Posts tagged “album

‘The Fallen’ Video

From the offset, we wanted to be much more involved with our videos.Previously, we’d give the lads a song and ask them to come up with an idea for it and that would be that.They’d go off and shoot and ‘presto’ we had a music video!

This time around, we met nearly every week for a few months, discussing the video and its themes and banging out the idea which we now know as the piece.We’re imennsely proud of the outcome, and hope that it sets the tone for when you listen to the album.From the videos to the artwork to the lyrics to the music, we wanted a complete identity for this album.To put an image in peoples head of what we’re about and for them to associate that image with us and ultimately, good songs.

I hope we’re achieving that with what we’ve given you so far.

We have to thank everyone involved in making that video, Brian and Sean of Souljacker always, always give us insanely well put together music videos and have maintained the high quality of output they set out for in ‘Vacant Hearts’.They were a dream to work with, always upbeat and helpful and 100% focused on making it as good as it could be. As you can see from the content, Sophie was amazing.She acted superbly well, and really encapsulated what we wanted from a lead in our videos.We knew from the beginning that it would be too easy to have  a guy play the lead (as all the songs are written from the male perspective).So we flipped it on it’s head and tried to let the lead in the video go through the apparent suffering that the male goes through in the lyrics.


The next puzzle in the piece is the album and I really, really can’t wait for you all to hear it (and to post an unnecessarily long post about it upon its release!).



The First Post

So I have been enlisted to post the first (of many) official word gatherings on our brand new blog.
I can start by saying that I’m currently super-super excited about our album coming out in 2 months (or whatever time it is to you when this gets published).
I’ve been going back and forth on being excited and frustrated, and then excited again but we have not long to go now and we’ve so much planned that I hope will excite you too.
We finished recording in February, and what we have discovered is that it takes a long time to put out your first record when you want everything to be perfect.I’m happy with the recording still (thank God).Oh I’ve tried to poke hole after hole in it, but I came to the realisation that there’s not much point in doing that, and that the band I am in now, is a very different one to the one which recorded the album.The addition of Yvonne on bass has proved to be somewhat of a turning point in terms of musicality and the band dynamic Marc and myself had.Everything has changed in such a short space of time, and the album is effectively the last piece in our work as a duo.
Having said that, we will be playing it all as a three-piece and part of the reason Yvonne was asked to join, was that the parts I was writing for bass were becoming increasingly too complicated for me to play live when looping everything else.
This should result in the songs being given new life when you see them being preformed.We are a tight-knit three piece band now, and that will give our songs a completely different energy.Hopefully a positive one.

These ramblings will hopefully document how I think about the band far too much, and how I should probably just pick up my guitar and try and write again.

Thanks for reading,