By Ginger | September 17, 2009
So that last rehearsal is done, we’ve eaten the best Indian food that Bradford has to offer (Saffron, check it out) and now we’re waiting for the bus to turn up and take us onto the Wildhearts tour that I’m more excited about than any in a very long time.
We are playing songs that feature backing tracks and de-tuned guitars, the sound I’ve wanted for the band for so long.
It really feel like we are bringing something new to the show with this set, we really feel like we are doing something that excites us after all these years.
There is little point in a band like us staying still after almost 20 years. We must do something that we haven’t tried before otherwise we’ll turn into a bunch of trees. Big, bored trees. In a tired old punk-o-metal forest. Or something.
Seriously, hearing the band so hopped up on volume, harmonies and riffs is a thrill that I can’t wait for you lot to experience.
This feels new. It feels fresh.
Yeah, I know, people have used samples and loops before, but the point is that we haven’t.
There aren’t many things that can stimulate after doing it this long, and we are stimulated. Mighty stimulated.
This is a sound that I feel thoroughly buzzed about. Something that we will feature for the rest of our career, if I have anything to do with it.
Fizzy pop punk is dead for The Wildhearts, we are going to take this somewhere unknown. Who on earth knows where that is, but it’s going to be an amazing ride.
The story is far from over.
Fuck, I feel like I’m in a new band now.
And as awesome as we think this album is we cannot wait to record the next one. Who knows what crazy shit that album will throw up?
As always expect the unexpected.
Man, sometimes it’s great to be in a band!