It's 2.02am and I find myself with a night off for the first time in over a month. Props for a video shoot were supposed to arrive today, but the Royal Mail seems to be taking its time. Normally I would be very annoyed, but I am quite thankful for this respite.
I'm half watching Peter Chung's Aeon Flux, whilst in bed. I've seen every one of these episodes countless times, so they are simply serving their purpose as comfort food for the soul.
You've probably noticed that the website is a little, well, a lot different. This is in preparation for my next EP, Storm Petrel, which will be released on 7" vinyl/digital download, along with a launch show at The Duchess in York on 15th August. Supporting on the night will be White Firs, The Rodeo Falls (acoustic) and Afternaut.
I'm really excited about this release. As you may know, It has been funded by Musicians Benevolent Fund. I'm honoured to have been chosen to receive the award. It has meant that I have been able to be a little more extravagant with the release and I can announce that there will be two videos over the coming months. The first will be, oddly, for the AA side of the vinyl, "Feline" and then the other, for "Storm Petrel", will follow at a later date. Due to the delay with the props, the "Feline" video might be released later than the actual EP, but I'm doing everything I can to make everything be as synchronous as possible. Please click on the image below to check out some of the great things that MBF is doing.
…well, I fell to sleep and woke up with the DVD title screen on repeat - surely a sign of this pace catching up with me.
Anyway. The main props for the "Feline" music video arrived today. Two black scleral contact lenses. I must say, I'm very happy with them and I can't wait to use them properly! I was very surprised at how comfortable they are to wear, even if it took me about twenty minutes to insert them on my first attempt! Here's a taster:
I wish I were able to write more now, but I have to press on with preparations for the videos, the show and productions on which I am working for/with other artists.
I hope you can all make it on the 15th. Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered a copy of Storm Petrel. The records will be shipped out on or before 15th August. If you haven't already pre-ordered, please head over HERE to see special deals!
Expect bigger updates after the launch night!
P.S. I did a little mixcloud set earlier today for fun. Have a listen if you've got a spare half hour!