‘New Album’ is where a band or artist answers some questions about their latest release. Up next is Andrew London from new group ‘Too Many Chiefs’, which comprises the joint talent of Laura Collins, Rob Joass, Andrew London and Wayne Mason.
When/where was the new album recorded?
The Surgery, Wellington,
Who produced/engineered the album? How did the tracks come together in the studio, or at home?
Lee Prebble engineer. Produced by all four members of Too many Chiefs. We had three tracks each and oversaw the production of our own songs.
How did the songwriting happen? Are there any overall themes within the songs/album?
Songs all written by four songwriters individually; some recently, some many years ago. The songs represent our live show where we select our favourite originals and contribute to each other’s songs; sometimes swapping instruments. The oldest song we perform is Wayne Mason’s ’Nature’ from 1969.
Were you going for a different sound/approach on this album?
We wanted the recording to represent what happens when we perform live.
Was there any specific gear you used to capture that?
No; just our own acoustic instruments.
Is there a particular single/track that you feel captures the essence of the album?
The first track is fairly representative. Wayne Mason wrote it around 2015 and plays acoustic guitar. Rob Joass plays bass, Andrew London plays lead guitar (arch top Hofner) and Laura Collins adds vocal harmony.
Is there a physical copy available? If not which digital platforms is it available on?
Physical CDs and digital downloads available from Bandcamp.com.
Are you working on a video/videos for any of the songs?