Hello, and welcome to Hurt Records. This is the first in a multi-part interview with Benn about his musical, YouTube, and gaming ventures. The interviewer was Hurt media contributor Jacob Evans.
Hello, I’d like to spend some time explaining some of the changes that are taking place to the original Zombies records. For those of you who didn’t know, I’m currently re-working (that’s probably the best term) the first record as well as the third record. But what does that mean? Well in it’s simplest form it means I’m taking songs that were recorded on a laptop with a single microphone, into the new studio which is slightly better equipped. I’ve always had a problem with the first album and even more problems with the third album… to me they are.. … Read More
Hello everyone, I just wanted to spend a few minutes talking about Portraits. It's been such an incredible journey and I can't resist boring you with some words. Early last year we started writing songs for the album. The basis of most of the songs came from John who wrote huge drum scores and sent them to me in a demo format. I would then spend quite a substantial amount of time working those drum parts into full songs. It's not a standard way of working but it absolutely is the only way that we will be able to write.. … Read More
The end of 2015 is just around the corner and so I thought I'd recap the last year here on Hurt Records before this year ends. It's been such a creative year for me here and luckily I've been really invested and interesting in every project that I was involved in. I thought I’d just talk a bit about some of the releases from this year… The Upsidedown (EP) from Quiet One was released in 2015 and it was a slightly darker step for Quiet One in terms of lyrical content. One of the songs called 'Spider' came from the.. … Read More
It's me again. It's been a really busy month here in Two Down land. We've been placing the finishing touches on our upcoming record and I'm counting down the days until we unleash it. I've never been a part of something like this and the scope of what we are trying to achieve is almost palpable at this point. At this juncture we are left 'in limbo' as we have been told to live with our current versions of songs for a week to gauge whether we think they need anything else in our FINAL recording day in three days.. … Read More
We have been in the studios for a solid week now and so I thought that now would be an opportune moment to explain the process and give you some sort of update. On Monday (19th Jan) we travelled up to a studio in North-West London to start the tracking process for our album. For the last three months we've been tracking some fairly extensive demos so that our entry into the studio process would be more focused. About six months ago we decided to leave the older songs (from the original album) and move forward with a new set of.. … Read More