Sam Flastic Hughes is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and sessional lecturer in Songwriting at Canterbury Christ Church University. He lives on the east coast of Kent in England and each year he releases an hour of continuous music which he performs, records, mixes and masters himself in his home studio (and sometimes in the studios at work).
Sam has long hair and a beard. He's 5'9". He wears a size 9 shoe and eats mostly vegetarian food.
This Time A Bird is Sam's fourth commercially released album. 2011 saw the release of Wasting Time (released under the name 'The Zoom'), and Anything Again came out in 2012. January of 2016 saw the release of the first of the hour-long continuous
albums: Soft Out of Seventeen. These are all also available on Amazon, Google Play, CDBaby and iTunes. CDs of This Time A Bird, Soft Out of Seventeen and Wasting Time can also be ordered from the SHOP.
This Time A Bird is a very 2016 album: lyrically it covers Brexit (good God what a hateful word), the U.S. Presidential Election, the international refugee crisis, and the death of Sir Terry Wogan, plus lots of swearing. In fact, the album contains (at the last count) 31 instances of the word 'Fuck', in various guises. So it's probably not especially child-friendly. Buuuuut... Fuck it. Sometimes it needs to be said 31 times.
However, it's not all doom and gloom. This Time A Bird is actually a very positive album: it's about moving on; it's about reincarnation; it's about acceptance. It has birdsong running through it. It's colourful, and it's happy. Everyone deserves happiness. So buy it now - maybe it'll make you happy too!