Hi there folks,
Earlier in the year we started working on the follow-up to Oftentimes, writing at a farm in Cornwall and living in a mouldy caravan for a week. We wanted to fine-tune the new songs we’ve been playing live over the summer, and also set to work on completely new ones, so for our next writing session we decided to up the ante somewhat and head to the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales at the start of September.
It was certainly a different experience, but hugely productive… the picture here is of our progress from the studio (and we will just say that most of these song titles are purely for our own amusement and are unlikely to last!)
The next step is to play some of these live and try them out in front of an audience, which is why we’re headed out for a handful of dates starting next week. As always, tickets are on sale directly from us, and you’ll always get them at a discount if you buy them in advance.
Sep 28 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Oct 8 - The Blind Tiger (Hector’s House), Brighton
Oct 13 – 229, London
Oct 14 – The Vic, Swindon
Oct 15 – Lock 42, Leicester
Oct 29 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Nov 7 – The Croft, Bristol
Nov 11 – South Street, Reading
We’re putting on the Reading show ourselves with our friends and special guests Spring Offensive and Monsters Build Mean Robots, so that one’s going to be particularly special (AND on 11/11/11 no less!)
Before we sign off, a reminder that the Our Bodies / New Houses single is out next Monday, 26th September – if you haven’t downloaded the app for your smartphone yet, just go to http://bit.ly/AGF-app using any smartphone and you can be the first to listen to the JME.D remix of ‘Hopscotch’ (which will be the b-side)!
A Genuine Freakshow