C Harness – Assistance Required (Prozac Mix)

C - HarnessI personally don’t know many songs about social anxiety and social alienation. But this is one I was involved in. C Harness (not his real name) is a good friend. He is a bus driver here in Edinburgh.  One day he was over at the house and we were talking about songwriting. I was asking him about song ideas from real life. Then we came to the conclusion that something dark like social anxiety should be the topic for a track.

We recorded the song over the next 3 – 4 hours upstairs in my bedroom studio. He played the organ and did the bass. I played the guitar and got the drums and beats completed. We both did some vocal duties. I mixed it the next day and it was complete after a touch of mastering a week later.

For a song about such a depressing subject it has proved an undeniably popular track – much to our satisfaction.  I think people like to know they are not alone when it comes to having problems and issues.  Surely one of the great appeals of  bands like The Smiths or Radiohead?

The darkest hour always come before the dawn…

Abstract Greens – She Gives Me Night Sweats (Midnight Mix)

 

Abstract Greens start 2017 with a new remix of an old classic tune. ‘She Gives Me Night Sweats (Midnight Mix)’. This version has new guitar tracks and I used my new Waves Plugins on the mix. This really helped with me get the sound I was after. Never did girl trouble sound so good to me! Very pleased with the sound of this track. Check it out and enjoy.

 

‘New sounds for the new year! Have a great 2017!’

Roman Gods – Hey Caesar (A stab of Scottish Indie Obscurity)

Sometimes you just to got to Rock Out. Forget your troubles and let the music take you to a better place.  For moments like this I like to give time to Roman Gods ‘Hey Caesar’. It’s like ‘Carry on Cleo’ with Indie Rock! So when you find that School, Work or life is getting you down – don’t frown and give yourself wrinkles! Pray to the Roman Gods.