So The Winter Switch has finally been mastered and everything is lmoat ready to be up online for you to download. This ought to be sometime next week, just finalising the credits and album art.

So the tracklist is as follows:

Like Keys on a Kite String
Be Here Now
One Mile to Violence
Home
The Siege
Ripples and Arithmetic
Are We Kings
Blessed


We’re getting pretty close to finishing the Winter Switch. It’ll be an 8 track EP. If you’ve attended a live show, you’ll know a few of these tracks.

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A friend of mine, Royston, took some photos of three of us at our Obviouzly Armchair show with Witness to Wolves and Kevin Rule.

It was Rosamund’s first show, and it went down pretty well I think.

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Here’s a beautiful illustration of moi, drawn by Roy’s friend, artist, Terrence Visagie.

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A while back the 3 of us decided to put our feelers out for a 4th member to join the band. Someone who could help us get that extra harmony in our heads, that extra division between two beats.

And we found someone.

And that someone found us too.

So we’d like to welcome Rosamund and her cello to Tape Hiss and Sparkle, we are very happy to have her on board.

Bands don’t always add new members half way through recording an album, but hey, that’s how it unfolded. We’re busy rehearsing at the moment, and unfortunately, the previous dates I posted about the release of the The Winter Switch are no longer true.

Because life is what happens when you make plans.

We will – if all goes well – release The Winter Switch in the first or second quarter of next year.

Below is a little live clip of me playing one of the new songs, Are We Kings, from The WInter Switch in my friend Gareth Jones’ (from Cheap Seats vlog) lounge.

See you next year.

Simon.

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