Monday, 21 September 2009

Almost there, we're almost there

This week is the last week we will be spending in the studio.

all the recording is done, we are now mixing.

I can report that it's sounding sweet. We are all very happy. David has been away on holiday so missed the fun of last week but now he's back and we had a good day today adding the final touches to our new material.

Also today we recorded some brass and although peter is caught here looking sad with a violin, we didn't record any violin.

What more is there to tell.... we are going to Spain early October for a few shows, followed by holland, belgium and that kind of stuff where beer is nice and ther is lots of Nutella, then from Brusells to NYC where I don't really know what happens cos I never been but David says it's good and in the films it seems like a bit like London but with less idiots than London has.

Also end of September (ish) is the release of the new Tap Tap album which is also coming out on Stolen, the first run of which has special limited edtion 'wrong tracks' which don't correspond with the art work due to a phenomenal fuck up at the manufacturing stage. So get your special copy now before it becomes a rarity!!!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

In The woods

Here's some video evidence to back up David's post...

this is Micachu at in the woods:

Sunday, 6 September 2009

In The Woods

Yesterday we played a festival in a secret place somewhere in Kent called In The Woods. It is organised by the band Laurel Collective, i think this was the fourth time they have done it.
It had the best line-up out of any of the festivals this year: Connan Mockasin, Micachu and the Shapes, Screaming Tea Party, Anna Calvi and of course Laurel Collective themselves to name but a few. It was set in a kinda natural ampitheatre which was surrounded and covered by trees. bee-yew-tea-full.
We got there nice and early so we saw all the bands play and had a really very good time.
By accident we played pretty much all new songs, which was good and we finished with Lost In The Woods (clever huh?)
I played guitar with Micachu and the Shapes on one of their songs which was very fun.
At the end of all the music there was set to be a big Wickerman-esque bonfire, however we had to leave before the fire was set alight. i forgot to take my camera so i'm afraid this report is words only.
tomorrow we go back to The Classroom to continue recording the new record, so expect some in-studio reports over the next few days...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

On a Break

Don't worry we're not on a break as a band, that's what couples do who get sick of each other but still have mutual friends so are scared to break up. Although we do get sick of each other as a band, this only tends to happen after prolonged exposure to each other's company especially in confined spaces.

We are on a break from recording which explains why I'm writing total crap to 'pad' the blog and and keep it fresh, innit. It's quite frustrating cos we'd like to get straight back in the studio to keep things moving, but it's good to get the time to reflect and listen to what we've done. And it's sounding good btw, obviuosly not gonna post up any previews yet cos don't want to give too much (anythying) away.

in the meantime, i thought i'd post up some mostly patp unrelated photographs i've taken of things in my days off which caught my eye or make me chuckle.

This sky made me feel worried when i walked out of my house. There were a group of seagulls screaming and I had to run away.

And here is a house opposite a friend of mine's which stopped shaving completely.
Wine tasting