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 TRACKS 6 SONGS IN FIRST DAY AT UNIT ONE FOR NEW KAINE ALBUM

The first day of recording guitars is complete as Rage Sadler has finished tracking the first 6 songs for the new album, with just 3 remaining for tomorrows session. Isaac Healy will also begin tracking the bass tomorrow.

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.

DRUM RECORDING FINISHED FOR NEW KAINE ALBUM AT UNIT ONE

“What a weekend that was. I have been running on fumes all day and had less than a standard night’s sleep in the space of 2 days (probably about 5 hours sleep total), but this weekend was the best one I’ve had since the beginning of 2020, before the world came crashing down! Recording was very smooth, and I managed to get all my stuff done with plenty of time to spare. I feel like I pushed myself way harder than I ever have in any performance, and the new songs that we have are gonna be a bitch to replicate live 😂 but it’s worth it, it’s easily the best album Kaine has ever done and I’m really proud of all the stuff we’ve written.

The gig was definitely needed, my god it felt good to be back on stage again. It was the first time I’ve seen a lot of our crowd of hooligans in well over a year, and it was like we never left! I never thought I could miss the arseache of loading in and packing up, or sweating like a motherfucker on stage! Even the first gig beer tasted better than ever. It was bizarre having everyone sat down, but hopefully that will go away as planned by the time our next one comes around, then it’ll be a true comeback!”

Liam Etheridge finished tracking the drums to the new Kaine album this weekend. The bands 5th album contains 9 brand new songs, a number of which saw their live debut at The Music Room, Ipswich on Saturday. Engineer Wayne Thompson will now be editing the drums in the coming weeks as the band looks forward to the tracking of the guitar and bass as soon as possible.

NEW ALBUM RECORDING – DAY 2

We spent Friday setting up the kit and ensuring the sounds were right, ready to begin recording today. Liam will be in from 9am today recording the tracks before heading over to The Music Room, Ipswich for tonight’s gig later today.

ISAAC HEALY ON HIS 3 YEARS WITH KAINE AND THE FUTURE OF THE BAND: “It would be great to get to play some larger venues, even as a support act for some more well-known bands. Of course, a tour or two wouldn’t hurt either.

Colchester Arts Centre, 2019

What have been your favourite moments from your three years in Kaine so far?

For me, the highlights of my time in the band have probably got to be the 10-year anniversary show at Colchester Arts Centre and Burr Fest at The Dome in London with my favourite of the two being the 10-year show, which has been the gig with the best crowd so far.

I also got a dent in my new car trying to find somewhere to park at night in the rain for a crappy hotel that was possibly also a drug den so there’s that too.

How have you changed since joining Kaine?

I own more shirts without sleeves and more music equipment.

But seriously, I feel that I’ve become more confident and comfortable when performing on stage. Before joining Kaine, I pretty much stood still, not doing much. Obviously, I’ve still got room for improvement but I’m getting there. For the next album, I’ve adopted the use of a pick for most of the new songs as I feel the sound of it suits some of the material much better. It’s also given me the chance to get more familiar with a pick as I never really used one in the past, with the only song prior having me sometimes use a pick was “Loudwire” on Reforge. Also apparently a lot of venues have crap monitors for bass players, If I even get one that is. I recall one venue claiming that they can’t put the bass through the monitors, so that was fun.

What were your experiences recording Reforge The Steel?

Most of the main writing for Reforge had already been done prior to me joining the band. I mainly just worked on my own basslines. But I feel that a lot of the time everybody is subtly changing what they play over the course of weeks or months of playing the same songs. Even some of the songs that we have recorded already are played differently than what’s on the album versions.

Recording Reforge was fun as we hadn’t really been working together as a band for very long, although Rage and Liam had been working together for a little while before Toby and I joined. And Toby and I were previously in another band together for a couple of years.

All the rehearsals and gigs leading up to the recording of the album did not prepare me for the seemingly endless guitar harmonies that were added to the songs on Reforge, however.

How about The Waystone Anniversary EP? How did you find working on that?

The Waystone was pretty fun to record, as a lot of the album had subtle changes with everyone throwing their own takes and different influences on the original versions of the songs.

The title track was probably the most difficult to learn and remember each part, what with how many different sections the song has and the different time signatures for certain sections. We also came to a decision of changing the original bass focus intro and making the song more concise. I think it’s the only time in any of the songs we’ve recorded that feature bass tapping except for my version of the bass fill in “Fall of Jericho” when we play that live. Even so, the final recorded version was different from the original version I initially wrote. As I initially wrote it on the six-string bass, utilising the high C string but In the end, I recorded it on the five-string and decided to not go as high.

What have you contributed to the new Kaine album?

On the new album, I’ve got a song that I wrote most of but had some input from the rest of the guys, I also have another couple of ideas that I just haven’t put into music yet.

And obviously, I’ve been mainly writing and playing my own basslines for each song but have been simplifying them somewhat to suit the different nature of the new material. The new album has been a different experience to write, as most of it wasn’t written beforehand with us learning how to play it.

Are you looking forward to hitting the studio in the coming months to record it?

Well, I can’t really say I’m not at this point, can I? Anyone want to take bets as to how many extra harmonies Rage and Toby add to the songs?

In all seriousness, being in the studio can be frustrating when you keep messing up the same take, over and over but at the end of the day, it’s great fun.

Are you excited to play live again, now the band is clear to play again?

Since March 2020, we’ve had a total of 1 gig, which was a Livestream only gig a couple of months ago. I can’t wait to be back out playing especially with the 13 or so gigs we have booked for the next few months this year. It’ll also give me a chance to use my new Spector that has been in the past few rehearsal videos in a live setting for the first time.

What are your ambitions with Kaine moving forward?

Well hopefully, as well as all the gigs we currently have booked, it would be great to get to play some larger venues, even as a support act for some more well-known bands. Of course, a tour or two wouldn’t hurt either.

I’d also like to try and get an endorsement of some kind from one of the brands I use, even if it’s just cables.

What would be your dream gig?

For a dream gig or scenario, think it’d have to be headlining a sold-out tour, not even necessarily in massive stadiums or venues. Just decent-sized venues with great crowds, doesn’t even matter where in the world they are.

TOBY WOODS ON 3 YEARS OF BEING WITH KAINE: “I think the ultimate goal for all of us is Rockstar, isn’t it?  Why would you be in a band and not want that?”

Colchester Arts Centre 2019

What are the highlights from your three years in Kaine?

Obviously, the first two that come to mind are The 10th-anniversary show at Colchester Arts Centre and Burr Fest last year.  The Arts Centre has always been one of my favourite venues and after seeing Dragonforce there on the Maximum Overload Tour I made it a goal of mine to play there at some point.  The 10-year show was a really special night.  I remember looking out from behind the curtain at the back of the stage just after Osmium Guillotine had finished and then being completely lost for words at how many people were in that room.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen it that full before!

Then Burr Fest last year.  I mean what a last gig before gigs were made illegal.  Isaac and myself have been to the Dome a couple of times to see Band Maid and Man With A Mission.  They were great shows and I always thought it would be great to play there.  It was a little daunting being the first band on of the day as there were thoughts of no one being there when we started but luckily the place was nearly full when we started playing.  It was a great feeling standing and playing on the same stage that I’d seen some of my favourite bands play on and was a great night overall.

Burrfest 202 – The Dome, London

What are the main differences from when you started in Kaine to now?

I would say my stage presence has greatly improved.  When I first started with the band I would worry about getting the notes right more than actually performing.  Over the last three years, I’ve become a lot more confident on stage and have found the gigs go better if I just have fun rather than trying to make everything “perfect”.  I’ve also come a long way as a guitarist.  I’ve found that if I write solos that I can’t play then I have to get better so I can play them.

Other than that, I’ve got longer hair and some different guitars.

In Cold Light, Norwich (2019)

What was it like writing and recording Reforge The Steel?

Well, I think Reforge is a testament to how well the four of us work together.  We had been playing together less than a year when we started recording.  To have all the songs written and well enough rehearsed to start recording all within a year of meeting each other was quite impressive I think.  The writing process was a lot of fun.  We spent a while just jamming the songs that Rage had put together and adding our parts in until they were fully formed songs.

The recording was equally as fun.  I really love when you start to hear the songs coming together as you gradually add more parts until the finished product is there.  Obviously, some of the songs could have done with some more harmonies but they’ll have to wait for the next album!

What was it like recording The Waystone anniversary EP?

It was a great time reworking the songs in rehearsal to fit the current line-up.  We have different styles to the line-up that was the album so it was fun putting our own spins on the songs.  I’m really happy with how it turned out in the end.  It was also great to throw the new song Monument on there as well.  Whilst it was written a while ago it had never been recorded so it was good to be able to record it and put it out. That one’s also a lot of fun to play.

What are your contributions to the new album?

I have written two songs for the album and contributed my own ideas and guitar parts to the rest of the songs.  This album has been a much more collaborative effort with some of the songs being written as we just jammed in the rehearsal room which has been enjoyable.  My two songs are very guitar-heavy and I tried to make them faster paced so that they’re harder to play.

Are you looking forward to recording again?

I am.  I always love going into the studio as it always inspires new ideas.  You think you know everything that you’re going to record but then once you’re there, you find different things that you can add to make the songs heavier or add more harmonies.

Are you looking forward to playing live again?

Of course.  The lack of gigs has been frustrating to everyone so it’ll be great when we can play loud for some people again.  It’s been really exciting seeing all of the gig offers coming in recently and it’ll be wonderful being on stage again with my amp up too loud and unable to see the fretboard because my hair’s in my face and the stage lights are shining in my eyes.  What a good time that’ll be.

What are your ambitions moving forward with the band?

I think the ultimate goal for all of us is Rockstar, isn’t it?  Why would you be in a band and not want that?  Whilst that would be nice I’d love for us to play some bigger venues with some bigger bands possibly.  Would be nice to do a tour or two to see how that is.  Another thing I’ve always been interested in is writing a concept album.  I think it would be a challenge to try and get the whole album flowing with itself almost like one long song with one theme.  I might have to give it a go.

What would be your dream gig, tour or festival to play with the band?

Absolute dream situation, I’d love to play the Budokan in Japan.  So many of my favourite bands have played there and it would be awesome to be there playing.  A sold-out world tour in sensible sized venues would also be nice.  Just anything with a packed room of people who have come to see us really.  We got a little taste of it when we played the 10-year show but I can only imagine the feeling of having that every night.

NEW ALBUM REHEARSALS CONTINUE AT UNIT ONE TODAY + NEW DATES ADDED TO 2021-22

Last weeks Unit One sessions

The band are back at Unit One studio’s in Colchester today rehearsing the new album and preparing for their return to gigging on May 22nd in Ipswich. The band is also working in a brand new song which will be for an exclusive Patreon EP later this year. You can see the work on the new song on the latest rehearsal footage on the link above.

Kaine also has more shows announced for 2021-22 which are:

  • 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
  • September 25th, 2021 – TBA
  • October 1st, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
  • October 2nd, 2021 – The Venue, Southend 
  • October 18th, 2021 – The Layton Institute, Blackpool
  • October 23rd, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
  • October 30th, 2021 – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend
  • October 31st, 2021 – Trillian’s, Newcastle
  • December 23rd, 2021 – The Queens Hall, Nuneaton
  • April 16th, 2022 – Dirty Rockers, Dudley

More details are going to be added soon for each gig and more dates/venues will be announced soon.

KAINE: UPDATE ON NEW ALBUM, EP ORDERS, NEW GIG DATES AND PATREON

Last Weeks Sessions at Unit One

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.