Fun For a New Year ...
Speed of Sound ....
to use some of my Pictures for their new Video ..
released later this month .. I will keep you briefed}
Here is a
quick peek of two of the stills;
included are some of the originals}:-
John Armstrong - Guitars/Vocals
Kevin Roache – Bass
& (since October 2014) eighteen year old
Owen Deane on Drums.
Speed of Sound have been ‘lurking’ in Manchester’s
underground scene since 1989.
They have been described as:-
****“a cool mix of punk and The Byrds 5th Dimension
by Berlin based counter-culture DJ Lord
****“a merger between Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling
Stones and Lou Reed”
The Speed of Sound’s music is a brand of original
independent music, unfettered and unchained by mainstream music industry
Their song Checkered Land (inspired by Alice Through
The Looking Glass)
was on their 1989 EP and is a live favourite, the band
picked it as the next video and rerecorded it with the new line-up.
The audio will be released as a download after the
video is completed..... I am officially so excited .....
Asked how the band can enjoy playing songs older than
some of their audience John said;
"A lot of modern popular music is choreographed to
death, but we like to keep things fresh with a bit of improvisation,
the songs evolve all the time, especially when the
line-up changes and live performance brings that out, it keeps the creative
On the video itself, John said “We’ve used some of the
enniel illustrations too,
but I was really excited by Natalie’s photographs
crossing Alice with Alex from A Clockwork Orange,
it just sparked as some ideas do and it was great when
she agreed to us using them in the video."
Two CD albums and a 7” double-A-side-single are already
available, while their third album (featuring all new songs)
has passed the demo stage and will be recorded during
The Speed Of Sound are on Bandcamp, iTunes,
CDbaby, Spotify, Amazon, Reverberation, Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter,