Goodbye Spotify

I’m afraid this post is only bad news. Yesterday, Daniel Ek – founder of Spotify – declared publically that he will be investing €100 million in an AI defence tech start up. Let’s just think about that for a second. Daniel Ek created a platform that allowed listeners to stream music from millions of artists,… read more»

It’s been a while…

Today marks four years since I last played a gig a proper gig as Steve and the Sea. There’s been a number of reasons for that; shortly after this gig I moved to Brighton where I had little to no space for practising. When I did have space I went around and around rebuilding my… read more»

I’m moving to Hamburg.

Three years ago I found myuself in something of a rut. I’d just taken redundancy from my job, I’d just come out of a relationship and I was getting itchy feet. So I found myself a Masters degree at the other end of the country, packed up my life and moved down to Brighton. I… read more»

Steve and the Tee…shirt…

Hey friend, how’s it going? Hope you haven’t been too impacted by all that’s going on right now and that you’re doing as well as you can. I just wanted to drop you a line to say I finally have a t-shirt up for sale. It’s up on Mercht and you can order it today!… read more»

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When I planned my second EP – by which I mean, when the plan really started to come together – we were living in a very different world. Granted; it was still a world full of fear, confusion and a bleak future, but this is something else entirely. I had hoped for this EP to… read more»

Refill my heart…

As you may already know, I’ve been working on some new music lately. I’m very excited to let you know that this coming Friday, 20th March, I’ll be releasing my first single in 4 years. Finally. Sleep Now might be one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written. I’m really proud of it, and I… read more»


2019 has come to a distressing end. November felt like the end of Star Wars: A New Hope; it felt like we were in place to blow up the Death Star and overthrow the evildoers. But we’re only half way through December and we’ve skipped straight to the start of Return of the Jedi. The… read more»

Recording in progress

An image of music gear set up for recording

Getting set up for finishing off recording the next EP. Songs are mostly written, a plan has formed, release schedules are penciled in, artwork is slowly emerging, it’s very much taking shape. A few things I can tell you so far: I call it an EP, but there will be 10 tracks. Some are full… read more»

What’s up?

Hey, how’s it going? This is where I tell you once again that new music is still in progress and once again set another self imposed deadline that I’ll once again miss. This attempt to make new music right now is not so much a creative pursuit as a battle within myself. It’s a fight… read more»


What’s this? Oh nothing. I’ve said more than enough times that I’m working on a new EP. For a long time that meant saving some guitar patterns to memory and little else. A couple of songs popped up along the way, but nothing I’d call finished. A couple of weeks ago that all changed. The… read more»