Jul 6, 2012

play_rewind_eject (E108) solo project of Pete Thompson from Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

About: play_rewind_eject

play_rewind_eject: solo project of Pete Thompson from Ipswich, Suffolk, UK played in E108 of the ArenaCast.

The open and sincere music that sounds from heart to heart, perhaps that's how I can describe Pete's songs, which he releases under the name play_rewind_eject. Check out play_rewind_eject LP Back to Forward on the bandcamp.

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as an artist?
In 5 years I'd like to still be recording music and gigging. I really enjoy being an 'indie' artist in that I control everything I do and work with promoters and PR agents to help get my music out there. As long as I'm still in full control and enjoying my music in 5 years then I'll be happy...I'm not chasing major fame and fortune...although if it came along it would be nice.

2. Can you name some peculiarities that define the music scene in your town/country?
The Ipswich music scene has changed a lot over the 10 or so years I've been in bands and making music. I'd say the greatest thing, which could be seen as a peculiarity, is the diverse genre of bands - from Hip Hop artists to spoken word acts to punk bands. For the relatively small size of the town it's great that there is such a variety of venues and acts...gigs are held in old abandoned churches too!

3. What do you think of episode 108? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
It's a great diverse range of music in this episode and it highlights just how many great artists are out there that need to be discovered! My favourite track from the show is the Gun Lake tune, I do like folky acoustic music and it's right up my street.

4. Is there a story behind your song "The Fire"?

play_rewind_eject: solo project of Pete Thompson from Ipswich, Suffolk, UK played in E108 of the ArenaCast.

The Fire was written during the recording of my first album. I was experimenting with a repeating chord structure where it was the vocal melody that would change to define the change in verse and chorus etc. Lyrically it's about a relationship that will survive whatever challenges face it. I'm a big Bruce Springsteen fan and he references fire a lot and it just seemed to fit the sentiment well.

5. Please share your nearest plans. What are you currently working on?
Currently I'm booking gigs in support of my new album 'Back to Forward' which is out now from all good download sites. I'm also coming up with some new content for my youtube page and more demos so very busy.

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