Wow, I’ve been back in Milan for two days and I’m still on a high from our tour in France. Both completely buzzing, and also about ready to collapse from exhaustion after the long days at work since I got back, so I think I’m going to spend Easter on the sofa eating cake and trying to do as little as possible. Well maybe I will work on a new song that I wrote in my head during the drive back from Chambery on Monday morning.
I think all three of us left a little part of our hearts in France this March. We were received with such enthusiasm and hospitality everywhere we went, the shows were brilliant, and after 3,700 kilometers of driving we left already excited to come back in June for another round. Special thanks to Beast Records, Seb & Alex, Slim Mitch, Franck, Headsucker & Emma, Dimi & Sof, Gui and all the venues and the bands we played with, Head On, Bed Bunker, Tulla Larsen, The Strong Come-ons, The Mythomans, Aurelien Blues Band & the Denyals. Merci à vous !!
We’re almost halfway done with our tour. So far we’ve been battling against snow, rain, sore throats and illness, but the show must go on, as they say. It has been amazing catching up with so many wonderful people along the way. We had a fantastic night at Mondo Bizarro on Saturday with Bed Bunker and Head On. Here are a couple of pics of us with the boss:
And not forgetting the awesome show at Ernee on Friday night, put together by the one and only Headsucker, and his beautiful wife Emma, who made sure that we left their town at least 3 kilos heavier than we arrived. Here’s a video of a song we just recorded at SAE with Ivan Rossi, a cover of the JC classic, Give my love to Rose. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a new Beast Records release coming out soon in tribute to the man in black. This video is courtesy of Phil LaCleck, (merci Phil).
Pete had an unintentional night off last night to rest his voice, sorry Caen, but we’ll be back next time I promise. He has slept and dosed up on everything under the sun to try and recover for the rest of the tour. Thanks so much to Alex for all the help and honey. Tonight we head to Le Mans, tomorrow Paris. Hope to see you on the road.
Hello! Here we are at our last rehearsal in the studio just outside Milan this morning. We are sure going to miss our morning coffee at the best coffee machine in the city. It’s more like coffee flavoured water than coffee actually, but for some reason it has become an integral part of our rehearsal routine.
I think we are pretty much ready. We’ve bought some new stuff to make us even louder than before (much), attempted to pack it tetris-style into the car (it fits, just), and written and re-written the set list. We’ve had a run through of the Beasts of Bourbon song that we’re going to play with Head On next Saturday at Mondo Bizarro (that’s the 16th), and run through the song that we think Headsucker is going to ask us to play.
This weekend I’m going to stock up on car snacks and neurofen, get all the merch sorted out and packed up, and decide how many different outfits I can possibly fit into my bag. Writing new songs has taken a back seat for the moment because there just hasn’t been the free time to concentrate on them. Nonetheless, we have a couple already added to the set. We’ll be playing the entire album in our show, all 10 songs. I’m rather pleased about that.
Looking forward to seeing you on the road next week if you are in France! Come and say hello, or bon soir as the case may be.
Bisous from us
Ok people of France, we’re just about ready to roll your way. Here are our dates for March: