A week before the Valentine’s shoot, A. came over to mine for our first shoot together. It was also our first time meeting in person, too. We followed each other on Instagram for a while and then arranged for her to come over to Glasgow for some balcony photos. I met her in town. I think there was a loose plan to go out for a walk, but the weather wasn’t great and so we just shot in the flat instead and I cooked some food.
The last time Jeffels was in Glasgow we were living together in a flat, until the dodgy dealings between our letting agents at Countrywide and the (at the time, unregistered) Landlord’s resulted in us being evicting to cover their backs.
Fast forward a year and a bit and looking back it’s probably for the best it happened. I mean, being made homeless wasn’t exactly ideal but Jeffels returned to York and shortly after met Laura, and I went off and did my own thing until I was able to get myself sorted in another flat. Gotta just deal with it and keep yourself occupied.
Laura & Jeffels arrived on the Friday evening which meant a few quick drinks at mine before heading straight out to Catty.
Valentine’s Day – not something I tyically get involved in. However, a bunch of my friends were in town and everyone came over to the flat. The plan was to hang out and take some photos.
I didn’t particularly know what to expect, as the lasses were out picking stuff up to shoot with while I was just making sure my flat wasn’t an absolute state for their arrival.
Not being one for full on planning, I was half expecting a relatively quick cutesy group valentine’s shoot.
Following on from volume 1, here’s some more faces of people who have come to visit.
Just a reminder that last week Hog Wild released their debut EP. The response so far has been great, so it’s likely this won’t be the last you hear from us.
In the meantime, here’s a video for the track Jesus Loves Us (but not you).
I’ve yet to have an official flat warming, but since moving into my flat I’ve had a small amount of people over while I’ve been in various stages of kitting the place out.
The balcony I have isn’t huge, but it’s still a fair enough size that hanging out there isn’t a problem.
Anyway, here’s a selection of photos from the balcony so far. If anyone in Glasgow reads this, get in touch – I’m always looking to meet/photograph new faces.
When I moved back to Glasgow I didn’t have anywhere to move to, so I crashed on Stephen’s sofa for a week. Being a couple of musicians that are always ready to get a new project underway we started recording ideas, and in passing them back and forth we quickly determined our roles; Stephen would handle vocals and synths, and I’d do guitar/bass and drums.
The first track ‘Big Mistake’ came together quickly and off the back of that we decided to write and record an EP, but made the decision to limit ourselves to 7 days. Continue reading “Hog Wild: A look at recording on the cheap.”