In 2020 Adam Robson was due to head off on the adventure of a lifetime to tour South America and Europe with the band Dead Neck …. but you know what happened. With that disappointment behind him Adam has had a very busy 2021.
Neon Trasha, the album by Mirror Trash, came out in January and shortly after Adam released a One-Man Band EP called ‘On The Slide’. He recorded it playing kick drum, a tambourine, a guitar and singing. It was released on Esdeath Records.
Another Ep was released in April. This time Adam didn’t record it in a one-man band style. This EP of 4 songs was titled ‘In my Hand’. These were all Adam’s compositions.
He then joined Glass Gardens, a single called Flower Queen was released in April and he played the first gig with them on the 5th of May in Workington at Skinny Jimmys. Adam explains how he became one of the band. ‘Glass Gardens were fans of Mirror Trash, we practised in the same space and they just asked me to record the drums on the upcoming single which turned into me doing the whole album.’
In August, Neon Lung played Solfest. Adam is also drummer with Neon Lung. It wasn’t all fun as Adam remembers ‘We camped for 2 nights next to the Dub Tent so I had 140 beats of bass drum moving through the floor until silly o’clock. I enjoyed The Buzzcocks and a band from York called Bull. If you haven’t heard Bull then check them out’
Glass Gardens released another single called Pollen Head and were gigging regularly. The Glass Gardens album was released on September 3rd and there are plans for a vinyl release. The band held an album release show at The Source in Carlisle.
You may be thinking that is plenty to do in September, not Adam. He released an Ep of 4 tracks called T-shirt Tan. The title track was ‘track of the week’ on BBC Radio Cumbria. Adam also was interviewed live on the station. Adam says ‘I was nervous and he asked questions that I didn’t think he would ask! Like ‘how time consuming is it to record all the instruments by yourself?’ I sat on the end of the phone going err….err.’
October saw Adam join Ray-Gun Hoodlums, playing 3 gigs, at the Brickyard with The Lucid Dream, at The Black Box with Yes Grasshopper and one in Lancaster at the Kanteena with Black Market Karma.
That’s not all for October! Adam joined a band called Jiggy Beast with some members of Ray Gun Hoodlums and Delagrave.
You get the picture… he’s a very busy man. Variety is the spice of life? Adam says ‘I like the variety of styles, it all helps development as a musician.’
There’s no time to rest for Adam.
‘Jiggy Beasts are due to record soon. There’s a plan to go to London in December to record an EP with Glass Garden and on the 23rd of January Glass Gardens are in London gigging at the New Cross Inn’
keep up with Adam here.