New single ‘Freeze’ released this Sunday (20.12.20)

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The Nick Gladdish Band are finally releasing the second single from our upcoming album, Last One Get The Lights, after a little over two months of recording, overdubbing, mixing and mastering!

The song is called Freeze, and will be available via all the usual online streaming outlets such as Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer, etc…

This record has been delayed because of COVID19. The first lead single for this album was released last year! But somehow, in the middle of a pandemic (and adhering to social distancing rules), we managed to get the other ten tracks compeleted. I can’t wait to start sharing them with you!

In fact, after you’ve searched for Nick Gladdish and found the song, why not save him / follow him? We’ll have a new single coming out on the last Friday of the month for the first part of 2021, until the album Last One Get The Lights is released in April or May!

Listen to the first single, Blurry Lines, here on Spotify.

Back in the studio (part 4)

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The final piece of the album is now in place. Backing vocalist Shannon Powell has added her amazing talents to the new Nick Gladdish Band album.

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Shannon’s vocal prowess would do well to check out her project YUMA (a collaboration with NG Band drummer & producer John Timney)

Cover art

Nick also revealed the main painting being used for the album cover, created by Kristin Designs

Album cover art for ‘Last One Get The Lights’

Next steps

We’ve already reviewed the ‘first pass’ of the mixed tracks, and discussed changes. The second attempt is currently ongoing, now with Shannon’s vocals added, which gives us the full picture. To my ears, these tracks need very little fixing now. Most of the big tweaks & redos have already been taken care of.

Once the mixing is finalised, the next step is mastering the overall album. After this, the first single can be released. Details to follow soon…

At the same time, the cover art and lyric booklet are being designed and formatted. However, this is a slightly less pressing issue because the album won’t be released until the start of 2021.

Earlier installments in this mini series

More updates as they happen…

Back in the studio (part 3)

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Last night, we got the final session of tracking done (on a new album for The Nick Gladdish Band), with a day left until lockdown #2 comes into effect across the UK.

Nick met drummer & producer John Timney at TRAXX Studios in North Tyneside for five hour. They didn’t just tracked all the vocal parts to the band songs. They also recorded the two solo songs which will ‘bookend’ the album.

Now comes the mixing…

I’ve already heard a few early mixes on a couple of the songs. Even in their rough, unmastered state, they sound rather promising. As always, I’ll keep you updated as the record progresses…