We solved the guitar sound issues that had arisen the night before and set about recording the guitar. We made good time and even had time to put down the vocals. There are two tracks which Phil hasn't finished the vocals for, but he plans on going back in a couple of weeks, once they're finalized. It's sounding great and we look forward to hearing the first mix. Umair Chaudhary [sound engineer] is rad.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
We finished the live recordings and the bass parts, and attempted to put down some guitar. We had a bit of trouble getting the desired guitar sound so we finished a tad early, with a plan of action and solution in place for the following day. It might be pushing it to get vocals down too, but you never know!
Friday, 28 December 2012
I had hoped to have put down most of the bass by the end of the day but we spent most of it finishing the drum tracks. They sound great, and with two days left, it's not an issue. We also managed to do a few takes of a track that we want recorded live. It's sounding mint.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
We set off on Thursday morning at 9am, bound for Reading. Reading is home of Silver Street Studios where Umair Chaudry works. Umair Chaudry recorded our last record [the split with Clean Kitchen] and we wanted to work with him again.
We arrived just after 10am and spent most of the day setting up the drums and making them sound mint. At around 3pm we were ready to lay down some tracks and nailed three of them. Two others were also recorded but we wanted to listen to them with fresh ears in the morning. We finished at 6pm, safe in the knowledge that we're making good time.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Our second all dayer is coming up and we are terribly excited! Us and these rad bands are playing -
SILENT FRONT (WE ARE ON FIRST 2.30PM)
SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE
YOU'RE SMILING NOW
It is being held, once again, at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston Upon Thames. Kingston is in South West London and is only 20 minutes on the train from Central London. The Cocks is right near Kingston Railway Station. Entry is £6.50
Any questions, email us at Silentfront@yahoo.com
Sunday, 4 November 2012
The last few days hanging out with Death Pedals was immense fun. They're certainly four lads of the highest order. As were Nodders, Andy and Nick, who put us on in Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham respectively. Thanks to everyone who attended a show, being in a band would be rubbish if no-one came to the gigs.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
We start the mini tour w/ Death Pedals today! We are meeting at Toddington service station, then we're gonna drive to Leeds in convoy. If you're on Twitter and follow us, you'll no doubt get a running commentary.
I might even write a tour diary, even though, as of this week, I'm officially a year behind on them. I'll take notes.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Last night was good fun. The neighbours either side of the Singapora lounge complained about the noise, apparently it's the first time they've ever had a noise complaint. We turned down a little bit and carried on. We once got a written noise complaint in response to a show we did at a youth club. It read "It was more 'The Sex Pistols' than 'The Kinks'. The noise was horrendous". I'd like to think that they had a similar thought last night. Rochester itself is a lovely place.
Friday, 26 October 2012
We have booked recording over the Christmas holiday to start the recording of our second album. We are going back to Silver Street in Reading and will be using Umair Chaudry again as he did such a grand job with the Split.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
This is Hawks- http://hawksnoise.bandcamp.com/album/push-over-3-song-sample
This is Ginola - http://ginola.bandcamp.com/
See you on Friday.
Monday, 2 July 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
*apologies for my poorly constructed sentences. If you have a foreign first language, then "The Sex Pistols got us formed" is not a proper sentence. What I meant was "We formed because of the Sex Pistols". What a dick I am.
And Wooderson have put up their new record for pre order, you can stream it here. It's rad.
Monday, 25 June 2012
The Short Wave Channel - Bright Lights, They Hurt
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
Tour was great again, you can read all about it once I've written it up. I'm a bit behind with the tour diaries (three tours to be exact), but I plan on doing them during my six week holiday at the end of this academic year.
And, we have new t-shirts! They are available at our shows for a measly £5. Talking of which, we have a couple of London shows coming up in the next couple of weeks. Both have great line ups and if you come to both, it'll only cost you £4. You should have enough change to buy a t-shirt and the split 10-inch-with-a-Clean-Kitchen-is-a-Happy-Kitchen-that-comes-with-a-CD. That itself is only a fiver. Oh, and beer is cheap at both venues, meaning you can probably also afford an SF tote bag.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Friday, 3 February 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
If you stumble across any of the gear listed below (especially those in London/Camden) in cash converters, gumtree ebay, facebook or anywhere, please email email@example.com or phone the Unicorn and ask for Matt 0207 485 3073
Gibson SG-X guitar (c1999), black, single bridge humbucker pickup, very distinctive silver skull & crossbones design by the bridge. Light wear.
Maverick Iceman copy, electric blue, distinctive 'roll on' volume/tone controls. Light wear.
Diagio pedal board, black, containing the following pedals:
Boss OC-3 Octave pedal
Electro Harmonix Memory man delay pedal
MXR Micro Amp Boost
Silver Korg DT-10 tuner
Orange channel switch
Electro Harmonix Small Stone chorus pedal