Friday, 21 June 2013

The Summer so far

Many things have been afoot, so many that this blog update is somewhat over due.

Our Brighton gig for Outer Church was well received by The Wire, who gave us a glowing review.

We attended a screening of the short film 'Lead/Light', created by local artist Mat Do, which we had written and recorded the soundtrack for. The film explores the symbolism of the Thames Estuary and South Essex landscape, and the major influence that aspirational migration has had and continues to have within sculpting the region's collective consciousness.

The music was created as a reflection of the landscape within the film, a mixture of quiet suburbia, post-industrial zones and borderline areas of rural England. We are hoping to make the music available in the near future. 

While Richard was spending many hours mixing this project I was concerning myself with the launch of the Any Love is Good Love compilation, put together to help raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia, and to try and help break down some of the surrounding tabboos. The album is available for just £6 from the Liminal Noise Bandcamp (where you can also find our back catalogue), and contains a new version of our track 'Feed The Birds', recorded and mixed at No Recording. Many thanks to John Hannon for mastering the whole album. I have also made a video for the track.

Feed the Birds from Liminal Noise Tapes on Vimeo.

The album is available from HERE and once we break even all profits are going to LGBT Youth North West, a grassroots organisation based in Manchester. 

On the 26th May we headed back to Brighton in the sunshine to play the Nice Weather for Airstrikes postrock festival, a very successful event which was later voted 3rd best music event in this year's Brighton Fringe.  It was a chance for us to catch up with the new friends we had met at Outer Church as well as to enjoy a surprisingly varied programme of music. We had to leave before the final band as I had work the next day but I was very intrigued by the small army on their drumkit. 


A pair of bounders we bumped into.

Drum kit army

We made a Spotify playlist for the even which you can still listen to, it's typically melancholic but rather good nonetheless. 

Then we spent some time in the studio working on the new album, which is going well. We were encouraged back out into daylight by Neil's Children, who asked us to play at their album launch at the Shackleton Arms, London. During the day Richard was stuck in the office again so I went on the tourist trail, visiting Parliament square and the National gallery, taking in a lunchtime viola concert at St Martin in the Fields. 

Get Well Soon
Westminster Abbey

Houses of Parliament. Vast.
The gig was very well organised and enjoyable. YOUNGHUSBAND had a dreamy feel to their songs, whereas Neil's Children were a bit darker due to heavier guitar and processed vocals. It made quite a change to be playing with rockier bands. By the time the headliners were on stage it was a very crowded and warm room.


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