Into the wilds of Suffolk we went…to a place called Snape Maltings, to breath clean air, to ponder and create…
Last Autumn, we found out we had been accepted onto the prestigious Open Space artist residency. Jubilation ensued! We have been given the chance to escape the pressures of city life, to get the whole band together for large blocks of time in an inspiring and calming place, just to create, as one unit. A luxury we have never been accustomed to.
The big idea: to write new album, and in tandem, develop an ambitious live show that will utilise loads of projection mapping, spatial compositions and choreography. It will be presented as an immersive, live theatrical experience (and also recorded and released as download/CD/vinyl).
The completion date is set for the August 2019, when the new work will be premiered at Snape Maltings, and then, hopefully, extensively toured.
And so, we are now deep in laboratory mode, friends. We will be recording and releasing new songs as we progress, and keeping you posted on these beautiful / ridiculous experiments with projection mapping.
It’s a very new direction for us, and we’re excited at the prospect of having loads of sparkling, stunning production behind our music – light, animations and movement accentuating every sound. Essentially, we want to blow people’s minds. Let’s see how we fare. The contraption is revving up again.
We’d like to thank the people at Snape Maltings for believing in us, and helping make this happen.
All snaps by Matt Jolly.
Squier in studio utopia.