Here are a few blurry and poor quality photos from our wonderful tour of France last month. We had a great time, as always, saw a lot of cool people and bands, and drank far too much vin rouge. On the road we also managed to go sailing and spend a few days at Near Deaf Experience Studio re-recording an old song of ours, which we hope to let you hear soon. We were very pleased to reveal our new line-up with drummer Alessandro Deidda joining us for the first tour of many, and as we have just finished in the studio here in Milan we will have a lot more to say about that soon.
Special thanks to: Rauky & Iza, the Festival de Valence crew, Ben Borneo & SilverMoon, Gui & Sabrina, Seb & Alex, Antoine & the Beast Records crew, JB & the Galion crew, Vincent Lantin, Sly & Ultra Bullitt, Sophie & Eric, Near Deaf Experience, La Nef D Fous and the Binic Festival crew, Ludo, Marie Calliou, Titouan Masse, Alex Lianeri … I’m sure there is someone I’ve missed, but bises to everyone who came to see us play and made our shows extra special. We can’t wait to share the new album with you! Cheers xx
We are very pleased that Mr Mad Boogie a.k.a Alessandro Deidda is joining us on drums, gong and other weird noises. We have been in the studio working together on preparation for the new album that we plan to record soon, but we also have some gigs to play in France in the summer. For the new set list, we have decided to add a cover song. I wonder if you can guess what it is? Here is a video clue that we recorded this morning. The next clue will be arriving in about three weeks time.
After a relaxing break out in Australia during January and some much needed Vitamin D we came back to Europe and indeed straight to Rennes to do some work recording the final songs for the new Head On record. It is due to be completed soon, and they will be having a release party for the single ‘Changing Shape’ at Le Galion in Lorient on the 11th of April and at Mondo Bizarro in Rennes on the 12th of April.
We were 11 hours on the train back to Milan and into the studio ourselves the very next day at the School of Audio Engineering with Ivan A Rossi. We recorded one song without having the chance to rehearse at all; a little complicated, but fun nonetheless.
Our plans for the first half of this year are all about recording a new album, which we will start working on in March, and hopefully record in April. It is an ambitious project we have set ourselves, but we are very excited to work on some new material and prepare to present it live after the summer.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of photos from our session at SAE Milano last week.
We’re hitting the road, again! This time we’ll be taking in lots more France, the Pais Vasco, Belgium & the Netherlands. It’s going to be a long run of 16 dates and I hate to think how many kilometers … ok, I had to work it out, 5,200 km. Yep. We love driving. But more importantly we love getting the chance to play in front of new & old crowds. Look forward to seeing you somewhere along the way. bises.
nov 05 PERPIGNAN (FR), L’ubu
nov 06 ZARAGOSA (ES), Pub Eccos
nov 07 SOPELANA (ES), La Triangu
nov 08 BILBAO (ES), UMORE ONA
nov 09 VITORIA (ES), Hell Dorado
nov 10 TOULOUSE (FR), Dis Pensary
nov 12 ANGOULEME (FR), Le KaRma
nov 13 RENNES (FR), Mondo Bizarro (with Dead Horse Problem)
nov 14 LANNION (FR), café les valseuses
nov 15 SAINT BRIEUC (FR), La Citrouille (with Don Cavalli)
nov 16 LORIENT (FR), Le Galion
nov 17 NANTES (FR), Le Remorqueur
nov 20 PARIS (FR), Le Gibus Café (with Tulla Larsen)
nov 21 LILLE (FR), Monk’s café
nov 22 MIDDELBURG (NL), Kaffee ‘t Hof
nov 23 BRUSSELS (BE), L’Os à Moelle
We’re back to work this week, starting with our first show at White Trash in Berlin. We’re looking forward to big burgers, lots of sausages and some super shows in venues that we mostly haven’t played before. We have our new single ‘Mockingbird/Down to the woods’ along with us for exclusive sale at the shows. Is it big coat weather in Germany yet? We’re about to find out.
Cheers and hope to see you on the road!
09 oct BERLIN, White Trash
10 oct HALLE, VL Ludwigstrasse 37
11 oct BREMEN, Lagerhaus / Medienkoop
12 oct BIELEFELD, Extra
13 oct ROTENBURG, Die Villa
16 oct HAMBURG, Rock Café
17 oct MANNHEIM, Der Bock
18 oct OFFENBURG, Spitalkeller
19 oct OTTERSWEIER, Gruner Baum
We had a great first half of the year touring across France, Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic. For the new single Mockingbird we put together this video of tour footage. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it! The single is available to buy through our website or through Beast Records in Rennes. We’re getting ready to hit the road again in October, starting with 10 dates across Germany and then back to France in November, so we’ll be seeing all your smiling faces again very soon.
We have never played this song live, and in fact it was written just the week before we went into the studio to record, so this video is the first time anyone has heard the song. The song ‘Mockingbird’ uses traditional American lullaby lyrics, and so to make a beautiful marriage for our single we decided to write our own ‘rockaby’ for the second song, with a PR&TS noir twist of course. We filmed the recording session in the SAE Milan studio, where we were pleased to work again with Ivan A Rossi, and the forest scenes came together in the Luberon region of Provence, with the help of director Zahim Albakri.
We hope you enjoy the clip, and look out for the release of the ‘Mockingbird’ video to follow next week.
You can buy your own copy now to receive an exclusive, limited signed edition.
We went to Sète and Cassagnes over the weekend. It was mostly about eating things from the sea, but we did make time for copious pastis, and a couple of concerts. Here are a few postcards from our travels. à bientôt xx