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.
Wow June has come round super quick. Tomorrow we’re heading in to the School of Audio Engineering (S.A.E) to record another two tracks with Mr Ivan Antonio Rossi as “house band” for his students. We’re doing a song that is currently in our live set, and another completely new song that we’ve more or less written in the last week. We’re really excited about it, and have Manuele from The Three Blind Mice coming in to put down some guitars. Straight after our three studio days we’re heading to France, for 10 dates with Alessio, some studio time with Head On, and a few duo shows to get us home. It’s going to be a busy and very fun month. I’m looking forward to catching up with friends old and new on this round. A big highlight will be playing at Ubu for the 10 year anniversary of Beast Records. Come down and say hello!
06/06 : Nimes @ Bada bing
07/06 : Montpellier @ Mojomatic
08/06 : Miramont de Guyenne @ Lac du saut du loup
09/06 : La Sauvetat-de-Savères @ Cafe Des Voyaguers
10/06 : Toulouse @ The Dispensary
11/06 : Perpignan @ Ubu
12/06 : Angoulème @ le Karma
13/06 : Tulle @ Opus café
14/06 : Albi @ jour de fête
15/06 : Rennes @ Ubu (10ans de Beast Records)
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)
25/06 : Caen @ tba (duo show)
26/06 : Paris @ La Feline (duo show)
28/06 : Bourges @ Caf & Rouge (duo show with Silver Moon)
It rained A LOT on this tour of the Basque, and I was totally overestimating the weather when I packed my bikini. Not only did I not get it out of my bag once, but I think I spent the entire tour wearing nearly every single item of clothing that I brought with me, all at the same time. I was like a little eskimo. We had some great shows, and some time to see the sights as it wasn’t far to drive between them. We are kind of planning to go back later in the year, but with Alessio next time. I loved Bilbao and the coast around there, and the drive from Urretxu to Lleida was absolutely incredible. I would like to do that again with more time to stop and take photos.
the beach at Sopelana
the coast between Sopelana and Bermeo
ALT Sessions Festival, Bermeo
The singer and the guitarist GOT MARRIED the same morning, and played a gig that night, how sweet.
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)
This week we are heading towards Spain, but as my lovely Spanish friends corrected me, we can’t call it a “Spain Tour” but a Basque and Catalonia tour. Very well! We did a couple of shows in the Basque region way back in November 2011 where we played and slept in a 200 year old prison. That was really quite an incredible experience, and I am very much looking forward to getting back there. I am also rather pleased that we have managed to accommodate a day off in San Sebastián, where we quickly stopped last time.
Here are our dates:
09 may. SOPELANA (Bizkaia) @ La Triangu
10 may. BERMEO (Bizkaia) @ Alt Sessions Festival
11 may. BILBAO @ UMORE ONA
12 may. OÑATI (Gipuzkoa) @ Pako Taberna
15 may. SAN SEBASTIÁN/DONOSTIA @ Ondarra Club 16 bis
16 may. VITORIA/GASTEIZ @ Gora Taberna Gasteiz
17 may. URRETXU (Gipuzkoa) @ Hankie Hankie
18 may. LLEIDA @ Oh Yeah! (Swampy Weekend)
The last time we played a full band show in Italy was at Ohibo when we released the Devil Inside video. So it’s a welcome return for us this weekend. First up we play this Friday night, 3 May at Ligera, MILANO with our good friends, The Three Blind Mice. Then on Saturday 4 May we head north to Cantu for a show at one Lombardia’s most famous clubs, All’Unatrentacinquecirca (or All’Una35circa for short ).
We made it not only to Prague, but to the radio station in the city centre, without GPS or a map – who would have guessed the CZR is not in Western Europe TomTom?!! Looking forward to a great show tonight with Rany tela.