt Stevens

GuitarPlayer: Matt Stevens’ Juiced Acoustic
The interview is now online to read in full on the Guitar Player website :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Music that has an impact - Shhh festival.

All the best gigs make you think about music in a different way.

We played at the Shhhh Festival last night/afternoon in Bethnal Green. Was fun and odd to present The Fierce And The Dead in an acoustic context, I'm not sure it felt 100% to me but people seemed to like it. Its normally a lot noisier. The new stuff worked well thou. Our 6/8 and 4/4 new song went better than expected.

We recorded a version of The Wait for The Local video channel, just me and Steve in a room with 2 acoustic guitars, a full on brightly lit TV studio type thing. No room for error but it seemed to go OK. Lots of interesting music. I really enjoyed Stranded Horse, interesting and inspiring folk Kora stuff. Unfortunately I was so tired I fell asleep at the front of the gig during his set. Bugger. He was really good and it wasn't a reflection on his music, I was just really tired.

It was a very cosy atmosphere and audience were lovely. 

RM Hubbert was on as well and his set was amazing, really made me think about what I'm doing with the music I play. The honesty in what he is doing is really impressive and i love his playing. Really musical in the truest sense, not flash but class. This song really moved me:

I've been through a bit of an emotional time recently and it really had an impact. I brought his new album at the gig and it is stunning. 

The best gigs make you think about them for a long time afterwards. 

Travelling home through the snow was crazy, I hope everyone had a safe journey. Snow really messes London up. 

Saturday, 4 February 2012


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