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 like them!

The Album Starts Now!

So right now we’re gearing up for our first recording sessions in Wicker Studios this weekend to start work on our first full-length album. The fun starts tomorrow! We’re very excited to be working with Joel and Raven from Syd Arthur, who have just come back from touring their highly successful debut record, On an On, across the UK and America. Exciting times for Syd, and amazing to see one of the current Canterbury bands breaking through. Besides recording their own album, they’ve been honing their studio craft over the last few years recording and producing the Boot Lagoon, Zoo For You and Rae, to name a few. Most recently they’ve also been working with east Kent favourites and good friends Cocos Lovers on their latest record.

This is where we'll be for the next few weekends

This is where we’ll be for the next few weekends


The studio itself has an interesting history, especially for Kate Bush fans. It was the south east London studio Bush herself put together in 1983 to record one of the greatest pop records of the 80s, the Hounds of Love. I’m not quite sure our music has the same commercial potential, or if many people are still paying money for their recorded music these days, but it’s surely a good sign. We’ll keep you updated as the record progresses.

Gigs – Folk in the Barn 10th Anniversary Party

We’ve got some nice gigs lined up for March and April, including a first booking with the Folk in the Barn promoters for their 10th anniversary party. Based in Kingston village not far from Canterbury, they put on some of the biggest folk acts from around the UK and beyond in their beautiful converted barn. We’re sharing a bill with singer-songwriter (and expert guitar maker) Alistair Atkin, who Aidan has been playing and touring with recently, harmonica genius Brendan Power, and rising Canterbury star Luke Jackson who was recently nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Should be a good night!

Woodland Residency – 14th-16th June

In other news, we’re also excited about an artists residency in a woodland space just outside Canterbury city centre from June 14th-16th. We’ll be taking an extended weekend off to spend some quality time together rehearsing and writing new music, with fireside performances on both the Saturday and Sunday nights. On the Saturday night, we’re very excited to beĀ  supporting The Orchestra That Fell To Earth, a new instrumental ensemble made up of former Penguin Cafe Orchestra musicians. Then we’ll have another day of playing and writing on the Sunday before another performance in the recently constructed pinetum amphitheatre. If you’re interested in coming drop us a line at info@arlet.co.uk or just use the contact page of our website, and we’ll put you down. There is a strict 50 person capacity for this event, so book early to get your place by the fire.

That’s about it for now. We’ve almost sold out of the limited edition EPs, but still a few left. We’ll have to get some more made…

Thanks for your support!