As some of you may already know, blogging and youtubing isn’t my only venture. Music has been a part of my life… forever. In some manner I have performed from an early age and writing music I’d say was my release from reality.
Youtubing and blogging, sure it’s fun, it’s what I do day to day, however put me infront of a mic and I’ll be in my element. I’ll be somewhere where I feel I truly belong. It fills me with confidence, pride and makes me feel free.
Box of Light started about two years ago as a 5 piece, we toured the country at various festivals over the summer months, we released a few singles and videos, moved into a huge house together which was a creative hub for months. It then came to a point where most of the band members needed to set sail on their own, to pursue life. Me and Conor wanted the Box of Light saga to continue, the flame hadn’t burnt out for us, in fact we were both brimming with new ideas and just couldn’t say goodbye. Adam, our guitar player, lives really far away, he still plays with us live, but all the writing and other leg work it left to me and Conor Babes.
After writing a 5 track EP together then going on a 7 day UK tour, myself and Conor’s passion and dedication was not done in vain. This for us was our much needed reboot. Swirling surf rock, 70s psychedelic and elements of 50s doo-wops and our love for the summer months created a strong cocktail of sound that we are so proud of!
The personal struggle that I am facing however is separating youtube from my music, it can happen too easy that people assume we are a youtube band. No offence to youtube musicians, but we like to do things differently, or should I say more traditionally. I admit in the past some of my ideas that involved youtube were probably not the best, but its sort of like mixing work with your social life. You like separation because it it gives you different outlets to go down. We pride ourselves on being totally DIY and somewhat analogue (well literally, we recorded our EP onto tape).
We have finished our EP titled ‘ Gone forever’ and its available to buy on Itunes. If you click the big snazzy pic below it will take you straight there. I want to thank Ollie for these amazing Images and Paige for designing our Ep Cover.