How’s a goin’? Nice summer? It’s been a while so I thought we should catch up.
So what have us Sparrows been doing this summer? Apart from a handful of festivals (London Calling, the Great Escape, Rockness and Secret Garden Party), we’ve been keeping busy with bits and bobs. Budding film director Gregor (who kind of looks like Ron Howard-just saying) has been challenging himself with the task of creating videos for most of the tracks of our last album (We can’t show you his video for Faded Glory yet but check out Snakes in the Grass in the meantime), Nick has been working on his ‘2nd Rate Pedals’ project, where he builds FX pedals from scratch and then paints
annoying people your favorite people on them. Here’s the paint-job he did for the ‘Bejeebur’ which he made for Liam from John Knox Sex Club
And me, I’ve been writing a lot of material lately; I’ve also had the pleasure of working with a lot of other musicians and been lucky enough to sing on some really exciting forthcoming albums coming from John Knox Sex Club, Grand Gestures (Jan from Spare Snare) and Rod Jones and the Birthday Suit, and I’ve even had the chance to get the ole’ violin out for Project Serendipity ( here’s a pic of myself and the incredibly talented Jenny Reeve of Strike the Colours recording violin parts in our
livingroom state-of-the-art recording studio this morning…
Anyhow, amidst all this we’ve been dying to get back out on the road and play some gigs and AT LAST it’s looking like we’ll get Old Yeller (our beautiful-on-the-inside tour van) a whirl on the M1/5/6 this Autumn - Below are some UK dates and we will announce our full OCTOBER European tour in the coming weeks.
Hope to see you around. High fives.