Week 30 – Redfest, SGP & ‘other stuff’.

by Frank Hamilton

Greetings!

I said the next blog would be less about pictures and more about words but on the basis that I’m playing catch up (again) we might go for an equal split of both…

This Week

The week began with a TicketWeb session (watch it here), ended with a couple of festivals (Redfest and Secret Garden Party) and had a bunch of other stuff in the middle.

‘Other stuff’ included various meetings (with radio pluggers, press folk, video directors and even a stylist – I know, I know!), a night out for Lauren‘s EP launch and a long overdue catch up the absolute gent that is Ben Price (Lucy‘s tour manager).

As you might expect, there’s an awful lot going on behind the scenes at the moment (and most of it concerns a new record which you’ll be hearing about very soon).

Back to Photo-land

Firstly, the VIP tickets for tour sold out a while ago (but there ARE still some normal ones available)!  Here’s a link to my website, which has all the dates and ticket links on…

(Some of you have asked if I’ll be around after the shows to meet those of you without a VIP ticket and the answer to that is obviously, ‘Yes – of course!’)

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Penguin Clothes sent me some clobber last week (which was nice).

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Redfest was a bit of a wash-out (but also a lot of fun)!

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This whole ‘packed out tent’ thing is becoming a bit of a habit… You guys were AMAZING!

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Redfest Montage.

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Someone sent in this awesome drawing for ‘Words and Nothing More‘!!  Apparently it was done by the lovely Aileen (who also made this website – which you should all get involved in).  Sometimes I wonder if you guys know just how much all this support means – it makes the shit days less shit and the good days even better – so this is me saying thanks (for existing).

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SGP was sunny (and very, very messy).  Turning up sober on a Sunday at most festivals is weird, but this was something else!

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SGP montage (feat. Andy, Jacob, Emily and copious amounts of cream cheese).

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You know when Petrol Stations are on ‘night mode’ (and you can’t go inside)…?  Does anyone else take photos of the sandwiches before zooming in and deciding which one to order?!  It’s fast becoming my favourite past-time…

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Babies?  Great.

Royal babies?  Still great.

Magazines about royal babies for £9.99?!  No. Just no.

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Next week, a (long) trip to Scotland and a slot at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.  Until then… x

 

This Time Last Year:

I wrote a song called ‘Typewriter’ with a chap called Jacob (the same one in the SGP montage photo)!  We didn’t know each other until the session in week 30 of #OneSongaWeek and now he plays in the band / is one of my good friends. Nice when that happens 🙂

There were 2 versions of the song in week 30 and this is the one we decided NOT to go with in the end.  I actually like this one more but the other one was more interesting from a musical/production point of view. Here’s the blog if you’d like to read it and here’s the song (which you can download for free):

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