Whilst we have been a bit quiet over the recent months. All three of us have been working away on studying for our degrees, pursuing different projects and planning the post production stages of our debut album. With regards to the debut album, it’s been a really exciting month for us, the mixes are getting there, and we cannot wait to start sharing it with you.
On with this blog’s subject title: we returned to Uncle Pablo’s rehearsal studios on Saturday, based in Poole, and had been very kindly invited to play a set down there to celebrate the closing down of the studio.
This came as sad news to us, since we have many fond memories down there including, sleeping there after playing our first gig and using the studios for the majority of the guitar recordings for the debut album.
The night was great fun, and there was a plethora of music, from raging punk to long Hawkwind style space rock jams, to Gary Numan style synth pop to prog. I think it’s safe to say that a very joint effort by all people associated with the studio gave Uncle Pablo’s a certainly great send off.
We would like to thank Alan, Graham and all at Uncle Pablo’s for the help and support they have provided Eden Shadow…from giving us a space to record, to allowing us to have somewhere to sleep after playing a gig! We wish them all the best in continuing to support underground music and keeping the community alive…
Long live experimental-industrial-space-prog rock and roll!
We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Cardiff to play a gig at the Undertone, Ten Feet Tall Cardiff on 18th April 2013 from 8pm onwards.
Also joining us will be the Kinky Wizzards, who have just recently recorded their debut album, you can check out their music by clicking this link.
Whilst we continue working through post-production of the album we will be planning on playing a few more shows in the coming months; be sure to keep an eye out for further announcements.
Eden Shadow are booked to play two gigs in the Dorset area,
Saturday 23rd February, The Cellar Bar, Boscombe, 9pm
Sunday 17th February, The Lord Nelson, the Quay, Poole, 8pm
We look forward to seeing some of you there!
As I’m sure, this is a good time in general, for everyone to retrospect the past year and thats certainly no different for us here at Eden Shadow!
It has certainly been a busy, enjoyable and inspiring year for us. To reflect, we released our debut EP “Hail”, had a lot of fun putting it together and sharing it with you all. We rehearsed prolifically throughout the year and are continuing the work in progress that is our live performance, which we promise will be happening much more in the not too distant future! And speaking of future, we have spent the latter half of this year developing our debut album ‘Phases’. We seriously believe that we have learned so much with our debut album, we have come more together as trio and we look forward to sharing the news…keep an eye out in January!
Considering how newly established we are, we honestly cannot believe the response we had to ‘Hail’ and we would like to share our gratitude with everyone who has found enjoyment in listening to it, those who have sent us their kind words, those who have attended our shows and those who have given advice and shared their passion for music with us. Thank you!!!
In the meantime, we wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous new year indeed!
See you on the other side of New Year’s Eve!
Ryan, Alex and Tom
Here are Alex’s top albums for 2012.
headspace – i am anonymous
between the buried and me – parallax series 2
coheed and cambria – the afterman: ascension
cryptopsy – cryptopsy
the contortionist – intrinsic
bloodshot dawn – bloodshot dawn
devin townsend – epicloud
meshuggah – koloss
marillion – sounds that can’t be made
revocation – teratogenesis
stone sour – house of gold and bones
shinedown – amaryllis
lamb of god – resolution
cannibal corpse – torture
soulfly – enslaved
gojira – l’enfant sauvage
tesseract – perspective
rush – clockwork angels
as i lay dying – awakened
deftones – koi no yokan
2012 has been a good year for new music. I have had the wonderful experience of listening to new music by some of my childhood favourites as well as discovering new artists, and here is my pick of my top ten for the year!
Feel free to post at me if you think I am missing someone!
1. Headspace-I am Anonymous
2.Storm Corrosion-Storm Corrosion
3.Anathema- Weather Systems
4.Marillion- Sounds That Can’t be Made
6.Steve Vai- The Story of Light
7.Squackett- A life Within A Day
8.Bat For Lashes-The Haunted Man
9.Anglagard- viljans öga
10.Rush- Clockwork Angels