Music / Trigger, Happy

Released: 16.10.2015 on Relaxed Machinery

Started in November 2013, the demos for Trigger, Happy were originally bashed out for the NaSoAlMo album-in-a-month project. They became a half-telling of my life at the time.

In 2014, I was approached by the netlabel Relaxed Machinery to release the finished tracks. Over the late summer of 2015, I revisited the original sketches and set about finishing and refining the music to give the work closure. What I didn't predict was that there'd be such a strong sense of the in-between time, the events of 2013-2015, imprinted on the new music. Those two years have really made a mark on these songs.

Happily, it's still a joyful jumble of up-and-down tracks that are not too far removed from my original intentions. They're a little quieter, a little louder, a little tighter, a little softer. I hope you enjoy them.

You can listen here, or grab the full release at


1. Fun Time Girl [3:18]
2. Shooting Stars [3:33]
3. Sunday Mornings [3:48]
4. Lost [3:22]
5. Interlude [1:01]
6. Pulled Under [3:25]
7. Novembering [1:26]
8. Without Feathers [3:12]
9. All Things [3:04]
10. Hey, PiƱata! [5:42]

I wrote a load of blog posts to my tumblr while I was finishing the album this year, you can catch up with it over at, or if you'd like to hear the demos that started all this trouble, head over to my Trigger, Happy page here. You're spoilt for choice, really.