Creators Blog Series
1/12/2020 - Introduction to Series
Like so many others our life has been turned upside by the Covid 19 pandemic.
After living in the UK for just over 10 months, we were just about to move to Bristol when the 2nd lockdown began. Seeing this as not the ideal time to find a house and work etc we decided to leave and see out the whole virus situation on the island of Tenerife. We hope to return in the new year.
Creativity is always key to our lives, and essentially over the past year after being starved of gigs and with all of our electronic gear in the UK, we are left here on the island with tap shoes, a guitar our voices, bodies for body percussion & a video camera.
So we have decided to take this pandemic as a positive creative opportunity and that these things we have with us and these things alone will make up the premise for a project titled 'Soapbox 21'.
With so many months of introspection across the lockdown period, we have both found ideas and words have flowed with many lyrics taking on a darkly humourous and at times nostalgic look at the political and societal situation in the here and now.
We aim to mix the songs with documentary shorts which explore some of the themes the songs take on.
As the project is very much in the seed stage we thought it would be interesting to share in a blog format how songs and ideas grow, evolve or not as it could it be! Sign Up to our mailing list for monthly updates or go one better and get involved with the Forum where we will be exploring the themes of the songs further.
Here we go - Soapbox 21!
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2/8/2021 - Peasant Life
This is a fun song that takes a look at living through the mad eye of capitalism & politics.
We filmed it in the a forest near where we live. Listen for the natural reverb in the trees - nice!
Like the others on this page this one is still in development but it's starting to find its feet.
See what you think?
28/7/2021- She Talks in Her Sleep
This song has travelled with us a long time.
Those who know us from pre Kid Hyena days will probably know it. The version here is slightly different but the essence is the same.
We think it fits nicely with this bunch of newly written material, see what you think?