Date: 13 Jan 2017
It's with pleasure that I can announce that the forthcoming Phantom Islands album is to be released in one week's time, on Saturday 21 January.
On that date, all the tracks will appear on this website for your delectation. Furthermore, some hard copies in good, old-fashioned CD format will be distributed amongst friends on that day. In fact, I'll be down the pub that evening to celebrate my forthcoming birthday so I'm sure attendees won't mind me doubling-up the event as an album release party. (Party? OK - I meant quiet drink.)
As a taster, I've released another track from the album. Crocker Land (see below) is the shortest track on the album being a spiky, incisive pop song in the mould of Bubblewrap (from the eponymous 2001 album).
I completed the last vocal pick-ups for the album last Wednesday and, after a few listens, I feel that it's ready for public consumption. There are definitely small tweaks I could keep doing to the material but that could postpone the album for months or even years. So, in my opinion, it's best to get the music out there. I could always do a remaster at a later date à la Led Zeppelin.
So I hope you enjoy Crocker Land and I hope to see you back on this site on Saturday 21 January to listen to the new album in its entirety. Until then - have fun!