So this is a new band. So far it is myself on guitar and lead vocals, with my good friend Andy Beck on bass and vocals. We’ll probably use a temporary/session drummer or we’ll recruit Mark from Paperfriend. Who knows?
Anyway, I’ve been working on some demos and stuff, and I’ve written a lot of songs that are very personal to me, and would be weird if Ladbrooke from Paperfriend sung them, hence I’ve started this project. For those who don’t already know Andy and I, we used to make music in a post-punk band called Circle of Destruction before he moved to Berlin. The music was generally terrible, but we had fun making it. Floreat will retain the fun aspect of our old band, but it will be better in all aspects.
Paperfriend is by no means dead, in fact I’m more committed than ever to it. I just want to write edgier material that wouldn’t necessarily suit Paperfriend. I’ve invested far too much time and money to stop committing myself to Paperfriend at this point in time. I’ve always been the kind of guy to have my fingers in as many pies as possible, and Floreat is just myself doing that.
Musically, Floreat will have our own sound, but we’ll be channeling early Biffy Clyro, Pulled Apart by Horses, early Lower Than Atlantis, We Are The Ocean, and lots of other alternative and indie rock bands from the UK.
Let’s see where Floreat goes!