Some of you may be thinking ‘But you already had some artwork, get me my CD already!’ And you’d be right, but be patient my fellow Shifter your CD is on its way, but it will now be adorned with the master artistic workings of a certain Andy Hixon, an artist we have admired for many years and who we couldn’t help but say yes to when he offered to create a piece just for us.
Well the wait is finally over, the artwork is in the bag and the CD’s are in production. Sometimes the good things in life take time.
Our new EP Hush House is soon to be hitting digital shelves, and all you wonderfully patient lot waiting for your CD’s shall be receiving them shortly. But to tide over the long dark days between now and then here is some of the artwork for the EP put together as a widescreen wallpaper. Download, share, put it on a t-shirt or just stare at it constantly at its awkward beauty!
2013 has been an incredible year for us. We’ve had hugely positive feedback to our debut album which has received unequivocal praise from press, plus an award winning music video for our track The Man Who “Was Forever Haunted By His Head.
Recording of our new EP is now coming to an end and the very final changes are being tweaked and twiddled. Our time at Middle Farm Studios is drawing to a close but it’s been an incredible experience. Peter Miles who has been at the helm engineering and producing is a very talented man in many respects. Most excitingly for us he was the guitarist for Martin Grech who if you’ve not heard of him before is one of our favourite artists (http://martingrech.bandcamp.com/). However as a producer he has been a pleasure to work with and has a gift for creating a relaxed creatively conducive environment.
The studio experience is a strange one. Unlike recording at home there is a time restriction which adds pressure to your performance but also forces you to make creative decisions on the spot which ultimately gives a more immediate feel to the final product. The hours are long; the smells are BAD; but you can’t beat the sense of comradary between your fellow band members, who are all working their hardest to create the best music they can. We feel that this is reflected in the final product and we hope you do to when it releases very soon.
Finally, thank you all for being a part of making this experience worthwhile. We want you to love our music as much as we do, and if you do love it then tell everyone you know. We want to keep performing and writing new material for as long as life allows us and our fans and followers are a huge part of what motivates and inspires us to keep going. Make sure you come see us at a gig soon and come say hello if you do. We look forward to hearing your opinions. The new EP will be entitled ‘Hush House’ and will be available through our website, iTunes and all major music channels.
Our music video to The Man Who Was Forever Haunted By His Head is to be screened outside at Quay Arts Gallery on the Isle of Wight as part of their Autumn Season Launch. The event is FREE entry and there will be around an hour of innovative music based videos shown outside on the terrace. Oh and there will be beer. Hoorah! For more information about the event go to the Quay Arts Website.
Victorious in Portsmouth has grown from its humble beginnings last year, into to a full on two day musical extravaganza taking place in the incredible Historic shipyards. We were fortunate enough to play this year on the Little Johnny Russel’s stage, a huge 2000 capacity under cover stage in its own right and loved every minute of it. Here are a few shots from the gig. Looking forward to even more great things from this event next year.
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‘FREE COPY’ OF OUR ALBUM!
Sounds too good to be true right? Well no siree! SupaJam.com have given a select few unsigned bands the chance to play at the Benicassim Festival in Barcelona THIS JULY! The lineup also includes none other than
QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE
THE ARCTIC MONKEYS
& PRIMAL SCREAM
That’s just to name a few. All we’re asking is if you could PLEASE VOTE FOR US BY CLICKING HERE and use the Star rating system on both our tracks to vote for them (5 stars for each would be a real help
Let us know when you’re done by email (We trust you) and we’ll send you a code to download the MP3 version of our album from our website FOR FREE!
The latest review is in from Rustzine.com and I think you could say that it’s rather positive. In their own words ‘The Lost Art of Living is the light inside us, seen through they eyes of some of the most talented musicians of our time.’ And no we didn’t pay them a penny. Check out the full review here or by using the link below.
The word is really starting to spread and we’ve finally hit the erm… blogosphere? we’ve gone blog..ospheric? We’ve been blugged? Whatever the correct term is we’re now it, at least on the PeteHatesMusic website. Check out the link below
With pleasure, we present our first ever music video ‘The Man Who Was Forever Haunted By His Head’. It’s been months of hard work for Claudio Sichel (Illustrator and Director) and years of writing, producing and gigging for us to achieve what we have today. We’re extremely proud to present this to you. Sit back, turn up your speakers and set YouTube to full screen and High Definition. We hope you enjoy.