Sunday, 16 February 2014

Frances' Mother, Who Has No Tastebuds

Frances' Mother, Who Has No Tastebuds is the name of the new track by our very own Autoflag. It sounds like this:

At least I hope that worked, I've mentioned before that my browser is unsupported by Soundcloud nowadays which makes life a bit difficult.

This was made as a sort-of Valentines present. She loves the Great British Bake Off which is why it's jam packed with samples. I wasn't about to start singing, OK. We've got some plans for Autoflag as it goes, in an effort to clear the decks as it were we're planning on releasing an album of older tracks. Stuff that's I'm happy with but want to draw a line under. Mainly stuff from before the old hard drive on my laptop failed really, so it's stuff that only really exists now as mp3s and not the original files with the individual multitracks and stuff. This track won't be on it and neither will Ryan Goshawk, and everything will still be available on Soundcloud (for now at least) but we want something proper, with a Tracklisting and a Name and Artwork, not to mention something physical. Here at Dead Pheasant we like physical products, so we're brainstorming at the moment to come up with a decent idea. Whatever it is, the record will be available as a download as well. We're getting there anyway, I've got a name and a running order figured out so that's a starter isn't it, and now I've written it here I feel something of an obligation to make it happen. Wish me luck.



You may or may not have noticed, but there's been a bit of a rejig (take our word for it). The thing is, last year was very quiet for us here at Dead Pheasant Towers, and we weren't especially into it. Who knows why, but there was a distinct lack of inspiration. Part of the problem was a couple of things falling through but that's really not an excuse. Whatever, we'd like to change all that. There are Things In The Pipeline but for now that's all they are. First things first and all that, hence the makeover. Now we're smelling better and we've got our hurr did we're better positioned to do some better stuff, or that's the theory anyway.

There were four posts last year. We're hoping to do about that many a month in future. More of everything is what we're aiming for. Monthly previews of upcoming events, semi-regular guest blog posts, actual posts of our actual work, setting up a shop, maybe even (touch wood) some actual events that we ourselves put on. Wouldn't that be a fine thing? It would.

So yeah, it's possible that there will be a few more adjustments to the layout and stuff before we're completely happy with it (for starters we've got our best minds working on how to stop the author of each post mangling into the following text) but at least we're getting there, right?


Friday, 7 February 2014

* u n d e r * c o n s t r u c t i o n *

Or, you know, not really, but the layout's being changed at the moment so if it looks weird, that's why.

Sorry. Normal service will be resumed ASAP. Or rather, better than normal service. You'll see.

Dead Phez x