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YO! this is craig here from Moral Dilemma.
So we finally decided to join tumblr, don’t ask why, I guess it just looked like a good platform to keep you up to date with everything we’ve been up too, as there will be a shit load of things to announce in the upcoming months including videos, photos and all manor of other things and stuff!
This is the first blog we’ve ever done, so please excuse my poor grammar and spelling mistakes etc.
We have been ridiculously busy balancing touring with writing and rehearsing songs for our new album.
We probably won’t be touring again until we finish the album, which should be all wrapped up around the beginning of October.
This record is shaping up to be the best one yet. I know how much of a clichéd statement that is, but to put it into perspective I wrote around 20 songs, which didn’t even make it to the rehearsal room, and we have written, and demoed, 14 new tracks, not including “bigger cages, longer chains” and “spare the vote spoil the ballot” from the bigger cages ep (which if you haven’t checked out yet, you really should, give it a listen here: moraldilemma.bandcamp.com) both tracks will feature on the new record.
So to be blunt, we have been militant about getting the absolute best tracks for this album to make a record that is great beginning to end and makes sense listening too it in sequence rather than just half a track on spotify, which seems to be the sad growing trend these days, amongst a generation of kids who’s experience of a band is expected to be two to four and a half minutes long as apposed to a forty five minutes plus long album.
This is something we’ve never really done, our first album was our set at the time, and “Agree To Disagree” was basically the next ten songs that we wrote, so you can imagine that we’re very excited and very passionate about what we’re doing.
There are a lot of different influences, and vibes on this record, and a clear progression, but ultimately it still sounds like us. We’re not taking “ a radical new direction” or any such nonsense, this isn’t “experimental” it’s a natural progression, there will be plenty of loud and fast songs (hey it is a moral dilemma record) but there will also be a lot more dynamic, I can’t really say much without giving anything away, just think outside of the straight forward punk rock spectrum, if you’ve seen us live this year, you may have a rough idea of a few of the tracks, but there’s a good few we haven’t played live yet. Some we’re not even sure if we’ll be able to play live.
The approach has been the same as ever, we just get into a room with no fixed idea, and no desire to sound like a specific band, style, or genre, and just go at it until we agree that it sounds cool in an attempt to make sure our music doesn’t sound contrived and its definitely working.
As far as production goes, we’ll be recording again with Peter Miles, the man who has produced both of our previous albums, as well as : We Are The Ocean, Sonic Boom Six, king Blues etc etc . Only this time we’re going in for a week as apposed to “Right To Remain Silent” which was done in 19 hours, and “Agree To Disagree” which was done in 3 days.
There’s a lot of crazy ideas floating about, and there will probably be a few more different instruments on the record besides just guitar, drums, bass and vocals.
We’re all very excited to share what we have essentially been working on for the past two years.
Keep an eye out on here for video updates which we should have up every month or so, and please spread the word to your mates, or anyone you think should hear our band.
Finally, we’re still trying to pay for this mother fucker, so if you fancy helping us out, head over to the big cartel pages here: moraldilemma.bigcartel.com OR moraldilemmabundles.bigcartel.com
and buy yourself something nice, as whilst distribution of music has become dirt cheap, recording is anything but, and we are broke a fuck!
This page also has an “ask” button which looks like it could be fun. So please, knock yourself out and start asking us questions and we’ll do our best to answer them .
thanks for reading
Take it easy… but take it!