Monday, 28 December 2009

Some photos from the Barden's show a few weeks back. Thanks to Pumaparded. Well, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Love from Dave Wade Brown x

Saturday, 19 December 2009

I suppose whilst we're on the subject of Christmas parties I should mention the Sotones party at Andy and Anja's (Haunted Stereo) last night...

I forgot my camera again but Storm took some photos...anyhow, if you don't know, Sotones is a Southampton label that was started way back when as Popfiction by me and my lovely brother...DJing, putting on bands, getting free booze. It was pretty good. Then, some more organized types came along and turned it into something to behold and, as I type now, they've got a distributor and PR and all sorts of good shit!

Well, last night we celebrated our good fortunes, such as 0.54% of Q's track of the day in 2009 and a wonderful time drinking and watching R Kelly in the office. There's nothing finer than having your own office in which you can drink as much as you want and smoke all day..

Here's a picture of Joe Parker, who is stepping down as Sotones MD in March I think. He's done a lot over the past 2 years to get the Southampton DIY scene going. Love you Joe. Dave Wade Brown x

photos (c) dave wade brown

Friday, 18 December 2009

photos (c) unknown

Morning was the launch night for Joelle Jerome yesterday, a beautiful grunge inspired womenswear label from Dalston, London. Have a look and buy some lovely clothes here . So, we were at Barden's Boudoire in Dalston, played with LA LA VASQUEZ and ELEANOR SEABIRD. Tried out a lot of new songs and went pretty, pretty, pretty gooood (photos soon I hope). Met up with the managers...think the plan is to get a single out for February (not necessarily from the album), we're not sure which song yet but you'll know soon enough I suppose....also, we confirmed one final session, 4 more tracks, for the new record so it will definitely be finished by the end of January.

Man, that drive home was sketchy, too. I absolutely love the snow (it's been years cos i'd been living in Spain for a while and I don't remember it snowing in Barcelona...) but when it settles on the motorway and you're sliding everywhere, watching trucks and madmen (and women) in cars flying past and not all the seat belts work in the van it's pretty fucking scary...mind you, I don't think (Lonely) Joe Parker (he's giving away a free track every day from 1st December until 25th i think, have a look), Pete or Dave Miatt noticed. Love has to go to Mark for getting us back alive. I wish I'd had my camera, really wana take some snowy pictures but it's all melted this morning.

photo (c) dave wade brown
One more thing, our own beautiful Dave Miatt was track of the day in Q magazine this week with his folk-inspired and beautiful 'Jackie Paper' solo project (?) it a solo project? Anyhow, I am well proud. Love Dave Wade Brown x

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

so, we got back from the studio (the pic above is the view from one of the doors there) on friday night and we've got 16 songs down now for album 2. we've one final recording session in january and then we gona mix it and get it mastered. we'll let you know how it's going...

had a few days to hang out sister drove me, my old man and the dog to the beach yesterday. it was nice to get some fresh air and forget about writing songs for a day... dave x

photos (c) dave wade brown