Prisoners Of Love And Hate
Released 22nd September, 2023.
Night School was set up around 12 years ago because my friends and I couldn’t find a platform to care about and release our music. I created the label to release their music and my own and so here is the third Apostille album proper, Prisoners Of Love And Hate, self-released on Night School Records. It’s the best record I’ve ever made, in my opinion. I hope you like it but if you don’t, that’s all ok.
Apostille is my own project, started around the time of the label. I’ve been fortunate to release on several of my favourite underground, DIY labels but ultimately I felt it was best to take full responsibility for this one. It’s a celebration of togetherness, the desires and emotions we’re imprisoned and liberated by. There’s some swearing on it. There are love songs on it. It’s unofficially a survey of almost every “pop” genre I love. Some songs overtly or covertly reference my favourite 90s and 00s dance hits, Meat Loaf, The Cure… Apostille is my attempt to transcribe and share experience, memory and emotions as directly as I can.
Prisoners Of Love And Hate was recorded in Full Ashram Celestial Garden, in Glasgow with Lewis Cook of Free Love.
Saturday Night, Still Breathing is taken from the new Apostille album. Prisoners Of Love And Hate is released in September but you can stream Saturday Night now. It’s a celebration of being together, living in one space with other hearts, thrumming together. I wrote it when we couldn’t do that. I freaking love Whigfield’s Saturday Night, I love Saturday nights in general. The song is as earnest as I can make it, take it at face value. I wanted something to celebrate so I wrote a song to celebrate.