Shredder, the solo project of Jay Som Guitarist, Oliver Pinnell, has released EP Keep Going. The EP consists of four pop songs entirely composed and arranged by Pinnell, with a guitar-driven focus. Listeners can expect to hear inspired guitar solos, hooks, and melodies. Listen to Shredder put his heart out there and check out our brief Q&A below.
What's one thing you'd want listeners to know about this EP?
Probably that I wrote these four songs with the intent of doing everything myself at home; writing, recording, producing and mixing. I’d done lots of demos at home and dabbled in home recording for years but wanted to complete a project and see how far I could push myself with just a laptop, interface, and a microphone.
When did you record this?
I recorded it in 2018 when I was on the road more than half the year. Being able to work on these songs without having to worry about time constraints was quite freeing.
After the self-recording process, what's one thing you've taken away from the experience?
Just that I’m very proud of these songs. They capture a lot of musical ideas I’m interested in at the moment.
Is there anything else you want listeners to know?
I also did this EP in part to get people excited about an album that I’ll be releasing at some point this year! As always, thanks for listening!
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