Tomorrow 'the And' go in to Air Studios to make our first recordings as a band. This will be for a limited edition vinyl available exclusively at Rough Trade stores. We will tour all of the Rough Trade shops in February and perform our full set with cinema screen back drop and video show. I will keep you posted on new dates as they are confirmed.
I have recorded many of my orchestral scores at Air Studios: Photographing Fairies, Jack and Sarah, River King, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cousin Bette, Jason and the Argonauts to name a few. My long time friend and engineer Geoff Foster presided over all these recordings. And so will he tomorrow. The studio belonged to The Beatles producer George Martin until he sold it recently. George's office overlooked the big room where the orchestra sat and we would often watch him from our control room pacing up and down! Great view to have an ever changing orchestral lineup every day as your inspiration!
It's not yet written in stone, but these recordings should comprise dramatic new versions of 'DUST DEVIL', 'IT'S HORRIBLE I LOVE IT WHAT IS IT?' 'EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL' and 'CLOSE YOUR EYES' featuring the hypnotic voice of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Wish us luck!