Fastway are about to make a glorious return to action with a new album titled 'Dog Eat Dog' now completed and on the way.
The band, Fast Eddie Clarke (guitars), Toby Jepson (lead vocals and bass guitar) and Matt Eldridge (drums) have completed recording and mixing and Eddie and Toby have spoken about the process on Eddie's official site. You can read the complete story by clicking here.
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The album was recorded at The Chapel in Lincolnshire, produced bt Eddie and Toby and engineered by Ewan Davies who Eddie says "has x-ray hearing!"
Eddie recalls how they tried to stick to the demo's as much as possible. "There were some great moments that we really did not want to lose. We did not want encounter like that well known head fuck Demo Fever, which is where you re-record the tracks and they never sound quite as good as the demo.
"The songs didn't dissapoint. 'Deliver Me' was sounding awesome and the end of 'Fade Out' blew us away. The new songs, which on the demo had no final arrangement, were sounding better than we could have hoped for. The rehearsals had really paid off.
"Toby's vocals were really working well with the new guitar parts and the worries we had about the unknown tracks washed away as they were played back at 1000 watts...
"No recording is trouble free. I think in reality you do not want it to be. We had our moments but as recordings go this one went pretty smoothly.
"Toby's voice held up well and his bass playing was spot on.
"I have to say the rough mixes were sounding incredible, which is rare. Normally you get home and you're not sure. 'Maybe this could be better' and 'that's not right'. The kind of self doubt creeps in.
"Well not this time. The tracks sounded great - yes, there were some things that definitely could have been done different and some things maybe could have been better but the overall thing was rocking and that's what we wanted."
News on the album's release will be announced on Eddie's official site.