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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

New single out

Looking back over my posts it appears I have become so excited by International Hawaiian Shirt Day that I've forgotten to mention that I have a single out.
Doh!
It's called Road Song, and it even has a video:
As well as youtube you can also listen to it on:
Spotify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zOcXAxVZZk
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DNZVQVB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1528918275&sr=8-2&keywords=drew+stephenson+road+song
Apple Music: I don't have itunes so I don't have a link yet, sorry.
And apparently on Deezer as well, but no-one uses that so it's not really important.

But the BEST place to listen to it (and cheapest place to buy it) is on Bandcamp, where you can get an uncompressed download if that's your thing:
https://drewstephenson.bandcamp.com/track/road-song

I'll sort that apple link out in due course.
I would say, "Enjoy" but it's not really that kind of song...

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

This week I have been mostly...

Working on building a new guitar:















And starting on the next solo EP - this one will be called The Dead Detectives Club:



















As you can probably guess, this one's going to be a right barrel of frolics...

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Band on a budget - the recording process part 20

Hello strangers...
A quick note to say that tonight, just 10 months after we started, we have recorded the final guitar parts for the EP.
fanfare.mp3
We laid down the electric guitar parts for Building for the Flood tonight so all that's left to do is edit and mix them in and then we're ready to have a bit of a listening party. We'll listen to all the tracks on a variety of different devices and decide if there's anything missing, anything that can be cut or anything that needs tweaking.
Then we'll agree on what we're going to do about mastering and distribution.
Then we'll get drunk.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Band on a budget - the recording process part 19

Ok, this is well overdue. Stuff has happened, like Christmas, and other things, that have delayed progress, but there has been some progress.
Here's an early listen to the third track I've been working on, Northshoremen:
https://soundcloud.com/the-southern-wild/northshoremen-20180121/s-kN8Re
It still needs the lead guitar parts adding and the backing vocals. There may yet be space for some banjo and or mandolin. If these do go in we'll make space for them by cutting bits from the accordion and existing guitar parts.

I've also made a bit of progress with a solo thing I've been working on for a while:
https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/road-song-20180121/s-GVItz
This isn't the latest version, but it's the last one I've got downloaded.

Today though I went back to the band stuff and had a look at Denmark Street. The bass part is full of glitches and needs completely re-recording, but this should be straightforward. In the meantime I've been fixing all the glitches in the drum track and sorting out the odd timing issue with my guitar part. Sadly the other guitar part is also going to need rerecording. Add it to the list...
On the positive side, this should be a simpler mix as we're going for a much more stripped back vibe on this track - I think.