Just to let all you Facebookers know, we weren’t fucking around when we said TWO new records for 2020. Drums and piano tracked today for the entire new record at London’s legendary Church Studios, with the great Neil Pickles at the dials. Little did we know the desk we’d be working on is the very same used on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. Mad times. Big love to you all from the both of us. These new tunes sound positively ’75 🎯 Tom n’ Al xxx
Continuing our trend of capturing our recordings in unusual/famed locations (the drums for Stages were recorded in the legendary glass drum room at Monnow Valley) Alex and I have been gifted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and tomorrow we will travel to London’s spectacular Church studio to record drums and piano for the upcoming Avenue Dot LP. Excited doesn’t come close. LOOK at that place. ❤
We will try to take as many lovely photos and clips as possible as we go…. Thomas
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Mesdames et Messieurs, at the request of fans and promoters in your fair country, we are adding one final show to the May tour. We will now begin on the 5th of May in Lyon (Le Sonic) and end the run of shows in Lesquin on the 12th. We have had many requests for a show out east, so we hope this pleases some of you as much as it does us to return to beautiful Lyon. ♥️
Ticket and show details to follow. UK shows announcing next week. Thomas x
To coincide with our European shows in May we will be reissuing Stages on vinyl, along with giving the record a full worldwide digital release. This is for those who missed the vinyl the first time ’round but also for our fans in territories that are either prohibitively expensive to mail to, or who predominantly use specific platforms to listen to music. We’ve heard you and we feel you. In the coming days we will also be going live with a very limited “film poster” collection. Al’s original concept for the project was that of a film/screenplay, so in keeping with that original idea I’ve re-imagined the record as an art-house film using images from across the formats. There will probably only be 15 or 20 of these, so I’ll give you all a heads-up when they go live.
Many thanks to everyone who has supported the record so far. We love you ALL, and cannot wait to get out there and play some shows in 2020. Thomas x
CD/download available now via Chord Orchard: https://chordorchard.bandcamp.com/album/stages
In the “i” newspaper today. Yes, real print press! Remember that!!!
This is getting silly now. 4 starz across the board. When do we get our “Universal Acclaim” sticker from Metacritic? 😉
Seriously though, thanks to all the journos who’ve taken the time to dig deep and get what this record is about, and given us any sort of exposure. For a band who’ve been around the block, we get that it’s boring and there’s younger, more snazzy groops out there. We get it all. So thanks ❤ xxx