Long term fans will know that for the last 6 (maybe!) years I’ve written and released a Christmas song and this year is no different.
What happened on Christmas Eve when one of the Elves had a new persistent cough and Santa lost his sense of taste? Find out in my new pop-punk holiday classic ‘Santa Must Self Isolate’…a Christmas song for 2020.
About a year ago I rewatched the live action Scooby Doo movie and was convinced I’d heard a pop-punk cover of the AllStars song ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’ that appears in the movie yet I couldn’t find it anywhere!
So I recorded it!
Out now…my pop-punk take of ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’ – Stream it here
Way back at the end of last year I rewatched the Scooby Doo movie and heard ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’ for the first time in forever…I was convinced I’d heard a pop-punk cover but couldn’t find it…so I made it!
‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’ drops Friday 23rd October!
A year ago when I started writing new Backroom Stereo music my intention was to have a new EP out in January. As time went on I wrote and re-wrote songs, recorded and re-recorded and ended up with what will become ‘If You’re Gonna Fall In Love’.
IYGFIL is an album consisting of 8 new tracks, a hidden track and two bonus tracks making it 11 tracks in total. Some of the songs won’t be a surprise as over the last 7 months I’ve put out 3 singles, the rest are new. These 9 new songs are a mix of stories I’ve dreamt up whilst song writing, parts of my life and even the occasional song inspired by others. I’m really proud of IYGFIL and the story it tells as a whole and I hope you’ll enjoy it.
‘If You’re Gonna Fall In Love’ will be released digitally and on a limited edition run of CDs on the 5th August.
Here’s the track listing (Be sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter to catch streams of new songs over the coming weeks)
Track Listing Nashville Positive Pop Song Our First Time Therapy Is She Crazy For Me? Trainwreck Near Misses & Lost Summer Kisses If You’re Gonna Fall In Love (Hidden Track) This Christmas (Are You Thinking Of Me?) [Bonus Track] Trainwreck (Duet Version) [Bonus Track]
Usually with artwork I take a photo of something that fits with the theme of the music or use an existing photo that fits equally as well but for Pop Culture I wanted something different.
I had this idea in my head that I wanted it to be a can of pop with the Backroom Stereo logo and EP name on. The EP is called Pop Culture because 5/6 songs reference something to do with popular culture, it’s also incredibly poppy in its theme!
The problem was that I needed to get perspective right and I can’t draw, so Becki, a friend of a friend came up with this for me.
From this drawing I added it into photoshop and spent a few hours messing around with it and playing with different ideas and finally settled on the idea of it looking like pop-art in style to further tie into the ‘pop’ theme of the EP.
And so here is the finished artwork for Pop Culture (expected to be released in May)…it’s my favourite artwork for anything I’ve ever done and I think it looks awesome!