museycat asked: Who are your top 10 bands/artists at the moment? :)
umm.. In no particular order.
- Aidan Knight
- Frightened Rabbit
- David Bazan
- Dan Mangan
- Sleeping At Last
- Fionn Regen
- Josh Ritter
- Colour Revolt
- All Get Out
Anonymous asked: Please come to Exeter for your tour! I'd love to see you live XD
I will note this. would love to come and play Exeter.
Anonymous asked: You Sir, have the most incredible beard.
your too kind!
Anonymous asked: Hi! I love your music, I was just wondering, how do you come up with your songs? Do you write the lyrics first, and then the music? And how do you get inspired?
I get inspired listening to all my favourite artists and albums. New music tends to do it and listening to albums all the way through at about 3 in the morning ticks most boxes.
I write my music first and then write all the lyrics to it, It’s generally a case of me singing away until i find melodies or lyrics i like and then working from there.
Anonymous asked: when you gig, do you have support acts most of the time or not? and if so how do you find your support acts?
Most of the time I’m the support act in this situation, When i play headline shows i love choosing my own supports from either the local scene or acts i think are truly doing something special. A lot of the time promoters will come with acts they think fit the bill nicely and usually they are great!
Anonymous asked: how many managers or nearly managers have you had throughout your career??
I’ve worked with people and spoken to people as well, its always good to see what kind of people works best for you and if you can form a partnership that can really push the music forward.
Anonymous asked: We're you working in oxford o2 academy at the Jake Bugg gig last week?:)
Yes indeed i was! i need to pay for recording some how :), if you see me again do come over and say hello!
Anonymous asked: what's your friendship with mmx like?
They are a great bunch of guys, writing some really cool music. I’ve known a few of them from playing shows over the years in older bands and i guess the musical circles you find yourself in means you stay in touch.
frenchersdan asked: Hey! How's the recording of the album going, man?
It’s going great! I’m within a few days of having all the tracking down and some of the songs are really beginning to sound better than my expectations going in. I really feel like people are going to be surprised by the sound of the album but its going to keep people happy i hope. It’s something that I’m really proud of and cant wait to show as many people as possible!
liibertine asked: I have to read a lot so I just wanted to say hi, hope everything is going well!
Hello to you as well! everything is great, lots of exciting things happening that i want to show as many people as possible. but have to wait a little bit first!
whosaidanything asked: Hello again! I have some questions for you regarding your song We Can Only Sleep, if that's okay. What was your inspiration behind it? What's the meaning behind it and what were you trying to put across through it? Thank you :)
Wow umm its quite an old song of mine, I was writing it quite close to recording my first e.p so was trying a couple of different ideas and i cant quite recall what artists i was listening to at the time. I don’t want to ruin your picture or thoughts behind the song and my view of it will always be different to other peoples view. If you want a brief summery though its about the passing of friends and feeling a bit lost in that situation - i hope that doesn’t change your view of it, its a soft and morbid song i feel.
I’m online and available if you wanna send some messages or ask me anything over the next hour! Lets chat :)
Us playing Singer Songwriter at the Exclaim office in Toronto.
This weekend I will finish the tracking of my debut album. New tracks, new pictures, live shows and updates to follow. It’s been a couple years in the making but i think It’s about to get really interesting friends!