It’s been a while since we last surfaced on here and many things have been going on, both with the band and with our personal lives too (you can blame Facebook for us not updating this websitey thing too often).
First of all, congratulations to Elle who’s now finished university and has been having a great run of gigs with her new project Elinor Alicia Gray and The Merry Pranksters (including the Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA and Attic as part of Liverpool Sound City). Also, next week Finney and Kez will be both moving in together in Manchester so you can probably expect many writing sessions and lots of new material soon.
Speaking of which, those of you who can remember a few months back may recall a little thing we did called The Betnav Sessions where we recorded a few songs in a tiny hallway with a vintage piano. Well, we’re happy to say that we’ve now got all the videos back (thanks Rob!) and, even better, we’ve stuck them on our Youtube page in a handy little playlist. Go make yourself a cup of tea, put some headphones on and check them out below.
We also want to say a big thanks to everyone who came to watch us at our last few shows! It was nice to go back to our spiritual roots at The Fox and Goose in Southport for Band Royale 2012, The Kazimier in Liverpool was magical (thanks again to The Fifth Movement for putting us on) and Night & Day in Manchester was an absolute blast! By the way, if you weren’t there on June 1st and you’ve not already heard Yarbo’s new EP then you definitely need to get on his free download right now. That guy stole the show that evening and it’s easy to see why.
For now though, it’s time for us to go and make an album. It’s been a while coming but these next few months will be our best opportunity to knuckle down and really make some progress. Sadly that does mean we’re not going to be playing too many shows in the near future (if any at all) but we promise to keep you up to date with what’s happening, probably by posting several silly ‘vintage’ photographs and profoundly artsy time lapse videos like we usually do. Who knows, we may even actually put some music out there for a change!
Either way, we’ll be back gigging in the autumn when we’ve got some new material ready and maybe a few extra members too. Until then, much love!