We’ve just released details of a bunch of dates in Victoria over the next couple of months in support of the forthcoming new album…
Jun 11-14 – National Celtic Festival, Portarlington
Still waiting for the program to be released, but looks like we’ll be playing the saturday and sunday
Jun 19 – Idgaff, Abbottsford
Back at Melbourne’s cosiest venue again, with the fantabulous Mr Darn Thorn in support
Jul 14 – Espy, St Kilda
Playing the frontbar, free admission as always.
Jul 17 – The Empress, Nth Fitzroy
Official album launch party! This will be a kid-friendly afternoon show, 4-6pm.
Aug 13 – Espy, St Kilda
Playing the frontbar again, free admission as always.
Aug 18 – Melbourne City Library, Melbourne
Phil & Hayley playing an acoustic set at the library on a friday lunchtime. Hmm, interesting…
Looking forward to getting out and playing live again! If all goes to plan, we should have the new album available at all the above gigs.
The Other Ones is a project run by Gary Robins as a tribute to seminal UK band The Only Ones. In 2008 we were asked if we’d like to contribute a track to the project – The Only Ones were my favourite band for a looong time, and nobody but Mike Scott has had quite as big an influence on my music as Peter Perrett… so I was only too pleased to take part.
We’d previously had a stab at recording The Only Ones famous “Another Girl Another Planet” but made a bit of a hash of it. This time we opted to do “Inbetweens” from the 1979 album Even Serpents Shine. We recorded the bulk of this back in August ’08 at Forge in Reservoir. Later we added a few bits at home, and my friend Peter Donelly – soon to be famous as Ricky T – added some piano. We’ve decided it’s much easier to used hired hands for keyboard parts … although ‘hired hand’ kind of implies that we paid him.
Hayley does a fantastic job of playing John Perry’s guitar parts on the violin, really adding to the maudelin feel of the song. This is no mean feat – Perry’s playing can be quite breathtaking at times. You can check the track out at the official The Other Ones page or on our myspace page. Enjoy!
We’ve set this blog up to keep you informed of any exciting/important/sexy/nauseating Zeptepi news that may pop up from time-to-time. Phil occasionally posts the odd blog on our Myspace page, plus you might be following us on Facebook or Twitter. The idea is that we now have one place to post all news items/insane rants that is accessible to all.
So… yeah… see ya soon!