It’s that time again. Tim to restart the blog. In a few days time we play the launch party for our new album ‘Medusa’ and I couldn’t be more excited. The launch is going to be some test of our stamina. We’re used to playing 45 minute shows. For this show we will play the new album in full and all our favourites from the previous albums. We’re looking at around 1hr 30mins. I’m going to need to be physically fit. In some ways I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. In other ways I’m falling apart. I’m currently struggling with some kind of ligament damage in my left ankle. My doctors appointment is the day before I travel to Belgium for the opening show on the mainland. In the meantime I’m trying to do as much exercise as I dare whilst learning some physiotherapy techniques via YouTube. I’m equally also trying to rest and elevate my foot as much as I can with cold compress per the Nurses advice but admittedly this is few and far between.
Tonight we head to our final rehearsal. We’ve been rehearsing throughout July save for a week while Joel went to Glastonbury to watch his hero Ed Sheeran. Rehearsals have been productive. We’ve found things in the new songs that we didn’t know were there. Mi Corazon pt.2 is testament to this. The moment when that song came together was incredible. Dempsey uttered “Why didn’t the album version sound like this?” We love the album version but the live version has a different set of balls.
I’ve also spent a lot of time at rehearsals with a guitar in my hand which also brings out a different dynamic. It gives Will a little more freedom to roam whilst reigning me back towards the stage. Whatever happens these next few weeks it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. I can’t wait to see everyone.