Happy 10th birthday to our debut EP “The Lady’s First Song”!
Below is a -for that time very HD- video of us recording it at BigMouth Music Nijmegen.
Some fun facts on the EP?
We threw an awesome releaseparty for this one at Plein79 in Den Bosch, where our good friends of Discourse Avenue opened the evening with an intense set. We didn’t get a cake.
The album title is taken from a W.B. Yeats poem, of which you can find a part under the tray.
The album was recorded as a four piece, but Guy joined the band shortly before we released the CD.
The song title “Love For Fire” was taken from the Alkaline Trio song “This Could Be Love”.
“Tomorrow Starts Where Sorrow Ends” used to be the opener to our set for years. The track was also featured on the CD sampler that came with Up Magazine years ago.
“Mrs. Insane” was entered at a MySpace competition by EA SPORTS (thanks to whoever did that!) and we won. We got invited to their head office in the Netherlands, got some free games and an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Sweet!
We are not one to break traditions, so we all sat down in the beginning of this year with piles of records, cd’s and digital playlists to make our annual Top 10. So many great albums to chose from, and so many good memories. Driving into Germany for our show in Hameln while enjoying some wintersun (not the band) and the new Millencolin album, suprised by how catchy it was and how easily we could sing along. Put us right in a good mood. And of course the glorious return of Good Riddance, including an awesome performance on last year’s Groezrock. We’re not a happy band, but at that moment all five of us stood there smiling. Shortly after we all enjoyed some beers at the Make Do And Mend performance, seriously impressed. The list is endless.
As usual we added up all our individual lists to create that one big Note to Amy yearlist. And just like every year, there’s five guys in our band with different tastes, lots of overlaps, and strange choices. We all enjoy the occasional bit of punkrock obviously, but certainly are no strangers to other genres. Remember our album of the year 2011? (Benighted – Asylum Cave). You can see our individual lists at the bottom – there might be some interesting records in there for some of you.
This year the list contains music that you will find on our iPods and that you’ll find us playing in our van when on our way to shows (not on the way back. Then we stick to Bad Religion or Iron Maiden’s “Life After Death”). For the first time every tho, not a single record shows up on all five individual lists. Good Riddance shows up on four lists (somebody should slap Eelco for not putting it on there), and Wiegedood, Make Do And Mend and Der Weg Einer Freiheit make three lists.
We’ve created a Spotify playlist so you can listen to it as well, and maybe you’ll find some new bands that you haven’t heard of. Kick back, grab a beer, coffee or fruitjuice and put it on. You might need to keep your remote control handy, as you might want to skip over a few bits.
Best of 2015
01 – Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed
02 – Good Riddance – Peace In Our Time
03 – Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Stellar
04 – Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
05 – Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling
06 – Make Do And Mend – Don’t Be Long
07 – Defeater – Abandoned
08 – Millencolin – True Brew
09 – Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
10 – Marduk – Frontschwein
As you might recall from the great pictures and lovely stories, we did a tour in January through Germany and Czech Republic.
We enjoyed ourselves every night, made new friends and saw beautiful places. All of that we captured on video, and we recorded all our performances. Fast forward a few weeks; and here it is; we made it into an official video for “About Murder”.
The track is from our last album “Life Is Not Enough” which you can pick up in our store.
RT @smashthestatues Next to old friends @notetoamy we also invited New Best Friends to play our releaseshow on may 18th. These Achterhoek (and Arnhem) punks will bring you their best mix of None More Black and Leatherface. Really stoked to have them on board, listen: newbestfriend.bandcamp.com