21/01/2008 : Nearly done!
Here we are in Newcastle post-check, pre-gig, fresh from a crazy couple of nights in Glasgow and Leeds.
Glasgow rocked. The QMU has got to be one of the best places to see a band in the UK. Great sound and a great view from anywhere. It's great from the stage too, especially when it's packed full of Scots like it was 2 nights ago. Three songs in the fire alarm went off and we were forced into a 20 minute tea break whilst the room was emptied and then re-filled. We launched back into Kill Your Own pretty much exactly where we left off and the rest of the set was great fun.
Leeds last night was pure chaos. Colin spent more time off the stage than on it. People were constantly crowd surfing and everything broke twice. We were left sweat-drenched and aching. I'm not sure how much actual 'music' came out the PA, but it's the most fun we've had in ages.
Thanks for that.
17/01/2008 : New year, new tour...
So here we are on a new UK tour with From Autumn to Ashes and Flood of Red. It's our first day off and I've just woken up in the fabulous and not-at-all-fucking-freezing Britannia Hotel in glorious Wolverhampton. We're 5 shows in so far and, apart from being covered in mysterious bruises from the two back lounge disco-mosh parties we've had already, I'm having a good old time.
We have FATA on the bus with us. Luckily they're all fantastically cool people and everyone's getting along just fine. Great band too, a pleasure to tour with.
So this trip is taking place amid fresh turmoil in the world of HR, V2 records having been bought by Universal and immediately dismantled and destroyed. I fucking swear that we have the the worst luck ever. Come work with HR!!!! Get sacked!!!!!! If it wasn't so funny it would be hilarious. We're currently in the process of getting the album re-released and getting a new single on the way. Watch this space.
Lying in the bed adjacent to mine is one Curtis Tyler Mead of Hollywood, California. He is the extremely competent, single and disease-free bass player who is touring with us whilst Andy 'The Andy' Gilmour takes his first steps into the deep plunge of fatherhood. And a fine job they're both dong, too. Mr Gilmour came to the show in Southampton the other night. Having him standing side stage was an almost completely bizarre experience. Awesome!
Thanks to everyone who's come out to the shows. As always, your continued support is what keeps us going and seeing you all singing the words back at us makes all the other shit melt away. You fucking rule!!!
16/12/2007 : Australia's rubbish,
The weather's shit, there's nothing to see, the people are rude and the food sucks.
Hang about, that's a lie.
In reality, Bews and I saw a shark whilst snorkeling over the Great Barrier Reef. The rest is on the gallery page...