Strike a Match.


The past three years haven’t just been filled with study, they’ve lead other parts of my life to change too. I wrote yesterday about taking chances  and way back in first year the boys and I took a chance at putting a band together and playing a load of shows. I’ve done more with this band than I have before, we’ve played great venues, recorded then scrapped it then recorded again. I’ve been waiting so long to be able to tell you all that our new singles are out. The process was slowed down a few times for various reasons, the main pushback for this not being out a year ago was because of my broken back, you can’t record if you can’t stand and are half asleep on painkillers. Fact. For a long time I blamed myself that we didn’t have this finished, that we weren’t touring the country but then I stopped and worked with that we had. What we had was some great show experience, a friendship and memories that would last. So at times it may have felt like this would never come out and now it’s finally here and being listened too! You have no idea how weird it is to be able to type the band name into iTunes and then have my voice come through the speakers. There has been blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the writing, the planning the recording, the shows we played, the hours of practice.

So, finally, I present to you all Strike a Match, click here to head to iTunes and have a listen!

Listen, Listen!

It’s finally here for you all to listen to! My band No People Club released 2 singles just before yesterdays festival and I am so excited and proud to share them with you all. These songs mean a lot to me and the lyrics really reflect my life at the time I wrote them.

Life’s Short was initially written last year, I was really down for a while after a friendship break up and I wrote the lyrics and melody as a way to pick myself up and kind of say how I felt about the whole situation. It’s true, life’s too short to be an arsehole or blame anyone else for what you are today. We all make choices and they may be the wrong ones but changing your personality every five minutes isn’t going to help that!

The lyrics to This Time are different. It was originally loads of different line to different songs but they kind of came together when I sat down to write them out. It’s about moving on really and the mixed emotions I had when I moved to uni about wanting to get things right this time around and learning from my mistakes. It also is kind of about realising that sometimes you need to face up to your own problems before anything changes.

These sound so deep and like I planned them to come out this way but honestly songwriting is how I deal with my feelings. Writing these songs kind of spelled out to me how I felt myself. I really hope you enjoy them. Please let me know what you think and share!