Monday, 28 February 2011

February (free EP)

Here's my third free EP of the year, this time featuring four of the songs from the However album.
The four tracks are:
1. February
2. I Do
3. An Explanation
4. Waiting For Nothing

February is a reworking of the first studio recording by my first band and features Adam on guitar, Meg on bass and Darren on drums. I played guitar and sang.
Waiting For Nothing came from our second studio session and features Tom on bass, Darren on drums and me doing the rest.
Click here to download it.
To give you an idea of the EP, here is a live version of February, recorded in 1992.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Laughing on the Other Side of My Face EP

Here's my second EP of the year but of a different style to the last. This is made up of three old songs of mine when I was taking inspiration from grunge.
The first track "Everything" was played by my first band but it only featured at our first gig.
The second "Sugar Burn" never got used although we tried it in rehearsals once or twice.
The third "Take It All" was never played to anyone and I never used it after writing it.

But with my Line6 amp, I decided to record them all and I think they sound o.k.
So, if you feel like having a grunge flashback, download the EP here.

Here's the first song as a taster.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Snooze (free EP)

Happy New Year everyone. I have decided to mark 2011 by releasing some free EPs; for one, to help promote my albums, and also so that I can release some cover versions that I wouldn't have the rights to sell.

This first EP features versions of two of the songs from each album plus two cover versions.

Snooze is an acoustic version of the song that appears on the first album.

How Ever #2 is a 4-track version of the song which later became the title track of the second album. This was recorded in 1993.

The version of the Nirvana song, Polly, is one that I recorded shortly after the death of Kurt Cobain, so it was intended as a tribute to him. I realise that some of the words are wrong but back in 1994, we didn't have access to the lyrics on the internet and they never appeared in Smash Hits, the weekly pop magazine, so I had to sing what I thought they were.

The last track is my a capella version of the Pixies' song Alec Eiffel, with additional hand slaps on my legs. It was recorded in 2006.

Download the Snooze EP here