|Posted by Arthur on September 19, 2013 at 5:20 AM|
At time of writing this (mid September 2013) the new second album is still not quite finished. But it very nearly is. It seems to have taken ages, but the truth of the matter is, there have been so many things slowing the process down. You know, things in life that are unavoidable,(illness, people putting new roofs on houses, road works drilling outside for hours on end, my time being taken up with trying to earn money to live on, oh, and I confess, a stupidly lazy work ethic, and no one around to push me on, like in the golden olden days of the Beatnik Filmstars when others, especially John, would inspire simply by working hard. And I do need pushing sometimes. I’m all too easily distracted from what I should be doing (School report flashback!). In total if you added together all the hours I’ve actually been recording, it would amount to about three days which seems kind of shameful really when you think I started in February! Also I did start off recording way too many songs, and had to work my way through choosing which ones I liked the best. But let’s leave the blame with the roofers and road digger up men and quickly move on.
Anyway I’m pretty sure you will think it was worth the wait. It does sound great.
It should be all finished by the end of October. However I have decided not to rush and release it, and I’m going to wait until the beginning of next year.
My reason for this is if it comes out in say, November, when January rolls around, it will already be considered ‘last years’ record, where as, if it comes out at the start of the year, it has a whole years life span of still being thought of as ‘new’.
This does mean there’s a good chance the third album will also be released next year, but two full lengths in one year is nothing compared to some bands we could mention (but won’t). The third album you see, already has all the songs written… and is going to be recorded in a three day almost live session.
Anyhow, it’s all sounding ace, really spontaneous, most things you’ll hear are first or second takes. It’s a very ‘Rock and Roll’ record. I wanted to make an electric record as the first one was so acoustic, but I didn’t realise it would be quite so electric and eclectic as it has turned out, but I love it. I know many folk will say it sounds like a Beatnik Filmstars record, but that’s okay, they were my band. I am allowed to sound like them. I do like to let music fall out of me, whatever it ends up sounding like. I’ve never tried to force things into a particular style. Well I have, but it always turns out wrong or I really dislike it.
So, I’m sorry if you were really looking forward to hearing the album, but it’s only a couple extra months to wait when you think about it.