Fun Fact: Harry Truman dropped a nuke on Japan, a country that was already defeated, just to show Russia (their ‘allies’) that they could and would. An early strike in the Cold War. It was like staring into my black white soul. I so keenly felt my connection to America’s […]

20th Century US History Has Broken Me

Firstly, there’s fucking fuckloads of us. Surely one of the most crowded markets in human history. Playing music isn’t altruism, giving people music isn’t a gift, and being capable of writing / performing great music isn’t unique. It’s certainly not a reason to believe we have a weird monopoly on […]

Musicians Are Not Special

It’s an odd thing to have to spend so much time thinking about. What am I, what are we, on paper, distilled absolutely. Trying to slice bits off the edges until we end up with a usable brand. I just want it to be honest. I’ve been looking at it […]

Marketing Yourself Makes You a Crazy Person

Up at 4.30 Friday morning, very excited about our first international sojourn. We met at my place, buzzing and trying not to wake up the rest of the house. Driving to the airport, rife with paranoia that we forgot something important. A terrible airport pizza and a quick chat to […]


Probably only suitable for music nerds. Part 2: Young Adulthood Talking Heads This band’s music has walked beside me for everything I’ve done. Additionally, I’ve got a big producer crush on Brian Eno, who did three of their best. Eno’s Remain In Light (1980), Fear of Music (1979) and the […]

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