Tag Archives: EP

EP Elaboration: Suzumiya

Last one! I didn’t mean to spend so long on these. Anyway, Suzumiya…

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EP Elaboration: After the War

Right, I should really try and finish this series of blog posts. Today: After the War.

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EP Elaboration: RGB

And now some words about RGB. This post may be a bit shorter than the others since I didn’t have any hand in the words barring the end bit.

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EP Elaboration: The Accident

Continuing my elaboration of the ideas behind the songs on our EP, here’s The Accident, which is hopefully as emo a song as we’ll ever write.

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EP Elaboration: Swings

Now that the intial stuff about the format of the EP’s out of the way, we can get onto the songs. Part of the reason that Swings is the first song on the EP is that – lyrically at least – it’s the song that comes closest to what I imagined the band to be when I first suggested it to Craig.

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EP Elaboration: Packaging etc.

So I thought it would be a nice idea to elaborate a bit on the various ideas behind the EP, since I think they’re kind of interesting. And besides, the whole point of having a band blog is to talk about this stuff. With most bands you have to rely on interviews to hear all the interesting background, and then you have to rely on the interviewer asking the right questions, and the band being able to answer the right questions on the spot, without falling back to prepared responses. Lonesome Monsters are different.

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Lonesome Monsters

This is the blog for the band Lonesome Monsters. We’ve just released a couple of linked EPs: You Have to Swing the Bat (a physical CD-R release):

…and Atomsk (a digital-only bandcamp release):

And if you’re interested, I’ve elaborated on the ideas behind the EP in a short series of posts:

Packaging etc.


The Accident


After the War


If you’d like to hear more, see this post for some wip versions of the EP tracks and some other bits and pieces.

As promised…

…some video from my new camera:

(note the HD button)

This is the first time I’ve really tried to do any video editing, so it’s pretty clumsy and scruffy. The music’s one of the tracks from the upcoming EP (which may possibly be finally released within a couple of weeks). It was all shot by the canal and from the flagpole in Ruchill Park. I edited it in kdenlive.

I just shot some more footage along the canal this morning, with all the fresh snow, so you can expect more videos in future. Hopefully I’ll get a bit better at editing too.

Bandcamp cover poll etc.

Above is the cover art for the bandcamp EP (which will consist of alternate versions of the 5 actual EP tracks). The only thing is I’m not sure the tree stands out enough from the background, so I thought I’d throw it open to the blog’s enormous (and lovely 😉 ) readership:


I’ve also been abusing my camera’s macro button, so have a nifty wallpaper as thanks (click through to get at the full 1680 x 1050 image):

Quick News Post

I’m just testing something out in preparation for the spiffy new Lonesome Monsters website with this post.  Progress towards the EP has, as ever, been pretty slow.  The artwork’s mostly done, bar the CD and the back cover/tracklisting.  The music’s also mostly done.  Here’s a list of what’s still to do:

  • CD artwork.
  • CD back cover.
  • Choose colour of thread for the EP.
  • Finish tidying up Swings.
  • Ollie’s vocals for RGB.
  • Tidy up RGB.
  • Website (part way done; we’ll be using Google App Engine).
  • Alternate EP (alternate online-only takes on the EP’s 5 songs – to go on bandcamp?).
  • Scott Pilgrim vol. 6 post 😉