There's a blizzard kicking up outside and it's nice to be by the fire and update you on some happenings here at Union HQ.
We've been back rehearsing again, knocking the cobwebs off and planning some cool stuff for 2018. We have an album to finish, some gigs to book and some cool things in pipeline that hopefully we'll be able to talk about soon.
Since we'd taken a bit of break from last summer we were rusty as hell at our last rehearsal, but by the end we were getting back into the swing of things; luckily with this line up it never does take us too long to find our groove and get tight. We went into our last recording session on the album with four songs on the slate, and not one of them pre-rehearsed. A couple of run-throughs in the live room and we were good, and most songs went down fully within about four or five takes.
I've found the recording experience on this album the most enjoyable so far by a long way. Mixing is always a pain. It's great when it's great and the mix comes off good early on, but usually it's a bit like a sculpture, you have to chip away at the thing until it's right and even then you stand back and look at it and think "is it though?"
It's kinda the same this time around too, and that's where we're at with it. Chipping away.
We have some really unbelievable news... potentially, hopefully and all that. But I can't share it with you just yet. As much I would love to. But there'll be a time for that.
In the meantime, we'll be getting back in shape and announcing some things soon.
Keep well, and if you're facing down the Beast from the East, keep warm.