Greetings from the Ocean Bed
Dec 18th 2013.
I CANNOT BELIEVE that we are the other end of this
year. It has been a big one for us with even more travelling
than we are used to.
We had the great fortune of bringing SING to a lot of
you, it is still what we love most (playing live) I
hope it will always be so.
We played a lot of shows at home, travelled to see some
of you in Switzerland, Czech ,the US and Canada again
........and made our very first trips to Serbia and
Literally every single night is different , THANK YOU
for coming to see us and bringing what you bring to
There was lots of other inspiring stuff around too,
most recently we saw a fantastic Joseph Arthur show
and i went to a production of DESH that literally blew
me away, (if you ever have the chance to see it you
really should) ......DruidMurphy was so powerful and
I'm still seeing images from Alice Maher's retrospective
in my mind.
There was some filming too in between gigs.....I had
the chance to play (and learn about) a fairly outrageous
Irish woman called Eliza Lynch...the documentary about
her life is coming to the Dublin Film Festival in Feb
2014 ......and I had a bit in the Wachowskis new film-Jupiter
Ascending..... An amazing experience for the opportunity
to get to know them.... If you have never seen Lana
Wachowski's coming out speech (it's about 25 mins long,
SO worth it) google it right now. I love them and their
way of working.
Orphan Black is back for season 2 , Toronto becoming
a great welcome for us since we played another show
there and met some of the local musicians.......
There have been some difficult things too this year.......someone
very close to us became ill and life changed in the
blink of an eye for them and all around them........
I think we were appreciative of our lives and energy
already but we have become even more so....there is
no time to waste....you can sleep when you're dead.....
It spurred us to try to do even more of the things we
think about late at night ( our heads are ALWAYS full
of dreams and schemes)..... We did some touring with
Heathers who we love and put a special show together
with writer Peter Murphy for Electric Picnic. There
are some other projects in the pipeline but they will
take a bit longer to come to fruition so I won't jinx
them by talking about them too soon........ And mOST
IMPoRTANtLY ......we have made some space , through
stopping gigging for a while , to let the songs for
the next album in. ( we are obsessed with 50cent at
the moment so I'm not sure where that'll go....!)
We will break out a few shows this year to road test
the new songs ( beginning as always in SWITZERLAND IN
JANUARY) and then a show in NEW YORK in FEBRUARY..
All deets for shows will always be up on the website
I think I always end up saying that I'm sorry I don't
write to you more.....and I am!.........it is not ,
for a second, that I take your support for granted........it
is just that I'm busy growing boys and songs.......
And have just about enough hours in the day......
Have a lovely Christmas and we will see you somewhere
on the road next year.
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