After getting the Distance Ep out in October I knew it’d seem like a mountain to climb to get EP 2 ready – well at least we’re half way up that mountain now. All the drums, bass, keys and most of the guitars and vocals are recorded and have been sent to Mike Browne’s* excellent new studio in Cardiff. With a bit of luck and lots of hard work behind the desk (laptop?) the new songs will be taking shape over the next month or so.
For those of you who get up at 3am on Christmas morning to sneak a look at what Santa brought you, here’s a live (and fast) version of “King of Indecision”, one of the songs from the new EP recorded at the Galtres festival:
*You may recognise Mike as my most recent live guitarist and engineer / co-producer of the last EP.
Just a quickie to say hope you’ve had a great Christmas day and are now gently surfing / snoozing / watching tv with a contented expression and full stomach.
There’ll be more tunes from me and the rest of the gang early in the new year – we’ve recorded a lot of the instrumentation, but now comes the seemingly endless vocal recording and then the mixing! Come to think of it, maybe the new songs will be out in 2016?
If you’re interested in what I’ve been listening to this year, my top 5 songs of 2014 are going to be up on Honey&Bile over the next few days – would love to hear what’s been dominating your playlist over the last year too!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Nice to see “Someone to Love” is featured in Rokline Magazine this week as one of their “iNdiE PiKs: Weekly Spotlight” songs…
Always nice to get recognised!
Thanks once again to Tom Robinson for featuring another song from the Distance EP – Good Times, You Said on the BBC Introducing Mixtape on BBC 6 Music. Only 2 more to complete the set!
If you haven’t seen it already here’s the video for Good Times, You Said. As usual all comments / shares / likes are welcomed!
…from a nice 7/10 review from Whisperin and Hollerin blog.
Apparently the reviewer thinks I’d be happier writing for 80’s audiences. Not sure if he means audiences in their eighties. He’s probably right either way.
Hard on the heels of the BBC 6 music airplay, top music blog Fresh on the Net have picked out “The Johnny Depp Memorial Cafe” as one of their “Fresh Faves” this week. If you missed it, here’s the Minecraft-tastic video for said choooooon! Enjoy…
Inkwell is a ‘Leeds Mind’ creative arts space for positive mental health and ‘Instrumental’ is their regular music event. I’ve been asked to play this Friday 7th Nov.
Don’t be fooled (like I was) about the name – I’m not going to be playing instrumental versions of the Captain Wilberforce songbook, and nor do I want you to keep it quiet. Feel free to tell people and click on the Facebook event page.
The line up for the evening is
Captain Wilberforce https://www.facebook.com/CaptainWilberforce
Dariush Kanani https://www.facebook.com/dariush.kanani.1
Sally Seven https://www.facebook.com/sallysallysallysallysallysallysally
Toby Noble https://www.facebook.com/TobyNobleMusic
– not sure exactly when I’ll be onstage…
Doors open at 7.30pm and it’s £3.00
Inkwell – 31 Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW Leeds