'A haunting sound that is screaming it's way to your airwaves. Shark Rider is a cool off beat head turner with Bogey's answer to rock n roll written all over it. This is a fresh new idea of what music should be with the potential of changing how we all celebrate life and living' (Rebecca Hosking, Skope Magazine) 'I had one of those 'It's about time - something original' moments' (James McCabe) BC Bogey is the Voice in the Attic. He is a German-born songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former opera singer whose intense live performances have been hailed as 'an archetypal world of precise sonic imagery.' For Shark Rider, the follow-up to Voice in the Attic's acclaimed self-distributed debut Earily Familiar, Bogey has teamed up with Grammy-winning musicians and sound engineers that have produced and played on releases by One Republic, Robert Francis, Seal and Kelly Clarkson. 'The LA style which seeks to enhance rather than alter and distort a musical event is just what I was looking for,' he says. 'I feel I'm among friends and fellow musicians who truly understand my artistic vision.' Shark Rider has been released worldwide on June 1. Only a few days later, Voice in the Attic's new songs were selected for rotation by iRADIO LA, the world's most popular independent radio station and voted as the first 'Internet Radio Station Of The Year' by New Music Weekly Magazine. Other radio stations followed suit. The song 'Pathetic' has made it into the finals of the Australian Songwriters Association's International Category. When asked in a recent interview about the source of inspiration for the band's name Bogey, who says that being trained as a classical musician he didn't want to 'merely end up interpreting what others had thought, felt and written,' explained: 'It was inspired by Patrick McGrath's novel Spider. The protagonist hears voices allegedly coming from the attic of the boarding house he is staying at. Only later does the reader realize that this guy, Spider, suffers from schizophrenia. The voices are in fact created by Spider's disturbed mind and can only be heard by him. To me, this is also an image of all sorts of creative processes, such as making music. You can only be an artist by way of introspection, that is, if you listen closely to what your 'inner voice' tells you. But if you wish to stay sane, the Voice in the Attic must enter into a fruitful dialogue with the outside world. That's one part of the explanation. Besides, I'm a singer and I own a recording studio in the attic of an old house. So I think the name fits perfectly.' When the interviewer enquired what was Bogey's preferred method of songwriting, he replied: 'I once said that I'm a singing poet rather than a poetic singer, meaning there's usually a story behind a song written by me that connects to my life, my way of looking at things. One thing I remind myself of when trying a new song and it doesn't come out right is this, I tell myself: 'BC, if you've got nothing to say, just shut up.' So normally, I have a concept first - a line or perhaps a topic I wish to write about, something that bothers me or which has recently happened to me, etc. Once I know what the song will be about, the music comes naturally. To give you an example: 'Wrong' came into existence when I was at a post office early one morning. Upon leaving, I couldn't open the bloody door. I looked up and saw this large sign saying PULL right in front of my face. Guess what? I had been pushing all the time. Leaving the building I muttered to myself, 'What the hell is wrong with you, man?' Getting on my bike and riding back home, the melody for the chorus popped up in my head. As soon as I got home, I grabbed a guitar and a mic and recorded it. It's still the same as the one you can hear in the song.' Find out more by subscribing to the newsletter on the artist's home page.