So we’re making another album. This will the bands third in total and the working title we have is “Armed To The Teeth”. The process was vastly different from how the previous 2 have been done, in that it’s the first album where the music has been written by all the members of the band and also…the band is now a power trio. The sonic landscape (does anyone actually say that?) is brand new – minimal strings, which had been an obvious HM feature in the past and it’s much more of a rock record.
Steven really stepped up to the plate with singing lead vocals on the songs that he wrote and provided a different angle on a lot of how we make music.
Chris R’s songwriting continues to evolve and the trio setting has provided him with new ground to write for and also change how he has to orchestrate parts that would perhaps have been on violin or alternative guitar.
I joined the band and hope to bring different textures and feels to the band – coming from a jazz education having just graduated from the RCS‘ Jazz course. I also brought in my first couple of songs for the band who immediately made them sound much bigger and better.
The record is in mastering stages at the moment, so once it’s finished we’ll aim for a release date and hope to put a small Scottish tour together in order to support it. We hope to see you there!