miscellaneous plumbing fixtures
is a guitar and ukulele based, melodic, singer-songwriter producing lyric driven indie folk rock.
Take a listen to and pick up our brand new 2021 release “Splang“
Over the last year of Bandcamp Fridays I have released full albums, EPs, a couple of compilations of demos and rarities and even a second 10 track album all about Donald Pleasence. It’s been phenomenal and tons of fun.
Our last album as a band, I’ve Been There, was the pinnacle, featuring some of my favourite and personal best songwriting and the greatest collaborators and musicians, I could ask for, playing on it.
That came out in March, and has proved to be our most successful album yet. How do you follow it up? Well luckily I had to give April a miss as I was moving home and then, when Bandcamp announced another BC Friday on May 7th I thought, well I should do SOMETHING.
But what should I do? and why?
Well firstly – deadlines are good, they kick our bum to do something, even if it’s ultimately imperfect, we get it done, put it out and move on.
Also we have the technology, we have the ability and we have the platforms. We live at a point in history where getting stuff out into the world is easier than ever before and before you start grumbling about streaming services not paying artists enough, while you sip a $5 coffee, wearing a 75$ flouncy hipster scarf, this is Bandcamp and if you all cared so much about what artists were getting paid, you’d support more than you do.
Anyway, back to the album…
So what I did was do something which is entirely for me. It’s silly, weird, experimental, rough, scrappy, maddening and fun. I went back to my days in my bedroom as a teenager recording any old bollocks into my 4 track machine and decided to do the closest I could get to that as a 40+ adult.
This album will not be for most people and no one would ever follow up their most successful musical endeavour with something this ridiculous but I did and I care not for your judgements or opinions!
Who are we kidding, no one is reading this.
Anyway, lastly, what is Splang?
Listen and find out – this album has all the clues you need to find out.
Welcome to the all new Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures podcast “Meet The Fixtures” – the independent music podcast – Host Jon Cross talks to independent musicians about their history, their inspirations and their collaborations.
Throughout the pandemic of 2020 on the first Friday of every month, Bandcamp has been waiving its fees for the artists so they receive 100% of the earnings from any sale. This, the fact that 2020 has served up just so much to write about and that I felt people needed entertaining lead me to try and put a little new music out each time these “first Friday’s” hit.
It lead to 2020 being the most productive and prolific years I’ve had since I started writing music.
ukulele songs for quarantined kids
earlier in 2020, to help combat the tedium and troubles of quarantine and to hopefully spread a little entertainment and joy, I created ukulele videos in my kitchen. They can be found here:
watch our latest video
“You’re My Last Chance”
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