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We’re not far off having a finished album, but there’s still plenty to do and with possibly only weeks before the world ends we need to get a move on.

Things I need to do include:

  • re-record the guitars and remaster Stand and Clap
  • Figure out what it is I’m not happy with in Sugar and Dust, and fix it
  • Poke Pete into sending me his parts of the next songs so we can get them finished.
  • Fix the bits I don’t like in Trampoline Song
  • Rejig the Fans’ Area to make it more attractive and useful cos at the moment it’s just a big list. A list of good songs, but a list nonetheless.
  • Figure out how we’re going to warn the world of the coming apocalypse (and also tell them that we’ve got an album about it they might like to hear).
  • Book more gigs.

At some point, some none or all of these might get done.

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This morning I have been playing with a new layout for the Songs for the End of the World album page and have put all the currently released singles into one handy 66meg zip file.

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Hello, my name is Pete and I am one half of We’ll Write. Maybe a little less than half, the Tom is a bit taller than I am.

It’s my fault there hasn’t been a new Song For The End Of The World for a while. I got quite sick and lost the use of some organs, but they’re better now. I should be able to sing a bit, and I intend to get the last couple of these apocalyptic ditties on the go so we can wrap up this project and start gigging again.

So, sorry about all the delays and that. We’ve two Songs For The End Of The World to go, and then I think we’ll probably tidy them up, put the ten of them on a CD and try and get people at gigs to hand over a couple of pounds for it. It will be a proper album! The end of this serial business, which I was convinced was going to attract significantly more interest than it did. Ah well. It did at least galvanise us and get us recording a bumload of stuff we probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. And having lots of free music available for download can only be good for us.

Over the coming weeks, there will definitely be recordings of The Dance At The End Of The World and One More Time Around, and possibly a new version of Vapour Trails and a song about our doomed future that would be called This Is Not The Future That You Wanted But It’s The Future You Have Got if we were Manic Street Preachers. Thankfully, we’re not. Although I think the Tom would look better in a dress than Nicky fucking Wire does.

Maybe that should be Nicky Fucking Wire, ’cause I’m sure that must be his full and correct name.

2009 is mostly going to be for gigging, I suppose! Which is good, I like gigging. Maybe something interesting will happen to us while we’re doing that, and people will start paying us money to play! I know, sounds a bit far-fetched, but we once played the same night as Polly Scattergood and now she’s all famous and stuff and she was truly awful! So who knows? Provided the world doesn’t end (it’s still quite likely to, let’s be honest), we shall be reasonably active for the year.

After that, I recall having a drunken conversation with the Tom sometime last year about writing and recording a whole album in the style of Jim Steinman. Even sober this strikes me as the most amazing idea ever. We will write eight minute epics about rock ‘n’ roll, chicks and motorcycles! IT WILL BE HEROIC.

In the meantime, I will be on Twitter talking about my naughty cats and my newfound enthusiasm for composting.


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Joe’s completed more shots of the Measure of a Man video. We’re only a few steps away from completion:

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It Never Seems To Rain

It Never Seems To Rain is the eighth single from Songs for the End of the World.

Download It Never Seems to Rain

For those of you on the free mailing list, there’s also a b-side called Espers, which was inspired by Alfred Bester and Jack Straw.

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This is the chorus of one of next week’s b-sides.

Or at least, this is Pete’s half. I’ve yet to record bass, or my vocals.

Download A bit of Espers

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Just Sleeping is the seventh free single from Songs for the End of the World.

It’s about zombies and such.

Download Just Sleeping

There will be free b-sides for those who sign up the mailing list. These will be online sometime on Saturday afternoon. Sign up here!

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Hello you!

Pete and I have been taking advantage of the winter break to stockpile food and weapons and to work on Just Sleeping, our forthcoming umptieth single from Songs for the End of the World.

We’ve yet to decide what the b-sides should be, but I’m thinking that I might pursuade the Pete to record one or other of these two songs:

Download FairyTales

(which vaguely rips off a Manic Street Preachers bass line and has lyrics about running away from scary fairytales)

Download We’re Meat We’re Monsters

(which is similar in theme to Just Sleeping – it mentions dead bodies and stuff. It was written and badly recorded for the 50/90 challenge. Mike Skliar an American singer-songwriter said it was like “the more demented side of a few Richard Thompson songs”. I have never listened to Richard Thompson. Perhaps I should.)

Whichever we choose, the only way to hear the finished article is by joining the Mailing List.

In other news

Joe has put together a few of the test shots from the Measure of a Man video.  He’s written a blog post about it .

Isn’t it great? I think it is. Robot destruction is fun.

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Stand and Clap is our sixth free single from Songs for the End of the World. It was inspired by a BBC documentary about Kabbalah, which was made so long ago it doesn’t exist on youtube.

Imagine that!

Download Stand and Clap

The free b-sides, artwork and so forth can be found in the fans area. You can get into it by joining the mailing list.

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