Away from my own music, I play guitar for my buddy B-Sydes. We’ve just finished up a full-band album and it sounds fucking huge! Check out this teaser from it (by clicking on the photo above or the link below) and then go tell him how much you love it.
Really happy to announce that myself, Johnny (our old drummer, filling in again for us) and Jon (long suffering bass player) are playing the Addistock Takeover stage at 2000 Trees this year.
We’ll be doing a stripped down acoustic set after the main bands are done, for the people like me who just don’t get the point of a silent disco!* Check out the full line-up on the link below. It’s going to be all sorts of ace.
*It has nothing whatsoever to do with either a) the fact I can’t dance or b) that I have no soul and can’t do ‘fun’. No. Definitely not.
When bands/artists are floundering creatively they usually plunder the archives in a pitiful attempt to remind their dwindling fanbase that they still exist. Adam Boucher & The Dead Set are no different and so I present you ‘Lost In Translation’, four songs dusted off and released to a tidal wave of indifference.
To be ever so slightly more serious though, these four songs were recorded during the sessions for our last EP ‘Beginners' but were left off the final release. At some point during the recording, as the final touches were being added, it became clear to me that the album's worth of material we were recording would be better condensed into a much more concise EP. Releasing an album for the sake of it seemed a bit stupid. As a result I chose not to take them to the mixing stage or spend any more time tinkering with them. In hindsight that was definitely a smart move. Not because they're not good songs, but they didn't really fit the overall feel of what became 'Beginners'.
I’d always intended to release these four songs at a later date but never got round to it. One day though I stumbled on the rough reference mixes from the early sessions and was pleasantly surprised at how good they sounded. I got Steve Good at The Vatican to mix and master them and here we are. Four new recordings for your listening pleasure.
Anyway, that’s a little bit of background for you. It’s a pay-what-you-want download release (You can enter zero and get it for free if you want). We’ve been drumerless for ages now and it feels like it may be a while before you hear anything new from us, so please download and enjoy this EP and feel free to share it with your friends.
Adam Boucher - Guitar/Vocals
Jon Zarych - Bass
Steve Zsolnai - Drums
Naomi Scott - Piano/Synth
All songs written by Adam Boucher and arranged by Adam Boucher & The Dead Set
Yesterday contains a line taken from ‘Half A Person’ by The Smiths. I await Morrissey threatening to sue me…
The final verse in ‘Somewhere In Between’ is taken from ‘Sound System’ by Operation Ivy. I don’t imagine Jesse Michaels will try to sue though as he seems like a pretty nice guy.
Recorded by Adam Boucher, Jon Zarych & Naomi Scott at various points in time between August 2011 and February 2012.
Mixed and mastered by Steve Good at Vatican Studios, London.
Artwork by Cal Ryder