The Family Simpson

The Family Simpson

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The Family Simpson at times sound as beautiful as lemonade soaking through a summer dress. At other times they sound like a kettle being thrown around in a fridge.

Biography

The Family Simpson is an unsigned independent 29 year old singer / songwriter based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Influenced by postcard moments he works hard to create brief forays examining emotions and situations from a variety of viewpoints. He has been writing and recording his own material for over ten years. He began playing the live circuit in early 2002 and gigged regularly until the birth of his daughter in 2004, including a showcase as a finalist in the Daily Record’s 192 Big Break Acoustic competition (2003) and a number of appearances at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. At the moment he records, remixes and releases via the Internet.

His music could be described as pop askew. While acoustic singer / songwriters are be nothing new he has mixed in elements of dance, rock, blues and world music, capping it with his own trademark random "predictably unpredictable" moments. He uses his music as an excuse to explore genres and a license to experiment.

His tracks have appeared on an Ouzel Records (IT) release alongside June Of ’44 as well as various fanzine compilations. He appeared on Unknown Public’s Bloody Amateurs box set (2002) after Mark Russell of BBC Radio 3’s Mixing It programme described his song writing style as "The UK’s answer to Beck". An instrumental track has appeared in an Italian surfing video (2004).

He has released six CDs on his own CDR label, selling them from his guitar case at gigs as well as his website. A number of tracks from each of these CDRs have been played on Scottish indie stations, US college/pirate stations, Swiss, American & Czech podcasts and have been favourably reviewed by fanzines and online music sites.

Lyrics

Armpit

Written By: Ian Simpson

the cold breeze reminded me of a night spent in your bed and the dank mist swirled around us made me think of your armpits. your red een keeked out at me the whisky translated and the lank hair - was it your hair? adhered to the mattress. i drew in a breath and moved through to the kitchen a night spent with you what the hell was i thinking?

Irn Bru

Written By: Ian Simpson

i think that i loved her for over a year she ignored me at first then acted like i wasn't near valentine's day came around once again with no card it's the same every year i think i might just disappear from the lack of attention then she gave me the dregs of her can of irn bru i thought it was love i hoped it were true but sadly the can contained more than her love unless love came ready to chew and that was the last time i ever drank irn bru so if you think love returns love you're sadly mistaken

Cheery Big Black Cloud of Death

Written By: Ian Simpson

for phil it's a big black cloud of death but for me it's just the speck on the horizon a wooden ship with sails and masts collects the souls as it drifts past our shores i get my comfort from knowing you taught me how to swim so many things i now regret but i want to say thanks for everything second best is not enough to win you have to be tough if toughness means you die alone but always in friend's thoughts then bring it on at obsequies folk rarely talk but in your case they were just queueing up i get my comfort from knowing you taught me how to swim so many things i now regret but i want to say thanks for everything second best is not enough to win you have to be tough second best is not enough second best is not enough second best

Discography

[LOFI6] Montague's Lunchtime Speciale (2005)
[LOFI5] Citizen Awake (2003)
[LOFI4] Happiness. Shared. (2002)
[LOFI3] Coffee And Ideas (2001)
[LOFI2] Picolli Incidenti (2001)
[LOFI1] The World In Bitesize Chunks #1 (2001)

A number of tracks from each of these CDRs have been played on Scottish indie stations, US college/pirate stations and Swiss, American & Czech podcasts.