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.
Tonight the UK Musicians Union has confirmed that studios that are Covid-19 safe can continue to offer both rehearsals and recording sessions under the new national lockdown. This means we will continue to write and rehearse our new album at Pioneer Music for the duration of the lockdown while remaining as safe as possible throughout the process.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
As we’ve had a few enquires as to where certain merch items are we thought it would be best to make a clear statement as to whats happening with the band during the Covid 19 lock down here in the UK.
- All shows are cancelled unless stated otherwise by the venue
- The Waystone EP recording is suspended due to the closure of the recording studios due to Covid 19
- Rehearsals are also cancelled due to the studios being shut due to the Covid 19 lock down
- Posting items is more difficult due to limited times and items being taken by the UK Post Office
- New album writing rehearsals have also been suspended although we’re collaborating between ourselves from home working on songs for the new album
We are sorry for the delays and we’re doing our best. We’ll finish the EP and get the CD’s to you as soon as we can but the studios are simply closed at the moment and we cannot get in to finish recording it, let alone mix and master it. We’ve not even seen each other in person since March 13th 2020.
On items you have ordered some have been posted already but please bare with us on the delays – the Post Office is only working a small number of hours, has limited staff and will not always take our items as they are not a priority. You will get everything you have ordered ASAP. You will have digital copy’s of everything you have ordered to enjoy on the bandcamp app.
In the meantime please stay inside and stay safe,