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June Katy Kafe with Nick Rhodes!

It is June 5th and we are just DAYS away from a very special birthday for a very special someone!  Nick Rhodes, who may very well be the busiest person I know (of)…took time to chat with Katy, even after having been in the studio until 3am the night before, doing the final tweaks to the final mixes of DD14!!

As always, I have to post my disclaimer – this is not a word for word reiteration of what Nick and Katy discussed. I am only giving what I feel to be the highlights, and if I wrote a quote word for word (these are the times when I wish that I had taken shorthand…does anyone even still DO shorthand???) , then you’ll get it in quotes, otherwise I am paraphrasing…and I am DEFINITELY going to add in my own comments, probably italicized, probably in parentheses. If you are looking for a word-for-word transcription, I strongly recommend that you get yourself a membership to DDM. It’s $35.00 a year, the band is going to be touring soon and pre-sales are coming…just saying.  <winks>

DD14

Let’s be honest: this is what we’re all waiting to hear, right? We want to know where that album is, and if we will get our hands on it sometime this decade, correct?  (I’m learning…at one point I would have said “this year”…but let’s just be honest. We’re all wondering if they’re really going to come out with it in September, aren’t we? Aren’t we??) Nick tells Katy that he left the studio earlier that morning at 3am, after keeping Spike Stent up and working nearly all night on the final tweaks to the finished album that is to be mastered the following day in New York City by Ted Jensen. (So, I believe at this point…the album is either currently being mastered or has already been finished. It. Is. Done.) At the time of the Kafe, Nick was hoping to be finished with it by midnight that evening. He says he is thrilled with it and that album is quite special.

It took longer than even we in the band had anticipated, but it is worth it….it is sometimes hard to know when things are done…we judged this one well. – Nick Rhodes

Pressure Off

Nick continues to say that after two years of work, he felt the album should be special, and Katy follows to say that fans will definitely hear a bit of the single in the month of June. (It has to be said that I think ALL of us are chomping at the bit to finally hear this song the way that it was intended…and I think the efforts to get this song to the fans so that we can be among the first to hear it will not go unnoticed, because once WE hear it, we can cheer from the treetops, rooftops, etc to spread the word about how special this album is going to be…and that’s golden for ANY band that wants to take advantage of the power and energy of their fan community.)

Speaking of Pressure Off, Katy asks a bit later in the Kafe if the band is planning to play any new music for the Sonar Festival later this month. As many may recall from previous Kafe’s over the past several months (years…), when asked this question previously, certain band members have said that no, they wouldn’t be playing new music at all, explaining that it takes time to perfect the live versions and so forth. As the months to festival performances have grown closer, it would seem that the tide is changing on that thought. When asked this time, Nick said that he certainly hopes to play the new single. They are getting together to rehearse in the next couple of weeks prior to the festival and if the song can be worked out and ready, he hopes they will play it, and in time as other songs get ready, he hopes that they will add those into the set list as well. (In no way was Nick committing to playing new songs right out of the gate. Hoping to play the new single and for sure getting it ready to play are two very different things. I think that it is very well in their best interest to get the song ready to perform; but if rehearsals go roughly….it may not happen. I think fans should not expect to hear it and then be completely thrilled and surprised when they do…. RECORD it for the rest of us sad sacks!!!)

Janelle Monae and Kiesza

Katy asks when the band first noticed Janelle Monae, assuming that Nile was the one who put them in touch. Nick mentions her appearance several years back on Saturday Night Live where she did her first single, “Tightrope”. If memory serves, she was dressed in a black suit a la James Brown, with an incredibly edgy haircut that was a bit of a throwback to the golden days of Motown. (Oddly, that is the first time I saw her as well, and I’ve liked her ever since!) He cites that the band had liked her since then, and when the idea of having a female vocal came up for a song on the album, her name was mentioned and it progressed quickly from there. Incidentally, her recording on that song was the one thing that Nick was not present for on the album.

On the other hand, Nick doesn’t recall how they were introduced to Kiesza. She seems to recall working out at the same gym as Simon, but Nick didn’t seem at all sure of that story…so we’ll just assume that they met somehow along the way, and when another vocal part came up, they knew she’d be perfect.

DD14 Promotion

It’s happening!! – Nick Rhodes

While DD14 itself will hit in September (and Katy, who just HAD to mention that she really has a date for it but isn’t allowed to say…tease, tease, tease if you must!!), Nick and the rest of the band are beginning to do promotion now, starting with promotion with the festival dates in mind. Katy asks Nick if promotion is “good or fun”, and Nick replies with what I firmly believe has got to be the most “real” answer Nick has ever given.  “…I don’t know if ‘fun’ is a word I’d associate with it. It is in the ‘best interest’.”  He goes on to say that it is interesting what they (journalists and music critics) make of things and how they perceive Duran Duran.  He makes mention that it’s also interesting to see what they ask and don’t ask, and that promotion can be challenging because you’re asked the same questions over and over. He says that it’s better at the start than a year down the road…and then he goes on to talk about how they’re still asked the same questions they were asked thirty years ago and that (you) wouldn’t believe it, but they really are.  (Oh Nick. I actually would believe it…and it drives fans CRAZY. You’d think by now there’d be enough research available so that questions about the Taylor “brothers” might be properly answered…but no.) 

The “Alleged” Birthday

Interestingly enough (probably only to me…but that’s fine), Katy asked Nick twice about how he will spend his birthday…and he answered similarly both times, which tells me he’s not joking when he said he wants to sleep. Fair enough, Nicholas! Judging from the list you’ll see below, Nick is a workaholic…which is a very “not nice” way of saying that this is a man who likes to be kept busy, which apparently isn’t too terribly difficult to do!

Here are “just a few things” that are currently keeping Nick from seeking the sleep he definitely needs (I could hear his weariness towards the end of their conversation. Just when I was CONVINCED he was alien and didn’t need sleep!!!<winks>)  

Musical with John Taylor

Nick and John have been writing a musical for several years now. Believe it or not, they are almost done with the first draft but haven’t been able to even touch it this year (I suppose this kind of knocks my idea of them doing a residency in Vegas where the musical is performed each night and the band/orchestra in the pit is actually “the band” right out of the water for now, huh? Damn. Yes, that’s more dry-wit at work there.) He is hoping to pick it back up at some point, finish it and get started preparing it into a musical.

(I happen to know a really good up-and-coming choreographer for this kind of thing. She’s excellent and reasonably priced!!! By the time this musical is ready for a choreographer…she’ll even have a degree. Inquire within…because I’m her mom!)

The Bloom Twins

This is a very young electronic duo that are into “dark pop”.  The Bloom Twins are currently unsigned, but Nick is certain that a label will snap them up quick. He hasn’t been inspired to get involved with an up and coming group in a long time, so he’s enjoyed working with them.  (When I hear them, I hear hints of Lorde mixed with instrumentation from Dark Circles in parts.  You should check them out!)

His own music

Nick has been working on a series of short electronic and instrumental pieces of his own. He describes them as dark and mysterious, but doesn’t know what he’ll end up doing with them.

GeneU

He is the Creative Director, and has thoroughly enjoyed taking this skin care line from the ground up, working on everything from artwork to photography, graphic design, packaging, etc. He likes the idea of the public having a more informed choice of what products really suit them as individuals.

Photography Book

Nick has been working on finishing his own photography book, which has been an on again, off again project since he finished his exhibition – he had so many photographs that he felt would be suited to a “coffee table” type of book. Recently he met with Rory McCartney and they were able to “lock down” nearly everything for the book. As Nick aptly puts it, he doesn’t like “loose ends”.

Katy asks about a possible Interference reprint, and Nick comments  that it’s a possibility. He’s considered doing a 2nd edition because he really only likes looking forwards, but recently he looked at it and was surprised by how contemporary the photographs still look.

It is plain to see that Nick NEEDS rest…so let’s all hope he has a wonderfully blissful rest for his birthday!  Happy Birthday Nick!!

-R

Nick Rhodes – Year End Katy Kafe

Onward to Nick Rhodes in his year end 2014 Katy Kafe. Once again, I went for the highlights, and I feel as though I should warn everyone that in this case – Nick goes in-depth. I cover the highlights. This isn’t meant to be a word-for-word accounting, so if that is what you’re looking for, I implore you to get membership to DDM.

Nick Rhodes on Band Aid

Nick has fond, non-hungover memories of Band Aid. He remembers gathering these gigantic egos into one room without it being out of order and feels the song has held up very well for being one of the top pop songs of that era.  He’s proud of their contribution, as he should.

Nick Rhodes – favorite concert of 2014

Nick went to see Kate Bush at Hammersmith this past year. According to Nick, Kate has only toured one other time and he saw her during that tour in 1979 as well. He said that Kate still sounds great and hopes that she will tour again.  He also saw Peter Gabriel (and convinced Roger to also see him) Nick Rhodes also saw Lana Del Rey and sat with Justin Bieber at the same table that evening.

Nick Rhodes – favorite movie of 2014

Nick began by saying he hadn’t seen many films this year, but recalls Venus in Fur as being the one he enjoyed most.

Nick Rhodes – favorite album of 2014

FKA Twigs album, LP1. He loved the cover and joked that he really does judge an album by its cover. The album was inventive and different during an era where it is incredibly difficult to sound modern because everything seems to have already been done.  (My question to Nick Rhodes, if I were ever given a chance to ask would be that since it seems that everything really has already been done, what does a band do to sound modern then?)  Nick also mentioned Mark Ronson’s album, which isn’t out yet – just the single “Uptown Funk”. (but obviously some of us have the insider advantage!)

Nick Rhodes – favorite book of 2014

Nick is a huge fan of photo books. I cannot stress that enough. You could start collecting and reading photo books right this second and you could never catch up to what Nick Rhodes has seen or knows of in this genre. Simply not possible.  In that regard, he mentions several books that I will pass on here: Stephen Gill is a photographer that has put out several photo books that Nick seems to adore.  He also mentions a book named Tiergartenby Johannes Schwartz that is a photo book about food given to animals at the Moscow Zoo.  Does this sound interesting? Nick says that it probably does not – but when you look at the photos they are “startlingly attractive and horrifying” at the same time.  Nick finds these books inspiring, and is about to put out his own photo book based on his gallery showing Bei Incubai in 2015. This book will include a 7″ vinyl, a movie poster and a screen print. Nick admits this book will be very limited, (Let’s be honest with one another: if you want this book you should probably be prepared to sell body parts, your possessions and/or home to be able to afford, but don’t worry – I’m sure the book will keep you warm at night.) but it will be very interesting to see the book when it comes out.

Nick Rhodes – favorite event of 2014

Not that I needed confirmation, but Nick attends a LOT of events.  He went to a Cellini opera this year, he saw David Byrne’s Here Lies Lovea theatrical event about Imelda Marcos, and he attended far more gallery showings and museum events than I could keep track of here, including something on Matisse and another exhibition on Richard Hamilton at the Tate Modern in London. (He designed the Beatles’ White Album) Nick Rhodes is busy!!

Nick Rhodes on DD14

Once again, this is my favorite part. Nick adores the creative process because even after all of this time, it was excites him most.  (I personally think this, if nothing else, is what will keep Duran Duran going, because I don’t think Nick can give up the studio. He might be able to give up the live shows, and maybe even the band itself if it comes down to it, but I suspect we’ll continue to hear of Nick for many years to come.)  I will say that out of everyone in the band – and I really hope they see this somehow – Nick shows the most excitement for this album, and I really believe it to be genuine. Where some of them (I’ll keep them nameless but I’m looking at YOU, John Taylor…) sound very bored and tired of the process, Nick Rhodes sounds genuinely proud and energized by this project. He says that he believes this to be their strongest album since the Wedding Album. I don’t believe we should take that at all lightly, because Nick admits that he sometimes worries when he says that because in 12 months he sometimes feels differently, but this time he really feels as though they’ve “zeroed in” on what they are best at.  But what about All You Need is Now then? Nick says he was very proud of that when it came out and he is still very proud of the album, but this one just seems to focus in a little more. His “gut instinct is that they worked very hard on the songs”.  (I know many are thinking what I am right now – don’t they always?? I suspect this to be one of those things where, being an outsider to the process itself, doesn’t lend itself to understanding what Nick means. Perhaps when we hear it…..IF we hear it….) Nick followed up to explain that right now they will have 15-16 songs finished mixing by January and then they’ll need to make some decisions about the final album in early February, and then make a firm decision about finding a home for it. From the way Nick spoke, it sounded as though they have more than one label-offer to consider, which is good. Choices are good.  “It is much different from the last album”, Nick adds.  I’m unsure of exactly what is meant by that, but I’m looking forward to finding out. Someday.

Nick Rhodes on looking ahead to 2015

Obviously, Nick looks forward to getting the album out next year. “Most certainly in 2015″….although he isn’t sure when that will be. (I’m still going with Autumn at the earliest. Autumn starts in September, Duran Duran.) That said, Nick seems to think that more excitement regarding the album “cycle” (videos, promotion, etc.) will begin in February.  I really hope so. Nick also mentioned that he and John are going to be FINISHING their musical (Why doesn’t anyone ask them about this?!?!!) Nick Rhodes’ photo book will be released, and he’s looking forward to seeing continued growth for his Geneu product line.

Sounds like it could very well be a busy year!  Happy 2015, everyone!!

-R

Duran Duran News – 11/17 to 11/30

It has been two weeks since I posted a summary of what has been happening in Duranland.  I didn’t do it last week as I was busy with some out-of-state guests.  (waves at Rhonda)  Anyway, I thought I would take time this weekend to catch us all up by compiling any and all Duran Duran news in one spot!

Dom Brown Anniversary

Did you know that Dom Brown has been with the band for 10 years?!  10!  Duranduran.com celebrated this fabulous anniversary by posting a note from Dom himself.  As a big fan of the guy, Rhonda, too, posted a little blog about this important occasion.  I, for one, love the last line of his note–here is to 10 more!

November’s Collector’s Corner

This month focused on the album, Notorious.  I never knew that there were subtle differences in how the album looked in various countries or what all of the remixes for this album are.  Yet, you can find all of that information and more over on the duranduran.com’s post.  Fascinating stuff!  It definitely makes me want to be more of a collector!

A View to a Kill Extended Mix

Did you know that there was an extended mix of this song?  Apparently, there is and it just recently surfaced!  See the post on duranduran.com to read John’s quote about it and to click on the link to hear.  After that, tell us what you think about it!

Duran Shopping

‘Tis the season for a little shopping!  Duran Duran has a new calendar out this year with the focus being studio pictures.  Buy it now here and read Rhonda’s thoughts about it here.  Perhaps, you want to support a little blog you know (and hopefully love!) by shopping at our Cafe Press store.

 Patty Palazzo

If you are a paid member of DDM, I highly recommend logging in and checking out the interview with Patty Palazzo.  You can learn a lot about her history on the Duran team as well as her own designs with Punk Masters!  I look forward to seeing her new line, which is to be released in December!  After you finishing this interview, check out Rhonda’s interview of her and Lori Majewski here!

 Band Members:  Out and About

Nick and his girlfriend, Nefer, attended the Guy Bourdin image maker exhibit at the Somerset House in London last week.  Check out Duran’s Facebook page for a picture of them!

Kingdom

Have you heard the song, “Kingdom,” by Charli XCX featuring Simon Le Bon yet?  If not, it has been released and getting lots of press.  BostonHerald.com covered it here.  The Examiner covered it, too!  Empty Light House reviewed it as well!  If that wasn’t enough, ABC Radio News wrote about it, too!  Look for our thoughts about it soon!

Band-Aid Anniversary

Can you believe that Duran Duran and other pop stars met thirty years ago to record the song, Do They Know It’s Christmas?  I try not to think about it too much as it makes me feel very old!  Nonetheless, there has been lots of press about it.  I recommend starting with Rhonda’s blog about it.   Then, you definitely should read the behind-the-scenes article by Mad World author, Lori Majewski!  After that, you can check out the article on Be80s here.  Heck, even Huffington Post UK covered it here!

Gallery Update

Duranduran.com updated the band’s gallery to feature the band’s performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit.

Nick’s Beauty Side Project

Nick’s latest project, Geneu, an anti-aging product was featured in the latest issue of Wallpaper Magazine!  Need a refresher about this project of Nick’s?  Check out the press release on the band’s official site.

That’s all I could find on official sites.  Did I miss something?  I am confident that I have.  If so, comment about it so that the information is included!  Thanks!

-A

November Katy Kafé With Nick Rhodes!

It is that time again! Every month, it seems as though I’ll notice that a Kafé should be coming up, then let the thought slip from my mind, and suddenly I’m reading on Twitter that it’s up and ready.

This month, Katy welcomes Nick Rhodes to the Kafé…and even prior to it being posted on duranduranmusic.com, we are told (via Katy’s twitter) that she was given an album title! So, as soon as possible, I scrambled over to DDM to listen. As always, I am going to go through the highlights. This is by no means word for word, and if you want to hear the entire Kafe (all 35 minutes worth, which was wonderful!), I highly encourage you to get your membership to duranduranmusic.com. With a new album coming next year, this is a perfect time to join and get involved!

On #DD14

Nick reports that the album is almost complete. He must have heard me verbalize, “FINALLY”…because he says that he was not surprised it has taken this much time to come to this point. Nick says that he realized that some songs come very quickly, then they start to rewrite and notice that some are better than others, and then the original songs don’t stack up as well.

“It’s just the process”

He admires other bands that are able to release more, but on the same token Nick believes that in many cases, the quality of the work isn’t always better. Perhaps taking more time with less songs and getting them right is for the best. In the time that they’ve been writing and recording, they initially have enough material for 3 or 4 albums, but whittle the songs down to one album-worth. Nick says similar has occurred with each album they’ve recorded over the years.

Even so, Nick states several times, rather emphatically, that the album is almost finished. It is currently being mixed with Spike Stent – including the work from Mr. Hudson, Mark Ronson and Nile. (to be clear, no mention was made of the work that John Frusciante did for the album, but he was not a producer – as were Mark, Nile and Mr. Hudson)

“By the second week in December, most of the album will be finished.”

All but 2-3 songs will be completed with mixing by the third week in December. One of the songs is in the process of having a lyric completed, and the other two are still on the “workbench”. Nick says they already have more than enough for one album.  He suspects that they will be completely finished in January.

So what about all of those producers? How did it feel working with each of them?  Nile and Mark have different sorts of great energy. They most recently worked with Nile on Astronaut. It is important to note that originally, they had several songs that they’d worked on with Nile for Astronaut, but in the process of narrowing down the final choices for the album – it ended up being significantly less. Nile IS playing on the album – two of the songs will definitely make the album and the other is one of the songs that is still on the workbench.  Mark, on the other hand brings a modern hand to everything they do. Nile and Mark play off of one another with a sort of Old School/New School feel. Mr. Hudson brought more to this project than anyone else. Nick says he’s an enormous talent, and open minded. Mr. Hudson does not try to produce the same album over and over again, which we should all applaud!

“One of them sounds like 70’s California driving music.” 

Nick points to the diversity on the album, and admittedly as he’s talking about the different sounds, I am groaning because I want to hear them for myself! He describes one of them as 70’s California driving music (this is important for later….remember that description!), another as early Talking Heads, and still another that has Hip Hop as a base in the track, but the melody is much more “classical” in nature, saying it’s “really different”.

Josh Blair is the engineer behind the album, working with the band since the beginning days of recording.  There is no album title as of yet, confirming that the title they’d discussed earlier is no longer on the table and he is taking suggestions. (I kind of doubt that…but just in case, I’m thinking they could probably stick with #DD14 at this point…it’s what we’ve all been calling it for years now!)

On Austin Gran Prix/Formula-One Fan Fest

Katy points out (as I make a very sad face), that this is the only public performance of 2014, and is likely to be the last time they have a setlist that does not include songs from the new album.

“When you are in the studio for a long time, the desire to play live grows.”

The live show is a whole different discipline from recording in the studio. For the Austin show, they kept the set list traditional and missed playing songs off of a new album. He expands on this idea by explaining that it used to be that they would try out the new material on audiences. (I am certain that many remember this from shows prior to Red Carpet Massacre as well as Astronaut) Nowadays though, it’s just not sensible due to piracy.  Those live versions tend to exist forever, even if they aren’t “quite right” or need reworked.  Katy asks the question I’m wondering though, “Could you have played songs from the new album though, if you’d wanted?”  Nick responds emphatically, “Yes. More than ten, actually.”  He insists that those songs are completely finished. Done.

“Sunset Garage”

We finally get a song title. It is like drinking fresh water after a long hike! Nick was sure he’d given us one last time, but after Katy coaxes, he gives us the title of the song with a 1970’s California driving-song vibe. This is one I’m anxious to hear. (Let’s be honest: I want to hear them all. Not in seven more months from now, either…but I suspect we’ll be waiting at least that long…)

On Geneu

Pronounced “Gene-you”, this is a skincare/cosmetic care company that uses your DNA in order to match the correct products with your skin. There is a brick and mortar store in London on New Bond street, and eventually there will also be online (transactional) presence. Nick brought in John Warwicker to work on graphics, and Nick has done artwork and design for the store. Antony Price designed the uniforms that the staff will wear (in-store). Before even getting to market, Geneu has won several awards, including the microchip that determines the DNA matching and the packaging for Best Packaging design in Britain. Nick states that it has been a very different experience…and it is absolutely no surprise when he says that he loves product packaging design (anyone who has ever loved the time and attention to detail that Duran Duran puts into their albums, CD’s, videos, etc. should thank Nick Rhodes).

On Frieze Masters Art Fair

Recently Nick curated an exhibit for the Frieze Masters Art Fair in London, using work from the Parisian Gallerie 1900-2000, which specializes in Surrealist/Dada art. Nick enjoyed curating and spending time choosing pieces by Man Ray, Hans Bellmer and other iconic artists of the period.

“If I had been good at painting I might have gone into that instead of music.” 

Thankfully, Nick stuck with music…although it is easy to hear how much enjoyment he received out of curating the exhibit. Katy asked Nick if he would do another, and Nick responds saying that he would, as long as he liked the genre.

On Bei Incubai, the book

Nick has a book coming out through Vinyl Factory that is a book based on the exhibit done last year. He has been working with Rory McCartney on the design, and is trying to get it all printed and available for purchase for the Christmas season. This however, is not just a photo book, as it includes silk-screens and even a vinyl record with tracks Nick has written. This project is not tied to TV Mania, although the premise is a movie that was never made. Interested? You might have to move quickly to purchase this one, as Nick stated that they only planned to print about 300 copies! My guess is that this book will not be available for the “faint of wallet”.

On Careless Memories – the Denis O’Regan photo book

This book has admittedly taken much longer to complete than the band originally planned, but Nick tells us that they are now printed, and in the process of being sent to those who painstakingly ordered them last year. Nick mentions that the book is a time capsule of 1984, and that one can really learn from the images…the clothes, the haircuts, the cars, the furniture… Thirty years beyond the photos gave fresh perspective to the band as they commented on quotes that they had made during that time period, all of which are contained in the book.

“The hysteria at the time was intense.”

Nick talks about how claustrophobic the environment really was for the band at the time, and as I listen I get the feeling that no matter how much I think I understand about that period of time – I will never have an accurate sense of what it must have been like.  No matter what I think, it was likely far worse. Katy mentions current bands like One Direction (of which Nick has very little knowledge), and then gives another example that Nick has personally witnessed: Justin Bieber.

Nick and Justin were at an event – not together mind you – but at the same event, and apparently people continually came up to Justin literally every five minutes wanting something from him. He was never just left alone, and Nick commented that he felt sorry for him. These weren’t even fans,  but grown people who should have known to leave him.  I can’t even begin to describe it the way that Nick did – to hear his reaction, in his own voice is worth the price of membership to DDM. If you have ever thought about approaching a member of the band while they ate dinner or were with family…I think hearing Nick is worth a listen.

“I’m glad we didn’t have internet”

Nick continues, commenting that having the internet during that same period of time in the 80s would have been even worse. This is no surprise, and many fans, including myself, have said similar over the years. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would have been like for the band at the time.  As it was, the hysteria was out of control, and to add the lack of privacy to it all?? Oh no. I’m glad too, Nick. Katy interjects that for people like Justin, who have simply grown up that way, it’s all he knows. I’m sure that’s true – but can you imagine having your self-image completely and totally tied up with your public persona? Some might say this is no different than DD, but it is. First of all, Justin was much younger than Duran Duran when he became a media-sensation.  He is 20 years old, and I highly doubt he even has a clear idea of who he is without the public persona. There’s no dividing line between public and private person, not to mention that the frontal lobe of his brain hasn’t even fully developed yet – that doesn’t even happen until the mid-20’s.  Katy is absolutely right, he knows nothing else, and he has no idea who he is outside of being “Justin Bieber”.  Nick says that “everyone needs privacy. Everyone needs some of that.” 

On 2015

Next year is going to be very exciting. There will be a single out, an album…“certainly some shows”.  Nick says that they are looking for different ways to approach the project (I can think of some ways to get the fans really involved if they’d care to check their inbox…just saying.) They do not have a label just yet, they are hoping to get that decided within the next couple of months, because Nick would like to plan the release of this project carefully. He says that they did as much with All You Need is Now, but of course you can only plan so much – and then the universe decides from there!

We will hear more from Nick in the year end Kafés!!

-R