The Gospel According to Phil

Submitted by Phil Lickman on

Hi, I'm Phil. I'm the new guy here. I used to write for Sonic Slice before Todd Brunner offered me more money than I'd ever seen in my life to come work here at Sublamental. Now I've relocated to Kent from Surrey, and life is fucking bliss! I am literally sitting in a chair upholstered in £20 notes, drinking champagne out of a golden ram's horn while getting a manicure. There are absolutely NO problems here in the UK. Everything is fine! We should all just continue to look miserable and never stop gazing at our phones because we are the shit! All problems are obviously caused by someone who isn't us, so let's just blame them, fuck the EU and keep this party going! Life is good. Rock on!

Actually the real reason I'm here is because I write horse shit like the above paragraph, not one word of which is true (except the Sonic Slice part). This is why my friend Aubergina said that I should help out here at Sublamental for ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY, and I said yes. Let's not analyse this too deeply, let it suffice to say that I am here now, and I will be writing some stuff. I don't make music but I like it, and I like writing about it. And I like the music that comes out of this label. So paint me as an altruistic do-gooder who just wants to help. Yeah, that works.

The first thing I did was to write the blurb for the new Laszlo Spatchcock album, Nice Music for Morons, which is absolutely fantastic. If you haven't heard it yet, what the fuck are you waiting for? And I strongly recommend popping over to Bandcamp and shelling out $7 for the high quality audio version. It's totally worth it!

I am now also doing all of the social media marketing for the label, so if you noticed that Sublamental suddenly has a presence in this area, that's me. I have posted a lovely little drawing above, by the amazing Steve Cutts, in honour of this. Links are down below if you want to follow us. I will be blabbering about all sorts of stuff to do with music, not just crap about the label, so I plan to offer the full service, which I promise won't include pics of my pouting lips and inhumanly large eyebrows. Seriously, I promise. 

Happy to be here. If I'm going to continue to be a loser, this is a great bunch to do it with!