Greetings from the Ocean Bed
June 15 2015.
(IS IT REAL? IS IT REALLY HERE) *looks happily out
window at warmth*
My twitter exploded over the weekend after Orphan Black
episode 309 aired so I thought I'd share a bit of the
journey and some new songs with you .
The OB creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett came
to see one of our shows in Toronto and the idea of me
singing as Mrs. S was born. They knew I was a singer
but had no idea what that meant really, until they saw
I was a little trepidatious (that's possibly not a real
word ) , singing and acting are separate things to me
and the context needed to be right, and to make sense
for both my character and my music. It was one of our
own songs that they wanted to feature.
I have to give all credit to Graeme and John , they
are generous in their process, they know how important
music is to me and that I wouldn't be up for it if I
felt it wasn't right. They wanted Kieran & I to
be a part of the decision (and even persuaded him to
do a cameo!)
We all met up together and a big listening session ensued.
STUCK was the song that we kept coming back to, but
knowing more about the background to the scene we decided
to go in and record a shorter new version ,just for
I can't thank you all enough for watching, listening
and spreading the word about that and more of our music.
Hmmmmmmm, maybe I'll become an overnight sensation at
To celebrate, we have released 3 new versions of STUCK
-1 Stuck (Orphan Black 309 Version), -2 Stuck (Extended
Indie Version) and -3 Stuck (Epic Version) .
They're all available on Amazon right now and will be
up in iTunes (probably tomorrow!)
Going through a lot of material together for that first
listening session , Kieran and I were both amazed at
how much we LOVED some songs that no-one else has ever
heard. It seemed a shame to keep them in the dark, they
are so worthy of listening.
Mutter was a really complicated album to make.....I
love it , what we did, but I was searching for something
that I couldn't quite grasp for a long time. We made
that album probably 4 different ways before I was able
to let it go.......some of the versions we recorded
are incredible in their own right (Queenie is probably
my current favourite) ..........they didn't for some
reason fit with the Mutter that came together as a final
BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED........TA DAH.......
We hereby give you------- MUTTER's DAUGHTER
A collection of beautiful outakes from Mutter
To thank you all for being here on the mailing list
and coming to the shows and (truthfully) keeping us
going, we would like to offer the album FREE to any
of you who'ld like to hear it.
Just click reply and Mermaid will email by wetransfer
to your inbox.
For anyone who wants a live experience ,We are gigging
througout Ireland in the special summer shows we like
to do and have one in Toronto in October.
Loads more news by September!
Take care and thanks for all
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