Some news about our second album. We recorded it with Andrew Bush, who came fresh off the back of the latest hit pop record by the Twilight Sad, which he engineered, and the ever-patient Niall Sinclair. It’s currently being mastered by the legendary Alan Douches in New York, and we’re very excited about it.
The album has thirteen tracks, and is (we think) a pretty big step forward in terms of songwriting and scope. It’s the sort of thing that will either be considered a bold artistic move, or a coke-bloated mess. Perhaps both at once. Coke-bloat would be unfair, seeing as we rarely touch the stuff. It’s packed full of dental anaesthetic anyway. Anyway…
We don’t have a title for it yet, or a release date, but it sounds good. Trust us.
Hello. We’re not sleeping, just recording. Album #2 is a-comin’. In the meantime, here’s a poster for our final show of the year (and Thin Privilege‘s last show EVER), drawn with a pencil and coloured in on the computer by our very own Stewart Allan:
Hiya! We went into our rehearsal room and set up some microphones with our pal Niall who cleverly captured sounds in his special box. Here are two of the things we recorded, demo versions of a couple of tracks from our second album (work on which begins imminently). See what you think.
FUN FACT: The bones of ‘In the Sun’ were composed about 30 feet away from Boleskine House, where Aleister Crowley used to live. Wild, eh?
Here’s a few upcoming shows in what Dave Benson Phillips refers to as ‘Mad March’. As far as months go, March is one of the best in my book. Not really. I don’t have much of a preference. Still…
On the 24th we’ll be wallowing in the pleasant darkness of Sneaky Pete’s with United Fruit and Birdhead. This is United Fruit’s first tour in like, a year, and they’re going to be playing loads of new material in preparation for their second album dropping this year, so you really should come. Birdhead are also taking off (c wot i did ther?) and will dazzle you with their strange combination of Motorik drumming and wonky, guitar-chased bleeps. You can buy advance tickets for this here: http://unitedfruitsneakys.brownpapertickets.com
We’ll be doing a couple of shows with Stonehaven pals everythingwesayisfact, firstly at the Roxy 171 with cheeky boys Pinact, then up to Cellar 35 in Aberdeen with Star Rover and Lenin Death Mask. JOIN US IF YOU WANT CHEERS
Video for ‘A Gilded Palace’, directed by Ciaran Lyons. Single available on 7″ vinyl and digital download from Electric Company Records.