As music lovers in the nation would already know, the BBC Director-General, Mark Thompson has made proposals for the closure of 6music. I feel very strongly about this, and have been compelled to write a letter to the BBC about this. Even if Essay Like Nephew are no longer, I feel a great deal of loyalty for the experience they have given us directly, in the case of our radio plays, and indirectly through providing the stage that we played at in Glastonbury.
For those who want to help to campaign against this closure, I urge you to visit this Facebook page as a first port of call.
Friends, it is with sadness that we announce the end of Essay Like Nephew as we know it. For personal reasons, we four will go different directions in 2010.
We came to this agreement before Christmas and thought we would hold off from announcing until the new year, when we had time to think what to do personally, as well as with Essay Like Nephew. These musical years have been an amazing experience for all of us, and we shall look back on them fondly, even proudly. I hope that you will do the same.
We plan to keep Essay Like Nephew alive as an internet presence for the foreseeable future, so keep downloading, keep sharing! We want anyone to be able to listen to our songs. We even have CDs and T-shirts to share if the funereal dimension doesn't put you off.
At this point, we owe a big thank you to all of you who have listened to us, attended our shows, spread the word, and supported us materially and spiritually. Thank you, Dea, for giving us the most beautiful nest for making our music. Thank you, Richard and Graeme for lending us your strength and support which put us into Glastonbury.
Lastly, I wish all of you a happy new year, and remember that music never dies. Keep playing, keep listening.1 Comment Post a Comment
Our good friend Richard Haugh is getting his own show on BBC Radio Suffolk, which is excellent news for him and for us, but especially for the bands of Suffolk. To celebrate and launch this new venture, he's putting on a show in Ipswich, and, guess what? We're playing! The details are here. He'll also be playing highlights of the set on his first show, at 7pm on Thursday 1st October.Post a Comment
The shop is now open for business! There's three glorious thread-based products avaliable, designed by our friend Gayle, as well as Burrows on CD. Hopefully more discs and bits and bobs will be added soon.
The shop runs on cod-liver oil, AAA batteries and PayPal, so all cards are accepted and it's secure.Post a Comment
Today I've had to say goodbye to my old drums (pictured). They've been gathering dust in the attic for six years, and now my parents are moving and they've got to go.
I started thumping tubs at about eight, and bought these second hand from an advert in Loot magazine when I was 14. At the time I was playing in a nu-metal cover band called 'Prosaic'. George was on bass, and it ended with a slightly unpleasant fall out. Unpleasant, but had it not been for that I'm not sure we would have started writing our own music.
If you're interested, it's a rather worn chrome Pearl Export kit, now on eBay.1 Comment Post a Comment
Thanks to you, we won the Twitgigs battle of the bands! We now have £250 more to invest in promoting the new single. For those of you who missed it, videos should be up on the Twitgigs website soon. Hopefully they won't use any of the interview we did afterwards, though. It was not a charm explosion.Post a Comment