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New Album : MAKING WATER + Solo Sydney Show

January 20, 2023

Hello all

I hope you are safe and well and that 2023 has been reasonable to you thus far. 


I’ve been working on a couple of recording projects over the past year or so, the first of which will be released soonish. It’s a solo album entitled Making Water. 

Here’s a little bit about it – Making Water is my fifth solo album. However it has little in common with my previous releases. You could describe these as ten ‘happenings’ as opposed to ten songs. I’ve written so many songs now, that I’ve long wanted to create an album of compositions that take an alternate path, one that is far away from the construction of traditional song writing. So I began recording improvised moments. For the first lot I mostly used my acoustic guitar; detuning and extracting what I could from it, often brutally, occasionally melodically, and mostly with little interest in pitch or timing, though it still felt intuitively musical in some way. From there I worked on starting some of the compositions from percussive instruments or non-musical instruments. I wanted to lower myself down the well with a tiny match to see what I could see. Then from whatever I created, I would hear other things and add them. A bit like a blind folded painter. When I told another musician that I had no idea what I was doing, and that sometimes I couldn’t work out if it was working or not, they replied ‘then you’re onto something special’. So I kept going.

I’ve been very grateful to have a solid bunch of believers out there who continue to support my work; in whatever form it takes. This album is for the adventurous, given that it strays radically from traditional song form. If you’ve enjoyed, or at least been intrigued by some of the more twisted corners in my back catalogue, then this is for you. 

Given the above, I am only doing a limited vinyl pressing of 100 copies, all of them signed and numbered, and available exclusively on my Bandcamp. Whilst the album comes out officially on March 3rd, can I encourage you to pre-order it on February 3rd. When you do so you will receive the track Secret Girl’s World  digitally. Secret Girl’s World will also be available as a stand alone digital track on my Bandcamp, under a pay what you like type ‘arrangement’. 

You can also pre-save Secret Girl’s World to your streaming service HERE

The vinyl pre-order will be available as a stand alone LP or as a special double LP deal, Making Water plus my previous album Bedsit, with postage only being charged for one LP. An accompanying download code will be sent to you on the release of the album.

You can pre-order Making Water on vinyl in a single package or as the double package mentioned above from Feb 3rd via Bandcamp HERE


I will be performing solo for the first time since 2020 on Feb 16th. If you’re Sydney, please come along, if there’s something you want to hear, give me plenty of notice! I’ll be playing songs from across all eras.

Thur Feb 16th at Django Bar – Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Buy tickets HERE
Facebook Event

Photo credits: Jared Harrison



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