We’ve just ‘dropped’ a track; right now people all over the world can listen to our brand new song ‘Take the Blindness From Your Eyes’. This is a far cry from our first ever recorded releaseRead More Demo tapes to Dropping
As I write this blog Radiohead have just shared their 9th album, a Moon Shaped Pool on Spotify. Thom Yorke once described Spotify as the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse” and pulled his solo work and Radiohead’s post parlophone albums from the streaming service. So what has this got to do with […]Read More Our influences. Radiohead Pabs
Not the Microsoft kind although that is due as well. Windows is the term for the difference in time between physical media releases and them appearing on streaming services. (just in case you didn’t know) It presents a wee dilemma to our band; we have a small but perfectly formed (and extremely loyal) following and […]Read More Music 2015. The buzzword will be ‘windows’
Morningday is a wee album I made with Kevin Byrne and Jemma Burt. It was recorded when Weird Decibels had some down time. the sessions went well and we recorded an album that I am immensely proud of. It was just under a year of hard work, writing, recording, mixing, mastering and then designing the […]Read More To CD or not to CD
…the year of writing Weird Decibels 2. Weird Decibels 1 is actually a 2012 album, 2013 was the year we promoted it. Some of the songs were written back in 2009. So our thoughts turn to the next set of songs. We started writing last year but the writing was in fits and starts. Ms […]Read More Music in 2014 will be…
At rehearsal we recently played through our entire first album Whapper Stormer as part of our preparations for our 20th anniversary celebrations in Feb 2015. It got me thinking about bands, their longevity and the law of diminishing returns. Is early output an artists best? When thinking of this subject I thought of some of […]Read More Pabs music musings. I prefer the early stuff?
I forgot my headphones for my tablet. Two days in Blackpool without my music. So I boiled the kettle and emptied two Colombian coffee sachets into my mug. Poured the boiling water straight. Black coffee done cheap. Looked out the sand smudged window of our room out to the sea and the emptiness beyond. My […]Read More Pabs Music Musings 3. The Blackpool Soundtrack
Is rock dead? How many times have we heard that question being asked. Many times. I was reading my latest copy of Sound On Sound in which they review a music submission by a band called Teenage China, an artist from our very own Scottish shores. In the review there is a statement ‘ The […]Read More Pabs Music Musings. Episode 2. Is rock music dead? (And has anyone checked?)
My wee sis is a good few years younger than me. She is of this generation of music lovers, accepting with ease MP3’s, Streaming, single song listening and music Blogs. I on the other hand come from a generation of CD lovers, albums and record shops. Today’s music lovers have everything they need to build […]Read More Pabs Music Musings. Part 1 The Search.