News - 11 August 2018
Greetings groovers! Today sees the release of something special: with the help of some talented friends, we have just released our fundraising cover of "Stoneage Dinosaurs" by the incomparable Cardiacs!
Download HERE and name your price! Further info below!
"Stoneage Dinosaurs" was originally written by Tim Smith of the little known but much adored band Cardiacs. Since 2008, Tim has been living with dystonia, a neurological condition which has effectively trapped his mind in a less-than-responsive body.
This tragically means that Tim can no longer write or perform music, nor can he lead what many would call a "normal life". However, with the help of some rather expensive treatment, there is hope that Tim's health and quality of life could improve.
So, with that in mind, you can name your price to download our version of Tim's glorious song, with ALL PROCEEDS (minus Bandcamp's fee) going towards his healthcare bills. Any donation (irrespective of amount) you make will have a direct impact on his quality of life, and we thank you in advance for your support.
Huge thanks to our friends Martin Archer (Combat Astronomy, Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere, Discus Music), Kathryn & Paul Sparshott (Le Menhir) and lead singer Ellie Shepherd for their marvellous contributions to our cover of this glorious, mind-bending and utterly moving song!
We hope you enjoy the song.
News - 5 March 2018
Hoping 2018 is treating you all well so far! Things may appear to have been quiet in the GT camp, but rest assured, we're working on something special at the moment...
Since our Summer tour ended with our ArcTanGent performance last August, we've been neck-deep in writing our third album! So far, we've got five monster tracks written, and we think they're the best, most exciting tracks we've ever written!
If things continue to run smoothly, we're looking to record around July of this year, and then the live fun will begin again! That's not to say that we're avoiding the live arena altogether; in December we surfaced to play a fund-raiser for Dan from Cleft, a cause which can still be donated to here.
In other news, the wonderful folk over at Inside Out have included us in their 'Instrumental Prog Essentials' playlist, amongst some of the all-time greats! Make sure you check it out! As well as this, our Dave recorded a podcast for Ninehertz, which can be heard here!
That's all from us for the time-being, we're going to get our heads back down and continue writing the new album. Make sure you all keep warm and keep grooving!
Be seeing you,
News - 20 October 2017
What a summer it's been!
First and foremost, we played at ArcTanGent Festival to an overwhelmingly packed Yohkai stage - it still hasn't sunk in!
Thanks go to everyone who came to watch and of course to the organisers themselves for asking us to play! It was by far the best experience we've had as a band so far, and we feel truly humbled and honoured to have experienced it.
Then, in September, the wonderful Steve Lamacq played 'Waveless Shore' on BBC Radio 6 during his show '6 Music Recommends...'. Huge thanks, Steve!
Writing is now well underway for our third album, with five tracks in place so far, plus an album title and theme are now floating in the aether! More will be revealed soon, but for now we'll leave you with a video of the full ArcTanGent performance. Hope you enjoy it!
Be seeing you,