Friday, 26 December 2014

NYE 2015 eatArt: Ascension


We are truly excited to be performing at this year's eatArt New Year's Eve event, "Ascension." EatArt is a charitable organization / artists' collective that has been making exceptional events for the past five years here in Vancouver.  We've been asked to be one of the evening's entertainers and it appears that we shall have the midnight spot at the show.  Combine the Victorious will be opening the new year!

This is a pretty spectacular event, and we've heard impressive things about previous years, so we both expect it to be a fantatstic way to begin 2015!

Here's a link to the FB event  EatArt: NYE 2015 Ascension
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eatART Presents: Ascension New Years Eve 2015

Come join us on an epic journey from darkness to light as we ring in the New Year. Experience the evils of petrol consumerism and ascend towards a sustainable utopia. Oh and not to mention dance your face off in our giant warehouse art laboratory.

Music:
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Mark Woodyard: soundcloud.com/woodyard
Coleblooded
DJ Nehana
Combine the Victorious
DJ G Luve: soundcloud.com/g-luve
Fickle Youth

Live Visuals & Lighting:
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Foxlore: facebook.com/folxlorevisuals
Heidrogen: facebook.com/heidrogen.perception

- Refreshments served
- Cash only, no ATM on site
- Please bring your own cup, no plastic cups provided
- There will be $12 eatART stainless steel cups for sale

Admission:
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$50 early bird while supplies last
$65 general admission, no door sales, 19+
picatic.com/eatart_ascension
This is a major fundraiser for eatART, all proceeds go towards the organization. 


882 E Cordova St, Vancouver
Starts at 9PM

Friday, 12 December 2014

Fashion and Music - Winter Wool

We have used our new instrumental as the backing music to a new clip promoting Isabelle's shop here in Vancouver.  Stand in Front of Tanks seems to go along with knitting wool!




Isabelle Dunlop Clothing
4158 Main St, Vancouver
Hours: Weds-Sunday 12-6
e-mail: isabelledunlop@gmail.com


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If you are in the mood for some new music, this Sunday Combine the Victorious will be performing at the Reef Restaurant just three doors down from the clothing store.  We will be trying out another new song as well as testing our set for the show at the Hindenburg on December 18th.  

Happy Xmas!

M

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

December 18th at The Hinderburg

We will be joining our Catlow and the Lower 48 along with The Lion at the Hindenburg later this month on Thursday Dec 18th.  Looking forward to trying out a new club in Vancouver!



It's going to be a busy month between shows at The Reef (Dec 14th), The Hindenburg, and a new year's eve gig with the Eat Art Collection.  Have a great holiday season and be generous to each other!  Hope to see you at one of the shows.

Mark

Monday, 8 December 2014

Stand in Front of Tanks

This is a work in progress but we were both really having fun with it and wanted to share tonight.  An instrumental, first draft, but I think it's working well!  Check it out!


Monday, 3 November 2014

Sunday at The Reef


We will be performing live at The Reef, 4172 Main St, Vancouver, this coming Sunday, November 9th and the second Sunday of each month following.  We're going to be trying out new songs, as well as reworking tracks from our last releases.  Come in out of the rain and warm up at with us as we prepare songs for our next album.  It's a great vibe.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Don Harrison on Guitar

This past week we had the pleasure of Don Harrison (guitarist of Sons of Freedom) join us in the studio to lay down some tracks for two Combine songs.  One is a reworking of a favorite that sounds dramatically different from its prior incarnation, the other is a new song that we'd kinda pulled off the stove in the summer to regain a little objectivity.

For those who may not know Sons of Freedom, or Don Harrison, I feel duty bound to sing their praises!  (here's a link to an early single "Criminal" - perhaps you'll remember?)  SOF was one of the coolest and most important rock bands in Canada back in their day.  Though never a popular as some of the contemporaries, Sons of Freedom were a seminal act with a powerful rhythm section and precise dual guitar sound that could melt your face live (as they just did at their reunion show this past October) but still allow you to have a bit of a dance while they did it!  Don is a brilliant guitarist with chops and style for days!  His parts have energized a song that I've been labouring over for a few years now.  It's so exciting to hear the new tone of the song, something I was worried might never be satisfied with for a while now.

We're keeping the songs under wraps until we're ready to do a larger push for the full length we've been recording for what seems like ages now.  The songs are falling into place and the tone and vibe are really starting to take their definitive shape.  We can't thank Don enough for his contribution: something I hope to enjoy again soon enough.  It's such a joy to have such talented friends!

In between everything else we're also working on videos while we finish the songs, so hopefully we'll be able to debut a new clip before the end of the month!

Thanks for reading
M




Thursday, 23 October 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

This Sunday morning  (october 26th) we will be a part of the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon here in Vancouver.  The Rn R Marathon is a half marathon that has the distinction of having a live music soundtrack!  All along the marathon course will be several bands, each performing as the majority of the runners goes by.

Combine the Victorious will be playing at one of the early stages, we're on from 8:15 to around 9 Am this Sunday morning.  (for anyone who knows us, this is ridiculously early for either of us, but we've got the gig and we're doing it!)


So, if you're running in the race give us a wave as you go by.  We've got some new tunes ready to perform and they should provide the perfect soundtrack for a rainy Sunday morning!  

Read more about the marathon here

Cheers!
Mark and Isabelle

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

a brief history of It's Still On (Please)

Our new track - It's Still On - has a long history.  We initially wrote and recorded a version for our second release, the Disagreements EP.   It was an ok recording but really in retrospect I always heard it as a demo rather than a finished record.  We'd shared the writing with our pals Barry Flynn and Ingrid Schroeder and it was an exciting moment.  However, the years rolled by and the song started to feel forgotten.

We were considering tunes to play for Isabelle's parents Golden Anniversary, and, because there was going to be a piano at the party, I recalled our old song Please.  It was written around a completely free form piano part, with wildly varying tempos and time signatures, very romantic.  Isabelle and I began rehearsing for Scotland and after the first time we tried it just with piano for accompaniment we both felt the excitement again.

While over in Scotland, we had the pleasure of driving up through the Highlands and had a brilliant visit with Barry and Ingrid, whose brother, record proudcer Paul Schroeder, was also staying over.  Back a decade Paul and I were recording bands together in London (he produced, I engineered).  We'd not seen each other for nine years.  Of course it was a full fledged re-meeting  that led to conversations about our new album.  Perhaps Paul would consider working on it with us.  (the only hitch being he now lives in Copenhagen)

We returned to Vancouver and started working on a new batch of songs which should complete the next album.  I found the old multitrack session of Please and just listened to what we'd recorded initially.  With the exception of Kevin Jones' drumming and a few guitar parts I wanted to redo everything!  So starting once again from the piano we rebuilt the track, this time with a vaster sonic vision.  We worked on the vocal blends quite a bit, as I was emulating some old favorite records of the 70's.   It was starting to sound pretty good so I begun sending reference mixes to my group of trusted ears which  rekindled the conversation with Paul.  He had several suggestions for various parts of the song so  I asked if he might just mix himself.  And he did!  Below is the product of a rawkus-post-midnight-kitchen-party in Cromarty, Scotland!

It's Still On.


And hey, if you like the song please share it.  We need your help getting the sound out there!
Cheers and thanks for listening.
Mark

lyrics:

Waking up, still tired
feeling down, uninspired
draining out, the hard work washed away

Giving up, so heart broken
all the dreams, left unspoken
see them smile as we become the same

Don't be scared of what we're seeing
just realize there's more to being
than what you buy or steal or break
it's how you live and what you make
I think it's time to disagree
with what we've learned for centuries
'cause never in our history
have we been more in debt to greed

Waiting on a wave to break
riding on the chance you take
for a better way, someday
might not be that far away


It's ok, we made it through today
we'll beg or steal or borrow
to make it thru tomorrow
Hope's not gone
it's still on
you may be out of favour
but you could be your savior


Words and music by M Henning, I Dunlop, I Schroeder, B Flynn





Monday, 22 September 2014

It's Still On



We are very pleased to share our song It's Still On.   Our good friend Paul Schroeder (Stone Roses, Campag Velocet) has gifted us with this new mix.  Let us know what you think, leave a message here or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.

It's Still On - produced and performed by Combine the Victorious
Written by Mark R Henning, Isabelle Dunlop, Ingrid Schroeder and Barry Flynn
Mixed by Paul Schroeder
Mastered at The Valt Studio by Jordy Birch and MRH

Vocals: Isabelle Dunlop, Mark R Henning
Backing Vocals: Ingid Schroeder, Barry Flynn
Drums: Kevin Jones
all other instruments: MRH




Sunday, 31 August 2014

A Summer of Recording

I know it's been a while since we'e posted anything on this blog, and I apologize for the delay.  After we got back from Scotland things have just been constantly busy!

However, we have a the first of the new material finishing up and we've just completed a reworking of an old favourite of ours.  A song we wrote with our friends Barry Flynn and Ingrid Schroeder back in 2008 called Please, now re-titled It's Still On, will soon be up online.  Just putting some finishing touches on the mix.  We 've even approached the mysterious Paul Schroeder (Stones Roses, Verve, Campag Velocet) to do a mix - still waiting on that one!

Tomorrow I we'll start letting a few glimpses of the music out again.  It's been a long time and it'll be great to have our new music out there.

Thanks for reading.



M

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Scotland, our first open mic.

We just got back from a fantastic trip around Scotland.  It flew by and we had a brilliant time.  From visiting pals Ingrid Schroeder and Barry Flynn up in Cromarty to attending Isabelle's parents Golden anniversary party in Kilmarnock, to concluding with a riotous time in the Golf Tavern in Edinburgh, it was a hectic pile of adventures.

We arrived at around 10AM in Glasgow, after a movie filled but sleepless flight.  We then rented a little Fiat 500 to drive five hours north up to Cromarty.  We took the A82 and drove a gorgeous route through some of the loveliest countryside I've ever seen.  Loch Lomond is stunning, and we both felt doubly impressed because it was an absolutely perfect day, sunny, warm, and completely rainless!  I confess that the drive took a little more effort than I expected, but driving on the left and having to shift gears on the opposite hand didn't allow a lot of grace that first day.  (sorry to the clutch!)  That first night concluded with a 4AM swim in the North Sea, so it was definitely a great one!

After two days with our friends, including Ingrid's brother Paul Schroeder (an excellent record producer and proud father!) and his family, we headed south in the tiny Fiat.  (They really do great excellent fuel economy by the way).

We spent the weekend with Isabelle's family in a wonderful manor in the middle of Ayrshire, we were all gathered to celebrate Isabelle's parents 50th anniversary.  The house was magnificent, with indoor pools, tennis courts and enough room for the entire family, and there's no shortage of people there! The party on Saturday was finally concluded with all of us and the scores of guests from the dinner all cramming in the large dinning hall and sing around the piano.  Isabelle and I sang thru a handful songs that we'd arranged for just piano, including a refreshed version of Please as well as a sing-a-long version of All Together.  Everything finished with a full throated version of Auld Lang Syne, a favourite to everyone of course!  Vince Tuckwood was on hand to play a couple of his own favorites on guitar.  Isabelle's nephew accompanied on a pots and pans drum kit!  Great party, and so cool to see everybody once again.


Monday we sneaked our way across the country via the back routes and made our way over to Edinburgh.  My niece Zofia is studying there and was kind enough to let us stay at her apartment.  We covered a lot of ground in just two days, including climbing to the peak of Sir Arthur's Seat, and surveying Edinburgh in its full expanse.  The best moment was actually singing at an open mic in the Golf Tavern.   The hosts were kind enough to share their guitar with us and we performed our acoustic version of Glasgow, Brotherhood, and California.  Thanks to all present who gave us such an enthusiastic reception.  We'd never done an open mic before and it was fun.  The bar was even generous enough to let us choice from any drink behind the bar as payment for our songs.  Of course we both choose some well aged single malts, and they were happily poured!  Gotta love a place where you can't spend your money!



An awesome trip, it flew by and I'm still feeling the inspiration from it.  Scotland is great!


Monday, 7 July 2014

Off to Scotland!

We'll be heading to Scotland for a week tomorrow.  Going to Isabelle's parents golden anniversary party in Ayreshire, and hopefully take a quick peak at the highlands too!

We'll attempt to send photos once we get there, cheers!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Recording: Leigh Grant on Drums

We recently had the pleasure of having old friend and former Pure bandmate Leigh Grant come into the studio and record drums on new Combine the Victorious songs.   It was a near complete Pure reunion that day, as Jordy Birch* was on hand to help with production.  The song in the clip below (Come Down) is a track that was co-written with Justin "Juice" Kadis and Misty Reid, we'd started it in 2013 but never completed the recording.  As Isabelle and I listened back to it this spring I could hear where live drums could really add a lot of life to the track. Live drums always seem to have that magic. So we asked Leigh to come down to the studio and put down his magic.  The section of this clip is the very first time Leigh's putting drums to the song, I love how much energy he adds from the very first cymbal crash.

Thanks again Leigh, sounds amazing!  As I was messing with the mix a bit I solo'd his performance and found myself thinking of Pureafunalia, (Pure's first album from 1992). Same energy, but even better drumming!




Also performing on Come Down we have enlisted Julian Growcott (the Vaporettos), who has added some wonderful guitar parts and leads.  The choir in the outro features Juice, Misty, Isabelle and me from the first night we wrote that part.  It is like a time machine to go back and hear those tracks and the inspiration caught on tape.

The whole thing is starting to take shape, so thanks to everyone who's been part of making this song.  It's been a journey to combine these elements, but it is sounding massive and joyous.

Thanks for reading, cheers!
Mark

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*Jordy and I have begun producing together once again, and have just completed a new Guilty About Girls song as well as tracks for  Blanket Barricade (Wes Coast) and Alex (Badgerchild).

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Crumbling Hearts Live



Recorded during our show at the Fox Cabaret opening up for Sex With Strangers on May 29th, 2014. This is our revised version of Crumbling Hearts that we've worked out for our duo show.


We'd like to thank our good friends Sex With Strangers for adding us to the bill on their album release party night.  It was an entertaining evening of music and it was a pleasure to share the stage with SWs and ACTORS!  Check 'em both out if you haven't already.


Check out the original version from our last EP (Crumbling Hearts) if you haven't already.  


Camera operators: 
Mike Love
Benn McGuire

Editing:
Mark Henning

Check out Industry Night Live for similar live videos of local bands!  



Monday, 9 June 2014

Live video

We were lucky enough to have a couple great camera operators video our last live show at the Fox Cabaret last week.  I'm currently trying to edit together a clip of one of the songs from the live show.  It's looking pretty good but unfortunately there have been a few glitches along the way to impede progress.  However we shall prevail and hopefully have something to upload before long.  Please stand by!

Thanks to Mike Love and Benn McGuire for their work behind the lens!


Monday, 26 May 2014

This Thursday May 29th - Fox Cabaret

We are really excited to be playing the Fox Cabaret this Thursday night.  We'll be opening the night for headliners Sex With Strangers album release party.  Also on the bill is a favourite band of ours ACTORS and War Baby.  2321 Main Street, doors at 8.  Combine the Victorious is on a 8:30, plus it is a FREE SHOW!  So there are no reasons not to attend.  It will be a great night of music, without a doubt.

Isabelle and I are keen to try out a brand new song for this show.  We both feel as though it might be the first single from our next album and there's nothing like playing a song live to get a feeling for how it works.  Of course we'll also be performing some of our strongest songs off the Crumbling Hearts ep as well, though we've given each of them a little special update to make everything feel fresh and exciting.

If you are reading this and possess a camera capable of taking decent video footage we'd love for you to come down and film the set.  I'm hoping to put together a new video from the live show for our next release, so you'd be doing us a big favour is if you could help out!

Thursday May 29th
The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main St
Doors at 8
Show starts at 8:30 sharp.
FREE SHOW!


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Next Show May 29th at the Fox Cabaret

Thursday, May 29th 2014 at the Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street Vancouver. We'll be opening for Sex With Strangers who are celebrating their fifth full length release "You Know Something We Don't?"

Also on the bill are Actors, War Baby and Combine the Victorious.  We'll be opening, so please make sure to get down there for 8:30.  Plus, the added bonus for this event, it is FREE!

Doors at 8PM
Combine the Victorious 8:30
War Baby 9:15
Actors 10
Sex With Strangers  11

This is going to be an amazing night, get there early because it's going to be packed!

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Monday, 5 May 2014

Live shows!

Just wanted to say what a great time we had performing as part of A Change of Frequency this past Friday at the Chapel Arts.  The whole night was a pleasure, with several good bands, a lovely atmosphere and all falling on our pal Todd Simko's birthday (May 2nd).  Todd would have been 48 this year.

This was the second show Isabelle and I have played as a duo again and it went really well.  Our set opened with our version of the Calvin Harris song "Feel So Close" and then  progressed through an updated version of Crumbling Hearts, California, an electricfied version of Brotherhood that I think we're going to include on the upcoming album, and closed with Glasgow.  The response was incredible from the audience and I think it may have been the best we've ever performed a couple of those songs.

After our set our friend Jordy Birch played a couple stripped down Guilty About Girls songs (and I snuck onto stage to accompany him on the drums). The rest of the night was spent enjoying the music of Sunday Morning, Sex With Strangers and We Found a Lovebird, all of whom are great bands in their respective genres.

MCing the night's festivities was none other than Hatch Benedict of Sex With Strangers.  He was his usual entertaining charming self and ensured things flowed well.  Special thanks must be given to Minna Simko for organizing this year's A Change of Frequency once again, and Rod Grim for acting as stage manager.  The entire event was fun and entertaining.

*****

Next up we'll be performing at the new Fox Cabaret on Main Street, opening for Sex WIth Strangers at their album release party May 29th.  It promises to be an over the top spectacle with a killer line up.  Sex With Strangers, Actors, War Baby, and Combine the Victorious.  Not only are we part of an impressive music night, but the whole thing is FREE!  Not to be missed.  The Fox is a gorgeous venue, and this one is not to be missed!

Cheers, stay well.
Mark

Monday, 28 April 2014

Recording: Drums with Leigh Grant

I had a lot of fun this past Friday in Bank Vault Studio with former Pure bandmates Jordy Birch and Leigh Grant.  It was the first time since 1994 when we were recording Generation Six Pack that the three of us have all been together in a recording studio!  Leigh came downtown to put down some drum tracks on four Combine the Victorious songs with Jordy helping out with production.

The day began as it must, in a music shop.  We picked up a rental kit from Tom Lee after a nice perusal of the Steinway piano room upstairs.  It's an understatement to say it's pretty nice playing on a nine foot grand!  Anyway, we grabbed a kit and went to the Bank Vault and quickly set up.  Leigh is probably even better than he was back in Pure days, he locked in with the songs effortlessly and has really given everything a great burst of energy.  After hearing a couple of these songs for almost a year with programmed drums it was liberating to hear a human take on the music.

We tracked drums on a couple songs that Isabelle and I had written with Justin "Juice" Kadis and Misty Reid last year: Coming Down and Hardly Spoken.  I also had him drum a live take on our new version of Smoke and Choke that's being co-produced with Adam "Wonderbro" Percy.   Finally we tracked drums for a brand new song that is currently called Got it Going On.  It was a very productive day that brought back many good memories and made me wonder why it's been so long since we've all worked together!

Yesterday while hanging out at Isabelle's clothing store on Main Street, I sat on the lovely vintage couch and started editing the tracks on my laptop.  It's incredible how much vitality his drums provide to the songs.  Hardly Spoken has taken an interesting turn, as Jordy asked Leigh to try a double time Drum and Bass approach to the verses.  Suddenly he was playing 16th notes at 194bpm!  Crazy!  Then we switched gears and dropped to a half time chorus and the song transformed itself into something stunning!  Can't wait to finish that one.



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We will be performing this upcoming Friday May 2nd at Chapel Arts as part of the A Change of Frequency benefit that Minna Simko has brought back for a second year.  Last year's benefit raised over $5000 for Mental Health Canada, so we all hope this year can do as well!  Isabelle and I will be performing as a duo with our electronic set and four keyboards.  Our last show at the Backstage Lounge was so much fun I know we're both excited to do it again.  (all in preparation of playing a couple shows in Scotland this summer!)

Lot's of new music going on, hopefully we'll start sharing a few songs soon!

Thanks for reading, stay well,
Mark


Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Best Tonight

I've just spent the past week working on a new song called The Best Tonight.  It was built on the back of another song we wrote last year called Overtime.  Recently we'd cut a version of Overtime with Jordy Birch producing, and even though he pushed us to get a great vocal performance, after the glow of studio excitement faded the song just seemed to lacking something.  The recording was great but the song itself seemed to lack that little spark it needed to make it important.

So, while I was attempting to "fix" the original song a new song started to appear from the work, a better song actually.  The Best Tonight is kind of a story song, our story.  It happened quite naturally, and was initially effortless to get down on tape.  However, like so many other tracks in our history, under the sober light of day I felt a bit uncomfortable with the very literal vibe to the lyrics and we set about trying to rewrite them.  It's taken all week but I think finally we have a way to say what we want to without being too cheesy or blatant.

I'm working in the studio this afternoon attempting to get a new vocal recorded and thought I'd share the progress report while I eat my lunch.

In other news we're quite excited by a new collaboration with Julian Growcott on guitar.  We'd played a show with Julian's new band The Vaporettos last month and we started talking about doing some recording together.  He's just sent over a rough mix of his new parts to our song Coming Down and I'm really excited about the new ideas he's adding to the song.  This one was one we'd written last year with Juice and Misty, and I think it'll be the opening for the next album.  It started very moody and them evolves into a big singalong jam at the end (a bit of a throwback to The World Over honestly).  I'm excited to get the mix done so we can share it with everyone.

Ok, gotta drink a bunch of water and get ready to sing.  Isabelle's at her store this afternoon and I want to have a finished version for her to put her harmony to before she gets home tonight!

Thanks for reading, hope you all stay healthy and inspired!

Mark

Monday, 31 March 2014

The Clock is Ticking

Isabelle and I are feverishly working to complete the recording of our next full length album.  So far we've compiled over thirty five different song ideas, but more keep arriving with each session.  This past week we played out first show as a duo since we got back from Europe in 2012.  It went extremely well, though of course the energy was different from when the band performed as a four or five piece.  The extra room sonically allowed us to really explore the electronic side of our sound, and of course inspired another way to present our material.

As it looks right now we'll be including a few re-imagined songs from previous releases amid the new material, all to be put onto vinyl for the final release.  We've been speaking with Boutique Empire artists Robert Edmonds about the art work and we're quite excited to see what he creates for the album.
So much to do!  Gotta get back into the studio.

Thx for reading
Mark

Monday, 24 March 2014

Combine the Victorious at The Backstage Lounge Mar. 26th


We are joining The Vaporettos on their debut show at the Backstage Lounge this Wednesday, March 26th.  Isabelle and I have written a brand new set that features two new songs and some very electrified versions of recent tracks.

We'll be closing the night, so please join us early to catch The Salvos open.  Only 8 bucks!

See you Wednesday at the Back Stage Lounge.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Brotherhood (Viking Campfire Remix)

We've just done a serious reworking on our latest single "Brotherhood."  This new version is the result of several months of listening and pondering, as well as absorbing the comments of several producer friends of ours.  I'd like to thank everyone who's helped us so much over the past many months in the creation of this song, it really means a lot to us.  So big thanks to Justin "Juice" Kadis for his guitar playing and arranging, Misty Reid on drums, and Stefan Sigerson, Jimmy Zee, Jason Corbett and Jordy Birch for their assistance /comments with the production. And, of course, the wonderful Robert Edmonds for the cover art! Cheers to you all!

Hope you enjoy the song.  I think it's one of our best to date.
Mark




Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine's Day Acoustic Performance

Isabelle and I will be doing an acoustic performance at her new store at 4158 Main Street tomorrow.  In the spirit of Valentine's day we'll be singing in harmony with just a guitar and a few beats for a couple of our favourite songs.  Please join us before you head out on a romantic date!   We'll be playing at around 6PM.

Here's a glimpse of the shop from the Vitamin Daily blog.


Friday, 7 February 2014

Fashion shops and new music

Isabelle and I took January to build her new clothing store here in Vancouver at 4158 Main Street.  As it took absolutely all our time we had no time for much else, even music!  However, the shop is open and looking great and we've got our eyes set on finishing the next album.  The past year was quite production in getting our live show together and writing new material so now we have to go thru all the various ideas and decide which of them fit well together as a full length.

One idea that I've been throwing around in my head since 2012 was to combine the best tracks from our last ep with the latest and greatest of our new songs and press the entire collection on vinyl.  It would be our first vinyl album, and that alone is very exciting to us.   Additionally it would be brilliant to give artist Rob Edmonds a full sized cover to play around with.  We know it would be a stunning looking and sounding work.

So over the next month or so we'll be debuting a few new songs and asking opinions of you.  I suspect the material will lean heavily on the electronic side, as that's where my heart is these days, but we have a couple great rock tunes that are little ear worms too, so it's going to be an interesting challenge to make the album all work as one story!

Hope you're having a good start to your 2014.  All the best,  and if you're in Mt Pleasant on Main Street please drop the new Isabelle Dunlop Clothing store, open Wednesday through Sunday 12-6.

Cheers!
Mark