New Music

WE’RE GETTING BACK TO THE STUDIO

We've made it no secret at all that we’ve been busy working on some new music. 
If you’ve been to one of our gigs in the last few months or so, chances are you’ve heard it live before anyone else.

 
 

For those of you that have listened to us explain the entire concept behind our first instalment of the RTV conceptual narrative, you’ll know that our EP Obsolescence is the first chapter of an eventual Album chronicling the sterilisation of all civilisation as we know it and it’s eventual painful rebirth to endlessly repeat itself into forever

It has taken many talks, much discussing with some sprinklings of segueing but we have dates to start the first stage of recording the full debut album, we have a name for it and talks have began into the artwork.

Over many pints in a pub garden in Luton we came up with the game plan to split recording into two parts; locking in tracks to original EP to continue the whole story and the final part will round everything off and complete the story, rounding it off to its circular conclusion.

We have made time in July to kick all of this off and get hand to fret board, feet to kick drums and face to microphone which we are all unquestionably excited and for some slightly nervous about.

The question we’ve been asked a lot is why? Why put it down into two parts and the answer is very simple; time, money, geographically differences, money and getting organised to return with the almost endless knowledge and skills of Dan Kerr of Avenue Studios....oh and money, didn’t know if we mentioned that?

We’ve also chosen to stay with the artistic styles and incredible talents of Caelan Stokkermans who did Obsolescence, who’s work speaks for itself really.

The ball is rolling and it keeps getting bigger!!

Aspirations for 2018

A new year. With it comes new opportunities.

 
 

2017 was a blinder of a year for us as a band, the highlight of which was rather obviously playing Bloodstock. We’re determined to grab 2018 by the bollocks and take all we can from it.

The original plans for the year were to finish writing the rest of the concept album and subsequently record it, ending the first chapter of the dystopian narrative.

To be fair this is still going to happen, everything will get finished off - we’ve just changed our minds about some things and mixed stuff up. 

Playing live is our lifeblood - our bread and butter - and we’re expanding our horizons a bit. We’ve got a calendar full of Gig dates at some amazing venues, some of which we have never played before.

Alongside gigging, we’ve decided to get involved in another Battle-Of-The-Bands style contest to get onboard with another festival. Why? Because why the fuck not? M2TM Hitchin was an incredible experience and it’s opened up some amazing new avenues for us as a band. Why not try do the same with a different crowd?

The plan is simple:  Spread the RTV love, play tons of gigs, and keep writing.

On the topic of the Album itself - there’s a fair bit of work still to be done before we start recording. The organisation of the album itself and the creation and introduction of new sounds (that may or may not have something vaguely to do with obscure tribal instrumentation) are still in the discussion phase. It’s incredibly important for us that the album’s story and lyrical vision align with Obsolescence and more importantly, the main narrative concept.

We’re planning on enhancing and diversifying our live performances also.

RJ is contemplating introducing some Effects Pedals to “fancify the whole vocal experience” - bringing some of the effects used in recording the EP to the live stage.

Joe is researching a replacement Cab, and Alex’s preoccupation with kit acquisition syndrome is ongoing. 

There’s plenty planned for RTV in 2018 and it’s only January. As I write this, we already have six tour dates confirmed, and several scheduled writing sessions booked. Watch this space.