My Second Ambient EP

03 January 20179:03amNo Comments

Back at the start of 2016, I quietly released an ambient EP which pleased a surprising amount of people. In December, I recorded a brand new one under my Smoky alias, Night Music / Ambient Haze 2. Both EPs  have just been given a proper release on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and the likes. All of the music […]

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…And Hello 2017!

01 January 20177:20pmNo Comments

I normally put January aside to do admin stuff – get rid of clutter, contact anyone I need to, buy new equipment, work on my website, learn a few new tricks and generally do stuff I’ve been meaning to do for ages. This year, I won’t actually have that luxury as I’ve got no less than […]

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Goodbye 2016…

31 December 20169:03amNo Comments

Most people are glad to see the back of 2016, what with all the celebrity deaths, unexpected election results and general gloom. However, I always think it’s important to look back at the good stuff that’s happened. This year, I celebrated five years doing this full-time, but even after all this time, whenever anyone gets […]

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Blood Moon by M Craft – My Album Of The Year

27 December 20167:32amNo Comments

About ten years ago, I walked into the much-missed Reveal Records in Derby for a browse and they were playing a grubby little pop album that revelled in its demo-ish charm. The album was Silver and Fire by M Craft. It was rammed full with superb songs (tracks 3 to 7 is as great as […]

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Musicians Who Have Passed in 2016

06 December 201612:42pmNo Comments

You probably don’t need me to tell you that 2016 has been a sad year for musician deaths. The two biggest shocks were David Bowie and Prince, both musicians that I have massive respect for, even if I didn’t always appreciate their music. Leonard Cohen passed away a few weeks ago. I went to see him live in Manchester […]

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