Just realised it has been a wee while since we have last had a wee chat, and thought better get putting out some info for you all.
First of all, welcome and thank you to all you new friends we have met over the summer and joining us on our musical journey.
We are sitting half way through the our summer festival season having played 3 entirely different festivals at Dundee, Beat Herder and Maryport it is hard to pick any one that we have loved more than any of the others.
Dundee is a city that is full of musical energy and we are always welcomed with open arms and a huge smile. Played 2 venues on the Saturday and again blown away with generosity of every person who comes to see us. Special thanks to the girl who came to see us 4 years after her first time, and had to take a day off work to come see us play, wish we had caught your name, but hey please don't be shy.
Beat Herder, wow, what a place. Celebrating their 10th year of a festival that grew from an illegal rave in a forest to a fully functional 15,000 capacity organic audio haven. There were stages for every type of dance music. The forest is still utilised and looked amazing both during the day & night. Great vibes throughout and more importantly could still get an ice cold can of Red Stripe at 10pm on the Saturday night. Would highly recommend getting Herded Up.
Maryport again was absolutely rammed, unfortunately only playing one packed out venue but not before being overwhelmed by the ethos of the small seaside town, from people organising to the punters themselves. Nothing but great things to say of this normal sleepy town, but it was transformed into a thriving crowd in a gloriously hot Saturday.
Looking at our events page, you might think what are they talking about, they only have one more festival on there....well stay tuned as another two will be announced over the next couple of days. Also one more trip to Inverness and a charity gig during October to announce.
We have started a bit of a transformation and upgrading our instruments, with Craig purchasing a cracking new Fender amp (BTW he will be selling on one of his others, so if anyone looking for some authentic, fully working complete with flight case, Dixie Fried memorabilia then stay tuned as advert coming soon) and John getting a new Ludwig drum set. New sounds to go with even more new tunes will be coming for your audio pleasure real soon.
When it comes to new material for the next album, we are well on the way. We have 3 completed tunes, 2 almost done, with another 2 as work in progress. There is also a planned tune that goes to the very roots of blues music, straight from the cotton fields. We know exactly what we are going to do with it (and bringing in some friends to play with us), but this will be recorded entirely live to achieve the 'feel' we want, so this is much further down the line before we even start on it. There are many many jams we have recorded that could go somewhere, who knows may just release some raw audio a bit down the line.
Sorry it has been so long since last update, I will try not to make it so long before the next one