So clearly Covid-19 took a sledgehammer to everyone’s plans, in music or otherwise.
All we could do as a band was adapt and seek to make some sort of use of the unorthodox circumstances.
As you may know, we were about 2 weeks away from a European tour when widespread lockdowns landed.
That tour – and the 7″ it was intended to promote – will happen as soon as we can make it. We really appreciate the faith the various promoters showed in us and we’ll return that by prioritising them when we start to rebook for 2022, so if you planned to go, there’s a good chance you will get a second opportunity.
Meanwhile, stuck indoors in Scotland, we got a lot done.
Our (overdue) debut album was put on hold as we realised there was no sense releasing it when we couldn’t support it or bring it to audiences in person. So that release will happen and it will hopefully justify what has now been a long wait.
The good news is that we also began work on some other small releases during lockdown (including the “Mini Calcolatore / Super Sex” double-A-side single released with the help of GoldMold records).
Those lockdown sessions have since snowballed into an EP and perhaps even an album’s worth of new music built around a concept of Outblinker’s instrumental work and the vocal contributions of friends from across the underground music scene.
Stay tuned to hear some of this in the near future.
In the meantime, thanks to that cancelled tour, we have a host of lovely merchandise sitting over at our Bandcamp for you to get Grandma for her Christmas.
Thanks for reading and thanks for sticking with us. Lots to come in the next 12 months.