Monday, 30 June 2008


So The Loves' third LP is now done & dusted.

Yesterday, The Ed & I travelled to Soup Studio, in that London for the mastering. I was very unwell because I went out after going to see Franz Ferdinand the night before. I think someone had spiked my drinks with alcohol.

I slept most of the way there & woke up as we got to central London which for some reason was shut. After a brief detour we got to Hanbury Street where the studio is located underneath The Duke Of Uke banjo/ukulele shop. Simon & Ed started to do technical things while I went & had a sleep in the live room. Every seemed to go quite fast but that could have been the hangover.

This week we finish up the b-sides for The Ex-Gurfriend EP & then we go to sleep for a bit.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Is Not Finish...Is Finish

People! Rejoice!

Our 3rd LP ("Three"- yeah, traditionalists to the last) is almost done. The Ed reckons it's mixed to perfection (& he has high standards & will not accept nothing that's not the best or at least a bit close to the best) & we (me & he) are off to that London on Sunday to a) master it & b) buy me a John & Yoko from the market opposite the studio. Both of these events will be sweet.

It was started in the middle of August last year so considering that the 2nd LP ("Technicolour" still available in many shops) took almost 3 years from start to mastering this is like us being especially busy Japanese POW beavers on a really productive day.

The next one we'll hopefully start doing soon. I think the approach will be to completely record 2 or 3 songs a weekend rather than doing bits of 12. The next one WILL be called "Love You" & will be about 10 or 11 songs long. Imagine The Flamin' Groovies (with Roy Loney obviously) playing the hits of Randy Newman. Imagining it? That's what we're going for on the next one. Bitter but danceable.

The first song on it (the next LP) is called "WTF? (Or How I Realized I'd Wasted 10 Years Of My Life)".

& I've just made a "muxtape" all the kids are talking about-


Thursday, 19 June 2008

Number One

Hello. This is this. This is where I will post guff about the group called The Loves.

What to say in this first one?

We've almost finished the final touches of our 3rd LP "Three". It'll be out of Fortuna Pop sometime later this year. There's going to be a single preceeding it too called "The Ex-Gurlfriend" & that'll be out September time we think. There might be a video or I might just make a film of me in a boat talking about how I convinced Ray Parker Jr to let Dan Ackroyd use "Ghostbusters" the song in "Ghostbusters" the movie.

Anyhoo, that's all for now.