It’s alive! ALIIIVVVEEE!
We’ve had our first run through of Sunshine Salvation LIVE. We’d played a couple of the tracks on tour already, but they were the obvious live bangers and rock anthems. This was the first time we were able to look at the quieter and crazier material. I don’t think I am alone in thinking it all turned out pretty well.
It’s fair to say the first play through of each song was, ummm, how do I put this politely… let’s go with ‘Below standard‘. I personally had to get my keyboard chops back up to scratch (too much programming and not enough playing recently), but by the 2nd and 3rd run through, we were all back in form and everything was starting to work like it says on the box.
The album launch will be Sunshine Salvation from start to finish. We took a lot of care in picking the track listing and the running order of the album, so that it made sense as a whole and as an experience. That’s what we want from our albums. Having now played it live, I think we made the right choices. The set flows beautifully (if I do say so myself) with appropriate moments of light and shade, energy and tension, sadness and joy.
For those lucky enough to live in Brisbane, you can find all the launch details on facebook or on the column to the right of this post.
We can’t wait for you all to hear it, both live, and on your MP3 player of choice (let’s face it, it’s probably got an ‘i’ in front of it)
Take care, all
D (and the other boys)