Fragile Little Mind formed in Plymouth in 1999 when Raven Coen (bass, drums) was required to present a "media artifact" for a college project.
At the time, friends Matt Goodson (guitar) and Kris King (vocals, guitar) were tentatively experimenting with various pieces of PC digital recording software to see what could be achieved, and so it was suggested that they should write, record, and produce a complete CD single.
Never ones to do things by half-measures, the band decided that the artifact should consist of not just a song or two, but a complete CD-ROM multimedia presentation, with T-shirts and other promotional material.
"Tui Viscus Mei (Your Flesh Is Mine)" was, to put it bluntly, three notes short of a Metallica lawsuit, and had lyrics that were impossible to take seriously (unlike the much better-written second track, "Vengeance Comes"). Fortunately, the experience proved to the band that they did at least have a suitable pool of talent that could be put to good use.
A period of heavy writing followed which resulted in a number of recordings that all had one thing in common; they were all missing vocals (Kris' complete lack of confidence behind the microphone proved something of a hinderance for a singer).
And that, sadly, was where things stayed ... for nearly five years ...
During those "lost" years the band would occasionally plug-in to record bits and pieces here and there, although things got a huge boost when everyone started to get the hang of a newly acquired package called "Fruity Loops". The ability to quickly create rich and varied backing tracks proved to be a great leap forward, leading eventually to a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (although still without vocals).
In March 2005 Kris finally overcame the fear of his own voice and, fuelled by caffeine, weed, and deep inspiration, wrote and recorded "Names" in just four days. Nothing about the song has been changed since, and it marked the beginning of a glorious new period for the band; finally getting shit done.
More songs quickly followed (including a finished version of "Enjoy the Silence" complete with vocals) ... by the time March 2006 rolled around the band had recorded an entire album's worth of material (admittedly four tracks were covers).
Today the band are still writing and recording for no other reason than the sheer joy of it ... perhaps they might eventually overcome the fear of playing to people?
Who's in the band?
Where did the name "Fragile Little Mind" come from?
Who are your influences?
Who do you sound like?
What instruments/equipment do you use?
What do you use to record?
What did the media "artifact" consist of, and can I get a copy?
What are the covers you've done, and will you release them?
Who are you people?