The EP release has been severely delayed, as such things tend to be. In between break-ups, the final mix not being quite what we were after, final-year uni stress, house moving and the sad passing of Sam Culpeck, the band has had a period of non-activity, musically speaking. Otherwise we've had a lot going on. But its not all bad news at all.
I finish university completely in a few weeks or so and after that will be able to devote all my energy to what has become our newly formed, still-unnamed band, the formation of which has made me more ridiculously happy than I have been in a good number of years.
Since starting to study music, it was always my ambition to form a band, rather than play as a solo artist. Yet despite spending 4 years studying music and working with other musicians, I never quite "gelled," with other people properly, and all projects I attempted kind of fell through. To be perfectly honest I think this was mostly my fault. I got disheartened when people weren't interested or didn't show up for rehearsals, and I used to be a tad more socially awkward than I am now too, not to mention really very reserved and unwilling to push myself or my own material.
It's been a combination of finally having the confidence (and the material...) and sheer luck finding Lily and Roch. They're insanely busy people, putting aside limited time and energy just for the love of what we're doing. This has resulted in the kind of cohesiveness that I have always yearned to achieve but had given up on ever achieving. Honestly, I can't put into words how happy I am to not only to not be stressed about rehearsals, but to look forward to them and the post-rehearsal buzz.
Following our first gig at the Green Door Store, we've decided to fully join forces, rebrand as a band, and continue gigging whilst working on the EP to get it fully up to scratch. I'll still be soloing around whenever I'm not doing that, playing the acoustic and spouting poetry.
New identity, page, Soundcloud etc. coming soon. Keep an eye out for us!