OUR LAST SOCIALLY DISTANCED GIG? OR WAS IT… RAGE SADLER BLOG ON LAST NIGHT’S GIG

I thought I would do a write-up on last night’s gig as it is hopefully our last socially distanced gig ever, although I am becoming less hopeful every day with cases beginning to rise every day again with the new Indian variant now sweeping through our communities. We have only played two socially distanced gigs since live music was in effect banned due to the covid-19 pandemic, the last once was in Ipswich for a Deadsoul promotions show and the one last night. Last night’s show was meant to be a full-on, regular gig until the Government extended restrictions and it was moved outside.

My day was fairly tiring, I got up at 7am, went to work for a full day, and then at 5pm I hopped in Isaac’s car and we made the long trip from Essex to the Leicestershire. We were further delayed due to Isaac’s satnav not being fully updated with the new Cambridgeshire roads, and it was sending us in random directions so I had to whip Google Maps out to get us back on the right track.

We arrived after 7pm, Stonedead Villains had already started. Generally, I always like to watch all the bands on the bill, but we missed the start of the set loading in. Toby, Liam along with Alex had arrived ahead of time as we had brought our own drumkit. However there wasn’t any space at the venue for the gear and the gig was being held in the pub’s beer garden so storage was limited and with it raining and limited cover, the gear was at risk of being damaged. Rhabstallion were, fortunately, kind enough to lend us their drumkit and cabs, which meant the changeover was smooth and we were able to set up and play relatively quickly once Stonedead Villains had finished their set, which I was able to catch the end of.

We had been asked to play an hour by the promoter however timing-wise it was just too tight, so we cut our set in half to ensure Rhabstallion got enough time to play a full set. I felt we played relatively well, although the stage wasn’t big enough for a four-piece band so I had to stand in the audience area with the guys remaining on the limited stage space. It’s the first time I have played inside a beer garden myself, so I can add that to an empty Skatepark and a Football Stadium as stage venues to play! I was also happy with how well my voice held out as I have been very much out of gig practice with my singing since the pandemic hit, I have only had to sing live three times since last March! A few people commented that we were very good on the night and asked why we weren’t playing bigger venues and festivals which is always a tough question to answer.

Rhabstallion then came on after and finished the night, managing to get the full set and encore to enable the gig to finish exactly at 11pm, so well organised all around. Liam got progressively more drunk throughout the night until the point we had to pack his gear away as he’d started walking into things and forgetting what he was doing, at one point he had two pints and was arguing that he hadn’t ordered one of them, but was still annoyed when he managed to spill the spare one everywhere! I enjoyed both bands on the bill, and the audience seemed to have a good time also which is the important thing. However turnout was much weaker than expected, we had promoted the show heavily before the restrictions being extended and something like 300 people in the Coalville area had shown an interest in the gig, however, there couldn’t have been more than 20 people there on the night including the bands, so I do think the restrictions and apprehension about the virus did hurt the event.

We had a great time throughout the night catching up with those who had come to see us, enjoying the bands, and generally had a lot of fun. Rhabstallion were kind enough to give us a share of the money on the night, and we sold a few CDs as well.  I think I got home about 3am, I dread to think what time Toby and Isaac got home!

KAINE – 4 NEW SONGS FOR NEW EP

Kaine are currently working on a Patreon exclusive EP which will be recorded and released later this year. Here is a number of the new songs from the EP from the recent rehearsal sessions we are currently writing for that CD. You can grab a copy of this CD for just £2.50 here. Each CD comes with a t-shirt and patch.

Last weeks new song (1:10:17)
The Sabbath inspired track (43:12)
The evil one… (44:13)
The other evil one … (37:58)

REFORGE THE STEEL T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER NOW ON BANDCAMP

We are releasing a brand new Reforge The Steel shirt which can be pre-ordered for £12 here or bundled with a CD and a patch here. If you pre-order the t-shirt today you will get it at a discounted price before it hits the merch stand later this year. Kaine members will receive further discounts on the shirt.

REHEARSALS TODAY AT UNIT ONE + PATREON UPDATE

Kaine will be returning to Unit One in Colchester today for rehearsals again to prepare for the return to gigging on July 9th and the lead guitar recording sessions next month.

In terms of our Patreon, the shirts and patches are being printed and will be sent out to our supporters very soon – you can still join our Patreon by clicking here for just £1.

We’ve also released a single alongside the new design which can be heard here:

RHYTHM GUITARS AND BASS RECORDED FOR NEW KAINE ALBUM

Rage Sadler recorded the 9 songs over the past two days, whereas Isaac Healy was able to track his bass for the 9 songs in a day to complete that element of the album recording. Recording took place at Unit One Studio’s Colchester with Wayne Thomson, who also recorded Liam Etheredge’s drums over a three day period last month.

RAGE SADLER AND ISAAC HEALY TO BEGIN TRACKING GUITARS AND BASS FOR THE NEW ALBUM AT UNIT ONE TOMORROW

Rage Sadler and Isaac Healy will at Unit One studios in Colchester tomorrow with Wayne Thompson tracking the bulk of the rhythm guitars and bass for the new Kaine album. The tracking will take place tomorrow and Wednesday as the new album heads towards completion. Liam Etheridge completed the drum tracking between the 21st and 23rd of May.

NEW ALBUM RECORDING RESUMES THIS WEEK – KAINE’S JULY DATES AT RISK OF POSTPONEMENT AS UK LOCKDOWN IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND TO JULY 19TH 2021

Rage Sadler and Isaac Healy will begin tracking the rhythm guitars and bass for the new album at Unit One, Colchester on the 15th and 16th of June. The band will also be at Unit One today for weekly rehearsals.

Kaine’s upcoming gigs are likely to be postponed as the Government appears to be looking to extend the lockdown ending date to around July 19th. This will mean the bands shows at Coalville on July 9th and Colchester on July 14th will likely not go ahead. Kaine’s June date in Swansea was also cancelled by the Welsh Government due to Covid-19 infection rates beginning to rise again.

NEW ALBUM + HANGER 18 SHOW UPDATE

Kaine will again be back at Unit One next month to begin tracking the guitars and bass for the new album. The drums are still being worked on however good progress has been made with the new record.

We can also confirm that the bands Swansea show at Hanger 18 will be re-arranged. Presently the Welsh Governments restrictions are not enabling live music to come back unrestricted and the venue couldn’t have afforded to do the show with the limits on numbers at the venue in place. Hanger 18 were however happy with all the hard work done to promote the show and are keen to reschedule as soon as possible.

Kaine will be back at rehearsals today in Unit One.

KAINE RESUME REHEARSALS AS NEW ALBUM PROGRESSES AND THE BAND PREPARES FOR UPCOMING SWANSEA SHOW

Last weekends drum recording sessions

The band will return to rehearsals today at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester. Last week Liam Etheridge finished tracking all of the drums for the new album, which are currently being edited by engineer Wayne Thompson. Once the drums have all been edited the band will progress to recording the guitars and bass next.

Kaine will play their first show in Swansea since 2018 next month at Hanger 18, Swansea on Friday, June 25th. This will be the bands first full gig back post-Covid restrictions which as been put together by RS Promotions. They will be supported by Who Knows Didley and Southbound and they can both be heard here. This is a ticketed event, and the tickets can be purchased here.

NO MERCH STAND AT THE MUSIC ROOM, IPSWICH ON SATURDAY

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.