Studio Stupidity (loll)

April 3, 2013
So, after two long weekends of long days in the studio we’ve pretty much finished recording the album, and are now crushed by a sense of sudden purposelessness as we return to our other lives. At least we had the buffer of the bank holiday. There’s still plenty of work to do on the album, but logistical details of planned overdubs, edits, mixing and eq-ing aren’t interesting, so I won’t talk about them. Sunday was the last day of recording, and we invented a game which had racquets made of rope that you used almost like a sling, and...
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Spring Updates

March 22, 2013
Hello folks, after the giddy thrills of the January tour, we’ve been busy putting together exciting new projects we’d like to share with you all. First up, back in January we had a great Thursday afternoon out in the green valleys of East Kent with film-maker Raph Klatzko. He filmed us playing both our oldest and newest songs, ‘Summertimes’ and ‘V12′. They’ve just been published on our YouTube and Facebook pages. All shot in one continuous take, meandering between instruments and with really nice audio quality to match, it’s exactly the kind of thing we need. We hope you...
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Collaboration with Castles Built in Sand

February 4, 2013
After the inevitable post-tour lull, we’re very excited to unveil a new music video of Seth’s luscious remix of Jesus mi Amigo from our EP. It’s an exciting collaboration with Manchester-based film makers Huw Wahl and Insa Langhorst. Huw and Insa are two fifths of the Manchester Castles Built In Sand collective of independent film makers. The film is made up of atmospheric Super 8 footage taken around central Manchester, lo-fi in-car filming of torrential rain on a treacherous journey from Plymouth to Manchester and some explosive demolition clips taken from Robert Hughes’ renowned art history documentary, The Shock...
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Film making and the Canterbury Show

January 18, 2013
We’re on the final leg now of our grand south Eastern tour, and we’re all feeling that this is a lifestyle we could definitely get used to. Yesterday was a particularly enjoyable and productive Thursday. We ventured out into the valleys to a cosy little spread in Hastingleigh, where a friendly chap called Raph Klatzko was found doing a little mechanical maintainance under the bonnet of his car. After a warm greeting and an oily handshake, we were welcomed in for hot beverages and a selection of deli goodies we’d smuggled out of Morrisons earlier that morning. I’d never...
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Westgate-on-Sea Variety Show

January 18, 2013
As January 15th entered civil twilight, Casa del Hewson was in the midst of a sonic invasion.   A cold night and a crisply cut moon were just around the corner and Arlet had descended in force in order to hone some new material in preparation for the nights gig.  Two tunes in the bag, we step aboard the arletmobiles and made for Planet Thanet,  via Renshaw mansions to collect our tamed percussionist and an emergency cheese sandwich. The Carlton is Westgate-on-Sea’s finest family run cinema.  Not merely by default- it being the only on – but by virtue...
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Disaster on the M2. And Woodburner.

January 16, 2013
Monday 14th, 6.30pm Aidan: “Domi wants to come tomorrow…transport might be a little tricky. I mean obviously she can get a coach up…” Owen: “What? Don’t be silly…you can’t make your girlfriend take the National Express to one of your gigs…that’s ridiculous. I’ll take the coach. Might be lots of snow tomorrow, so lets not bother with trains. Could be a disaster.” Aidan: “No, as in it’s fine, she said she doesn’t mind.” Owen: “It’s not happening. I’m reading a good book at the moment anyhow, I’d actually quite like to head up separately. It’s not a problem.” Tuesday...
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The Little Albion, Broadstairs

January 14, 2013
Owen phoned and was like, what’s the deal with lifts and I was like, mate, I’m getting the train. He’s all – I’m running a bit late coming down from Manchester and my train gets into Canterbury just after three and I can’t get through to Aidan but hopefully he can pick me up from the station – and I’m like for flip sake! so I say ok, if you can’t get through to Aidan try Rosie, she must be coming via Canterbury more or less, and that’s what must have happened in the end. So I got on...
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Tour Dispatch

January 13, 2013
The Arlet EP launch tour got off to a cracking start at the Magic Garden in Battersea where even the resident cat was reported to have said it was the best Thurdsay he’s had in a good long while. We were fed and watered handsomely, saw old friends, made some new ones, and most importantly played some tunes, all to the best sound engineering we’ve ever had. Our friends from The Bakery popped along to say hello (check out their beautiful short film The Last Bookshop, accompanied by Arleteer Owen’s gorgeous soundtrack) and we were honoured to have Mr. Richard...
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New EP, Website, Blog & January Tour!

December 20, 2012
Hello and welcome to Arlet’s cosy new digital space! We now have a new website, complete with music links, photos, videos and the group blog. The first thank you for sorting this out for us, and for his continuing moral and digital support, goes to web designer and West Country powerhouse Alaric King. The yellow print of the boat which we’ve used for the website artwork and January tour poster (see below) was made by our very own Rosie Holden, inspired after a Springtime visit to Dungeness in 2011. As you potter about the pages, you may come across...
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