Fine Excuses are a band. With four legs. Nick Parton and Johnny Rogers have piloted their rickety musical vessel through the choppy waters of 2006, the raging shitestorms of 2007, and have finally run aground on the crab-infested shores of 2008. It's been a long journey, with no toilet stops. The band has released two free-to-download EPs so far; Hail to the Harmless Grudge and Mild Peril. A full album's worth of drivel is coming soon. Email us if you want to go on a kind of mailing list thingy. So, come on. Release an excuse into the wild today.
Nick Parton - everything where RPM is concerned Johnny Rogers - other shit on official releases
Alternative,Electronic - Beat Driven
Three Pinned Assailants(2007)
As a guideline for making the album, I allocated one instrument per song, with the rest made up of items in my living room. I didn't always succeed, but it's been an interesting experiment to put such limitations on my writing process. I never planned to reinvent the wheel, but it provided a fertile framework for presenting standard songs in a newish way. Yep, I'm happy with it. A few samplers here: www.myspace.com/jamshacklecollective
At the risk of sounding like a pompous fool, I'm going to be doing something I call Self-Plunderphonics. Plunderphonics, for the unitiated, is 'any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition'(cheers Wikipedia...), and as the prefix suggests, I'm going to be raiding my own archives of half-finished missives for sample purposes. Unusually for my stuff, I don't plan to make it a vocal-led album (though some vocals aren't entirely out of the question). Been doing a bit too much singing of late, so I want to lose myself in some instrumental goodness. So there you go. Like the magpie bastard I am, I intend to rip myself off. Lovely.
Nick and a guitar, as live as possible, and only bowing to full band stuff when his performance is too rubbish to leave raw.