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!
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.
We’ve now laid down bass, drums and guitars for our two new songs in the SAE studio with Ivan, and with the help of special guest Manuele from the Three Blind Mice. The songs are sounding great so far, and we can’t wait to get them finished, mixed and pressed to vinyl. Boy, we sure earnt that beer this afternoon.
Tomorrow morning we’re going in to record the vocals and extras like tambourine, then we have to pack our bags for France. First show is Thursday at Bada Bing in Nimes. Whoever said there’s no rest for the wicked really wasn’t kidding.
Thursday May 23 – Spazio Concept, Milano. That’s behind Porta Genova just in case you haven’t been before.
This will be the first official showing in Italy of the documentary ‘autoluminescent’ and an event not to be missed. The Three Blind Mice will play a set, and we’ll be there too.
Here is a link to the facebook event and the details are as follows:
19.00 – Apertura con aperitivo
19.30 – AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD – 1a proiezione
21.00 – AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD – 2a proiezione
22.30 – live: PETE ROSS & THE SAPPHIRE
23.15 – live:THE THREE BLIND MICE
All night DJ: TREV FINN
INGRESSO: 5 EURO dalle 19 – 7 EURO dalle 21 (film+live)
Have you got your costumes ready? And your treats and tricks? Halloween marks the end of the warmth and light of the summer and autumn months and the descent into the darkness of winter, with the clocks going back and the heating going on right about now. With that in mind, here is a little round up of the last month since we got back to Milan after the summer.
We played at Ohibò, remember? Way back at the end of September; it feels like a long time ago now. That evening marked the release of the Devil Inside music video, and really was the start of the presentation of the new album. Here is a photo from the event, taken by Antonella Ciliberto.
We played a Sunday night show at Twiggy in Varese, but unfortunately we don’t have any photos to prove it. Alessio joined us with his cajón, which is a great instrument, and makes a nice acoustic show for us as a trio.
On Wednesday 24th September we played at Piazza Risorgimento in Milan, at a little bar named Trifola. It’s very cute and intimate, and had a beautiful atmosphere. It is outside with heaters, so thankfully for us it was before the cold struck. Here we are, photo courtesy of Susan CS.
We’ve got a quiet start to November, leading in to a very busy run up to Christmas. Dates to be announced shortly, along with the very special pre-order for the album – ‘The Rollin’ Pack’. Till then …
We’ve been working hard this month getting ready to play this next concert at Circolo Arci Ohibò in Milan, this Friday 28th September. We’ve got Alessio on the drums as usual, and we’re joined by Tommaso playing keys and doing some backing harmonies as well.
It’s not just our usual concert however, because we are finally ready to release our new music video. We worked with Viola Barbato, who also directed the last video of Il Genio (Tahiti) and we are so happy with the final product. It’s not your usual music video, so stay tuned, or if you are in Milan, come and see it Friday. Ohibò has a big screen!