REHEARSALS AND WORK ON THE NEW ALBUM CONTINUES AS ESSEX RE-ENTERS TIER 2 POST UK LOCKDOWN

Last weeks sessions

Essex is back under Tier 2 after the full COVID-19 lockdown of England concluded this week. This means that rehearsals are legal and recording studios/rehearsal spaces can still reman open under the current Government guidelines.

Kaine will return to Pioneer Music Studio on Sunday where they will continue working on their new album and prepare for their EP recording and live streamed session on December 4th. You can attend the event by clicking here.

NEW ALBUM WRITING AND REHEARSALS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND – REHEARSALS AND RECORDING STILL LEGAL UNDER UK LOCKDOWN

Last Weeks Sessions

It was confirmed earlier this week that rehearsals were still legal in the UK under the current lockdown and as a result Kaine will continue their new album writing and rehearsals at Pioneer Music on Sunday.

RECORDING AND REHEARSAL STUDIOS ARE SET TO REMAIN OPEN DURING UK LOCKDOWN

Our session from the weekend at Pioneer Music, Colchester

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has provided information in response to a question about rehearsals and streams he said: “Arts venues are places of work, so people can come into them for work, if it cannot be undertaken from home. This includes rehearsals and performance. Audiences are not permitted.” The Musicians Union have also confirmed that recording and rehearsal studios are set to remain open during the new national Lockdown in England here.

Kaine will continue work on their new album at Pioneer Music this weekend.

NEW ALBUM WORK CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND – REHEARSAL STILL LEGAL IN ESSEX UNDER TIER 2

Last weeks sessions post tier 2

Kaine will return to work on the new album this weekend at Pioneer Music in Colchester.

Despite Essex being in Tier 2 Lockdown rehearsals for bands are still legal in the county and Pioneer is still open for business. Earlier this week the Police were called to Pioneer after a tipoff to investigate Osmium Guillotine’s rehearsal there, however all the correct COVID measures were in place and everyone was adhering to the rules so no action was taken.

Last weekend a set of new band pictures were taken by Rachel W. Photography which can be seen on her Instagram page.

REHEARSALS STILL GOING AHEAD – ESSEX STUDIOS TO REMAIN OPEN DURING TIER 2 LOCKDOWN

Last weeks rehearsals

From midnight on Saturday 17 October, Essex will move from medium to high alert level after Government agreed with Essex County Council to increase local lockdown measures following a dramatic increases of COVID-19 cases over the last few days throughout the area. Throughout the East Anglia region Norwich and North Norfolk have also seen a spike, as have places such as Ipswich, Cambridge and Saffron Walden.

However, under current guidelines recording studios as a place of work can remain open. Pioneer Music will continue to operate a COVID-19 safe environment including the wearing of masks when entering the hallways and other communal areas as well as a one way system around the building to prevent people from coming into direct contact with one another between sessions. The rehearsal rooms have already been made safe and are cleaned regularly.

Kaine will continue to rehearse while it remains legal to do so in Essex.

BACK IN THE STUDIO THIS WEEKEND + GIG UPDATE

Our last rehearsal session featuring … Stevo!

The band took a break from writing and rehearsing last weekend however Rage and Toby met to run through two brand new songs Toby has written for the album last week. This week they will be back at Pioneer Music Studio as normal tomorrow to continue work on the new album.

In other news the UK has in effect going into a light lockdown for a further 6 months due to a new spike in COVID-19 cases following the easing of restrictions in the months previous. This will mean that the band will not be playing live again until well into 2021. There are now more reported new COVID cases than at the height of the pandemic back in May, so at this stage the band is not ruling out another full lockdown which may prevent them from rehearsing and writing again in the coming weeks.

The UK’s daily coronavirus death toll will rise from 34 to 100 a day in three to four weeks’ time, an expert on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has warned.

WORK CONTINUES ON NEW ALBUM AT PIONEER + RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMANCES UPDATE

Last weeks sessions at Pioneer

Kaine will today return to Pioneer Music studio in Colchester to continue working on the 5th Kaine album. The first four songs are already being rehearsed, revised and worked on by the band with more to come in the following weeks. You can see the latest progress on the link above.

The band had also discussed a return to live performances, however with loud music still illegal in the UK following COVID-19 and new restrictions being brought in for groups of more than 6 people these plans have been postponed. Despite post-lock-down measures being put in place, the cases of COVID-19 are rising again leading to further measures being taken to stop any further spread of the disease including localised lock-downs in certain parts of the UK.

KAINE: PLANS BEING MADE TO RETURN TO PLAYING LIVE

Kaine are currently making preparations for their first live performance post lockdown with more details to be announced soon. The band hasn’t played live since March 2020 at Burr Fest.

Even as things slowly return to normal in the UK, we continue to advise anyone in the at risk group to stay away from live performances while there is still the potential to become infected with COVID-19.

Bandcamp Sale in Response to Bandcamp waiving revenue share on all sales this Friday

We will be holding a one off Bandcamp sale tomorrow in response to fees being waived by the site in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. We will be passing on these savings to you, we have many limited items that will be available to purchase which once sold out, will be gone for good and these included Kaine X items, A Crisis of Faith items, Waystone items and many more. Kaine members will get an additional discount.

We’ll still be offering free downloads to anyone currently unwell or stuck in self isolation – for details please click here – https://kaine-metal.com/2020/03/16/free-download-code-for-those-currently-in-self-isolation/

See Bandcamp’s statement below:

“The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.

It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp”

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser

https://loudwire.com/bandcamp-donate-profits-artists/