Wednesday, 25 August 2010

ALBUM RECORDING: FINISHED

View from the control room at Sawmills - this is what we call 'high tide'!

This is just a quick update to let you know we've now finished recording our d├ębut album! I'm not going to go into laborious detail on the recording process this time, just suffice to say we're all VERY happy with how it went, and we're working with John on mixing the tracks at the moment. 

The tracks we recorded on the final session were:

* 'Run' - one of our older songs, but not like any version anyone has ever heard!
* 'The Sad Thing' - a bluesy, melancholy song with a massive punch...
* 'Out Of Service' - we all love this song, the rhythm is rather unusual too.
* 'Too Little, Too Late' - another of Jonno's with some great lyrics. 
* ' Sweet Little Wonder' - my favourite love song of all time, as I wrote it about no-one just because I could. 

A lot of people ask us about what it's like to record at the 'legendary' Sawmills Studios, where they recorded 'Definitely Maybe' (Oasis), and albums from Razorlight, Muse, Cast, Supergrass, The Stone Roses, The Verve, etc....I think this video from the TV series 'Three Men and a Boat' sum it up nicely (thanks to Alex for finding this) 





The other question....


....which everyone keeps asking is 'When will the album be released?!

The answer to this is, we don't know. 
Recording 'The Sad Thing'

Basically, there are three very big and exciting things which may or may not happen for us, and if even one of them does happen, it'll change EVERYTHING for us. We'll know by November.


Just to be annoying, I'll give you some clues - some of which are 100% true, some of which are complete fabrication - NASA, Hollywood, The Hoosiers, Paul McCartney, Owen Wilson, The Inbetweeners, Sony, EMI, Universal, REM, Warner Bros. Care to have a guess which are true?!


In other news:


* EP Review - Leeds Music Scene. A good review, but apparently 'No Reply' feels 'too much like hard work' - pah! :-)


* EP Review - Vanguard Online. '...out of all the artists and bands I have reviewed so far this year – this is the one that has left me wanting more the most.'

* Our first single, 'Trauma Town' is featured on a new independent horror film from New York, 'Night of the Living Heads' - it's on DVD or you can watch online - http://www.notlh.com/


* There are some photos from our performance on the main stage at the 'Basingstoke Live Festival' here. 

* I did a new photo shoot with my friend Heather at a deserted asylum we had to...er...break in to...click here to see the pictures!  



* A new interview about The Foxes on this blog from Gia.



* Remember that day when I played guitar in the sea and got SOAKED at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton?! Watch the video below...I'm on from 5mins 15secs. 



Red Stripe - The Great Escape 2010



Oh, I almost forgot to say that I'm confirmed as playing at Clarence House for Prince Charles at a charity Garden Party on 8th September - there's a BBC News article here. 

Exciting?! 


Much love, 


Nigel.


P.S. Follow me on Twitter, where Danny Wallace told me yesterday how much he likes 'Get Me' and is looking forward to the album. Yes, I'm showing off. 
P.P.S. You can ask me anything here.
P.P.P.S. Thanks for your comments on my last blog - I've replied! 
P.P.P.P.S. The soundtrack to this blog was 'Woodface' by Crowded House, and 'Marquee Moon' by Television.
 
'The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.' Alain de Botton.

'It seems that whenever I learned something about people or life in general, I was merely changing the form of my immutable ignorance' Stephen Vizinczey. 

'The trouble with burning bridges is that often I can still stumble back across their charred remains.' Me. 

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2 comments:

  1. Keep rocking and a rolling Nige. Your enthusiasm is such a powerful virtue.
    I salute you.

    Spider :)

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  2. Thanks Spider! I'm enthusiastic because I love what I do :-)

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