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A story from our Washington tour


Well, we just got back from our 7 day tour of Washington and to summarize it all – it was freaking incredible.

The music scene is Washington is very supportive, we can’t wait to go back. I’ll be sharing more details about this tour but wanted to first share a story about our first show we did upon arriving.

I had called and booked a show at a little place in Olympia. I was told that the band we were playing with was a local band with a good draw and that we would be either opening or headlining, depending on what we worked out with the band.

Well, we got there and the folk act we were playing with were not local, but were also from out of town and just like us, did not have a big draw.

They were great and super fun, and we all decided to make something out this crazy situation. So, while some of the band members were setting up Nigel (our guitar player) and I went out onto the streets of Olympia, walking up and down the street telling people about a free show happening at the venue. We had people running away from us and looking at us like were were a bunch of lunatics, BUT, as we were playing our set 5-6 people we had talked to out on the street came in and watched the show.

While this may seem like a pointless story, the moral here is that you can honestly make something out of any “crappy” situation that gets thrown at you. We sort of just took it on as a challenge, did everything we could to make it successful and played the show as if there were 1,000 people in the audience.

At the end of the night we made new friends, new fans and actually had a ton of fun.

Side story: I was walking our of the venue around 11 pm to get a cup of tea at the place next door and a very intoxicated, practically naked man started running after a guy driving a beautiful classic car screaming “how dare you take my car, put that back in the garage right now!”. It was a good laugh to end our crazy day.

So, that was Washington, show # 1.


Bands we love

If you are craving some beautiful and heartfelt indie music stop what you are doing and listen to AKW. I don’t know about you but I feel like some music has gotten to be too produced – too perfect – and has lost the much needed emotion and vulnerability a good song has to have in order to really pull at your heartstrings. AKW keeps the perfect blend of beautiful production, while still holding onto every bit of integrity and raw emotion in their songwriting and delivery. Every song from this band is heartfelt, real and beautiful. They just released an EP – “To be Alive”. So, take my word for it and go check them out.

Update on the new album

Neil tracking drums for the new album

We are in production on our new album at Red Rockets Glare studio with producer Raymond Richards. The release date will be announced soon and we are so excited!

You can see Neil here killing it on the drums laying down some of the final tracks.

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