The Bathtub Sophist
Alt/Electronic solo project of Arron Stewart. One of H-towns quiet achievers.
The Bathtub Sophist's home-brewed music has featured on radio in many countries including the USA, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Spain and NZ. The music has featured on countless indie pod-casts. TBS has also featured in a number of radio interviews, and a magazine spot in America and Canada respectively.
In 2007, TBS released an EP of early tracks and demos titled That Down-Home Astral Sound made at home with 'audacity', a broken guitar, a computer and 500ms of lag. 2008 saw the release of his first finished works on the 5 track EP Music from an L-Shaped Room, largely receiving mixed reviews in the music media, but also some pockets of acclaim. A further 4 track EP Transmission was released in late 2009, which has since been enjoying positive reviews and increased radio airtime, including play on American alternative/college radio networks.
2010 sees the start of his 'Main Crop' project, a concept album rooted in seasonal themes/the natural world. To be released in four volumes, it represents his largest and most ambitious musical project to date. The first volume Main Crop: Volume 1 was released on Monday 31st of May, 2010.
TBS is also a founding member, songwriter and the lead guitarist for Hamilton-based Garage Rock/Punk Band Sumo Love Machine.