The next dates

Thank you Thank you Thank you all for making our tour in November a wonderful experience.  So many kilometers and concerts and good times, we loved every single one.

But it’s not over yet folks! Here are our dates for the rest of this year:

dec 05 BASEL (CH), Sääli Zum Goldenen Fass
dec 06 LENZBURG (CH), Met Bar
dec 07 USTER (CH), Star Club

dec 11 CHAMBERY (FR), Brin de Zinc
dec 12 LYON (FR), Cafe-Concert Trokson
dec 13 VALENCE (FR), Mistral Palace
dec 14 REIGNIER (FR), le poulp

And a few (ok, quite a few, it was a long tour!) postcards from our travels in November:

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Tour Dates November

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

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German Tour

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!

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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

Mockingbird Video

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.

Down to the woods video release

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.

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The Mixes

We’ve spent two days this week recording extra bits for our new single: more guitar, tambourine, claps, backing vocals.  All in the comfort of our home studio, or should I say, the living room.  It’s been well over 30 degrees every day this week, and we’ve been missing the nice cool weather of France in June.

Today we went into the studio with Ivan to do the mixes.  We gave him far more work than he needed with all of our last minute additions, but he is a trooper, and also a super engineer, so he coped very well.  We need a break before listening to them again, and closing the mixes in a couple of weeks time.  In the meantime, we need to think about what we are going to do for the cover, and we plan to make a video for both songs with footage we’ve taken over the past few months of touring.  It goes without saying that we are very, very excited to release both of these songs, and they mark a transition for us towards the sound and direction we plan to take for our next album.  We plan to spend our summer “holiday” working on demo’s for the album, to be recorded early 2014.  Here’s Pete & Ivan, hard at work.  Cheers!

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Backstage at the Beast Records Birthday

We have just about recovered from last night.  Alessio has gone home to Milan on the train, and we have two days off before we play again.

Here are our dates for this week:

19/06 : Fougere @ Le Saloon (duo show)
20/06 : Dinan @ Cafe Du Theatre (duo show)
21/06 : Saint-Hilaire Du Harcouet @ La Guimbarde (duo show)

And here are some wonderful memories from last night.  Congratulations Beast Records on making 10 years.

that’s a wrap @saemilano

Thanks very much to Ivan Rossi and SAE Milano for hosting us for the last three days.  We’re super happy to have been able to squeeze in this recording session before we head back to France.  We even managed to film enough material to put up a video for both songs.  Later, people!  Right now I have to systemize for tomorrow’s departure.  And drink a beer.  Maybe two.  I think there is a pizza with my name on it.  Cheers!

Recording @saemilano

Here’s a little spoiler video of Manuele from the Three Blind Mice recording some beautiful noisy guitar for our new single.  If you’ve seen us play this year you’ll be familiar with the A side, but the B side is a completely new song we wrote specially for this vinyl.

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