Perfume River – lyric

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Finally completed “Perfume River” lyric after days of being uncomfortable with the last draft. Thought I needed an other verse to fulfill the “story” which would have imbalanced the music and taken it into “over egging” territory. A few words added and replaced and an awkward 2nd last verse tightened and it seems to run more smoothly and make more … Read More

Family Business and the Feast in the Fridge

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  I found it quite comical while I watched the “insights” graph on my Fish Facebook page plunge in the last week after the lofty heights surrounding the “Script” anniversary. I’d decided to back off from everything while my girlfriend and her 3 kids joined me in Scotland. It was the first time Simone’s family had come over with her … Read More

“Thistle Alley” – Lyric

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“Thistle Alley” is part 4 of the “High Wood” suite, the darkest and heaviest of the sections addressing the main assaults and the deadly war of attrition that occurred there in late 1916. My maternal grandfather, William Paterson, was serving with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots at that time and as a pre conflict miner he was with the entrenchment … Read More

The life of a Script

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Absolutely blown away at the reception and all the comments to the “Script” posts. The feedback took me completely by surprise. I did a couple of interviews in the last days and the event and album were glowingly mentioned.It’s difficult to relate my feelings in this instance. One interview was with Rachel Mann from The Quietus website and was based … Read More

“The Gathering” lyric from the “High Wood”

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Foss and I have had a very constructive couple of days and have managed to nail “The Gathering”. I admit to having been dreading this and there was a chance we might duck it after the recent forced changes in band arrangements and time becoming pressed.We knew exactly what we needed, something relatively quirky like a cross between “Institution Waltz” … Read More

Frank Usher leaves the Feast

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  Well I knew it was never ever going to be simple and I always try and remain on guard and vigilant in general for those spanners that appear regularly on the horizon. This one I saw coming for quite a while but hoped it would fall short or miss. In the end I decided I couldn’t ignore it and … Read More

“A Feast of Consequences” lyric

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Feast of consequences I tear a page from the book of faces, Throw your letters in an open fire, I couldn’t say that I still despise you But I’m finding it hard to not to After all that was said not done it’s time this thing was over Did I want you to change your mind I don’t honestly think … Read More

Return from Durlach

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ah well, back to the mountain removal and drama defusing business after a week on the balcony. Arrived home yesterday afternoon after a journey from Karlsruhe that zipped by so fast and fluid it was scary. Plagued this time by third party intrusions from UK that I couldn’t ignore but still rallied a decent effort on “Perfume River” and got … Read More

The Moveable Feast, European Tour Autumn 2013

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Just announced , the September/October/November 2013 tour dates.                         http://fishheadsclub.com/live-fish/ Apart from 4 or so more dates to be added to make up our journey back to the UK and the drop of at home this is the only touring this year and the last touring of this consecutive nature for a while. Please don’t ask “if we can play here/there” … Read More