Monday, 19 July 2010

"The happiness that can be found in a sweaty pub"

"Hello! It's good to be back" as Oasis said. Who knew Oasis would still be right about anything?

So in the spirit of getting the ball rolling, we ventured down to London this weekend to play our first gig in nearly a year (I always want to call it London town I forget why I always want to do this)

Saturday afternoon Jon & Nick went down to the car-hiring arena (a technical term i have just coined for what probably has a more technical name) We'd booked in a ford focus semi-estate car so we were a little bit surprised to be presented with a road hogging 4x4 freelander jeep. Heated seats, cruise control and surround sound speakers clearly made up for the fact Jon had never driven an automatic before.

We cruised down to London with a car full of instruments, sandwiches and mix cd-s before making our way over to Camden on Sunday afternoon for the now slightly alien tasks of loading in and soundchecking.

Before we knew it we were hearing the end of the wonderful poetic stylings of Frances Byrnebefore being cajouled onto the stage by the wonderful if slightly stressed soundman Cliff (anyone who'll wear a waist-coat in those temperatures is clearly a class gent) Suddenly having only been playing in a practice room on our own for nearly a year playing in front of 90 odd paying punters seemed a slightly odd experience but the minute the opening drones of Twin Beds kicked in the confidence swelled the collective band swagger came back and a grin appeared on my face that didn't disappear till later in the evening when I tried to carry our amp out to the car!

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in promoting the folking good night and an extra special thanks to our friends Dear Winesburg who's album launch it was. They were outstanding and whipped the whole of the enterprise into some sort of folk throwdown hoedown frenzy. There new album is terrific and I can't speak highly enough of there live show!

Check them out now and when you've had a listen go to amazon/i-tunes and buy the record you wont regret it promise.

Lots more things to come from us soon, thank you all so much for sticking with us!

much love

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