RedBedlam licence up-and-coming Glasgow band Brooksy and the Sound Collectors for novel/gaming tie-in with Christopher Brookmyre
RedBedlam has announced the licensing of the irresistibly catchy Wanna Make Some Noise by Glasgow band Brooksy and The Sound Collectors as the theme song for its innovative genre-hopping videogame Bedlam.
Author Christopher Brookmyre, whose collaboration with RedBedlam has given rise to both the video game and the novel of the same name, spoke about how Wanna Make Some Noise formed part of “the soundtrack in his head” when he was writing the story.
Christopher Brookmyre commented: “I found myself writing this novel about someone trapped in a digital world, desperate to reconnect with reality, and around this time I first heard Wanna Make Some Noise, which encapsulates precisely the same sentiments. It’s a song about how in this age of communication, in some ways, ironically we are more cut off from each other than ever. It served as the perfect theme song for my story .”
RedBedlam, the developers of the game Bedlam, were looking for a song to use at the end of the game as the credits are rolling. RedBedlam’s Marketing Director Nick Witcher explains: “We were looking for a catchy, upbeat track to finish the game. Once Chris played us the song, we knew we were onto a winner.
“The licencing of the track is an excellent fit all-round too – I’m a firm believer that gaming can act as a vehicle to bring other forms of culture like music and literature to a whole new audience, and vice-versa. In Bedlam, with a great addition to the soundtrack, we have the ultimate cross-cultural model.”
Brooksy and the Sound Collectors have just released their latest album, Citizen, which features Wanna Make Some Noise. The album is available on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/album/citizen/id902573656
Brooksy from the band commented; “I wondered if the spoken word will become genetically redundant in many years to come, whereby all forms of communication will become remote. Despite the benefits and wonders of the information age it is sometimes enough to make any rational person want to scream and shout in sheer frustration.”
Brooksy continued “the theme of Bedlam dovetailed with the overriding message of Wanna Make Some Noise and to be endorsed by Chris Brookmyre and Nick Witcher at RedBedlam is a great accolade for any breaking band or individual. “