Firstly, I will talk about my new role as part of the promotion team. Everyone joined a team that would contribute to the show including sound crew, stage crew, light crew, visuals crew and promotion team. Being part of the promotion team means I will take part in deciding a name for the show, organising an after party, promoting the show via social media and designing posters. I am sure there will be more to do on top of this but these are the main things to focus on for my team and it will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Secondly, after months of wondering, we have finally settled on a band name – ‘Dog in Space‘. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been writing new songs and experimenting with new techniques. We had somebody else come in to add some subtle synth layers to our music, which filled out the empty areas in the songs. The idea to include synth really came from Billy (guitarist) who is largely interested in electronic music and it’s production. His vision of the band was a mix of guitar music and electronica. As I mentioned before in a previous post, examples of his influences include Bonobo and Tame Impala, who both utilise this mix of guitar music and electronic music. This extra layer gave us more room to improvise and experiment as musicians individually whilst still contributing to the band dynamics so we all agreed that it was a good idea.
We have also been working on three new songs, all of which are stylistically different but still fit into our sound world. These songs should be finished in the next couple of weeks. So, for now, the aim is to finish these songs and then think about gigging to prepare ourselves for the live show in May.