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.