So… Last week we got back from the trip with Upright through Scandinavia. We didn’t have the time to post a proper update yet, but here we go. In short: We had a blast. And as meaningless as that may sound, it’s the truth. We’ve seen some amazing places but more importantly we met some great people. Like the people (not just guys, since they’ve got Heini rocking bass) in Upright and their roadie/”manager” Peter. We couldn’t have picked a better band to do this with. It was great to see them get better with every show too. Good times and saying goodbye to them actually sucked.
We wanna thank everyone that put us on a show, invited us to their homes and/or came to the shows. Thanks a lot! It speaks for itself, but let’s repeat it one more time, without you all we can’t do these kind of things, so really, thanks a lot.
A big thank you goes out to Emiel as well. It was great to have someone with you making sure we had the right sound. One thing less to worry about. It didn’t hurt he’s an all-around good guy either. Check out his band Maaswater Veenlijk if you’re into stoner. You can thank us later.
So instead of a long, boring tourreport, let’s drop some keywords? Awesome venues, awesome people, cold, straight edge, beers, nonsense, party, police check, police check, driving, drugs dogs, police check, cold, playing cool shows, snow, ice, visiting a castle, XaliX, party on a gay-boat (the only bar that was open), driving, 12-hours-on-a-boat, sliding, getting tattoos, driving, 12-hours-on-a-boat, karaoke, Ripley’s museum, watching shady prostitutes and their pimps, oh and cold. I might have forgotten a word here and there, but that sums it up pretty nicely.
And here’s some pics and movies too (most stuff is exclusive to attendees of S&D Cinema though):
Hanging out in Fredericia, Denmark with Upright. This venue was awesome.
Random pictures I took with my iPhone on the road. Part I.
Random pictures I took with my iPhone on the road. Part II.
From the show in Gothenburg. Picture by Ramon Calvo.
Fun in the snow, before the show in Petäjävesi.
Niko singing the Cro Mags – Hard Times cover at the Petäjävesi show
Into The Distance from the Helsinki show
From the show in Helsinki. Picture by Fiona Albrecht.
True Blue – Devilangel cover from the Helsinki show. We dusted off this cover for Peter since he has a huge True Blue tattoo on his leg.
And now? Back to work on the new record. We can’t wait to get back to writing mode and bust out some new jams. At the moment what we have is pretty diverse. No barriers, no constraints. Enough of those in this world of ours already. But we’ll see how it all shapes up.
PS > We’ve got some leftover tour merch put up in the online distro. There’s also some zines (Law & Order #3) and records (Upright / Foreseen split, Agent Attitude etc) we picked up on the road. Check it out.