At Banco Towers there is a sense of great relief and satisfaction at the year about to end: as well as finally moving house after a succession of hiccups and hold ups, plus building a brand new studio out the back of the new house, we managed to get the majority of the back catalogue repackaged and online. While I know the latter does not have the allure of new material, it had become imperative to look after the past so that I could move forward, knowing it was available and properly represented at last. Your support for these re-releases throughout the year was heart warming, with the comments on Facebook and elsewhere meaning a great deal to me and I thank you for that.
You will be happy (I hope!) to hear that new music is in the pipeline: I
won't jinx the project by giving you a month but hopefully 2012 will
see the first new Banco studio album since 2006.
a live recording of a set at Sankey's Soap in Manchester from back in
1997, when we were a 5-piece live band. Alex from Tarquins Live recorded
it from the audience and I've re-mastered it a bit: it's a bootleg so
please don't expect pristine quality but it's quite fun, nonetheless.
You can download this for free by entering your email address (I know we
have it already but we couldn't work out any other way of giving this
recording away just to our fans).
We will be in touch in the new year about gigs and releases, and until
then I wish you a very Happy Christmas / Hannukah / Kwanzaa / Winterval /
Holidays / Humbug / Whatever.