A hoi hoi!
After a couple of EPs, a couple of years, heaps of shows and many (many) hours of tracking – our debut album is finally being mixed! Literally right now – somewhere outside Melbourne! Stephen Schram (a great mixer who has done great work with bands like San Cisco and Eagle & the Worm) is doing his thing and it’s sounding great. It’s such an exciting time to be in a band when you’re getting songs that you’ve worked on (sometimes for years) mixed.
On a slightly related note – over the recording process (and over the summer) we’ve been doing a bit of soul-searching and we’ve decided the HG you might have seen in the past is going to be a bit different in 2015. In the past 18 months we’ve had a couple of changes in the line-up and we feel like the essence of the band has shifted from what it was when we started. Some of the songs on the new album are a little more introspective, and this might stray from the “party band” narrative the music world has written for us. We’ve always taken our songwriting very seriously, and sometimes it can be frustrating to be boxed into a genre that you don’t feel necessarily applies to the music you make. We’ve tried to run with it, but it doesn’t feel right, so we need a change. Next time you catch a live show you’ll see what we mean! Release date for the album is unclear at this stage, but it’s sage to pencil in the middle of the year.
This all said, we’re very excited about what the future holds in 2015 and we’re very really looking to showing the world what what we can do with this record. The band is also going to be hitting the road pretty hard this year, so we hope to see you there. Whatever happens – it will be fun.
THUR 11 DEC – Northcote Social Club - MELBOURNE Tickets: www.northcotesocialclub.com
FRI 12 DEC – Spectrum – SYDNEY Tickets: www.iwannaticket.com.au
SAT 13 DEC – Rad Bar – WOLLONGONG Tickets: www.yoursandowls.com.au
THUR 18 DEC – Blackbear Lodge – BRISBANE Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
FRI 19 DEC – Beach Hotel – BYRON BAY Tickets: Free Admission
We’re very happy to to unveil our brand new song, ‘Finale’ – and the tour that goes along with it! Absolutely pumped to be hitting the road again, and we’ll be bringing some special guest with us too… so watch this space! See you in December…
Ps. Ticket info here on heygeronimo.com from Thursday!
No, we’re not breaking up – that’s just a lyric in our new single! Check out the fancy pants art… Done by the sublimely talented Jefferton James. He’s actually done all of our art over the past few years. Every single thing if we’re not mistaken! So yeah, the song has had a few spins on Triple J, and we’ll be releasing it officially v soon. Watch this space!!!
Ok, so our third (and final) “Hey Geronimo Takes Over Trainspotters” gig is here… and we’re headlining! It should be a great night, so if you’re in Brissie, get on down. Ps. Reeallly cheap drinks, and it’s free entry!
So that’s something. There is other news though. Some good, some bad! First the good news – we got some new mixes back yesterday and it’s safe to say that we’re all grinning from ear to ear. With the help our new producer, Steven Schram (Little Birdy, San Sisco), dare I say that our sound is EVOLVING! The melodies and harmonies are still there, but production has really stepped up. Can’t wait to show it to everybody…
Bad, or indifferent news is that Pete actually got hit in the throat playing football a week ago today… and still can’t sing. He’s sort of been hoping it will fix itself, but now it’s probably time for a trip to the specialist… Guest vocalists at the September show perhaps?? We’ll keep you posted!!