Yes, it’s been eerily quiet on the Somewhere front, but we’re still a going concern. After releasing Lullaby…, we started working on recording the album in spring. We had our debut gig lined up for the summer, at the Lidköping Art Rock Festival.
Unfortunately, our bass player Mattias decided that he could not devote as much time to Somewhere as would be required, so he left us – all quite amicably, and we’re still good friends.
However, that left us hunting for a new bass player. We were lucky to eventually find an excellent replacement in Johan Nyberg, who has played with our guitarist Fredrik off and on for years, so they know each other well.
At that point, we did not want to force Johan so simply learn Mattias’s parts, but decided to step back a bit and allow him to influence the music with his own style. It’s a decision that has payed off in spades musically, but it has slowed our progress (heh) somewhat.
So, fall rolls around, and we’re back on track when…our guitarist Fredrik is in an accident, hurting his left hand quite severely. At this point he is more or less recovered, so after the new year, we will be focusing on moving forward.
We still hope that we can play our first gig at the Lidköping Art Rock Festival, albeit a year late, and to also be on stage for the Sweden Prog Fest in the fall of 2013. Either way, the album – still titled Magnitizdat – will be worked on and hopefully available before the first of those gigs.
Anyway, thanks for looking in, and please feel free to comment below. EVery comment gives us that much more energy to complete the first of what we hope will be a series of progtastic albums.