»We have left the European Union. Cultural workers like me probably won’t be able to work in the EU again, but at least Our Fish are – I believe – safeguarded. & of course, it is Our Fish for which We As A Nation, are internationally known, as opposed to our traditional goodfornothing cultural workers, who after all are only good for retraining in cyber.
Meanwhile, the Bodgerment & most of its tame media do their best not to notice the rising tidal wave of COVID infection & consequent deaths. The plague ship sails on….«
»Remember LPs? We know they seem like some forgotten remnant of Paleolithic times and that most musicians are writing condensed masterworks for platforms like TikTok and Instagram these days, but as a self-described rock-and-roll outfit, we feel there’s still ground to be tread in this ancient discipline. That’s all to say we have a new LP out today called See You Again with lots of songs you probably heard us play live the last few years and wondered why they hadn’t been recorded. Since our humble beginnings as a college bar band, we have a long history of playing music far in advance of recording it, a practice that has confused many fans but everyone mostly finds charming (...right?). Anyhow, in this post-touring world we’re living in now, the music we were touring last year has finally caught up to us in the form of See You Again. We hope you have as much fun with it as we had making it and above all, we hope the day will be soon when we can hit the road and play a whole set of frustratingly not-yet-recorded songs for you once again. If you want it please buy it right from us...«
(The Rad Trads)
»I have lots of new music to release this year. Since the COVID pandemic, I wrote a whole new album. I can't believe that just over a year ago I released my first full-length album Break Free and was playing at the Hotel Cafe! Seems like yesterday.
I haven't been streaming as much because I decided that I just want to focus on the recording and release strategy while live shows are on hold. When live music comes back, I will tour to promote all the songs I've recorded. I think there is a lot of pressure for artists to constantly be playing online with the popularity of live streaming apps like Happs, Twitch and Clubhouse.
At the moment, musicians are being told that venues won't be able to open until 2022 so that leaves a lot of us wondering where we fit in and how to make an income. While I enjoy streaming from time to time, I just don't enjoy streaming online for 4-5 hours a day. I like being in the real world and having a balance between my online music life, personal life and in person life. I'm using my time to be creative, take on more private, curated gigs, work on my physical and mental health, and become grounded in many ways. I think now is the time to shift gears in music from self promotion and expansion to reflection and rebooting. For me, this means turning inward and listening to my intuition, writing and channeling my feelings into art.«