I'm a singer songwriter and my aim is to create ear-catching, toe-tapping pop music with complex and unusual arrangements, bleakly evocative lyrics and a big indie atmosphere. This collection of songs is unlike anything else you will hear on SoundCloud. Lend me your ears and find out for yourself!
Drop me a comment (good or bad) - I will usually reply.
I've been trying to write songs using a conventional DAW set-up for some months now and it has been interesting and challenging. However, progress has been deathly slow largely because I don't have a lot of spare time to sit at a desk and fiddle with wires and a mouse. With hindsight, I realise I would have been much better off focusing on writing with my phone while using the DAW for additional development/mixing etc at a later stage, instead of trying to start songs with a computer. I'm happy with that approach - so that's what I'm now going to do.
Ever felt sad and in need of some light, airy tunes to give you a lift? Then don't go anywhere near my Sound Cloud group: Retro Indie and Alternative Pop/Rock... Retro Indie/alternative pop/rock
BIG Love to all those who actually listen.
Don't be a stranger...
With love, hope and despair,
pete : )
About the clocktoys: me plus occasional others (but usually just me). I have written songs from a tender age and never let the hysterical laughter grind me down (well, not often). I taught myself to play keyboards with the mighty Casio VL 1 perched on top of my little sister's toy organ (the old asthmatic wheezing kind made from elastic bands, glue and the cheapest plastics known to man).
I enjoy the creative freedom of writing alone and my music is, frankly, a muddle of influences veering off in different directions. Which is a good thing in my book.
As well as my music I may also eventually get round to reading some short stories (do i hear a a low murmur of pleasure at the back?). Basically, I'll be boring the arse off you in as many different ways as I can think of.
I like: music from many different styles past and present but in my writing I often look back to classic indie music like: the smiths; aztec camera; cocteau twins; the associates; badly drawn boy; new order; teardrop explodes; japan; early omd; echo and the bunnymen
I wish: i could play the guitar like Johnny Marr; sing better
Any talented amateurs interested in making short videos to interpret my tracks? (Not with me in them, I hasten to add). If so, why not get in touch?
If you've read all the way down to here, can I please say a little thank you, embrace you in a manly way, and ask that you keep listening. One day I'll get it right!