So far it’s been a pretty cool weekend for the Funeral Singers! Heaps of inspiration and a good sense of direction is making it a lot easier to get back on track. Right now, we’ve got just about enough material to write 7/8 songs! Our dear friend Ralph Lindsen (cinematographer and alternative-music-nerd) even dropped by the rehearsalspace to jam and give us some helpful critique. The dude has some pretty creative ideas and I absolutely always trust his opinions. You know what, fuzzboxes and self-oscillating feedback-delays ARE a good idea for vocals! Unless you want to be understood… Plan for today: record some quick tracks and write some lyrics. Have a nice sunday! -Hessel
So I guess we started 2013 on a bit of a bad note. So as we’ve just entered the new year; what will you, our dear reader, be able to expect from us?
First off, we’ve only had one rehearsal so far playing as a duo. It took some time to get a feeling of what we wanted to do musically, but the direction has been set. Kinda. As far as songs go, we’re going to be starting from scratch. So that means that the coming weeks are going to be dedicated to writing new stuff. Are we going to try and re-use some of our old songs? Maybe, we’re not sure? Depends on whether or not it’ll feel right.
Will we be keeping our material from the old 3-piece Funeral Singers online? Until we’ve got something substantial to replace it with, sure. We’ll keep it online for now. Gotta shed the old skin someday though!
We have an unfortunate yet important announcement to make.
Due to personal reasons and issues within the band, Maarten will be leaving the Funeral Singers. He will be focusing on his solo-career instead. Having said that, Habin and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors wherever they may take him. However unfortunate this may be, this doesn’t mean the end of the Funeral Singers. Instead we’re seeing this as an opportunity to reinvent ourselves, thus we have decided to continue as a rock-duo. It will take some adjusting and in many ways we’ll be starting from scratch, but we are determined to keep going and we’re convinced a new and stronger Funeral Singers will rise from the graves! See you all soon,
Come join us next saturday! 17th of november @ Cafe BaRRock, Maastricht. Start at 8pm. Sharing the stage with: Black Velcro, The Royalty Club, Booster Club and Drag The Racer! See you there… -Hessel
Facebook event here: