We’re so pleased to be able to share our music with you again. We recorded Down to the Wire on 30th September 2017. Originally we were set to record on the weekend of Nikki’s birthday but Dave’s Japan trip dropped in the middle of the preparations so we decided to put it back a few weeks.
Down to the Wire the EP, was truly down to the wire. Nikki was still frantically writing lyrics on the Wednesday before we recorded the EP. These songs truly are babies. Me & You was the song that was finally finished Wednesday before we went into the studio.
This EP, from a lyrical perspective is more introspective and looks at relationships. For the fans of irony and wit there are a few lines to keep you interested.
The music has somewhat matured and the band are more together. As a band we have begun to find our musical style more with high energy post punk, but we do have a tinge of country in there. Two of our songs feature Sheldon’s slide guitar (yes yes we finally persuaded him).
We will be releasing Down to the Wire with a big party at The Lake House Cafe in Masterton, with supports from Space Doubt and Ruth Mundy.
Simon our sound engineer, will be bringing his amazing sound system with him from the Spank invites gigs. What would we do without Simon Murcott and his ongoing support for live local music. Thanks heaps Simon. He is truly the 5th member of Spank on the occasions when we are lucky enough to have him.
Our photographs for the album artwork was taken the Wednesday after we recorded in the studio up at Sheldon’s place in Gladstone. Many thanks to Robyne Kippen and Rene Clough for their help and support. Nikki can be a pain with this kind of stuff, being a graphic designer she likes to process the artwork herself, so thanks to Robyne again for being such a great sport, the composition of the photo was exactly as Nikki described and she loved it.
We mustn’t forget the help, advice and guidance given to us by Dave and Adele from Tsunami Sound Studios in Levin. Each time we go there they get to know us better and we come out with a mix better than the last one.
Please come out and support live music at The Lake House in Masterton, we are passionate about performance, in fact if you haven’t seen us you should come out just for that, as there is so much more to the live versions.
Take care and love to you all.