My new single, “Aaargh! (Everything’s a bit sh*t)” is 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. It’s now available to download on Bandcamp as a taster of my new album, “Sweets From Strangers”.

My two last singles are also available online: “Rewild Things”, is on Bandcamp and “Please Hold” is available to download on iTunes, and to stream on Spotify etc. You can listen to a short blast of it here:

There are also various other songs on the Majk Stokes youtube page: And a few of my songs are now on Soundcloud as well, including one or two you won’t be able to hear anywhere else…

My 2020 Christmas single, “Socks”, can be found on iTunes and similar places. Recorded at Offbeat Studios, we also did a little video for its B-side, The Facemask song: which is possibly the most scary you’ve ever seen me!

If you want to listen to some samples of my songs on the two albums “Too Much Caffeine” and “Time to Save the World”, you can find them on apple music:

The new album:

  • Another song with a ridiculously long title… bites the dust
  • One more cup of coffee, and then we’ll save the world
  • Baby you know what I want (part 1)
  • Testify
  • CAT (G)
  • Mars/Venus
  • I *heart* NY
  • IT support
  • Leeches
  • Baby you know what I want (part 2)
  • The bear of bad news
  • No man’s land (Daddy what did you do in the war?)
  • Superhuman alien homesick blues
  • Baby you know what I want (part 3)

The long-awaited second album:

  • Morning Song
  • Nitrogen
  • Too Much Caffeine
  • Morning, Noon and Night
  • I Spied a Merry Maiden
  • We Need the Bees
  • One of Those Days
  • XXXWhy?
  • Black with Milk
  • Dig that Archaeology
  • Insomnia
  • Call Off Christmas (Alas Poor Alan Rickman)
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  • Instant Coffee

And if you want to have a listen to some of Majk’s songs performed “live”, here are a couple to whet your appetite…

The Quaker Meeting House where I work in my day job overlooks Victoria Street, now widely accepted as at least a decent chunk of the inspiration behind “Diagon Alley” in the Harry Potter books… and a while ago, street artist Kat Robertson came and drew some bees on our pillars- and made one of them a Dumbledore bee! (Dumbledore is an old word for bumblebee- but you already knew that…)

… and because Kat and I are both supporters of Extinction Rebellion, Dumbledore has an XR badge on his hat…

… and we did a little recording of my song, “We Need The Bees”:

And just for good measure, this one was recorded at the Forest Cafe

An ancient folk song, which I wrote a few years ago. Like all old folk songs, it’s about sex. It’s also about Beltane, a reinvented Celtic festival at the start of summer, which the lefty, arty, hippie types of Edinburgh celebrate by running around in the middle of the night at the top of Calton Hill, wearing lots of body paint… and not very much else.