March 20, 2020
so we’ve been recording for 2 weeks now and we’re all knackered. i could sleep for a week seriously, but the tracks are sounding incredible. i usually hate this bit, halfway through recording, the OCD in me really comes out, i just hate leaving things unfinished. we’ve bene off the farm for a few days now, having some time off before i start my vocals on wednesday. pat’s gone off to America for 10 days and i’m currently visiting my parents home because i’m finding it too strange being back home.
i’m looking forward to going back to the farm. dave’s an amazing producer and such a great person to be around. we’re doing alright out of this; home cooked meals each night, outdoor table tennis (me and ben are reaching pro standard now, but still get our asses kicked by gemma, she is stupidly good), it’s a beautiful place to make a record.
we’re really missing playing live as well. it’s only been a few weeks since our last gig, but we’ve never really gone more than a couple of weeks without playing. we’re trying to sort out some tours for january/february 2009, but as it stands we only have 1 date confirmed for this year; we’ll be playing a Shake It Shake It christmas show at Star and Garter in Manchester on friday 12th december with Dutch Uncles. this. will. be. historic. any gig with them boys is.
in other news, we’re about to sign a record deal with Heist or Hit. this is a small indie label, recently set up by a friend of the band who has an incredible grasp of music, the industry, and the way it all works. he’s been such a pillar of strength for us recently, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to sign with. we’ll talk more about this when it’s all confirmed.