…is it our Lord and saviour, Jesus H[i] Christ, riding a bicycle with a flying pig following along on one of those extendible dog leashes? It’s none of those things; it’s the even rarer sight of a new Layers album taking shape in the studio! Regular readers of the Layers blog (or at least, those people paid to read the blog to Layers fans in an attempt to coax them out of whatever vegetative state, psychotic rampage or tree[ii] they are currently stuck in) may have formed the impression that the next album would be concurrent with one of those future astronomical events that Brian Cox is always banging on about and that the band were too busy doing rock star stuff like choking on their own vomit and throwing TVs through hotel windows. But no. As it turns out, modern TVs are both too large to fit through the average hotel window and so light that they just bounce off the glass and land on your toe.
So having checked out of the Chelsea Hotel and got off the crutches, the band have wasted little time[iii] in constructing a marvellous set of ditties[iv] and trundling down to our old friend Andy Butler at DB studios. As ever, it would be rash at this stage to start making predictions about release dates although we are prepared to go out on a limb and say that it will be “in the future”, unless time travel is invented[v] before then in which case it will be available on vinyl for a shilling and we’ll be supporting the Big Bopper in a frankly baffling piece of promotional tour history.
What we can say is that we’ve got some new songs, the same old wildly eclectic mix of styles, a couple of old favourites reworked and upgraded and we’re hoping that it’s going to be our best work yet. We’re also going to be announcing a crowdfunding bid in the relatively near future with chances to get involved in the recording process and all manner of other goodies. So, stay alert, watch the skies, keep your nose to the grindstone, your finger on the pulse, your ear to the ground and consider a better yoga teacher. We’re going back to the studio and we’ll have our people call your people soon.
Big love, Layers out
[i] Little-known fact, the H is for Hydrogen. God is a huge chemistry nerd.
[ii] And if you’ve managed all three simultaneously, congratulations, this month’s star prize is on its way.
[iii] Geologically speaking
[iv] Careful how you say that…
[v] Fair chance