What kind of music is it?
Apocalyptic Art Rock. I play using guitar, pre-recorded loops, lyrical overdub, and beat drone. I've got songs about road trips, android dystopias, outlaws runnin' from the law and post-apocalyptic wastelands amongst ghetto driven love incantations.
What is your approch to music?
I like story telling in music, to be able to tell it how it is but to also create new stories based on real or fictional people. I write a lot of songs and record the best songs when they feel ready. It can take me a few hours to write a song or it can take a few months depending on when the song feels right.
I recorded my latest album Sunset Over Cairo onto tape at the Cowshed Studios. I wanted the album to have a live quality and to keep it sounding fresh. Recording at the Cowshed Studios was a blast as it is one of the last remaining analogue studios in the country.
My first album It's Not You was recorded during a 5 day session where I isolated myself from the outside world and focused completely on the music. The process of recording music is important to me. I like to capture the performance within the 1st 3 takes and don't like to record the same thing over and over because I think that kills it. Sometimes I will radically change a song just before recording it just to keep it sounding fresh.
My music videos
I've done a handful of music videos which are experimental and explore the song visually. I like to make a video for a song using visual layers and narrative. I use a guerrilla style of film making where I use simple props and costumes and use whatever is available to make the video on a low budget.