"So sonically compelling. What a great suite this is." - Rex Horan, bassist and composer with Ben Watt, Neil Cowley Trio & Laura Marling
From today (and yes, it's Bandcamp Friday, natch), you can pre-order my latest release, an ambient/chilled electronic EP about my experiences with mental health and medication, In Search of Dopamine. I wrote and produced it all in the last 5 weeks, and I'm donating all proceeds from Bandcamp sales to PAPYRUS, the UK's young suicide prevention charity.
Pre-order here, and get a track straight away👇 https://jamesbrady.bandcamp.com/album/in-search-of-dopamine
Watch the launch trailer here:
"Calming animate soundscapes; a mighty, nourishing, virtual hug." - Vicenti Zghara, Video Game and Chiptune Composer
PAPYRUS is the national Charity for the Prevention of Young Suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35 in the UK, in 2018 over 1800 young people took their own lives. PAPYRUS provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK. Every £5 raised can help pay for a life-saving contact to HOPELINEUK. Your donations really are lifesaving, thank you.
"Wordless meditations on what it means to be medicated. Well worth your time." - Rob Tunstall, Film & Game Composer
I've struggled with anxiety and depression most of my life, but until now that struggle has been largely private. Inspired by the stories of others, and wanting to do something to reduce the stigma of mental health difficulties, I have decided that during the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week, I'm going to start speaking more openly about my experiences.
"In Search of Dopamine" is an EP exploring some of the feelings, sensations and experiences I've had during the last two decades of my mental health odyssey. Each track is named for a different medication that I've tried to use to manage the symptoms, with varying levels of success.
"Brilliantly self-assured dive into new waters for this fine musician" - Richard Jackson, Composer and Developer
I've been fortunate to have had the support, emotionally and practically, of many people and services over the years, including my family, friends and therapists via the NHS, Help Musicians, and privately. This has allowed me to stay safe even at my lowest ebb, but not everyone is as lucky as me.
That's why I've partnered with Papyrus, a UK charity that works to prevent suicide in the under 35s. All Bandcamp revenue from of In Search of Dopamine will go to support Papyrus's work. I'll even make up Bandcamp's portion of each sale out of my own pocket.* That means that each sale will directly support their HOPELINE service which provides phone, text and email support to vulnerable people at risk of suicide in the UK.
"Eclectic - a wealth of musical references and experience. Eerily reminiscent - the synthesis of sounds echoes the associated chemistry. Side effects may include the desire to listen again." - Derek Scurll, Percussionist
*Bandcamp takes a 15% cut of each sale, which I will make up. To save me money, if you wish to make a large donation over the list price or add Gift Aid, please purchase the album for £5 and make a separate donation via
*Does not include taxes, which are applied differently in different territories, or payment processing fees, which range between 6 and 9% depending on your chosen payment method.