Martin Carr, the former guitarist and songwriter for shoegaze/Britpop greats The Boo Radleys, is working on his first solo album in five years, and as a taster, he's releasing a new single, "Flames," this Friday (11/26) via Sonic Cathedral. It's a little different than anything Carr has done before, embracing technology in new ways with a technicolor cut-and-paste style that feels very now, but still with his Beatles-informed melodic style.
“I wrote it on the guitar, it’s very simple, then I started throwing sounds at it,” Martin says. “I love to make collages and my music production method is identical. I move stuff around; I cut and bend and turn. I’m not after any particular sound or style, I try to be disciplined in the studio, but I wouldn't want anything to dampen the thrill of inspiration that moves so fast, you can't catch it all.” It's pretty terrific and comes with an eye-popping video that also incorporates Carr's collage style. That premieres in this post, and you can watch below.