That’s right! We’ve been so ridiculously busy recording our new album the temperature hasn’t dropped one bit! The album is now entirely completed! It’s been a long and rewarding few weeks, with sessions taking place over two countries, and involving many different talented souls.
I feel very privileged, grateful and touched to be working with these guys. Rolf, Peter and Cees have been yo-yoing in and out of the Holland studio with their horns, and Frank, Eric, Ton, Phil, Johan and Pieter have all been working these songs hard. We’ve had inspiring and superb contributions from everyone in the band, each bringing their own magic to the music. Thanks you guys, it’s a great ride to be on!
Back in Dordrecht at the end of the summer, we were just starting to get an idea of how this album might feel, look, smell and sound, and now the Vipertones and I are just weeks away from being able to let you get your first glimpse of it. Oooooooooo!
We also had Phil Martin visit the UK last month to record some backing vocals for the album. Alison and Katie did a brilliant job, all of us were rushing in the studio with how glorious they sounded together. Thanks also to Christal, Randy, Maureen and Yo. November saw the end of all recording sessions for our forthcoming album ‘Sugar Fix‘. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for Phil’s golden ears to introduce us all to the final mixes.
Two weeks ago I did a photo shoot for this album. It’s the most energy and thought I’ve ever put into a shoot, and I feel very proud of the results. Thanks to Ali and Lucille for making the day run so smoothly, you really did help us to achieve some eye candy for the album artwork! I never knew pink wine and bubble gum could be such a dynamite combination… There will be photos up on our website very soon if you wanna lil peek.
I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone who likes what we’re doing, that we have a Christmas song out called ‘Christmas Day With Me‘ and a matching video! Yes, we can be fun and cheeky, especially at Christmas time! You can find it along with our album, remixes and b-sides on iTunes and the video on Youtube. Please do check out our website for 2011 gig dates, and join ourfacebook page if you’re a facebooker. Otherwise, of course there is always our myspace page, andtwitter page too if you miss us 😉
So! All that’s left to do now is jump on the back of this Christmas bug, with a mince pie in one hand and some gluvine in the other, and get rolling through the snow into the New Year! 2011 is very close, you will be hear the album release on approach, and we will be doing our very best to keep you all in the loop about what happens next with me and the Vipertones!
Have a very Happy Christmas everyone, and Merry New Yeary! Laura x