So, it’s taken me a while to get to this. I’m normally pretty quick to welcome a new year in digitally. Slightly different this one with the band being geographically and logistically divided. Still, hopefully we will get a few gigs in this year with the remaining members still resident in a viable locale. And we have some festivals pencilled in for decent causes as is my particular wont.
On the upside my good friend Jennifer has agreed to sing ‘The Gal’ and so the war poetry ep should definitely be set for release this year. Finally. Excellent news.
The album is currently with Tim at Voltage but I am hopeful for a 2014 release. Keep checking back for updates, and take care.
Over and out.
And here is the rest of it!
I played a gig on Saturday and since the album is being mixed, and there is an absence of things to tell you all about, I figured I would post the video of it! Played a couple of new tunes so any feedback is more than welcome!
In two parts so expect another post soon…
It’s a good feeling to know that we’re now beginning to gain some momentum. There’s going to be further developments regarding the line-up of the band, but it’s safe to say that by July (at the latest) we’ll have finished the 12 track album: Marry Another Presents The Enlightenment. This album has been in the pipeline for a long time now, so it’s pleasing to know that we should be promoting by Summer, if not earlier.
There’re plenty of new songs that we’re working on that have taken a slightly new direction. Hopefully, some of this material will be available on line so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Before now, I’ve never really added to the blog, if ever! So from now on I will be making an effort to post on a regular basis. Firstly, I’d like to mention the new accretions to the band, Rachel and Emily; a Violist and Vocalist respectively. This new line-up was sounding great at the last practice and comes at a perfect time to allow us to push forward with the band on the whole. I’m really excited about the completion of the album The Enlightenment and also how our new material is sounding. As well as working on brand new songs, we also aim to re-introduce a couple of old favourites; one which I’m particularly looking forward to is Lean, I think it will work well with the addition of female vocals.
By Easter we’re aiming to have a few shows lined up, the first hopefully will be our album release party. Until then if anyone knows of any decent open mic nights please let us know.
So here is my take on what I hope 2013 holds in store…
Firstly our merry troupe of musicians is to be bolstered by the addition of two more! Something which will see the very much needed revival of our motivation and also a change in our dynamic; this will be a good year.
Expect to hear different voices not only on stage, but on this very platform as well; although I’m sure I can convince Carl to cameo.
Two things will happen this year come hell or high water; ‘The Enlightenment’ will be released, and ‘Good Night, Good Luck, Keep Watch’ will too. It’s about bloody time after all. With a bit of luck we will be gigging a lot more also.
More news to follow.
Keep your ear to the grindstone.