‘Fragments‘ features the single ‘If I Question’ as well as three previously unrecorded original songs.
‘If I Question’ is a melodic gem and has been performed to rapturous applause in venues across the North West. Changing time signatures between verse and chorus may be frowned upon in the mainstream pop culture but here Tez Skachill does it seamlessly, adding musical depth to meaningful lyrics.
Not one to hide from emotion, Tez Skachill wears his heart on his sleeve with the sublime ‘Somewhere Called Nowhere’ and the tunefully melancholic ‘I Left My Heart Out in the Rain’. The final track on the EP is the toe-tapping ‘Remedy’ – another song that invariably goes down well with live audiences on the gig circuit.
‘Fragments’ is Tez Skachill’s second solo offering following on from the album ‘Believe Half of What You See’ recorded back in 2011 when Tez was only 17 year old. Since then he has fronted indie rock band Grim Architect and continues to play a central role in the experimental The Mind at Large, alongside guitarist Alex Tadros and percussionist Amir Rahimzadeh.
‘As a personal project, Fragments gave me the opportunity to express myself while honouring the great songwriters who have influenced me,’ said Tez Skachill. ‘Echoes of Nick Drake and Smokey Robinson can be found in these songs but the list is pretty long.’
Fragments is available to download from itunes, Spotify & Google Play and the CD can be purchased for only £4.99 from the on-line store.
Tez will be playing all songs from ‘Fragments’ live with We4Poets on Friday 24th April and Saturday 6th June 2015 at the 3 Minute Theatre