Saturday, 1 August 2009


I am back in London, after a much needed week out of the big smoke. We went on an exciting road trip which took us through Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall. We saw Britain from it's very best sides. The wild rugged yet green and inviting Tors of Dartmoor, from which you can see the sea by Plymouth 30 miles away. Lands End, the end, or the beginning as the locals might have it, of Britain. The stunning coast line of Cornwall, surprisingly well suited for surfing.
But now I am back in my home planted forest of music instruments, my battle field, my sanctuary.
I am a bit more than half way through recording the album (I think), but there's still a lot of work to do. I really had not imagined that it would be so much work to make it. But it is. I think it will be good though and there is nothing else I aspire to do more in my life right now than this. Though sometimes struggling with adolescent impatience and "too much homework" feeling, I will keep working hard till it is done. Maybe another month before mixing starts.

I have got to go. Matt is coming over to record for the rest of the afternoon and night. Just a quick game of tennis before. Last weeks score: Matt vs Soren 6-3 3-6 3-6. Yes.


Wednesday, 1 July 2009


This week I am working in Soho (Klak Tik is not quite providing enough income to live off yet, haha), and what better place to be working than for Sony Playstation! It's a wicked modern office in the heart of Soho so jammed full of action figures and random toys, digital as well as physical, and swarming with kids with beards or stubble. Everyone seems to love what they do here (no wonder, there's a soft drink vending machine where you just press vend without putting money in, and a next level hot drink dispenser which knocks out a killer hot chocolate in 16 seconds. There's a timer).

Anyway, I suspect by the end of the week I will be gagging to get back to my creaky floorboards and dusty green teas, back to the recording of the album. 
A small injection of normal life isn't too bad though, I think I was going a bit stir crazy after a full month at the flat, or should I say, IN MY HEAD...

Gigs in July: 

15th at the Brittannia in Victoria park village

25th at the Spice of Life. Matt's as well as my parent attending that one, so expect a clean family orientated performance without the usual onstage debauchery.

Monday, 1 June 2009


oh yeah, only two gigs booked at the moment.

20th of June at the Spice of Life in London. Just a small acoustic performance where Matt, John and myself will be playing a bunch of new songs from the upcoming album.

21st of June at the Big Session Festival in Leicester. I think about mid day on the Orange tree stage.


Not enough letters in the alphabet

Just checking in. We've started recording the new album. The first few tracks are done, and we're super pleased so far. Recording is fun, even when the weather is stunning outside. I originally thought these recording would become more acoustic and folky then their predecessors, but now it looks more like the pseudo orchestral feel that some of the old songs have is the way forward.

I am hoping we'll finish some time over summer and have the album ready in a couple of months. I seriously can't wait.

I wish you and the rest of the world a very happy summer. Even if you live in Ireland, or in the Southern hemisphere and summer is 6 months away...


Monday, 9 March 2009

Band rehearsing

This is a somewhat blurry version of what it looks like when Klak Tik is rehearsing. The smiling is only because someone is taking a picture, mind.

The trumpets usually play into the wardrobe. A way to control the volume of the trumpets, and the trumpeters themselves.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Loose and firm

So, the last few months have been spent getting the full band together and learning songs, new and old. There's eight of us now. Who would have thought I'd manage to get that many people together. I am very happy with how it's going, the band is a good mix of band orientated musicians and orchestral ones.
A couple of weeks ago we played our third gig, the first one with all eight of us. It felt like a goal reached for me. Hopefully there will be many more.

Apart from that I have been writing lots of new songs. We are planning to record and release a mini-album of maybe 6 or 7 songs in which Chris will be playing vibraphone instead of drums (it sounds magical!). They will be slightly less arranged, more intimate songs, recorded live in Padangle house (my flat).

Apart from that I have been busy shooting pics on my Lomo. I will upload a few samples as soon as I get my hands on a scanner.

My amp is buzzing for me to get back to playing, and I know well to obey it's call.

Sorenious HonkyBonk

Friday, 6 February 2009

Amazing. A Klak Tik snowman made by William. Guess who it's supposed to look like.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Gigs booked

Friday 30th January 8pm - Spice of Life, London
Thursday 19th October 8pm - The Slaughtered Lamb, London