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Nuala

Nuala

Nuala Kennedy kindly supplied vocals on three songs from FOUND’s new album factorycraft. My favourite track she sings on is Anti Climb Paint, mainly because we’ve sang it together quite a few times in different circumstances and with different bands. I’ve got good memories of singing with her. Nuala is exceptional as a singer, musician […]

CMJ 2009: Sunday 18 October

CMJ 2009: Sunday 18 October

I awoke early on an inflatable bed at my parent’s cottage near Kinross. I’d been at a friend’s wedding the night before so I was feeling more than slightly worse for wear – something that would become a recurring theme for the next seven days. I was kindly driven to Edinburgh airport by my friend Andy […]

CMJ 2009: Monday 19 October

CMJ 2009: Monday 19 October

We didn’t have much planned for Monday. CMJ didn’t kick off officially until Tuesday. We had plans to meet up with Tam Coyle (who had made the trip over to help us out with some industry contacts) in Manhattan in the afternoon. Tam had arranged to take us to meet his friend Nadine who runs […]

CMJ 2009: Tuesday 20 October

CMJ 2009: Tuesday 20 October

I was awake early again and checking my email. Our friend Peej who contributes to the Dear Scotland blog had sent me a copy of Vic Galloway‘s preview for our CMJ shows and it was a real confidence boost. Thanks Vic: “One of Edinburgh’s, Scotland’s and possibly the World’s most underrated bands, FOUND return to […]

CMJ 2009: Wednesday 21 October

We didn’t have much to do on Wednesday so me and Kev just took it easy to begin with – we went to Kasia‘s, a Polish diner for breakfast, I had blueberry pancakes, an apple, carrot and ginger juice and copious amounts of coffee. I can’t exactly remember what Kev ate but it involved a […]

CMJ 2009: Thursday 22 October

CMJ 2009: Thursday 22 October

Thursday was gig day. Our official CMJ showcase. Alan had arrived on Wednesday afternoon and I got a text from him saying he was eating breakfast at a place quite nearby called Kellogg’s Diner with his friend Kate (who’s recently moved to Brooklyn to set up the New York office of Future Shorts). So we […]

CMJ 2009: Friday 23 October

CMJ 2009: Friday 23 October

Another morning another hangover. Not too bad today, but I’ve felt better. Adam drew a map for us of a couple of good breakfast places: the Rabbit Hole and Fabiane’s. We decided to give our favourite, Egg, a try first but it was packed and there was a long line so we opted for Fabiane’s […]

CMJ 2009: Saturday 24 October

CMJ 2009: Saturday 24 October

9 am. My mobile phone alarm goes off. Oh god. My head doesn’t belong to me today. What happened last night? Oh. Oh yeah. The copious amounts of alcohol. The cheap fiery tequila. Yuck. We’d arranged to meet Alan and Zig at Monika’s places at 10 am and then had to negotiate the Saturday morning […]

NYC: Wednesday – Rockwood Music Hall

NYC: Wednesday – Rockwood Music Hall

We’d arranged to meet the rest of the gang in Williamsburg for breakfast but me and Al were pretty peckish when we woke so we ate the Whole Foods leftovers from the day before (fried egg in a croissant – it’s not been a health food trip). Then we hopped on the Metro for a […]

NYC: Tuesday – Fontanas

NYC: Tuesday – Fontanas

Alan and I spent the first hour of the day searching for a classic diner to eat a classic New York breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup and crispy bacon. We finally found a suitable place called Life Cafe on Avenue B and East 10th. We got back to the hotel to find the other lads […]

Monday – To New York City

It was strange leaving Austin. Although we’d only been there for less than six days, it felt a lot longer. We’d really started to settle in and the ‘crayfish boil’ on Sunday had made us feel right at home. But we had gigs to play in New York, so there was nothing for it but […]

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday – it’s our official showcase today – our last gig in the Lone Star State.  I’m quite glad actually.  It’s been great fun here at ‘Sooth by’ but you do grow a bit tired of hearing the constant mash of  pompous, strident guitars and yappy  vocals coming at you from every angle.   We […]