Monthly Archives: February 2010

#34. Demo Time.

So its the second day of our recording time with the awesome GG, we’re right by a lovely River and a Somerfield, what more could you want?

Drums are all tracked so im spending most of my time being bored and occasionally asking for bass booms.

The songs are sounding incredible, cant wait to hear the finished thing.

This is more of a bullet point post, I have nothing else to report, which is a good insight to recording. For me anyway, its a day of constant playing as hard as possible, like a show, but times ten. Then when im done, I have to refrain from annoying Hattie too much for something to do.

Heres some pictures:

Ginger!

I modified Hatties tuner.

Listening to lots of Les Savy Fav, Wintersleep, Manchester Orchestra, Reuben, Four Year Strong, Thrice and Rival Schools.

Reading lots of Rock Sound, Front, Music catalogues that are laying around and whatevers on the walls.

Eating lots of Apples, Go ahead yogurt bars, Chicken, Nuts and Monster Munch.

Nice.

Sam x

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#33. Mean Everything to Nothing.

Alright kids, how’s it going? Our DJ Set on wednesday was amazing, thanks to everyone that came down and pretended to enjoy Garys songs. He got bored pretty quick and I got to play loads of tunes, including:

Mike and the Mechanics- Over my Shoulder
Journey- Any Way You Want It
Elbow- Grounds For Divorce
Thrice- Image of the Invisible

And loaddds more. I did it whilst being rather drunk too, only managed to pause by mistake once, prrreetttttyyyy good.

Right, to the point of this post:

Get your Pav Tav show tickets here:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/71806

We arent on the bill according to that, but thats because The Xcerts like to keep us locked in a cake and then we jump out and scare people like this:

omnomnomnom

Awesome.

It’s gonna be an amazing night and we’re playing a set of all new super songs for you to not clap at the end at, cos they all finish in odd places and people dont wanna be the first to clap, thats the worst isnt it? Perhaps just clap the whole way through, then you’re covered either way.

I said the word clap about 800 times then. Clap.

Then after that, we’re playing this:

Tickets here:

http://www.seetickets.com/see/venue.asp?showcode=447688

Hopefully Hattie wont fall over like she did when we played Audio ages ago, what a n00b.

That about covers it i reckon, listen to Mean Everything Nothing by Manchester Orchestra because im beginning to think its my favourite album, and thats a very exclusive spot.

Aidos, I meant to put Adios but Aidos sounds wicked.

Sam x

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#32. London show with We Are The Fallen!

We’re playing with new super dooper band We Are the Fallen on March 23rd at Kings College- London. It’s gonna be wicked, check them out here:

www.myspace.com/wearethefallen

Get tickets here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/event/11843/we-are-the-fallen-tickets

In other news, I have just ordered a beautiful cymbal, sweet.

Also, in the past week I have watched the following films:

2012 (what the fuck?)
Hurt Locker (like Jarhead but better)
(500) Days of Summer (Amazing)
17 Again (ha)
Man on Fire (AAAAmazing)

Prreeetttyyy good.

Sam x

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Alexander McQueen.

Hawo,

Today felt like a sad day. Even before I heard about poor old Alexander McQueen, such a sad thing, it always is when someone takes their own life.

I wore some pink shoes that he designed once and they were beautiful. I couldn’t walk in them.

It’s ok for it to be a sad day, anyways. Not every day can be a happy day. Just so long as we are mindful and accept it and make tomorrow a less sad day. Anyhoo, with the help and contributions of lots of my Twitter followers we made a playlist that reflects the tone of the day. And I got to hear some new songs. And accept a little more Snow Patrol into my life.

If you are not already doing so, follow me – @hattiewilliams and of course @telegraphswords !

So here is the playlist. Enjoy.

Lotsoflove
Hattie
xxxxxxxxx

http://open.spotify.com/user/hattiewilliams/playlist/6BrhMgN2Wh8YtxEkurXaIu

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#31. Thrice photos.

A couple of snaps from the Thrice shows 🙂

Good plan.

Glasglow.

Spesh.

For more pictures, check out www.myspace.com/telegraphs

Quick note: The DJ set on the 24th has been cancelled, Gary was gonna play crap songs anyway, come to the 17th instead, much better.

Samwise xx

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#30. Live in Leeds!

We’ve been announced for Live in Leeds for 1st of May, along with lots of other amazing bands, check out the line up here:

http://www.liveatleeds.com/artists.php

and get tickets here:

http://www.liveatleeds.com/tickets.html

Aceness.

We’ve also written what is in my opinion the best song we’ve ever come up with, exciting!

Sam xo

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#29. Brigade tickets

Click the dates for tickets!

April 21st: Cardiff Barfly
April 22nd: London Barfly
April 23rd: Birmingham Academy 3
April 24th: Manchester Roadhouse
April 25th: Glasgow King Tuts

Cant wait to be up North so I can get some good tasting Irn Bru.

Sam x

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