the debut album is now finished and we are planning the release for early 2022 on vinyl, CD and all digital formats. it will be called simply, 'wor_kspace'. there are two singles planned between now and then so make sure you sign up to get notified of when things are happening as there will be some excellent free stuff coming your way when you do.
I have recently started a new podcast with Gareth Perrie. On it we basically chat about our musical and other experiences and occasionally interview interesting people. It's called 'The Scottish Indie Music Podcast'. It's a bit of fun and could also be interesting for people who like wor_kspace, The Smart Set or any of our other endeavours....
happy new year!
I have to say, 2020 has not been all bad for me, although it's had its ups and downs. I know it has been dreadful for many, but without lockdown, I doubt whether work_space would ever have been conceived.
Now, here I am facing 2021 with a fairly successful debut single under my belt and a record deal with one of the best labels on the planet right now, Glass Modern - sharing a roster with some of my very favourite artists.
So, the next single is one I'm very proud of. It's called 'transfer' and the cover art is another watercolour / biro creation of my own, this time of the International Space Station. It's out on Friday 8th of January, but you can check out the video here:
All best, for 2021
Wor_kspace teeshirts are here! Get this classic design now so that in 20 years time, when they're selling them in Primark to people who don't know who or what 'wor_kspace' is, you can proudly boast that you got them from the band when they came out.
To celebrate #JohnLennon80, I recorded my electro version of 'woman'.
I thought I would talk about that line from 'weekend' which comes near the end of the song. I planned to propose to my wife whilst on a short trip to play in Norway with BMX Bandits a few years ago. She had identified the ring she wanted from a little antique shop in Finnieston, Glasgow and I knew that if I wanted to get it for going to Norway, I had a very short window. I had no money and I scrabbled around, still a pound short, to get this ring. In despair, I was about to give up when I found a pound coin in the ashtray of the car. That allowed me to get the ring to take to Norway.
A few days later, in the beautiful town of Egersund, I proposed in a restaurant where a Norwegian choir happened to be dining. When they saw what was going on they came over and sang us a romantic accapella song and poured us some champagne.
The title comes from the name of an 80s band called 'weekend' who were associated with Young Marble Giants. No? Anyway, they were great and check out my bandcamp description if you want more info on that.
The vocal sample you hear is Ray Macdonald and the bass guitar is played by Al Vann.
It was recorded during covid lockdown in my analogue mountain studio in mount florida, glasgow.
Obvz, I hope you like it and if you do, why not head along to my spotify or apple page and enjoy playlists I have made of music that inspired it? That might not be fully working til mid august, but...
Since I'm asking you to do stuff, how about signing up to the mailing list? Then I can give you news of exclusives, free stuff and the like and that would be cool.
Love oo. Speak soon
The debut single from wor_kspace is called 'weekend' and is out on Bandcamp on Friday 28th August and on all other streaming services on Friday 11th September, 2020.