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2019 has been a great year for us. After 2 Eps self-released in 2018, we have finally released our debut album Source Code, a splendid double album with a limited edition double gatefold white or clear, thanks to the brilliant Fruits de Mer Records. We sold out on the day of release and had to repress. We got some great feedback, nice airplay and even made it to a few top ten of the year (much appreciated!).
We have also done quite a few gigs (including one in a Church for Source Code’s Release Party) and have played with great bands (including Ecstatic Vision, Lacertilia, Cybernetic Witch Cult, Darsombra and more), played at Latitude Festival, and at the 17th Dream of Dr Sardonicus in Cardigan with a crazy line-up. We made tons of new friends and are very thankful for all that.
What’s next for 2020?
Well, I think we started working on the second album even before the first one was released… It should come out later this year if all goes according to plan. We still have a few songs to polish, record, and produce before we send everything to the factory. More on that soon.
Happy New Year!
Our association with Fruits de Mer Records was meant to be and the story goes beyond our own experience. In a world of random brief digital encounters and fast turnaround, we found out that by a strange twist of fate, geese have been associated with crustaceans (fruits de mer in french) for centuries.
In the middle age, before people knew about birds migration, the common belief was that the Barnacle Goose developed from, well, the Goose Barnacle since they were never seen to nest in Europe.
** It was assumed that the bird were attached to branches before falling in the water. **
The barnacle myth can be dated back to at least the 12th century. The archdeacon of Brecon (15 miles from Hay-on-Wye), Gerald of Wales, claimed to have seen these birds hanging down from pieces of timber, in his Topographia Hiberniae. William Turner accepted the theory, and John Gerard claimed to have seen the birds emerging from their shells.
The myth lasted until the end of 18th Century.
Weird, right? 🤯
It all seems logical then that we would release our debut album through Fruits de Mer Records!
Also, we’ve got CDs and more vinyls (70, black) coming soon!
We are busy now sorting out little goodies for all the people who preordered the album on Bandcamp. Can’t say anything though! The release date is getting really closer (11 days!) and it’s a good thing because we can’t wait to share all this with you.
In the meantime here is a bit of Garway Witches Trial to thank you for your patience and support. 🙏
And if you haven’t yet preordered the album, it is available on Bandcamp on White or Transparent double vinyl (cd included)
And Come and party with us on May the 4th in Hay-on-Wye’s Church!
We’re very glad to share with you our second EP Live at the Globe, recorded in 2017 by Al Ashford at the Globe in Hay-on-Wye in March 2017.
That was a fine night and that should give you an idea of the sound we have live.
You won’t be able to appreciate the visuals that come with the gig on that EP but that should hopefully make you want to come and witness the whole experience by yourself.