Longer readers of the website will recall the English indie musician Lawrence Bray.
I have had the opportunity to hear numerous demo tracks – the latest of which I am able to share being Behind My Eyes. My advice is to also look forward to hearing the rest of the collection I have had privy with which to engage.
Lawrence Bray from Ampthill in England is a rock musician who those of longer eyes will recognise.
Infusions of Brit-pop are melded with 60’s guitar driven rock with fastidious eye to detail. However don’t feel that this is a prescriptive remedy as the core of the sounds reflect of a life of incorporeal contextualism and the audience is left with a living being.
Those of older readership will recognise the Lawrence from ScenicLife with his distinctive vocal and surprisingly as a solo artist the sound is far stronger and less packaged as he allows himself to the space to explore the extremities of self extrapolation without it ever becoming a nascent sound as the few tracks that I have been able to hear are fully formed.
On live acoustic performance there is an implied vulnerability, on the other hand a three track studio release – BEST SERVED LOUD – finds a confidence which is nothing but a delight.
How this can be transposed to Stage, time will tell, but it will make for an intriguing transition. For a track I list inside my personal favourites of the year thus far Not Backing Down and I look forward to this being replicated in live performance.
Lawrence Bray of the English band ScenicLife joined me for a conversation considering digital and physical releases.
The series is being republished in audio format from older posts and I am now ready to book ongoing interviews with musicians, music professionals and music fans to discuss the music industry from the perspective of independent music. If you would be interest in getting involved please drop me a note to tim @ emergingindiebands.com