Hours lost, beers drunk in vein, effort of crossing London on a regular basis wasted and Chris’s reports upon returning; “We got drunk, but I don’t know if we wrote any music”. These were the spoils from the late 2007 practices and acoustic song writing sessions of Music Club, a post-Ekocam project by Chris Amblin, Lewis Baker and Simon Thompson. The lost sessions fell quickly to the back of the cupboard as time went on, while the digital dictaphone recordings of the musical brainstorms, shared via email as a post-meeting reminder of ideas, slipped quietly to the bottom of our inboxes.
Until now that is. Music Club has risen like a phoenix from the digital ashes. The River of Steel EP is a re-mixed, re-ordered, seasoned, marinated and slow-roasted side-order of the band that could have been, giving the world a taste of the main course, ‘the album that never was’. Their time never came, their moment never arrived. But this small insight into the creative talent imprisoned by boose and laziness will open your eyes to… [Lewis interrupts] Oh just shut up and play the f**ing song!
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