On a personal note, 2017 was an exciting yet somewhat scary one in many ways. My decision to stop teaching regular timetabled lessons felt a little like a step into the unknown, yet this allowed me to play more shows and tour more than ever, as well as being involved in projects that I just wouldn't have had the time for before. Even though I don't see my students as often, they have been working really hard and achieving great results this years. I love using my teaching brain, it gives me a chance to share some knowledge, play around with ideas and push my own way of playing and thinking.
2018 is looking like the busiest one yet with tours, festivals and shows being booked in pretty much to the end of the year, I have some new projects to work on this year (live and studio work) which will be announced over the coming months as they are ready to go.
Again, it's a huge pleasure and privilege to work alongside some of the best in the business and I want to take this opportunity to give a huge thanks to the following companies for their support and help this past year; North Custom Drums, Amedia Cymbals, Balbex sticks, Remo and Protection Racket.
Our new album Alamort is due for release on the 16th February. You can pre-order this via Xtra Mile on either CD or vinyl from their website We have a couple of special shows planned for the release, I hope to see some of you there. I'm also very excited to announce our first tour of the year. On the 1st March we are heading out to mainland Europe in support of the new album. We are taking our good friend We Bless This Mess with us to open the shows which will see us showcasing plenty of new songs off Alamort.
I Said Goodbye
Our new album Fairweather is available to pre-order now. The official release date is the 23rd February and you can grab a copy on either CD or on a rather beautiful clear/blue splatter vinyl. The album comes out on Little Rocket Records and is available here.
I'm very proud of the songs on here and can't wait for everyone to hear them.
To celebrate the release of Fairweather we have just released our debut video for the track 'Take Me Home' You can check this out below.
February 24th will see Amedia Cymbals hosting a Pop-in & Play Day at Create Norwich. We ran one of these events last year and it was a brilliant day of showing local drummers what they have to offer. Again, the entire UK stock will be there so you'll have the opportunity to chat with the experts and hear all of the many different ranges that are available. Not only will there be special show deals, but there will be a testing room in which you can play and hear these specials cymbals within the context of an acoustic kit. This is a free entry event and there will be plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits, so please feel free to pop in any time for a chat and a play!