Thursday, 26 January 2012

FOUND IN THE WOODS 1 & 2 up on YouTube

Just uploaded all the tracks from the limited "Found In The Woods" Mini Albums 1 and 2 that we released back in 2007...all up on YouTube now so for all you who could not get a copy you can hear the tracks from back then. Here are our favourites...

Monday, 23 January 2012



Just a quick bit of news:

Toby has been working on a collaborative project with a female singer, called 'Mercy'. The first single 'Sleepwalker' is out today for free download via the cool new Cool For Cats digital club. Go and get a copy and see if you like it. Thanks

Cover Songs and Other Texican Gongs

No actual gongs here.  Anyone going to SXSW (Festival in Austin)? We will be staying in the little Motel a little way away from the main festivities...well we had a house swap but it fell through last minute (they decided they could not go on holiday or something annoying. Idiots.)...Last time we went we stayed in the tallest Hotel and had a swimming pool on the roof, ahh the good old days, we looked out at all our minions...There will be lots of bands to see, I think Flats are going this year and SCUM, both good London bands worth going to see. Let us know if you have any recommendations. Actually we have some passes on our Pledge thing if you need/want (Pledge Music Pre-order of album thing)...

We were on the Squeeze blog/site thing Packet Of Three today, or yesterday maybe, that was pretty cool. They mentioned our cover of the If I Didn't Love You track. We have done a couple of covers now, all for the pledgers, been interesting. So far Crystal Stilts Through the Floor, Hefner Greedy Ugly People, Squeeze If I Didn't Love You, Horrors Scarlet Fields. I think we will be doing a couple more, trying to do some of our contemporaries and a few odd older ones that you would not usually associate with us - or maybe you would, who is to say...actually not that long to go now on the Pledge Campaign...

Have a look out for the Pre-Order for the Electricity In Our Homes album. Great band. Their album is up for pre-order now on Itunes and such like I think. Was lucky enough to get an early copy of the album on vinyl and play it at home the other day. Good times.

Keep up the good work.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New Years Letter - W H Auden

O Unicorn among the cedars,

To whom no magic charm can lead us,
White childhood moving like a sigh
Through the green woods unharmed in thy
Sophisticated innocence, 1655
To call thy true love to the dance,27
O Dove of science and of light,28
Upon the branches of the night,
O Ichthus playful in the deep
Sea-lodges that forever keep 1660
Their secret of excitement hidden,
O sudden Wind that blows unbidden,
Parting the quiet reeds, O Voice
Within the labyrinth of choice
Only the passive listener hears, 1665
O Clock and Keeper of the years,
O Source of equity and rest,
Quando non fuerit, non est,29
It without image, paradigm
Of matter, motion, number, time, 1670
The grinning gap of Hell, the hill
Of Venus and the stairs of Will,
Disturb our negligence and chill,
Convict our pride of its offence
In all things, even penitence, 1675
Instruct us in the civil art
Of making from the muddled heart
A desert and a city where
The thoughts that have to labour there
May find locality and peace, 1680
And pent-up feelings their release,
Send strength sufficient for our day,
And point out knowledge on its way,30
O da quod jubes, Domine.31

Don't forget we still need money towards our new album, and you get loads of extra exclusive updates when you pledge (as well as the album before the general public)...Recent updates invclude cover songs of the Horrors and Crystal Stilts, album demos, studio videos, lyrics, notebook ideas, artwork sketches...

Toby, Finn, David, Riley