Long time no see friends! Alas: the return of View From the Drum Stool, where this time I greet you with tales of sunny isolation of west Wales!
Though this series may have lain dormant for a short time, alas the band have not. Most recently we headed out - armed with little more than a drum kit, a few keyboards and Ryan’s broccoli bake - to our top secret rural bunker for a few days hard writing.
We jammed ideas, traded some riffs and pieced together some demos for three magnificent days.
Wine was drunk by the box with zeal and passion. Logs were chopped to fuel the wood burning stove. Ryan manned the fire and the more he drank the harder she burned.
And while Ryan’s special broccoli bake was delicious I should give a shoutout to Tom’s mums - frankly extraordinary - quiche and Victoria sponge (DM me for the recipe). Three virile young men picnicking together out of doors?! Nothing wrong with that!
The three glorious days of solitude, inspiring views, and no phone signal in the Cymru outback proved fruitful and we only once ventured into the local town - I’d try and pronounce it only I wouldn’t want to cover you in my dribble. All I remember is the the name had a lot of C’s and even more L’s…
But all too soon it was time to leave.
Back to reality, with a swift stop off at the brilliant Wrights Food Emporium in Llanarthne.
Next stop Berlin for a couple of shows! See ya down the front…
On August 1st we’ll be performing at Kendal Calling in the Lake District, UK. More dates and news to come very shortly!
We made a Spotify playlist of songs that have inspired us in the studio over the past few months. Listen below…