Thursday, November 27, 2008

An album?

Is it on the way?

Well as of Wednesday night we think so, after much heated discussion and anger, Sierra has finally decided that its time to stop waiting for the rest of the world, to take things into our own hands and to write, record, produce and release an album. So thats what were doing, as of this Saturday the process will begin.

It was a tough call to make, we really wanted and somewhat needed funding to do something like this, but after doing a reasonable amount of searching around and presenting our music we ran into multiple dead ends. So while doing it ourselves with limited gear may take a chunk out of the potential quality of the sound, we think we can make up for it with the passion we can put into the music with taking our time and
doing it right.

So it will probably be a few months before it all really starts to come together but we will definitively keep you all informed!



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Still.... writing.


This process is starting to take a toll on me, strangely enough because really im not the person doing most of the work. Its Sam, Sam and Richie because they somehow began taking responsibility for the two main parts of the song (vocals and backing respectively) there is lots of pressure on those guys. But its hitting me as well, i try to be involved with every step of every song (as we all do) but with 5 rowdy boys at Sam's place while he does vocals it doesn't get any eaiser. So helping Sam, helping Richie and then writing the most amazing killer bass lines is not easy.

I have come to quite a confusing point in my journey as a bass player.. i play day in day out but i don't feel i am improving, even though i know there is lots of improving that needs to be done, timing perfection, rhythm, sheet music and then writing bass lines that can successfully stray from richies root notes without killing the songs.

So what do i do next? I was thinking lessons, but the issues there is money, lessons cost lots.. i have none so thats a dilemma, maybe i need to spend more time listening to other peoples bass work rather than my own? and grab idea, i know thats how i did it earlier in my bass playing journey.

Anyway i will keep you guys updated with how it travels but wish me luck in making something good!

Matt Montana

Monday, November 10, 2008

Writing and Recording.

Sorry for the long time since the update guys,
Uni exams and a whole lot off work have had me pretty much out of service for the past few weeks.

That being said, we are making some decent progress on our next few tracks. Last night we wrote up a listing of what songs we want to achieve and when we want to achieve them by.

Luckily we have a whole heap, the trouble is actually getting them done. But as a taste here are the next few...

1. 1985
2. Slow Motion Cowboy
3. Dance Along
4. Nothing Could Go Wrong

A few of these we have played at shows but were giving them all a good re-working so they sound fresh and how we want our music to now.

I know we havent been keeping you guys very updated. But soon we will have some demo's for you to listen to.

Maybe even an acoustic version of headlights to download.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Vocal Booth

Hey guys,

This week we have STILL been writing and on sunday (without me) the boys built a vocal booth to try and make sams vox sound better when we're recording our promo songs. So i'm pretty keen to see it. Other then that, not too much exciting has been happening. Just the usual but as i mentioned before hopefully we will be able to do some samples of the writing on Myspace.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Theives and Liars.

The title of our new track.

The lyrics take an interesting look at all the fucking around we've had from management and within the band.

It means a lot to us, and the track has some very cool instrumentation written by richie.

Anyway hope we can show you a snippit sometime in a few weeks.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How is the writing going?

Hey guys,
The songwriting, is coming along somewhat slowly. We are about half way through 10 songs and close to finished one. Ha.

No but seriously this is not an easy process! But we are working very hard and putting alot of our time into it. For two main reasons i suppose

- For us
- For our fans

We have been very caught up a few times in writing songs for people who are helping our career (ie managers, producers) but it just takes the passion out of the music.

The music we write, we need it to be from us and that way it will come across much better. But what we love is when you guys give us inspiration to write it because you guys are one of the reasons we write it.

So anyway, just a quick update, i hope you are all well and have a great day!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Last show of the year!

Hey guys,
This is a show from a wonderful fan at our public holiday monday show at janalli.

We had a great night with a great turn out. Angelas Dish who we apparently Co-Headlined with were absolutely amazing. I think i saw some video footage being recorded so i will post it if we ever find it. If you have myspace and want to see a few more shots from the night check out

So now we are having 3 months off to write and do some demos of an album. We will keep everyone posted through it will some audio samples and hopefully some video content.

Will speak soon!