Kaine will continue their weekly rehearsals at Unit One Studios today in Colchester. Again the focus will be on the winging/playing element of the new album as well as the bands forthcoming gigs. This weeks sessions will be filmed for YouTube for the first time in several weeks, the filming had stopped due to Alex Odinson (who films the sessions) coming down with Covid-19.
Saturdays gig at The Music Room, Ipswich is a seated gig with table service only. This is to make the show as safe as possible and to limit the risk of the spread of Covid-19. Normally the band will have merchandise available at shows, however to ensure everyone’s safety the band will not be opening a merch table on the night and we will be distanced from the audience throughout.
If you wish to purchase any Kaine merch please head over to our Bandcamp here.
Kaine are about to finish the rehearsal stages on their new album and are preparing to enter the studio ASAP. They will be at Unit One Studios, Colchester again today to continue work on the new album. The band is also getting a number new of the new songs ready to play live when they return next month at The Music Room, Ipswich.
So far Kaine will be performing at the following dates with more to be announced:
- May 22nd, 2021 – The Music Room, Ipswich [Tickets]
- June 25th, 2021 – Hanger 18, Swansea [Tickets]
- July 9th, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- July 14th, 2021 – CODA, Colchester [Tickets]
- August 28th, 2021 – TBA
- October 1st, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- October 18th, 2021 – TBA
- October 23rd, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- October 30th, 2021 – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend
- October 31st, 2021 – Trillian’s, Newcastle
There will be an update on the new album recording sessions soon. In the meantime the EP CD’s and T-Shirts are being printed. Shirts have been limited to those who have pre-ordered the CD with a limited number being available once they go on general sale.
The bands next project will be to write and record a new EP which will be exclusive to Patreon members.
The band will be back at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today to continue work on the new album. Rage and Toby will be working to complete the studio scratch tracks this morning before heading over to the studio for rehearsals. The scratch tracks are the tracks the band will record to in the studio. The band is hoping to begin recording the album as soon as possible.
The band now has six dates for 2021 which are as follows:
- May 22nd, 2021 – The Music Room, Ipswich
- July 9th, 2021 – Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Leicestershire]
- June, 25th, 2021 – Hanger 18, Swansea
- July 14th, 2021 – CODA, Colchester
- August 28th , 2021 – To Be Announced
- October 1st, 2021 – Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Leicestershire]
- October 23rd, 2021 – Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Leicestershire]
More dates to be announced.
Today the band will continue working on the new album at Unit One studios. Kaine is now making good progress and should be on track to begin recording the new album soon. In last weeks sessions the band began to work on the vocals and backing vocals for “Train” as well as the new song “Green to Grey”, and more work was done to the lyrics plus vocal melodies in the week. They also finished the full structure for “Green to Grey” in the session and the album is starting to take shape.
In other news, previous “likes” have been encouraged to follow the bands Facebook page following Facebook’s platform alterations meaning all likes were deleted last week from the band page.
Finally, the first mix from the Matt Jones (of Twisted Illusion fame) version of the forthcoming EP was reviewed and further revisions are being worked on ready for the release. The EP will be a two CD release featuring two versions of the EP.
I am writing this blog as a general update on what we’re doing as a band and where we are at with the new album.
We actually began writing this new album during the rehearsals for Reforge The Steel, with the song “Train” being written during those sessions and even played live back in 2019. We started writing and putting together a big chunk of the album in 2019 after Reforge The Steel was recorded and between working on The Waystone anniversary EP.
We were making good progress with the Waystone EP and the new album until the COVID-19 pandemic hit early on in 2020 and we have had to suspend the recording of the album and do the remaining work on the Waystone EP as and when it was safe and legal to do so. The album initially was suspended on April 4th last year, until August most recently on January 6th 2021 before resuming at the end of February. Despite all of the delays the band is reasonably back on track and all we need to complete now is three remaining scratch tracks for the studio, get a few tracks up to speed in rehearsal, along with revising/wringing of the lyrics and vocal melodies. There is however a large amount of material that is unfortunately unused for this album due to the delays which we will revisit later.
Unlike Reforge The Steel which was largely written by myself immediately after the A Crisis of Faith line-up split, this album has song writing contributions from every member of the band as well as a number of songs we wrote together in rehearsals. So far we have exciting song names such as Chasing the Train, I’m in a Bath (Swedish Bath time), Stainkiller, Cheesy, Bright, Isaac, Green to Grey, Malwarenius and Steggameth (or Megasteph) as working titles for the tracks, most of which will likely change before the album is released.
On the new Kaine EP. The bulk of the tracks were recorded at The Smokehouse in Ipswich at the December livestream with additional tracking done at Gallow Wood Media at the back end of 2020 and then again this month to complete the release. The EP is mixed and mastered from the Gallow Wood end of things but a second disc of mixes by Matt Jones of Twisted Illusion from the same sessions is currently being worked on for the release.
We have also been uploading regular practice footage and a weekly Podcast onto YouTube to keep people engaged and updated during the pandemic, we’ve given our logo a facelift and have a new shirt/patch design on Patreon. We’ll also be recording an EP later this year for our 2021 Patreon subscribers.
In short this year we should hopefully see the release of a brand new Kaine album and two EP’s! I am very sorry about the delay and I hope you enjoy the final products. In other good news we have two gigs booked for 2021 one in May in Ipswich which is nearly sold out, and one in July which is in Colchester.
In the meantime stay safe and we’ll see you soon!
Kaine are back at Unit One today to continue working and rehearsing new material for the new Kaine album. The band is hoping to begin recording the album soon and is currently getting back up to speed with the songs following the recent break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week they began work on a brand new song for the album which can be heard on the footage above.
Kaine, who suspended their new album writing and rehearsal sessions last month due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 will be returning to rehearsals and writing for the new album this Sunday. Since the bands last rehearsal Pioneer Music in Colchester has closed down, so the band will be moving their rehearsals to Unit One studios, also in Colchester to resume work on the new album. The writing and recording of the new album has been suspended twice since the start of the pandemic. This weeks rehearsals will be filmed for YouTube and will be a very much get back up to speed session for the band.
Kaine’s regular rehearsal rooms, Pioneer Music in Colchester have now closed after 13 years of service to local bands and musicians. It is an end of an era for the band who will be returning to rehearsal in a few weeks to resume work on the bands new album.
“Hi all, to those who don’t already know, I am closing Pioneer Music in the next week or so.
I’ve been thinking about moving on for a couple of years now, and having a pretty empty studio for almost a year has helped me make that final decision.
I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the past 13 years, I won’t start naming names because there are so many and I am bound to forget important ones!
Also I’d like to wish everyone good luck with their future plans, whether it is music or not, I wish you all the very best. It’s been a blast and I have tons of great memories of working with you all, for which I am eternally grateful.
So long and thanks for all the fish.” – Matthew Abbott
Kaine started rehearsing at Pioneer Music back in 2011 and every line-up of the band has rehearsed there, bar the original since the original band formed in 2009. We would like to thank Maz for his many years of excellent service to the local music community as well as treating us exceptionally over the past ten years, which included collecting Liam’s keys from the roof of Bartech!
Hosted by Alex Odinson (of Alex Odinson Rockshow fame) there will be a new regular podcast, dubbed the KaineKast covering a range of topics and the band going out weekly with the first two episodes already available on the link above. The show is for mature audiences and may not be suitable for younger listeners.