"When I was in Italy last, a local told me that whenever you build something, make it beautiful and build it to last."
Album title? Splinters
Where did the title of your new album come from? Well I always aim to put little bits of myself in songs… shave off little splinters of your soul or life. Songwriting is excavation of our lives and world… our hearts...
How many releases do you have now? Four all up including the DRAG album and EP.
How long did it take to write/record? I wrote over the course of a year or so. The recording took place over two sessions, with the aim that the first half would help inform what was needed in the second half.
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Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? Space and beauty. When I was in Italy last, a local told me that whenever you build something, make it beautiful and build it to last… that became my ethos from that point onwards.
What's your favourite song on it? Hmm, that changes but the one I'm quite proud of is called Lions And Tigers.
Will you do anything differently next time? Yes, I think I will record in a house somewhere… a different space with its own characteristics and just call people to join me at various stages.
When and where is your launch/next gig? The Triffid on 7 Nov!
Website link for more info? darrenmiddleton.com