If you’re a fan of The Layers (and on behalf of the band, I’d just like to extend our sympathy. It can’t be easy) then this is probably that time of the year when, your New Year’s resolutions having been consigned to the waste receptacle of futile ambitions (collected by your local council the third Wednesday after Michaelmas and fortnightly thereafter) you take advantage of the brief festive disruption to your medication regime and resume plans to slip your restraints, concoct a disguise from janitorial supplies and make a break for freedom. If that is your intent, we’ll do our best not to tip off the orderlies and hope to see you at the Queen’s Head in Box on 31st January where we’ll ignore the fact that you’re wearing a mop-head wig and earrings made from urinal cakes. It being Wiltshire, there’s the small comfort that you shouldn’t stand out from the crowd too badly.
Yes, we’ve been invited to play Schtumm, the Queens’ Head’s flagship for original music in Box, previously graced by Ron Sexsmith, the Dub Souls and other luminaries. It’s a welcome invitation, as we’re aware that our profile has been a little low of late. Between hectic work schedules, various house moves and the usual distractions of midwinter, it may seem that the Layers have been just about keeping pace with the pitch drop experiment but fear not, gentle fans; new songs are being wrought from the raw firmament of creativity, hammered into shape, heated, cooled, given a once over with wet and dry and lavishly coated with dark chocolate. No, we don’t understand the process fully either. In addition, Layers HQ is gradually starting to metamorphose from metaphor to more physical as the boys start to tremble in dread anticipation of actually having to pick up a shovel and do something useful. Caleb’s sandwich chef has been in training for what promises to be a particularly demanding time.
So, come sing along on Friday 31st January and if you happen to have a couple of tonnes of ready-mix concrete kicking about, for a change, consider not hiding a body in it and drop us an e-mail. Alternatively, if you don’t have concrete but do need a body disposing of, also drop us an e-mail, our rates are very reasonable.
Happy New Year