the British IBM

Between gigging, moving and attempting to fix up an old arcade machine which I purchased off Ebay I've also begun working on my next album 'The British IBM' which I'm planning to have ready for sometime in 2012. After the Song A Week project I'm keen to try something a bit different and less constrained time-wise so I'll be taking on a more traditional way of working and spending a reasonable amount of time crafting a set of songs, recording them as demos in my home studio before eventually taking them into a professional studio for completion. I'm intending for this to be my "master piece" if that doesn't sound too over the top. I'll be taking everything I've learnt over the years and using it to the best of my abilities to create something that I'm completely happy with and can look back on with some degree of pride.

This isn't going to be a free download or a collection of demo's. I'm going for a full polished album with crafted songs, all live musicians, produced and mixed by someone who knows what they're doing and can hopefully add to the whole process. Several songs have already been written and recorded in their most basic form i.e. just me and an acoustic guitar.

From the beginning to the end of this project I'll be emailing out the demo's at various stages of recording on the mailing list for people to check out. This means you’ll get to hear the full evolution of the material going from rough demo's to polished studio recordings so if you think that's something you might be interested in then take a moment to sign up at

I'm really excited about this whole project and I hope some of you'll tag along for the ride and maybe even provide feedback along the way. In the meantime you can have a listen to the acoustic demo of 'God's Front Porch' which should make it's way to the final album. We've very recently started to incorporate this song into the live set so if you caught any of our tour dates you may have heard it: