Last week saw astrid launch our FB page and kind of make things a bit more official. Between the first announcement last month and the page going live last week we’ve been really overwhelmed by the reaction we’ve had from the news. It makes us feel really good about having decided to make this new record. Seriously unexpected!
Gareth was in L.A a couple of weeks ago and I got the chance to hang out with him for a bit but we really spent more time catching up than talking shop. We’ll get to all that shop talk soon enough but for right now we know that most of the recording will take place here in Los Angeles this November somewhere around the 2nd – 16th.
Another two demos were handed in this last week also, ‘Something That You Need’ and ‘Over The Hill’ which is taking us to just over 20 new tracks. Willie and I decided just to keep turning them out till November. I’m really excited by a lot of these new songs and see the album taking shape already. The majority of songs sit somewhere between ‘Strange Weather Lately’ and the ‘Modes of Transport’ EP.
Our management are starting to look at putting things in place for next year and a lot of our old friends and team are back on board to help out. It’s safe to say at this point that there will be a run of UK dates somewhere closer to next Summer. Thank you so much to everyone who has messaged us, posted and shared any astrid related info. It’s a really exciting time right now and it’s been so nice to reconnect with old friends and fans who share our excitement, the updates will keep coming as they unfold.