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Archive For July, 2009

Brown rice and harmonies.

Hello everyone, I hope the sun is shining where you are (unless it’s night time, that would be a bit worrying). We had a vocal rehearsal last night round at my huge mansion in Mayfair. I gave the servants the night off while we ooohed, aaaahed and whoooaaahhhed our way through songs old and new. We’re playing two songs we’ve never played live before at the Vibrasons show this weekend; Just Driving’ and ‘Heavy Metal’. Both songs involve some Def Leppardesque ‘whoooahing’ which is quite hard to do with a straight face.

Vocal rehearsals are always chilled affairs. Some beer was drunk, some curry was eaten, some breeze was shot, all in all a great night.

Tonight we’re rehearsing electric. We’ll be running the set, hopefully not ruining the set!

Hope some Spanish fans are reading this and can come to the festival. Hola to you all!

Jez

Back from Japan

Hey all of you. Just got back from Japan and got over the jetlag (and seeing ‘The Boat That Sucked, sorry, Rocked’ on the plane). Me and Michelle had an amazing time in Japan on our brief trip to promote the band’s new record. The album seems to be flying off the shelves in Tower Records and HMV and I’d just like to say thanks to some great people who made the whole trip so successful. So, (in no particular order) thanks; Masa, AKFG, Ken, Katsu, Takeshi, the staff at Tower Records, Nozomi, Graham, Koko the hairstyler, DJ Aiko, JJ and Space Shower TV, saucy DJ Sheila, Terry, Tomo, Sekki and all the other great people at Fabtone, Kazumi for inviting us to DJ, and a special thanks to all of those fans who came and said hello to us at the various shows we did. It was great meeting you all. If i’ve forgotten anyone- big apologies.

So what was the highlight? Too many to mention really. Obviously, playing the Nano-Mugen festival was great but we also had a brilliant time just sampling food on sticks in Shibuya, DJing at Hobgoblin, wandering on Zushi beach and hanging out with members of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Hard-Fi, Ben Folds and Nada Surf.

So we’re now looking forward to playing the Vibrasons festival next week. We’re on just before ‘The Only Ones’ who I’m really looking forward to seeing. We’ve got some rehearsing to do at the weekend and next week. Can’t wait to see the Spanish fans!

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Jez x

The build up to the 2009 Nano-Mugen Fes

Beach Festival

NanoMugen Festival

Tower Instore, Akihabara, Tokyo

Well Konnichiwa and welcome to the Farrah blog. At this moment i am watching a great Japanese band called Asian Kung-Fu Generation at the Yokohama arena in front of 15000 people. The strange thing is, only a few hours ago, Michelle and I played on the same stage and opened the show! It was incredible to stand on that stage and play some songs from the new record (which came out last week in Japan and will come out in the U.K in the Autumn)

We tried our best (as half of Farrah) to play a good show and the audience were really good to us. It wasn’t the same without Andrew and Dana though.

We head back to the U.K tomorrow. We return to Japan in September as a full band. I can’t wait! Half of Farrah acoustic is all very well but Farrah electric is going to blow the roof off!

Jez x

Lost in Transportation

The Tower Records Team

A Wander Around Shibuya

A Late Night Vlog

Tokyo update

Tokyo update

Hi all, I hope all is well with you. I just wanted to update you on the Japanese promo trip.

After waking up at 5.30am from jetlag I was happy I had an easier day of promo yesterday. We went to a couple of the really big Tower records stores and met the buyers and had photos, signed the wall and all of that stuff. It was brilliant to see the record racked out and at the listening post. Then we went to a pre-recorded interview at Yokohama FM. They asked some great questions and Masa from Fabtone did a good job of translating my answers ( I hope!). I played Last Of The Innocents live in the studio as well although my voice was pretty tired.

After the interview we went to check out the club we’re playing in September. There was a band playing called (I kid you not) ‘Ogre You Asshole’ who are also on the Nano Mugen Festival. The club was perfect; great sound and good-sized stage. I can’t wait til September 12th.

I also found out that Farrah’s Stereotypes is Number 1 on Good morning Garage which is Tokyo’s most popular morning radio show.

I hope all is well with you all out there.

More news as soon as it happens…

Jez x

Vlog

Hey all, here’s yesterdays vlog. They’ll be another today.

Jez x