It’s been quite a while since we gave you news of Some Things Run Wild, our upcoming album. So we thought it was time to give you a taster.
Here is a recording of Herons! performing “Cain” live in rehearsal, at Studio One, Brunel Goods Shed in Stroud. It was recorded with the help of Kevin Howlett from Long Train Ride.
It’s only a rough recording of a loud song in a small room, but we hope you like it. And it features Ben doing an impression of will.i.am — of course. Enjoy!
If you’re in an independent band who play the kind of music your mother doesn’t like, and your pure genius has not yet been recompensed with millions of adoring fans throwing their money at you — then you’re probably in constant agony about where to get down to the very loud business of rehearsing.
Which is why we’ve joined up with the SVA team in Stroud and taken over a space at the newly re-opened Brunel Goods Shed. We’re using one of the former offices in this amazing old building as our music studio for rehearsing and recording.
Studio One at the Brunel Goods Shed before we moved in. And painted.
For Herons! and a small collective of other Stroud musicians, having a studio has been like manna from heaven. Situated at the Stroud train station, with no residential neighbours to disturb with our banging and hollering, Studio One (as we’ve christened it) is our musical home. We can rehearse at all hours, which makes us better musicians. We can record, which we’ve been doing — last week, in fact.
Anna and Edwin recording at Studio One
It’s been great fun, and a bit of hard work, getting Studio One into shape. It’s been totally worth it!
Me after cleaning out the dust and rubble from Studio One
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