Headline news on this, my own website, is that I have made a Farm Hand album called 'International Dreams' which will be released on 3rd November 2017 on Shape (surprise, surprise). We are pressing 100 copies on vinyl so you could say it is 'super limited'. Or you could say it is far more than I am ever going to need if nobody buys them. And this is where you come in. Hello there my new Bandcamp: https://farmhand.bandcamp.com. This is my 17th blog post so I feel totally relaxed and 'chilled' (read disproportionately uncomfortable) about doing a direct sales pitch. I'm not going to mention payday or the price of a pint but just know that I could have done.
THANK YOU to everyone who has ordered one so far, I appreciate it way more than I probably even should (lots of heart emojis). I should warn everyone else that they are selling like lukewarm cakes at the moment so do not hesitate for one second to order one! Oh hey https://farmhand.bandcamp.com
Anyways, just for context here are the quotes I put on the press release (yes, we did a press release, I'm sorry) to go with the video / single news:
Quote on International Dreams, the song:
As with many of my musical inventions, this started life as a ukulele riff. I use the uke to mess about on quite a bit as it is easy to leave lying around and play for a couple of mins whilst in-between doing other crucial things like refreshing Twitter. Anyway, I transferred the riff to keys and then made up a melody and then took the keys away again so now you can't even hear the riff I am talking about. The lyrics are about my continued desire (now in it's 34th year) and preparedness to play international football for Wales.
Quote on the International Dreams Video:
I shot this video by myself on my phone. I upgraded recently and the salesman in the shop did an absolute number on me as I ended up having taken a contract twice as big as I budgeted for. The new phone has a HD camera and in order to get my monies worth I thought I would try and make some music videos using it. It was just meant to be a video of my hand pointing at aeroplanes (cos of my dreams to go international) but my brother (JT) lent me a phone camera tripod and I set that up and started doing some free form dancing. The dancing made the cut! I edited it on iMovie which involved a lot of Google searching things like "how to make iMovie videos look cool". Turns out Google didn't have the answer this time. Nevertheless, please enjoy.
I've got some live dates to look forward to and here they are:
4th November - Spillers Records, Cardiff (album launch)
14th November - The Social, London (Huw Stephens Presents)