This is my Second blog post about what it's like to be in an unsigned band (or at least in my band). Hopefully it'll be interesting for non-musicians and musicians alike.
They're an inevitability surely? But why is it that every time a setback happen I feel a mixture of surprise and devastation? We've had tours cancelled, bones broken, band members leaving, money lost, records flopped - to name a few.
It's human nature I suppose, but for me when you're in a band social media has a big role to play in adding pressures you didn't foresee. When scrolling through Facebook it seems that I'm the only one not making a success of my music career.
Of course, no one sensible ever posts anything negative on social media about their band - so it's easy to feel like everyone else is having a great time and you're trailing behind the trend, especially when you're friends with lots of other musicians on Facebook.