Everybody Does (cover)

Everybody Does by Julien Baker is one of the first songs we started singing together, and we’ve been wanting to record a live version for ages. So, here you go. 😀

On a personal note, I’ve been obsessed with this song for years, and I had the privilege of seeing it performed live on November 12, 2017. It was incredible. It was a real treat getting to sing it and adapt it with Xavier.

Sorry for the constant refocusing of the camera and the bad image quality, we’re recording video on a smartphone like n00bs.

If you don’t know her music, check out the amazing Julien Baker.

And as usual, check out Xavier’s original songs on Spotify.

Hammond’s Lament (Yesterday)

A tale of love and loss recounted by John Hammond, flamboyant creator of Jurassic Park. This is a Helpless Saps cover of The Beatles’ Yesterday.

Check out Xavier’s songs on Spotify. The art on Xavier’s right is the cover art for his EP “Non-breaking Space” by Abel (who also made our logo!). The art on my left is by Ophélie Lhuire.

We’re also working on new original song(s), and other covers. But we’re mostly busy watching 90’s blockbusters and making mechanical keyboards (I soldered electronic components today!).

before – studio version

Almost one year ago I wrote a poem which became a song, which started a band. Phew. Now Helpless Saps is finally releasing a (home) studio version of it. You can listen to it on Soundcloud and watch the lyrics video on Youtube.

Xavier’s EP Non-breaking Space is now on Spotify, and here’s his Patreon.

Let’s record shit!

Projects-wise, as we’re reconfining, I’m gearing up for my 4th (or is it 5th?) Nanowrimo with brand new fiction projects, and I’m hoping to shake the dust off those writing muscles.

I’m also going to release a poetry zine pretty soon, probably next week or so. More details to come.

Hope everyone is staying safe and doing stuff that makes them happy.

PS: Thank you Meeni Levi for starting a cult around the Ben Aaronovitch books Rivers of London, which both Xavier and I are reading in the video.