For Christmas Eve we have another OXJAM exclusive in the form of surprise guest Andy Bell (Ride, Oasis, Beady Eye, GLOK). Andy will be performing tracks from his new solo album ‘The View from Halfway Down’ and Ride songs. The product of a gradual, four-year process and finished during lockdown, ‘The View from Halfway Down’ was made by Andy Bell, engineered by Gem Archer and mastered by Heba Kadry. Back in 2016, Andy was inspired by David Bowie’s death to be more proactive about finishing his songs, more confident about sharing them and to channel all of this into finally making a solo album.
He laid down some tracks in former Beady Eye and Oasis bandmate Gem’s studio but got diverted when Ride’s live reunion blossomed into a full return. A run of two albums, an EP and two world tours later, it would take a pandemic to give Andy the space to complete ‘The View from Halfway Down’.
‘The View From Halfway Down’ is out now on Sonic Cathedral and available here https://andybell.bandcamp.com
This project is in support of Oxfam’s ‘Together Against Hunger’ appeal. If you enjoy the music, please donate.