Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky

HMD (38)“Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky” may be the name or our next EP.  It could easily be “Your Face Is A Compromise” too.  Or something else, it’s just too soon to tell.

Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky is my summation of Motorhead lyrics.  Pete was saying he’d been listening to them recently and the lyrics were actually deeper than you’d expect.  ( And any opportunity for facetiousness will be taken, but I won’t detail the Record Breakers theme tune that followed here ). Your Face Is A Compromise is one of Simon’s lyrics that will actually be on the EP, giving it a little more chance of making it.  It’ll be a little time before it’s done yet and I’m sure another name will come along.  We know we have five songs for the EP now: How To Breathe, So Far From Me, Half-Life, Lover Best Forgotten, and Knock Me Down.  And we intend to go professional for the recording.  Step up a level from this DIY malarky.  For now, watch this space.

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Flashback – HowManyDevils1

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We are very, very close to (i.e. months of tweaking mixes away from) releasing Space Cowboys Under The Sea Of Japan.  Our third full length album.  I thought I take a look back at the first (which is streamable on SoundCloud), HowManyDevils1 or as it was known at the time HowManyDevils.  The obvious thing that has changed in the nearly 20 years that have passed is that we’ve got more imaginative with the album titles.  We’ve also lost a drummer, the career path has paralleled Spinal Tap in that respect.  Technology has changed: in 1998 we recorded HowManyDevils1 in an old factory in Sheffield squeezing 6 tracks out of two four-track cassette machines, in 2014 we recorded Flesh Reunion with near unlimited digital tracks on a laptop.

Have we changed musically?  I’m the not the right person to answer that, listen to Flesh Reunion on SoundCloud and tell us if we’ve changed!  I’ll have to ask the others about their influences then and now.  I know at the time the significant bands to me were Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers, Mansun, Placebo, and a little bit of Nine Inch Nails snuck in.  Simon was probably listening to Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and Babes In Toyland.  From a 90’s point of view I know Pete was in to Pearl Jam, but Pete always had broader tastes that just what was happening at the time.

 

Flesh Reunion on Soundcloud

Flesh Reunion is available on Soundcloud now, so you can (and should) stream it for free. It’s on iTunes (UK, US) and Amazon (UK, US) still, if you want to spend money on it.  And Spotify for the middle ground between those.

We’re really busy working on new stuff (and intending to have less of a wait before releasing this time), so do keep watching this space.

For now, here’s the hold music:

 

Music in all its shapes and sizes

A few sessions into the latest band project and everything is going good! We’ve had about one and a half new tracks each session and they are all sounding quite different. Lovely riffs and melodies with spot on bass lines holding things together when needed. Singing wise I’m feeling good! Looking forward to getting amped up so I can relax a bit more and try some different styles. Very much enjoying the whole experience.