Here I am again, almost a year since my last blog. Even after saying I would try to endeavour to keep it updated.
Everyone will be familiar with the saying, life gets in the way.
Musically, great news! The next album is at it's half way stage and it even has a title. But I am keeping that under my hat for the moment, but I hope to have a new single release by the end of July.
Once again, Pete Hackett (Cult of Wedge) will be producing, Damon Roots (both based in the midlands) will be keeping the beat, with some programming by Ronni O'Keefe (Liverpool). Jim Ballard (Phoenix, Arizona)will be helping out with the design and artwork and with any luck Steve Turnidge (Seattle) will be mastering. The new album has taken a lot longer to pull together but I am sure you will be really happy with the results once finished. Release date - Spring 2015!
Like a lot of indie artists & bands will have noticed lately, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to promote online and get noticed. The indie scene all over is saturated and it is really difficult to pick out the cream of the crop. Even after all these years (eight on the live scene and as a recording band) and (seven as a solo recording artist) - it is damn hard and sometimes frustrating and alot of the time depressing. The life span of a new album is very short, considering the amount of time it takes to make.
I think what I am saying is, please keep continuing to spread word. Whether an album/song is brand new or a year old - it is important for the independent artist that the music is never forgotten and is shown as much love as possible. It takes an age to make and it takes a loss financially to get it out there. Lets face it, unless you have a cult following who love you or you are already famous there is no money in it.
I still think about getting out there live and until I can find a band this will always be something that may happen in the future.
But my main aim to put together the next twelve track long player and we are already half way there.
Please don't get me wrong, this is not supposed to be a whiney woe is me kind of blog. In general life is good and I am extremely happy..........just need to sell more records :-)
My music is currently available for download at Itunes, Amazon & Bandcamp, CDs are also available from Bandcamp and at my website www.maxidunn.info. Welcome To Soonville is available also at CD Baby. Physical copies of The Neglected Gambit are still sold out unfortunately.
Take care everyone - Enjoy the world cup and see you later in the summer with brand new music.