Teknia (abbreviated for: Total Extreme Killing Nothing In Absolute) is solo hearing impaired artist here to show audiences a good time while performing songs about life, love, loss & anything that Life can throw at us with influences from Ash, Manic Street Preachers, Lior, Bob Evans, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley just to name a few with songs that speak to the Mind, Heart & Soul Teknia is surely to be e ... read more
3 months ago
Recently I asked a Very important Question that thus far I've
had no reply to so I figured maybe people haven't checked their
messages or maybe they forgot to reply
either way I really need to know the Following:
Should I put my 1st EP Streetways up on YouTube?
The EP has since been sold out & with no plans to repress the EP
Ive been wondering if this may be an idea that some people wish
to hear the 1st record I ever made in FULL! 2 tracks from the EP
are available on here Faithless Followers & Guilty Society
so please let me know If you think its a good idea or not?
I trust that all of you are keeping safe & for those of you who have just started
Summer in the Northern Hemisphere you are able to leave your homes & enjoy
the Warm summer sun, however for us down here in the Southern Hemisphere Winter
has just started & it has been a rather obscure start to the winter some warm sunny days
followed by freezing cold days
Anyhoo! as promised this Fortnight I have just uploaded 2 new tracks which I hope you will
like again more unreleased demos that have never been heard before by the general public
this time I decided again to go with more instrumental/experimental stuff
I was hoping to upload a protest song that I wrote many years ago but in light of recent
events I decided against it as I don't want to inflame peoples emotions as people are already
volatile from the recent events which have been circulating in the last week or 2 so these 2 tracks
I have put up "Drive By" which is more of a dancy number to just jump around the house & go silly
& "Church Bells Ringing" which is more of a relaxed chill out on the couch Sunday afternoon type
vibe to hopefully help ease peoples tensions perhaps? anyways feel free to let me know what you
think of these 2 tracks, again they are only demos so I may (or may not) re-record these tracks in future
In other News since the Restrictions have been eased from our Govt I've finally been able to
resume recording the currently untitled EP which almost has the 1st single ready to go
its been a slow progress but will officially be the Follow-up release to my 1st EP Streetways (released in 2007)
so EP #2 is well under way
Finally I want to ask all of you a Question of Interest:
I have been wondering for some time now
IF I should Release my 1st EP "Streetways" up on YouTube? as a lot of bands put their records on
YouTube now & the EP has since been finally sold out & I have no plans to re-press the record
what do you think? is it a good idea? bad idea? let me know! the 2 singles from the EP are "Faithless Followers"
& "Guilty Society" so I'm interested to hear your thoughts
again thanks once again to the folks who make the time to reach out to me I always endeavour to
reply to all messages
thanks til next Fortnight
Apologies for not writing in sooner, must have slipped my mind oops!
Anyhoo! Today I've uploaded 2 new tracks & the Previous fortnight I uploaded 4!
so 6 in total so far...just to give you the rundown
I've had a few people report to me that a few of the tracks were not working properly
so I had to re-upload "Funk it up" & "Without You" the original demo but then I added
2 new songs for the Previous Fortnight "Born Outcast" & "Emotional Rain"
Today I decided to do something a little different from the Norm I uploaded
1 demo that's more of a drum & bass style Genre (by Drum & bass I mean actual drums & bass not the genre)
"Bass Baby" which the concept was to primarily focus on the Bass as the main instrument which was from
a Demo EP I did around 2004 I may upload more from that recording I did at a later date
The other track I've uploaded today is "Jungle Minefields" which goes into the Genre of EDM or simply Dance Music
something I had previously never had attempted to do before again this was from the same time of 2004 so I haven't
don't anything in that Genre since but it was more an experiment to see if I could do it, there are other tracks from
that session too however I will await to see what the response is to see if I will put more up from that
only other thing Im happy to report is Im back in the Studio working on my Followup EP to Streetways (the tracks Faithless Followers & Guilty Society can be heard from on here) & whilst it is slowly making progress will be interesting to see the results so stay tuned
hopefully if all goes well I should be able to resume going back to Busking as the Govt Restrictions are slowly easing
however as we here in Australia are entering into the Winter phase I prob wont be playing as much as I normally would during the warmer months of the year
I trust everyone is keeping their sanity in 1 piece & staying productive
til next fortnight
5 months ago
hope everyone is staying warm & safe all cooped up at home!
last week I added 2 new tracks "Bedslobs" & "Mr Spaceman" the first 2 tracks I ever recorded back in 1999 as a very young naïve 18yo! I had never done any recording & had been writing some songs & my friend who had a studio let me do some recording with him & while the 2 tracks are extremely cringeworthy & it has never been heard by the public before (yep been locked in the vault for the last 20yrs & never been played live either) I decided after the reasonably good feedback from the 1st b-side Forgotten Hero I thought to add something very different
Bedslobs is simply about a tongue-in-cheek stab at people who are unemployed bums & don't want to change their lifestyle
while Mr Spaceman is my very first ever attempt at writing a Gospel song both songs have very cheesy lyrics (which I will post soon) I do realise that neither of these songs are the best quality of songs but I just wanted to put something up in the meantime til Im able to get new stuff out
for those who aren't aware you can follow me on Twitter & Instagram as well
if you are interested & looking to get a copy of the album please go to
thanks for the continued support everyone & for those who have privately messaged me if I have not responded I apologise & will get back to you asap!
6 months ago
first of all I must apologise for not being in touch in quite some time!
a lot has happened since the last transmission! so I do apologise for not keeping in touch
but thanks so much to all those people who have reached out to me I always endeavour to
respond to personal messages
As everyone is keenly aware of the Global Pandemic has made life difficult for several countries
around the world & I too am no exception forcing me to stop Busking for the time being
& also to stop making progress on the recordings I had started working on
however what I have decided to do is reach into the vault of old Demos that have never been heard
(& most of which never played live before) by the public demos that were recorded at my home studio
from 2002-2005 so I have already uploaded the 1st track "Forgotten Hero" IF there is a demand for
more tracks of the old demos I will put them up
hopefully Lord willing we are able to get through this difficult time & more music will be available as
stay safe & should you feel you would like to get in touch feel free to do so!
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