Friday, 30 January 2009

"Say I'm Sorry"

Hi gang,

I've spent the past few days singing, very gently, on the penultimate track for the second album... I can't believe there's only one more song left to sing now! We're so almost there!!!! WOOHOO!!!

And try again... ;)

I just revealed to the followers on Twitter that the song we're doing today is called 'Say I'm Sorry'... it's one the most chilled out tracks on this album; I love the electronic beats Sean made for it. They're pretty much the same as the original demo version we did during the song writing process, something magical happened that day. When Sophie Solomon was over a few weeks ago, she played some beautiful violin parts too which have made it even more special.

This morning Sean was singing some backing vocals which sound absolutely amazing, spellbinding. Since then he's been tinkling on the keyboard and also got his guitar off the wall to play... I've just filmed a bit for my next post, but for now here's a photo.

Sean playing guitar on 'Say I'm Sorry'.

Back to the subject of Twitter, I've been a member of it for ages, but have only just started to update it more regularly... it's fun! You can sign up and follow us at:

More soon,


Saturday, 24 January 2009

"You And Me Are Irresistable"

Last night, Sean and I listened back to our new song 'Irresistable' and suddenly decided we'd like to get some female voices to sing with me in the choruses.

Considering we have to finish this track by Monday at the latest, we were a little like "AHHH!!".

To top it all off, I broke my iPhone last week so am waiting for it to arrive back. I therefore had hardly any numbers in this old phone I'm using; plus the battery decided to die just at the exact moment I wanted to start calling some friends...

So Facebook it was. I posted a message on my Facebook profile and what do you know? This morning we had 3 friends of mine: Gemma, Jana and Susanna!

The trio arrived bright and early on this Saturday morning to sing loudly - a bit like football team hooligan supporters!

THEN at 2pm, another four friends arrived: Lea, Jasmin, Bonnie and Ilana! It was brilliant!

Some of you may recognise Jasmin as she was actually a member of Temposhark in 2005, back when it was all beginning! We've stayed friends and I've been to see her band Zoot Woman perform live recently which was awesome. She rules! So it was a pleasure to have her back to sing on this song. :)

Today was AMAZING, so much fun. Here are two videos we filmed for you today!

Part one:

Part two:

More soon...



Thursday, 22 January 2009

"And now, the end is near"

This week has been productive, the album is getting closer and closer to completion. Paul Stroud, who did some of the string and orchestral arrangements on the first Temposhark album, came over. He played trumpet and trombone onto one of the faster tracks, which has added an extra depth... plus we all stood around a stereo microphone set up to sing and scream the chorus! It sounds wicked.

That same day we went over to Simon from The Gadsden's house and ran through the final track for the album, which is a piano and voice track. I've loved The Gadsdens music for well over a year now, and saw them play live last week in London which really lifted my spirits.

I love the way Simon plays piano; he has such a unique way of playing... I can always tell its him as soon as one of their songs starts. It's amazing to be working with him for this song; it's a sad track about a friend that died and the piano arrangment Simon has come up with is perfectly suited.

Sean and I also realised that this new album is a bit more full-on than the first album in many ways, so it's good to have this one at the end to give a sense of space.

Yesterday we returned to Cookham and GOOD NEWS! The first 4 tracks for this album are now finished, we have final mixes! WOOHOO!! They sound beautiful. I'm thrilled... and it's beginning to feel really exciting; at long last we're going to have a new album! I can't wait to share it with you.

Here's a clip from yesterday:

More soon,

Friday, 9 January 2009

"I don't think you understand, I'm your biggest fan"

We've had an amazing 3 days in Cookham, mixing at Tufty's. A song a day, and the first three are sounding AMAZING, I'm very very excited... the finish line is getting closer and closer.

Next up is going back to London (tonight) and then singing tomorrow. I have a few more vocals to complete in the coming weeks.

We will have one more song for Tufty to mix and three more for Andy Bradfield to mix! And Sean is mixing the remaining ones. I can't believe we're almost there, album two!!!!!

I can't wait to start sharing clips with you on MySpace............

Here's a little video I shot for you this afternoon, and check out the world's two biggest Temposhark fans at the end of the clip! Plus we've reveal two more song titles from the new album, one is called 'Threads' and the other is the last song we wrote for the album, 'Frames':

More soon.......

Saturday, 3 January 2009

"It's The End Of The Party, And The Morning Seems So Grey"

Happy new year everyone.

We start recording again tomorrow! I'll be singing my heart out all day. :)