Behind the Music #04 - Feeling

Written by Aidy.

This song’s existed for a while and I even played it live once at a solo acoustic gig I did a few years ago. We started playing it during rehearsals and it sounded pretty cool with a full band and so it made the final cut.

Our producer Bugs opted for a “ballsy mix” and no overdubs, which is exactly what we did. There was some experimentation but in the end we kept it simple and stuck to just Bass, Guitar and Drums.

Lyrically it sounds like it’s about the end of a romantic relationship but the words could equally be attributed to the end of a business relationship.

Guest Musicians
None

Equipment
Fender Jagstang
Fender Telecaster
Fender Deville Amp
Fender Jazz Bass
Peavey 115 Combo Bass Amp
Tama Starclassic Drum Kit

Behind the Music #03 - the British IBM

Written by Aidy.

Arguably the most important song on the album since everything that we’ve done over the past year has stemmed from this one.The album name, band name and general aesthetic all have their roots in this song. The phrase ‘the British IBM’ comes from a line of dialogue from the BBC drama Micro Men. It's a dramatisation of the rivalry between Acorn and Sinclair in the eighties and how the founders; Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry were friends in the early days and worked together but fell out. The whole thing's based on a true story and in one particular scene they end up in a fight in a Cambridge pub, which resulted in Chris Curry saying "We could have been the British IBM". That single line sums up a whole world of what could have been and the human side of the rise and fall the British computer industry.

Behind the Music #02 - Sugar Water

Written by Aidy.

Steve Jobs & John SculleyThis song was knocking around in demo form for a while before it saw the light of day. It seems weird that I wrote this song about Steve Jobs whilst he was still alive and by the time it was actually recorded he wasn’t. The lyrics are based on the story of how Jobs persuade John Sculley to leave his position at Pepsi to become the CEO of Apple back in 1983. Legend has it that Jobs persuaded him with the line “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?”

Behind the Music #01 - Animal

Written by Aidy.

I've decided to do a little blog article for each track on the album starting with Animal and working all the way through to God's Front Porch. So without further ado here'€™s Animal!

Out of the ten songs on the album this one'™s the newest. Before we headed into Half Ton Studios every song existed to a certain degree, either in my head or in basic demo form. This one however only existed as a chord structure that we played through in a rehearsals the weekend before recording commenced. The lyrics were kind of written on the fly but the end result was a catchy little pop song that we thought would be a great opener and a cool debut single.