Posts tagged “Youtube

video interview & EP review, Oct ’18

Here’s a stranger to daylight, staring back at a camera and talking to Mass Movement about his 10 favourite LPs.  I now understand why vloggers do that thing of having loads of apparently pointless fast cuts even if it’s just them talking (to edit out all the times they blew their lines or dried up.  Try giving a semi-improvised speech for a quarter hour without deviation, hesitation, repetition or several annoying facial tics… even the most glibly confident would struggle.  Still, interesting to try – although I don’t think I could make a “career” out of it).  These aren’t the definitive 10 – more the ones that seemed significant that day – but I hope this small addition to the huge reef of pop cult lists is entertaining, anyway.  And it’s nice to be asked.

From abundance to rarity – here’s a review of Disquiet from Issue 8 of Plugged In Brighton:

…Reproduced here because it’s bootleg as fuck – a paper zine with minimal web presence, and if you don’t live in Brighton you’re unlikely to see a copy.  Both ends of the magnet!

Back soon with gig news…

 

 


69X TV episode 3 (June ’18)

Here, in all its mad glory, is the third edition of 69X Music‘s TV prog…  A certain amount of chat from me (with a snippet of the most heat-stroked rendition of City Consolation ever – I’m well out of my element and no mistake), plus The Golgis and Simon from Act of Love.

Behold:


“Threaten Me with Your Love” – new video

EP released 25th October 2017


electric band VIDEO

Some photos of Thursday’s full-band gig – plus two videos:

Mik and Steve sound great – check it out, it’s dead showbiz.


gig video (London, 4/16)

Here are three songs taken from last month’s London gig – In The Evil Empire, Self Possession and Moon Madness.  Scrutinize at leisure.


LILITH – Oct 30th – new single out today

LILITH cover

My 2nd single released on The Animal Farm comes out today.  It can be found on Amazon, iTunes, my Bandcamp site & others.  I’ll also have a few promo CDs on hand at the Halloween gig I’m playing.

…& here’s the lo-fi, no-£ video that goes with it:


Hot TV action

 

Seasonal fear!  Here’s a new song from me at 6min26 called Dead Men Sing Us To Our Rest – very apt for the dark, hushed mortuary time of year it was shot and broadcast…

This is episode 4 of StageUp Unplugged, which went out on local TV & Virgin 159 just before Xmas, now archived to their Youtube channel.  Do check it out – there’s other good stuff on there, plus it’s an interesting and worthwhile outfit: a Social Enterprise involved in mental health.

More news (and hopefully, gigs) soon.

 


launch gig video – 2 songs with horns

Here’s an extract from the launch gig, as threatened – two songs (In The Evil Empire & Self Possession, which features improvisation and death-cries).  It was a lovely night, and hopefully this captures some of the energy.  Have a look:


VIDEO – “In The Evil Empire” (new single, out Nov 24th)

 

Hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did making it.  The record’s released in 1 month & 2 days.


behold Waterghosts on film

watch on Youtube

A 3-part video of the Waterghosts live performance at St Mary’s Church (Brighton Fringe Festival) can now be watched on Youtube.

I’m in Part 2 (see above) – here’s Part 1 & Part 3.

It’s an astonishing document.  Have a look, draw yr own conclusions…

 


a new lyrics video: see here!

 

This is the lyrics video to forthcoming single In The Evil Empire, due to be released on The Animal Farm in 2014.

 

 


GIFT OF FEAR: PUBLISHED TODAY

Gift of Fearhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AMSU73U

20 tales of terror, the supernatural and the super-real: a richly-varied journey from the horrors of the human mind to the depths of space.

You’ll meet people in these pages whose fearful struggles will grab you hard, and some you’ll wish you’d never met at all…  But either way, you won’t forget them.

Evil beings, experiments gone hideously wrong, psychopaths, erotic maniacs in league with the outer gods, sinister corporations and ghosts from the future.  If you get nightmares, just remember: it’s THE GIFT OF FEAR.

available on Kindle not for free, but very reasonably priced (here’s a little background info, if you’re interested).

A lucky 13 days from Xmas, too.


28 May: HARD SCIENCE released today

My latest single – taken from upcoming album Glow in the Dark – is now available.  It can be found on Bandcamp – plus Amazon, Spotify, iTunes etc (frankly the Bandcamp version’s better, as always, because it comes with extras).

It’s been trickling out through various cracks in the internet already, which makes a nonsense of an “official release date” (and so much else)… Unless you’re Metallica, or someone equally lawyered-up…  But anyway.  Here it is.  It’s officially official.

Tattoo it on yr forehead, brand it on yr thigh; do whatever it is you have to, to get a sense of Event in this affectless, wipe-clean, shiny world of ours.  Most of all, give it a listen.  Oh, and there’s a video too.

EDIT: another review just in from Access All Areas Music


Hard Science vid out now

praise Jeezuz and pass the ammo

 

The video to my next single, Hard Science (released on Light Crude 28 May) can be viewed above.  It was a lot of fun, albeit very fragmented, to make – not the least difficult was finding a vicar’s collar that fit comfortably and didn’t slip out to the side like a hideously broken collarbone.  Anyway, now I know how those evangelicals feel: drunk and throbbing with THE POWER OF THE LORD.  (God help us all.)


FUTURES & PASTS

old news and new news…

New: looks like I’ve finally got a band together, at least the strong framework of one.  All we lack – perhaps – is a keyboard or synth (or even laptop) player.  It’s sounding great so far…  Exciting stuff.

Also, been getting some more airplay on Brighton’s Burst Radio – do check em out.

Old: my former band Empty Vessels now has a Youtube channel here.  There’s live footage in 3 parts, and also loads of free audio on Bandcamp.  While I don’t want to make the mistake of raking around in the past too much, it’s worth a look.  It brings back the chaos and superhuman focused energy of those days – which, with a new band, are about to come round again.


my 1st cover version…

the end of a self-imposed tradition

Have put a cover on Youtube of a song called Special to Me.  Normally I never play covers, but what the hell.  Why this particular song?  No idea.

It’s taken from a fantastic 1974 trash musical/horror flick directed by Brian De Palma called Phantom of The Paradise, and was written by Paul Williams.  It was peformed by gorgeous Jessica Harper, whom I’ve made no attempt to imitate – that’d just be damn silly.

Hope you enjoy:

EDIT: Just got my first Youtube “dislike” on this – which, of course, makes me feel I’m doing something right.


a nasty vid for Valentine’s Day

…and also for the re-issue of “Episodes”

Monday 20th Feb sees the digital re-release of my 2008 EP Episodes, with bonus tracks.  Here’s a short story to celebrate: one for all you Valentine’s Day romantics out there.  (Ha!)