We finally did a thing. A good thing!..we think.
First we made a song. It is called My Muddle. Then we made a video. That is called My Muddle as well. It was hard, but we like it hard. We went for one take in public around Brighton, with a finale of a band of children playing the song (amongst other weirdos along the way). We were idiots for trying, but the Gods of reason, truth and impeccable choreography were smiling down on us, and by gum it worked.
Here’s a glimpse into the (severely controlled and child-friendly) madness :
We released the video as an exclusive on NME.com and within a week it became the second most popular video on the website! (second only to Placebo’s top ten songs…outgunned 10/1. It was a simple numbers game.) So a massive thank-you to everyone who watched it and liked it. You. Are. Safe.
So we had ourselves a little party daan Landan, and it was sold out! You are good people.
So the single and video finally come out Monday the 12th November. Vinyls soon after. Gigs all the time. Come and say hi! We owe you a drink!
Half of our two-headed-production-superbeast, Pablo Clements has an impossibly cute little girl called Sky. She won’t talk to us because she thinks men with long hair look gross. She says our hair is too wet…apparently she says the same to Nick Cave, so at least we are in good company. Still though…AWWWWWW x
Here’s a sneak peek of two new tunes you haven’t heard before. Cut to a training montage from the last coupla months. We are now ready for the climactic ending. Yeah.
This has never happened before! : His holiness the Marhashishia of mayhem obviously digs our sounds. He has made a new hybrid, combustible listening companion to our music. No shit. Of course we would never condone such a thing, but out of pure interest you can visit the website here www.amnesiahaze.nl/ The Bad For Lazarus strain should be there within the month. I hope you like happiness.
Our first blog entry on this site was an announcement that our debut album was finished and coming your way. It was a lie. But we didn’t know that then. Never trust the press.
We took ages to get it mixed, by which time half the band had changed and we’d started dropping all those old duffers from the set. We did the whole find-your-sound-thing and didn’t really see the point in putting out anything other than what we know we’re capable of. So that album is ditched. Maybe when I’m dead you can trade it on Facebook and pretend it’s awesome.
So now that it’s not all rumors and maybes here’s the cold hard facts.
We recorded the record over the last couple of months with producers Pablo Clements & James Griffith (UNKLE / Nick Cave). Pablo produced some amazing goals on fifa ’12. All smart bastard sarcasm aside, they are actually sick in the mind, and I’ve never been so blown away in a studio. They’re dear ol’ friends but I just didn’t know what they were capable of.
Also Liela from The Duke Spirit has graced our record. She’s easily one of the most talented singers I’ve ever heard. I felt stupid and nervous inviting her to play on our stuff, and stupider and nervouser watching her nail it. She’s a complete gem and we can’t thank her and all The Duke Spirit kids enough for being such sweet souls.
Everything is now in the more than capable hands of Darren Beale (Kosheen) who is mixing it. Needless to say he’s a talented and handsome man, and is making us sound way better than we are.
I wish I knew when you can hear and hold this stuff. We should know more of that soon..ish. In the meantime we’ll be givin it the biggun across the mean streets of UK real soon (dates nearly all sewn up, and will be up here next week) and you can hear all the new tracks in the stinky flesh
Keep it unreal
Our mum and dad’s made some playdates with our friends Fixit Kid. Here’s where we will have fun :
FRI 19TH AUGUST KARNS HINCKLEY
SAT 20TH AUGUST WATERFRONT FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM
SUN 21ST AUGUST VINES DERBY
MON 22ND AUGUST LEEDS (VENUE TBC)
EVENT TO FOLLOW
WED 24TH AUGUST ARTROCKER THE MACBETH LONDON
come and play with us too. We’ll be under the fort of pillows. Peow peow.
Aaaaaand Every Friday till then we’ll be showing you new song demos from our new album at our facebook page. So if you don’t want to be a misinformed misanthropist you better get over there quick, son :
2 years too late! Limited editions of everything :