It’s taken a while, I’ll give you that. However, here it is.
This is a limited edition 4 track EP cassette release called ‘What Became of His Backbone?’ and comes in gold or silver sparkled casing and is presented in an eco-friendly cardboard O sleeve.
This limited edition version includes two bonus tracks which which are exclusive to this physical release. You’ll get the four track download version in high-quality MP3, FLAC and more, on purchase as well as unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
Also included is a limited edition, locally screen-printed Gildan ring-spun t-shirt, available in limited sizes and styles.
All of this for only £10 – but you can pay more if you’re feeling generous!
We told you recently of our trip into the studio (thanks Dave Curle & First Avenue Recording Studios!) and we wanted to tell you a little bit more.
We’ve been recording an EP for release shortly (date tbc). This will, as ever, be a limited edition physical release and a little later it will be available on all the usual online outlets.
What Became of His Backbone? will be a four track EP with a fifth bonus track for those getting a hold of the physical copies. The EP will be mainly available at shows although any surplus copies will go to the usual online shop at http://ycom.bandcamp.com !
Tracks on the EP in a yet to be confirmed order are:
What Became of His Backbone
Under Your Expired Horns
A Story Called Nowhere
For Pete’s Sake
Bonus Track (physical release only!)
Here’s a sneaky peak at the title track What Became of His Backbone
So, the music is done and currently the wonderful Suicide Solutions are getting all creative in producing the artwork! As soon as that’s done we’ll be going into production.
Keep an eye out on our main news channel Twitter for the release!
Yes, it’s been far too long so we just wanted to let you know that after concentrating on gigs for a while we’re now heading into the studio again shortly. We’ll be recording tracks for various compilations and also random release, but no album… yet!
Stoked to be included (if we get recorded in time which of course we will) on the next ‘Massa Confusa Presents’ release, they’ve played with some great artists and bands recently so it should be a corker!
A sneak preview of at least a few of the songs we’ll hopefully walk away with….
What will be great about this venture into the studio is it’ll actually be the first recording session with Rob Lowdon on bass. His playing has brought an incredible new edge, passion and vibe to the live shows which was apparent immediately when he stepped into a vacant role as a ‘one off’ in June 2015. He never left the band and everyone was well happy.
Watch out for a teaser as soon as we have something from the studio to share!
As you may know I play bass live for my good friend Jonjo from Bedsit Manor.
Just wanted to let you know we’re playing a new thing called the Smoke Room.
Should be amazing, it’s going to be pretty much fully acoustic (no PA) and friends Mark James Hammond and Ben Holland are also luckily on the bill also Hannah Brown who is new to us (and who is very good) is playing!
Click on the poster below for more details and hope to see (very few of) you there.
Bank Holiday Saturday 26th Marchwill be at our personal favourite and very coastal indeed, SurfCafeinTynemouth. The venue are celebrating being voted best independent music venue by Chronicle readers (see the article here). So as part of a three day mini music festival/party to celebrate, your casket or mine? will be playing. We’re due on around 5pm Saturday and we’re looking forward it. We’re also hoping to team up with My Cold Poison for some sort of combined / collaborative set – something we’ve talked about before but have not yet done, it could be interesting and something a little different. Surf Cafe’s mini festival is on over the whole Bank Holiday weekend so try and show some support for our precious little live music venues and spend a few quid on food and drink at the bar! The festival is otherwise free so why not give it a go, especially if you’ve not checked it out yet. Click the poster on the left for more details about who is on over the weekend. The following day which is Sunday 27th March, we’ll head up to what was a secret location in the woods for an outdoor and fully acoustic gig. The spot has now been revealed is at the woods within Northumberlandiaand we’re excited to be playing there! There are some greats acts playing and it’s going to be awesome to hear everything so stripped back, no walls, no windows. There are (at the time of writing) still tickets left, they’re only about £7 so snap them up by clicking the poster on the right as it’s set to be something truly special. Once the tickets are gone they’re gone (obvious limits are being made due to the acoustic-ness of the gig). Please note that although the poster might suggest it, it isn’t really for kids, it’s an amazing night of live music (but for 16s and over only).So, after the show we’ve got plans to head back down from here and join back in at the party in Tynemouth… if it’s still going on – or if anyone wants a few songs back at their house, give us the heads up now before we make arrangements, we’ll do it for a beer or two and the taxi fare home which isn’t a big ask is it? 😉
I’m stoked to be playing my favourite Tynemouth venue and one of my favourite UK venues in February with your casket or mine? What makes this better than any other gig for me is that, on board, I have one of my favourite handsome thinkers in the shape of friend, Mark James Hammond. Mark is a man after my own heart and we’re hoping to create some great DIY gigs and events together in a music scene which seems to be lulling, or is it just us??
Mark James Hammond, byronic songs with existential motifs – vulnerable but defiant; delicate but proud.
Also involved is a friend who I started off my live musical career with, going back to the 90’s. My band at the time, Hug Lorenzo, played uncountable gigs with Snatch who were the punk rock rod up Newcastles arse at the time. Amazing. Rob Lowdon, the voice, spit, guts and muscle behind My Cold Poison joins the bill providing a ballsy acoustic one man event which will make you both feel sorry for him yet scared of him! My Cold Poison are not to be missed and complete the trio to his other acts Sorry For Nothing (wow!) and MiNUSS (wew!!). All essential listening
We’re all together at the tiny yet amazing Surf Cafe in Tynemouth. If you graft, put Monday 8th February as a day off and see you the night before at surf cafe for an amazing night from 6pm and some drinks after in Tynemouth!