Tuesday, June 17, 2008
COLLIDER @ Showbox Wrap-Up. Issue #54
On Friday the 13th (ooooohhhhhh), COLLIDER had it's 3rd show eva at The Showbox in Seattle. It was great to see a lot of new faces at the show as word spreads and folks who come to see KYLE STEVENS BAND start to make the trek to the other side of the pond.
We've been kind of spoiled the last few shows by having the 1st slot ensuring a perfect soundcheck before we play, and since we had a later slot this time the stage sound was a little wacky. This meant that though the show was fun, it was a lot of work to hear clear notes on stage thus making the band and I questioning our overall performance at the end of the show (our consensus not good).
To our surprise many people came up to us afterwards saying that is was the best we had ever played/sounded so goes to show you that what we know isn't much and that it's all perception. I'll take it though...
As KYLE STEVENS BAND performs throughout the summer, COLLIDER will be making a summer project of getting our debut album finished. After the emotional high of getting so much done in one day of recording last Sunday, we've since come down off the cloud to find we have A CRAP LOAD of work to get done in a few months time. The challenge for us will be putting the pedal down and the fine line managed between keeping the songs fresh and not getting burned out. I'll keep you posted...
Thanks for coming out to play with us on Friday, we look forward to seeing you at the next show in July!