SEEKINGAcoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Banjo, Mandolin, Upright bass.
I'm a songwriter, lyricist and arranger with a small and basic home recording studio. I write/perform/produce everything on my demos at soundcloud dotcom/malcolm-macwatt. I play acoustic and electric guitar (lead & rhythm), dobro, fiddle and have a good ear for harmony backing vocals. I'm an active member of London band The Glass Mountains but I have the time, energy and songs for a Dark Americana/Alt-Country project preferably harmonising with a female voice. Civil Wars, Gillian Welch meets Willard Grant Conspiracy?
I can be contacted at malcolm dot macwatt at g mail dot com
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- Malcolm MacWatt
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- Oct 30 2014
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I've had a long-term love for everything and anything country, however, I'm fairly experienced playing most guitar-based music including folk, rock, gypsy jazz, swing and blues.
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Cold In California
Cold In CaliforniaStarted out as a murder ballad and got faster. Story about greed, jealousy and death set during the Gold Rush.
My Love Ain't A Gun (Acoustic)
My Love Ain't A Gun (Acoustic)Song about the emotional walls we build around us to stop the hurt getting in.
CaledoniaCeltic country song about missing home
North Atlantic Summer (Acoustic)
North Atlantic Summer (Acoustic)Definitely a case of Celtic meets Country
That's How We Roll
That's How We RollLaid back country song about being laid back and country
I Believe Your Body (Acoustic)
I Believe Your Body (Acoustic)Song about love and lies
Why Don't You Love Me? (Acoustic)
Why Don't You Love Me? (Acoustic)I think the title says it all really
Ghosts (Acoustic)Love gone wrong song
The Other Side of You (Acoustic)
The Other Side of You (Acoustic)I just wanted to get the words Jedi and Deathstar into a song :)
Half Hearted (Acoustic)
Half Hearted (Acoustic)Song about a relationship where one partner is more committed
Anywhere But Here (Acoustic)
Anywhere But Here (Acoustic)A song about loneliness and trying to fill the empty space with something
Christmas in Eden (And I'm Hungover, Homesick and Heartbroke)
Christmas in Eden (And I'm Hungover, Homesick and Heartbroke)Yay it's Christmas and I'm gonna bring the happy vibe down!!! Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt.
When Will We be Married Molly (Traditional)
When Will We be Married Molly (Traditional)Traditional song covered by a few people including Steve Earle and The Waterboys.
Love Is Love Is Love (Demo)
Love Is Love Is Love (Demo)I wanted to do something about peace and love - it's christmas after all - with a big crazy guitar solo so here it is. Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt
I Can't Face Calling You Today
I Can't Face Calling You TodayLyrics by Malcolm MacWatt CH: I ain’t proud of what I did last night My low down hit a whole new height And right now all I can feel is this shame So I can’t face calling you today Ain't gonna lie or make excuses I know full well what the truth is And sooner or later you'll find out anyway So I'm just gonna shut my mouth and pray I know you gonna take this bad I know it's gonna make you mad And if this was the other way round You know I'd be thinking ‘bout kicking you out M8: So I don't see no point explaining I fucked up and that pretty says it all And I'll try not do this again cos the gutter gets deeper and dirtier with every fall And a shower could never wash last night away So I can't face calling you today
You Crazy Bitch
You Crazy BitchOK before anyone thinks I'm a misogynist I'm absolutely not!! This song is about a couple having a row, they say some shitty things they don't really mean (as people in relationships often do) which can't be unsaid.
Sympathy SexLyrics & music by Malcolm MacWatt
Stepping StoneCountry soul song, lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt from a riff idea of Mike Espie's.
Bottle of Your Tears (Demo in Progress)
Bottle of Your Tears (Demo in Progress)Rough demo - unmixed - still working on this.
She Asked Me To Dance (Demo in Progress)
She Asked Me To Dance (Demo in Progress)Work in progress/unmixed demo
Too Many Love Songs (And Not Enough Love)
Too Many Love Songs (And Not Enough Love)A gentle dig at Nashville and country-pop in general. I like a love song once in a while but with so many shitty things happening in the world right now I reckon country music could get a bit more political. Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt.
What Pretty Girls Do To Men
What Pretty Girls Do To MenI have no issues with pretty girls whatsoever, merely pointing out that us blokes can be a bit shallow sometimes! Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt
Glass MountainsWhen I worked in Deptford I'd look over the RiverThames to Canary Wharf on the other side and wonder about the vast sums of money being made by a few while on this side so many were struggling. Social mobility isn't that easy when the odds are stacked against you. Words and music by Malcolm MacWatt.
My Idea of Heaven
My Idea of HeavenQuite a sad nostalgic country song. Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt. Not the perfect drum track but always a compromise when using loops.
Distant SonI watched a superb and moving interview with Dustin Lance Black describing the struggle his very religious mother had accepting the fact that he was gay. Country music certainly in the southern states is very conservative so I think some LGBT bluegrass is in order. Words and music by Malcolm MacWatt
Take The Easy Road
Take The Easy RoadVery laid back country song based on my philosophy for life :) Written and performed by Malcolm MacWatt
Hurricane YouHurricane Harvey inspired this one - words & music by Malcolm Macwatt
All AboutEveSong from the point of view of a woman getting older and fighting not only the march of time but also her own insecurities. Lyrics and arrangement by M MacWatt. This is so out of my vocal range it's not funny but you get the idea :)
The Numbers Game
The Numbers GameA country song over a Motown beat about the cost of living.
Lost Loves & Old Flames
Lost Loves & Old FlamesCountry ballad (6/8 I think - I'm not so hot on music theory) about the unexpected dangers of reading text messages not meant for you!
No-one Could Love You Like I Do
No-one Could Love You Like I DoWritten & performed by Malcolm MacWatt. Recorded 21.08.17 on a Zoom R24.
Buzzing on the Good Times
Buzzing on the Good TimesI used to work on an oil rig in the middle of the North Sea miles from anywhere spending my time wondering what everyone was doing back home on the beach. So this song is for everyone who works away from home. Written & performed by Malcolm MacWatt 19.08.17 and recorded on a Zoom R24
Dance With Someone You Love
Dance With Someone You LoveOld-time string band style waltz written by Malcolm MacWatt and performed by The Glass Mountains.
You're The Thing That I Want Most
You're The Thing That I Want Most
Time On My Hands
Time On My HandsSong about death I suppose - it comes to us all eventually.
Baby GlueSong about a guy who discovers his girlfriend is pregnant just as he was thinking about ending the relationship.
Want You Back
Want You BackA love gone wrong song - always the country way!
Don't Want To Be The One
Don't Want To Be The OneCountry song about a guy who's in love with a girl who loves him as a best mate.
Another Round of Love (vocal by Owen Davies)
Another Round of Love (vocal by Owen Davies)Words & music by Malcolm MacWatt and co-arranged by The Glass Mountains.
Blame It On The Goddam Rain
Blame It On The Goddam RainBluegrass inspired country tune written during two days of relentless rain. Needs some dobro and mandolin to finish.
I'm Country, She Rocks
I'm Country, She RocksJust a fun country rocker using titles of country songs and rock songs. And I get to twang and rock out on guitar.
Guys Like Me
Guys Like MeSimple sad song about missing out on real love because you're always searching for some idealised version of it.
Fingerprints On Me
Fingerprints On MeAnother song that started country and ended up with a bit more groove than planned. Lyrics and music by Malcolm MacWatt
She Calls Me A Dog
She Calls Me A DogSort of a tribute to The Inkspots with a touch of Django Reinhardt, I've tried to give it an old vintage feel. I love dogs!
Perfect Little Waste of Time
Perfect Little Waste of TimeCountry pop love song
Running Away From Home in a Stolen Car
Running Away From Home in a Stolen CarAnother song best suited to a woman singer. Basically about a woman stealing her ex's classic Mustang to escape a life of domestic violence.
Using Him To Get Back To You
Using Him To Get Back To YouI wrote this for a female voice but sadly I don't know any country girls in London to sing it for me. Kind of a mix of country, soul and blues.
Letting Go Lullaby
Letting Go LullabyVery simple little song about an anxious mother struggling to come to terms with her daughter growing up. For my wife and daughter.
Country Roads 'Round Here
Country Roads 'Round HereOld school country song about life in a small town. I'm from a wee place where every kid learns to drive asap because there's not much else to do. Quiet country roads, few cops, teenage bravado and fast cars = lots of flowers and crosses by the roadsides.
Call It A Day
Call It A DayThis was an attempt at a George Jones "she's leaving me" type song. I don't know any steel guitar players so using the volume control on my telecaster to get that mournful feeling.