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Announcements / Re: Happy Christmas!
December 25, 2023, 12:43:00 AM
Only the "moderately brisk" bit. Like my pop career.  ;D

Merry Yule lovely Frost folk. Thank you very very much for still remembering and supporting the band, here's to 2024. The new album's coming on nicely. :)

Be well. Love and respect,

Jem x
Toys / Re: Frost*Bites Intro
November 28, 2023, 11:56:08 AM
I've found it! Anybody got somewhere I can upload it to?
Announcements / Re: Life In The Wires
November 28, 2023, 11:41:50 AM
Thanks all!

@FranticDav Hi Chris! Yes I'm thinking along those lines too, not for everything though as that could be off-putting to some people I expect.

One advantage of a bit more digital delivery would be speed. We could be a lot more prolific without the shackles of physical. Currently with vinyl production lead times extending into months now, it really does slow down the rate that things can be released because it all has to come out at the same time to maximise sales.

So although the album's down to be delivered in the spring, it most likely won't come out until next Autumn which is a bit frustrating. That said, they've waited a long time for me to get my arse in gear again so it's swings and roundabouts at the moment. ;D

I also appreciate that people do still like a product they can hold in their hands, and I think that that can still be catered for, but that might be where the Patreon (or whoever) model kicks in. But as I say, we've got 1 more album to deliver for I/O so there's plenty of time to think about it still.

Thanks for the suggestion.  :)

Announcements / Re: Life In The Wires
November 26, 2023, 05:57:13 PM
I should point out that IO aren't being mean to me or anything, I'm surprised they can still make a label turn a profit to be honest, fair play to 'em.

It was more that we might have to move on or think of another way of distributing. Maybe it's time to be a bit more 21st Century about things. This whole Brexit tariff nonsense between here and the EU/RoW has already caused enough trouble with the Island Live film, and doing the gig in the Summer was a paperwork nightmare which did take a bit of a shine off the whole affair.

Your thoughts, as ever, are always welcome!  :D
Any Other Business / Re: Is there anybody out there?
November 26, 2023, 05:50:24 PM
Quote from: rogerg on November 26, 2023, 03:56:02 PMYou can't get any better service than that!  and damn!  I have major gear envy!!  ;D

It's my happy place! 😅
Any Other Business / Re: Is there anybody out there?
November 26, 2023, 05:48:05 PM
Quote from: owen on November 26, 2023, 04:19:12 PMBut what would you do for another tour? (Hint hint). I don't recall any of that lot on the last one

For touring you want cheap and you want easily replaceable. The Wavestates are great for that, but those poxy wall wart PSU's they've got are a nightmare! Should we tour again, I'd use a couple of those new 61 note Wavestates I think.
As for the Island Live gear... I sold it all the moment we got home!  ;D
Announcements / Re: Life In The Wires
November 25, 2023, 08:02:01 PM
And I sincerely thank you for that captain. I know the journey didn't go quite as planned...  ;) but hey we're still here and smiling.
Announcements / Life In The Wires
November 24, 2023, 10:23:26 PM
Good eve Frosties!

I thought I would give a small news update on how things are going with the new album, which is called "Life In The Wires".

The majority of it is written... well I say that... the majority of it is ProTools sessions with interesting stuff in. I'm still trying to hang it all together into something cohesive, but making Milliontown was very much like this too so don't worry. That turned out fairly presentable...  ;D

The band shall be the usual "classic" lineup as Nath likes to call it - me, him, Connaught and Blunders. I have no plans for additional guest musicians. The others haven't really heard anything so far, it's not time yet. Besides I can't afford the consultancy fees these days.

I have more than a single album of material written, but as with all these things, that doesn't necessarily mean that a double album is a good idea. Much as I love The Lamb, I still think it would have been the GGAOAT if they'd parked a few bits. I always tend to start looking at my inbox halfway through side 3...

That said... I'm not ruling anything out at this stage. If it demands it, I'll do it.

Sound wise...well that's a tricky one. This is the 5th and possibly final album on Inside Out as I genuinely don't know what will happen after this. This will conclude our second recording contract and nobody's pencilling in any lunch dates thus far.

I'm not doom mongering. Simply stated - IO have recently shifted their opinion that "physical" (as they like to call CDs/DVDs etc..) are finally starting to wobble a bit, having been robust up till now. This could be due to many recent global events so I'm not saying this is gospel. But life moves on doesn't it? I'm fine with that if so, for every door that closes etc...

So my feeling right now, sound wise... is if this is the last one for a while, let's remember where we came from and have a bit of a party. :)

Back soon!

Any Other Business / Re: Is there anybody out there?
November 24, 2023, 09:51:16 PM
Quote from: D S on November 19, 2023, 07:52:49 AMJust checked in and much to my surprise, found a whole pile of posts, including from Jem. How great! Yes, I'm slightly nostalgic for the time when this forum (& its predecessors) were a place for much serious silliness (remember the tour of the Big Banana?) & fun but also information & interaction. You could post a query about the band and you'd get an answer, often from Jem himself - marvellous!
Well let's make that a thing again then. What do you want to know?  ;D
Any Other Business / Re: Is there anybody out there?
November 24, 2023, 09:50:20 PM
Quote from: rogerg on November 19, 2023, 03:48:38 PMI seem to have something in my eye...  :'(
Any Other Business / Re: Is there anybody out there?
November 16, 2023, 04:05:22 PM
I am on there, but I'm sentimental about this old place. I was looking at the member list and there are "last posted" dates from 15 years ago!!  :o

Social media was just a toddler and I think the world was a slightly gentler place as a result. For example, there are only 16 "emoticons" on here! It's marvellous!  ;D
Gigs / Re: April 2022 gigs
November 16, 2023, 01:06:02 PM
Thank you all for coming! Can you believe it was a year ago in 5 days' time that we started rehearsing for the tour. Where's the year gone?!
Friends Of Frost* / Re: A Song Of Spring
November 16, 2023, 01:01:07 PM
Hello Pete! Very nice indeed!
Toys / Re: Frost*Bites Intro
November 16, 2023, 01:00:38 PM
Did you get a copy?