There is very little happening at the moment musically. In fact, anything to do with the band is pretty much on the backburner. A few days ago we were handed the second remix by 'Soundtrack' of Penelope. It's dirty, It's gritty, it's fantastic. With no music being written we won't have any releases of new music from us but the remix EP will be out at the beginning of next year, most likely as a download from our bandcamp store.
Jonathan has only gone and booked our first gig of 2012! The crazy Mofo has us pencilled in at The Maudsley (Official Barricades Rise fave venue) on June/July 20/21/22 something like that. I can't be bothered to switch over to the gig page to see when exactly but it's next summer.
The Christmas CD has gone down a storm, so thank you all for requesting one. Over 100 were sent out all over the world from Nuneaton to Rio! Jonathan has recorded a lovely stripped version of Merry Christmas Everyone that will be on our December mail list. With the reworked songs, covers and originals, being a success, we may investigate rerecording a few tunes and have an 'alternative' EP/Album for when we are ready to gig again. Nothing extensive, but a few songs done differently.
One final thing, around April (approx.) we'll have Repertoire Pt II ready for free release from the website. Like Pt I, it'll contain live recordings, demos of songs that didn't make All I Have Is Here and covers. So even though we are both taking abreather from Barricades Rise, we are still very much on the go.
In the next few days I'll be posting my fave tunes from 2011 with the hope to extend my exquisite taste in music.