To all of you out there, The Kathryn Wheel would like to thank everyone for all the love and support given to the Band throughout 2013. Especially everyone who took the time to come and see us playing live. 2013 has been a great year for everyone involved in the Band, but we couldn't have done it without you, so again, a big thank you to you all. The Band are really looking forward to 2014, and are excited about what's to come, so stay tuned for more news, and let's all make 2014 the year when it all happens!
Stay safe everyone.
Geoff, Peter & Sarah The Kathryn Wheel
Just to let everyone know, we took a little break to recharge our batteries, after recording and promoting our debut CD: 'It's Only Life' (available at iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-only-life/id529354397) But now we can confirm the rumours are true!!! THE KATHRYN WHEEL are back in the studio, and sounding better than ever, and working on their follow up Album...as yet untitled. 2012 was a truly amazing year for us, and we thank everyone for their continued interest and support, and look forward to seeing you all out on the road in 2013. So guys, spread the word...'The Wheel is Rolling!'
So, we spent a weekend replying to a load of radio stations and places that say they'll play unsigned and new bands, all the usual, "...follow us on Twitter", "...like us on FB", "...we give free airplay...we help unsigned bands" And what? NOT A F@CKING THING!!! It's just a PR Stunt isn't it, hey look at us, we're your friendly local station helping the community...yeah i bet, as long as you're either well connected, or better still know someone who works there!! And hey, what about all those great sites that will get you a record deal by forwarding your music on to all their A&R Contacts...and they only want $49.99 for doing it, or better yet, $99.99 for a mega-deal!! Or management companies that tell you they "...think you have something we can work with", yeah, i bet, just as long as you pay them $100 a month. Yep it sure is great being an unsigned band on the net...lol!
Always good to look back at from a band perspective. We did two Sets @ The Fest, which was fun!
01. Learn to Fly (New Song) 02. Save the World Tonight 03. Welcome to Hell 04. It's Only Life 05. Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow Cover) 06. Only Children 07. Tomorrow Never Comes 08. Broken (New Song) 09. Let it Go (New Song) 10. Clear Blue 11. Hey You 12. A World Away 13. She Said (New Song) 14. Paranoia Encore 15. Make Believe
It's a great feeling to have actually finished our debut Album, and to see it now available at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, Zune and a whole host of other sites. It's also so good to see Blue Records and Live Stage helping to promote it...THANK YOU so much guys! A big THANKS also to KRYSTAL RADIO and DJ TONY STRATTON, for giving us some air time and for playing our music, and helping us reach new audiences. So, what now...are we taking time off and relaxing? No Way, we're back out playing, and already writing new material for our Second Album. It doesn't get any better than this!
Not long now until the release of our Debut Album, entitled: 'It's Only Life' Confirmed as 14 Tracks in Total, and here's the provisional running order. The Kathryn Wheel - It's Only Life 01. Save the World Tonight 02. Only Children 03. Welcome to Hell 04. Make Believe 05. It's Only Life 06. Slide 07. Tomorrow Never Comes 08. Paranoia 09. Clear Blue 10. Hey You 11. A World Away 12. Close Your Eyes 13. Wishing on a Star 14. Time Slips Away
So, we spent the day shooting the cover for our Debut Album entitled...'It's Only Life!', loads of photos, loads of posing, and then letting the guys from 'Jeep Design' and 'Art-Attack' do their stuff!!! And then finally...a few mock-ups, and a first look at the cover! And i have to say...it looks so cool!!! we'll be posting it soon!! x
So, we played live Wednesday, good Gig, great reception, played three songs; 'Save the World Tonight', 'Let it Go' and a newie called 'Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' So here we are, finsihing off our Debut Album..(16 songs, btw), and already we're starting work on the Second...are we dedicated or what?!?!?! lol!!!
Just wanted to let everyone know, as well as recording our debut Album, we're also in the process of putting together a 4-Track EP featuring Acoustic versions of some of the tracks that are going to be found on the 'It's Only Life' Album. Mainly stuff we perform live when doing Acoustic Sets...How good is that?
We had a great time shooting the vid, well as much fun as you can have playing the same song many times over, while being filmed from so many different angles...lol Many thanks from all the band to Jake Whittle for his time, patience and skills behind the camera....Jake take a bow! From what we've seen of the early views and edits it's everything we hoped it'd be, so keep watching, and we'll post it up soon!