Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Dale Crover and Coady Willis drum cam.

This is just great. I was lucky enough to see them support Slayer last year and my oh my it was helluvalottafun. Unison drums are the future. You heard it here first.

Monday, 27 May 2013

This week I have been mostly listening to...27/5/2013

Ta da. This week started at pop punk and ended up with a german cover of a yacht rock classic. Enjoy.

Vintage instruments vs new instruments

Interesting blog from the wonderful Juan Alderete's Pedals and Effects blog (he of Racer X and Mars Volta fame). I've met a lot of gear snobs, and i've met a lot of people who struggle with unplayable planks as they know no better. I think Juan hits the nail on the head here, his favourites over the years have included modern cheap Squiers and vintage Fenders. You should try everything you can get your hands on and see what feels comfortable! If you think modern guitars are fine, great. If you think vintage guitars are best, also great. However, if you only ever try vintage or only modern instruments you're missing out. In Juan's case, he tried a lot of instruments and has discovered a pattern in that he personally finds older guitars to have better tonal qualities for whatever reason, but we must remember that the back story to his point is that he has tried a lot of instruments to reach that decision. So if you're looking for a new instrument, get out there, try everything and see what your ears and hands tell you!
Happy hunting!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Don't look behind you!

Last Tuesday The Fierce & The Dead played a show at Westminster Kingsway College. Great show, great turnout, played lots of new stuff that people seemed to dig. As the show was in the college's theatre space this was the first time we were able to use large format projections. I knocked something together out of some crazy cult film loops and some images made for us by our friend and excellent illustrator Paul Hickman. In a million years I would never have guessed what a difference the projections would make. You could really sense that those in attendance became a lot more emotionally involved. Maybe because this band is instrumental it helped with having a focus point, who knows. This is something we're definitely investigating further!
Here's a picture. Looks good right?

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Woop woop! Gig alert!

This is happening tomorrow night (May 21st) at Westminster Kingsway College Theatre, Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8RA. It's The Fierce & The Dead supported by the brilliant First. It's an early start, early finish show - doors at 6.30pm so come straight from work! And it'll all be over by 9pm so there's plenty of time to go to the pub and try and work out what you've just witnessed. Only a fiver in advance, £6 on the door. It's our last show for a while and we'll playing a lot of new stuff, really looking forward to it. Facebook Event Page. Tickets available here.

This week I have been mostly listening to....19/5/2013

Yeh, I know. I missed a couple of weeks. So sue me.

Friday, 3 May 2013

The Gibson Guitars You've Never Heard Of.

Pro Guitar shop have made another blog, this time about the more esoteric Gibson guitars. Not quite as obscure as the Fender ones. Would love to try out an original RD guitar.

The Fenders You've Never Heard Of | Pro Guitar Shop:

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Gig alert!!!

I'm doing a show with The Fierce & The Dead on the 21st May. We're playing with a band called First. They're on first. I can see the whole Abbot & Costello sketch starting up! Anyways, here's the details - The Fierce & The Dead live at Westminster Kingsway College - May 21st