Grafters… Album is out 22/08/17

Life is really very good at the moment, there is just so much going on! As you probably know I’m getting married to my lovely Ellie a week tomorrow so it’s all hands on deck in regards to that! Really excited about it! Of course we will be going on our honey moon straight after so we have been cramming in as much 5th Order work as possible before the fortnight off.

We had two really great practice sessions this week, we are really starting to make progress now. The previous sessions have been more about getting used to playing to the click tracks and actually getting the songs learnt. We have that more or less smashed now so we are starting to get our groove on and are beginning to enjoy playing the songs much more. Can you believe we have over half the album rehearsed now! My particular favourite to play at the moment is ‘Motion Owl’, you can really put some passion into the song whilst performing it, as a band we are loving it. This week we started a couple of new ones such as Chris’s ‘Doubt it’, a great, dark number that really is a beast to play. I think Chris is happy to finally get a go at singing something of his own. Rehearsing is so enjoyable now, as soon a we finish a song there is a resounding “Fuck yeah” from each of us. Morale is definitely up this week, we feel that we are really growing as musicians, the tightness is scary as Dave says!

We are close to the online release of our album ‘Motion Owl’! It will go live on all major online music services such as Itunes, Amazon, Google play, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and so on. We would really appreciate your support, we need as much online traffic as we can to really get a buzz going! For you streamers, we wouls be very grateful if you could leave us a review of the album once it’s out and same goes for our current release ‘Fairy Lights in Summer’.

I’ll drop in next week just before the big day!

Peace man!

Joey x

Tight as ffff…

Rehearsals are going so well! We are used to playing to a click track now so we are playing very tight! It feels so good to be playing in a band again! Although it’s taken me and Chris sometime to get used to Dave’s stupidly loud drumming! It’s so lovely and quiet on stage when playing as Last Stand so we aren’t used to the bang and crash of Drummer Dave. When we turned up for our first rehearsal and had setup, the very first time dave hit his snare Chris said “I’m pissed off already, it’s too loud!”. We are not Rock n Roll at all are we?! We have suggested many ways to solves this problem, such as rolled up newspaper for drum sticks, rubber cymbals and Dave playing in an entirely different room all together. In ear monitoring is the way forward, back to peaceful bliss.

I’ve been asked many times, will 5th Order gig? The answer is, we hope so! When we are fully rehearsed and ready we will rock it. We cannot wait for this! Another question is “Will Last Stand stop gigging?” and the answer is no! Last Stand is so good and we love it, it’s our lively hood too, pays the mortgage etc. 5th Order shows will work around Last Stand until ‘If’ shit gets serious, then things may change.

We are on a jolly boys outing next week for my Stag do, all day on the mild down Notts. No bloody nightclubs or tying me up to a lamp post naked thank you! Nice and civil please boys! Again, so rock n roll hey!

I’m sure there will be lots of pictures posted on our page so keep an eye out.

Right, I’m off to get ready, local show at the Bentink in Kirkby tonight with Last Stand. Come and join us, we shall be rocking it up a bit!

In a bit ducks,

Joey x

ps… A quick shout to Yusten, The Music Guru, your copy of the album is on it’s way to you!