As you may be able to tell we're in the process of updating our website! Our apologies if it gets a little messy over the next little while - our hope is to make it much nicer for all you lovely people. We have lots of new exciting things coming up over the summer and beyond including the release of our brand new music video which we're very excited to share with you!
Wow, we have had a pretty crazy time over the last few weeks! We played two shows at Trinity Western University in Langley, then we headed to Burnaby and played at Simon Fraser University. We had so much fun at both of those venues and hope that you did to if you were there!
We had a really exciting gig last week at a Vegan restaurant which we took over for the night to launch our brand new album 'Better Weapon' - available at all good music retailers now - well online ones anyway - and it's not on iTunes yet but it will be very soon! We'll let you know once they get round to making it available! Anyway the launch party was so much fun - we had to wait a little bit for our opening act Estea Elements to arrive but he was so worth the wait - he dashed straight out from a good friend's wedding to grace us with his presence and him and DJ K-rec absolutely crushed it! Such talented guys and an amazing feel good vibe - if you don't know these guys check them out, so so so gooD!!!
We played a set of mostly new(ish) material and had a really good time - if any of the new songs stood out to you let us know what you were feeling! Anyway - the whole of the new album is streamable on bandcamp and on our very own website so check it out - if you like it feel free to buy it! Even if you don't like it, do share it with your friends there's bound to be someone on there who's feeling it!!
Anyway, we'll keep you updated when we have more shows coming up - feel free to get in touch and we'll see ya soon! Peace.
Thought we should just update you on the wonderful world of Souls Rest and bring you up to speed on what we have coming up for you to enjoy! The new CD is now being mixed and mastered by A.son - a very slow and dull process of listening to the same thing over and over again and making adjustments until things sound just right, definitely his least favourite part of the music making process but necessary nontheless! The new tracks, although no longer new to A.son, will be an exciting and fresh listen and we are pumped about the new sound and cant wait to hear your feedback.
We had a lot of fun playing a series of shows at the Richmond Summer night markets and enjoyed sampling deep fried ice cream and horse kebabs - seriously, forget seeing us play, you have got to go for the food!! That's probably not the best marketing but Philamonic and A.son just get very excited about strange foods... if you see Phil ask him about his experience eating guinea pig in Peru, very funny! Anywayz, thanks to the listeners in Richmond, you were a great crowd and we had a lot of fun!
Oh, while I remember, to coincide with the release of the CD in September we will be playing some big concerts at Simon Fraser and Trinity Western University (as part of their opening week celebrations) and we also are planning an official launch night for later in the Fall - watch this space for dates! As a result we are dedicating a lot of time to getting the new tracks ready for live performance and we are working on some new tricks for the live show, so you will have to come and catch us at one of these nights.
Hopefully seeya soon
Wow, six weeks since the last blog entry - that is not good internet etiquette. Sorry about that - we know there are a lot of people on the edge of their seats waiting for our blog updates - it's tough being a fan of Souls Rest we know.
Anyway - we've had kind of a busy time recently, DJ Philamonic had a last minute vacation back to the homeland (England) to visit some family and friends and have a break and as soon as he got back A.son went back to England too, mostly to celebrate the Queen's jubilee. He's a huge royalist. He had a great time buying Queen merchandise over there - we're particularly fond of the Queen's head pillowcases he got - they look great.
So, with those trips away the production of music has been a little disrupted but know that we have been working hard and did release a new song 'The Catalyst' a few weeks ago. If you haven't heard it yet click here and check it out. We have also had a couple of gigs too - we played at Historymaker12 in Abbotsford, then in Delta at the Watershed Arts fair and more recently we rocked with some friends of ours in a chaotic but dope unrehearsed group set at the Easter Seals 24hr relay at Swanguard Stadium - 3DJs and 7MCs going for it off the cuff - that was a lot of fun, shoutout to our man Estea-Elements for organising that. Last weekend we also did a showcase at MoreThan12 in East Van which was just an awesome time all round.
The exciting news right now is that we are working on a new album to be released at the end of the summer; this is exciting as it will be our first physical release since we became a trio so we're super pumped to get it out there and share it with you guys! We've had two awesome guest musicians in the studio just this week, first was the amazing Jim Bugg who blew us away with some amazing saxophone - he came in and straight up killed it! What a talented man. Secondly we had our good friend James Nepturne Molnar in last night laying down sick grooves on the drums. We worked James hard and he delivered some straight up groove - so good and so funky. We're excited to include some live drums on the new album.
Anyway that's what we're up to, we're performing this sunday (June 24th) at the Richmond Night Market which should be a blast - can't wait to try some interesting foods while we're there - we should be onstage around 9pm so come on down, pick up some bargains and check us out! See ya there.