Great rehearsal at the weekend. If you’re not in a band, for f***’s sake go and join one or form one. It’s great fun. Quite surprised how the melodies survive intact and are actually lifted on high by the addition of Jinder on electric guitar, James Price on bass and Charlie Bell on the drums. We are actually only three rehearsals in but it feels like home already. Not quite ready to take it to the people (you!) yet but should be out there doing some warm-ups in a couple of months. Really looking forward to putting a clutch of dates together around the album release which is 31 March 2014 (incase I haven’t mentioned that!). Very flattered too that there are a growing number of people buying the E.P. and sending me nice messages. If you really do like all this soul-searching then stick around because I’ve got some really great songs waiting in the wings for you to hear. The album artwork is very nearly done and it’s looking like it sounds if you know what I mean.
I hope Christmas stuff isn’t getting you down (it’s supposed to do the opposite). Nick Lowe has got a great new Christmas record out. It’s up there with the best of what he’s done: seriously. Maybe put that on the wish list? Or Green by REM!