Oct 31, 2012

New Release - Full Fancy (free EP)

Full FancyHappy Halloween Folks.

Today I am releasing a new EP called 'Full Fancy' featuring 8 tracks which you can download for free from my Bandcamp page.

The tracks were all recorded over the last year and most of them were previously released as either B-Sides or One-Off tracks.

I wanted to collate them all together as one release, as I like to keep things nice and tidy.  I have listed the full track-listing below with a little insight into each track and where it originally appeared.

1. Throwing Nightmares (no more room mix)
The original version of 'Nightmares' appeared on this years Get Amongst It album.  I decided to give it a bit of a rework and an extra special Nightmare/Halloween feel for this release.

2. Smokey Joe
This track was originally released last September. It was a dedication to my cat Smokey who sadly died after being hit by a car.  It was a track I was working at the time he passed away so I finished it and released it in his honour.

3. Summer's Over
The B-side to 'The Inherent Racism of Doves' which was released earlier on this year.  In a rare instance it features my voice on it.

4. An Afternoon In The Gardens
On an Autumn afternoon in 2011 I sat in the Pavillion Gardens, Brighton after work and whilst there I started recording the local buskers.  A few beats and melodies later this track was finished.

5. RSD2012
On Saturday 21st April I woke up at 3am and headed into Brighton to get into the queue for the 2012 Record Store Day.  I arrived in the queue at 4am and this song was made in those cold early hours whilst waiting for the record shop to open.

6. BOOM!
The Summer single 'Jaffa Clown Dog' featured BOOM! as a B-side. It almost ended up on Get Amongst It but in the end it just did not sit with the rest of the tracks there.

7. Dark Forest
Dark Forest is in essence a remix of the Frank Turner track 'English Curse' which appeared on his 'England Keep My Bones' album. Frank's track is an acapella track and the lyrics are based around the New Forest and Rufus The Red.

I made this remix whilst I was camping in my camper-van in the New Forest which felt very apt.

8. Jaffa Clown Dog (Live @ Blissfields 2012)
One of my favourite gigs of the year was this years Blissfields Festival. This is a live version of JCD recorded there.

So there you go .... Hope you enjoy the tracks and as always please spread the word.

Download 'Full Fancy' for free from Bandcamp

Oct 12, 2012

ATP:LIVE - October (London,Brighton,Portsmouth)

There is a small flurry of ATP:LIVE activity coming up over the next week or so and I wanted to tell you about this in the hope that you will come along to a show or if you can't make it, tell your friends and loved ones to come along.

Listed below are the details for London, Brighton & Portsmouth. 

These are likely to be the last few shows for a while.  There may be a special show in December but largely (unless anything amazing comes along) this is it for 2012.  I will then be spending winter working on new material and destructing and rebuilding the ATP:LIVE show for next year.


I am playing as part of a 4 band bill - I have listened to all the other artists and this is a really good line up. I am on at 20.30 and the best thing about this night is - it's free to get in.

Also playing are Glass Diamond, Helium Robots & Olivia Louvel

Facebook event link | Venue Map | (tube: Shoreditch High St / Aldgate East)


This gig is part of the Oxjam Takeover event which is a full day of live music in Brighton venues and it's £8 for a whole day ticket. There are 42 artists playing and I am on early (6pm ish) in the Riki Tik venue - which should be very good fun.

Full details can be found on the FB event page listed below, including ticket details and full line up.

Facebook event link | Venue Map |


Still waiting on the full details for this one - but it will be a 4 act line up in The Drift Bar in Southsea.

It's being put on by Trash Arts In Session and will be £2 entry.

Facebook event link - coming soon! | Venue Map |

Oct 9, 2012

Monkeys VS Pigeons

This week there is a new EP being released by the excellent Brighton based artist The Organ Grinder's Monkey.

It is called 'ShoWery matter' and is a bit unique in that it features remixes by and for TOGM.

I remixed their track 'Sylent Winter' and then, they in turn did a remix of 'Sanity? Check!' taken from Get Amongst It.

There are also 3 other tracks on there and I very much recommend having a listen and downloading it.

You will find it residing on The Organ Grinder's Monkey BandCamp page on a 'name your price' basis.

Oct 2, 2012

Hello Autumn Falling Leaves

I am currently sat at a desk watching the sheets of rain storm across the city and feeling very glad I am inside.  I think it is fair to say that Summer is over and Autumn has kicked in.

My last blog post about 'Where I belong' was one of the most read posts I have ever done and I wanted to say thanks to all the people who read it and contacted me with their views.  It made me realise how important your views are and it's always good to have third party advise.

I am working on a few things at the moment and just wanted to 'think out loud' about a few things.

Firstly - I just wanted to say keep an eye out on the ATP Facebook & Twitter feeds around the time of Halloween. Also if you have not yet 'liked' or 'followed' why not do do now?

Next up is a little update on the next proper release - I am working on a new EP and really hope that this will be released before the end of the year. Originally I thought it would be a 6 track, then a 5 track release ... But it now looks like it will be just 4 new tracks.

There is a reason for this and it largely involves my plans for next year .... I've talked about this a bit so far, and will again, but in short - my aim and focus for 2013 is to release a series of singles only.

No new album - no new EPS - Just 3-4 singles .... Most likely released in Spring - Summer - Autumn and Winter.

Three of these are already well in progress and the plan is to spend longer on each individual song than I ever have before and then work my arse off promoting each one to the best of my abilities.

I am always thinking ahead and planning & plotting for the future .... I know it's easy to say this now (and in a way I say it every year) but I really have a good feeling about 2013 and everything it holds for ATP.