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October 20, 2019

It's been a while, eh? Actually, the song Hum has been sitting there mixed but not mastered for about 16 months! The delay isn't due to pure laziness, I've just had too many other commitments to be able to spend a chunk of time on working on new material. I'm always to...

June 5, 2018

The title track of the next XUK album is recorded and although I'm not sure if it'll be finished in 2018 I'm going to try my best (without rushing it).

"U" took fifteen months to complete - from the first recording in September 2016 to it's release in December 207. Sinc...

January 14, 2018


When the album went on sale, I announced I'd post something about a song from U  every time five new albums were sold. But I wasn't able to keep up after the first two songs. So here's one big blog for all the songs - including something about the genesis of th...

December 4, 2017

Releasing original new music is a lot of fun but it’s also time-consuming, emotionally demanding and EXPENSIVE!

A musician’s main goal is to get as many people as possible to listen to their music, to give new listeners access to their musical and lyrical ideas. Cover...

November 29, 2017

When "U" is released on iTunes and CDBaby at the beginning of December.

So, I have hidden messages in this final track on the album. It's a strange track but hopefully you'll think it's a fitting coda to the album - a sort of palate cleanser. Originally I was hoping the...

November 25, 2017

XUK's entries for the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards are submitted!

"U" is entered in the Album of the Year category. "Tomorrow / Today" and "No More Mister Night Sky" are in the Song of the Year category. "The Show" is entered in the "Social Action Song of the Ye...

November 17, 2017

When we released XUK's debut album "Love Hits a cricket bat-out-of-hell" I had unrealistically high hopes for it. I had hoped that I might at least recoup what it cost me to put it out and that I'd make enough to pay all the people who helped me promote it by p...

November 14, 2017

"I'm felicitous since during the course of the penultimate solar sojourn, I terminated my uninterrupted categorisation of the vocabluary of our post-Norman tongue" - Doctor Samuel Johnson in Black Adder the Third (Ink and Incapability)

Over the weekend Robin quoted some...

November 8, 2017

Last night I was playing with a weird instrumental track that I'd put to one side because I previously thought I couldn't make a song out of it. I came up with a lyric and recorded a "guide vocal". I'll be finishing it off tonight with some (hopefully) more polished vo...

October 30, 2017

Thanks to my friends and some longtime XUK fans across the world who've encouraged me during the process so far.

"U" is almost here!

Over the last couple of weeks I've been working very hard on finalizing the arrangements and mixing of the U songs. It's getting really cl...

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