Our debut album is a very personal one. It features songs from the heart that were a real labour of love to create. Having written and recorded a number of songs for other people we were really keen to begin writing songs for ourselves.
We took a very casual approach with the recordings. Fitting everything in and around other projects we were working on at the time and gradually completing it over a 2 year period.
The songs were mostly recorded at our home studio and were tackled in a slightly unusual way. We built the songs up around guide vocals, guitars and pianos and then added programmed drums to work the arrangements around. Once the tracks were in a more finalised state we replaced the programmed drums with real drums at Monkey Puzzle House near Bury St. Edmunds. Once the mixes were complete we decided to have the album mastered at Metropolis Studios, London by Grammy award winner Tim Young.
Rachael Hawnt: Vocals / Production
Ash Cutler: Vocals / Guitar / Bass / Synth programming / Production / Mixing
Greg Webber: Drums
Sally Jo Third: Violin on ‘Tin Man’, ‘Anytime Soon’ and ‘Don’t Be Afraid’
Ricky Eastman: Saxophone on ‘Never The Bride’
Eddy White: Electric guitar on ‘What’s Inside’
Phil Owen: Electric guitar on ‘Never The Bride’ and ‘Time Goes By’
Adam Cathersides: Electric guitar on ‘I Won’t Stay’