My new single, “Aaargh! (Everything’s a bit sh*t)” is now available to download on Bandcamp. It’s an anthem for the 2020’s: I think it captures the zeitgeist quite succinctly. It’s not much of a spoiler alert to say that it’s one of the very few songs I’ve written that includes a naughty word… but I think it’s rather cathartic, and it’s got a nice easy chorus you can join in with.
Rewild Things is also on Bandcamp and helped to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. It’ll probably find its way onto Spotify etc at some point.
My previous single, “Please Hold”, is now available to download on iTunes, and to stream (if you must!) on Spotify etc. You can listen to a short blast of it here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1573827474?app=itunes
Socks and Facemasks
My 2020 Christmas single, “Socks”, can also be found on iTunes and similar places. We also did a little video for its B-side, The Facemask song: which is possibly the most scary you’ve ever seen me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulP11io_Jpw&feature=youtu.be
Two of my albums are available online now:
Time to Save the World
The New Album:
- Another song with a ridiculously long title… bites the dust- A short introduction: I realised that I have a habit of coming up with overlong song titles, so I thought I’d play with that idea.
- One more cup of coffee, and then we’ll save the world- The song that links the last album, Too Much Caffeine, and this one.
- Baby you know what I want (part 1)- The song of an ageing rocker, who can’t remember what he came in here for.
- She said- On past girlfriends and communicating with them.
- Testify- QI- style interesting fact: in Roman times, men proved their loyalty or honesty by swearing on their balls. I think this should be introduced into modern politics, as in “cut off my balls if I’m lying.”
- CAT (G)- On cats and genetics.
- Mars/Venus- An archetypal story of man meets woman, into which I’ve woven all the rhymes for the two planets that I could think of… except that one.
- I *heart* NY- My first experiment with looping. And beatboxing. And rap. I hope anyone from NY who hears this one will forgive me.
- IT support- I’m having some trouble with my PC…
- Leeches- Not my favourite creatures. Written with my sister while walking the Overland Track in Tasmania
- Baby you know what I want (part 2)- Am I the only person in the world who uses the word “dooflinger”?
- The bear of bad news- An environmental song, featuring two of my favourite bears, and some of the troubles they face in the world today.
- No man’s land (Daddy what did you do in the war?)- A warning of what might happen if we don’t get our act together.
- Superhuman alien homesick blues- Saving the world is not going to be easy, especially if you’re trying to do it all on your own.
- Baby you know what I want (part 3)- Sooner or later we all get to the stage when a replacement brain would probably be useful
Too Much Caffeine
The long-awaited second Album:
- Morning Song- Some people are morning people. I’m not.
- Nitrogen- We need to talk about nitrogen.
- Too Much Caffeine- You know what? I need another cup of coffee.
- Morning, Noon and Night- On love and other mental health issues.
- I Spied a Merry Maiden- An old folk song, about sex. And about Beltane, a Celtic Festival at the start of summer which the lefty, hippie, arty people of Edinburgh celebrate by running around on Calton Hill wearing lots of body paint… and not always much else.
- We Need the Bees- An environmental song.
- One of Those Days- The album’s token blues number. Sort of.
- XXXWhy?- A song about the differences between men and women.
- Black with Milk- How I take my coffee. (A set of jigs.)
- Dig that Archaeology- Why did Indiana Jones get depressed? Because he realised that his career was in ruins.
- Insomnia- Baby I just can’t get enough melotonin.
- Call Off Christmas (Alas Poor Alan Rickman)- A tribute to a great actor. I think I managed to get most of his films in there.
- Wake Up and Smell the Coffee- Another environmental song, in which the creatures of the Earth tell the human race to get a grip.
- Instant Coffee- An exposition on instant coffee and what I think of it.
Both albums recorded at Offbeat Studios
To order a CD, please fill in a contact form. Price £10 + p&p
(To find them, look under “Majk Stokes” on itunes. If you look under “Majk”, there’s another performer who I believe is Kosovan and much more serious than I am. Do not get the two of us confused!)