Haha! Screw you, George R Martin, we’ve managed another Layers blog before you got your next Game of Thrones book out!1 “Regular” readers and fans of the blog2 could be forgiven for genuinely wondering which might turn up next. Sorry, it’s Paul’s fault. He was supposed to remind our accountant to pay the bloke who hires the guy to thrash Neil with a length of knotted rope to get him to write the blog. It’s definitely not Neil’s fault – why would he admit to that when he’s busy referring to himself in the third person like some kind of disturbed weirdo?
Perusal of the website3 will reveal that within mere months of him joining the band, we’ve finally managed to get a reference to Chris published and it should be noticed that even his Lego avatar manages to look twenty years younger than the rest of us. Never mind. Gigging with The Layers will add a few lines to that youthful visage – hurry along to that first gig, folks, it will probably look like a musical rendition of the last act of The Portrait of Dorian Gray.
Speaking of which – yes! We’re ready to gig. Machinations are continuing to grab a quick support slot in Stroud in February and then we’ll be looking to do a few local gigs before, hopefully, stretching our legs a little.
We’d like to thank our fans4 for their patience in bearing with us through a difficult period of adjustment5. We’re gradually getting back to what, for want of a better term, we’ll call normal. We’re getting close to an album’s worth of new songs, eyeing up some gigs and have ambitious plans for a couple of videos (we may be requiring some extras). Keep your eyes on the site – we’ll try to get at least one of those things out to you before “The Winds of Winter” hits the shelves.
1 Yep, we know it’s actually a “Song of Ice and Fire” book but have gone with the TV show for ease of understanding.
2 Hey! There might be one…
3 Entirely at own risk
4 We know what you’re going to ask and no, we’re not going to break you out of your ‘retreat’ to attend a gig.
5 For once, we’re not talking about Rupert’s chiropractor.