As a delicious blanket of grey sky seems to want to cover everything over the next few days, allowing us take a well deserved breath before the perils of summer slowly yet surely start to smack us in the face
with global warming sunshine, having a soundtrack to provide the perfect backdrop is just as important. You don’t want to be tuneless on a Wednesday now do you?
About a year ago, I stumbled into an open mic at the Hamilton Station Hotel, and I was most definitely not prepared for what my eyes and ears were privy to. Liam Gray aka Inertia surprised each and every punter with a really dreamy impromptu set of tracks. So much so, that I escaped out of my introverted bubble and
begged asked ever politely for more music.
Fast forward to the present day and that wish has finally come true, with Inertia releasing his latest track ‘Blue’ a mere two days ago on Triple J Unearthed. The thing I love most about his music is the way it seems to wander into your subconscious, and without warning, plant seeds of wonder and creativity and help your whole body exhale.
Of the track Liam says; “I wrote ‘Blue’ during a time in my life where I was getting caught up with work and other aspects of life. I found that I couldn’t do all the things that make me feel real anymore and it made me feel so insignificant. I love making music because it keeps me sane, I can take anything that’s bothering me and let it go and it feels like lifting a huge weight off my shoulders”.
This one is for fans of the Paper Kites, Dustin Tebbutt and The Kite String Tangle (also some early suff by the xx), think dreamy electro pop with a touch of grace and elegance. It’s the mid afternoon wind down, the Monday morning comedown, the me time morning coffee and everything else in between. Listen to ‘Blue’, you’ll love it as much as I am loving this grey sky… (a lot).
If it's on in Newcastle, it's on Newcastle Live