Yesterday we finished recording vocals for Falling And Laughing.
We made plans to be at the studio at 11am
Jen said that she would be ready to go at 10.30
10.45 - Jen has yet to emerge. I text her simply the word "Woman?"
10.47 - Jen phones me and does her oft thing of acting like shes been doing something super productive (not just talking to her cats which we all know is the truth)
For Jens Tardiness I force her to listen to the Egyptian Hip Hop EP all the way to Keiths house
11.00 - We get to Keiths house. He is running late due to the purchase of a shed and the king of the shed people not informing him that he needs a base for his shed before it is fitted to his garden
12.12 - After getting to the studio and setting up. Liam Begins recording essential guitar overdubs
12.15 - Liam finishes guitar overdubs
12.16 - FAG BREAK (delicious bastards)
12.45 - Construction of the vocal booth begins
12.46 - For Liam construction of the vocal booth ends after finding this guy
3.30 - vocals now in place. I dont know what its like for other bands but this is really one of the great parts of recording vocals when keith Jen and Elliott (not me cuz i'm tone-deaf) come up with harmonies for certain bits.
3.45 - FAG BREAK
4.00 - Armed with a selection of crisps we watch the end of the F1 qualifying. Keith makes joke about Fernando Alonso getting "The Pole"
4.08 - Keith asks which of the presenters is "Jeff Honeycomb" to which Jen replies "Thats JAKE HUMPHREY on the left there"
5.00 - We decide to put a spoke word monologue into the bridge of the song, after some time rummaging for vocal samples Elliott asks if Keith can do one then without any shred of irony he asks Keith if he can "do an American accent". Cue roars of laughter
5.38 - I count my Space Hopper injuries, it totals at three the worst one being when I fell backwards off him and into a gutitar stand when Elliott refused to break my fall. (GIT)
6.00 - We write and record Glockenspiel parts in an effort to make the song more twee.
6.51 - We all stand around and listen to the song whilst grinning at each other.If anyone has ever be to a studio with a band when they have all their tracks down there is this moment when they are listing to it and all looking at each other as if to say "Fuck Yeah". Its a great moment.
6.52 - Keith describes the song as "A love song on Crack"
6.54 - FAG BREAK
6.58 - Another song listen (cue more inane grinning)
7.00 - A wrap. All there is now s to get it mixed and then released as a double A-side single with Everything Ever