As the summer festivals wind down, the live music continues to thrive in Chester city this Autumn. This October, online music magazine Soundsphere (soundspheremag.com) and Sourdough present their exciting second event in Chester, following their successful event last year.
Hailing from Blackpool, Harrison Rimmer’s gruff, passionate sounds have resonated with many over the years, with core influences ranging from Frank Turner to Springsteen via Nirvana. This new stuff however, is a little more pop-orientated, and takes its direction from the sweeter, more romantic sensibilities of Savage Garden and the heart-on-sleeve anthemic quality of Manchester Orchestra.
Hull, UK based soundtrack and minimal electronic composer, Dom Sith (otherwise known as Dom Smith of Mary And The Ram, Seep Away and The Parasitic Twins) returns with a new video game-style track that’s heavily influenced by cyberpunk culture. He comments: “Man, I’ve always loved the culture of cyberpunk, and I wanted to build something that could soundtrack someone’s emotions if they were either playing, or inside this video game…in my head! Ha!”
Featuring lighter chiptune elements that move away from Sith’s darker sound, this represents a move towards more peaceful sonic exploration. “I’m not a vocalist, I’ve made peace with that now, I mean…I do miserable spoken word bollocks from time-to-time, but that’s about it. I want to focus my energy on soundtrack stuff that makes people chill out, and get them to imagine, if only for a moment that they are in another world.”