“Before lockdown, we spent a few weeks in the studio recording drum tracks to the many demos Steve had written, new and old. We knew we were losing our studio to developers, who had bought all the units. So we squeezed in as many sessions as we could.
This left us with LOADS of drum tracks that were ready to go, no studio, and the pending lockdown.
Steve starting moving things around and made his loft into a home studio, so he could work on the tracks we had made a start on.
I decided to dust off my 2008 Mac book pro and see if the old dog could handle some bass fuzz. It didn’t let me down.
This resulting in us putting together an EP in isolation. Sending tracks back and forth for the past few weeks has been fun and very different.
While we are working on our next full length album, we took some time out to work on another little project.
The idea started back in November 2012, after we released our 2nd EP ‘RAYGUN’. We wanted to lock ourselves away in a cold studio during the dark winter days and make something warm, fuzzy and lofi. Check out the lofi soundtrack we have recorded for daisy starburst slots game. Recording it in only a couple of sessions, using bare bones recording equipment and experimenting with new sounds.
We just didn’t get around to recording it…until now.
So here it is, the Winter EP – As a thank you for all your support this past year, this EP is Free to download, or pay what you like.
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Thanks to the Essex Gig Guide for making ‘Mould’ their Video of the week!
Here’s what they had to say..
“As Christmas is nearly upon us, mould brings to mind the prospect of a nice bit of Stilton on some crackers, washed down with plenty of Guinness. However we suspect in this case mould refers to Bob Mould – erstwhile frontman of US Alt Rock legends Hüsker Dü & Sugar. It’s no secret that the band are big fans although we can find no further reference in the lyrics. Perhaps the title was a place holder that stuck as the band do a fine job of channeling the spirit of those bands.
The video features the band in the rehearsal studio laying down a demo to 4 track cassette recorder. For the benefit of younger readers this what bands had to use in the olden days before GarageBand.
‘Mould’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘AUTOSPY’ – scheduled for release on January 29th. Pre-order it now for a discounted price and receive an instant download of ‘Mould’ We suspect some live dates in support of the album will be announced in due course.”
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http://ift.tt/1IrUY8W http://ift.tt/1IrURKs ITS NEARLY TIME. As of tomorrow you can pre order our new album ‘Autospy’ and get our new single ‘Mould’ as an instant download. We hope that you’ll support us and help make our second album as successful as the first. #diyband #diylabel #band #independantlabel #independent #music #rock #altrock #grunge #newmusic #np #southend #essex GET INVOLVED. Follow us at http://ift.tt/1iNhNmA
http://ift.tt/1OygGZO http://ift.tt/1LP4uxA We had fun at @pheonixfm tonight. Thanks to Nick for playing ‘Mould’ and ‘Thing Inside’ from our new album ‘Autospy’. Pre order your copy THIS FRIDAY and get ‘Mould’ as an instant download. #altrock #grunge #fuzz #pheonixfm #radio #interview #band #diyband #diylabel Follow us at http://ift.tt/1iNhNmA
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http://ift.tt/1Q4XlPM http://ift.tt/1SpnKY0 Today was the first time we have played in a room together since starting recording back in August. These songs are sounding pretty darn good!! #studio #southend #grunge #altrock #alternative #diyband #drums #guitar #bass #jazzmaster #ibanezatk #loud #band #essex Follow us at http://ift.tt/1iNhNmA