How fast the year goes! Only a short time ago it was Christmas and all that it brings, good or bad. Now when I look at the calender I think.
"That time of year already?"
The thought then crosses your mind that you had better sort out all the plans you have for the coming year, previously you thought that you had loads of time to get tickets, book gigs, buy a winter coat (ulp). But now, suddenly the race is on! Got to book accommodation, pay for the car, make sure the tax return is done etc, etc.
Someone once said that as you get older time seems to go by faster. I think that is true. My days are a blur of activity and the weeks get gobbled up. Days seem like hours and weeks seem like days!
Death Party UK
We had a great show opening the Kitty Tray On Demand event at The Antenna Media on the 27th of Feb. Promoters were great, the other acts were great, the crowd were both understanding and great. The only thing that was less than great was the venue and staff. You can read more about what happened HERE and HERE. By contrast we had a great gig with our friends The Danse Society. Thanks go out to to them as we also recently supported in Sheffield. Great gig for everyone all round! Currently I can say that Death Party UK is looking for a few other shows and we will confirming some dates very soon. Keep watching our blog.
We can also say that we have done a new photoshoot, expect more images soon and we have finished recording two more tracks for the debut album. Namely Skintight and Moving On. We are about to start work or writing and recording more material including another cover. Which will be announced soon! Death Party UK are to release their debut album a little later than AW. So it's not a surprise to say that they are about halfway through recording the album. However on the 10.4.15 DPUK will be releasing their second digital single "Mark Of The Vampire".
As it happens, all things going well, we will be recording the promo video over the next few days. And yes it WILL be recorded in a graveyard and yes it will be in a ruined church and yes it will have a connection with Hucknall's famous "bad boy" Lord Byron! BTW did I ever tell you that we live no more than 1000 yards from the Gothic romantic poet's grave?
Oh, just as I am going to press with this blog Ash sent me some more pix. One at the top is from that collection. I have also tried to give it an Easter theme. Hope it is ok? Lol.
OK, So what's happening in the world of Nightbreed?
The studio has apart from being used for the above, been the centre of recording interviews for Radio Gothic for both AW and DPUK. Radio Gothic is a great station who is helping to promote underground bands and I suggest that everyone give them a listen. The AW and DPUK interviews, if you missed them can be heard HERE and HERE.
We were well stoked at the creation of the Nightbreed Radio apps for Android, Blackberry and iPhone and we welcome new listeners to the station as well as regular listeners who now have a great and convenient way of checking out the station.
New tracks, new shows, new listeners. Its a constant cycle of new material aimed at supporting the Gothic Underground. Expect things to continue as always in that department. Also look out for info on this year's World Goth Day coming soon.
Nick has just come back from his annual pilgrimage to New Zealand so we can now get the bass lines recorded for the songs Taste The Echo, No Way Back and Sister Shame. Whilst he was away we got busy laying down the drums and main guitar lines with a few keys to save time. Now we can get moving in order to get the last 3 tracks done for the album.
One thing to look out for though, we are considering having a listening party for all fans and friends of the band to help us decide which tracks make the album and also what order to put them. I think this may be part of our intended crowd funding project to finance the album.But more of that soon. Arcane Winter has just about finished recording their debut album "Welcome To Winter" and there will be an announcement soon regarding its release. Keep watching social media channels.