I first met Alec back in 2015 when I interviewed and recorded him and his previous band, 'The Wild Man of Europe' for a session on The Proc-Cast. We got on well at the time and Alec was really impressed by the quality of the recordings we got in such a small space. Fast-forward to this year and following the disbanding of TWMoE, Alec had an album's worth of material that he wanted to record and release with as little fuss as possible.
We spoke about the possibility of me recording the album and what he wanted to do and where. It was important to Alec to have a very raw, live sounding recording, produced on location. After trying, and liking, the acoustics at The Hopbarn in Southwell a location was set and a date was planned. In the end everything was recorded live (barring some backing vox and the piano) in just a few hours as we only had the barn for one day. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end all things considered!
In addition to Alec on the album, you can hear Rikki and Jim (former TWMoE) on Bass and Harmonica and Dan of The Most Ugly Child playing the Electric Guitar, Piano and on Backing Vocals. You can listen to the album below through the embedded player or via the following links: