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Today’s lovely news is this:badelephant

My next album will be released by Bad Elephant Music

Yes, that’s right, the label that bought you Shineback, The Fierce and The Dead, The Gift, Trojan Horse (and more besides) have taken leave of their senses and decided to release my next cd too. I am a ‘signed’ artist.

I am well chuffed at this news and am looking forward to losing us all a lot of money in the near future!

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Spinning the Compass is the title track. It’s about feeling as if the world is spinning out of control and has stopped making sense. Like the world you are living in right now. Come on, admit it. Nothing makes sense, everything is batshit crazy and even the laws of physics seem designed to confuse and disorientate you.

You can download the whole album here. For Free.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Home is about missing the person you love because you’ve spent too long hunting big game from an airship. It is important to write about universal human experiences.

I’m really proud of the chorus on this – nice big singalong stuff in my opinion. Although I am biased, it might be awful.

Here’s a link to download the whole album.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

I Still Smile is the 7th track from the album. It’s about a latex and metal substitute friend who will never judge you or leave you or hurt you. Which is what we all want really, isn’t it?

Here’s a link to download the whole album.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Two is the 6th track from the album. It’s an instrumental duet between guitar and synth and is one of three such pieces I wrote at uni. I really like it. You can hear Three if you join my mailing list and get the password to the fan page. I might record One at some point. Or I might not.

Here’s a link where you can download the album for free.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Bad Dreams is the 5th track from the album. It is about bad dreams! I really like the broken fuzzy loops and weird solos. One of my favourite of my songs.

Here’s a link to download the album for free.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Lines Overheard at a Séance is the fourth song from the album. It is about ..er.. what someone overhears at a séance. Who’s overhearing it? The same person who’s POV the song Ironbark is mostly from, and who is the subject of the short stories that came with my last two EPs. Yes, my work can be quite involved. And silly. I like the chords in this.

Here’s a link to download the entire album for free.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Meet me in Gaslight is the third song from the album. It’s a love song in a standard 32 bar song form. I deliberately covered it in fuzz and static cos I wanted something that sounded like it might have been recorded in a steampunky world.

Here’s a link to download the whole album for free.

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It’s the 5th Anniversary of my first solo album Spinning the Compass, so I am giving it away for free.

Ingenious Devices is the second song from the album. Its about a man who has built a load of machines to keep him alive while the world around him collapses and dies. I know, hack stuff right? I wrote it in a hurry after I decided the album needed another up-tempo number. It includes a load of layering in 9/4 in the middle that I rather like.