As previously stated I find it almost impossible to write a happy tune or a love song there always needs to be a sting in the tale or a twist. When I write I like to take the listener on a narrative journey along with the characters I am writing about . When I am not writing for Ghastly Murder (which is my solo project) I write songs and sing in the band The Filthy Spectacula who’s songs are mainly about the themes of death , drink and debauchery . Within this solo project I explore still dark themes but within a different setting . The world of Ghastly Murder is set within a post apocalyptic world where society has broken down into tribes and ancient gods and demons are summoned (that is what the song Twitch is about on the new E.p.- the rise and demise of gory emminence’. I originally planned to make a loosely themed (& quite unfashionable ) concept album that drew from the themes and events of this time, but currently I could not afford the luxury of an albums worth of studio time so the E.P. is a nice introduction to that.
Lyrically what inspires me is either a turn of phrase, or a tale to tell but occasionally I will become a bit abstract depending on the song, for example the phrase ‘est spiritus. Et glorious’ that is chanted in the song TWITCH comes from a message or phrase that was spelt out by using an Ouija board session andquite out of The either but a good phrase non the less.
Musically, I write mainly on guitar. Looking for interesting chord structures or I will attempt to write something on an instrument I am not used to so as to find the unexpected. I wish I could write riffs and I do on occasion but I think if a song sounds good stripped down then it will work once arranged and added to….I love noise but at the heart of it there needs to be melody or a hook, this is what I try to capture