You may or may not already know this but last Wednesday we made the roadtrip down to some place called London (more specifically Western House, the home of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music) to spend half an hour with the legend that is Tom Robinson. He asked us a few questions, we talked about something probably completely unrelated, he played one of our songs and then asked us a few more questions. Oh and then we got a photo together.
Obviously there was a lot more to it than that so you’ll have to listen to the show below to find out what we talked about and how we ended up on the subject of Kez and Paton sharing a bed together. Lets be honest, would you expect any less?
In all seriousness though, it was an amazing day and great to be back down in London again! Everyone made us feel at home straight away (big shout out to Jax Coombes especially) and their Kenco coffee machine is one of the best we’ve ever sampled. Unfortunately we didn’t end up hijacking an open mic somewhere as promised, even with Tom giving it his best shot on Twitter!
Don’t worry though, we’re hoping to make London a regular thing from now on. Hopefully we’ll be doing a few little intimate gigs here and there around the city, so if you know of anywhere that likes a bit of acoustic music then just give us a shout and we’ll see what we can do. In the meantime, keep up the amazing support and expect some very exciting news in the near future!
Getting some photos done is something that’s always been on our list of things to do but whenever we’ve managed to get ourselves in the same place at the same time with a photographer it’s either been dark or absolutely pouring it down. Yesterday was quite nice though because for the first time it was neither dark or pouring it down. It was just absolutely freezing cold instead. However the rather amazing Mike Brits persevered and we finally had our first proper photoshoot. Here’s one of the teaser shots from Sefton Park that Mike has uploaded to his Facebook page and we have been informed that the rest will be following shortly!
After the shoot we had a few hours to spare before we were booked in at LIPA for writing and rehearsals, so we seized the opportunity to do something we’ve never really done before; just relax and go for something to eat. This was definitely a good idea. Elle recommended a lovely place on Hardman Street called Bistro Jacques, at one point during her meal shouting “This place is my FAVOURITE!” to the surprise of everyone else in the restaurant. We strongly urge you to try the steak if you’re ever around the area.
Tomorrow we’re up early and back on the road though, making a return to the wonderful city of London. Tom Robinson has kindly asked us to come down and say a few words on his show on BBC 6 Music (yes!) so who are we to refuse such an offer? We’re not sure when it’s going out on the radio yet but as soon as we know then we’ll let you know too on our Facebook, Twitter and so on. Also, we’re hoping to hijack an open mic while we’re down there so if you know any places that are running a night then give us a shout.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a good festive season and consumed a ridiculous amount of food like we all did. It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog recently for one reason or another so there’s quite a few things to catch up on even though 2012 is barely a week old.
First off, we’ve been back on BBC 6Music! Things move quickly in the radio world (we only found out last week) and Tom Robinson has played another of our tracks on his Fresh On The Net show which you can check out here. We strongly recommend you listen to the entire show if you get chance because there’s some great new music on there, but if you’re tight for time then you can skip to 16:30 and get your Creatures fix.
Secondly, as if getting some airtime on the BBC wasn’t enough we’re also included on this month’s Sentric Music podcast! When the opening line is “How Do!” you know it’s going to be a good one and Simon Pursehouse is on form as always. Again there’s some quality new tunes for you to listen to so check them out in the nifty little embedded player below. We’re on at about 45:15 (by the way, we don’t have any mugs yet).
And last but most certainly not least, we’d like to give a big shout out to The Cape Race for giving us a support slot with them at MOHO Live in Manchester last December for what was quite possibly the single most epic gig that we’ve played so far! Thanks to everyone who turned up (even Kez’s parents came along) and to all the people who’d never even heard of us before but still stood right against the barrier at the front and enjoyed the show. It was something special.
Anyway we hope that you’re having a good year so far and that if you haven’t already got hold of our new ‘This World Of Ours’ EP (and why not?) then you can download it for FREE from our Bandcamp page here. Much Love!