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PHOTO DIARY: IN THE STUDIO WITH KINGSWOOD

The Tales of G.C.Townes is out now!

Image: Michelle Grace Hunder.

Melbourne four-piece Kingswood have shared their sixth studio album, The Tales of G.C.Townes. To celebrate the release, the band are taking us behind-the-scenes of their time spent working on the record.


Kingswood will continue their national tour in Fremantle tonight, before taking their live show to Margaret River, Bunbury, Albury, Launceston, Heybridge, Hobart, Tamworth, Alice Springs, Darwin, Bendigo and Geelong.



I love this photo, I can’t even recall who took it, but it captures the essence of recording this album. We had no schedule, no start or finish time, we just lived on a ranch at the foot of Mt Tamborine and enjoyed life, and when inspiration struck, we went into the studio. 



Whenever we record we like to enhance our surroundings to help create an environment best suited to the feeling of a song or record. For this album we always had old westerns playing silently in the tracking and console room. 



Here we we Josh, Al and Guus having a good old laugh in the lounge area of my caravan. We’d often end up here after a day in the studio. Very good times. 



Forgive the lack of ‘studio pics’. We are generally a phones down in the studio band but that does mean we never end up with many pics. The ranch had many beautiful horses that we got to know over our time there. Often in the mornings before we got to work. It was always nice to take a break from the band and go for a walk and talk to the horses.

 


Found one, here I am looking pretty tired during a vocal, I think Glass Half Full. This is one of my favorite places, I love the recording process and getting into character if need be. Our process is never the same, sometimes we sit and take about the song to get there, sometimes we lie down and but bricks on the chest to limit breathing, sometimes we get very drunk very quickly, sometimes it takes one or two takes and it’s immediately there. 



Here is Al being our producer chef, cooking up beautiful tones. 



Here is Al being our Chef chef, cooking up beautiful food 



The Tales of G.C.Townes is out now!


KINGSWOOD LIVE

CRY BABY FEST

Wednesday 27 December Mojo’s Fremantle Tickets

Thursday 28 December The River Margaret River Tickets

Friday 29 December Froth Craft Brewery Bunbury Tickets

Saturday 30 December Six Degrees Albury Tickets

Thursday 4 January The Royal Oak Launceston Tickets

Friday 5 January Blythe Park Heybridge Tickets

GOOD GUMNUTS FESTIVAL

Saturday 6 January Altar Hobart Tickets

Thursday 25 January Tamworth Hotel Tamworth Tickets

Friday 2 February Alice Springs Brewing Company Alice Springs Tickets

Saturday 3 February Mayberry Darwin Tickets

Friday 9 February All Seasons Hotel Bendigo Tickets

Saturday 10 February Wool Exchange Geelong Tickets


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