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Tinyfish Wibble => Tinyfish Speaks! => Topic started by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 09:02:57 PM



Title: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 09:02:57 PM
Back in the land of the real for a few moments to report that everything in the land of fekkin’ bonkers appears to be going very well thanks.

After slaving away for what seems forever on the writing sessions for Shineback, normality (if you can call it that) was restored when Tinyfish got together for a photo session down at Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, West London. For those of you not in the know, Kew is 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses that attract about 2 million visitors a year. The prog connection is that it was also the site of the first photo session for the post Syd Barrett Floyd

(http://cdn2.mog.com/images/000213741211322740.jpeg)

I’d love to tell you that this was the main reason we were down there but the real reason was that it was the only interesting (semi free) location any of us could think of which we hadn’t used already. Prosaic I’ll admit but it turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered.

As usual, Bo Hansen was behind the camera to impart his usual brand of subtle wit and bonkers-ness into the lens and for some magical reason, Bo seems able to pull all the tension out of the air leaving us relaxed, manageable and dandruff free.

(http://www.tinyfish.org/gallery/0-2011/images/tinyfish_kew_0321.jpg)

Most of you have probably seen the results of the session here:

http://www.tinyfish.org/gallery/0-2011/index.html (http://www.tinyfish.org/gallery/0-2011/index.html)

There was the normal amount of Tinyfish arse-ing about. Never let it be said this band doesn’t nurture the child within, even if it does mean Jim has to punch Leon in the face in order to remove a supposed fly from his cheek. You and I know different.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/297692_10150348628270295_743680294_10256745_4504775_n-2.jpg)

All told, it took us about 4-5 hours of wandering about, visiting various rarely trod corners of the gardens to get the material we required. I have to say that it was fantastic to hang out with the guys again as I don’t think we’d all been in the same place together since Rosfest in May.  

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/DSC01595.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/DSC01609.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/DSC01618.jpg)

Even after an afternoon of wandering we still had enough energy to meet up with a sizable proportion of the Fishtank for a celebratory curry up at The India Club in central London during the evening. There was much quaffage, faffage and a little bit of Indian cabbage to boot. I think everybody enjoyed themselves and we all sat in the downstairs bar post nosh, stranded on various comfy chairs like beached whales, giggling, swapping stories, occasionally pausing to deal with trapped wind until we all decided it was time to bugger off home. Happy days.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/294733_10150339595496004_681371003_9552201_5839012_n.jpg)

Fast forward to the following weekend which saw Matt Steven over at The Crow’s nest for a bit of a sonic fling around the fretboard as he very graciously contributed his talents to the Shineback album. For more details on that little salon, I would suggest that you follow the link to the post below:

http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=2321.390 (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=2321.390)

Speaking of his royal talented bastard Matt-ness, last Saturday saw Robert, Paul and I down at the Peel in what feels like the first time in ages to see Matt and The Dec Burke band put in a brilliant evening’s entertainment. Twang and the staff have done a fantastic job tarting the place up but it was a little sad to see Twang forced to DJ for the strippers in the bar next door (not sad for Twang obviously). That said, Tawng’s trusted second in command (George) took over the organisation of the evening and everything ran like clockwork. Good job George!

You also can’t fault the music on show, Matt just slays me every time with his stuff and he always looks as though he’s giving it everything when he plays, even if it does mean that he snaps at least one string per gig as he thrashes about. I’d rather see that than have a bunch of static mannequins playing perfect notes at me all evening.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/308285_10150377865640295_743680294_10510434_1839782439_n.jpg)

Dec’s band are just rocking my world at the moment. The guys seem to have developed a real chemistry between them and you can see the level of enjoyment and communication has reached that critical breaking of wind face which all good groups attain when they are concentrating on the emotion rather than the technical stuff.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/300077_10150378371705295_743680294_10514657_68710314_n.jpg)

Spot on chaps.

All of which more or less brings me up to date with the happenings in the Tinyverse. Now that things are beginning to shape up with Shineback I plan to set up a separate blog over at Shineback.org called The Memory House in the next month or so just to keep all things shinystuff and fishystuff in their appropriate places. I’ll notify everybody when the first blog is ready. Not sure if it’s going to be a written or video blog but rest assured, you’ll be the second to know.

Oh and last but by NO means least, a bit of news which I hope will bring a smile to your faces. I can officially confirm that Tinyfish will be reconvening very early in the New Year to begin work upon what is the band’s first official EP. The record is tentatively entitled Dial which will contain 4 new numbers if all goes well. The EP should be about 20-25 minutes long (including a new 10 minute plus title track) and will  see the début of songs written by Jim Sanders and Leon Camfield. Let me tell you, the initial demos are just kicking serious bottom right now.

More news on that front as it happens.

Lots of love

Tinyfish.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Ash on September 20, 2011, 09:08:59 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Trace on September 20, 2011, 09:14:50 PM
:)

Can't say better really.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 20, 2011, 09:33:50 PM
TL;DR

;)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: A James on September 20, 2011, 09:45:31 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 20, 2011, 09:50:32 PM
The empty chair in the curry shot is mine - I was busy taking the photo at the time.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: roger on September 20, 2011, 09:57:33 PM
yay-fucking-yay!


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Pedro on September 20, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
heh

:)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: A James on September 20, 2011, 10:33:10 PM
I am too thin to be seen in the photo.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: gr8gonzo on September 20, 2011, 10:52:35 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 10:58:38 PM
Very much liking all the smiles boys and girls.  :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 20, 2011, 11:16:22 PM
More yay here!


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: MikeEvs on September 21, 2011, 07:21:21 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on September 21, 2011, 07:42:14 AM
A dial with only four numbers on it?
What use is that?!

Also:  ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Purrdey on September 21, 2011, 07:43:02 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2011, 08:09:51 AM
A dial with only four numbers on it?
What use is that?!

Also:  ;D

Yes, it should go up to 11 at least.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Robert on September 21, 2011, 08:27:04 AM
A dial with only four numbers on it?
What use is that?!

Also:  ;D

I think that sets about the right tone...


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2011, 08:31:50 AM
Marvelloso  ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Robert on September 21, 2011, 09:41:55 AM
I am too thin to be seen in the photo.

Technically, my head is too big :-)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2011, 10:24:00 AM
Not just technically!  ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2011, 10:32:20 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Mouse on September 21, 2011, 11:39:29 AM
 :)  ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: RobH on September 21, 2011, 11:59:13 AM
Sorry - I didn;t get in soon enough to add my YAY for the initial new.

OK.  You can all go back to discussing scrawniness and dials now.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: roger on September 21, 2011, 12:12:22 PM
I'm in the picture, too, but I think I'm in Mouse's pocket.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 21, 2011, 03:13:59 PM
Roger did you find anything interesting in the bottom of Mouses pocket apart from the expected fluff and bits of small change?

Good news on the Ep front too  :)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: roger on September 21, 2011, 06:10:49 PM
perhaps a bit of cheese naan, but I avoided that.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Bert on September 21, 2011, 08:04:04 PM
Can I just add, Yay, Yay and thrice Yay.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Mouse on September 21, 2011, 10:51:54 PM
perhaps a bit of cheese naan, but I avoided that.

Who the hell put that in there?!


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: roger on September 21, 2011, 11:47:04 PM
perhaps a bit of cheese naan, but I avoided that.

Who the hell put that in there?!

(I blame the badger)


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Mouse on September 22, 2011, 01:54:07 PM
perhaps a bit of cheese naan, but I avoided that.

Who the hell put that in there?!

(I blame the badger)

I don't think the Badger does stealth tactics and lets people realise it afterwards.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 22, 2011, 02:03:10 PM
To Mr. B., stealth=cowardice.


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: mattstevens on September 22, 2011, 06:03:58 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: NettleEater on October 04, 2011, 02:08:50 PM
Well well.  Another fine mess you've got yourselves into.  So who is this Nettleeater guy?


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2011, 02:28:50 PM
Someone with entirely too much insider knowledge about obscure Men Are Dead songs.   ;D


Title: Re: Photos, Curry and A New Tinyfish EP.
Post by: Robert on October 04, 2011, 02:42:25 PM
"That's shit. Do it again."