What do bands do when they're not doing anything?... You know when you've been on a business trip and you get back to the office and have to do the million things you didn't do while you were on the business trip? That.
Already I'm excited to visit the place where trained parrots sing Beatles songs, The Robot Restaurant, and the bar where tiny monkeys bring you edamame beans (I have been assured that the monkeys are very well treated and only work for two hours a day).
The first thing we wanted to do was just bash out some tracks that had been kicking around for a while which had trouble finishing. So we made an EP. The premise of this was not to give a damn about how we made it as long as it sounded good... And here it is, the EP we made. It's called Oh Happiness and it's out on 26 June.
I was at a gig in south London last week when, so to speak, my day job popped up. One minute I was "chillaxing" (as I believe the kids and the prime minister like to say) to some genial indie rock, the next ... I'm listening to a longish poem about Russian authoritarianism.
This job ain't always easy you know. Each week we have to find just five Emerging Icons gigs to tell you about- but there
So, why is it that, unlike my fellow comrades assembled around me in this café, I still desire, nay, demand, a record contract? After all, I can still create my music and release it on a plethora of digitally-based platforms. I don't need the permission of one of the music industry's behemoth labels to be a musician, do I?