Today we are in Sydney to perform and record a short private show involving Flip cameras. Basically we have hired out Studio 301’s main live room and will set up all our gear in there for a live recording and have invited 40 guests from the public to come down and watch us showcase a handful of our new material. 20 of those guests will be given Flip cameras to record the show then we will take the footage and edit into usable footage.
We get to the studio early in the morning and bump in all of our gear. Studio 301 is a very prestigious studio and I for one am quite excited to be in its walls and curious of its inner workings.
We are reunited with our good friend and provocateur, producer extraordinaire Scott Horscroft. He is here to record and mix the session. Last time we saw him was the final days of recording the album in Sweden which ended in a toxic chemical bath after an incident involving fire extinguishers in doors.
We spend most of the day setting up and pulling sounds. We booked 45 different coloured bean bags, we production line them into the studio and place them around until the studio floor looks like it is covered in giant jelly beans. Kenny joins us just as we are set to go and we go through a few songs.
Our guests start to arrive around 530 and we let them into the studio at 6. Rosco gives them a short address then we enter and start to play. The vibe is relaxed and fun, the set is short and we invite everyone to stick around for pizza and a sneaky listen to the new album in the control room through the studio monitors.
Everyone is super nice and it was great to meet fans of the band on a personal level. I even bummed some smokes off a nice couple in the courtyard.
After the show wind up and still revelling over the success of the evening we decide to head to crown street for a few after drinks. The others endure a near death experience as Scott displays the power and traction controls of his new GTA muscle car on the streets of Sydney.
We drink some tequilas to toast our friend Maddy’s birthday. Glenn and I have chosen this venue, the Dolphin Arms because it houses our obsession and religious altar; Big Buck Safari Pro!
I would like to say that I beat Glenn at Buck and went on to enjoy an evening of glowing adulation but it is just not true. I suffered a crushing defeat and bitter rage followed.
We bowl back to Scott’s apartment for a night cap, I manage to annoy everyone in my rage and decide it’s time to go to bed. The others stay to watch Ricki Gervais dvds.
Tomorrow we are back in the studio to do some more recording.
Posted by : Adam Spark