First note off the rank, the Winter People have won the Annanadale’s Jager Uprising competition. We scored a $10,000 cash prize, so much rejoicing for that. I’m also in the midst of laying down tracks for our second EP. Drums have been tracked at Studio 301 a very high-end studio in Sydney, but as with the Dog Years EP, we’re recording everything else in my bedroom. Aside from recording, Winter People also have quite a number of shows lined up from September – November. One show in particular I’m a bit excited about, is at an underground venue (think 1930′s jazz cellar) – where I get to play a REAL piano. We’ve also been talking with a number of management agencies, but haven’t made up our minds yet about who we’re going to go with. Oh, and we’re also in pre-production meetings about having a film clip made for The Banker’s Lament – more on this as it unfolds.
The other major development of late, is that I am heading overseas at the end of the year. This is something of a big deal for me, since I’ve been putting traveling off for a few years now. My current plan is to leave early December and base myself in London with my brother, and then venture from there to stay with some friends who will be living in Denmark, France and Scotland. Riversend might get its first international blog posts!
Otherwise, the university semester has started again (ugh), its a major-time-suck-hole and has made the recording schedule blow out by a few weeks. I Like Cats is still going strong, though all the waiting around for the album to get mixed/mastered is a little frustrating. Speaking of I Like Cats, we played a show at Oxford Art Factory last Thursday and something caught on fire mid-set! We kept playing though, despite a few alarmed screams – perhaps my first, genuine rock’n'roll moment.
Alright, I must leave it there, going to a film. Salut.