This week I’m on tour with Furrow – as this is published I’ll be headed to Power Lunches in Dalston to do probably my biggest gig to date. It’s all a little scary, but really exciting. Touring spoken word is a little different to a straight forward band tour – often promoters aren’t interested, or don’t perceive spoken word as filling the same space as music. For those reasons, I set up a Facebook group for DIY Spoken Word Touring and I’ve had a positive response so far.
This week saw Valentine’s Day pass us by, it was yucky. I’ve been listening to specific albums; namely the bitter Crush Songs album by Karen O… Note the lyric “…love is soft, love’s a fucking bitch.” Continuing with a similar sound, but with more coy lyrics, i’d also recommend Florist; lofi bedroom pop out of Brooklyn.
I think loads of people will ask me about my influences in literature this week. In addition to the bands that I mention on this blog, I am massively inspired by internet cult figure Steve Roggenbuck. He is fearless in his delivery of absurd statements, I want to be like that. You might also be familiar with his work through a cover on a Shakusky album from a couple of years ago, which is also very cool.