Goodbye Sergeants are back! Well, they were for a bit. The band was asked by Sergeant Buzfuz’s Joe Murphy, who I used to play drums for, to headline a night for his Blang label at the White Lion in Streatham. It turned out to be for a charity called Music for Kids, who have an orphange in Nepal. We donated our fee back to the charity partly for the cause, and partly for the fact we didn’t deserve for being so fucking shit. God it was cold in there though: no heating. Apart from that, a good night.
So here’s the stop motion video for new track I Used To Be A Loner. This was, perhaps obviously, done by taking loads of photos in Matt’s kitchen. If you happened to catch on to the very low-key update when this was first uploaded, you may have seen a little bit more of me than you would’ve liked in one scene, so we re-uploaded it with a bit of extra blurring.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the song which we’ll be releasing (as the full version, this is an edit) some time in the new year. It’s obviously a bit of a departure from our previous output, but we’re just crazy like that. Matt wrote this one; I just did the crappy keyboard stuff that comes in later in the full version. Oh, and my beautiful voice of course.
You may be interested to know that last night was our third session of shooting for the new Goodbye Sergeants video. It’s for a new song that we’ve never performed before called I Used To Be A Loner, working title Toys.
The video itself is an animation, or possibly the term is “stop motion” as it’s mainly myself and members of the band being animated.
As you can probably imagine with this or any kind of animation, it can take quite a long time, but we’re getting there. I’ll post an update in due course.
For anyone who’s still interested in Goodbye Sergeants, here’s a preview of a new song called I Love To Piss You Off. This is just us laying down backing tracks in Rob’s studio in Bromley, so we’re recording a take of drums and bass, while the vocals and guitar are just guides, or at least that’s my excuse anyway. Incidentally, I hate the way I look in front of the camera, really self concious. Makes me cringe in places.
I thought this was worth posting anyway because it’s quite funny how it disintegrates at the end. Jon was in another room so we couldn’t actually see him, or apparantly, communicate with him. Most of the time we at least pretend we know what we’re doing.
Woah there. Goodbye Sergeants are playing in London this friday!
Where?: The Watershed, Wimbledon., with Just B, Kenwyn Drive and I Ludicrous.
When?: on stage time 21:00.
How much?: £5
Why?: Even newer new songs, reworked classics and free promo cds!
Which? : What?
It’ll be the last show for a while and should either be a really great one or a shambolic mess so hopefully see you there!
This an instrumental that Matt wrote ages ago. Here’s one of our first goes at it, so a little lacking in energy but not a bad start! I really need to get some new clothes though.