Atlum Schema

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire GB

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Genres:Alternative Pop, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Bio: I AM A MUSICIAN AND WRITER. I LIVE IN A TOWN CALLED LEAMINGTON SPA. IT IS NEITHER IN THE NORTH NOR SOUTH OF ENGLAND; IT IS IN THE MIDDLE.
I have been fortunate that my music has taken me to many places, in different directions and through a range of lineups.

I have spent the past two and a half years developing new perspectives on the fragile nature of human existence, helping care for a friend who was tragically diagnosed with a rapidly debilitating and imprisoning form of Lewy Body Dementia in 2011. During this time I took an inadvertent step back from writing and performing music.

Little did I know that a new project was bubbling and taking shape under the surface all the while. During this period I have built this ever-growing blog and podcast (Sheep Dressed Like Wolves). And it is largely thanks to the website that Year 0 has found a platform from which to launch.

The album came together over just two weeks in the summer of 2013.

It confronts themes of loss, the frailty of the human body, the potential strength of human spirit and the absurd attention and importance we collectively give to futile things. Initially intended as a stripped back, acoustic record, it grew through the recording process into an ambient spirited, reflective, electronic exploration of the human condition. It is about discovering within the past the inescapable clues to the mysteries of the future, and that every passing moment is a new opportunity to change things.

Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to play a number of great shows and worked with a diverse range of artists such as The Enemy, Noah and the Whale, Amy Studt, Lanterns on the Lake, Tom Robinson, Two Door Cinema Club, Post War Years, David Knopfler, Duke Special, Cocknbullkid, and Son of Dave to name a few.
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