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I've decided to gradually over a period of time post all the stupid albums I make that (some people, but mostly) no one ever hears. I'm aware that there's a Bootleg thread, but in these blog posts I can talk a bit more detailed about them, and if anyone has any questions I can also answer them.

The first album is one I recorded mid May 2009 within a week whilst house-sitting for a friend of mine in Manhattan.
The person in question was a musician and had a couple guitars lying around, as well as mini keyboards and drum pads for their kid to play on. The week in question was leading up to me coming back to the u.k to perform the Harold and Maude soundtrack at the BFI. I hadn't played guitar in quite a while having concentrated on playing piano so much at the start of the year. The new Lightspeed album had been finished for a couple months, also. All of this wanted mt to just write and play dumb jangly guitar pop with just chords and simple melodies over the top.

So I decided that in every gap in the week that I found myself sitting down, or watching t.v. or waiting for tea to brew or logging onto facebook. I would write and record a song instead, without any real thought behind it, and by making words up essentially as I went along.

I then uploaded it online at the end of the week onto my myspace page, but took it down within the hour due to embarrassment e.t.c

I'm not sure what's changed in me recently. But mainly due to developments personally I guess, and business-wise.
I just don't care anymore.

It's just music. It's always there if you want it, and doesn't need to be a big deal... maybe i'm not making sense.
Anyway. Enjoy.

House-Sitting Songs


1. "Tonight You Belond To Me (Patience and Prudence cover) featuring Charlotte Froom" 1:11
2. "Saleri's Deposit" 2:13
3. "Baby Baby Nooooo" 2:56
4. "Keep Me In The Cold" 2:22
5. "Never In A Million Years" 2:02
6. "You Didn't See A Thing" 1:48
7. "Fire In The Ocean (The Organ cover)" 1:54
8. "I Can't Wait Anymore" 2:26
9. "Is This Really Me?" 3:22
10. "The Ainslie In Us All" 2:08
11. "Repetititititit" 5:07

Tags: 1, bootlegs, house, sitting, songs

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Joel Huber Comment by Joel Huber on March 12, 2010 at 7:06pm
Thank you:]
Lloydy-boy69 Comment by Lloydy-boy69 on February 4, 2010 at 10:40pm
I've just heard 'Marlene' and its a cracker...been humming it ever since!

Cheers for the link :)
Danny Delgado Comment by Danny Delgado on January 8, 2010 at 1:12am
I get you. cant wait for the new album. thanks by the way
matthew butler Comment by matthew butler on December 14, 2009 at 5:03pm
love it!
Dan Rose Comment by Dan Rose on December 12, 2009 at 5:09pm
Downloading now. Don't worry, you ARE making sense =)
Looking forward to hear this, and whatever you come up with next.
Fernando Avelar Comment by Fernando Avelar on December 11, 2009 at 7:52pm
I love you
Tom Comment by Tom on December 11, 2009 at 1:24pm
Brilliant as always Dev, a true great musician, who always gives his fans something to listen to when were gagging for more.
Carlos Andrade Comment by Carlos Andrade on December 11, 2009 at 11:01am
Kilian Comment by Kilian on December 10, 2009 at 7:22pm
I really liked these songs, some real good ones :D
Clara. Comment by Clara. on December 9, 2009 at 7:11pm
I downloaded, and it's quite literally excellent. Keep going. I feel a Basement Tapes type fandango coming on.


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