So, what a year it’s been!
Where do we begin? It’s been an amazing and busy 2014……
The year started with a bang. January was a busy one. A headline gig at The Loft in Moseley, photo shoots, video shoots, new tunes. We wanted to make the year count. Not only were we writing new tunes, but we finally got our website live!
It was also the year when we released our debut single, the only problem we had, was the deciding on which track to release. After much debate, the decision was made. ‘You Don’t Bother Me’ would be the one.
The feedback was positive, not only for the song itself, but for the video too, which was shot in our lovely hometown of Birmingham!
Our thanks go out to Carlton Douglas for shooting and directing such a unique promo!
After the release of ‘You Don’t Bother Me’, it was time for the next step. We performed our first headline performance at The Victoria. It was one to remember, so good in fact, that we’d definitely play there again.
If things didn’t seem busy enough, BBC Introducing WM selected one of our tracks, ‘Pleased To Meet You’ to be played on their Saturday evening weekly show. Also, local radio station Switch Radio played both ‘You Don’t Bother Me’ and our second single, ‘Fabio’s Overture’. (Our thanks to Stoo Pittaway: “World Record Holder”, for playing the songs).
‘Fabio’s Overture’ was released in July.
Many thanks to The Patrick Kavanagh Bar for the use of their function room as a location for the Video. We’d also like to thank to James Light for his hard work directing the video for us.
As we entered the second half of the year, it was time to get back into the studio again. We decided to record further tracks, which would end up being part of our debut EP.
We booked ourselves back in to Magic Garden Recording Studios in early September. Gavin Monaghan’s production methods, creativity and laid back vibe helped get the best out of us and our music.
After including tracks from our own studio with the tracks we recorded at Magic Garden, we finally had our 6 tracks which include ‘You Don’t Bother Me’ and Fabio’s Overture’.
Named after one of the tracks, ‘Fall To Pieces’ would become the title of the EP. All we needed was a venue to celebrate the launch of the EP.
In the meantime, as a taster to the EP, we wanted to let you in and see the other side of Nine Dart Finish. This meant the release of the video for ‘In The City’!
Friday 31st October was the night of our EP launch event. It was more than we could of asked for. Busy with old friends, new faces, dancing, singing and making it a wonderful atmosphere for ourselves to shine. If we do say so ourselves, we got a top reaction to the new tracks on the EP.
To summarise, 2014 has been vigorous! Top gig’s, three video releases, two singles and a debut EP. It’s been a busy year for us, but we are aiming to make next year bigger and better than this one. So watch this space for more amazing news from your Nine Dart Finish.
Thanks for all your support it means a lot to us!
We wish you a very happy and lucky New Year…….