We’re very excited to be supporting The Hummingbirds next Saturday at The Garage, Islington. The Hummingbirds are a 6 piece modern skiffle/Folk outfit that hail from Liverpool, won the ‘Ones to Watch 2013’ award and have even been tipped for the Mercury music prize.
We’ve just finished a weekend of songwriting and I have to say that it has been one of the most productive we’ve had as a band for a long time. We now have the basis of three new songs which are all quite different and feel like a real progression for us as a band. We’ve been mentioning at our gigs for a little while now that we are keen to start work on a full length album. We’ve got to a point where most of the songs we play live have never actually been properly recorded, so it’s definitely time to get the microphones out and re-construct the home studio that we used for our EP. We’re going to be taking our time but will post lots of studio diaries and updates during the process.
Aside from all the productiveness, there was some destructiveness as whilst taking my cajon (you know the wooden box thing) on the train, it slipped and got a hole punctured in the front of it 🙁 . As with most things in life, gaffa tape was the solution, and it looks like it should last for at least a few more months longer. The way I see it, no one can say we’re not authentic when our instruments are literally held together with tape…
We are playing the Enterprise in Camden this Thursday. This venue was made famous by Ed Sheeran’s line “Times at the enterprise when some fella filmed me” in “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”. Remember that song? Anyway, come along and maybe film us or something. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/523918694356848/
We’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone who came along to the 02 Academy2 last night. It was one of the most enjoyable gigs we’ve ever played, and it was great to end the night by rocking out to Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. The photos can be viewed here. We hope to see you all again very soon.
So here it is then. The video we’ve been hinting at for a while. This is our first proper concept music video, and like everything we do, it was produced entirely by the three of us… It took quite a while to get it edited, mainly because of those pesky green screens! We’re happy to finally have it finished and we hope you enjoy it. Comments very welcome!