Convergent video

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/convergent-ep/id623060597
Or direct in high quality: http://scrimshire.bandcamp.com/album/convergent

Camera/DOP: David Strutt
Producer: Kathryn Golding
Director/Editor: Adam Scrimshire

The first taster of Scrimshire’s highly anticipated third opus, “Bight”, exemplifies progressions made both as a singer-songwriter and producer since his acclaimed second album, “The Hollow”.

“Convergent” is a tense, taut and hypnotic ode to a strained and suffocating relationship, that also questions blind faith, in all its senses. Scrimshire’s trademark guitars make way for doom laden synths, snappy drums and the man himself’s mournful yet extremely hooky vocals. Shades of James Blake perhaps, but this is the first glimpse of an album that definitely has a sound all of his own.

Remixes are to come from man-of-the-moment Yosi Horikawa, Mazoulew and more. “Bight” will be released in May, and Scrimshire will be performing a live show at The Shacklewell Arms in London’s fashionable Dalston on March 14th. All to come, but in the meantime, enjoy this early slice of synthesised soul from Wah Wah 45’s finest.

Alignment out now – see the video

I was struggling with getting a video together for this track – I had a fair few ideas, but the all kept being quite complex and I was running out of time.

Plus, in all honesty, my ind had moved on. I am busy recording tracks for the new album and I was finding it difficult to commit to thinking about this old project.

Then Dom proposed an excellent idea which was to work with Exceeda (Xavier Perkins), the man behind the visuals of many a Wah Wah live show.

Xav has come up with this excellent mashup of old movies that works around the idea of that explosive moment of a first kiss.

Have a look and tell me what you think – it really made me grin. Also, be sure to grab the single… xx

Soundwave – I hadn’t fogotten you

I’d hoped I could share more with you but on returning from the incredible Soundwave festival in Croatia (relocated from gorgeous Petrcane to gorgeous Tisno this year) I realised I am not cut out as a reporter, journalist, photo journalist or anything similar.

I was too busy actually enjoying all the immense music and conversations (hello Eric Lau – lets remember to educate not litigate) and cider ultimately.

On Friday morning I played with Stac, with Faye Houston and Abi on the backing vocal duties too. I got to site about 20 mins before so it was a shock performance which was followed by a sharpish trip to the beach for some swimming.

We had a Wah Wah 45s vs. First Word boat party that night too, with DJ Gilla, myself, Dom Servini, Ross PTH, and Alex (Soulist) and Pierre (Fulgeance) otherwise known as Souleance. It was big and beautiful. 4 hours at sea. I’ve wanted to do that since I went to Garden Festival for the first time 5 years ago.

On Saturday I took my own band on to the main stage for 50 mins, which was a beautiful experience. Especially thanks to the amazing guys working back stage there. So cool. Of course mosrly thanks to my amazing band Faye Houston, Paul Hodson (a man who now knows a lot of people and is never short of a toilet story), Dave Koor (a man who already knew a lot of people) and Benji Bouton (the man who has played with everyone).

Straight afterwards we had a Wah Wah 45s three hours down on the beach bar followed by making human pyramids.

On our day off, Sunday, it rained. Predictable really.

So many highlights I could mention, Amber States, Tanya Auclair, Szjerdene, Oddisee and Tranqill (Oddisee you brought a lump to my throat and a little tear to my eye, beautiful music with beautiful sentiments, unsurprisingly), big up Amelia and Put Me On It for providing exceptional Sunday entertainment (and has done a better job of documenting it in photos than me – check these Soundwave Photos).

I had my first proper conversation with Eska, at last, so lovely to speak properly with you.

I lost my mind to Matthew Halsall, lost my mind – such an incredible set and possibly my crowning point. Kidkanevil came close on the beach bar on Saturday night though too.

Anyway, hello Soundcrash, can I come back next year please? Check the video highlights I did manage to get up there ^^^

And check out just a couple of things you should grab down there  vvv

A Promise Is All It Was – live, acoustic, in the snow…

candles

As the snow finally came down on Saturday night, I grabbed all my candles, my camera and tripod, my scarf, two tshirts, a jumper, a heavy coat, 2 pairs of trousers and headed out into the snow.

I came back for my guitar shortly after too.

And more candles. Then I tried to take a lamp out and severely cut a finger on my right hand and thought I’d screwed the whole thing up.

Taped up and ready to go I went back in to the garden and recorded this video of A Promise Is All It Was. I hope you like it. I enjoyed it as the snow came down, regardless of my cold fingers and my guitar not wanting to stay in tune. It was cold and lovely.