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I’ve been a little lax on this, and I apologise, so, for all of yous who would like to be in the know, here’s where the process of making our record is at.
We’re at Monnow Valley Recording Studios, Monmouth, which from the paraphernalia on the wall I can deduce was the womb of such records as the last Pigeon Detectives, the View and the Enemy albums and perhaps more encouragingly Future Of The Left’s most recent. It’s also where we finished up We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.
Tracking is (all but) complete and so we are onto the mix. This is a very easy procedure for band members as we essentially sit around all day watching Twenty-Twenty Cricket (or trying to get me to change the channel from the cricket to something else), making £1 bets on sports you don’t understand and playing pool. Then at the end of the day, after John has slaved over and attempted to make sense of our 100+ track compositions and attempted to mould them into something resembling a song, we convene on the control room and individually insist that each of our instruments isn’t loud enough.
On the weekend our dear manager Alun came to the studio with his kids in tow. This, I think, was primarily to get a couple of hours off whilst we babysat, but also, he listened to the remainder of the new songs that he hadn’t heard. His assessment: the new record sounds like a “mental Nirvana”. We are more than happy with this description.
We’re here for another couple of weeks, whilst we should be chatting over album titles and art work ideas, I also think we might have a barbecue at some point, so if you’re in the area, let us know. It’s very weird to think that in just 14 days our album will be finished. It’s a little scary, but also very exciting. There’s no doubt in my mind that these are the best songs we’ve written and recorded to date.
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