It’s been an overwhelming day hearing all the wonderful things that have been said about my new album, released today exclusively at my Pledgemusic site. I thought it’d be a good time to thank everybody involved in the making of this thing. It’s been a true labour of love, one of which I’m very proud.
First off, I'm honoured to have released this album with the help of PledgeMusic. I operate at the fringes of an ever-evolving and increasingly challenging business - PledgeMusic has afforded me the platform to interact with you, and with your help fund the recording and promotion of this release. Thanks to everybody that contributed to the campaign. From the Access Pass right up to the house shows, you played the key role in this adventure.
Biggest thanks go to my brother in the struggle, Roo Walker - an insanely talented musician and producer who dragged this record kicking and screaming into the world. Big love to James "Slim" Campbell for doing an astonishing job of the mix. Thanks to Roberto Ruiz, Jim Jayawardena, Etienne Girard, Luke Flowers, George Cooke, Kate Anita, Philippa Hannah, Dawn Elektra, Lucy Fellows, Scott Poley, Christian Madden, Chris Howard, Aron Bicskey and Adrian Gautrey who all gave their considerable musical talents to the project. Thanks to Chris Taylor and all at Parr Street Studios. Tim and the gang at Blueprint Studios. To Danton Supple for all of his advice and for introducing me to Pledgemusic in the first place. Love to Justin Moorhouse for his help in making this excellent video and to Ben Clark for his design wizardry.
This isn't an album attempting to chase a scene or reinvent the wheel, more a collection of good, honest songs that I legitimately believe are my best yet. If you’ve enjoyed my work from Spectres onwards I ask that you pick up the record at Pledge if you can, listen and tell your friends about it. It all counts.
25% of all profits after my target goal has been reached at the Pledgemusic campaign will go to CALM, an amazing charity dedicated to preventing male suicide - the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
With love, pride and strength.