This week we’ve been back in the studio at Universal working on some more tracks. One of them is real pile driver called ‘Get It Back’, a brand new song that was written mainly on the spot during the session.
We’ve been recording the band live in the room, so no click track or overdubs. Essentially this means jamming through the tunes and picking the takes with the best vibe. There’s obviously a lot of bleed on the tracks but the overall feel is great.
In terms of equipment, for the last session I borrowed a vintage 1964 Vox JMI 1964 AC30 top boost. This amp has a killer tone, particularly after having heated up for an hour or so. Again, this was recorded pretty straight with zero effects. Just my Les Paul and a quality amp – it certainly packs a punch!
In other news, we’ve had a gig at the famous 100 Club confirmed. It’s supporting Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, a great band who have been getting a lot of press recently for their new CD The Blues Don’t Scare Me. Check it out if you get a chance.
I’ll be posting more details on how to purchase tickets for this one soon.