Thursday, 22 April 2010

Gig in Abingdon near Oxford this week. then onto Hull and York next saturday and Sunday. Should be some good warm up shows for the Pavement gig in glasgow on May 5th.
Still mixing the album, but should be done by the week end. Sounding good (hopefully).

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Favorite music at the moment.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Just put some photos up on our Flickr site.

They're from last years Big Chill Festival.
Will get more developed over the coming weeks and keep updating the site.

After finishing recording the album (Which Aaron is currently mixing)
We went straight into Fairview Studios to record a song for a Philip Larkin
tribute album. We wrote the music to the poem Toads.

John Spence engineered and did a brilliant job. He's had loads of experience
and worked on The Happy Mondays album Bummed amongst other things.
Really impressed with Fairview as well.

Here is the poem.

Why should I let the toad work
Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork
And drive the brute off?

Six days of the week it soils
With its sickening poison -
Just for paying a few bills!
That's out of proportion.

Lots of folk live on their wits:
Lecturers, lispers,
Losels, loblolly-men, louts-
They don't end as paupers;

Lots of folk live up lanes
With fires in a bucket,
Eat windfalls and tinned sardines-
they seem to like it.

Their nippers have got bare feet,
Their unspeakable wives
Are skinny as whippets - and yet
No one actually starves.

Ah, were I courageous enough
To shout Stuff your pension!
But I know, all too well, that's the stuff
That dreams are made on:

For something sufficiently toad-like
Squats in me, too;
Its hunkers are heavy as hard luck,
And cold as snow,

And will never allow me to blarney
My way of getting
The fame and the girl and the money
All at one sitting.

I don't say, one bodies the other
One's spiritual truth;
But I do say it's hard to lose either,
When you have both.