10 June, 2007

May - the Mud came to Bluehorses

* Album update
* Mayfest report
* News items
* New shows added to schedule

Greetings horsey folks

The new album has been high on the agenda this month, Nic has given a few progress updates, but you know what these creative types are like ... 2 steps forward and one back - what was absolutely in last week is now on the cutting room floor... however I do suspect that real progress is being made. So when the foals ask if we are there yet, from the back seat of the horse trailer, the answer is "Not yet, but soon".
Just had a missive from Nic... all tracks for the album are now writ, demo'd up and recording underway!

see below for a translation

Spring is sprung, and then came the rain! so did the first festival of the year ... we were invited back to Mayfest near Buntingford. A nice setting on a slight hill just outside the village of Brent Pelham. Lots of nice lush green grass when we got there - I was even thinking of taking a few days to sample the local fields, however the rain had other ideas and the well trodden parts were slightly different when we left.
Full stories are in the blog - Tailz from Bluehorses:

Liz popped round to have a chat the other day ... She also wanted to show off her new New Rocks ... the nice people at Phutwear came up with the goods - a special delivery
direct from spain .. so look carefully at the photos from Mayfest .. splendid!

She also mentioned that the band would like to go back to being five again... This time with someone full time on keyboards. There are a number of songs being worked on for the new album that really need a fifth member to play live and there is already a few in the current repertoire that have Liz playing the keys, however it free her up to lay some wicked fiddle over the top *grin*

The band has been asked to support The Men They Couldn't Hang at the point in Cardiff on the 6th July. They are also playing at Chepstow Castle on the 22nd July. - Keep up with the "up-to-the-minute" news with the news blog



Nic's Note

We're finally there with track selection (heard that before... ned) and all have been recorded in demo form. After much experimentation, market research and the usual jaffa cake, diamond white and red bull frenzies, we've taken a bit of a different approach to this album. Can't say too much yet, but we're all getting very excited as we hear it coming together.

We're sort of going back to the bands early sound in some ways - a bit more medieval influenced than of late - but with the advantage of ten years practise! The new stuff is also much more of a reflection of our own personal musical tastes - we're all serial headbangers at heart!

But don't be afraid.

... OK, be afraid, but don't be worried... it still sounds like us!! In fact it sounds more like us than ever before!!! It just took us a while to work out what we sound like. It's not easy this, when you have a combined band attention span of 3 minutes :o)

I've already put drums down for some of the toons and all the final recording should be complete in 3 or 4 weeks. Then all we gotta do is mix it, so about another 5 years... :o) Heheh, only joshing. A couple of months should do it.

You're gonna LOVE it.

Or we'll send Big Stan round.

Watch this proverbial space... Nic

Forthcoming Shows

6th - The Point, Cardiff - Supporting The Men They Couldn't Hang
13th - Spratton Festival - Northants
22nd - Chepstow Castle

11th - Farmer Phils Festival - Shropshire
18th - Cambridge Rock Festival (formerly RBF)
23rd - Peterborough Beer Festival (Thursday night)
25th - Solfest - Cumbria


22nd - Salisbury Festival

December - The Xmas Bashes
14th - The Flowerpot - Derby
15th - The Railway - Winchester
16th - The Robin - Bilston - Wolverhampton

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