Sorry for the great length of silence that has passed on this blog. You may however be pleased to know that the time has been spent most constructively as you will find out below, although I am afraid that this trend will not be stopping anytime soon. In fact this will be my last post until the end of the year or at least until recording of the album has been completed.
There have been two wonderful shows recently that rank among my favourites of all time. The first was a few weeks back playing with the magnificent Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lyon. The concert was outdoors in an ancient stone amphitheatre. We played as the sun set and it was absolutely unforgettable. Charlotte's set was mesmerising and the highlight for me was this cover of Bob Dylan's 'Just Like A Women', perhaps the greatest pop song of all time.
The perfect setting to hear this delicate version. It got me thinking about great songs for a summers evening and this one immediately sprang to mind.
For the classical fans amongst you, Richter's rendition of Debussy's 'Suite Bergmanesque' is my current choice to unwind after a hot summers day.
More recently we played our own show at Manchester Cathedral, which was overwhelmingly incredible. Thank you to all you amazing people who came. Thank you also to those of you wrote us letters and postcards, they have been received and read and we were very touched by your kind words. Some of the things you guys said got me thinking about this film 'Breaking Away'. I recommend that you all watch it;
That just leaves us with Lattitude Festival and our headline show at Somerset House and thats it for NATW live for the year. This is because on July 19th we commence the final album session.
We have already started the process after the last 6 months of writing and demoing. We are making the record in California with a producer named Jason Lader. We have already done two weeks together in a studio that was owned by Bob Dylan in the 70's in Venice Beach.
I can't wait to share the new songs with you but until then......