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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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!

SAE Institute Milano

This week we are playing house-band for our good friend Ivan Rossi, who teaches at the School of Audio Engineering here in Milan.  We’ve got a couple of songs to record, and I think we’re going to save them up for our next album.  Here’s some shots from our first day.

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Ivan, Mr Boss Man.