I think I'm going to call this next release 'Three Miles From Avalon'. I wrote a song recently by the same name, we put down the rhythm track to it yesterday.
It was really about being on the cusp of achieving what you set out to do, having it in your sight, but somehow never quite reaching it. The last couple of years have been a bit tough, and it's only now I feel i'm starting to get back on track. It felt like a good time to vent a little about it in a (hopefully) musical way.
I do realise that you are always on the cusp though, and that perspective is subjective to time.
I used to hate the studio. It was like a poor imitation of the kick I got playing live. I was told we needed to record so we could go gig other places. Get more gigs. Agent needed material to entice promoters with, then we can play more. Money? Nah. I've always been a bit shit about that. Makes me squirm. Playing more was my incentive. That's never changed. It's just that now, I don't really mind playing for a room full of microphones anymore. I'm actually really enjoying it this time around.
So here are some pictures of us playing for a room full of microphones, taken by my good friend Michael Coakes.