Genres:Alternative Pop, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Andy Mort has played in bands since before his voice broke, starting behind the drums as a schoolboy in Leamington Spa. In 2004 he took seven months after leaving school to write and produce his debut album, The Final Scene, which was a collection of thoughts and sounds from somewhere deep inside. Atlum Schema was born and June 2005 saw the first live outing, which comprised of Andy, a guitar, piano and a loop box.
Ever since, apart from releasing a mini EP and completing a degree in Southampton, he has been travelling between bedrooms, kitchens, garages and hallways playing live and working on the follow up LP. The self-titled 11-track album has taken three years of evolution and reworking. At points Andy was forced to stop and use his imagination in order to raise the necessary funds to carry on recording and now release the LP on his own label. It was ‘inspired by the Wild West and a fascination with human interaction, influence and submission’ apparently.
After working completely alone on the debut album, the follow up is supported by much more organic foundations as Andy enlisted the help of others with, among other things extra drums, guitars and cellos. He recorded and produced it all himself between Warwick and Southampton, living through four different houses before handing the songs over to be mixed and mastered by John Rivers in Leamington Spa. To fund the mixing process, during the summer of 2008 Andy undertook a challenge to write, record and distribute a new song every week for five months for anyone who signed up through the one-off payment that entitled them to receive all twenty tracks. It has been his innovative and creative drive that has led people to follow and eagerly anticipate whatever he might come up with next. He has sold some of his possessions in order to fund the release of the first single, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and has booked and is promoting a mini UK tour during October and November. The single has also been remixed by Camp America, who has also re-worked recent singles for Bloc Party and Athlete.