The brand new Martin Carr single ‘Flames’ is out now on all digital platforms.
The former Boo Radleys songwriter and guitarist’s first release fore Sonic Cathedral is a fascinating three minutes, which takes in odd, Oneohtrix Point Never-style experimentation before bursting into a brilliant, Beatles-esque chorus.
“I wrote it on the guitar, it’s very simple, then I started throwing sounds at it,” Martin explains. “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.”
Lyrically, the song is all about communication, or the lack of it. “I’m a terrible communicator,” he says. “I’m self-absorbed and hardly have time for anything that lies beyond the front door.”