Greetings,Hello and thank you to everyone who has found us on here already. I'm just gonna write a few words to let you know what we've been up to, and to get the ball rolling on this, our very own page. Well.....we've finally finished the album, and I think it's safe to say that there's a shared sense of pride, relief and happiness in the B.L. camp now that it's completed. Recording this album has been a great experience and we've had a really good time making it...that’s not to say that we haven't worked hard though. In fact now it's over, I think there are some of us (especially Danny our relentless engineer pictured below) who will struggle to remember how they spent their time before becoming one of the studio's permanent fixtures and fittings.
Over the coming weeks we will be reintegrating ourselves back into the outside world.Rehearsals have begun for the upcoming shows and it's a great feeling to hear these songs being brought to life by the band that will be playing them live. Perhaps this would also be a good time to acknowledge and thank everyone who has helped make the album versions of the songs so special. Thanks to ( in no particular order ) My Bro, Matt Evans ( Drums and backing vox ) Karl Jackson ( Drums ) Alex James ( Bass ) Steven Morris ( Drums ) Tom Chapman ( Bass ) Jack Mitchell ( Drums ) Mark Reider ( Keyboards/programming ) We had our first video and photo shoot on the same day last week in a great studio in Ashton Under Lyme. The video was shot by Rob Kind and his crew whom I've worked with before on a video for my own band. Just want to say what a pleasure they are to work with. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. The video is for the forthcoming single 'Sink Or Swim', which we performed acoustically a while back for the Sky Arts show 'Songbook'. It was interesting doing an acoustic rendition of the songs actually because we had to strip the arrangements down. As far as I'm aware, I think that was the first time Bernard’s ever performed unplugged aswell. I enjoyed playing the New Order and Electronic songs like that. You realise just how good some of those songs are when you play them acoustically- in that they're just as effective when you break them down to their core components. Speaking of which I'm liking Iron and Wine's cover of Love Vigilantes at the moment, see what you think. Anyway just want to say how great it has been to start out making an album with some of my heroes and finish making an album with great friends. Thanks for all the positive messages and I hope we'll be in a city or town near you before long. Cheers, Jake.