Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vintage Vella

Andy Vella of Parched Art it turns out is responsible for many of the classic early record sleeves for The Cure. Many of which I have been inspired by for a long time for their simplicity and Art-School charm. This one looks to be closely related to the single for Primary (circa 81).

Check out the new book Obscure

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Street Art | NZ

Photo by John Raftery, Artist Unknown

A friend spotted this one the other day while on holiday in Christchurch, NZ

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Segal | The Fens

Loving the sounds on this electro album by Segal with it's layers of building swirling synths & fat dancy beats... Was inspired to find out who was behind the title music on the UK TV series Skins and the more recents soundtracks for Skins-Fire, Pure & Rise.

This album works as a whole and never gets boring... it gets stuck in your head and is full of surprising moments that lead into imagined worlds.

Available for download but you can hear it all on Souncloud.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tell All Your Friends | Lily Allen - Remix

"Tell all of your friends"... This is the Stormset mix of the Lily Allen song Sheezus, entered in the Lily Allen remix competition on Soundcloud... the deadline is here!!

It's cool to have the opportunity to remix one of Lily Allen's songs, as it was partly from reading an article about how she worked with producer Greg Kurstin using Logic Pro 9 on her second album 'It's Not You, It's Me, that made me take the plunge and inspired me to learn more about the program... 

Still learning by the way.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Street Heart

Some cool street art... spotted the other day. One of the many tiny treasures to be found on the streets of Adelaide.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lilly Allen | Remix

Just finished putting the finished touches on a new remix of Lilly Allen's song Sheezus, part of another cool remix comp on Soundcloud... experimenting with the flex tool and varispeed in Logic Pro 9... mix up soon. Stay posted!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What Is That Sound? | Lamb - Heaven Remix Competition

Still searching for my old Lamb concert tickets to upload.... I know I have them somewhere?

Anyway, it's exciting to be working on a remix of the song Heaven as part of another awesome remix competition that UK electronic band Lamb are running. The winning composition will be chosen to be included on the D-side of the upcoming vinyl reissue of their classic album 'What Sound'... one of my favourites.

Remixing a song like 'Heaven' is a real challenge as it somehow needs to be different enough yet maintain the feel and integrity of the original and retain all the elements that make it such a special song...

Stay posted for the remix! 

In the meantime check out the previous Butterly Effect Remix

Friday, May 30, 2014

Totally Addicted To Bass

Loving the new Squire Fender V1-Bass!!
The wait is finally over... have waited so long to play one of these babies and it sure lives up to expectation with it's unique chime-like bass sound. As someone who loves to play both guitar and bass It's gonna be great fun adding this into live and recorded performances.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Storm In A Tea Cup | MMM'14

Wearing my latest hand painted t-shirt 'STORM IN A TEA CUP' at the Bowerbird Markets on the weekend. Lots of cool stalls filled with creativity & inspiration.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Me Made May 14


Me Made May... here we go

'I, Simon from Stormset sign up as a participant of 

I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or hand-painted item of clothing on a minimum of 2 days per week for the duration of May 2014. 

"May the odds be ever in your favour..."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lazed | Free Download

FREE DOWNLOAD of the song LAZED from the Just Like Fashion EP is now up on the new  look Unearthed page. Click the link to download. 

"Sleep the dream, called awake"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bass Chimes

The vintage classic Fender V1 bass... Wow!! The wait is finally over. I can't believe this baby is now available in Squire's Vintage Modified series... this will be adding (very shortly) another dimension to the Stormset sound for sure.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Olympics | May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favour

It's great to hear the girls from Pussy Riot were released in the nick of time to enjoy the Sochi Winter Olympics... by the way, is just me or did the opening ceremony have a touch of The Hunger Games about it?

"And may the odds be ever in your favour"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Top 101 | Three D Radio

A nice suprise... 'Just Like Fashion' cruised in at number 58 in this year's Three D Radio Top 100+1... Was invited into the new studio for a short live to air interview.
Thanks Three D for all your support!! 

Congrats to all the other cool Adelaidian acts that made it into the mix too... was such a fun day and it was great hearing all the interviews and music throughout the day.

To celebrate we are giving away three copies of the Just Like Fashion CD. Just jump over and 'Like' the Stormset facebook page or leave a comment and we'll randomly choose a winner.

Check out the full interview here