So, we're in March already. Sweet baby Jesus, where does time go?
While I think of it, February was a unexpectedly busy month down here at Lynus HQ. We were geared up for a quiet few weeks of finishing off some new material while Dan was touring the Far East, but a couple of great opportunities landed in our lap.
Firstly, Mr Matt Edwards, who we met last year at out first Giffard gig, asked us to fill a last minute slot on the Metal to the Masses bill, which (if you don't know) is a competition with the prize of a slot at Bloodstock festival for the winner. Well you know us- we love a bloody good gig, so we rocked up and gave it the trade meant 110%, which was even tougher as we were 25% down without dan- maths conundrum people? It was a wicked night with some cool bands playing, and great support from the Lynus faithful, old and new. And long story short, we flipping won the heat, along with the funky mothers, Interrobang (featuring the awesome Sam!, turns out!) so we'll be playing the semis on 2nd April. If you can't wait to get your ears punched in the face- we're also playing on Saturday 12th March - tickets on sale from us now...
As if that wasn't enough fun, we were invited down by a very good friends, Clive and Julia, to officially open RMG Studios MkII down in Wiltshire. Clive has been with us for well over 10 years, recording first Core, then Bridge and the many changing faces of Lynus. He's been busy working away on his new studio, and I've gotta say, it was AWESOME!!! The drum sound in there was great! As Dan was away, we decided to to put down a couple of covers. We went for an old Lynus/Core favourite, Sex Type Thing- this was our tribute to the late Scott Weiland, who passed away at Christmas. Needless to say, Stone Temple Pilots have always been a big influence on Lynus. Mr Mike Woodhouse stepped up to the mic for this badboy- and did a premium job! We also (and this was a very last minute decision!) dropped in Royal Blood's Come on Over, as people (namely Chris Bullen) have said how they obviously have been influenced by Lynus(!) in their sound. Again, in the spirit of mixing things up, I put down some bass geetar on this one- which was great fun. With Julia's amazing lunches added to the fun, we properly enjoyed cutting the red tape on R the new, improved RMG. We'll post links to the songs v shortly so you can hear how great they sound.
One last thing, we were approached by student film maker Santino Palmero lat the end of last year, who asked if he could shoot a video for "Black Mirror"- we said yes, did a session with him and his team of guys, and he's just sent the final edit- it looks great. He's worked really hard on it for us and we will post it on Youtube this week.
Here's to March guys! Hopefully see you on the 12th at the Giffard.