NOT LIKE YOU
1st Single Taken From The 2nd Album 'HUMBLE SKY'
THE HUMBLE BEGINNING OF ALBUM NO. 2
(No it doesn't have a name yet)
I'm sitting here listening through the mixes being sent to us for our second album that we have now finished recording. I'm not exaggerating, I'm so fucking excited I want you to all hear it now!
This album feels like a long time coming, but I guess it's not as the last one only came out in June. Its just that this time it feels like a new Bleech.
We stepped up, grew up and have written a bunch of songs that we really want to shout about.
There are a couple of tracks on this album that have been tested live but the majority are brand spanking new and its killing us not to be able to play them live yet to you. Plus there is quite a variety on this record, I'm proud to say we have successfully written a record that takes you on a journey, it makes you want to sing at the top of your voice to the skies, it makes you want to cry, it makes you want to dance, it makes you want to mosh and throw piss at people in front of you. At least it does for me ; )
The Recording Process
After doing a couple of days making sure that the arrangements were good and fixing and bettering parts etc we went to Evolution Studio in Oxford to lay down the drums, when they were cooking we moved to Courtyard Studio to put the bass, guitars and vocals down.
Each track was approached differently, we wanted every track to have its own sound to really make them unique and have their own place in the record.
Even down to the point where we swapped and moved drum kits around the room to get different sounds.
Katherine used a few different basses for different tracks, the most used was probably a Fender Jaguar but she also used a Gibson Grabber for the heavier tracks and an Ibanez! All through her Hiwatt set up
Matt used a number of kits, including his Gretsch kit that he uses live as the bass drum is so fat, but the toms and occasionally a 20" bass drum used were off an early 1970 Slingerland. He also used a 1980's Tama snare drum and his stage snare which is a black panther. And obviously all cymbals were Paiste.
Jen used her trusty Gibson 335 for lots of tracks, but most tracks have a 1975 Gibson SG which sounded even fatter! Plus her Fender Strat and an old Fender Tele were used on occasion. Amps used were Hiwatt and an Ampeg combo. Plus shit loads of pedals : ) too many to name!
Anyway that's it for now. We will have videos with interviews of us talking about the making of the album soon to follow.
Jen, Katherine & Matt
"Think from now, a million years across the universe, we took it all, we scaled the world, we made it all ours.