So what happened apart from online poker to cause you to veer away from the band thing?
We were always more highly-tipped than we were popular; we had some great tours supporting big bands (at the time, the Kaiser Chiefs were about the biggest band in the UK; The Noisettes, The Automatic, Rifles, Pipettes...), we played big festivals and one-off shows but when we went off on our own tours, it didn't amount to anything. I guess after a while we just lost heart. And then our record label/management started to doubt us, and when that happens it's the beginning of the end.
It was the best way I could imagine spending my early 20s, though. It was so much fun and I am still super-proud of what we did achieve
This is a track from my current solo project, Drown in Alchemy. It's kind of American Headcharge/Spineshank ish
recorded by me using the following:
M-audio Fast Track Pro
Korg Pandora (lol, I know... I'm a drummer - I get a pass, right?)
Drumkit from Hell samples programmed via FL Studio 8
Epiphone Thunderbird bass
Native Instruments Reaktor (synth percussion loops)
Ozone mastering software
I wouldn't be concerned about you vocals. It actually suits that style of music.
It actually reminded me a bit of Mike Patton when you changed vocal style at around :56
Wow, thanks. I wish I sounded like Mike Patton!
I mean I can get by as far as guitar and vocals -- I've been in bands since I was 13. Been playing drums for nearly 20 years. Which is kind of funny considering I program samples for drums and don't actually record them. But with the heavy rock/metal genre, you can definitely get away with it (provided you know what you're doing from a drumming standpoint).